Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA): MMA Fight Pit: “Genesis” co-main event fighter Jens “Lil’ Evil” Pulver will appear today (Thursday, August 11) on G4TV’s “Attack of the Show.” The program airs at 4 PM PT/7 PM ET…check your local listings for broadcast info. In the segment, “Attack of the Show” correspondent Blair Butler heads to Jens’ training camp at Curran Martial Arts just outside of Chicago. Butler gets put through the ringer by Jens, as he attempts to keep up with “Lil’ Evil” in training for his fight this Saturday, August 13th in New Mexico at MMA Fight Pit: “Genesis,” which is also being broadcast live on Pay-Per-View. It’s a high-impact segment that fight fans will certainly be entertained by.
Jens “Lil’ Evil” Pulver (24-15-1) is a bona fide legend whose place in MMA history is secure. The battles he’s waged in both the ring and the cage with the likes of Joe “Daddy” Stevenson, Din Thomas, John Lewis, Caol Uno, Dennis “Superman” Hallman, Takanori Gomi, Hayato “Mach” Sakurai, Urijah Faber, and B.J. Penn, who he beat for the UFC® lightweight strap, helped put the lightweight class on the map. With 19 combined appearances in the UFC®, WEC®, and PRIDE, “Lil’ Evil,” currently a member of Team Curran alongside Jeff Curran, Pat Curran, and Bart Palaszewski, is considered one of the most exciting and popular lightweight fighters of all time. He’s gone through a rough stretch in recent years, but has won two of his last three bouts, and is looking to continue his winning ways at “Genesis.” Facing a local competitor like Wheeler, Pulver knows the deck is stacked against him.
Standing on the other side of the cage this Saturday will be New Mexico favorite Coty “Ox” Wheeler (14-3). Another veteran of the WEC®, Wheeler has finished 13 of his 14 victims, with ten submissions, and has only been stopped once in his career. The 32 year-old “Ox” is a member of Jackson’s MMA, which is one of the top gyms in all of MMA. An Albuquerque native, Wheeler is Native American, and is known for his displays of pride in his heritage. A grappling guru, the bantamweight has bounced back after two losses in the WEC®, winning his last two bouts. At “Genesis,” “Ox” will look to get the biggest win of his career in his tilt with a legend.
In addition to the Pulver-Wheeler bout, the MMA Fight Pit: Genesis” PPV broadcast will feature five other electrifying bouts, including a highly-anticipated light heavyweight war between former UFC® competitors Houston “The Assassin” Alexander and “Razor” Razak Al-Hassan in the main event. Four other exciting bouts will also be featured on the PPV broadcast, including a lightweight battle between The Ultimate Fighter® (TUF®) season eight alum Junie “Lunatik” Browning and New Mexico native Jacob Clark; a middleweight clash between TUF® season 11 competitor Jamie Yager and undefeated Jackson MMA product “Slick” Willie Parks; and a heavyweight collision between tough veteran Prince Mclean and knockout machine Tyler “The Beast” East. In addition, an exciting women’s bout between Angelica Diaz and Diana Rael will take place on the PPV portion of the card.
The full fight card for MMA Fight Pit: “Genesis” includes:
Main card (PPV)
205 lbs. – Houston Alexander (12-6-0-2) vs. Razak Al-Hassan (11-3)
145 lbs. – Coty Wheeler (14-3) vs. Jens Pulver (24-15-1)
155 lbs. – Junie Browning (4-4) vs. Jacob Clark (7-3)
185 lbs. – Jamie Yager (3-2) vs. Willie Parks (4-0)
205+ lbs. – Tyler East (9-3) vs. Prince Mclean (6-6)
105 lbs. – Angelica Chavez (4-0) vs. Diana Rael (2-1)
145 lbs. – Conrad Padilla (2-0) vs. Guy Youell (1-1)
145 lbs. – Josh Montoya (6-6) vs. Jason Sampson (7-0)
170 lbs. – TBD vs. Sean Spencer (6-0)
185 lbs. – Rocky Ramirez (3-1-1) vs. Mark Lujan (0-0)