Texas based mixed martial arts fight promotion company, Shark Fight Promotions, confirmed today that Paul “The Headhunter'” Buentello will take on undefeated prospect Bryan Humes in the main event at Shark Fights 11. The winner of Humes vs. Buentello will be in contention for Shark Fights Heavyweight Title, currently held by Darrel Schoonover. Shark Fights 11 will take place on Saturday, May 22nd, at Ector County Coliseum in Odessa, Texas.
Brent Medley, President of Shark Fight Promotions had this to say, “As soon as we found out Buentello was available, we approached him about headlining Shark Fights 11. Buentello agreed and the rest is history. We are thrilled to have a fighter of his caliber on the card.”
Buentello (27-12) hails from Amarillo Texas and is a Strikeforce, Affliction and UFC veteran. The heavyweight contender is currently training with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans and has one goal in mind, to make it back into the UFC. Buentello, who also trains the Midland Texas Police Department in hand-to-hand combat, is focused on adding some solid wins to his record. Standing in his way is Bryan Humes, currently undefeated in his MMA career.
Humes (7-0), representing Drysdale Jiu Jitsu is an up and coming mixed martial artist known for his exceptional muay thai skills. Humes plans to maintain his flawless record by defeating Buentello, undoubtedly his toughest and most notable opponent to date. Humes trains out of Las Vegas, Nevada at the Knuckle Up Training Center, where he also instructs Jiu Jitsu. This top heavyweight contender has trained with A-list coaches such as Mark Beecher, who was the assistant coach for the Ultimate Fighter Season 7, and Master Bebeo Duarte from Brazilian Top Team. He has also trained with top fighters such as Forrest Griffin, Mike Pile, Evan Tanner, and Amir Sadollah.
Medley had this to say about the main event match up, “We chose an opponent for Buentello that is just as tough as the A-list fighters he has faced in Strikeforce and the UFC. Humes is the real deal. He is a well-rounded fighter that will test Buentello at every level. Humes has a solid wrestling background, exceptional muay thai skills, holds a purple belt in jiu jitsu, and remains undefeated in his MMA career. Buentello and Humes are both highly skilled contenders with fight styles that match up well. This is going to be a very compelling fight. I can’t wait to see who will have their hand raised at the end of the fight. It could go either way.”
Shark Fights 11 Official Fight Card:
Bryan Humes vs. Paul Buentello
Derek Campos vs. Luis Luna
Clinton Holcomb vs. Lance Bartholomew
Tony Castillo vs. Clayton Hantz
Joseph Sandoval vs. TBA
Armando Herrera vs. Chase Watson
Jason Sampson vs. Jeremiah Castillo
Derek Cansino vs. TBA
Tony Aranda vs. Jeremy Valdez
The doors to the Ector County Coliseum will open at 6:00 pm and fights will begin at 7:00 pm. For more information about Shark Fight Promotions and the upcoming event, please visit www.Sharkfights.com.