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Horwich vs Rosholt and Rodriguez vs Knothe, Listed for Shark Fights 17

Written on July 08, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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July 15's Shark Fights 17 event, to feature Matt Horwich vs Jake Rosholt and Ricco Rodriquez vs Karl Knothe, is now all set!

Another MMA event to be held this month is , which will highlight the rematch between and . Also included in the card is a 230-pound catchweight face off between former UFC champ, , and . The said event will take place at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Texas on July 15, and will air live on HDNet.

Jake Rosholt (11-3) will be returning in the cage to avenge Matt Horwich (26-18-1), whom defeated him through a third-round TKO during the Xtreme Fight Night event in Oklahoma last November. According to , Shark Fights’ executive, “Shark Fights strives to give the fans what they want and they demanded a Horwich-Rosholt rematch. With both combatants having something to prove this is going to be war. Shark Fights is thrilled to have a show in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.”

Adding up to the Horwich-Rosholt card, Ricco Rodriquez is also set to meet Karl Knothe. The former UFC champ, who boasts a record of 11 straight wins, earned a decision victory over former UFC fighter, James McSweeney. Karl Knothe, on the other hand, has 12 straight wins — in which his current victory was a first-round TKO over Victor Valimaki.

The complete Shark Fights 17 card is posted below.


  • Matt Horwich (26-18-1) vs. Jake Rosholt (11-3)
  • Karl Knothe (19-6) vs. Ricco Rodriquez (46-11)
  • Ilir Latifi (4-1) vs. Emanual Newton (14-6-1)
  • Douglas Frey (9-6) vs. Erik Perez (7-5)
  • Daniel Almeida (5-1) vs. Doug Williams (5-12)


  • Victor Hernandez (3-13) vs. Quaint Kempf (3-1)
  • Andrew Goldthwaite (1-0) vs. Alan Jouban (1-1)
  • Jay Flores (1-2) vs. Matt Hober (2-0)
  • Russell Brewer (2-0) vs. Brad Cox (2-0)

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