PRO MMA ( will be making the trek to Knoxville, Tennessee this weekend in our continuing effort to bring you, our readers, the highest quality MMA coverage possible.

Two months ago, on February 20th, the Xtreme Fighting Championships made MMA history when they came to Knoxville and put on the first ever legally sanctioned professional MMA card in Tennessee history.

On Saturday, April 25th, Xtreme Fighting Championships will make history again as they return to the Volunteer State to hold “XFC 8: Regional Conflict.” It will be the first ever MMA event in Tennessee to be broadcast on HDNet. The action takes place at the Thompson-Boling Arena beginning at 7:00pm ET and the live HDNet broadcast starts at 9:00pm ET.

Former WWE superstar-turned MMA fighter, Bobby Lashley will be presenting the XFC Featherweight Title to the winner of the main event fight between Jarrod Card and Bruce Connors.

Also on the card will be Tennessee MMA cult legend Jonathan Ivey taking on Christopher Barnett in a heavyweight showdown, and former University of Tennessee linebacker Ovince St. Preux will be taking on undefeated Ombey Mobley in a light heavyweight bout.

The HDNet Fights website had this to say about broadcasting “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” – “HDNet Fights makes its first trip to Tennessee for XFC 8. See for yourself why this upstart promotion is drawing in fans by the thousands…”

XFC 8: Regional Conflict:

Rafaello Oliveira vs. John Mahlow
Ombey Mobley vs. Ovince St. Preux
Kenny Garner vs. Maurice Jackson
Gerardo Julio Gallegos vs. CT Turner
Jason Wood vs. Derek Schiffer
Nate Jolly vs. Bobby Stack
Christopher Barnett vs. Johnathan Ivey
Dean Hamilton vs. Corey Krebs
Matt Traylor vs. Richard Boyd
Devan Plaisance vs. Paul McEntee
XFC Featherweight Championship
Jarrod Card vs. Bruce Connors

For more information on the XFC, past, and future events, check out their website at

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