June 17th, 2014 TAMPA, FL – After nearly six months of Latin America expansion and behind the scenes production advances, Xtreme Fighting Championships North American division has finally spoken; LOUDLY. The Tampa, Florida based promotion announced today, not only its long-awaited return to domestic promoting, but also its Main Event for the soon to be announced XFC 28 card, … Read more
Fights on Wednesday, cancelled events, recaps and of course fights on Saturday. So much to talk about that has went on since the last time we got together and it has been less than a week. Bangtown Fightwear is bringing you an all new episode tonight chalked full of news and interviews from a very busy weekend. We will also be giving away two tickets to Saturday’s Bluegrass Brawl event in Lexington.
Rolling right through November, tonight marks episode 70 for Pro MMA Now Radio. Filling in for Jack Bratcher will be owner and editor of MMA-Insider.com John Moorehouse. From XFC tonight we welcome in former UFC fighter and XFC champ Junior Assuncao. Assuncao returns to the cage December 13th in the main event of “Frozen Fury” … Read more
Fresh off the success of Night of Champions III in Nashville, Xtreme Fighting Championships has now set its sights on a new territory. December 13, 2013 will mark the traveling promotions first trip to the Northern U.S., when XFC 27: Frozen Fury invades Muskegon, Michigan. The weather outside will be frigid, but the action inside the LC Walker Arena will be red hot when XFC President John Prisco and crew treats the crowd to 12 action packed fights.
The contracts are signed and the Featherweight Main Event is set for XFC 27 in Muskegon, MI Live on AXS TV Friday Dec. 13th. Former XFC Lightweight World Champion Junior Assuncao (14-5) returns to the cage ready to face off against newly signed 22 year old Daniel Swain (10-2). The two will collide in the headlining fight, just after the Featherweight Co-Main event which will decide the new champion in the division. As if any more incentive is needed, a new title holder being crowned just 1 fight prior their time to shine is sure to give the two fighters an even bigger reason to get the win that night.
In 2010, Assuncao, a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Black Rope in Capoeira, defeated John Mahlow to capture the XFC Lightweight Championship. Before being able to defend his new title, Assuncao was offered the opportunity to return to the UFC, so with the blessing of XFC President John Prisco, Junior was let out of his contract and he respectfully vacated his belt.
Prior to his fight against Baz Cunningham, Freddy Assuncao checked in with The MMA Outsider Podcast to talk about his brothers, his budding fighting career and his future.
ProMMAnow.com talks with Freddy Assuncao, the younger brother of UFC fighters Raphael and Junior Assuncao, about his upcoming fight Friday at Aggression MMA against Baz Cunningham.
In addition, Charles Bennett will replace injured Junior Assuncao Miami, FL (USA): Shine Fight Promotions (Shine Fights) today announced an exciting undercard matchup to the already stacked “WORLDS COLLIDE: MAYORGA VS. THOMAS” pay-per-view fight card, as PRIDE veteran Luciano Azevedo will tangle with rising young star Zac George. This exciting bout will complement the other … Read more