Bubba Jenkins Going for $1M at PFL Championships
TEMPE - 2011 NCAA Champion Bubba Jenkins is fighting for his shot at $1M in the Professional Fighters League (PFL) Featherweight Championship. Jenkins (19-5-0) will take on Brendon Loughnane (24-4-0). The title fight takes place November 25 at Madison Square Garden.
- 2022 No. 3 seed (featherweight)
- 3-0 in the 2022 PFL season, 19-5 in his professional career
- 2021 PFL Semifinalist
- Former Brave Featherweight Champion
- 6 career knockouts
- NCAA Champion (157) - defeated Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroghs in the run-up
- Defeated Lance Palmer in collegiate wrestling
Jenkins is coming off a first round submission (1:49) victory over Ryoji Kudo Saturday night in the featherweight semifinals in London, England. He opened the season against Kyle Bochniak and won via unanimous decision, outscoring his competition 82-33. Jenkins then earned another unanimous decision (56-28) over Reinaldo Ekson to setup his semifinal bout against Kudo.
Jenkins was a 2011 157 lb NCAA Champion for ASU, winning his title via a pin over Penn State's David Taylor. Jenkins finished his collegiate career as a two-time All-American.
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