Bubba Jenkins


By The Numbers: Bubba Jenkins vs. Kyle Bochniak

A squabble over the same piece of Professional Fighters League pie will bring featherweight hopefuls Bubba Jenkins and Kyle Bochniak together when they will lock horns as part of the PFL 2 undercard on Thursday at Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Neither man can afford a backward step at the start of their respective 2022 campaigns.
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PFL Playoff 3 semifinal: Chris Wade vs. Bubba Jenkins

Islip's Chris Wade defeated Bubba Jenkins on Friday in Hollywood, Fla., to advance to the PFL final in October. Chris Wade and Bubba Jenkins in a featherweight fight during the PFL playoffs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Hollywood, Fla. Chris Wade...
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PFL Week Nine: Bubba Jenkins Vies For A Shot At One Million Dollars

The time has come! PFL stars like Kayla Harrison and Ray Cooper III have already locked up spots in the title card on October 27. Tonight, the final four spots in the championship bouts will be secured. In the light heavyweight semifinals, Emmanuel Sordi will look to extend his seven-match undefeated streak and earn a spot in his second straight title match by defeating Antonio Carlos Junior. In the other semi-final bout, Cezar Ferreira will look to bounce back from a loss in week five to beat Marthin Hamlet to secure a spot in the million-dollar title fight. Meanwhile, all eyes will be on one man in the featherweight division. His name is Bubba Jenkins. He started off his run in the PFL by taking out the defending featherweight champion Lance Palmer and has been on a tear ever since. Tonight, he’ll battle Chris Wade, who has won both of his matches this season. Also, Brendan Loughnane will take on Movlid Khaybulaev for a shot to fight for the title. Eight fighters. Four spots. One million dollars on the line. Who will come through?
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Bubba Jenkins reacts to comedian’s viral video riff on post-fight ‘tongues’ speech

Bubba Jenkins wears his heart on his sleeve, especially when it comes to his relationship with God. A devout Christian, Jenkins has made it a point to emphasize his faith following his recent wins, which includes two regular season victories for the PFL that have him on the doorstep of a title fight and a $1 million prize. Jenkins fights Chris Wade on Friday in Hollywood, Fla., with the winner moving on to the PFL’s featherweight championship finals.

Bubba Jenkins PFL Playoffs Virtual Media Day Interview

Sign up for ESPN+ right here, and you can then stream the UFC, PFL and “The Ultimate Fighter” live on your smart TV, computer, phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. Bubba Jenkins talks about his bout on Friday's PFL 2021 9 (10 p.m. ET on ESPN2 &...

Lance Palmer, Bubba Jenkins Receive New Opponents at PFL 4

Lance Palmer and Bubba Jenkins will face different opponents than originally intended at PFL 4 on June 10. The promotion announced Tuesday that Anthony Dizy and Lazar Stojadinovic will not compete at the event and have been removed from the featherweight standings. As a result, Palmer will lock horns with Jesse Stirn, while Jenkins squares off against Bobby Moffett.
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Lance Palmer shoots down supposed rivalry with Bubba Jenkins from wrestling matches over a decade ago

Lance Palmer refuses to live in the past. As he prepares for a return to action for the first time in over a year, the two-time PFL champion isn’t trying to claim his previous championship wins will predetermine the outcome for the upcoming season. He may be considered the No. 1 seed as the season gets started, but he understands better than anybody that rankings don’t determine outcomes.

The Wrestling Rivalry Between Bubba Jenkins and Lance Palmer

On Friday, the Professional Fighters League will launch their 2021 season on ESPN2. One of the marquee fights will feature former Penn State and Arizona State wrestler Bubba Jenkins taking on former Ohio State wrestler Lance Palmer. While this will be their first fight, the then Big Ten rivals had a rather extensive four-match series during the 2007-2008 season. The following looks back at how those matches were covered by Penn State's sports information department.