Mark Striegl faces Shunichi Shimizu at URCC 77
Striegl (18-2) won the belt last September and subsequently served a six month suspension for missing a GAB drug test in the aftermath. He has been matched with an experienced opponent on his return.
“I’ve been training in Baguio at high elevation and I feel like I’m getting better every day adding new skills and becoming a better martial artist. I don’t think Sunichi will be able to handle my pressure and pace,” Striegl said.
Shimizu (32-22-11) is a veteran of 65 fights and earned a UFC contract in 2014. He will be looking to snap a four fight winning streak and has respect for the reigning URCC featherweight champion,
“He a unique athlete with strong wrestling and powerful strikes. We will speak more in the cage,” he said.