ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) reporter Gary Thomas caught up with rising middleweight Reggie Pena (10-5) following his second round submission victory over UFC veteran John Salter (8-3) in the “XFC 18: Music City Mayhem” main event in Nashville, Tenn. Pena discussed his victory over Salter and where he goes from here.
Heavyweight prospect Scott “The Bear” Barrett (13-3) added another feather in his winner’s cap with a rather oddly-scored split decision win over Mike Russow training partner, Gabriel Salinas-Jones (5-3), at “XFC 18: Music City Mayhem” last Friday night in Nashville, Tenn. ProMMAnow.com reporter Gary Thomas caught up with Barrett after the bout to talk about his performance, to get his take on the judges’ scorecards and find out what’s next.
It took Albuquerque’s Heather Jo Clark, of Team Jackson/Winkeljohn, under two minutes to get the fight to the ground and submit Avery Vilche this past Friday night at “XFC 18: Music City Mayhem” in Nashville, Tenn. It was a bit of redemption for Clark who suffered a TKO loss in her last fight against Marianna Kheyfets at XFC 16 in February when the doctor stopped the bout after the first round due to concern over Clark’s eye being swollen.
Nashville MMA featherweight Luke Sanders improved his undefeated record to 4-0 this past Friday night with a first round TKO stoppage of Reaction MMA’s Zach Sanders on the HDNet televised main card of “XFC 18: Music City Mayhem” in Nashville, Tenn. ProMMAnow.com reporter Gary Thomas caught up with Luke Sanders after the bout to talk about the win.
Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Donald “High Intensity” Wallace handed Nashville, Tennessee’s Jason Blackford his first professional loss last Friday night at “XFC 18: Music City Mayhem” live on HDNet from the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) reporter Gary Thomas caught up with Wallace immediately after the bout to talk about his win.
ProMMAnow.com’s exclusive XFC 18 post-fight interviews keep on coming as our own Gary Thomas talks with American Top Team middleweight Joe Ray following his second round submission of Nashville’s Dustin West. Ray talks about the fight and also calls out Jeremy Smith who gave him his first pro loss in 2010.
ProMMAnow.com’s Gary Thomas caught up with SSF Academy’s Michael Graham following his unanimous decision win over Cory Robison at “XFC 18: Music City Mayhem” Friday night at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Although Graham and Robison were both making their pro debuts, Graham felt a lot of people were underestimating him coming into the fight.
From Justin Pennington’s first round knockout of Dave Hurst in the opening preliminary bout, to Joe Ray’s violent stoppage of Dustin West to kick off the televised main card on HDNet, to Reggie Pena’s amazing come-from-behind submission of John Salter in the main event, ProMMAnow.com photographer Josh Cross captured it all at XFC 18 in Nashville.