TAMPA, Fla. – “XFC 11: The Next Generation” took place at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., Friday night featuring a main event between WEC veteran Micah Miller (14-4, 1 NC) and XFC veteran Bruce Connors (8-2).
It was a big leap in competition for Connors, and the leap proved to be too big for the former Marine sniper. It took Miller, the brother of UFC lightweight Cole Miller, just two minutes to knock Connors out and stop him for the first time in his career.
Couture has received criticism, some think unfairly, for trying to ride the coattails of ex-husband, UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. She started fighting professionally when the two were married and continues to fight and carry his last name although divorced.
Many feel she is in over her head in the fight game and it is hard to argue with that after her performance Friday night. Couture was matched up against a woman with no professional fights and got submitted with a triangle choke in the first round.
In her pro debut she had her jaw broke and subsequently wired shut after a beating from Kim Rose and then got brutally molested by Kerry Vera two fights later, and now this. How much longer will Couture put herself through this?
Right now she is probably making some decent money based on nothing more than looking good, being named Couture, and being willing to take a beating. At least the name will last forever.
The young gun Barnett was not impressed. He swung big and hard and opened the HDNet televised portion of the show with a bang, making White his fourth straight knockout victim, and of course gave the fans a breakdancing celebration.
It’s not every day you get to see a 300 lb. man do a back flip.
“XFC 11: The Next Generation” results:
- Khayrullo Kokiev def. Avery McPhatter by Decision (Split) Rd 3, 5:00
- Alex Poulsen def. Jake Albinio by Submission (Armbar) Rd 1, 1:43
- Chris Barnett def. Jay White by KO (Punches) Rd 1, 4:39
- Ian Stephens def. Ryan Quinn by Decision (Unanimous) Rd 3, 5:00
- Jeremy Smith def. Dustin Rhodes by TKO (Punches) Rd 2, 1:05
- Mike Bernhard def. Gerardo Julio Gallegos by TKO (Punches) Rd 1, 3:56
- Marianna Kheyfets def. Kim Couture by Submission (Triangle Choke) Rd 1, 3:06
- Micah Miller def. Bruce Connors by KO (Punch) Rd 1, 2:01