Heun returns to MMA octagon in World Series of Fighting

February 20, 2015

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Jake Heun

Anchorage’s Jake Heun will return to the World Series of Fighting promotion when he takes on fellow light heavyweight Teddy Holder of Tennessee on March 28 in Arizona.

It’ll be the third mixed martial arts fight for the 27-year-old Alaskan in the last eight months; he won the previous two.

Heun [7-3] won his WSOF debut in July of last summer. Four months later he jumped to the Absolute Fighting Championship series and posted another victory.

“I’m glad they let me fight outside of the contract to stay busy,” he told me.

That said he’s definitely happy to be back with the WSOF, which has a TV contract with the NBC Sports Network.

“It’s always better to be on TV, bro,” said Heun, a former football player for the University of Hawaii.

Heun, of Palmer High fame, has won five of his last six fights and is training with American Top Team, one of the best in mixed martial arts.

He will face an opponent in Holder [8-1], who is yet to have a pro fight go beyond the first round. This guy is all or nothing.

“He’s a brawler with big power, but he’s sloppy,” Heun said. “I’m gonna pick him apart, get him out of his element and then finish him.

“I don’t think he’s ever fought anyone on my level and I have no problem showing him what it’s like to fight a real athlete.”