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Xtreme Fighting Championships Returns to the St. Pete Times Forum July 9
New Additions to Fight Card Recently Announced
TAMPA BAY – The largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) program on the East Coast, Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC), returns to the St. Pete Times Forum on Friday, July 9, 2010 for XFC 11 “The Next Generation” and a night full of hard-hitting action. The first bout of the evening takes place at 7:00 p.m. with the next generation of MMA superstars being showcased in the biggest fights of their careers.
There will be five Open Fighter Tryout winners from around the country fighting on this card, including past winners Julio Gallegos, Chris Barnett and Julian Williams. Ian Stephens and Ryan Quinn, new additions to the XFC stable of fighters, will also be on the card. One of the top female fighters in the world, Kim Couture, will be featured in the co-main bout, followed by Bruce Connors (W.E.C. and Dream veteran) and Micah Miller in the main bout of the evening. You won’t want to miss a second of this highly anticipated event! For complete fight card information and updates, go to www.officialxfc.com.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an evolving combat art in which competitors use integrated forms of fighting that includes jiu-jitsu, judo, karate, boxing, Taekwondo, wrestling and others to overcome their opponent in a sanctioned and supervised match. Competitors are allowed to use all martial arts techniques to end the fight within the limits of the Mainstream MMA rules.
Since the St. Pete Times Forum hosted its first XFC mixed martial arts fight card in November 2007, the XFC has done multiple events with 8-10 thousand fans in attendance!
Each fighter is assigned to compete in their appropriate weight class. The different weight classes are Bantamweight (under 135 lbs.), Featherweight (136 lbs. to 145 lbs.), Lightweight (146 lbs. to 155 lbs.), Welterweight (156 lbs. to 170 lbs.), Middleweight (171 lbs. to 185 lbs.), Light Heavyweight (186 lbs. to 205 lbs.), and Heavyweight (205 lbs. to 265 lbs.). Mainstream MMA reserves the right to set different weight limits under reviewed conditions.
All non-championship bouts are three rounds, and all championship bouts are five rounds. Rounds are five minutes in duration for all professional bouts.
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now at the St. Pete Times Forum Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at . Tickets are priced at $15.00, $30.00, $40.00, $50.00, $70.00 and tables for $1,400. Prices do not include service charges. For dinner reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event, please call . For more information, please call or visit www.sptimesforum.com. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Box Office.