Shark Fights 17: Horwich vs. Rosholt II -

Weigh-in Results; Rodriquez Gets A New Opponent

July 15, 2011

Dr. Pepper Arena

Frisco, Texas



DALLAS, TX, July 15, 2011 – In the main event rematch, Matt Horwich and Josh Rosholt both made the

middleweight limit for tonight’s HDNet telecast of Shark Fights 17 at The Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco,

Texas. In the co-main event, Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriquez weighed in at a lean 227

pounds while his opponent Karl Knothe came in over the 230-pound catch weight limit.  Doug Williams,

originally set to face Daniel Almeida, will move into the co-main event against Rodriquez. 


Shark Fights 17 will take place on Friday, July 15th at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas live on HDNet. 

Doors Open at 6pm CT.  Fights start at 7pm CT.  Tickets are on sale starting at $20. Tickets are available at and all Ticketmaster retail locations. For more information, or current Shark Fights news,

please visit  Fight card subject to change.


Several fighters from Shark Fights 17 did not make their contracted weight, forcing two bouts to be changed

to a catch weight.  Featherweight Erik Perez came in a quarter pound over the 146-pound limit, while on the

undercard both featherweight combatants Victor Hernandez and Quaint Kempt failed to make their 146-

pound limit.  Both fights have been re-scheduled as 150-pound catch weight bouts.  Gabe Vasquez and

Russell Brewer both made their agreed upon 180-pound catch weight.


The live HDNet telecast of Shark Fights 17 begins Friday at 10 p.m. ET (9 p.m. CT local time).



-Matt Horwich (186) vs Jake Rosholt (185.75)



-Ricco Rodriquez (227.75) vs Doug Williams (230)



-Emanual Newton (204.25) vs. Ilir Latifi (206)

-Erik Perez (146.25) vs Douglas Frey (145.25)

-Alan Jouban (170.25) vs Andrew Goldthwaite (168.25)



-Quaint Kempf (146.25) vs Victor Hernandez (148.25)

-Gabe Vasquez (177.25) vs Russell Brewer (178.75)

- Jay Flores (145.75) vs Matt Hober (145.5)


Photos From Weigh-in (Friday)


About Shark Fight Promotions:

Texas based Shark Fight Promotions, founded in 2007, is an integrated entertainment and media company

in the combat sports industry, committed to producing high quality fight events and effectively showcasing

elite MMA talent. The company is engaged in the production, promotion, presentation and marketing of

premier professional mixed martial arts fighting competitions. As an integrated entertainment and media

company, Shark Fight Promotions is organized around three principal business activities: Live Event

Promotions, Broadcast Television and Digital Media Production and Distribution, Sponsorship and Brand

Licensing.  As Mixed Martial Arts continues its dominance as the fastest growing sport in the world, Shark

Fights is poised to become one of the top fight promotions in the industry.


About HDNet

HDNet ( is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals

to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.


HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for innovative, original programming, including the network’s

Emmy Award winning HD news feature programs, “HDNet World Report,” and “Dan Rather Reports,”

featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that

is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and

always relevant – telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence.

HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries.


HDNet is your home for MMA, featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, “HDNet

Fights” ( “HDNet Fights” works with leading MMA promoters including DREAM,

XFC, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC, Titan Fighting Championships, It’s Showtime, Shark Fights and more. HDNet

produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet’s “Inside MMA” is the

hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while

“The Voice Vs…,” features Michael Schiavello going one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the



HDNet also delivers the world’s largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert

Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah

Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring

“Art Mann Presents,” “Girls Gone Wild®,” “Deadline” and “Get Out!”


Only HDNet Movies ( delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before

they hit theaters. The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically

acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom

Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, John

Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.


In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films

from the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released

theatrical films.


Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available

in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Suddenlink and

Verizon FiOS and in Canada via Access Communications, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct.


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- Press Release from BCII

- Photos Courtesy of BCII



Subject to change