Indian MMA promotion Super Fight League is only a week removed from their debut offering and has already announced a number of fights for their follow-up show. Set for April 7 in Chandigarh, India, SFL 2 will feature multiple match-ups involving UFC, PRIDE, and Bellator veterans including the latter’s top middleweight contender.
Duffee (6-2) is best remembered for notching a seven-second knockout inside the Octagon as well as suffering an upset loss to Mike Russow after pummeling the Chicago cop for two full rounds before gassing out. He has not fought since December 2010, giving knockout specialist Grove (11-5-1) a definite shot to snap the two-fight losing streak he’s currently on.
Meanwhile, Schlemenko (44-7) is next in line for a shot at Bellator 185-pound champion Hector Lombard but has time to fill while waiting for the organization to work out contractual issues with the Cuban judoka. In Minowa he’ll face a fan-favorite with more than 90 professional fights including a number of mismatches size-wise he came out on top in while competing under the PRIDE banner.
Finally, Ruediger (17-8) and Kelly (12-4) have both looked sharp at times while members of the Zuffa roster but have struggled as of late and will be looking to get back on the winning track come showtime in April.
More fights are expected to be announced in the coming days. SFL 2 will be streamed live on YouTube.
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