Andrew Tenneson Replaces Robbie Gutierrez in Jackson’s MMA Series XII Main Event
With less than two weeks notice Andrew Tenneson has stepped in to replace Jackson’s MMA teammate Robbie Gutierrez, in the main event for this Saturday night’s Jackson’s MMA Series XII card in Pueblo, Colorado.
Awaiting Tenneson (1-0), will be Colorado’s Prentice Ingram (9-3), who holds a perfect 4 and 0 professional record against fighters from the state of New Mexico.
“He’s more experienced than I am. He’s taller and he seems to be more athletic,” says Tenneson of his opponent. “It’s a big challenge for me.”
The bout which was originally set for Gutierrez and Ingram at 145 pounds will take place at a catchweight of 150 pound because of the late notice for Tenneson.
This will be the first time that Tenneson is featured as the main event on a professional bill, a setting Ingram is used to seeing quite frequently in the friendly confines of his home state of Colorado.
“To be on a main event on a Jackson’s card, that’s huge for me,” says Tenneson. “I think of the people who have headlined those events it’s a ‘who’s who’ in local talent.”
It is a list that includes fighters like MMA veteran Joey Villaseñor, Invicta champion Michelle Waterson, and UFC veterans Buddy Roberts, Julie Kedzie and Johnny Bedford.
One thing is certain, this is a large leap in competition for Tenneson and he is well aware of it.
“I think I’ll look fondly on this memory whether I win or lose,” he says. “I’m not afraid.”
Jackson’s MMA Series XII take please this Saturday May 31st, at the Pueblo Convention Center in Pueblo, Colorado.
The co-main event will feature UFC Mexico hopeful Salvador “Dodger” Montaño against Colorado’s Santana-Sol Martinez. The rest of the card will be made up of amateur bouts.