DESTIN, FLORIDA – The Xtreme Fighting Championships’ Welterweight Championship Tournament bracket is locked and loaded. The eight-combatant tournament kicks off with four fights at XFC 43 on Nov. 11 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, with winners advancing to the next round at XFC 44. The final will take place at XFC 45, LIVE on NBC Sports Network.
The first round of the tournament comprises: LaRue “The Cannibal” Burley (9-4) versus Alex “Hulk” Sanchez (8-2), Bradley “Featherstone” Desir (10-6) vs. Carson “The Perfect Storm” Hardman (8-2), Ryan Dickson (10-5) vs. Mike “The Mercenary” Hill (11-5-1) and Spencer “Judge” Jebb (13-7) vs. Bobby “Nashty” Nash (9-4).
XFC President Myron Molotky said of the tournament, “Eight of the best 170-pound fighters on the planet enter this competition, but only one will leave as XFC Welterweight Champion. These fighters are ready to put it all on the line once the XFC Hexagon doors lock, and do everything they can to lay claim to this championship. It’s going to be a wild ride.”
LaRue “The Cannibal” Burley (9-4) vs. Alex “Hulk” Sanchez (8-2)
LaRue “The Cannibal” Burley boasts an impressive 9-4 record, including a perfect 3-0 mark in the Bellator cage. Six of his victories are by finish, including a KO over college wrestling legend Bubba Jenkins in Bellator.
Top Mexican contender Alex “Hulk” Sanchez is 8-2 heading into his XFC debut. Seven of his wins are by stoppage.
Bradley “Featherstone” Desir (10-6) vs. Carson “The Perfect Storm” Hardman (8-2)
A professional since 2011, hard-hitting Bradley “Featherstone” Desir boasts a record of 10-6. All of the New York fighter’s wins have come by stoppage, including eight by knockout and two by submission. He’s won six of his past eight fights, including a first-round KO for Bellator.
Carson “The Perfect Storm” Hardman brings an impressive 8-2 record into his XFC debut. Six of the dynamic Utah product’s wins are by stoppage. The fresh faced 25-year-old fighter has four first-round knockout victories on his resume.
Ryan Dickson (10-5) vs. Mike “The Mercenary” Hill (11-5-1)
Ryan Dickson has long been regarded as one of Canada’s most dangerous fighters, and he’s hungry to make his mark on the international stage. His 10-5 record features all finishes.
Mike Hill makes his XFC debut as one of the Welterweight Tournament’s most dangerous combatants. His 11 victories include wins over fellow tournament participants Ryan Dickson and Spencer Jebb.
Spencer “Judge” Jebb (13-7) vs. Bobby “Nashty” Nash (9-4)
Top Canadian contender Spencer Jebb makes his XFC debut after establishing himself in the fight game with 13 wins across North America and Europe. Seven of his victories have come by first-round finish.
UFC vet Bobby “Nashty” Nash brings an impressive 9-4 record into his XFC debut. All but one of the Michigan fighter’s wins are by stoppage.
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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