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Former Minnesota Gophers football player fighting for an MMA Championship

Former Minnesota Gophers football star fighting for an MMA Championship
Former Minnesota Gophers football star fighting for an MMA Championship

Bailey Schoenfelder a former standout linebacker for the Minnesota Gophers has his eyes now set on a different championship than football.

The star football player and state champion wrestler is rising in the ranks of MMA.

Schoenfelder was a preferred walk-on back in 2016 and is most known for landing a surprise scholarship from head coach P.J. Fleck. It was awesome too, because Fleck had a U.S. marine parachute onto the field at the football stadium to surprise him with a scholarship offer.

Schoenfelder is the challenger and trying to claim the title from Greg “The Viking King” Velasco (6-1). 

He is currently 4-0 as a fighter and will battle for the heavyweight championship on Friday at the Cage Fury Fighting Championships in New Jersey.

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