Although we could go on for days, here are six reasons we’re PUMPED for XFC 43 before the Hexagon door locks Nov. 11 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta!
THE XFC IS BACK
After four years, XFC is more ready than ever for our historic relaunch event, XFC 43 on Nov. 11 in Atlanta. Our Matchmakers scoured the globe for the next generation of MMA superstars, and these athletes are hungry to prove they’re the world’s best. For the first time ever, fans of the fight game have an opportunity to invest in their favorite MMA promotion, as XFC is a publicly traded entity. XFC is back in the game with world-class broadcast partners NBC Sports, Telemundo Universo, FITE TV, GoTV Live and more global agreements being broadcast by the day.
FORMER CHAMP GUILHERME FARIA AND “THE ASIAN SENSATION” THROW DOWN IN THE MAIN EVENT
Undefeated in four gutsy trips to the Hexagon, the 29-year-old Brazilian Guilherme Faria will climb to 17-8 with a victory, with 13 of his wins already coming by finish. He’s widely regarded as one of the most dangerous fighters in Brazil and is eager to make a statement to international audiences. Andre Soukhamthath, meanwhile, enters the XFC Hexagon after already establishing himself as one of the top bantamweights in the game after a seven-fight run on the international stage. A former champion training out of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, this proud Rhode Island product is gunning for his ninth KO on fight night.
CO-MAIN EVENT SHOWDOWN BETWEEN “JAG” AND “DYNAMITE”
Jessica “Jag” Aguilar is making her hotly anticipated Hexagon debut. Considered an icon in combat sports, this former world champion signed with XFC after a dominating run through the strawweight division. Jessica’s resume includes 20 victories in four different countries. The Houston-based fighter is known as a trailblazer for female fighters and LGBTQ competitors in MMA. Los Angeles law enforcement veteran Danielle “Dynamite” Taylor is also making her Hexagon debut, having already established herself as one of the best strawweight fighters in the world. Another former champion, Taylor boasts an impressive record of 10-5, with impressive battles every time she has stepped inside a cage.
EIGHT OF THE BEST LIGHTWEIGHTS ON THE PLANET VIE FOR A SHOT AT XFC GOLD
Eight of the most dangerous 155-pound fighters in the game are ready to compete for a shot at the XFC Lightweight Championship. The first round of the tournament, taking place at XFC 43, comprises: Jarel Askew (11-6) versus Lights Out Championship titlist Kenny “The Boss” Cross (11-3), Joziro Boye (17-5-1) vs. Kurt Holobaugh (17-7), “Handsome” Scott Hudson (11-5-1) vs. D’Juan “Dirty South” Owens (18-15-1), and Jose “Know Way” Caceres (15-10) vs. Tom “Big Nasty” O’Connor (8-1). XFC.
President Myron Molotky commented, “These fighters know that this is the biggest opportunity of their careers, and they can’t wait to make a statement in the XFC Hexagon.”
WORLD-CLASS WELTERWEIGHTS COMPETE FOR A XFC TITLE SHOT
A weight class higher than the lightweights, eight of the most exciting welterweight contenders on the globe compete for a XFC Welterweight Championship title shot. The first round of the tournament takes place at XFC 43 and comprises: LaRue “The Cannibal” Burley (9-4) versus Alex “Hulk” Sanchez (8-2), Bradley “Featherstone” Desir (10-6) vs. Carson “The Perfect Storm” Hardman (8-2), Ryan Dickson (10-5) vs. Mike “The Mercenary” Hill (11-5-1) and Spencer “Judge” Jebb (13-7) vs. Bobby “Nashty” Nash (9-4).
XFC President Myron Molotky said of the tournament, “Eight of the best 170-pound fighters on the planet enter this competition, but only one will leave as XFC Welterweight Champion. These fighters are ready to put it all on the line once the XFC Hexagon doors lock, and do everything they can to lay claim to this championship. It’s going to be a wild ride.”
XFC YOUNGGUNS TAKE CENTER STAGE
Four of the hungriest, most exciting young fighters in the game step up to the plate at XFC 43.
Austin Bashi makes his professional debut in the XFC Hexagon after earning a contract at the organization’s September tryouts in his native Michigan. Packing heavy hands and an aggressive wrestling skill-set, the brash Bashi finished his amatuer career with back-to-back, first-round stoppages. Top Nevada prospect Enzo Perez tries to improve to 2-0 as a professional with a second straight first-round stoppage in his Hexagon debut. The Cuban-born Perez cut his teeth as an up-and-comer under the super-tough Tuff-N-Uff amateur circuit in Las Vegas.
One of the most exciting young fighters out there, Luis “Blackzilian” Navarro makes his professional debut after a 4-0 amateur career. The former Tuff-N-Uff amateur champion is ready for the professional game with high expectations. Nicholas “The Hammer” Horton makes his professional debut after amassing a spotless 6-0 amateur record in his native Michigan. His last four fights were all stoppage victories, including his most recent bout, when he won the Light Out Championship welterweight amateur title.