Roy Jones Jr. Makes Promotional Debut at “Strikeforce Challengers 18”

Written by Tom Ngo
July 20th, 2011

MMA Roy Jones Jr

Roy Jones Jr. will be making his promotional debut at “Strikeforce Challengers 18.”

No, not that one…

Unlike the boxing legend, this RJJ is an up-and-coming light heavyweight that’s looking to make a name for himself in mixed martial arts. Jones Jr. meets Derrick Mehmen on August 12th in Las Vegas.

“My thoughts on Mehman … I think I’m just going to knock him out,” Jones Jr. flatly stated.

Jones holds a 5-1 professional record, with all of his victories coming via 1stRound finish. He currently trains at Imperial Athletics in Florida and with the infamous Blackzilians.

Mehmen holds an 11-3 mark and will also be making his debut for Strikeforce. Nine of his wins have come via some form of knockout.

“Strikeforce: Challengers 18” takes place inside The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC veteran Jorge Gurgel meets Joe Duarte in the night’s featured attraction.

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