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XFO RETURNS TO THE SEARS CENTRE

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The XFO has announced that XFO 39 will take place at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. Before we get to the new card information, let’s take a trip down ol’ memory lane and look at the XFO 13 card, which was the last event the XFO held there.

Alonzo Spellman, yes the former Bear, took on Antoine Hayes. The main event was Jeff Curran vs. Raphael Assuncao, who fought this weekend at UFC 128. Assuncao was KO’d by Duke Roufus-trained Eric “New Breed” Koch. Other notables onthat card in 2006:

  • Combat-Do’s Bob Schirmer
  • Kerry “Meat Truck” Schall, UFC veteran heavyweight
  • Donnie Liles, who fought in the IFL and Strikeforce
  • Brian “Mandingo” Gassaway
  • Jason Guida
  • Terry Martin
  • Matt “Sunshine” Fiordirosa
  • Justin McElfresh, who went on to fight in the WEC
  • Mike Marrello, former XFO Heavyweight champ
  • UFC vet Nate Mohr
  • Mike Stumpf, who went on to fight in ShoXC Challengers
  • John Hosman, who later fought in the WEC

So fast-forward back to 2011, and the card will feature Jon Murphy, Felice Herrig, Chris Garcia, Will Brooks, Ryan Bixler, Tyler Combs, Michele Gutierrez, Christian Reynoso, Dennis Dombrow, Mike Stumpf, Jerad Karlen, Nick Scotti, Matt Tobie, Jason Graves & Jeff Curran vs. Joe Pearson.

The event will take place on May 13th at the Sears Centre, and you can get your tickets by visiting the event page on the Sears Centre site.

About Matt Lo Cascio

Matt Lo Cascio is a former TV producer who turned to new media in 2005, and he is the co-founder and editor of Chicago's MMA. He is also the play-by-play announcer for the XFO. His work has been published by ESPN.com, DraftKings, The Comeback, FanSided and more.

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