The Florida-based Xtreme Fighting Championships makes their return to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium in Knoxville, Tenn. on Friday, Sept. 28, with “XFC 20: High Octane”. The card will be broadcasted LIVE on AXStv and includes some of the XFC’s top-signed talent, several of the region’s hottest up-and-comers and a women’s MMA feature bout.
Headlining the card will be a lightweight match-up between well-rounded Texan “Dangerous” Danny Salinas (11-4) and American Top Team’s Eric “It’s a Wrap” Reynolds (15-5). Reynolds is 2-0 inside the XFC cage and another win could put him in line for a title shot. Salinas went 4-1 in 2011 and is looking to get back that momentum after suffering a KO loss to Strikeforce veteran Mike Bronzoulis (14-5) in May.
The first preliminary card bout starts at 7 p.m. ET, and the main card starts at 9 p.m. ET and will air LIVE on AXStv (formerly known as HDNet). Tickets are on sale at www.beafantickets.com.
In the XFC 20 co-main event, Knoxville’s own Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman (2-0) will take on Clarksville’s Chris Coggins (6-3) in a lightweight showdown. Holtzman, a former hockey player, just turned pro this year and has already put together back-to-back wins inside the XFC cage.
Coggins’ is 2-2 in 2012 so far, and his last four wins have all been via submission. He is coming off a decision loss to Zach Underwood in Bellator and dropped a decision to XFC phenom “Notorious” Nick Newell back in April. With his experience and ability to finish on the ground, he will likely be Holtzman’s toughest test thus far.
In a women’s MMA feature, Sofia Bagherdai (4-2) will face Sarah Maloy (3-2) in a flyweight match-up. Bagherdai is coming off a decision loss to an undefeated Ashley Cummins at Invicta FC 1 in April. It was Bagherdai’s first bout since 2008. Maloy is coming off a decision victory over Michele Gutierrez on the same card.
The complete “XFC 20: High Octane” fight card is as follows:
MAIN CARD (Live on AXStv)
- Eric Reynolds vs. Danny Salinas
- Scott Holtzman vs. Chris Coggins
- Sofia Bagherdai vs. Sarah Maloy
- Joby Sanchez vs. Josh Ward
- Shah Bobonis vs. Cornelius Godfrey
- Anthony Lemon vs. Drew Kennedy
- Nate Landwehr vs. Adam Townsend
PRELIMINARY CARD (Not Televised)
- Chris Hall vs. Anthony Morgan
- Zach Odom vs Craig Johnson
- Chad Perrine vs. Ian Boxhorn
- Adam Hyde vs. David Myles
- Jake Fine vs. Steve Thomas
- Tyler Hunley vs. Chonci Houston
Card subject to change without notice.