Joe Ray talks win over Dustin West at XFC 18; calls out Jeremy Smith’s exclusive XFC 18 post-fight interviews keep on coming as our own Gary Thomas talks with American Top Team middleweight Joe Ray following his second round submission of Nashville’s Dustin West. Ray talks about the fight and also calls out Jeremy Smith who gave him his first pro loss in 2010.

Photo gallery: ‘XFC 18: Music City Mayhem’

From Justin Pennington’s first round knockout of Dave Hurst in the opening preliminary bout, to Joe Ray’s violent stoppage of Dustin West to kick off the televised main card on HDNet, to Reggie Pena’s amazing come-from-behind submission of John Salter in the main event, photographer Josh Cross captured it all at XFC 18 in Nashville.

XFC 18: Music City Mayhem LIVE results and play-by-play is live and on the scene for tonight’s “XFC 18: Music City Mayhem” event which takes place at the Nashville Municipal auditorium. The main event features a match-up between UFC veteran John Salter and the resilient Reggie Pena. In the co-main event, Gabriel Salinas-Jones will look to back up his pre-fight trash talk against Scott Barrett.

XFC President John Prisco talks growth of XFC, women’s MMA and current state of MMA

“XFC 18: Music City Mayhem” hits Nashville, Tenn., this Friday, June 22 and will air live on HDNet. XFC President John Prisco joined us on Pro MMA Now Radio this past week to discuss the card, the growth of the XFC, promoting women’s MMA and the current state of the MMA industry.