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Recapping with Michele Gutierrez – Amanda LaVoy made women’s mma take four steps back

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Michele Gutierrez was recently on Recap Radio to discuss her fight against Amanda LaVoy at XFO 39.  The fight ended in a bit of controversy as LaVoy landed a knee to open a massive cut on Gutierrez.  However video and photos have shown that LaVoy was holding Gutierrez’s hair which is illegal.  Gutierrez didn’t hold back as she had some very harsh words about the fight.

So first off we have to ask, how’s the cut healing?
Believe it or not you can’t tell.  I am the fastest healer in the world.  I have a scar on my head above my eyebrow that goes into my hairline.  All my stitches are out and I don’t even have a black eye or a bruise anymore.

And how many stitches did you receive?
I got twenty-eight stitches in my head and four on my eyelid.

The first round of the fight you were dominating Amanda Lavoy.  Was that the gameplan to go in there and out box her?
With someone like her you can’t have a gameplan.  She doesn’t have a style.  She isn’t a striker or a wrestler.  In my mind, looking at that kind of person and the kind of fighter that she is, I had no doubt that I would hit her with something that would make her fall down.  I was just trying to do what I always do.  I have never fought at that high of a weight before so that was kind of a test.  But I was never worried about the game plan.  The plan was just to be me and throw a lot of punches and move.  The first time I knocked her down I let her back up cause I wanted to punch her some more, but the second time the ref separated us before I could even pounce on her.

So in the second round she started to pull your hair and I believe she was warned for it.  How did that play into the fight?
I never heard her get warned for the hair pulling so I am not sure if he did or didn’t warn her.  He didn’t warn her for anything.  It was really weird. The second time that I dropped her when I was going in to get on her and punch her and he let her stand up that was weird to me.  I know in mma there’s no standing eight count, you don’t do that.  That kind of threw my mental off.  I was like why is he letting her up.  Then at the start of the second round I had a cut on my eye and I was fine.  I could still see so I knew I was fine.  Then after that is when she grabbed my braid and I went to peel her hand off, and when I moved my hands to get her hand out of my hair, she kneed me in the face.

I know there was some confusion as to what cut you, some thought it was an elbow, others a knee, so it was a knee that cut you?
Yeah she pulled my head down while holding my hair.  I was trying to pull my head back up and creep out.  But her legs were long, I could have been like standing and she kneed me.  She could have kneed me from any angle due to her long legs.  But she held my head down by grabbing my hair and kneed me that way.

I think Brian Butler of Suckerpunch immediately mentioned that you were going to appeal the ruling and work to get it turned into a no-contest.  What’s the status of the appeal?
Immediately as I was leaving the arena I was obviously devastated.  I just started fighting mma, but I have a good record.  I have a good fight background.  I am a clean technical fighter.  I take a lot of pride into being fair and training hard.  I have a lot of respect for the sport and the people that do it.  So as I was leaving I felt like she (Amanda LaVoy) made women’s mma take like four giant steps in the wrong direction.  I believe that because of HOW she fought, HOW she looked, the way she was in there.  It was just all bad for women’s fighting and I felt like I was a part of that.  That just crushed me.  I am so trying to move forward in the right direction and do positive things for women’s fights.  I want to get it so we have equal fights and I was a part of something that was not like that.

As we were walking out I was crying and talking to Brian and was so upset.  He was like Michele you were killing her and she grabbed your hair.  We are going to get this going right away.  I came home and he had the appeal in right away on Monday.  So now we are just waiting for the athletic commission to have their monthly board meeting and discuss everything.  We have a lot of evidence.  There are photographers who have come out from all over the place that were there.  Even people from the audience have sent in pictures.  We have four different camera views of the fight.  They have more than enough evidence.  On top of that someone started a group of Facebook to support me.  We have a bunch of those people who have been calling in and sending in letters to the commission.  The commission has a lot of heat on them right now.

The doctor seemed to have just stepped in and in half a second waved it off.  Did the doctor even give you a chance to say no I want to keep fighting or anything like that?
No not at all.  I brought my own cutman for the first time ever in my career.  I felt really cool that I had my own cut man.  I had my own guy, he’s really good.  He wrapped my hands amazing.  He was great.  So I wanted him to try to be able to fix it.  They didn’t give him a chance to try to fix it.  Don’t get me wrong, the cut was really bad.  But who is to say that he could have put whatever they put on cuts and it could have stopped and I could have hit her one more time and that would have been it.  There’s so many unanswered questions in my head.  I am upset about the loss cause she isn’t on the same level as me.  For me to lose to someone like that is more than embarrassing.  It is heartbreaking.  But it wasn’t fair and just was an awkward situation.  To know that there were fighters that night that didn’t want that referee and request to not have him made it worse.  It was just a whole bunch of stuff.

Gutierrez went on to talk about her part in the upcoming Supremacy MMA game.  To listen to the full interview use the player below or visit our blogtalk radio page

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XFO 39 Results and Recap

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The Xtreme Fighting Organization put on the largest mixed martial arts event since November of 2009 in the greater Chicagoland area.  The night of action saw eleven professional contests headlined by Jeff Curran versus Billy Vaughan.  Read on for the full recap and results.

The first fight of the night was extremely quick as Hector Garcia needed just thirteen seconds to knock Nicholas Scotti out.  Both fighters went to the center of the cage and looked to throw combos.  Garcia landed a right hand that sent Scotti to the canvas.  Garcia pounced quickly and landed three more shots before the Scott Fischer called a halt to the action.

Lightweights Will Brooks and Bobby Reardanz were up next.  In the first round Reardanz looked to throw Brooks off with spinning attacks.  Brooks quickly found his range and hurt Reardanz with a straight right.  Brooks controlled the rest of the round with varied strikes including knees, elbows and punches.  The second round Brooks came out with a big body kick and followed it up with a one-two and a knee that sent Reardanz to the canvas.  Brooks took Reardanz down again worked to secure his back.  As Reardanz was standing up, Brooks landed a massive belly to back suplex.  Brooks finished the round with knees to the body while on the ground.  Reardanz was clearly hurt as the third round started and Brooks looked to capitalize on it with a flying knee followed with four more knees.  Reardanz looked to pull guard, but did nothing from the position and the ref stood them up.  Brooks dropped Reardanz again and this time passed to side control.  Brooks was working for a rear naked choke and couldn’t get it but transitioned to a beautiful armbar forcing Reardanz to tap.

Middleweights Kent Rexford and PJ Cajigas were up next.  Cajigas looked to establish his striking skills and hurt Rexford with a hook.  Rexford decided to put the fight in his realm and took Cajigas down.  Once on the ground, Rexford worked short elbows and strikes.  Cajigas tried to escape, but Rexford kept heavy pressure on him.  Cajigas attempted to roll to break free, but Rexford was able to just take his back and lock in a rear naked choke ending the fight.

The first of two women’s fights were up next as Amanda LaVoy took on Michele Gutierrez.  The first half of round one Gutierrez used her boxing to keep LaVoy at bay.  Gutierrez continually countered LaVoy’s leg kicks with big rights that sent LaVoy to the canvas.  After being knocked on her butt twice, LaVoy changed tactics and went after Gutierrez.  A big knee by LaVoy in a clinch was immediately noticeable as Gutierrez’s left eye started to swell.  The second round started out much like the first ended with the two women clinching.  LaVoy landed a big knee and when the ladies separated a huge gash was visible on Gutierrez.  The ref called the doctor in who stopped the fight.

Jason Graves opened up his fight with Dan Stittgen with a good one-two combo.  Stittgen just laughed it off and Graves immediately took him to the ground.  Graves was looking to pass his guard when Stittgen shifted and locked in an armbar to end the fight.

Fight of the night featured Lucas Gwaltney and Jon Murphy.  Murphy through out the fight press forward and score takedown after takedown.  Once on the ground he would work small strikes but it was Gwaltney who would work his way back to the feet where he was landing punch after punch.  The first round was clearly for Murphy and the second seemed likely for him as well after a cut was examined by the doctor.  The third round was a very close round and MMA Recap scored the fight 29-28 for Murphy.  When the judges’ scorecards were read, it was a unanimous decision for Gwaltney.

Bantamweights were up next with Terrance Kinney and Dan Aguirre.  Kinney shot for a takedown and Aguirre looked for a guillotine.  Aguirre attempted to pull guard with the choke, but Kinney escaped into his guard.  Aguirre used his wiry legs to lock up a triangle choke.  Kinney defended well until Aguirre started to transition to an armbar.  Aguirre again readjusted this time pulling down on his opponent’s head and forced a tap.

Mike Stumpf returned to action after a nearly three year layoff against Dan Bolden.  The three round fight saw Bolden land his powerful right hand when the fight was standing.  But it was Stumpf who controlled the fight as he had takedown after takedown.  Once on the ground Stumpf landed several small strikes to keep the fight on the ground.  Many times it looked like the ref was going to stand it up, but Stumpf was able to keep it there.  In the end the judges didn’t have a difficult decision as Stumpf clearly controlled the fight.

The women were up again as Felice Herrig took on Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc.  Rivera-Calanoc quickly rushed Herrig and pushed her up against the cage, but Herrig reversed and bullied her against the cage.  Both fighters looked to throw knees and when they separated, it was Herrig who landed a big overhand right.  Rivera-Calanoc shot for a takedown, but couldn’t get it.  Round two and again Rivera-Calanoc rushed but this time she landed a left hand that found it’s mark.  Herrig looked to throw straight punches while her opponent wanted the overhand variety.  Herrig started to change levels and work shots to the body, Rivera-Calanoc against rushed her to the cage.  Herrig scored a big takedown and threw a couple of elbows forcing Rivera-Calanoc to try to escape.  In the ensuring scramble, Herrig was able to get her back and finished the round working for a rear naked choke.  The final round Herrig was able to get her back while standing, but in the scramble out, Herrig found herself in a deep guillotine choke.  Rivera-Calanoc squeezed to end the fight, however Herrig was able to pop her head out.  Once again Herrig worked to get Rivera-Calanoc’s back and finished the round working towards a rear naked choke.

The co-main event featured former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner taking on Tyler Combs.  Varner came out with a fast combo to set up his takedown.  He then landed several strikes ranging from elbows to hammer fists.  Combs tried to escape, but Varner moved to north-south and locked in a choke.  Combs looked like he was defending well, and then went unconscious.

Billy Vaughan stepped up on short notice to fight Jeff Curran in the main event of the evening.  Vaughan looked to have a reach advantage, but Curran used his kicks to keep Vaughan in the position he wanted.  Curran landed several striking combos as he clearly wanted a knockout victory.  At the end of the first round Curran showcased some of his jiu jitsu when Vaughan shot in for a takedown and Curran was able to secure a guillotine.  Vaughan started to escape so Curran went for an armbar as time expired in the round.  The second round both fighters wanted to finish the fight in highlight reel fashion, but both were just missing with their strikes.  Vaughan at one point threw six punches in a row to just have Curran dodge and avoid them.  The second round clearly for Curran like the first due to his consistent ability to land his strikes.  Vaughan came into the third round like he had nothing to lose and everything to gain.  Both fighters quickly clinched and Curran started to work his dangerous knees.  Vaughan decided to risk his chances on the ground, but Curran immediately attacked his arm with a kimura attempt.  After some readjusting, the kimura looked really deep, but Curran just used it to pass to get back control.  Curran nearly had a rear naked choke though Vaughan rolled out of it into an inverted triangle choke.  Vaughan tried to free himself by grabbing ahold of Curran’s foot and cranked it.  The fight ended with both fighters trying to finish with a flurry of strikes.  In the end, the fight went to Curran and he announced it was the last time we would see him inside the XFO cage.

Quick Results

Hector Garcia defeated Nicolas Scotti by TKO at 0:13 of round 1

Will Brooks defeated Bobby Reardanz by armbar at 3:22 of round 3

Kent Rexford defeated PJ Cajigas by rear naked choke at 4:47 of round 1

Amanda LaVoy defeated Michele Gutierrez by doctor stoppage at 0:34 of round 2

Dan Stittgen defeated Jason Graves by armbar at 1:10 of round 1

Lucas Gwaltney defeated Jon Murphy by unanimous decision

Dan Aguirre defeated Terrance Kinney by triangle choke at 2:20 of round 1

Mike Stumpf defeated Dan Bolden by unanimous decision

Felice Herrig defeated Nicdali RIvera-Calanoc by unanimous decision

Jamie Varner defeated Tyler Combs by north south choke at 1:30 of round 1

Jeff Curran defeated Billy Vaughan by unanimous decision

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XFO 39 Updates

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XFO 39 PosterXFO 39 is almost finalized as the card is filing up quickly.  Newly announced fights by the promotion include: Jon Murphy versus Ryan Bixler, Will Brooks versus Chris Garcia, Mike Stumpf versus Dan Bolden, Jacob McClintock verson Dan Gilbert, Dan Stittgen versus Jason Graves, Christian Reynoso versus Daniel Aguirre, and Kent Rexford versus Brandon Saling.

XFO 39 takes place on Friday, May 13 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.  Tickets are available at  The event will be headlined in a bantamweight fight between Joe Pearson and Jeff Curran.

The lineup currently includes:

Jeff Curran vs Joe Pearson
Jamie Varner vs Tyler Combs
Felice Herrig vs Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc
Jon Murphy vs Ryan Bixler
Michele Gutierrez vs Amanda LaVoy
Will Brooks vs Christopher Garcia
Mike Stumpf vs Dan Bolden
Jacob McClintock vs Dan Gilbert
Dan Stittgen vs Jason Graves
Nicholas Scotti vs Frank Pizzirulli
Christian Reynoso vs Daniel Aguirre
Kent Rexford Jr. vs Brandon Saling

XFO 39 Secures Second Women’s Fight; Gutierrez Versus LaVoy

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Michele Gutierrez Breast Cancer Awareness

Michele Gutierrez Breast Cancer Awareness photo by Suckerpunch Entertainment

XFO 39 isn’t pulling any punches with their upcoming May 13 card.  After announcing that Jeff Curran would headline, former WEC champion Jamie Varner would co-main, and Felice Herrig would also be on the card, one has to imagine that the big name talent would be calling to be on the card.  MMA Recap has confirmed from sources that Michele Gutierrez will be taking on Amanda LaVoy at the event.

Gutierrez was originally scheduled to fight at XFO 38, however she broke her hand while training just weeks before the fight.  Gutierrez started her career as a boxer having gone 7-2 as an amateur boxer and 2-0 as a pro.  Shortly after making her professional debut, Gutierrez decided to try her hand at mixed martial arts and moved to Team Wanderlei in Las Vegas.  In 2010 she went 3-0 earning TKO victories in two of her three fights.

While LaVoy is bringing in a three-fight losing streak to the fight, one cannot count her out as she always brings the fight to her opponents.  LaVoy has fought tougher competition than Gutierrez and will look to use that experience inside the cage.  LaVoy fought Jessica Eye, Patti Lee and Felice Herrig in 2010.  Now able to bring a full training camp into the fight, LaVoy and Gutierrez should have an epic throwdown.

XFO 39 takes place on Friday, May 13 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.  Tickets are available at  For more information on the XFO check out the recently redesigned webpage at

The full card as it stands includes:

  • Jeff Curran vs Joe Pearson
  • Jamie Varner vs Tyler Combs
  • Felice Herrig vs Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc
  • Michele Gutierrez vs Amanda LaVoy
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“XFO 37: Road To Glory” Results and Recap

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The Xtreme Fighting Organization held their 37th event “Road to Glory” on Saturday December 4.  The night of action saw four professional fights and ten* amateur contests.  The professional bouts were headlined by David Love taking on Jeff Curran.  Read on for the full recap and the quick results.

In a change of pace, Dan Lardy decided to put the professional bouts in between the amateur fights.  This was done so the professionals could fight at a time when they typically train, and to prevent a professional from fighting so late in the evening.  Our results will be written in the order that they happen but separated by professionals first followed by amateurs.

The first professional bout saw Vince Ramos take on late replacement Chris Bennett in a lightweight matchup.  Bennett lead with a low kick followed by a high kick that forced Ramos to shoot for the takedown.  Bennett then grabbed a standing guillotine choke and put Ramos to sleep.  Bennett stated in his post-fight interview “I knew he was a D1 wrestler and most wrestler’s leave their neck open.  The gameplan was for me to grab that neck when he went for the takedown and I did.”

The second fight saw MTC fighter Mike Pitz take on Frank “The Strength” Pizzirulli.  Pizzirulli landed with some short jabs and Pitz quickly took the fight to the ground.  Pitz worked elbows and knees from side control until he was able to get the mount.  From there Pitz postured up and threw multiple right hands, many finding their mark.  Pizziruilli gave up his back to avoid the strikes, but Pitz was relentless with his punches.  Pitz was able to trap one of Pizzirulli’s arms, making him unable to intelligently defend himself and the ref stopped the fight.

The women were up next as Felice Herrig took on Amanda LaVoy.  LaVoy slipped on her first kick and Herrig quickly pounced to LaVoy’s half guard.  Herrig worked multiple strikes including punches and elbows before she was able to get the mount.  From the mount, Herrig worked strikes and transitioned to an armbar.  LaVoy was not without her tricks as she was able to work a reverse triangle to escape the submission.  LaVoy would end up on top, but Herrig locked in a triangle choke.  LaVoy tried to stand out of the choke, but Herrig worked for an armbar as well.  LaVoy continued to look for an escape until Herrig transitioned to a full armbar forcing LaVoy to tap.

The fight of the night was easily Jeff Curran versus David Love.  The three round battle was a non-stop back and forth fight.  The first round was super close and MMA Recap actually scored it for Love.  Love was able to land heavy leg kicks that would spin Curran.  With the time running out in the round, Love started throwing wildly but Curran was able to land his counters, blooding up Love.  Love opened the second round with a flurry of punches, but Curran weathered the storm and was able to pick Love apart.  Curran continuously was able to land a one-two combo and started to follow up the two punch combo with other strikes.  In the third round Curran landed a low kick and time out was called.  After the restart, Curran landed a big overhand right and winced in pain and many thought his right hand was broken.  Curran toughed it out and threw any other strike he could.  As the time was nearing the end, Curran re-added his right hand and was picking Love apart at ease.  With the fate of the fight in the judges’ hands, MMA Recap scored it 29-28 for Curran, but all three judges were unanimous giving it to Curran 30-27.
The first amateur fight of the evening saw Darren Finely take on Charlie Richardson.  In the first round Finely came out with a big takedown slam, but Richardson threatened with a guillotine choke.  Richardson let go of the choke and switched to a triangle choke.  Finely stepped over to break the choke and was successful, but Richardson would end up on top for the rest of the round.  The second round opened and Richardson countered Finely’s takedown attempt with his own.  Finely attempted a knee bar, but Richardson punched his way out and transitioned to an arm triangle.  After a quick adjustment Finely tapped.

The second amateur bout saw Zac Babiarz take on Randy McMahel.  McMahel was the aggressor as he was landing multiple combos.  But Babiarz held steady and found his range landing three straight jabs that rocked McMahel.  A straight right dropped McMahel and Babiarz quickly grabbed McMahel’s back and locked in a fight ending rear naked choke.

Jason Bottenhagen did not get a chance to fight after going through  full training camp as his opponent Josh Key did not come out.  In a first for MMA Recap a fight was called off due to the opponent getting injured during warm up.

Anthony Angel came out with a big push takedown on Rob Couillard.  Couillard held his composure and worked for a knee bar and up kicks but Angel dropped down with a big right.  Couillard had a high guard and was able to get his legs up and over for an armbar.  Angel tried to stand out of the armbar and Couillard was able to torque the submission forcing Angel to tap.

The first amateur fight back after the professionals saw Mike Finch take on Timmy Lagray. The first round Lagray used his strength to over power Finch’s takedown attempt.  Lagray landed some big shots before Finch was able to tie up Lagray with rubber guard.  In the second round Finch attempted high kicks, but Lagray was just pushed him down each time.  Lagray worked for a guillotine after the third failed high kick.  Finch was able to escape and quickly passed to mount.  Finch postured up and threw bombs forcing Lagray to give up his back.  Finch needed a readjustment on his rear naked choke but was able to get the tap.

Evain Rodriguez needed less than a minute to submit Russ Tabaka.  Tabaka looked for a takedown and was able to get it, but Rodriguez was able to get his legs and hips up for an armbar and forced the quick tapout.

Trying to outdo the previous fight, Tommy Lagray came out with bad intentions against James Garber.  Lagray dropped Garber with a right hook but Garber quickly recovered.  After a scramble, both fighters were on their feet and lagray quickly grabbed a big double leg takedown slam.  Lagray landed two punches and Garber tapped.  Garber laid in the cage pointing to his ribs, probably damaged from the takedown.

If you thought the last two fights ended fast, then this was even faster.  Jake Klipp needed just 49 seconds to finish Ryan Moore.  Kilpp came out with a takedown and landed in mount.  From there he threw punches non-stop.  Moore briefly gave up his back, but ate even more punches and went back to being mounted.  Several strikes later the ref was forced to halt the action.

The main event of the amateur fights saw Cory Galloway defeat Casey Bybee.  Galloway started the fight landing good jabs.  Bybee had his hands up high so Galloway looked for a takedown.  He pushed through and was able to complete the takedown, but Bybee reversed and wound up in Galloway’s guard.  Galloway ate a couple of punches but waited patiently for the right opportunity to sneak his legs up for an armbar.  Once able to secure the submission, it was just a couple of seconds before Bybee was tapping.

Three amateur bouts that were scheduled did not happen.  Robbie Bock, Phil Williams, and Josh Eckmann were all scheduled to fight on the amateur portion of the card.  Unfortunately their opponents either left after showing up or no-showed the event.

Amateur Quick Results
Charlie Richardson defeated Darren Finely by arm triangle at 1:15 of round 2
Zac Babiarz defeated Randy McMahel by rear naked choke at 1:41 of round 1
Jason Bottenhagen defeated Josh Key by default as Key got injured during warmup.
Rob Couillard defeated Anthony Angel by armbar at :52 of round 1
Jared Karlen defeated Mikey Phillips by D’arce choke at :46 of round 1
Mike Finch defeated Timmy Lagray by rear naked choke at  1:45 of round 2
Evian Rodriguez defeated Russ Tabaka by armbar at :58 of round 1
Tommy Lagray defeated James Garber by tapout at :58 of round 1
Jake Klipp defeated Ryan Moore by TKO at :49 of round 1
Cory Galloway defeated Casey Bybee by armbar at 2:51 of round 1

Professional Quick Results
Chris Bennet defeated Vince Ramos by guillotine at :17 of round 1
Mike Pitz defeated Frank Pizzirulli by TKO at 2:00 of round 1
Felice Herrig defeated Amanada LaVoy by armbar at 3:35 of round 1
Jeff Curran defeated David Love by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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XFO 37 Updates, Curran Gets Opponent And More

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Jeff CurranXFO 37 will be taking place on Saturday December 4 at the Lakemore Banquet Halls in Lakemore, Illinois.  A number of changes have been made to the professional card and the main event is now set as Jeff Curran will be taking on David “The Doctor” Love.

Love recently defeated Ryan McIntosh at Colosseum Combat XIV in August of this year.  Love was able to lock in a fight ending submission in the third round to snap a two-fight losing streak.

Curran was supposed to fight on the Nemesis Fighting card in November, but when it got rescheduled to December 11 after the threat of a hurricane, Curran had to withdraw from his fight in the Dominican Republic due to a prior engagement and looked for a new opponent on his own card.

Vince Ramos was originally supposed to fight Chris Tickle, but the fight didn’t pan out.  Ramos will now take on Charon Spain.  Spain is 3-1 as a professional, having submitted all three of his opponents.

Tobie Nowaczyk 2 was also originally announced but has been removed all-together.  Instead a middleweight bout has been added as MTC fighter Mike Pitz will be taking on Robert Marrow now.

The full professional card now looks like:

Jeff Curran vs David Love

Amanda LaVoy vs Felice Herrig

Vince Ramos vs Charon Spain

Mike Pitz vs Robert Marrow

Vince Ramos at Ruckus 2 - photo by Brent Todd

Vince Ramos Versus Chris Tickle Likely For XFO 37

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Vince Ramos at Ruckus 2 - photo by Brent Todd

Vince Ramos at Ruckus 2 - photo by Brent Todd

XFO 37 will be taking place on Saturday December 4 at Lakemore Banquets in Lakemore, Illinois and they have an exciting featherweight matchup in the works.  Undefeated Vince Ramos will likely be taking on Chris Tickle at the event.

Ramos continued his winning streak at Ruckus 3 when he submitted Chris Lane in the second round by rear naked choke.  The victory marked the third in Ramos’s professional career, and his tenth total including his amateur bouts.  Ramos recently joined the famous Team Curran out of Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Tickle is riding a two-fight win streak into the contest having finished Dave Cochran and Myron Neisler both with strikes.  Tickle trains out of Team Adrenaline in Bloomington, Illinois and will be a step up in competition for Ramos.

XFO 37’s professional card is shaping up to be a good night of action.  The card now looks like:

Vince Ramos vs Chris Tickle

Matt Tobie vs Kevin Nowaczyk

Felice Herrig vs Amanda Lavoy

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Felice Herrig To Fight Amanda Lavoy At XFO 37 On December 4

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Felice Herrig Bellator Weigh-in

Photo by Brent Todd

Fan favorite Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig will finally get a chance to compete again this year after her fight in Bellator.  Stepping up to face the Team Curran fighter is Amanda Lavoy.  Sources close to the fight have informed MMA Recap of the fight for XFO 37.

Herrig last competed at Bellator 14 where she won a split decision over late replacement fighter Jessica Rakoczy.  Herrig has kept busy since the victory, most recently competing in and winning several divisions in a grappling tournament.

Lavoy most recently lost to Patti Lee at AAMMA 5 “Battle Against Breast Cancer”.  Lavoy has been active this year having fought two other times.

XFO 37 is set for Saturday December 4 at the Lakemore Banquets in Lakemore, Illinois.  Stay tuned to MMA Recap for more fights that will be added in the near future to this card.