Xtreme Fighting Championships is Tennessee bound once again. “XFC 16: High Stakes” will take place in Knoxville on Feb. 10 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, headlined by former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner. XFC officials confirmed today that his opponent in the main event will be against UFC veteran Drew Fickett.

Varner (18-6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) made his XFC debut back in October, scoring a quick first-round KO over Nate Jolly, and is 2-1 since leaving the WEC.

Drew Fickett (41-16 MMA, 4-3 UFC) who has fought just about everywhere imaginable, has lost his last three outings after winning the “Shine Fights 3: 2010 ¬†Lightweight Grand Prix” back in September of 2010. Fickett won the Grand Prix with three straight first-round submission victories on the same night.

Here is a look at the rest of the card:


  • Drew Fickett vs. Jamie Varner
  • Nicolae Cury vs. Corey Hill
  • Heather Clark vs. Marianna Kheyfets
  • Mikey Gomez vs. Josh Samman
  • Brandon Sayles vs. TBA
  • Dustin West vs. Stoney Hale


  • Chris Wright vs. Len Cook
  • Brandon Demastes vs. Scott Holtzman
  • Drew Kennedy vs. Devan Plaisance
  • Shane Matchette vs. Tyler Minton

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