Thursday, November 18, 2010

XFC 13 Press Release, Trailer, and Complete Fight Card

Florida's premier mixed martial arts promotion, Xtreme Fighting Championships, or XFC, will take to the stage once again on December 14. The event will mark the promotion's return to home soil as it travelled abroad to Northern Cyprus to present XFC 12. The XFC bantamweight and featherweight titles will be on the line. HDNet will air the event live at 9 pm ET.

Tampa Bay – Just back from a successful event abroad in Northern Cyprus/ Turkey the XFC returns to The St. Pete Times Forum for XFC 13” Unstoppable” on Friday, December 3rd!!! This highly anticipated event will feature some of the XFC’s top fighters such as XFC Featherweight Champion Jarrod Card. As well as female fighter Marianna Kheyfets (who just defeated Kim Couture on XFC 11 “The Next Generation”) taking on B.J.J. specialist Marissa Caldwell. Also XFC open fighter tryout winners Mike Milmerstadt and Jason Hicks will be laying it all on line and fighting for a 5 fight deal with the XFC!!! The first bout of the evening takes place at 7 PM, and the event will be airing LIVE on HDNet at 9:00pm!!

The XFC is a local based MMA (mixed martial arts) promotion company that has become one of the leading promotions in the industry in a few short years. They have a weekly TV show in 50,000,000 homes, (locally on Brighthouse Sports Networks on Saturdays at Midnight and Tuesday at 10:30pm) and just got picked up by NBC. They also have a weekly radio show on ESPN Radio (1040 AM) here in Tampa every Wednesday from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

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.

Since the St. Pete Times Forum hosted its first XFC mixed martial arts fight card in November 2007, the XFC has done multiple events with 8-10 thousand fans in attendance!!

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. With each round being five minutes in duration.

Tickets: Tickets for this event go on sale this Saturday, October 30th at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum and all Ticketmaster Outlets. To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. 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 dinner reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the event please call 813.301.6926. For more information please call 813.301.2500 or visit www.sptimesforum.com. Advanced parking passes are available at Ticketmaster.com and The St. Pete Times Forum Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum.”

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COMPLETE XFC 13 FIGHT CARD:
Xtreme Fighting Championships: "XFC 13: Unstoppable"
December 3, 2010
St. Pete Times Forum,
Tampa, Florida

Preliminary Card:
Avery McPhatter vs. Mark Brown
Sammy Rodriguez vs. Hawk Younkins
Horatio Rodriguez vs. Joe Calavitta
Mike Milmerstadt vs. Jason Hicks

Main Card (to air live on HDNet):
Joe Ray vs. Jeremy Smith
Joe Heink vs. Ian Stephens
Parker Porter vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones
Marissa Caldwell vs. Marianna Kheyfets (Featured Fight)
Mario Rinaldi vs. Christopher Barnett (Co-Main Event)
Luis Palomino vs. Jarrod Card (Main Event & Featherweight title fight)

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