There are three major MMA events this weekend with the UFC, Bellator and Xtreme Fighting Championships representing. The XFC comes up first this Friday Night with a card featuring some UFC veterans and fighters looking to make an impact. The preliminary card is up first for this event, with eight up and comers looking to make their name in MMA.
Kicking off the action is a featherweight division affair as Thomas Campbell (2-2-0) steps up against Anthony “Superman” Jones (3-5-0). Thomas Campbell is currently winless in 2012, having suffered a defeat to Cornelius Godfrey at Spartan FC 11. Anthony Jones has only won one of four heading into this one, with one of those losses coming to UFC veteran Roli Delgado. These are two fighters in need of a victory in this one, but it will be Thomas Campbell getting the duke in the end.
We move to the middleweight division for the next fight as Ricco Ralston (1-2-0) battles Tommy Roberts (1-2-0). Ricco Ralston has lost two straight heading into this fight and he has not achieved victory in nearly a full year. Tommy Roberts has also lost two straight heading into this fight, with his last loss coming after a two year break from competition. Being the more active fighter is what is going to matter in this one, which is why Ricco Ralston will pull out the victory.
Up next is a welterweight division contest as Dan Bulkley (2-2-0) is set for action against Jake Underwood (2-0-0). Dan Bulkley has rotated wins and losses in his career thus far, mainly competing in the Cage Assault promotion. Jake Underwood won his professional MMA debut in impressive fashion, defeating Tim Galluzzi at Bellator 38. This fight will easily be the biggest test of Jake Underwood’s MMA career, but it will be a test that the fighter passes.
Headlining this portion of the card is a light heavyweight division fight as Bobby Carter (2-1-0) takes on Teddy Holder (0-0-0). Bobby Carter is coming off of the first loss of his MMA career, which was to Josh Clark at Hardrock MMA 32. Teddy Holder will be making his professional MMA debut in this fight, but he has competed many times as an amateur. This fight could have easily been part of the televised card, but it will be Bobby Carter pulling out the win.
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