MENU
#UFC 217 #UFC Fight Night 120 #GSP #Michael Bisping #Conor McGregor #TJ Dillashaw #Dustin Poirier #Anthony Pettis #Fabricio Werdum #Cody Garbrandt #Colby Covington



The Oklahoma-based Xtreme Fighting League will feature two UFC veterans in its next main event, as promotion officials recently announced that Anthony Johnson will square off with Jake Rosholt at Xtreme Fight Night 9.

The event takes place Sept. 21 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa in Catoosa, Okla., and will also feature onetime Bellator talent Levi Avera defending his XFL welterweight title against Dylan Smith in a rematch of their February title encounter.

The XFL middleweight title will also be up for grabs, as Andrew Todhunter meets Brandon Gaines for the 185-pound championship. Meanwhile, Dave McAfee looks for his first pro victory against Oklahoman Jesse Chaffin, and Kathina Catron locks horns with Amber Powell in a women’s flyweight scrap.

Johnson, 28, previously competed at welterweight and middleweight during his time with the UFC, racking up a 7-4 Octagon record before receiving his promotional release this past January. Known for his difficulty in cutting weight as well as his explosive knockout power in the cage, Johnson recently made the move to light heavyweight, knocking out Esteves Jones on Aug. 24 at Titan Fighting Championship 24.

Rosholt, 30, recently saw a five-fight winning streak snapped when he was submitted with a kneebar by onetime IFL competitor Matt Thompson on June 2. A former three-time NCAA Division I national champion wrestler, Rosholt fought three times for the UFC in 2009, sandwiching a third-round submission of Chris Leben between losses to Kendall Grove and Dan Miller.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Anthony Johnson Fights

  • a year ago
  • 3925 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Daniel Cormier, John Gooden on the call for Saturday's UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil

  • 22 days ago
  • 5 views

Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 event will feature a rare broadcast duo.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

From company man to champ and back again, Michael Bisping's latest booking brings him full circle

  • 4 days ago
  • 21 views

About to headline a UFC Fight Pass-only event as a late replacement, what exactly is Michael Bisping after in the twilight of his career?Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Dustin Poirier Blasts Eddie Alvarez Following Win Over Anthony Pettis | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 23 views

Dustin Poirier was more than happy to headline UFC Fight Night in Norfolk, Virginia against former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, but he knows deep down he should have been facing a different o read news >>

Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC Fight Night 120

  • 5 days ago
  • 10 views

Check out all the fighter walkout songs from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 120 event.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 120 Athlete Outfitting pay: Highest non-PPV payout in program history

  • 5 days ago
  • 40 views

Fighters from UFC Fight Night 120 took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Karl Roberson 'coming for everybody' as classic UFC climb to top gets underway

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 views

Karl Roberson has no problem being honest about his career intentions following a successful UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 120.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Andrei Arlovski relieved after UFC Fight Night 120 win: 'Finally I broke the streak of losing'

  • 5 days ago
  • 17 views

A huge weight was lifted off Andrei Arlovski’s shoulders after his UFC Fight Night 120 performance.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Sage Northcutt focused solely on UFC career with college no longer holding him back

  • 5 days ago
  • 13 views

21-year-old Sage Northcutt is ready to get serious about MMA with a little help from Team Alpha Male as he moves past UFC-Norfolk.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Raphael Assuncao not one for 'fancy stuff,' but thinks consistency warrants UFC title shot

  • 5 days ago
  • 5 views

Raphael Assuncao turned his UFC Fight Night 120 win into a statement, knocking Matthew Lopez out cold in the third round of their 135-pound encounter. In what’s becoming a bit of a tradition, he then read news >>

Marlon Moraes calls illegal blows at UFC-Norfolk 'friggin' accident,' wants Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219

  • 5 days ago
  • 7 views

Marlon Moraes wants a date with Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 after beating John Dodson at UFC Fight Night 120.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>