INSIDE MMA (5-22-09)

INSIDE MMA (5-22-09) is back this week with a special military-themed show in honor of Memorial Day. Kenny and Bas are joined on the set by MMA fighters/armed forces veterans Tim Kennedy and Jarrod Card, as well as Matt Larsen, the man behind the Modern Army Combatives Program. In Kruck’s Korner, Ron takes a look at DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix contestant Joe Warren. (NOTE: May take a few minutes for videos to appear as they download)

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XFC 8: REGIONAL CONFLICT (full fight video)

On April 25, 2009 “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” took place in Knoxville, TN at the Thompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus. From the comedic heavyweight antics of Johnathan Ivey and the oversized athleticism of Christopher Barnett to the technical groundwork of former UT linebacker Ovince St. Preux and the main event XFC Featherweight Title Fight, this card was full of action. (Event originally aired on HDNet) Be sure to look for Rich Franklin’s brother as referee.
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Jarrod Card earns XFC Featherweight Title, Lashley signs with the XFC, & Barnett impressive in pro debut

Jarrod Card used a relentless attack earning him the right to take home the XFC featherweight belt against the very game Bruce Connors. The main event for “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” did not disappoint, with the fight going the entire five rounds in a bloody war of attrition between the two warriors.

The show between the featherweights truly impressed XFC president John Prisco, who repeatedly called both of his fighters “true warriors” throughout the bout. With the victory, the new XFC Featherweight Champion, Jarrod Card moves to 10-2-1, while Connors (6-1) received his first loss as a pro, after winning six straight to start his MMA career.

On hand to present the featherweight belt to Card was former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley, who had an announcement of his own to make at the event. Lashley confirmed his busy MMA schedule coming up, and announced that he will be fighting for the XFC in September.

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XFC 8: Regional Conflict – live play by play and results

PRO MMA (promma.info) is live and on the scene from the the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville Tennessee, for XFC 8: Regional Conflict. The main event will be broadcast live on HDNet at 9 PM Eastern.

Former WWE superstar, and recently signed MFC fighter Bobby Lashley will be presenting the XFC Featherweight Title to the winner of the main event fight between Jarrod Card and Bruce Connors.

Also on the card will be Tennessee MMA cult legend Jonathan Ivey taking on Christopher Barnett in a heavyweight showdown, and former University of Tennessee linebacker Ovince St. Preux will be taking on undefeated Ombey Mobley in a light heavyweight bout.

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“XFC 8: Regional Conflict” airs live from Knoxville on HDNet this Saturday, April 25

PRO MMA (promma.info) will be making the trek to Knoxville, Tennessee this weekend in our continuing effort to bring you, our readers, the highest quality MMA coverage possible.

Two months ago, on February 20th, the Xtreme Fighting Championships made MMA history when they came to Knoxville and put on the first ever legally sanctioned professional MMA card in Tennessee history.

On Saturday, April 25th, Xtreme Fighting Championships will make history again as they return to the Volunteer State to hold “XFC 8: Regional Conflict.” It will be the first ever MMA event in Tennessee to be broadcast on HDNet. The action takes place at the Thompson-Boling Arena beginning at 7:00pm ET and the live HDNet broadcast starts at 9:00pm ET.

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XFC announces first two fights for their first live, nationally televised MMA event

Former UT linebacker, Ovince St. Preux will fight at XFC 8 in Knoxville

PRO MMA (promma.info) has received word from the XFC (Xtreme Fighting Championship) on the first two officially signed fights for their April 25th card, which will be held on the University of Tennessee Campus in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The XFC held the first professional mixed martial arts event in Tennessee history on February 20th, 2009 in Knoxville and now they are returning for another “first.” The April 25th event will be the XFC’s first nationally televised fight card and will broadcast LIVE on HDNet. This is a big step for the XFC promotion as well as MMA in Tennessee.

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