Adrenaline MMA IV is set to go down this Friday, Sept. 18, from the Mid-American Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and will air LIVE on HDNet starting at 10 PM ET.
The stacked mixed martial arts event will be headlined by two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia, looking to rebound from a nine-second knockout loss to Ray Mercer last June when he takes on former Canadian Football League standout Jason Riley.
In the night's co-main event, Houston Alexander will try to snap a three fight losing streak against the hard-hitting journeyman Sherman Pendergarst.
Alexander — who received permission from the UFC to compete outside the promotion and expects to return to the Octagon later this year — admits he has spent very little time on his plan for the fight. But he is equally, if not more excited for the opportunity to appear on a card where local talent gets showcased.
Granted, by the looks of the card, the local talent will have its work cut out for them. Omaha’s Alonzo Martinez, a veteran of the Bellator Fighting Championships shown on ESPN-Deportes, will face Adrenaline MMA veteran Ryan Williams of Chicago. Two-fight UFC vet Chad Reiner of Omaha will face five-fight UFC veteran Forrest Petz of Ohio.
Here is the Adrenaline IV complete line up:
Tim Sylvia (24-5) vs. Jason Riley (6-1)
Houston Alexander (8-4) vs. Sherman Pendergarst (11-13)
Main card (televised):
Chad Reiner (19-8) vs. Forrest Petz (13-7)
Alonzo Martinez (23-10) vs. Ryan Williams (10-4)
Jeremy Lang (15-1) vs. Matt Delanoit (13-6)
Joe Vedepo (9-2) vs. Webster Farris (1-0)
Jimmy Siepel (1-0) vs. Bob Tuttle (1-0)
Todd Meneely (0-0) vs. Corey McDonald (1-1)
Dustin Smith (5-0) vs. Marcos Marquez (3-0)
Matt Bentley (4-2) vs. Danny Black (7-5)
John Hansen (10-2) vs. Gregg Van der Creek (4-1)
Dakota Cochrane (6-0) vs. Bill Holcombe (12-4)
Ryan Shell (15-4) vs. Robert Rojas (13-1)
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