Great XFO card for Sat, Copernicus Theatre, Chi IL

Chicago , IL (USA): The Xtreme Fighting Organization (XFO), one of the most respected MMA promotions in existence, has announced today their fight card for their upcoming fight event. On June 5th , MMA is overtaking the Copernicus Center in Chicago as fight fans will be treated to nine professional fights and four amateur bouts. Headlining the event are welterweight veterans Keith Wisniewski (25-12-1) and Ted “Red” Worthington (27-20). Wisniewski is coming into this fight on a three-match win streak, and he hasn’t allowed an opponent to go the distance during that span, winning two bouts by submission and one by TKO (strikes). Worthington has had an active year in 2010 thus far, fighting three times within the first four months and earning two victories, one by submission and one by knockout. Each warrior has proven throughout his career that he will fight his heart out to win, so fans can expect an epic battle when these two meet.

This exciting card features fighters from all different points in their career, and with a vast arsenal of skills. Some of the veterans will be looking to get back to their winning ways, while others will be looking to continue the strong start to their young careers. In what may be the fight of the night, Matt Tobie (2-0) and Kevin Nowaczyk (5-0) will both put their undefeated records on the line as they face off with one another. Also on the main card will be a fight at 155 lbs. as the very experienced Ryan “Bones” Bixler (15-7) will battle grappling wizard Jonatas Novaes (4-3). Novaes is known as a submission specialist, while “Bones” is more of an all-around fighter. Regardless, both fighters will look to impose their will on the other.

The full card is as follows:


* 170- Keith Wisniewski vs. Ted “Red” Worthington
* 155- Jonatas Novaes vs. Ryan “Bones” Bixler
* HVY- Boban Simic vs. Rashad Brooks
* 170- Matt Tobie vs. Kevin Nowaczyk
* 140- Carson Beebe vs. Joe Voitik
* 145- Bobby Reardanz vs. Peter Grimes
* 185- Dan Bolden vs. Bill Hill
* 155- Mike Santiago vs. Jake Murphy
* 195- Ryan Sturdy vs. TBA

The amateur card features hungry up-and-coming fighters as well as future stars looking to shine as they put their futures on the line.


* 185- Rafal Skibinski vs. Chris Hartwig
* 145- Alex Martinez vs. Mike Ryan
* HVY- Ivan Garcia vs. Nick Thompson
* 145- Steve Kozola vs. Scott Goldberg
* 170- Jonathan Melecio vs. TBA

XFO—the Midwest’s premiere MMA show— features the best up-and-comers in the Midwest circuit and young fighters from all over the United States will look to hone their skills in the XFO cage. Tickets for the event are on sale now for $50 for Main Floor Seats and $35 for Mezzanine Level and are available for purchase by visiting . Doors open at 6:00 PM, and the fights will begin at 7:30 PM.

Information on the pre-event press conference and weigh-ins will be made public soon, as well. The Xtreme Fighting Organization is sure to electrify local fight fans so purchase your tickets now before the event is sold out!

If you are interested in more information on the XFO, please contact:

Phil Lanides, Publicist
Fight of Your Life Communications
(408) 439-3245
http://www.fightofyourlife. com/

About the XFO

The Xtreme Fighting Organization is operated by “The Big Frog” Jeff Curran , a veteran of the UFC, WEC, PRIDE, and StrikeForce, and has showcased some of the top talent in the sport of MMA today. Fighters such as Pat Militech, Ben Rothwell, Kevin Jordan, Jason Dent, Terry Martin, Tara LaRosa, Nick Thompson, Naoyuki Kotani, Ryan McGivern, Chase Beebe, Mike Russow, Travis Wiuff, Shonie Carter, Luke Zachrich, Sherman Pendergarst, amongst others, have all fought in the XFO cage. The promotion puts on regular events, and is committed to entertaining local fight fans with quality production values and exciting events. In addition, the XFO is dedicated to introducing some of the top young talent in the Midwest to the MMA masses. For additional information on the Xtreme Fighting Organization , please visit

great card.

Solid main event, bixler to show how mma is different from bjj.

reardanz vs grimes is an intriguing fight. style clash for sure. interesting card.


Heading out soon. Who's comin?

Peter Grimes told me he won tko.. this is only one i have heard

I won by heel hook in the 2nd. I can't recall the results of all the bouts.

Keith Wisniewski

Novaes- weird fight. 3 mins of naves on top in half guard and didn't throw a punch. i saw the cage side ref call for a stand up. he also missed an eye poke


Kevin Nowaczyk
Carson Beebe
Peter Grimes- reardanz got dropped, he ate two not so hard shots, grimes held position, reardanz got hit and thru up a thumbs up and the ref stopped it. another weird ref moment.

Bill Hill- his fight was stopped when bolden pointed at the back of his head (showing that he got hit there) and the ref stopped it. bill hill even said it was shitty.

Mike Santiago- close fight, nearly started a riot after the split decision. would like to thank dan lardy for providing a large amount of police security.

btw- the ref was the same jack ass from Askren vs Ryan Thomas.

This guy is constantly fucking up fights. He really needs to be sidelined.


for that shitty ref

Rand McPherson - TTT

for that shitty ref

From (wouldn't mind getting these into the database)

Quick Results
Amateur Bouts
Mike Ryan defeated Billy Blackwell via armbar :20 of round 1
Chris Hartwig defeated Sean Martin by no show

Professional Bouts
Carson Beebe defeated Joe Voitik by rear naked choke 1:49 of round 1
Bill Hill defeated Dan Bolden by tap out 1:06 of round 2
Jonatas Novaes defeated Ryan Bixler via armbar 3:25 of round 1
Mike Santiago defeated Jake Murphy by split decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28
Peter Grimes defeated Bobby Reardanz by technical knockout 4:07 of round 2
Kevin Nowacyzyk defeated Matt Tobie by split decision 30-27, 28-29, 30-27
Boban Simic defeated Rashad Brooks by technical knockout 1:30 of round 3
Keith Wisniewski defeated Ted Worthington by heel hook 3:56 of round 2

Probably from all of the * that need to be next to a few of those fights.

good show, keith.