Arizona State Sun Devils

Bubba Jenkins Going for $1M at PFL Championships

(Tempe, AZ)   2011 NCAA Champion Bubba Jenkins is fighting for his shot at $1M in the Professional Fighters League (PFL) Featherweight Championship. Jenkins (19-5-0) will take on Brendon Loughnane (24-4-0). Championship date and location are still yet to be determined but championships are expected to be sometime November.

Bubba Jenkins semifinal recap
Bubba Jenkins PFL bio

Bubba Jenkins resumé:

  • 2022 No. 3 seed (featherweight)
  • 3-0 in the 2022 PFL season, 19-5 in his professional career
  • 2021 PFL Semifinalist
  • Former Brave Featherweight Champion
  • 6 career knockouts
  • NCAA Champion (157) – defeated Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroghs in the run-up
  • Defeated Lance Palmer in collegiate wrestling

Jenkins is coming off a first round submission (1:49) victory over Ryoji Kudo Saturday night in the featherweight semifinals in London, England. He opened the season against Kyle Bochniak and won via unanimous decision, outscoring his competition 82-33. Jenkins then earned another unanimous decision (56-28) over Reinaldo Ekson to setup his semifinal bout against Kudo.

Jenkins was a 2011 157 lb NCAA Champion for ASU, winning his title via a pin over Penn State’s David Taylor. Jenkins finished his collegiate career as a two-time All-American.

Press Release courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics – Will Edmonds


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