by Al Yu – MMAWeekly.com
(Photo courtesy of Jeff Curran)
Welterweight prospect Mike Stumpf has signed a three-fight deal with EliteXC. The XFO veteran is coming off of an impressive win over Dom O’Grady at Adrenaline MMA’s inaugural show.
“I am excited! I have been waiting patiently for something to happen. This is just what I need to get motivated and start taking my game to the next level,” said Stumpf.
“The CBS cards and the fights I have seen seem very impressive. The talent is top guys and the production looks exciting to fight for.”
The Team Curran fighter will make his ShoXC debut on Oct. 10 in Hammond, Ind. Stumpf, who comes in as a late replacement for Mark Miller, will take on King of the Cage veteran Anthony Lapsley.
“Mike is 10-1, and personally I think he deserved a shot at something a few fights ago, but I couldn’t get him signed,” commented Jeff Curran, Stumpf’s manager and trainer. “This opportunity with EliteXC is great and I look forward to seeing Mike rise up.”
Stumpf aspires to do great things. He has taken his wrestling pedigree and evolved himself into a well-rounded fighter; constantly improving his skills as he strives to establish himself as one of the best welterweight prospects today.
“Stay tuned guys. I am coming out to make a name for myself. Thanks for all your support everyone.”