Longtime MMA fighter Jens Pulver returns to action at Superior Challenge 9 against Sweden’s Sami Aziz this fall. It will serve as Aziz’s retirement bout.
“Both of these guys have hands like sledgehammers, so it will probably be an explosion when they meet,” said Superior Challenge exec Babak Aghavali. “Style-wise, it’s an incredibly interesting matchup. Both Sami and Jens have wrestling backgrounds and great boxing skills. Jens has his iron fists and tremendous experience.”
Pulver was the first UFC lightweight champion. He would leave the UFC after two title defenses. Pulver would see time in WEC, PRIDE and ONE FC. In recent outings he’s 5-4.
Aziz started his career in 2005 with five wins. He’s lost his last three, which includes a 2009 Bellator appearance.
Superior Challenge 9 is November 23 in Sweden. Additional fights and a venue are expected shortly.