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The Sword
03-18-2010, 01:17 PM
"Cocky and stocky submission specialist Jeff Monson (32-9) has agreed to make his Xtreme Kombat League (XKL) debut opposite heavyweight prospect Scott Barrett (9-1) at the promotion's inaugural event scheduled for March 20 at the Convocation Center from the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

Our amigos over at ULTMMA.com confirmed the pending match up earlier today.

Since his departure from the UFC, Monson has performed quite well against quality competition in lesser known events. In fact, the self-described anarchist has won seven of his last eight fights following a loss to Josh Barnett back in 2008.

After stealing a controversial unanimous decision victory against Roy "Big Country" Nelson at "March Badness," Monson made short work of Russian gladiator Sergei Kharitonov at DREAM 8, forcing the Russian to tap with a north-south choke early into round one.

Star-divide

The American Top Team (ATT) product also made headlines when he tossed his name into the hat to fight Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction: "Trilogy" on Aug. 1 when Josh Barnett was scratched because of a positive test for steroids.

"The Snowman" was last seen stepping in "Doo Doo," when he managed to squeak past John Brown via split decision at the 5150 Combat League event just last month.

Standing in his way is Barrett, who was one punch away from the end of his mixed martial arts career in November 2008 after suffering a detached retina while training for a December fight with Donavin Hawkey in South Africa.

The former wrestler underwent surgery to repair his ocular injury and returned to action, winning three of his next four contests and finishing all three of those victims by way of TKO. A victory over a well-traveled veteran like Monson would be a major statement from this talented up-and-comer.

XKL: "Evolution" will also feature a 155-pound bout between former Ultimate Fighter Corey Hill as he takes on Mark Holst for the XKL lightweight championship. Former UFC competitors Vinny Magalhaes and Ricco Rodriguez are also expected to appear.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more updates to the upcoming "Evolution" card as they develop."

Jeff Monson returns on March 20 against Scott Barrett at XKL: 'Evolution' - MMA Mania (http://www.mmamania.com/2010/2/17/1315123/jeff-monson-returns-on-march-20)

TBEAR
03-18-2010, 02:03 PM
I like Jeff, he is hell on the ground. Nice find

xrjxarsonx
03-20-2010, 04:47 PM
ive always liked jeff too, i think he has a lot of potential.
does anyone know what he has been weighing in at lately?(haven't followed him much in the indy promotions)

if he could cut to 205 he'd be a beast. i think he has the tools for heavy weight he's just gives up a lot with the reach disadvantage.

Dsm634
03-23-2010, 01:35 PM
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if he could cut to 205 he'd be a beast. i think he has the tools for heavy weight he's just gives up a lot with the reach disadvantage.

True, very true. He's much too big to make 205 though, no way he drops a weight class at this point in his career.
War Snowman!

Fedorlei Gomipierre
03-23-2010, 02:35 PM
I'm pretty sure he was a late scratch from this event.

m1ckeykn0x
03-24-2010, 02:48 AM
ive always loved the snowman.

The Sensational One
03-24-2010, 02:58 AM
I wonder why he isn't fighting in Strikeforce? IO wouldn't mind having him come back to the UFC either.