What Was Said Before the Fight With Thiago
Jenkins has looked much improved of late. That’s a credit to his bumped up training, weight class drop and more tactical approach to competition. He’s still working out some of the kinks even at this stage in his career, but there doesn’t appear to be much Meller can do to stop him. Thiago has come off 19 wins with 18 submissions. He’s very experienced against a wide array of competitors, but Jenkins’ pressure, wrestling and superior athleticism should be enough to get the job done…
Upcoming Fight at Pechanga Casino
Entering the fight with back-to-back first round submission victories, Poppies Martinez will fight one of MMA’s top prospects in Bubba Jenkins on July 25th. With a 6-1 professional record, Jenkins is a freakish athlete who won a division 1 national wrestling championship in college, but he is still raw in terms of MMA, he has won five professional fights by KO or submission and will put his skills to the test against Martinez who has fought in 35 fights and recorded 18 submission wins throughout his career.
Bubba Jenkins signs with Bellator MMA
Undefeated prospect and former NCAA Division I wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins (3-0) is Bellator MMA’s newest signee.
Bellator officials today announced the new deal, which they labeled a “long-term promotional agreement.”
“Bubba Jenkins is MMA’s top young prospect, and we have the optimal developmental program to maximize that talent,” Bellator CEO and Chairman Bjorn Rebney said. “Our mission is to sign and develop the world’s best fighters. Bubba’s development will be strategic and disciplined, taking all appropriate preliminary steps prior to his facing the rigors of the toughest tournament in sports.”
Bazzie Award Nomination
Bubba was nominated for 2012 Rising Star Of The Year after only having three fights. All other nominees had 10 or more…
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2012 World MMA Featherweight Scouting Report
With only one professional mixed martial arts bout to his credit, 2011 NCAA Division I wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins (1-0) is a bit out of place. With only two minutes and four seconds of total cage time stemming from a debut fight at Tachi Palace Fights 11 on December 2, it’s probably a stretch on our part to award him such an honor. Fortunately for us, history is in our favor.
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Bubba Signs to American Top Ten
2011 NCAA champion from Arizona State Bubba Jenkins will be the latest wrestler to enter the world of MMA, and he’s signed on with American Top Team to help him do it.
Welcome another NCAA champion to the world of MMA.
2011 NCAA wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins has made the move to begin his MMA career, and he’ll do so at American Top Team.