Training out of True Warrior Fitness in Mooresville, Michael Alexander looks to make the transition from kickboxing to MMA with his debut fight against Justin Trey Harrell. And in what might shape up to be the classic striker-versus-grappler match-up Alexander’s stand-up game might be enough to carry him if he can show strong defensive grappling.
Harrell, who arrives with a 3-4 record has shown an affinity for submission wins, with two of his three victories coming from chokes. And while Harrell did win his debut by TKO due to strikes, all four of his losses have come by way of stoppages to strikes. Still, Harrell comes into this bout with the momentum of his second round rear naked choke over Darnell Gardner in April, and a fresh gold medal for his no-gi division at US Grappling’s Raleigh tournament in June.
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