The Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority have granted John Prisco of Xtreme Fighting Championships his promoters license and the XFC is heading to Kentucky for the promotions first Pro show in the Bluegrass State and second nationally televised event of 2013. Today it was posted on the KBWA event calendar that the XFC will be rolling the production trucks into the Kentucky International Convention Center in Downtown, Louisville on April 19th.
After successful events in Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Greece, the XFC has shown why they are a international powerhouse. XFC 19 sold out the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina and showcased some of the very best events that Tennessee has ever seen in just 2012. Last year, we saw the rise of Nick Newell, Scott Holtzman, and a growing list of elite athletes added to the roster of stars. Already announced in 2013 has been the signing of several “next generation” MMA & Wmma superstars and veteran’d fighters. Make no bones about it, the XFC is making a huge statement to remain solidified as one of the top promotions in the country.
XFC 23 will mark the expansion of women’s MMA as John Prisco has already announced Stephanie Eggink will battle Angela Magana in the co-main event and newly signed Atomweight Angelica Chavez will make her XFC debut, marking this event as the first time multiple female bouts have been shown live on national television on AXStvfights.
“After thousands of requests from our fans, a great push from the local media on BluegrassMMA Radio & others, and a very good relationship that we’ve built over the years with some of the local promoters, it is time for us to return to the Bluegrass State. I can’t thank our Kentucky fans enough that have been traveling in to Tennessee to see our shows. We’ve got a very large fan base in that region and I can see this becoming a permanent stop for the XFC. I am very excited for the April show. I know the fans are ready and we are too.” said Prisco. “I encourage all local fighters to contact Brandon Higdon to inquire the open spots on the undercard.”
The excitement will have time to build as the remainder of the fight card is rumored to be finalized in the next 3 weeks and is set to feature several of the XFC’s current fighters, as well as bouts featuring the best fighters in the Kentucky region looking to earn their XFC contract. The event will air live on AXS TV and tickets will be on sale beginning Feb 8th. As the fight card builds you can follow the updates by going to www.OfficialXFC.com/xfc23. You can also follow them on Twitter at @OfficialXFC and like their Facebook page Official XFC.
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