For the main event, the May 31 card pits veteran MMA fighter Vernon White (UFC) against veteran Muay Thai fighter and Las Vegas local Anthony “The Hitman” Brown. White has built an impressive career taking on major names such as Chuck Liddell and K-1 fighter Remy Bonjasky. Brown holds the MTIA World Title and is also a champion of bare knuckle fighting in Thailand.
“The action of our fights rivals the excitement of most mixed-martial arts and ultimate fighting events, hands-down, ” said Christopher Reis President of the XFA. “This upcoming show will be no different.”
The fighting style of XFA resembles K-1 minus the tournament format. Fighters will use hand, foot, leg and knee strikes – essentially the stand-up portion of mixed martial arts (MMA).
In women’s fight action, crafty fighter Amy Davis will take on Jodie Esquibel who trains in Albuquerque, NM. The show will also feature two other female fights including Miriam Nakamoto vs. Sally Krumdiak as well as Muay Thai fighter Catia Vitoria vs. MMA fighter Jaime Lynn Welsh.
“Our event will once again speak for itself. We have some really talented people and they’re going to put on a great show,” said Reis. “I expect to see a number of these fights end in a knockout.”
Also on the card:
- Joshua Hancock vs. Shawn Yarborough
- Mark Beecher vs. Mark Holst
- Travis Garlits vs. Kevin Ross
- David Michael Smith vs. Marcelino Menchaca
- Doug Edwards vs. Jack Thames
Apart from the non-stop action in the ring, the XFA brings to the table an impressive broadcast team including ring announcer Sonny Franco, lead commentator Lisa “The Black Widow” King, color commentator Gary Alexander, and celebrity interviewer Dave Farra.
In total this event will have 9 exciting toe-to-toe bouts, including 3 female fights. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. the action begins at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Tickets are on sale now, and are only $40 – $75 – $110 and $150 for ringside. To order online go to www.xfalive.com or www.unlvtickets.com.