UFC, Bellator Veterans Highlight XFC’s Two-Event Week in Brazil

By Marcelo Alonso Nov 26, 2015
Since 2014, when the organization began promoting events in Brazil, Xtreme Fighting Cham-pionships has operated with a clear goal: to seek out new prospects.

After 11 editions of “XFC International,” however, XFC President Myron Molotky has decided to make some changes to the philosophy of his company’s events. His first step was hiring Brazilian trainer, manager and promoter Marcelo Brigadeiro as a technical consultant.

“I’m a very good friend of Myron Molotky,” Brigadeiro said in a recent interview. “Since he brought XFC to Brazil, I did a kind of free consultancy whenever he asked my opinion in order to better understand the Brazili-an market. A few months ago, however, he decided to make it official, and I accepted his invitation to be the technical consultant of XFC, helping him to set fights.

“The first change we decided upon was to produce better superfights, bringing in former Bellator and UFC fighters. There are many top fighters in the market who need a new opportunity, and on the other hand, could help us to make the event more popular. I’ve already promoted more than 50 events in Brazil, and I hope my experience can help XFC.”

Another important change to the XFC format, as decided upon by Brigadeiro and XFC matchmaker Eduardo Duarte, concerns the show’s tournament format.

“We decided to change to change the number of fighters in a grand prix from eight to four, to bring a new dy-namic to the show,” said Brigadeiro. “Talking to Eduardo, we decided to promote mini-GPs in all male and female categories in 2016. We’re going to have champions in all categories and also produce events mixing new talent with big names of the sport.”

XFC’s new concepts will be tested prior to 2016, as the organization will produce two events in Brazil over the next two weekends. The first, XFCI 12, will take place Nov. 28 at the XFC International Center in Sao Paulo and will see a new champions crowned in the welterweight and women’s strawweight divisions. Also in action will be former big-show fighters such as Jose Maria Tome, Ricardo Tirloni and Luis Sergio Melo Jr.

Then, on Dec. 5, the same venue will host XFCI 13, which features UFC vet Junior Assuncao against Mauricio dos Santos Jr. in the main event. Another superfight will include onetime “TUF: Brazil” cast member Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo and undefeated Alberto Pereira Uda.

Both events will be broadcast live in Brazil on Esporte Interativo and streamed live online at UOL.com.br starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.

XFCi 12

Saturday 28 - XFC International Center- São Paulo
Carlston Harris x Michel Pereira – Final of welterweight tournament
Viviane Sucuri x Vanessa Guimarães - Final of straweight tournament
José Maria "No Chance" x Marcel Adur
Ricardo Tirloni x Jadison Costa
Sergio Junior x Vitor Negão
Deive Daniel Oliveira x Ary Santos
Jefferson Pedro x João Elias
Luciano Palhano x Antônio Paulo Nego
Daniela "Dany Fenix" Da Silva x Hellen Bastos
Molly McCann x Vanessa Melo
Pedro Curiri x Jimmy Martinez Vela
Gian Siqueira x Wellington Thurman

XFCi 13

XFC International Center, São Paulo
Saturday, December 5 2015
Willian Cilli x Nathan Schulte
Junior Assunção x Maurício Facção
Alberto Uda x Tiago Bodão
Rafael Morcego x Vinícius Vina
Jady Menezes x Mellony Gueuges


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