Friday August 12, 2016— The main event of XCC 25 will feature a title fight between Alexandre Bezerra 18-4 (G 13 BJJ) and Dimitre Ivy 6-2 (Texas Powerhouse MMA) is for the XCC 145lbs featherweight title. Bezerra is a 9 time Bellator veteran and former Cage Fury Fighting Championships Featherweight Champion who holds a win over three-fight UFC veteran Levan Makashvili (10-2-1 pro).
Ivy is a Brazilian Jui Jitsu Brown belt and Legacy Fighting Championships veteran, who earned the Hero Fighting Championship Featherweight crown beating Javier Mindarez (7-2).
Both of these fighters are explosive, Bezerra has finished opponents in 16 of his 18 wins, and Ivy has finished opponents in all six of his victories. In Bezerra’s four losses he was submitted only once and that was via choke in 2009. Ivy lost his first fight in 2010 via punches and his only other loss came by decision in 2012.
Bezerra did not fight in 2015 after his decision loss to Levan Makashvili. He has gotten back on track in 2016 with a first round KO of former Ring of Combat and Bellator veteran Frank Caraballo. Ivy had fought 3 times in 2015 winning all via submission-choke, but has yet to find a fighter in 2016 willing to give him a chance.
With 24 wins and only six losses between these two fighters, its clear that it will be a close contest. Bezerra, the number 1 ranked featherweight in PA, appears close to an opportunity at the UFC.
After his big victory at Legacy FC in 2013, Ivy seemed to disappear in 2014 only to reappear in 2015 with even more talent then he showed during his Legacy stint.
This one is tough to call as neither fighter is a knock out specialist. Ivy is a tough relatively unknown fighter, whilst Bezerra is a proven winner. Go with the experience, Bezerra wears down Ivy in the 3rd round and finishes him via submission.
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