On December 13th, Xtreme Fighting Championships will crown its 4th title holder, when Frank Sharipov and Deivison Ribeiro battle for the company’s 145 pound championship. After years of intense scouting and building a solid roster of fighters, the XFC started 2013 with the promise of establishing champions in several of its weight classes. Now that the men’s Lightweight, women’s Strawweight, and women’s Flyweight title holders have been established, the Featherweights will have their moment; as Sharipov and Ribeiro square off for their chance to join the elite group of champions in the industry’s fastest growing promotio
Fresh off the success of Night of Champions III in Nashville, Xtreme Fighting Championships has now set its sights on a new territory. December 13, 2013 will mark the traveling promotions first trip to the Northern U.S., when XFC 27: Frozen Fury invades Muskegon, Michigan. The weather outside will be frigid, but the action inside the LC Walker Arena will be red hot when XFC President John Prisco and crew treats the crowd to 12 action packed fights.
The contracts are signed and the Featherweight Main Event is set for XFC 27 in Muskegon, MI Live on AXS TV Friday Dec. 13th. Former XFC Lightweight World Champion Junior Assuncao (14-5) returns to the cage ready to face off against newly signed 22 year old Daniel Swain (10-2). The two will collide in the headlining fight, just after the Featherweight Co-Main event which will decide the new champion in the division. As if any more incentive is needed, a new title holder being crowned just 1 fight prior their time to shine is sure to give the two fighters an even bigger reason to get the win that night.
Measuring the the significance of experience for a mixed martial artist is a tricky thing to do. When breaking down fights and analyzing match ups one factor that always gets noted is the number of fights and level of experience. Sometimes experience seems to help but many times talent reigns heavy on a fight.
XFC 26: NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS III took place Friday night at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. ProMMAnow.com was on the scene with the LIVE results and PLAY-BY-PLAY and also snapped the following images from the AXStv televised main card headlined with a lightweight title bout between Scott Holtzman vs. Roger Carroll.
Justin Davis must be confident or crazy. Davis has agreed on short notice to step up and fight Luis Santos this Friday at XFC 26. Davis is 13-11 and coming off back to back losses but a win over Santos could put him back on the right track. Davis is a Strikeforce veteran who has fought a who’s who in the world of mixed martial arts.