If Pacquaio-Marquez II isn’t your thing and if you can’t find any illegal ways of watching Dream 1, you have another option for Saturday night in the form of the Xtreme Fighting League on HDNet. The main reason to watch this card is this will probably be your first chance to see the stars (and I do mean stars) of Team Takedown – Jake Rosholt, Johny Hendricks, Eric Bradley and Shane Roller – in MMA action. All former amateur wrestling greats, these men are expected to become champions in their respective divisions in no time. We featured an interview with Rosholt several weeks back and I thought this would be an appropriate time to run it again.
When it comes to mixed martial arts, remember the name Jake Rosholt. Why, you ask? Well, first consider his amateur wrestling background:
* Three-time NCAA champion. He won the 184-lbs title in 2003 and 2005 and 197 in 2006.
* Four-time All American at Oklahoma State University
* A Big XII champion
* Three-time state champion in high school
Then, consider the fact that he finished his rookie year a perfect 3-0 after winning two fights via TKO and one by submission. Finally, consider that the 25-year-old Stillwater, OK, native currently trains at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. Mix that all together and you have, without a doubt, one of the brightest young Middleweights in MMA.
And here’s some good news: The Team Takedown member will look to continue his winning ways on March 15 in Tulsa, OK, when he faces Chad Jay (7-1) in one of the top matches on Dale Cook’s Extreme Fighting League event. If you can’t make it to Tulsa don’t fret as that card will air live on HDNet.
Rosholt stopped by The Park to talk about his affiliation with Team Takedown, why he entered the world of MMA, his upcoming bout and much more.
Jake Rosholt – 01/30/08