Thursday, June 12, 2008
Jameel Massouh to replace Zac George on Adrenaline MMA show
Jameel Massouh of Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy has replaced an injured Zac George, who himself had replaced UFC veteran Alberto Crane. Massouh will face off against Clay French on this Saturday’s Adrenaline MMA show in Hoffman Estates, IL. The show will take place at the Sears Centre and will be headlined by a fight between Mike Russow and Jason Guida.
Jameel Massouh, also referred to as “The Sergeant”, sports a (16-3) record and is riding a two-fight win streak. He is coming off a unanimous decision win over a very tough Myles Merola of British Columbia in March. The fight took place in the Hardcore Championship Fighting organization in Quebec, Canada and was headlined by David Loiseau. It was believed Massouh may have earned himself a ticket back to organization’s next show in May, which was to be headlined by Renato Sobral, but the organization dissolved prior to the event happening.
Massouh’s opponent, Clay French sports an MMA record of (14-2) and holds wins over Pride FC and KOTC veteran Jason Ireland. He also holds a split decision win over Ultimate Fighter season six champion, Mac Danzig. He’s won seven-straight fights, all of which took place in 2007. His last defeat was in Pride FC, where he lost via flying triangle choke to Shinya Aoki in November of 2006 at Bushido 13. French trains with Matt Hughes at the (Hughes Intensive Training) or Hit Squad Gym in Granite City, Illinois. His teammates and coaches also include Robbie Lawler, Tommy Speer, Matt Pena, and Marc Fiore.
The Adrenaline MMA show took a hit today when it was announced that Jeff Monson was injured and would not be able to compete against Mike Russow. It was announced today that Jeff Monson will be replaced by Jason Guida of Illinois. In addition, Brian Gassaway’s opponent, Tony “The Freak” Fryklund was scratched from the card and was replaced by UFC veteran Forrest Petz of Ohio.
Here is the most current version of the ever changing card:
Hoffman Estates, IL
Jason Guida vs. Mike Russow
Daiju Takase vs. Terry Martin
Jameel Massouh vs. Clay French
Forrest Petz vs. Brian Gassaway
Jeff Cox vs. Bart Palaszewski
Jay Ellis vs. Rory Markham
Anthony Lapsley vs. Mark Miller
Herc Hayes vs. Kerry Schall
David Kleczkowski vs. Hector Urbina
Aaron Rosa vs. Ron Fields
Louis Taylor vs. Adam Maciejewski
Dom O’Grady vs. Mike Stumpf
Joe Jordan vs. Ryan Williams
Joe Pearson vs. John Hosman