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Houston Alexander vs Seth Petruzelli and Tim Sylvia vs Mariusz Pudzianowski Rumored For April 23

Former UFC light heavyweight fighter Houston Alexander is rumored to face ‘Kimbo Slice Killer’ Set Petruzelli as part of the upcoming Moosin’s Apri 23 show at the DCU Center in Worcester.  It just so happens that Alexander is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Kimbo Slice, meanwhile Petruzelli is known for his 14-second knockout victory over Kimbo right before the demise of EliteXC back in October of 2008.

The main event will be headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia taking on 5-time World’s Strongest Man champion Mairusz Pudzianowski.  Sylvia is coming off a win over Jason Riley at the Adrenaline MMA 4 event, after losing back to back fights against Fedor Emelianenko and then to boxing veteran Ray Mercer.

Pudzianowski made his MMA debut with a win over Marcin Najman back in December of 2009 at the KSW 12 event in Warsaw, Poland.  The Polish “Dominator” is still expected to fight Robert Paczkow at KSW XIII on May 7 this year.

From BostonHerald.com:

A source told the Herald, that a matchup between Houston Alexander and Seth Petruzelli is in the works for Moosin’s Apri 23 show at the DCU Center in Worcester.

The 30-year-old Petruzelli was on the cast of season 2 of the Ultimate Fighter as a heavyweight. He’s currently on a three-fight win streak, which includes a 14 second knockout victory over Kimbo Slice at EliteXC in 2008. Petruzelli currently trains in Orlando at The Jungle MMA and Fitness with Tom Lawlor.

Alexander is on a two-fight losing streak, including a loss to Slice at the Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Finale in December. Alexander went 3-4 in the UFC before being cut after the loss to Slice. The 37-year-old Nebraska native made waves when he upset Keith Jardine in his UFC debut in 2007.

The card is expected to be headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia vs. strongman competitorMariusz Pudzianowski. The card will be the first major MMA show in Massachusetts and is expected to air live on pay-per-view.

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