Last December, Florida-based promotions held events in the Tampa Bay area. XFC’s event was broadcast live on HDNet, and was held at the newly renamed Tampa Bay Times Forum on 12/2. The stacked card featured a 115lb. female bout between recently signed Felice “Lil Billdog” Herrig taking on Bellator vet Carla Esparza, one-armed & undefeated fighter Nick Newell, and a brand new super heavyweight division showcasing active Army veteran Brandon Sayles and former pro-wrestler Amani Lee.
AOF’s event was held at Jannus Live (formerly Jannus Landing) on 12/10. Popular fighter and heavyweight Dave Yost scored an impressive knockout win over Richard White. Yost gave up almost 50lbs. to his opponent.
CFA’s event was held in Miami at the U.S. Bank center on 12/7. Of the nine fights on their card, 5 went the distance. The CFA card featured XFC lightweight champ Luis “Baboon” Palomino fighting again in the lightweight division.
NAGA Pan-American was also held in Orlando on 12/17. Robby Donofrio from Gracie Tampa took home the belt for winning the expert men’s absolute no-gi. Here are the rest of the results as posted/provided by NAGA:
NAGA returnes to Florida on February 18th in Tampa.