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Felice Herrig Wins at XFC 19, Calls Out Lacey Schuckman

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Felice Herrig used footwork and precise boxing to dominate Simona Soukupova and score a unanimous decision victory at XFC 19 on Friday night.

Simona Soukapova XFC 19

Simona Soukapova at XFC 19.

The judges scored it 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 in favor of Herrig, who improved to 7-4 in her pro career. She was never in any danger and took no visible damage, while her opponent Soukupova left with a puffed-up hematoma over her right eye, and a black and blue welt underneath it.

“Simona was a great opponent,” Herrig told Pat Miletich during a post-fight interview. “There’s not a whole lot of footage of her out there. It’s kind of hard to pick a game plan, but I was working my striking a lot knowing she had a striking background.”

Felice Herrig and Pat Miletich at XFC 19When asked by Miletich if there is anyone she would like to fight, Herrig issued a challenge to Lacey Schuckman, who is coming off a loss to Ayaka Hamasaki at last week’s Invicta FC 2.

“I’ve been trying to fight Lacey Schuckman for quite a bit. I would really love to fight Lacey Schuckman,” Herrig told Miletich.

Herrig said she has been trying to get a fight with Schuckman but hasn’t been able to secure a bout with her.

“Her last fight she took a fight short notice and fought a Japanese fighter, which was a phenomenal fighter and I’m just wondering why I can’t get a fight with her trying to book it three months in advance, when she takes a fight on such short notice against a top-level fighter like that,” Herrig said.

Schuckman (7-5) and Herrig have similar records, and common opponents in Patricia Vidonic and Carla Esparza.

Felice Herrig's XFC 19 sockmonkeyHerrig ended the night by presenting XFC president John Prisco with an XFC sock monkey that she created for him, complete with braids, ribbons, “LBD” Muay Thai trunks, the XFC logo and even taped hands.

“I love it,” said Prisco. Herrig replied, “And he’ll love you!”

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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