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Carla Esparza vs. Felice Herrig booked for XFC 15 co-main event

A women’s MMA co-main event bout between Carla Esparza (5-2) and Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig (5-3) has been added to “XFC 15: Tribute” on Friday, Dec. 2nd, at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. The event will air LIVE on HDNet.

XFC President John Prisco commented on the match-up:

“I am really excited about the Esparza vs. Herrig being our co-main event. The XFC is going to shine a spotlight on Women’s MMA and these two women are the cream of the crop. This fight will be a classic striker vs. grappler match-up. Felice is one of the top kickboxers in the world and Esparza is a two-time All-American wrestler. I’m really looking forward to seeing how Felice does on the ground. I know she has submission wins under her belt and the guys at Team Curran have made her very well rounded. But you can’t forget about Carla. She is a great wrestler and her striking has gotten much better. I think she will be able to stand with Felice if it doesn’t go to the ground.”

The 24-year-old Esparza has fought twice so far this year, winning one and losing one. She scored a first round submission win over Yadira Anzaldua in April at Evolution Combat. And in her most recent bout she dropped a split decision to American Top Team’s Jessica Aguilar at Bellator 46 in June.

Herrig, 27, has fought three times so far this year. After dropping a decision to Barb Honchak in January, she rebounded with a first round TKO win over Andrea Miller at Chicago Cagefighting Championship in March and a unanimous decision win over Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc at XFO 39 in May.

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  1. The Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) announced the line-up for XFC 15 Tribute which is set for Friday, December 2nd. XFC 15 Tribute takes place from the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL and will be shown live on HDNet beginning at 9:00pm ET.

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