Bubba Jenkins is all ready to start the next journey of his MMA career.
The former NCAA wrestling national champion from Arizona State signed with the PFL and will make his promotional debut on Friday night at PFL 1.
Jenkins (11-3) will be fighting a familiar foe in long time PFL star Lance Palmer (22-3) as the two used to square off a lot in their college wrestlers careers. This time the two meet in a different rule set and a lot of eyes will be on the two as they kick off the main card.
Prior to their fight, Jenkins spoke to MyMMANews and other media outlets as part of PFL 1 media day. You can hear what Jenkins had to say about his new home and his upcoming fight by watching the video above.
A full list of the fights taking place on Friday’s PFL card are listed below:
Main Card (ESPN2, 9 p.m. ET)
Anthony Pettis (24-10) vs. Clay Collard (14-6)
Natan Schulte (20-3-1) vs. Marcin Held (22-7)
Movlid Khaybulaev (14-1-1) vs. Jason Soares (14-0)
Lance Palmer (22-3) vs. Bubba Jenkins (11-3)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 5:30 p.m. ET)
Alex Martinez (1-0) vs. Loik Radzhabov (13-2-1)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (11-5) vs. Joilton Lutterbach (34-8)
Akhmed Aliev (19-6) vs. Mikhail Odintsov (0-0)
Tyler Diamond (10-1) vs. Sung Bin Jo (9-1)
Brendan Loughnane (19-3) vs. Sheymon Moraes (11-4)