Xtreme Fighting Championships

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Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC)
Type Private
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Founded 2006
Founder(s) John Prisco
Headquarters Tampa, Florida, United States
Website http://www.officialxfc.com/

Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) is a United States mixed martial arts (MMA) organization that has produced stadium fight cards in Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, runs MMA-themed gyms[1] , and sells MMA-related merchandise. The company is also pursuing international ventures in at least 12 other countries.[2] Based out of Tampa, the organization was credited by the Tampa Tribune for setting the Florida statewide attendance record for an MMA event when they drew over 11,000 fans to the St. Pete Times Forum on November 11, 2007[3] and was credited in September 2008 by Yahoo Sports for being "the best kept secret in the sport.[4]" On February 20, 2009, XFC produced the first-ever professional MMA fight card in Tennessee state history, drawing 5,200 fans at the Thompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville.[5]

XFC programming airs in various regional markets, as well as nationwide on HDNet, with four live fight cards having aired on HDNet in 2009, four live fight cards in 2010, and options for 2011.[6]

Differentiating itself from rival MMA organizations like UFC, Affliction and Strikeforce, XFC has adopted a more grassroots, fan-friendly persona.[7]

According to XFC president John Prisco, the company's philosophy is that "...there’s more undiscovered talent in MMA than established talent. Modern MMA is only about 18 years old, and each year exponentially more aspiring fighters join the sport by training in an MMA gym, entering amateur tournaments, or competing on the pro level. ...XFC firmly believes that there are dozens of fighters – maybe more – toiling away in anonymity in MMA gyms and low-end fight cards worldwide that could dominate the most celebrated champions of today. Maybe not right now – maybe they’d need a year or two of intense training, combined with the support of a promotion like the XFC that’s willing to invest its resources in their long-term development – but the undiscovered talent is definitely out there... And we’re gonna find it."[8]

XFC also owns and operates MMA training facilities for professional fighters, amateur fighters, and children. For kid's MMA training, the children wear protective gear and "fight" in a controlled environment to limit injuries.[9]

History[edit]

XFC 1: Dynamite[edit]

The organization's first stadium event was called XFC 1: Dynamite and was staged at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida on November 11, 2007. The show officially drew over 11,000 MMA fans, tripling the former record for attendance at an MMA event in the state of Florida.[3] XFC president John Prisco claims that the actual attendance number was closer to 13,000.[10]

XFC 2: Rage in the Cage[edit]

The XFC returned to the St. Pete Times forum on March 2, 2008, with a show called XFC 2: Rage in the Cage. Among the celebrities in attendance was former professional wrestling star Hulk Hogan, who watched his nephew David Bollea win his professional debut on the XFC undercard.[11] Bollea had issued a to boxer-versus-MMA fighter challenge to boxing champion Floyd Mayweather leading up to his fight.[12]

XFC 3: Battle in the Bluegrass[edit]

XFC 3: Battle in the Bluegrass event was the company's first show staged outside of Florida, taking place at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky and drew 6,000 fans on Saturday, June 7; a small riot broke out after the main event, when local favorite Benny Stanley was choked out by Scott Porter in 13 seconds, leading to one arrest. Another known local Brad Chamberlain won via KO in the first round.[13] WNKY, Lexington's NBC News affiliate, reported that XFC set the Kentucky statewide record for MMA attendance with the promotion.[14]

XFC 4: Judgement in the Cage[edit]

XFC 4: Judgement in the Cage[15] returned to the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa on June 28, 2008 and drew over 10,700 fans, at the time the second largest crowd for an MMA promotion in Florida history.[16]—trailing only XFC's first Dynamite for the overall Florida attendance record. John "Mulatto Mauler" Mahlow defeated Eben "The Big O" Oroz by unanimous decision for the XFC lightweight title in the main event, and in the undercard, the much-heralded Matt Juncal—a three-time high school state wrestling champion from nearby Brandon, Florida and a former college All American wrestler[17]—made his MMA debut, defeating the also-debuting Jeff Mansir by submission in the first round.

XFC 5: Return of the Giant[edit]

The main event of XFC's fifth show, XFC 5: Return of the Giant, which took place on September 13, 2008 at the St. Pete Times Forum, featured the MMA comeback of Gan McGee.[18] McGee, who stands six-foot, 10-inches tall and is known as "The Giant," had last fought on American soil during a UFC Pay-Per-View, when he battled heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia for UFC's world title. The fight ended up being highly controversial; Sylvia defeated McGee, but tested positive for steroids in a post-fight drug test. Sylvia was suspended by the Nevada Boxing Commission for six-months and was stripped of his title,[19] but McGee was never granted a rematch, nor was the loss expunged from his record. McGee faced Johnathan Ivey, a 250-pound brawler who stated that McGee "should've stayed retired.[20]"

Ivey failed to deliver on his pre-fight promise: a record-setting 11,200 fans watched McGee defeat Ivey by second round knockout.[21]

XFC 6: Clash of the Continents[edit]

On December 5, 2008, XFC closed out the year with its sixth promotion, XFC 6: Clash of the Continents, returning once again to the St. Pete Times Forum. The show featured a heavyweight showdown in the main event, with the top-ranked heavyweight in Africa, South African heavyweight champion Rico Hattingh, against undefeated American heavyweight Chad Corvin.[22] Also on the card was the MMA debut of four-time world female boxing champion of Chevelle Hallback, in the XFC's first-ever female cage fight.[23]

Hallback won by TKO in the first round,[24] and Corvin beat Hattingh, knocking out the South African heavyweight champion.[25]

Among the celebrities in attendance were Linda Hogan, her young boyfriend, and her son Nick Hogan. When the three were introduced to the crowd, the audience booed loudly. Video of the Hogans getting booed at the XFC event aired on E!, TMZ, and celebrity websites like Perez Hilton.[26]

XFC 7: School of Hard Knox[edit]

XFC made history on February 20, 2009 when it produced the first-ever professional MMA show in Tennessee state history;[27] the Tennessee state legislature had legalized MMA only months earlier.[28] At XFC 7: School of Hard Knox, former University of Tennessee football player Ovince St. Preux knocked out CT Turner with a kick to the head[29] and Chad Corvin stayed undefeated by stopping the then-6-0 Scott Barrett in the first round.[30]

XFC 8: Regional Conflict[edit]

XFC 8 was set in Knoxville on the night of April 25, 2009. Jarrod Card defeated Bruce Connors by unanimous decision in the main event of the evening to claim the XFC featherweight title. Light heavyweight prospect Ovince St. Preux, who has gone on to compete in Strikeforce, submitted his opponent, Ombey Mobley, via calf slicer.

XFC 9: Evolution[edit]

XFC 9 was held in Tampa Bay on September 5, 2009. The card was headlined by a fight between Jon Koppenhaver and Florida native Mikey Gomez. Koppenhaver won the bout via technical knockout early in the third round.

XFC 10: Night of Champions[edit]

Remaining in Tampa Bay, XFC hosted their tenth event on March 19, 2010. Jarrod Card submitted Jason Wood with a rear naked choke to retain the XFC featherweight title in the feature bout. Junior Assuncao caught John Mahlow in a guillotine choke in the first round of their bout to capture the XFC lightweight title.

XFC 11: The Next Generation[edit]

Tampa Bay saw the eleventh XFC event on July 9, 2010. In the feature bout, Micah Miller knocked out former top ranked Florida featherweight Bruce Connors inside of one round. Miller connected with a knee from the Thai plum and threw a flurry of punches, ending with a left jab.

XFC 12: Mayhem[edit]

XFC 12 took place on October 10, 2010 a non sanctioned bout in Kyrenia, Cyprus. In the feature bout, XFC Featherweight Champion Jarrod Card submitted Tony Hervey with a rear naked choke in a 150 lb. catchweight bout. Meanwhile, highly ranked welterweight prospect Joe Ray stopped Gerardo Julio Gallegos in the first round do to a cut over the eye in their bout.

XFC 13: Unstoppable[edit]

XFC returned to Tampa Bay for their thirteenth event, which occurred on Decembmer 3, 2010. A featherweight title bout between Jarrod Card and Luis Palomino headlined the card. The bout went all five rounds, with Palomino winning a unanimous decision. Chris Barnett defeated Mario Rinaldi by TKO in the second round of their bout, while prospect Joe Ray dropped a split decision to South African Jeremy Smith.[31]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Luis Palomino def. Jarrod Card (c) Decision (unanimous) 5 5:00 [a]
Heavyweight Chris Barnett def. Mario Rinaldi TKO (punches) 2 1:44
Women's Flyweight Marianna Kheyfets def. Marissa Caldwell Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Gabriel Salinas-Jones def. Parker Porter Submission (neck crank) 1 4:50
Welterweight Ian Stephens def. Joe Heink Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight Jeremy Smith def. Joe Ray Decision (split) 3 5:00
Featherweight Jason Hicks def. Mike Milmerstadt KO (punch) 1 1:36
Featherweight Joe Calavitta def. Horacio Rodriguez Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:16
Middleweight Sammy Rodriguez def. Joe Johnson Submission (rear naked choke) 1 2:01
Lightweight Avery McPhatter def. Mark Brown Submission (rear naked choke) 2 4:50
  1. ^ XFC Featherweight Championship


XFC 14: Resurrection[edit]

Oct. 21, 2011

  • Jamie Varner def Nate Jolly via TKO (strikes) at 1:09 of round one
  • Carmelo Marrero def Scott Barrett via unanimous decision
  • Marianna Kheyfets def Molly Helsel via unanimous decision
  • Reggie Pena def Josh Clark via unanimous decision
  • Nicolae Cury def Elijah Harshbargar via submission (armbar) at 1:27 of round one
  • Mikey Gomez def Mike Bernhard via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:50 of round two
  • John Mahlow def Bruce Connors via unanimous decision. (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)[32]

XFC 15: Tribute[edit]

Dec. 2, 2011 MAIN CARD (HDNet)

  • Lightweight bout: Eric Reynolds def. Jonates Novaes by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
  • Women's (115 lbs.) bout: Carla Esparza def. Felice Herrig by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
  • Lightweight bout: Nick Newell def. Denis Hernandez by submission (heel hook) Rd 1 (1:11)
  • Welterweight bout: Corey Hill def. Charlie Rader by submission (D’arce Choke) Rd 1 (3:58)
  • Heavyweight bout: Brandon Sayles def. Imani Lee by submission (verbal) Rd 1 (3:09)
  • Welterweight bout: Ryan Thomas def. John Kolosci by submission (modified triangle choke) Rd 1 (4:46)
  • Bantamweight bout: Marlon Moraes def. Chris Manuel by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)

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XFC 16: High Stakes[edit]

Feb. 10, 2012 MAIN CARD (HDNet)[34]

  • Catchweight (160 lbs) bout: Jamie Varner defeated Drew Fickett via submission (punches) at 0:40 of round 1.
  • Middleweight bout: Josh Samman defeated Mikey Gomez via submission (punches) at 3:37 of round 1.
  • Women's 125 lbs bout: Marianna Kheyfets defeated Heather Clark via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 1.
  • Catchweight (130 lbs) bout: Chris Wright defeated Len Cook via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
  • Super Heavyweight bout: Chase Gormley defeated Brandon Sayles via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Middleweight bout: Amaechi Oselukwue defeated Julio Gallegos via KO (punch) at 1:23 of round 1.
  • Middleweight bout: Dustin West defeated Stoney Hale via TKO (punches) at 1:23 of round 1.

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XFC 17: Apocalypse[edit]

April 13, 2012 MAIN CARD (HDNet)

  • Lightweight bout: Eric Reynolds def. Luciano Dos Santos via unanimous decision
  • Featherweight bout: Marlon Moraes def. Jarrod Card via KO at 0:48 of round 1
  • Catchweight bout: (152 lbs.): Nick Newell def. Chris Coggins via unanimous decision
  • Women's 115 lbs.: Felice Herrig def. Patricia Vidonic via unanimous decision
  • Welterweight bout: Charles Blanchard def. Johnny Davis via unanimous decision
  • Lightweight bout: Jason Wood def. Ronnie Rogers via submission (guillotine) at 2:15 of round 2
  • Middleweight bout: Joel Cooper def. Amaechi Oselukwue via unanimous decision

PRELIMINARY CARD:

  • Light Heavyweight bout: Teddy Holder def. Bobby Carter by submission (armbar) at 3:27 of round 1
  • Catchweight bout, (187 lbs.): Bradley Stafford def. Tommy Roberts by unanimous decision
  • Featherweight bout: Steven Durr def. Michael Manley by unanimous decision

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XFC 18: Music City Mayhem[edit]

Xtreme Fighting Championships, the East Coasts largest MMA promotion ventured to Nashville, TN Friday June 22, 2012 for the first time in the promotions history. Originally based in Tampa, Florida, the promotion which continues to draw more and more attention from the MMA community, is burning through a phenomenal East Coast MMA tour in 2012.

MAIN CARD (AXStv):

  • Middleweight bout: Reggie Pena def. John Salter by submission (guillotine) Rd 2 (0:36)
  • Heavyweight bout; Scott Barrett def. Gabriel Salinas-Jones by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Flyweight bout: Heather Jo Clark def. Avery Vilche by submission (rear naked choke) Rd 1 (1:03)
  • Featherweight bout: Luke Sanders def. Zachary Sanders by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:53)
  • Lightweight bout: Donny Wallace def. Jason Blackford by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (4:38)
  • Lightweight bout: Scott Holtzman def. Matt Metts by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:13)
  • Welterweight bout: Joe Ray def. Dustin West by submission (arm triangle) Rd 2 (1:04)

PRELIMINARY CARD:

  • Lightweight bout: Nate Landwehr def. Billy Mullins by KO (punch) Rd 2 (1:21)
  • Middleweight bout: Michael Graham def. Cory Robison by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Welterweight bout: Devan Plaisance def. Jonathan Ivey by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Flyweight bout: Justin Pennington def. Dave Hurst by KO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:32)

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XFC 19: Charlotte Showdown[edit]

Took place on Aug 03, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Grady Cole Center

MAIN CARD (AXS TV)

  • Welterweight bout: Nicolae Cury def. Roger Carroll via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Strawweight bout: Felice Herrig def. Simona Soukupova via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Lightweight bout: Nick Newell def. David Mays via knockout (knees) - Round 1, 2:01
  • Lightweight bout: Jason Hicks def. Shane Crenshaw via submission (armbar) - Round 2, 3:41
  • Lightweight bout: Kevin Forant def. Joe Elmore via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Featherweight bout: Keith Richardson def. Lawson McClure via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 3:40
  • Middleweight bout: Johnny Buck def. Ricky Rainey via knockout (punches) - Round 2, 1:32

PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised)

  • Lightweight bout: Joey Carroll def. Jeff Tharington via TKO (strikes) - Round 1
  • Heavyweight bout: Zach Klouse def. Tony Scarlett via TKO (knees) - Round 1, 3:10
  • Lightweight bout: Carlos Vivas def. Brian Karmolinski via TKO (strikes) - Round 1

XFC 20: High Octane[edit]

Took place on Sept 28, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.

MAIN CARD

  • Lightweight bout: Eric Reynolds def. Lorenzo Borgomeo by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:58, R2
  • lightweight bout: Scott Holtzman def. Chris Coggins by TKO (Strikes) at 4:46, R1
  • Women's Flyweight bout: Sofia Bagherdai def. Sarah Maloy by TKO (Strikes) at 4:01, R1
  • Bantamweight bout: Joby Sanchez def. Chris Dunn by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 1:49, R1
  • Bantamweight bout: Shah Bobonis def. Cornelius Godfrey by Unanimous Decision
  • Welterweight bout: Drew Kennedy def. Anthony Lemon by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:20, R1
  • Featherweight bout: Nate Landwehr def. Chris Wright by TKO (Strikes) at 3:56, R2

Preliminary Bouts:

  • Welterweight bout: Craig Johnson def. Zachary Odom by TKO (Strikes), R2
  • Lightweight bout: Ian Boxhorn def. Chad Perrine by Unanimous Decision
  • Featherweight bout: Adam Hyde def. David Miles by Submission (Rear Naked Choke), R3
  • Welterweight bout: Jake Fine def. Steven Thomas by submission (Rear Naked Choke), R1
  • Bantamweight bout: Tyler Hunley def. Chonci Houston by Unanimous Decision

XFC 21: Night of Champions II[edit]

Took place on Dec. 7, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

MAIN CARD (AXS TV)

  • Lightweight Championship bout: Nick Newell def. Eric Reynolds via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 1:22 (for vacant lightweight title)
  • Welterweight bout: Ryan Thomas def. Corey Hill via submission (armbar) - Round 1, 2:34
  • Women's Flyweight bout: Stephanie Eggink def. Heather Clark via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Welterweight bout: Ricky Rainey def. Donny Wallace via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 1:42
  • Featherweight bout: Jarrod Card def. Keith Richardson via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 2, 0:24

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Middleweight bout: Marcus Finch def. Dustin West via knockout strikes) - Round 1, 0:46
  • Lightweight bout: Jorge Medina def. D.J. Miller via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 3, 2:36
  • Featherweight bout: Cromwell Stewart def. Zachary Hicks via split decision
  • Welterweight bout: Gerric Hayes def. Jason Blackford via TKO - Round 2, 2:56
  • Middleweight bout: Tommy Roberts def. Josh Phelps via TKO - Round 1, 3:07

XFC 22: Crossing The Line[edit]

Took place on Feb. 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Grady Cole Center.

MAIN CARD (AXS TV)

  • Lightweight bout: Scott Holtzman def. Jason Hicks via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) (title eliminator)
  • Welterweight bout: Ricky Rainey def. Joseph Corneroli via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Women's Strawweight bout: Pearl Gonzalez def. Suzie Montero via submission (armbar) Round 1, 4:56
  • Welterweight bout: Roger Carroll def. Josh Eagans via submission (triangle choke) Round 2, 0:59
  • Flyweight bout: D'Angelo Bynum def. Jimmy Fowler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Featherweight bout: D'juan Owens def. Nate Landwehr via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Bantamweight bout: Joseph Carroll def. Len Cook via unanimous decision
  • Lightweight bout: Jeremy Severn def. Aaron Osborne via submission (armbar) Round 1, 4:50
  • Bantamweight bout: Rahshun Ball def. Thomas Campbell via unanimous decision
  • Lightweight bout: Cody Wells def. Luke Neyland via TKO (strikes) Round 1, 2:45
  • Featherweight bout: Carlos Vivas def. Brandon Boggs via TKO Round 1, 3:56

XFC 23: Louisville Slugfest[edit]

Took place on April 19, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky International Convention Centre.

MAIN CARD (AXS TV)

  • Welterweight bout: Luis Santos def. Shamar Bailey via TKO (strikes), Round 1, 1:02
  • Women's Strawweight bout: Stephanie Eggink def. Brianna VanBuren via Decision (unanimous)
  • Featherweight bout: Zack Underwood def. Deivison Ribeiro via Decision (unanimous)
  • Flyweight bout: Joey Diehl def. Eric Moell via Submission (guillotine choke), Round 2, 0:31
  • Middleweight bout: Julio Gallegos def. John Troyer via TKO (strikes), Round 2, 1:41
  • Featherweight bout: B.J. Ferguson def. Charles Stanford via TKO (strikes], Round 1, 0:59

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Lightweight bout: Eugene Perrin def. Augusta Tindall via Decision (unanimous)
  • Middleweight bout: Scott Hope def. Joshua Blanchard via TKO (strikes), Round 1, 1:25
  • Featherweight bout: Brandon Sandefur def. Josh Cooper via Submission (rear naked choke), Round 2, 1:35

AMATEUR CARD

  • Welterweight bout: Brandon Hurst def. Eric Jarvis via Decision (unanimous)

XFC 24: Collision Course[edit]

Took place on June 14, 2013 in Tampa, Florida, USA

  • Lightweight Championship bout: Scott Holtzman def. John Mahlow via TKO (strikes) at 2:53, Round two to win vacant XFC lightweight title
  • Welterweight bout: Ricky Rainey def. Reggie Pena via TKO (strikes) at 4:33 of round one
  • Welterweight bout: Luis Santos def. Dave Courchaine via TKO (strikes) at :10 of round one
  • Lightweight bout: Eric Reynolds def. Kevin Forant by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:13 of round one
  • Women's Flyweight bout: Cortney Casey def. Kelly Warren by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:33 of round one
  • Featherweight bout: Deivison Ribeiro def. Shah Bobonis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Featherweight bout: John Cofer def. Chad Livingston via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Featherweight bout: Nick Smith def. Ladarious Jackson via disqualification (illegal knee) at 2:38 of round two
  • Bantamweight bout: Patrick Williams def. Gabe Maldonado via TKO (punches) at :50 of round one
  • Bantamweight bout: Jason Ignacek def. Kenneth Crowder via submission (triangle choke) at 1:03 of round two
  • Bantamweight bout: Gilbert Burgos def. Jason Gladey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

XFC 25: Boiling Point[edit]

Took place on September 6, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

  • Women's Strawweight Championship bout: Stephanie Eggink def. Angela Magana via Submission (triangle) at 3:10 of round two
  • Welterweight bout: Dheigo Lima def. Ricky Rainey via Decision (unanimous)
  • Welterweight bout: Ryan Thomas def. Rocky France via Submission (triangle choke) at 1:27 of round two
  • Bantamweight bout: Joby Sanchez def. Eric Moell via TKO (elbows) at 3:15 of round one
  • Featherweight Semifinal Tournament bout: Farkhad Sharipov def. Stephen Bass via TKO (punches) at 4:19 of round two
  • Lightweight bout: Lando Vannata def. J.P. Reese via Decision (split)

XFC 26: Night of Champions III[edit]

Will take place on October 18, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Scott Holtzman (c) def. Roger Carroll Decision (unanimous) 5 5:00 [a]
Women's Flyweight Pearl Gonzalez def. Cortney Casey Submission (armbar) 3 4:43 [b]
Featherweight Deivison Ribeiro def. Jason Hicks TKO (strikes) 1 4:08 [c]
Welterweight Luis Santos def. Justin Davis TKO (strikes) 1 0:33
Women's Strawweight Heather Jo Clark def. Hannah Cifers Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Featherweight Luke Sanders def. Zach Underwood TKO (strikes) 2 3:38
  1. ^ XFC Lightweight Championship
  2. ^ Inaugural XFC Women's Flyweight Championship
  3. ^ XFC Featherweight Championship Tournament Semi-Final


XFC 27: Frozen Fury[edit]

Will take place on December 13, 2013 in Muskegon, Michigan, USA

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Deivison Ribeiro def. Farkhad Sharipov Decision (unanimous) 5 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Dom O'grady def. Eric Reynolds Submission (rear naked choke) 2 1:42
Catchweight Dequan Townsend def. Marcus Reynolds KO (kick to the body) 3 2:52
Lightweight Dave Courchaine def. Alex Trevino KO (punch) 2 0:37
Featherweight JP Reese def. Daniel Swain Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 3:37
Welterweight Dominique Steele def. Ryan Thomas Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
  1. ^ XFC Featherweight Championship Tournament Final


XFCI - XFC International 1: Meller vs. French[edit]

Took place on Feb. 8, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Thiago Meller def. Clay French TKO (punches) 1 3:39
Featherweight Fernando Vieira def. Marcelo Rojo Submission (keylock) 2 1:35
Women's Flyweight Silvana Gomez Juarez def. Bianca Daimoni Submission (armbar) 3 4:49 [a]
Lightweight Gilson Lomanto def. Daniel Salas Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Glaucio Eliziario def. Jonathan Ortega Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 [c]
Lightweight Natan Schulte def. Giovanni Arroyo TKO (punches) 3 2:26 [d]
Lightweight Alan Dos Santos def. Marcos Alderete Technical Submission (Peruvian necktie) 1 0:37 [e]
Women's Flyweight Mayerlin Rivas def. Daiana Torquato Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 [f]
  1. ^ XFCI Women's Flyweight Tournament Semifinals
  2. ^ XFCI Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals
  3. ^ XFCI Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals
  4. ^ XFCI Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals
  5. ^ XFCI Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals
  6. ^ XFCI Women's Flyweight Tournament Semifinals


XFCI - XFC International 2: Alvaro vs. Nascimento[edit]

Took place on Mar. 15, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Flavio Alvaro def. Adson Lira Nascimento Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Kalindra Faria def. Aline Serio Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight Pedro Junior def. Erick Montano Submission (brabo choke) 2 4:00 [a]
Featherweight Bruno Aquiles Canetti def. Luan Gazetta Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 [b]
Welterweight Cairo Rocha def. Maurilio Alava Submission (arm triangle choke) 1 1:55 [c]
Featherweight Felipe Douglas def. Rodolfo Rubio Perez Decision (split) 3 5:00 [d]
Welterweight Will Galvao def. Elton Brown Submission (rear naked choke) 1 4:28 [e]
Featherweight Alejandro Villalobos def. Missael Silva de Souza TKO (punches) 2 0:27 [f]
Welterweight Kevin Medinilla def. Alessandro Gambulino Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 [g]
Featherweight Alex Kaspary Marrento def. Cesar Balanta Submission (guillotine choke) 3 2:39 [h]
  1. ^ XFCI Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  2. ^ XFCI Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  3. ^ XFCI Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  4. ^ XFCI Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  5. ^ XFCI Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  6. ^ XFCI Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  7. ^ XFCI Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  8. ^ XFCI Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinal


XFCI - XFC International 3: Santos vs. Morales[edit]

Took place on Mar. 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Luis Santos def. Alfredo Morales KO (front kick) 3 1:34
Bantamweight Allan Nascimento def. Matias Vasquez Submission (armbar) 3 4:20
Middleweight Thiago Rela def. Julio Cesar Cruz Submission (armbar) 1 0:52 [a]
Women's Strawweight Vanessa Melo def. Gloria Bravo Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Christiano Frohlich def. Juan Villanueva TKO (punches) 1 3:35 [c]
Middleweight Miguel Angelo Gentilini def. Rosalio Medrano TKO (punches) 2 3:58 [d]
Middleweight Alberto Pereira Uda def. Wendres Carlos da Silva Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 [e]
Women's Strawweight Vanessa Guimaraes def. Marcela Yineris Decision (split) 3 5:00 [f]
  1. ^ XFCI Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  2. ^ XFCI Women's Strawweight Tournament Semifinal
  3. ^ XFCI Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  4. ^ XFCI Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  5. ^ XFCI Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal
  6. ^ XFCI Women's Strawweight Tournament Semifinal


XFCI - XFC International 4: Dos Santos vs. Lowe[edit]

Took place on Apr. 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Marcos Dos Santos def. Waylon Lowe No Contest 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Kalindra Faria def. Sanja Sucevic Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight Will Galvao def. Cairo Rocha KO (head kick) 1 0:12 [a]
Welterweight Kevin Medinilla def. Pedro Junior Submission (armbar) 2 2:11 [b]
Featherweight Alejandro Villalobos def. Bruno Canetti TKO (punches) 1 4:09 [c]
Lightweight Glaucio Eliziario def. Alan dos Santos Decision (split) 3 5:00 [d]
Middleweight Thiago Rela def. Miguel Gentilini Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:03 [e]
Lightweight Natan Schulte def. Gilson Lomanto TKO (punches) 1 4:28 [f]
Middleweight Alberto Uda def. Christiano Frohlich TKO (punches) 2 2:49 [g]
  1. ^ XFCI Welterweight Tournament Semi Final
  2. ^ XFCI Welterweight Tournament Semi Final
  3. ^ XFCI Featherweight Tournament Semi Final
  4. ^ XFCI Lightweight Tournament Semi Final
  5. ^ XFCI Middleweight Tournament Semi Final
  6. ^ XFCI Lightweight Tournament Semi Final
  7. ^ XFCI Middleweight Tournament Semi Final


XFCI - XFC International 5: Solano vs. Assuncao[edit]

Took place on June 7, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Alejandro Solano vs. Junior Assuncao
Welterweight Pedro Junior vs. Will Galvao [a]
Women's Strawweight Vanessa Guimaraes vs. Gloria Bravo [b]
Featherweight Alejandro Villalobos vs. Felipe Douglas [c]
Flyweight Andre Lourenco vs. Allan Nascimento
Middleweight Alberto Uda vs. Thiago Rela [d]
Lightweight Natan Schulte vs. Glaucio Eliziario [e]
Women's Flyweight Mayerlin Rivas vs. Silvana Gomez [f]
  1. ^ XFCI Welterweight Tournament Final
  2. ^ XFCI Women's Strawweight Tournament Final
  3. ^ XFCI Featherweight Tournament Final
  4. ^ XFCI Middleweight Tournament Final
  5. ^ XFCI Lightweight Tournament Final
  6. ^ XFCI Women's Flyweight Tournament Final


Current champions[edit]

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title Defenses
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg) United States Scott Holtzman June 14, 2013 (XFC 24) 1
Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg) Brazil Deivison Francisco Ribeiro December 13, 2013 (XFC 27) 0
Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg) United States Pablo Alfonso September 5, 2009 (XFC 9) 0
Women's Flyweight 125 lb (57 kg) United States Pearl Gonzalez October 18, 2013 (XFC 26) 0
Women's Strawweight 115 lb (52 kg) Vacant 0

International Tournament Winners[edit]

Division Upper weight limit Champion Won Runner Up
Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg)
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg)
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg)
Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg)
Women's Flyweight 125 lb (57 kg)
Women's Strawweight 115 lb (52 kg)

Title history[edit]

Lightweight Championship[edit]

146 to 155 lbs (66 to 70 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States John Mahlow
def. Eben Oroz
XFC 4:
Judgement in the Cage
Tampa, FL, USA
June 28, 2008 1. def. Luis Palomino at XFC 6: Clash of the Continents on

Dec 5, 2008

2 Brazil Junior Assuncao XFC 10:
Night of Champions
Tampa, FL, USA
March 19, 2010
Assuncao vacated the title when he left XFC for the UFC.
3 United States Nick Newell
def. Eric Reynolds
XFC 21:
Night of Champions II
Nashville, TN, USA
December 7, 2012
Newell was stripped the title on May 10th, 2013 when he refused to defend it against Scott Holtzman.
3 United States Scott Holtzman
def. John Mahlow
XFC 24:
Collision Course
Tampa, Florida, USA
June 14, 2013 1. def. Roger Carroll at XFC 26: Night of Champions III on October 18, 2013

Featherweight Championship[edit]

136 to 145 lbs (61 to 66 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Jarrod Card
def. Bruce Connors
XFC 8:
Regional Conflict
Knoxville, TN, USA
April 25, 2009 1. def. Jason Wood at XFC 10: Night of Champions on

Mar 19, 2010

2 Peru Luis Palomino XFC 13:
Unstoppable
Tampa, FL, USA
December 3, 2010
Palomino vacated title when he signed with Bellator.
3 Brazil Deivison Ribeiro
def. Farkhad Sharipov
XFC 27:
Frozen Fury
Muskegon, Michigan, USA
December 13, 2013

Bantamweight Championship[edit]

126 to 135 lbs (57 to 61 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United Kingdom Jason Goodall
def. Haender Rodriguez
XFC 6:
Clash of the Continents
Tampa, FL, USA
December 5, 2008
2 United States Pablo Alfonso XFC 9:
Evolution
Tampa, FL, USA
September 5, 2009

Women's Flyweight Championship[edit]

116 to 125 lbs
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Pearl Gonzalez
def. Cortney Casey
XFC 26:
Night of Champions III
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
October 18, 2013

Women's Strawweight Championship[edit]

106 to 115 lbs
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Stephanie Eggink
def. Angela Magana
XFC 25:
Boiling Point
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
September 6, 2013
Eggink vacated title on April 22, 2014 when she signed with Invicta FC.[38]

XFC in other media[edit]

In an article previewing Matt Juncal's pro debut, Tampa Tribune sportswriter Eddie Daniels reports that XFC is in talks with a movie production company to allow it to film "Versus"—a movie about an ex-Marine who ends up fighting for the MMA light heavyweight title—at one of XFC's upcoming events.[39]

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