As announced yesterday, “Mr. Athletic” Jeff Cobb (5-2-1) will be in action at PREMIER IX: Kratos vs Drake on June 7th in Gilroy, CA. As soon as word got out, PREMIER President and Matchmaker John LaRocca’s direct line exploded with Athletes looking for a chance at the former Heavyweight Champion. But one caller stuck out from that list. An Athlete who knows Jeff Cobb all too well. Returning to the ring from the state of Hawai’i, Kaimana (1-2) is set for singles action!
“Mr. Athletic” Jeff Cobb has remained, since day one, one of the single most competitive Athletes on the PREMIER roster. Most recently, he saw action against Dom “The Bomb” Vitalli (0-2) in March. The former Olympian went back and forth with his opponent but would gain control of the match towards the end and deliver the “Tour of the Island” powerslam to Vitalli. Cobb’s victory put him in line for a Championship rematch. However, “Mr. Athletic” found himself in a scheduling conflict after being booked for Lucha Underground on the same day as PREMIER IX. But as luck would have it, LU would reschedule their event, freeing Jeff Cobb from his obligations. Unfortunately, the main event spot had already been passed on to “The Golden Boy” Dylan Drake (4-3) who was second in line for a title shot. Now Cobb returns ready to face any opponent even if that may cause him to slip down in the rankings.
Though he has only competed three other times at PREMIER, Kaimana has remained one of the most popular Athletes on the roster. When last we saw him in action, it was against Jeckles (0-2) over a year ago. Kaimana went up against an opponent whose eccentricity matched his dynamism. And though the two were evenly matched in strength, it would be the high flyer from Hawai’i who would walk out with his first win at PREMIER. Now he returns to face an opponent that he’s had more experience with than any other. But how well has he studied his impending foe during the two-and-a-half years since their debut match at PREMIER I.
It’s the rematch that PREMIER fans have been asking for since day one. “Mr. Athletic” Jeff Cobb and Kaimana are set for singles action once again at PREMIER IX: Kratos vs Drake on Sunday, June 7th at the I.F.D.E.S. Lodge in Gilroy, CA. Tickets are on sale now for just $10 at Showclix. Save $5 off the door price today to catch this exciting match as well as five other phenomenal fights including the main event between PREMIER Heavyweight Champion “The God of War” JR Kratos and “The Golden Boy” Dylan Drake. You don’t want to miss a single minute of the action!
The I.F.D.E.S. Lodge – Portuguese Hall is located at 250 Old Gilroy St in Gilroy, CA. Doors open at 4:30p, first bell rings at 5p.
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