King of Kombat Komes Back
MMA at the Crockett center to see championship bout
By Richard Whittaker,
2:20PM, Fri. Mar. 28, 2008
Austin's freshest MMA promotion, King of Kombat, is gearing up for its next big event: World War III at the Crockett Center on April 5.
The 11-bout card will kick off with the return of Garrett Bennett, who sloughed off his rookie loss with a lightning-fast submission win over Britton Lufkin back in November. He could face a serious challenge from Louis Sims Jr., an experienced freestyler who still has to get an MMA win. A lot of attention will also be on James "Duece" King Jr, whose three-round slobberknocker against Sherif Ghaly was one of November's stand-out momemts: he'll be facing off against Huntsville's Lane Yarbrough's jiu-jitsu-based offense.
But the highlight of the night could be the WCCF welterweight championship bout between Kamal Shalorus and Jeff Davis. Globe-trotting amateur all-star Shalorus, now based in Austin, brings a 5-0 undefeated MMA record up against Oklahoman wrestler Davis. But don't let Davis' 12-4 career fool you: those defeats were all early in his career.
See below for full card:
Garrett Bennett (Austin, TX) VS Louis Sims Jr. (Waco, TX)
Edwin Figueroa (El Salvador) VS Chris Kuntschik (San Marcos, TX)
Conan Cano from (Corpus Christi, TX) VS Chidi Njoku (Plano, TX)
Randy Vera (Austin, TX) VS Adrian Sanchez (San Antonio, TX)
Kristopher Flores (Austin, TX) VS Jared Hess (Edmond, OK)
Ryan Larson (Austin, TX) VS Maxwell Smith (Aurora, CO)
Duece King (Austin, TX) VS Lane Yarbrough (Hunstville, TX)
Brandon McDowell (Austin, TX) VS Patrick Miller (Temple, TX)
Mathew Thompson (Austin, TX) VS Chris Guillen (Amarillo, TX)
WCCF King of Kombat welterweight title bout
Kamal Shalorus (United Kingdom) VS Jeff Davis (United States)