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DESTIN, FLORIDA – The highly anticipated Xtreme Fighting Championship Welterweight Tournament Final, featuring Bobby “Nashty” Nash and LaRue “The Cannibal” Burley, will headline XFC 45 on Aug. 6 at DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, LIVE on FOX Sports 2, FOX Deportes and around the globe on XFCTV.com and the XFC’s many worldwide broadcast partners, XFC (OTC:DKMR) announced today.
A former Michigan State wrestling standout, Nash enters the XFC 45 Main Event on the strength of three straight first-round knockout victories. Burley, meanwhile, advanced to the Final with back-to-back finishes in the XFC’s Hexagon.
Both combatants boast impressive records of 11-4, and are a combined 4-0 with four stoppage victories since the XFC’s historic relaunch in November.
XFC 45 will also feature the return of former XFC Featherweight Champion Guilherme Faria (16-9), top heavyweight contender Brett Martin (11-1), super-prospect Austin Bashi (3-0), and many more fan-favorites in the Hexagon.
XFC President Myron Molotky: “Bobby Nash and LaRue Burley have been on a collision course since the very beginning of the XFC’s Welterweight Tournament. Both fighters have crushed their side of the bracket, making the Tournament Final one of the most anticipated fights of the year.”
XFC CEO Steve Smith: “LaRue Burley versus Bobby Nash is exactly the type of fan-friendly, action-packed matchup that we’re thrilled to see in the Finals of XFC Tournaments. May the best man win.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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