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Jeff Monson eyes Fedor – first must get past Travis Fulton on Saturday

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 December 12, 2009 7:30PM ET / 4:30 PM PT (Tentative)

$9.95 USD (International Conversion Rates Apply)

Podcast interview with Jeff Monson can be listened to on the Monson vs. Fulton events page on NESportsTV.com

Birmingham, AL – Former UFC Heavyweight title challenger Jeff Monson (31-9, 2 KO’s, 20 Submissions) is eyeing a return to the big leagues and a potential fight with top ranked MMA heavyweight Fedor Emelianko.

However, in order to get there he must face a stiff assignment when he meets 13 year MMA veteran Travis Fulton (191-45-11, 61 KO’s) this Saturday night on www.NESportsTV.com. The fight will be shown as an online PPV for $9.95 USD (International Conversion Rates Apply). It will be available both live and on demand afterwards.

“Most of the guys I fight I have the experience advantage on and obviously he’s had close to 300 fights, so that’s not the case in this scenario.” Said Monson about his opponent this Saturday.

“He’s a strong boxer and puncher”, Monson would add, “and he’s got a bunch of submissions.”

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 in MMA. He has wins over recent “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.

As a professional boxer, Fulton has fought contenders such as Brian Minto, Chazz Witherspoon, Lou Savarese, and Rob Calloway. His boxing record is 14-24, with all 14 of his wins coming by way of knockout.

While not taking Fulton lightly, Monson is hoping to either return to the UFC someday or sign with Strikeforce. Monson defeated “Ultimate Fighter” winner Roy Nelson earlier this year. He also has wins over former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez and Pride Veteran Kazuyuki Fujita.

“We’re talking to Strikeforce right now and the hope is that at the end of the year to sign with them and have that match-up (against Fedor)”, said Monson, “that’s a fight I think I can win and it would be dream match-up for me.”

But first, Monson must beat Travis Fulton this Saturday on www.NESportsTV.com.

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  • Adam

    Fedor is my favorite fighter and I think Monson is actually a bad match up against him. If Fedor can’t defend the takedowns he better hope he can get a one punch KO or that Monson gasses out cause he wont be able to submit Monson.

  • http://promma.info Richard Anderson Mann

    How is Monson going to fight in Alabama on Friday and then in Brazil on Saturday? I think one of his commitments is going to be broken. I’m afraid it will be this one.

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