Jeff Monson vs. Travis Fulton, Rapper Coolio vs. Eric Martinez on December 12

Written by: Eddie Goldman


Jeff Monson (31-9, 2 KO’s, 20 Submissions) vs. Travis Fulton (191-45-11, 61KO’s, 124 Submissions) – MMA Heavyweight Fight

Live on www.NESportsTV.comPPV December 12, 2009

$9.95 USD (International Conversion Rates Apply)

Birmingham, AL – Former UFC Heavyweight title challenger Jeff Monson (31-9, 2KO’s, 20 Submissions) will headline an mixed martial artsbroadcast on Saturday night December 12th as he takes on 247 fight veteranTravis Fulton (191-45-11, 61 KO’s, 124 Submissions) live from Birmingham,Alabama.

The semi main event special attraction will pit Grammy Award Winning RapperCoolio against aspiring actor Eric Martinez in a kickboxing match.

The fights will stream live on for a cost of $9.95. It will alsobe archived online for on demand viewing afterwards following the event for thesame price.

Jeff Monson, a native of Olympia, Washington, is a former UFC and Pride fighterwho owns victories over current UFC “Ultimate Fighter” contestant Roy Nelsonand former UFC heavyweight champ Ricco Rodriguez. He challenged for the UFCheavyweight title in 2006 losing a 5 round decision to Tim Sylvia and went thedistance against UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell in 2000.

His opponent, Travis Fulton, is a career fighter who has competed in 247 proMMA bouts and 38 pro boxing matches. A resident of Cedar Falls, Iowa, he’scompeted against former world champions Forrest Griffin, Rich Franklin, andRicco Rodriguez. Fulton has wins over current “Ultimate Fighter” contestant WesSims and has fought to draws with UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn and former twotime UFC title challenger Jeremy Horn.

Coolio, who’s straight out of Compton, will make his kickboxing debut afterfellow rapper DMX pulled out of his originally scheduled bout with Martinez. Inthe 1990’s he rose to fame due to his hit songs “Gangstas Paradise” and “FantasticVoyage”. Most recently he’s appeared on his own TV series “Coolio Rules” andappeared on “The Today Show” earlier this month in a culinary segment tellingviewers how to make “turkey soul rolls” in time for Thanksgiving.

Eric Martinez is an aspiring actor based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Heappeared in the movie “Love Lies Bleeding” starring Christian Slater.

www.NESportsTV.comis a sports video on demand website launched this past June. Since itsinception, the site has already showcased some of the best boxing has to offerincluding: heavyweight contender Brian Minto,  Irish Middleweight JohnDuddy, former world title challenger Elvin Ayala and 2008 U.S. Olympic alternateDanny O’Connor. Monson vs. Fulton will be the sites first foray into mixedmartial arts.