Wrestling is taking over.
It was announced earlier today that yet another top level collegiate wrestler will join the ranks of professional mixed martial arts (MMA). Former Penn State University (PSU) and Arizona State University (ASU) wrestler Bubba Jenkins is scheduled to make his MMA debut at Tachi Palace Fights 11 in Lemoore, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2011.
Jenkins will take on fellow newcomer Chris Huerta, who will also be making his MMA debut.
During his time at PSU, Jenkins amassed a record of 73-21 before transferring to ASU for his senior year. In his final year (2010-2011), Jenkins went 21-3, defeating previously unbeaten David Taylor for the championship.
Jenkins is perhaps looking to travel down the path blazed by another ASU alum, Cain Velasquez, following the heavyweight champion out to San Jose to ensure his transition to MMA is equally as successful.
Jenkins, who joined American Top Team (ATT) in June, will debut as a lightweight, but has been said to be interested in moving to the featherweight division after his initial fight.
On the same card as Jenkins' debut, Ian McCall will defend his belt against former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) fighter Will Campuzano in the main event. MMAmania.com will have updates on Jenkins' MMA progress, as well as information about the Tachi Palace Fights 11 card as news develops.
What do you think, Maniacs? Are you intrigued?