UFC Fight Pass Adds More Libraries

The world’s largest mixed martial arts fight library is going to get a whole lot bigger in 2015. UFC FIGHT PASS, the UFC’s digital streaming service, has obtained the rights to the fight archives of Cage Rage, Extreme Challenge MMA, the XFO, UCMMA, Hook N Shoot, TKO, King of the Cage and the Pancrase organizations. … Read more

MMA returns to Chicago as XFO hosts the Midwest’s premiere MMA show

Live, Saturday, June 5th at the Copernicus Center in Chicago, IL Chicago, IL (USA): The Xtreme Fighting Organization (XFO), one of the most respected MMA promotions in existence, has announced today their fight card for their upcoming fight event. On June 5th, MMA is overtaking the Copernicus Center in Chicago as fight fans will be … Read more

MMA returns to Chicago May 8 as XFO hosts the Midwest’s premiere MMA show

Live, Saturday, May 8th at the Copernicus Center in Chicago, IL Chicago, IL (USA): The Xtreme Fighting Organization (XFO), one of the most respected MMA promotions in existence, has announced today their fight card for their upcoming fight event. On May 8th, MMA is overtaking the Copernicus Center in Chicago as fight fans will be … Read more

Mann Talk – Weekend preview featuring Shooto, XFO and Wrestling

Takeshi Inoue
Takeshi Inoue

This weekend could be considered the calm before the storm. Next weekend will be stacked with Strikeforce and the FCF women’s tournament. However, there are still some quality local cards and, of course, collegiate wrestling. Please support the future MMA champions by watching wrestling on the Big Ten Network. On Friday at 8:00 p.m. Indiana takes on Wisconsin and then on Sunday at 10:00 p.m. Ohio State faces Penn State (all times eastern).

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Takeshi Inoue vs. Gerald Lovato

Earlier this week Takeshi Inoue came out in the media and asked for a fight with Hatsu Hioki. Instead he gets a non-title fight against Gerald Lovato. Inoue might not really be a top-ten fighter, but he is still light years ahead of Lovato. His only real chance to win is to come out looking for the big shot. Look for Inoue to capitalized on a gassed out Lovato late and secure a TKO stoppage.
Pick = Takeshi Inoue

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“The Big Frog” Jeff Curran stomps Tomohiko Hori at “Worlds Collide”

Jeff Curran wins at XFO 34.

Near sell-out crowd on-hand to take in all the action

Chicago, IL (USA): “WORLDS COLLIDE” was certainly an appropriate title for XFO 34, which took place this past Saturday, December 5th, live in Lakemoor, IL. Returning after a three year absence from his home promotion, “The Big Frog” Jeff Curran clashed with the extremely tough Tomohiko Hori, a Japan native who is a training partner of former Curran opponent and current WEC bantamweight contender Takeya Mizugaki.

A UFC/WEC/PRIDE/StrikeForce veteran and submission specialist, Curran scrapped with Hori in a back-and-forth battle that saw both men giving and getting punishment.

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Jeff Curran returns to action against Tomohiko Hori on Dec. 5 at “XFO 34: Worlds Collide”

XFO: Worlds Collide - Dec. 5
XFO: Worlds Collide - Dec. 5

“The Big Frog” Jeff Curran’s Xtreme Fighting Organization (XFO) presents “XFO 34: World’s Collide” on Dec. 5 at the Lakemoor Banquet Facility in Lakemoor, Ill.

The main event features current Strikeforce fighter* Jeff Curran (30-12-1), taking on Japanese star Tomohiko Hori (10-7-5) in a bantamweight showdown. The fight will be Curran’s second in under a  month. On Nov. 7, he defeated Dustin Neace via submission at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers.”

The win was a big deal for Curran, who was coming off a four straight losses in the WEC prior to his win over Neace. Now back on track, Curran does not want to waste any time in keeping the momentum going.

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Mike Marrello wins main event at XFO: NEW BLOOD Feb. 7 in New Munster, WI – full results

The XFO (Xtreme Fighting Organization) held XFO: NEW BLOOD on Saturday, February 7, 2009 in New Munster, WI at the Marino’s Country Aire Banquet Hall. The card featured eight amateur and two professional mixed martial arts fights. In the main event, Mike Marrello (9-2-1), a Jeff Curran-trained fighter, defeated Lance Harvey by arm bar at just 1:45 into their light heavyweight fight.

Here’s how the full card went down:

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Mike Marrello def. Lance Harvey via Arm Bar R1 :45
Jay Ellis def. Daniel Straus via Rear Naked Choke R2 2:46

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