Moosin expect Chicago return with a Kimbo vs Pudzianowski headlinerPosted on July 13, 2010, 03:35 PM by Joey Santosus
The Moosin Promotion successfully made their U.S. debut back in May and is wasting no time, as they look to capitalize on the momentum with a follow-up event scheduled to take place in Chicago as soon as early October.
According to Moosin executive Corey Fischer, if all goes as planned fans can expect to see the return of the previous event's headliners, Tim Sylvia and Mariusz Pudzianowski, however each man will face new opponents.
Their intended main events include Tim Sylvia (26-6-0) fighting the Korean giant Hong Man Choi (2-3-0) and strong man Mariusz Pudzianowski (2-1-0) facing former UFC heavyweight and internet sensation Kimbo Slice (4-2-0).
"I would say the Kimbo-Pudzian fight is the furthest from being finished, but we're trying to work on it and make it happen," Fischer said.
Following his run on The Ultimate Fighter reality series Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson defeated Houston Alexander by unanimous decision, but failed to impress in his following bout and was subsequently released following a second round TKO loss to fellow newcomer Matt Mitrione.
While Ferguson's representative "Icey" Mike Imber has not released any official word on the matter, Fischer is scheduled to meet with Choi and his representatives and believes the Sylvia-Choi fight is highly probable, stating "I think after we meet, we can get that done," he said. "It will be a fun fight."
Fischer expects the card could include up to 11 foreign fighters and may feature the return of Mike Campbell, who in the first Moosin event, defeated veteran Yves Edwards.
"Chicago is a place with the biggest Polish market in America," he said. "We'll have Pudzianowski, but we're also going to have fighters from all over the world. Moosin is not just about American fights. We want to bring in star-studded fighters from all over."