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Junior Assuncao signs deal with XFC

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In 2010, Assuncao, a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Black Rope in Capoeira, defeated John Mahlow to capture the XFC Lightweight Championship. Before being able to defend his new title, Assuncao was offered the opportunity to return to the UFC, so with the blessing of XFC President John Prisco, Junior was let out of his contract and he respectfully vacated his belt. Read More »

Ian Stephens vs. Ryan Thomas set for XFC 25: ‘Boiling Point’

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On September 6, 2013, two of Xtreme Fighting Championship's newest signees will face off LIVE on AXS TV, when undefeated Ian Stephens and MMA veteran Ryan "The Tank Engine" Thomas meet at XFC 25: Boiling Point. The Welterweight match up will take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center, in Albuquerque, New Mexico and it will serve as an elimination bout, as the company draws closer to crowning its first 170 pound Champion. Read More »

BluegrassMMA Live with John Prisco and more tonight at 9 p.m. ET

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A huge weekend is on tap in our world and tonight we look to break down just a portion of it. The fun kicks off Friday night with XFC 24 from Tampa, Florida as Scott Holtzman looks to take the XFC lightweight championship but standing in his way is a former champ and grizzled veteran of the sport in John Mahlow. A huge card is on tap from the USF Sundome. Saturday night we travel to Florence, KY for a stacked card at Turf Wars 12. Eugene Perrin puts his undefeated pro record on the line against fellow unbeaten Robert White. Read More »

Nick Newell fires back at XFC

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It was announced by Florida-based MMA promotion Xtreme Fighting Championships on Friday they had stripped their lightweight champion Nick Newell (9-0) of his title for refusing to fight Scott Holtzman (4-0) in the XFC 24 main event on June 14, a fight the organization had been promoting and selling tickets to for some time. Read More »

Nick Newell stripped of XFC title after refusing to fight Scott Holtzman

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The main event of XFC 24 was set to pit fast rising lightweight Scott Holtzman (4-0) against the champion Nick Newell (9-0). Newell made his way through the ranks after the XFC signed him following their open fighter tryouts. Holtzman won his way into the promotion as an amateur and has since finished three of his four opponents to capture the number one contender spot for Newell's belt. We learned today that Newell has refused to sign a contract to fight Holtzman. Read More »

Luis Santos brings deep well of experience to XFC debut

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Luis "Sapo" Santos (54-9-1) has quite the resume going into his XFC 23 "Louisville Slugfest" match up with Shamar Bailey. Santos has recorded 54 wins in his mixed martial arts career that dates back to 2000. He brings that experience into a fight with a solid wrestler and UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator veteran in Shamar Bailey(15-8-0). Read More »

‘XFC 22: Crossing the Line’ weigh-in results and photos

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It all goes down Friday night inside the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina for "XFC 22: Crossing the Line". Tonight though 21 of the 22 fighters made weight with one lone fighter coming up just short. It appears D'Juan Owens (6-4) was 1.2lbs over the limit, weighing in at 147.2 in his featherweight bout against Nate "The Train" Landwehr (2-0). The fight is still a go though. Read More »

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