Jeff Monson (31-9, 2 KO’s, 20 Submissions) vs. Travis Fulton (191-45-11, 61 KO’s, 124 Submissions) – MMA Heavyweight Fight
Live on www.NESportsTV.com PPV December 12, 2009
$9.95 USD (International Conversion Rates Apply)
Birmingham, AL – Former UFC Heavyweight title challenger Jeff Monson (31-9, 2 KO’s, 20 Submissions) will headline an NESportsTV.com mixed martial arts broadcast on Saturday night December 12th as he takes on 247 fight veteran Travis Fulton (191-45-11, 61 KO’s, 124 Submissions) live from Birmingham, Alabama.
The semi main event special attraction will pit Grammy Award Winning Rapper Coolio against aspiring actor Eric Martinez in a kickboxing match.
The fights will stream live on NESportsTV.com for a cost of $9.95. It will also be archived online for on demand viewing afterwards following the event for the same price.
Jeff Monson, a native of Olympia, Washington, is a former UFC and Pride fighter who owns victories over current UFC “Ultimate Fighter” contestant Roy Nelson and former UFC heavyweight champ Ricco Rodriguez. He challenged for the UFC heavyweight title in 2006 losing a 5 round decision to Tim Sylvia and went the distance against UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell in 2000.
His opponent, Travis Fulton, is a career fighter who has competed in 247 pro MMA bouts and 38 pro boxing matches. A resident of Cedar Falls, Iowa, he’s competed against former world champions Forrest Griffin, Rich Franklin, and Ricco Rodriguez. Fulton has wins over current “Ultimate Fighter” contestant Wes Sims and has fought to draws with UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn and former two time UFC title challenger Jeremy Horn.
Coolio, who’s straight out of Compton, will make his kickboxing debut after fellow rapper DMX pulled out of his originally scheduled bout with Martinez. In the 1990′s he rose to fame due to his hit songs “Gangstas Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage”. Most recently he’s appeared on his own TV series “Coolio Rules” and appeared on “The Today Show” earlier this month in a culinary segment telling viewers how to make “turkey soul rolls” in time for Thanksgiving.
Eric Martinez is an aspiring actor based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He appeared in the movie “Love Lies Bleeding” starring Christian Slater.
www.NESportsTV.com is a sports video on demand website launched this past June. Since its inception, the site has already showcased some of the best boxing has to offer including: heavyweight contender Brian Minto, Irish Middleweight John Duddy, former world title challenger Elvin Ayala and 2008 U.S. Olympic alternate Danny O’Connor. Monson vs. Fulton will be the sites first foray into mixed martial arts.