Going head to head with the Bellator Fighting Championships is no easy task, but that is exactly what the Xtreme Fighting Championships is doing on Friday Night. The XFC is putting a top notch card together that includes a UFC veteran and a women’s MMA fight to boot. Also, if that was not enough, there is also a lightweight main event and a lot of talented MMA fighters on the rise.
Kicking off the action is a middleweight division fight as Joel Cooper (1-0-0) stands across the cage from Amaechi “The Infamous A.O.” Oselukwue (3-5-0). Joel Cooper made his professional MMA debut at Strikeforce Challengers 12, defeating Brian Burse by submission. Amaechi Oselukwue is currently undefeated in XFC competition, having defeated Gerardo Julio Gallegos at XFC 16. This fight is easily a major challenge for Joel Cooper, but he will remain victorious when the dust settles.
We move to the bantamweight division for the next fight as Jarrod “The Wild Card” Card (12-5-0) does battle with Marlon Moreas (7-4-0). Jarrod Card enters the fight riding a two fight losing streak, but he also has not competed in nearly two years. Marlon Moraes is currently undefeated in XFC competition, having defeated Chris Manuel at XFC 15 by unanimous decision. Being gone from active competition for so long will hurt Jarrod Card in this one as Marlon Moraes pulls out the victory.
The women’s strawweight division will be featured next as Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig (5-4-0) battles Patricia “Little” Vidonic (5-2-0). Felice Herrig has won two of three heading into this fight, with the lone loss coming to Bellator veteran Carla Esparza. Patricia Vidonic has won five of six heading into this encounter, with her last loss coming to Jessica Aguilar in February 2012. This fight has the potential to be the show stealer of the event, but it will be Patricia Vidonic earning the victory.
Lightweights will step into the cage next as Chris Coggins (5-1-0) squares off with “Notorious” Nick Newell (6-0-0). Chris Coggins is currently undefeated in XFC competition, achieving a victory over Jay Meneghello at XFC 16. Nick Newell is an undefeated fighter who has achieved all six career victories in the opening round of his fights. This will definitely be a fight worth checking out, but it will be Nick Newell remaining undefeated in the end.
Up next is a welterweight division affair as Charles Blanchard (9-2-0) takes on Corey “The Real Deal” Hill (5-4-0). Charles Blanchard enters the fight riding a two fight winning streak, with one victory coming over Bellator veteran Douglas Lima. Corey Hill is a UFC veteran who has fought top notch fighters like Rob McCullough, Kit Cope and Justin Buchholz. This will be the star making fight for Charles Blanchard as he defeats the UFC veteran known as Corey Hill.
Headlining this card is a lightweight division contest as Luciano “Macarrao” Dos Santos (9-5-0) faces Eric “It’s A Wrap” Reynolds (14-5-0). Luciano Dos Santos has won three straight heading into Friday Night, but this will be his first fight of 2012. Eric Reynolds is currently undefeated in XFC competition, but has spent most of his career in the Art Of Fighting promotion. This could be the coming out performance for Eric Reynolds, as he pulls out the victory this Friday Night on HDnet.
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