Sao Paulo Brazil (March 31, 2014) – XFC International sprinted back to the airwaves last weekend on REDETV!. XFC International’s third live event from Sao Paulo, Brazil drew millions of viewers and outperformed most of the other networks on Saturday night while maintaining momentum and continuing with it’s monumental growth.
XFC International President Myron Molotky described the enthusiasm shared by MMA fans worldwide “Latin America has been the ultimate proving grounds to establish the path of the Next Generation of Champions. XFC fighters understand this opportunity and are winning the hearts of the fans by fighting with a passion that makes the victories euphoric…and the losses unbearable.
In the Main Event, Luis “Sapo” Santos and Alfredo Morales battled for nearly three rounds. Santos triumphed over Morales with what may be the MMA Knockout of the Year. This fight marks Santos’ sixth consecutive win as he moves forward towards a championship fight with XFC. (KO clip)
The Co-Main Event featured a full scale war between international rivals: Chile (Matias Vasquez) vs Brazil (Allan Nascimento). In the first and second round, the Brazilian had a noticeable advantage over Vasquez, working a cut over the eye of the fighter from Chile. The fight became a highlight video, with Nascimento finally finishing the brilliant Chilean by submission with only 40 seconds left.
The preliminary card had exciting fights, including the women’s strawweight division semi-final matchup and men’s middleweight quarterfinals. The Brazilians dominated the evenings portion of the season one tournament, with a clean sweep of their international opponents.
Eduardo Duarte, XFC International matchmaker, proclaimed XFCi 3 another resounding success. Duarte claimed “XFC has a long history of finding talented, yet undiscovered fighters. The tournaments in Latin America will allow fighters an opportunity to showcase their talents on Rede TV! and become the future stars that fans have been waiting to see.”
XFCi 4 Season One Semi-Finals will take place live from Sao Paulo Brazil, on April 26, 2014 at 00:30am Brasilia time/ 11:30pm Eastern Standard time on REDE TV and streamed worldwide at XFCMMA.com. For full results and photos from XFCi 3, visit www.XFCMMA.com/xfci3