TEMPE – 2011 NCAA champion Bubba Jenkins is fighting for his $1 million shot in the Professional Fighters League (PFL) featherweight championship. Jenkins (19-5-0) will face Brendon Loughnane (24-4-0). The date and location of the championship are yet to be determined, but the championships are expected to take place in November.
Bubba Jenkins Semi-Final Recap
Biography of Bubba Jenkins PFL
Bubba Jenkins Resume:
- 2022 No. 3 seed (featherweight)
- 3-0 in the 2022 PFL season, 19-5 in his professional career
- 2021 PFL Semi-Finalist
- Brave Former Featherweight Champion
- 6 career knockouts
- NCAA champion (157) – beat Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroghs in the race
- Defeated Lance Palmer in collegiate wrestling
Jenkins is coming off a first-round victory (1:49) over Ryoji Kudo on Saturday night in the featherweight semifinals in London, England. He opened the season against Kyle Bochniak and won by unanimous decision, outscoring his competition 82-33. Jenkins then earned another unanimous decision (56-28) over Reinaldo Ekson to set up his semi-final fight against Kudo.
Jenkins was a 157-pound 2011 NCAA champion for ASU, winning his title via a pin on Penn State’s David Taylor. Jenkins finished his college career as an All-American twice.
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