Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Richard "The Black Eagle" Odoms: Out to knock out EP's Darrill Schoonover

Don't be fooled by Richard Odoms record. Though only 2-0 in MMA, Odoms went undefeated in his professional boxing career with majority of his wins coming by KO. With MMA growing exponentially, and boxing becoming a combat sport of the past, Odoms decided to try his hand at cage fighting. In his MMA debut, Odoms got a knock out win over Lucas Gomez at :59 of the second round, proving his hands are just as effective in the cage as they were in the ring. Not scared of taking a big leap in competition, he signed his second fight in the very prominent Bellator Fighting Championships promotion. With a top 10 lightweight on their roster, it's FOX TV deal, and huge following, Bellator Fighting Championships is currently the 4th biggest MMA promotion right now, beat only by the UFC, Strikeforce, and DREAM. Though Odoms didn't get another flashy KO, he did get himself a decision win in a big promotion. With his MMA career gaining momentum, and Odoms not wanting to take a step back down in competition, he now takes on El Paso's own Darrill Schoonover, who at 10-2, owns more belts than Odoms does fights. With 2 heavyweights who like to throw hands, this fight is bound to be an exciting, though probably short, one.

The River City MMA Battle takes place Nov. 6 at 7:30 pm in the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, TX. The card contains a total of 12 professional fights. Tickets start at $10 and are available now through Ticketmaster. If you're unable to make the drive down to San Antonio, the fight will also be available online through PayPerLive on For complete details and information, go to

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