XFN comes to Middle Tennessee

This Saturday night, at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, TN, Extreme Fight Night presents a full card of Mixed Martial Arts and Kick Boxing action.

The XFN has become one of the nation’s top showcase’s of amateur MMA and Kick boxing talent, having seasoned such big name stars as Forrest Griffin, Rory Singer, and Melvin Guillard. The XFN is a launching pad for fighters to organizations like the UFC, WEC, Strikeforce, and the World Combat League.

The creation of former World Kick Boxing Champion and professional boxer Lane Collier, Extreme Fight Night is a unique experience compared to other local, and regional, shows. With 210 shows to his credit in eight years, Lane has fined tuned his promotion to maximize the fight night experience for both fan and fighter.

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UFC Fight Night 18 to be held at The Sommet Center in Nashville, TN

The UFC will hold UFC Fight Night 18 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, TN on April 1st. The UFC had made it known that they would head to Tennessee in 2009; however, a venue had not been decided upon.

Earlier this morning Sommet Center representatives spoke to PRO MMA (http://promma.info) and confirmed the news.

UFN 18 has been rumored to be headlined by WEC Welterweight champion Carlos Condit taking on Martin Kampmann. Condit’s debut in the Octagon would also be Kampmann’s entry into the 170 pound division.

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Joe Lauzon: “He doesn’t want to fight me on the ground”

Joe Lauzon (17-4) held an open work out at Lauzon Mixed Martial Arts yesterday in Bridgewater, MA. “J-Lau” had been preparing to face Hermes Franca at UFC Fight Night 17.

However, Franca tore his ACL while training four days ago forcing the former Lightweight title contender off the card. Jeremy Stephens stepped in as a last minute replacement.

Stephens (14-3) knocked out Rafael dos Anjos back at UFC 91 and has been rumored to face Efrain Escuedero at UFC Fight Night 18 in Nashville, TN on April 1st. Lauzon released an official statement to PRO MMA (http://promma.info) regarding his main event bout next Saturday in Tampa, FL.

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