Strikeforce Press Release:
NEW YORK (August 24, 2009)-K-1 legend and five-time world kickboxing champion, Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo (1-0), will make his STRIKEFORCE mixed martial arts (MMA) debut when he takes on Kevin “The Shaman” Jordan (11-7) in a heavyweight contest on the SHOWTIME televised portion of the STRIKEFORCE: Challengers event at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s SpiritBank Event Center on Friday, September 25.
The 38 year-old Sefo, who stands 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 250 pounds, boasts the highest KO percentage in K-1’s 16 year history. In 2007, he relocated from his native New Zealand to Las Vegas, Nevada and adopted Randy “The Natural” Couture’s Xtreme Couture camp as his new training ground.
A Muay Thai stylist known for his punishing leg kicks and a steel chin, Sefo has made eight trips to the K-1 “World Grand Prix Finals,” the annual, year-end tournament that pits the world’s top eight heavyweight kickboxers against one another in a single-elimination tournament completed over the course of one night. During his 14-year professional kickboxing career, he has conquered a number of fellow all-time greats, including three-time World Grand Prix Finals” tournament champion, Peter Aerts; two-time K-1 tournament winner, Jerome LeBanner; and former world boxing champion and three-time world kickboxing champion, Mike Bernardo.