Keith Jardine file photo: Dave Mandel | Sherdog.com
Former UFC mainstay Keith Jardine will look to snap a five-fight losing streak when he headlines Nemesis Fighting “MMA Global Invasion” against Strikeforce veteran Francisco France on Nov. 13 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Jardine, who was cut from the UFC roster after a majority-decision loss to Matt Hamill at “The Ultimate Fighter 11” Finale in June, is coming off a split-decision setback against Trevor Prangley at Shark Fights 13 last month. France will carry a two-fight winning streak into the match, having submitted “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 7 alum Cale Yarbrough at a Fight Me MMA event in August.
The event is being promoted as part of a four-day (Nov. 11-14) all-inclusive vacation package. Once at the resort, fans can take in the MMA event and all pre-show festivities, including a golf tournament, fighter meet-and-greet, weigh-ins, VIP party and concert. MMA-only tickets are available for those who only want to attend the fights.
Along with Jardine-France, the co-main event pits former Strikeforce heavyweight title contender Paul Buentello against fellow UFC veteran Kerry Schall. A number of other matchups have also been finalized: Eliot Marshall vs. Chris Davis, Jeff Curran vs. Travis Marx, Terry Martin vs. Marcus Hicks, Dean Lister vs. Kyle Seals and world-ranked flyweight John Dodson vs. John Moraga.