Monson vs. Russow confirmed

PRIDE veteran and former UFC contender Jeff Monson (24-7) will meet established veteran heavyweight Mike Russow (9-1) in the main event of Adrenaline MMA's debut the show.

The event takes place June 14 at the Sears Centre, an 11,000-capacity arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., just outside Chicago.

Adrenaline MMA, formerly known as M-1 Global, recently changed names after the organization split ways with Fedor Emelianenko. On this past Friday's edition of "Inside MMA," Ceo Monte Cox announced a new direction for the upstart fight promotion, as well as the signings of heavyweights Tim Sylvia and Ben Rothwell.

Cox shared his vision of building an organization from scratch and "to identify exciting fighters, up-and-coming fighters, and give them a chance to perform on a big stage." However, the debut show will have veteran talent.

Monson, 37, had won 16 consecutive fights before earning a title shot with then-UFC heavyweight champion Sylvia back at UFC 65. Monson dropped a unanimous decision and then left the organization. He's 2-1 since then, which includes a unanimous-decision victory over Hakim Goram in his most recent fight.

Russow, a one-time PRIDE fighter based out of Chicago, is riding a five-fight win streak that includes stops in the Xtreme Fighting Organization and the "Yarennoka!" New Year's eve show in Japan. The 31-year-old submission specialist most recently defeated Roman Zentsov (16-12) with a first-round tapout via north-south choke.

Great fight, I'm going with Monson.


I'm pumped this show is in Chicago

"I'm pumped this show is in Chicago "

Yeah man,  I'm thinking about making the trip down from Minnesota.

I have a feeling that the card is going to be a very very solid debut.

I hope it is a solid debut as well.

Are ticket already on sale?

I don't beleive they are.

Brandon!!!! You can't even make it practice in St Paul!!!! What makes ya think ya could drive that far without stopping to TTT a thread!!!


LoL, 10.5? I would give that a 20.5. That is the definition of "Burn"  Hopefully see you soon. When are you going to AZ?

Bridgham would drive to Chicago for Monson v. Russow... but wouldnt drive to Chicago to come to my show.


Something smells fishy in here.

Well, I hate you, that pretty much sums it up.

I'm kidding. It sounds like Chi-town is going to be the place ot be for MMA this summer.

Shouldn't Sylvia be in the main event?

I'm still hurt sir.

"Shouldn't Sylvia be in the main event?"

Well, he signed with them but it's non-exclusive so, maybe he has a fight scheduled somewhere else?

I would have thought they'd put him in the main event as well. Who knows what the hell is going on in MMA these days.

Headed to AZ at the end of next month!!!!

I haven't had a "real" vacation in a LONG time!!!

And always remember Briggy...these threads aint gonna TTT themselves!!!!

I got Russow.

Rizzo and Big tim will be added also, go show for chi-town