Bruce Connors will face what many say is his toughest challenge yet on July 9th in the XFC. Micah Miller, a WEC veteran with nearly twice the fighting experience, is not someone to be taken lightly. Bruce not only jumped on the opportunity, but requested someone of Micah’s talent so he could have a chance to show the MMA world why he deserves to be showcased.
Xtreme Fighting Championships will hold its next event, XFC 11: The Next Generation, July 9 at the Times Forum in Tampa.
The first bout takes place at 7 p.m., but the there will be live music on the plaza starting at 4 p.m.
Main event: 145 pounds – Bruce “The Noose” Connors (8-1) vs. Micah Miller (13-4); Co-main: 135 – Marianna Kheyfets (debut) vs. Kim “Sugar Free” Couture (2-2), ex-wife of Randy Couture; Featured Fight: 185 – Mike “El Gringo Diablo” Bernhard (7-2) vs. Gerardo “Julio” Gallegos (4-0); 155 – Avery McPhatter (debut) vs. Khatrullo Kokiev; 170 – Eliton “Jacare” Sarmento (0-1) vs. Alex Paulen (debut); 185 – Gus Clemente (debut) vs. Dustin Rhodes (1-0); 170 – Alex Cruz vs. Ryan Quinn (3-1); Heavyweight – Jay White (4-6) vs. Christopher “Beast Boy” Barnett (3-0); 170 – Chris “No Sweat” Calhoun (2-0) vs. Ian Stephens (debut); 185 – Victor O’Donnell (8-1) vs. Jeremy “Pitbull” Smith.
The card will air live on HDNet Fights.
Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster locations. VIP tables are also available and can be had by calling the XFC corporate office at (813) 374-0237.
In Bruce Connors’ fight back to title contention, Derek Schiffer is the next opponent that stands in his way. Derek is a decorated grappler with gold medals from Abu Dahbi, US Open, as well as an NCAA D-1 Wrestler and a Purple Belt in BJJ. On Friday, March 19th at the St. Pete Times Forum we will see how these two skill sets measure up.
For tickets and event details visit the XFC website. Remember all of Bruce’s fellow Marines get in free, so bring your Military ID.
Bruce’s brother Andrew will also be making his way to the cage that night in his pro debut against a talented young fighter from Tampa, Jean Colon. Andrew hopes to show the XFC fans that fighting runs in the blood.
After Bruce Connors recent victory over Tim Snyner in XFC 9 on HD Net Bruce joined the follows over at ProMMA.info for a little visit.
Connors attributes his mental sharpness when entering the cage to his scout sniper experience. “Going through that kind of hell, there is nothing worse than dealing with that kind of stuff,” said Connors. “So getting into the ring is just a whole different thing. Real life situations help, but they do not prepare you for the cage.” Full Article & Podcast
September 5th Bruce Connors will be stepping back in the cage to face Tim Snyder, who comes with an impressive 9-3 record. Bruce is looking to come back strong from his last decision loss against Jarrod Card in an XFC title matchup . The fight will be hosted by The Xtreme Fighting Championships and be shown live on HDNet. If you are in the Southeast you surely know about the record setting crowd the XFC has in attendance at the St. Pete Times Forum, and we expect nothing less this weekend in the first live XFC HDNet event at the Forum.
Also on the card, Bruce’s long time teammate and friend, Mikey Gomez will be taking on War Machine in the main event and fellow Paragon Fighter Frank Santore will be facing Olympic Wrestling alternate Nate Jolly live on HDNet.
Bruce’s next fight will be the main event in the XFC’s April 25th event, Regional Conflict, in Knoxville, TN.
Bruce is taking on a new challenge and dialing in the crosshairs on Jarrod Card in this XFC title fight. The event will be televised live nationwide, exclusively on HDNet. In a recent press release, XFC founder John Prisco commented that “Connors versus Card is a matchup that industry insiders are just salivating over, and its one of the most compelling fights that the XFC has ever had the privelege of promoting.”
Connors, already a Cage Warriors Feather Weight title belt holder, looks forward to the accomplishment of acquiring a second belt and will be proud to show it off alongside his Cage Warriors Title.
Bruce Connors is scheduled to appear on NBC’s Daytme Show airing nationwide on April 13th. Bruce will be appearing alongside female boxer turned MMA contender, Chevelle Hallback, to speak about the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and his upcoming title fight in XFC 8 on April 25th.
Congratulations to the new Featherweight Champion Bruce Connors on his decisive victory in the Cage Warriors event in Orlando this past weekend! Connors, still a stranger to the second round, now holds a 6-0 record and continues to prove that he is one of the most exciting and dominant fighters competing in his weight class after making short work of Mike Bruno.
The Cage Warriors event drew a crowd of over 7,000 to the UCF Arena in Orlando, and was hosted by UFC Star Stephan Bonner. Unleashed proved to be one of the most exciting events in Florida this year, with a 10 fight card that kept the crowd on its feet and played host to some of the best fighters in the Southeast Region