DALLAS (April 15, 2010) HDNet will broadcast “HDNet Fights: Mark Burnett Presents King of the Cage – Bad Boys Too” LIVE from Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan this Friday, April 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
The main event of the evening features three-time NCAA wrestling champion Jake Rosholt (7-2) facing veteran Jeremy Horn (84-19-5) in a 195-pound catch-weight bout. Rosholt is looking to get back on track after a 1-2 run in the UFC. Horn is one of the toughest and most experienced fighters in the sport and promises to offer a stiff test to one of MMA's most heralded prospects.
“Jeremy Horn has found a way to win 84 times – it will be an interesting test for Jake Rosholt at this point in his career,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “Also, the rest of the card offers fans a chance to see the next generation of MMA stars.”
In the co-main event of the evening, Rosholt's “Team Takedown” teammate David Shepherd (4-0 with 4 submissions) defends his KOTC Lightweight title against Detroit's own Dom O'Grady (8-2).
In other action, submission expert Joe Doerksen (43-12) looks to expand his four fight win streak as he takes on Chad Herrick (6-4), and Daron Cruickshank (3-0) meets Jason Holmes (6-1). Plus Ben Lagman (5-1) takes on Angelo Popofski (13-7) and Waylon Lowe (7-2) meets Steve Berger (21-19-2).
A previously announced bout between former boxing heavyweight champion Ray Mercer and Ron Sparks was a late scratch from the card due to an injury suffered by Mercer.