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Felice Herrig to Fight at XFC 17 on HDNet


XFC: Patricia Vidonic vs. Felice Herrig

The L’il Bulldog is headed to Tennessee for another XFC fight. Felice Herrig has agreed to fight submission specialist Patricia Vidonic at XFC 17: Apocalypse in Jackson, TN at the Oman Arena.

Both fighters are coming off losses. Herrig dropped a decision to Carla Esparza at XFC 15, while Vidonic lost to Jessica Aguilar on February 17 at Fight Time 8. That loss broke Vidonic’s 5-fight win streak, and she holds a 5-2 professional record.

Herrig, 5-4 as a pro, will likely need to put her Team Curran training to use early and often in the bout against Vidonic, who had three straight submission wins before her loss to Aguilar.

The two fighters have a common opponent in Valerie Coolbaugh. Vidonic lost her first pro fight to Coolbaugh in 2010, while Herrig lost to Coolbaugh at XFO 29 back in 2009.

XFC president John Prisco is excited for the matchup. “Patricia and Felice is going to be a war,” said Prisco. “Both of these women are top of the food chain. Now, Patricia Vidonic isn’t a household name but she has quietly built a reputation around the country as one of the toughest women fighters around,” said Prisco. “Her last three wins were all by submission. She has held titles and taken all comers. Patricia isn’t one of these fighters that takes easy fights and pads her record. She just went toe to toe with Jessica Aguilar last week. She came up short when it went to the judges, but she almost caught Aguilar in a couple of submissions. Patricia is the real deal,  I know she’s hungry and sees Felice as someone who is in her way. This is a big fight for both ladies and Women’s MMA. I’m proud to have both of these women on the XFC card in Jackson.”

You can watch XFC 17: Apocalypse live on HDNet on April 13.

About Matt Lo Cascio

Matt Lo Cascio is the co-founder and editor of Chicago's MMA. He is the former play-by-play announcer for the XFO and other organizations, and he has been published by ESPN.com, DraftKings, The Comeback, FanSided, and more.

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