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XFC 13 Unstoppable hits the St. Pete Times Forum this Friday
TAMPA BAY – The largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) program on the East Coast, Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC), returns to the St. Pete Times Forum this Friday, December 3 for XFC 13 “Unstoppable.” The first bout of the evening takes place at 7:00 p.m. and will feature top fighters, including XFC Featherweight Champion Jarrod Card and female fighter Marianna Kheyfets. XFC open fighter tryout winners Mike Milmerstadt and Jason Hicks will lay it all on the line in a battle for a five-fight deal with the XFC. The event will air live on HDNet at 9:00 p.m. EST.
The XFC is a local based MMA promotion company that has become one of the leading promoters in the industry in only a few short years. They have a weekly TV show that airs in 50,000,000 homes and recently got picked up by NBC. They also have a weekly radio show on ESPN Radio (1040 AM) every Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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.
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 for this event 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 more information please call or visit www.sptimesforum.com. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com and the St. Pete Times Forum Box Office.