FLOSPORTS ANNOUNCES JON JONES AND DAN HENDERSON TO HEADLINE SUBMISSION UNDERGROUND 2 ON FLOGRAPPLING.COM
MMA Stars Miesha Tate And Jessica Eye Co-Headline Dec. 11 Event To Determine Best Submission Fighters In The World
FloSports announced that it has reached a verbal agreement with Jon Jones and Dan Henderson for the decorated fighters to headline Submission Underground 2 on Dec. 11. The event, co-presented by FloSports and Chael Sonnen, will be streamed live to an international audience exclusively on FloGrappling.com.
Along with Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson, FloSports also has reached verbal agreements with former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate and well-known MMA veteran Jessica Eye, who will co-headline the submission-only event in a rematch of their July 2015 fight.
The undercard fights will be announced on a future date.
“Every fight fan has been anxious to see Jon Jones go toe-to-toe with Dan Henderson ever since their first scheduled fight was cancelled due to injury,” Sonnen said. “These guys want to compete against each other, and both believe they will win. I couldn’t be more thrilled to see them face off in a submission-only format.
“With Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye also on board, I can guarantee you there has never been a better submission fighting promotion than Submission Underground 2. We started this event with the goal to determine who the greatest grappler alive is. On Dec. 11, we’re delivering on that promise.”
Submission Underground 2, which will be hosted at Roseland Theater in Portland, Oreg., will use a cage instead of a standard grappling mat.
“Submission grappling is one of the purest forms of fighting, and we’re excited to showcase some of the best fighters in the world,” FloSports co-founder and CEO Martin Floreani said. “Submission Underground 1 featured some incredible matchups with Vinny Magalhaes defeating Ronny Markes with a heel hook and Fabiano Scherner submitting Ricco Rodriguez via arm bar. We anticipate more fireworks Dec. 11.”
To access the live coverage and replays of Submission Underground 2, users must sign up to become FloPRO subscribers on FloGrappling.com. Monthly and annual FloPRO subscriptions are $20 and $150, respectively. Yearly subscribers also gain access to premium content across the FloSports network of sites.
FloSports content is available on all screens now with the recent launch of the FloSports’ Roku and Apple TV apps.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Roseland Theater box office.
To learn more, visit FloGrappling.com.