Jacoby closes in on the big time in MMA

October 3, 2011 0 Comments

For the better part of three years, Dustin Jacoby had a tough time winning as the quarterback of the Culver-Stockton College and Quincy University football teams. The Concord Triopia graduate was winless in two seasons with C-SC. In 2009, he became the starter at QU and got hurt in his first game, a game the Hawks pulled out in overtime at Indiana State.

Now a professional mixed martial arts fighter, Jacoby hasn’t had any problems finding success. He’s 6-0 with five knockouts as a pro and is getting a shot at the big time later this month. Jacoby will fight in UFC 137 on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas. Jacoby is scheduled to face Brad Taveras as part of the undercard for the event, which is being headlined by the Georges St. Pierre-Carlos Condit bout.

Jacoby’s a replacement for Tim Credeur, who had to withdraw from the bout with an unspecified injury. Taveras is 7-1 overall and 2-1 in UFC bouts. Unfortunately, the bout is currently schedule to be an untelevised preliminary bout. UFC 137 is available on pay-per-view and part of the undercard will be shown on Spike TV.

Since leaving the QU program after his junior season, Jacoby’s been training to be an MMA pro. He’s working with Marc Fiore, who is set to open his own gym later this month in Springfield, Ill.

I’m trying to get a hold of Jacoby for a story to be published in the Herald-Whig.

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