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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PRO MMA exclusive interview: Bobby Lashley

PRO MMA (promma.info) spoke with Bobby Lashley on April 25, 2009 at “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” in Knoxville, Tennessee. Bobby talked about his upcoming fight with Bob Sapp, Brock Lesnar, the road he wants to take in MMA, as well as why he did not try out for “The Ultimate Fighter season 10.” (Go HERE … Read more

“All of them better be ready because I’m on my way” – PRO MMA exclusive with Bobby Lashley

Former WWE star turned MMA fighter Bobby Lashley revealed to PRO MMA (promma.info) this past weekend his plans to work with TNA approximately four days a month in addition to his full-time MMA career. According to Lashley, wrestling for TNA would provide him with some much-needed extra income. Traveling back and forth from his home in Colorado to train with American Top Team in Florida is not cheap.

In addition, Lashley filled us in on details surrounding his upcoming fight with Bob Sapp as well as his signing with Maximum Fighting Championship. Lashley attended “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” in Knoxville, TN on April 25th to present the XFC Featherweight Title and to sign a fight contracts with both the MFC and XFC on the same night.

Lashley also gave us his opinion on UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, talked about his conversations with UFC President Dana White, and if there could be a future for him with MMA’s premiere organization.

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XFC 8: REGIONAL CONFLICT photo gallery

PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand at “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on the University of Tennessee Campus. This was the XFC’s second trip to Knoxville and the fans will surely be waiting for the promotion’s promised return.

From the main card opening bout’s highly entertaining heavyweight antics of Johnathan Ivey vs. Christopher Barnett to the technicality of the main event Featherweight Title fight between Jarrod Card vs. Bruce Connors, viewers at home were treated to Xtreme Fighting Championships’ debut on HDNet. In addition to the six fights broadcast on TV, those in attendance were also treated to three undercard fights.

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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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Tennessee MMA cult legend Johnathan Ivey fights at XFC 8 in Knoxville April 25th

PRO MMA (promma.info) will be in Knoxville, Tennessee next weekend covering the Xtreme Fighting Championships as they hold their second show within the state and make their debut on national television.

XFC 8: REGIONAL CONFLICT takes place on April 25th at the Thompson-Boling Arena and will broadcast live exclusively on HDNet.

Among those fighting on the talent-filled card will be Tennessee’s very own MMA cult figure, Johnathan Ivey. Ivey is renowned for his unorthodox fighting style and bizarre cage tactics.

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