Bubba Jenkins can also add MMA
to his list of accomplishments in 2011.
Jenkins, who won the NCAA wrestling title at 157 pounds in March, successfully made his MMA debut this past Friday at Tachi Palace Fights 11 in Lemoore, Calif., forcing opponent Josh Williams to tap to strikes at two minutes and four seconds of the first round.
Jenkins, 23, has been training for MMA with the American Top Team in Florida.Denis Kang
, Corey Hill and others were also in action over the weekend. Check out a quick rundown below.
-- Also at TPF 11, Bellator veteran Georgi Karakhanyan
won the 145-pound title with a triangle choke over Isaac DeJesus. Former 125-pound TPF champion Ulysses Gomez took home the 135-pound belt with a guillotine over Cody Gibson.
-- At Friday's XFC 15, Nick Newell extended his win streak to six with a heel hook in 71 seconds.
-- On the same XFC 15 card, Corey Hill
bounced back from his September 2010 loss to "Razor" Rob McCullough
by scoring a Brabo choke win over Charlie Rader ... One-time Bellator
competitor Felice Herrig had her two-fight win streak snapped in a decision loss to Carla Esparza.
-- Former PRIDE and UFC
fighter Denis Kang dropped his third straight fight on Saturday at Road FC 5 in Seoul, South Korea. Kang lost by TKO to PRIDE veteran Shungo Oyama
, who earned his third consecutive victory.
-- In Japan
, two new Pancrase champions were declared at Saturday's Pancrase Impressive Tour 13 event. Mitsuhisa Sunabe became the first-ever 125-pound Pancrase titleholder by stopping Hiroyuki Abe
with strikes in the third. Shooto and Sengoku veteran Shintaro Ishiwatari bested Manabu Inoue for the 135-pound title by majority decision.
-- UFC veteran Pete Spratt stopped Canada's own Martin Grandmont in the main event of Instinct MMA on Friday in Quebec.