Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) reported on Sunday that Canadian MMA promotion Warrior One(W-1) had signed Pride and UFC veteran Denis Kang (32-12-1) to an exclusive multi-fight contract, and would be fighting on the upcoming “Bad Blood” card on March 20 in Montreal, Quebec Canada. W-1 confirmed today Kang’s opponent will be MMA pioneer Vernon “Tiger” White (26-33-2).
White, now 38-years-old, made his pro MMA debut way back in 1993 at “Pancrase: Yes, We are Hybrid Wrestlers 1“, in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan. A couple of guys by the name of Ken Shamrock and Bas Rutten were also on that card. Since then, White has gone on to fight pretty much everyone who is anyone (and most in-between) in the world of MMA. It would probably be easier to list the organizations he did not fight in, as well as the fighters he did not fight.
As much respect as “Tiger” White is due, one can not overlook the fact he holds a losing record, and to pretend this fight between he and Kang will be competitive would not be fair. Having said that, he did choke out Sam Hoger back in 2007 at “IFL: Moline”. That was White’s most recent significant victory. He is 4-6 in his last ten fights.
Along with the Kang vs. White fight announcement, W-1 has also confirmed that Team Tompkins fighter, Chris “The Menace” Clements (5-3) will be fighting former UFC welterweight champion Carlos “The Ronin” Newton (15-13) in the co-main event.
Clements is coming off a victory over Mark Blackburn at “Ringside MMA: Rage Fighting” last March, and Newton is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Shonie Carter at “W-1: High Voltage” this past October. It will be Newton’s third fight for W-1.
“W-1: Bad Blood” will take place at the Pierre Charbonneau Centre in Montreal, Quebec Canada on Saturday March 20th, 2010.