[ads1]“XFC 24: Collision Course” takes place this evening at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. In the main event Scott “Hotsauce” Holtzman faces John Mahlow for the XFC lightweight title. Mahlow was the XFC’s very first 155 pound champion several years ago and hopes to reclaim his former glory this evening, but standing in his way is Knoxville, Tennessee’s Holtzman who remains undefeated in his pro MMA career and is 4-0 in the XFC cage.
In the co-main event, Florida’s Reggie “The Regulator” Pena faces North Carolina’s Ricky “The Sniper” Rainey in a middleweight bout sure to produce fireworks. Also, dangerous 65-fight veteran Luis “Sapo” Santos looks for his 57th win as he takes on Washington’s Dave “Insane” Courchaine at welterweight.
In the lone women’s MMA bout on the card, Michigan’s Kelly Warren welcomes Arizona’s Cortney Casey to the pro ranks in a flyweight match-up. All this and much much more. The XFC 24 main card airs live on AXStv starting at 9 p.m. ET. ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary of the action.
XFC 24 quick results:
MAIN CARD (AXStv – 9 p.m. ET)
- (155 Title) Scott Holtzman def. John Mahlow by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (2:53)
- Ricky Rainey def. Reggie Pena by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:33)
- Luis “Sapo” Santos def. Dave Courchaine by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (:10)
- Eric Reynolds def. Kevin Forant by submission (Arm Triangle) Rd 1 (4:13)
- Cortney Casey def. Kelly Warren by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 1 (3:33)
- Deivison Ribeiro def. Shah Bobonis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINAR CARD (Not Televised)
- John Cofer def. Chad Livingston by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Nick Smith def. Ladarious Jackson by disqualification (illegal knee) Rd 2 (2:38)
- Patrick Williams def. Gabe Maldonado by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (:50)
- Jason Ignacek def. Ken Crowder by submission (Triangle Choke) R 2 (1:03)
- Gilbert Burgos def. Jason Gladey by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
XFC 24 play-by-play:
Shah Bobonis vs. Deivison Ribeiro
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Left hook, right cross from Bobonis. Inside thigh kick from Ribeiro. High kick from Ribeiro is checked. Left hook from Bobonis does not connect. Big leg kick from Ribeiro. Bobonis shoots and gets the takedown. Ribeiro gets to a knee, gets up, eats a knee, clinch, left clubbing hand from Ribeiro on the break. Bobonis with a leg kick rides high to the groin. Time called. Touch gloves. Nice jab from Bobonis. Ribeiro trying to counter. Leg kick from Ribeiro. Bobonis just misses a very fast spinning back kick. Leg kick from Ribeiro. Ribeiro catches a body kick, releases. Overhand left from Bobonis misses. Clinch, he shrugs Bobonis off. They reset. Leg kick from Ribeiro. Overhand right from Bobonis, clinch, he pushes Ribeiro to the cage, backs out. Flying knee from Bobonis. Ribeiro ducks a spinning backfist. Leg kick from Ribeiro. He ducks a left hook and puts Bobonis on his back before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Ribeiro.
Round 2 – Touch gloves. Right hand from Bobonis. Ribeiro counters. Hard body kick from Ribeiro. Big leg kick. Spinning back kick does not fully connect from Ribeiro. Front kick knocks Bobonis back. Bobonis gets caught and dropped with a left hook coming in. Ribeiro follows up with a couple punches as Bobonis gets right up. He fires back with a left hook. He checks a leg kick. Nice counter left from Ribeiro. Left straight and left hook from Bobonis. Nice leg kick from Bobonis buckles Ribeiro’s leg. Nice Ribeiro leg kick, they exchange left hooks. Right hand from Bobonis. Ribeiro catches a knee and puts Bobonis on his back, dives in with a left but Bobonis gets to his feet quickly. They square up. High kick from Bobonis checked. Leg kick from Bobonis but pays for it by eating a right hand. Leg kick Ribeiro. PMN sees it 10-9 for Ribeiro.
Round 3 – Touch gloves. Left hook from Bobonis, shoots, stuffed. Nice right counter from Bobonis. Shoots for a single, Ribeiro stuffs it. Left hook from Bobonis. Front kick from Ribeiro. Nice right from Ribeiro. Left counter from Ribeiro. Right counter. Again. Misses a spinning backfist. Right hand from Bobonis but does not bring his hand back. Front kick Ribeiro. Bobonis leaving his punches out, got countered with a nice kick. High kick from Ribeiro. Bobonis shoots from outside, stuffed. Nice left on the chin from Bobonis. Right from Ribeiro. Left right Ribeiro. Leg kick from Bobonis, eats a right, repeat. Eats another counter right and a leg kick. Bobonis shoots, stuffed again. Left right from Ribeiro. Bell. Bow. Done. PMN sees it 10-9 and 30-27 for Ribeiro. First round was closest and could go either way.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Deivison Ribeiro def. Shah Bobonis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kelly Warren vs. Cortney Casey
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Leg kick Casey. High kick from Casey scores. Leg kick. Again, body kick. The former soccer player has nice kicks. Now she blasts Warren with a couple right hands, clinch against the cage, knees from Casey. Warren is bleeding next to her nose under her eye. Big knee from Casey then unloads some punches backing Warren up to the center. Leg kick from Casey. Two big right hands, she pushes Warren to the cage. Now jumps on Warren’s back, both hooks in while standing and looking for the choke. Warren with two on one, preventing the full choke but Casey has one arm locked pretty well. Still standing leaning against the cage. Now she gets the full choke on and this fight is over. Pure domination for Casey in her pro debut.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Cortney Casey def. Kelly Warren by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 1 (3:33)
Kevin Forant vs. Eric Reynolds
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Forant comes out quick, shoots, switches to a single, gets Reynolds down to one knee but his back up. Forant never lets go, goes for the double. Reynolds dropping some elbows to his head. Tries to get on Reynolds back but falls off the front. Reynolds picks him up for a piledriver. Yes a real piledriver. High kick from Forant, but ducks right into a round kick from Reynolds. He clinches up, drops levels and gets Reynolds to his butt. Reynolds gets up and lands a knee from a Thai plum. High kick, left hand from Forant, clinch against the cage as Forant shoots in for the single, tries to take Reynolds’ back. Back to the feet they square up. Nice Thai plum and knee to Forant’s noggin. But Forant drives through for the takedown. Reynolds’ back to the cage, he gets to his feet, holding a standing arm triangle and…. Forant taps out! Amazing performance! It’s a Wrap!
And yes, we’ve got the GIF of the piledriver thanks to Mr. @ZProphet_MMA:
OFFICIAL RESULT: Eric Reynolds def. Kevin Forant by submission (Arm Triangle) Rd 1 (4:13)
Dave Courchaine vs. Luis Santos
Round 1 – One high kick from Santos and Courchaine goes down. Santos follows up with seven quick punches as Courchaine lays there. The ref stops it. Courchaine gets up complaining but the ref says he took seven shots. Replay looks as though it could have been a bit quick as Courchaine was covering up but he got dropped hard. Sapo is a freaking BEAST! I want to see this guy in the UFC.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Luis “Sapo” Santos def. Dave Courchaine by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (:10)
Ricky Rainey vs. Reggie Pena
Round 1 – Pena comes out with the clinch. Body shots and knees from Rainey and takes top position as Pena tries for a trip takedown. Rainey on top in half guard. Pena gets full guard, trying to hold Rainey close, goes for an armbar, Rainey pulls out, landing some short elbows a few small punches but Pena defending well. Rainey almost in mount, lands a couple nice punches and he takes Pena’s back as Pena rolls over. Pena gets to his feet, looking for the takedown against the cage. Knee to body from Rainey. Body shots from Pena as they wrestle in the clinch. Body shot from Rainey, knee. Elbow over the top from Pena. Thai plum and a couple knees from Rainey. They square up for the first time in the fight. Rainey shoots in after a brief exchange. Rainey puts him on rubber legs after landing some big punches. Pena takes off running the other direction and runs right into a head kick. Pena goes down and Rainey finishes him off with massive punches knocking his mouthpiece across the cage.
Oh, you knew it was coming:
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ricky Rainey def. Reggie Pena by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:33)
(155 Title) Scott Holtzman vs. John Mahlow
Round 1 – Nice staredown. Touch gloves. High kick from Mahlow checked, he shoots in, nice takedown but Holtzman right back to his feet. Mahlow presses him to the cage. Knee from Holtzman. Mahlow backs out. Holtzman comes after him, clinched, he pushes Mahlow to the cage. Mahlow turns him around with underhooks. Knee from Holtzman, he turns him around. Right hand from Holtzman. Dirty boxing from Holtzman. Looks like Mahlow has a cut on his forehead. They continue wrestling in the clinch. Knee from Mahlow. Holtzman turns him around, knees to thigh. Nice knee to gut from Holtzman. Uppercut, spinning elbow that lands. Knees to thigh. Mahlow returns same. Knee from Holtzman to body, grabs a single and trips the back leg putting Mahlow on his back. Holtzman comes in with a big right and takes top control with half guard. Holtzman postures up with punches. Stands up and dives in with a right, now inside full guard. PMN has it 10-9 for Holtzman who lands a couple more before the bell.
Round 2 – Touch gloves. Front kick and a right hand from Holtzman. Mahlow catches a kick, but loses it and slips back to the ground. Holtzman hops up and takes top control. Holtzman stacks him with punches, landing some nice shots as Mahlow tries to cover up. Holtzman in half guard dropping elbows that open up a cut and he’s bleeding badly now. Holtzman working the ground and pound, pushes Mahlow to the corner of the cage. Mahlow turtles up and Holtzman attacks relentlessly with punches and the ref steps in to save the bloody and battered veteran. Too bad we didn’t get to see Nick Newell vs. Holtzman but maybe one day!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Scott Holtzman def. John Mahlow by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (2:53)
All GIFs courtesy @ZProphet_MMA.