by: Jack Bratcher
Tonight, Saturday Sept.13, UFC heavyweight veteran, Gan “The Giant” McGee comes out of retirement to face Clarksville, Tennessee’s own, Jonathan Ivey at Xtreme Fighting Championship’s SOAF 5 in Tampa, Florida. The event is called “Salute to Our Armed Forces 5 – Return of the Giant” and is being held at the St. Pete Times Forum in the Channelside district of Tampa. If you are in the area you need to get to this now! The entire day is filled with festivities beginning at at 1pm with music, vendors, bikes, bikinis, drinks, and a tribute to first responders. Doors open at 5pm, opening ceremony at 6:15pm, and the first bout is at 7pm CST.
Here is the best news for MMA fans: you can watch all ten fights in the comfort of your own home online as the show will be streamed live via webcast starting at 7pm CST. The webcast costs only $9.99. Just think, for the price of going to the movies you can watch ten live mixed martial arts fights at home in your underwear kicked back in your recliner. What could be better?
Here’s the full fight card for XFC: Salute Our Armed Forces 5 “Return of the Giant” airing live on www.mmaxfc.com at 7pm CST, Saturday, Sept.13, 2008: