Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) has officially announced that Corey “The Real Deal” Hill will square off against Nicolae “The Armor” Cury in a welterweight bout at XFC 16: High Stakes on Friday, February 10th. Going down from the Knoxville Civic Auditorium Coliseum, XFC 16 will be televised live on HDNet.
Hill (5-4), a veteran of the UFC and The Ultimate Fighter 5, will be making his second appearance under the XFC banner. He needed just 3:58 to score a first round submission win over Charlie Rader at XFC 15 in December 2011. Cury (6-2) is a black belt in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu who fights out of the American Top Team in Florida. He has recorded five of his six wins by submission. Cury last competed at XFC 14 where he submitted Elijah Harshbarger by armbar in the first round.
XFC President John Prisco gave his thoughts on the matchup, stating:
This fight is so intriguing for a lot of reasons. Both men are so good on the ground and they both have very underrated stand up.
This is going to be exciting either way. The fans in Knoxville and live on HDNet are in for a treat when these guys step into the cage.