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MIKE RUSSOW GETS JON MADSEN AT UFN 24

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UFC's Mike RussowChicago’s Mike Russow will be fighting at UFC Fight Night, having agreed to a bout with Jon Madsen, according to MMA Weekly. That event will take place in Seattle at Key Arena on March 26.

This will be Russow’s first fight since his epic comeback against Todd Duffee at UFC 114 in May. In that bout, Russow was getting hammered throughout the first two rounds, but landed a right hand that sent Duffee stumbling, then threw one more that sent Duffee to the ground. The fight was then stopped and Russow had earned himself an amazing comeback win, as well as the “Knockout of the Night” bonus from Dana White.

Russow has fought locally in Combat Do, XFO, Brawl at Bourbon St. and Adrenaline. The Chicago Police officer is a former high school state champion in wrestling, and trained under former UFC champion Matt Hughes while wrestling for Eastern Illinois University. Hughes was a grad assistant coach at the time. Russow is yet another wrestler from EIU to have made the transition to MMA, joining the likes of Hughes, Louis Taylor and Kevin Knabjian.

Aside from working with Coach Hughes at Team No Ego in Plainfield, Russow has also worked his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with “Comprido” Rodrigo Medeiros at FLO MMA and boxing with Thomas Hayes at Celtic Boxing.

The fight against Madsen will be the 3rd fight of Russow’s four-fight deal with the UFC, and he holds a career record of 13-1.

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