XFC poised for global expansion – first stop Germany

Florida MMA promotion Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) is looking to broaden their horizons by taking their show international. On Dec. 12, 2009, the XFC will hold an event in Berlin, Germany. Following in the footsteps of the UFC in June, the show will mark only the second American based MMA promotion ever to visit Germany.

The Dec. 12 event will feature some of Germany’s own rising MMA talent as well as fighters from the U.S. XFC President John Prisco spoke about the event. “This is an exciting opportunity to showcase the athleticism and skill of XFC fighters internationally,” said Prisco. 

“It will inspire a greater appreciation and awareness of Germany’s local up-and-coming fighters, and simultaneously expose the future American MMA legends abroad. These fighters will be branded in a global market with opportunities solely limited by the way they present themselves in and out of the cage,” Prisco explained.

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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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