XFC will take to the road once again, setting up a show in Greg Jackson's back yard for their latest installment, XFC 25. The Women's Strawweight title is up for grabs, as hot prospect Stephanie Eggink looks to use her furious striking to put a stop to veteran fighter Angela Magana. We also have a clash with XFC's own Ricky Rainey taking on road warrior Dhiego Lima in a pivitol fight in both men's careers.
Xtreme Fighting Championships upped the ante at XFC 25: Boiling Point, with the addition of a Featherweight elimination bout between Stephen "Bigfish" Bass and Farkhad Sharipov. The 145 pound match up takes place on Sept 6th, LIVE on AXS TV, from the Albuquerque Convention Center. The winner of the Bass/Sharipov showdown will now face the winner of and Oct 18th matchup between Jason Hicks versus Deivison Ribeiro, for the undisputed XFC Featherweight Title.
It’s been over 18 months since the former UFC featherweight Stephen Bass has fought. A member of The Ultimate Fighter’s 14th season, Bass lost an entertaining fight at the TUF 14 finale to Marcus Brimage and hasn’t fought since.
It seems to be an epidemic in Mixed Martial Arts right now, fighters getting injured and withdrawing from their scheduled fights. While some of the injuries are from fluke circumstances, the majority of them are coming from training. The phenomenon has been dubbed the “injury bug” and MMA has yet to figure out a vaccine or cure for it.
Holy cow it’s mid January and I’m finally starting to get back into my every day rhythm. Ok, I’m lying; I still haven’t found it yet. It’s been a life changing few months for sure, getting to compete on the biggest stage in Mixed Martial Arts was a wild ride for sure! I came up short from the goals I set for myself and it was disappointing for sure. That being said, the six years I spent preparing, training, and sacrificing was worth every second and I’m far from done!
The lighter weights can scrap and the bantamweights and featherweights brought it tonight at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two new Ultimate Fighter champions were crowned and 15 of the 16 fighters that made it into the house fought on the card. Headlining the card were the coaches fighting on the finale for only the second time in the series history.
All the TUF 14 fighters made weight for tomorrow’s finale but Coach Michael Bisping had to use the towel and was still a quarter pound heavy. His opponent Jason “Mayhem” Miller made weight and told Joe Rogan that the “time for talking is over” after the weigh-ins. The lovable Bisping took is anger towards Miller out on the fans.
Introducing the bantamweights and featherweight to the reality series, TUF 14 was one of the series best to date. Now with the series over all that is left to do is crown two new champions at Saturdays TUF 14 Finale.