The Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) announced the line-up for XFC 15 Tribute which is set for Friday, December 2nd. XFC 15 Tribute takes place from the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL and will be shown live on HDNet beginning at 9:00pm ET.
The appropriately named Tribue event serves to honor former XFC fighter Abi Mestre who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. Mestre was awarded a XFC contract at an open tryout in January. Following the accident, XFC President John Prisco awarded the contract to Mestre’s friend and teammate Nick Newell. The undefeated Newell will be making his XFC debut in a featured fight on the card.
The main event features a lightweight battle between Eric Reynolds and Jonatas Novaes. Reynolds (13-5) has recorded all of his wins by stoppage with seven knockouts and six submissions. Novaes (9-3) will enter the bout riding a four fight winning streak with each victory coming by first round submission. Prisco stated that he picked this fight as the main event because “someone is going to tap out or get knocked out and that’s what everyone wants to see.”
XFC 15 Tribute – Main Card
- Jonatas Novaes vs. Eric Reynolds (main event)
- Felice Herrig vs. Carla Esparza (co-main event)
- Denis Hernandez vs. Nick Newell
- Corey Hill vs. Charlie Rader
- John Kolosci vs. Ryan Thomas (14-7)
- Shah Bobonis vs. Jeremy Pender
- Imani Lee vs. Brandon Sayles