HDNet Fights on Thursday announced that it is teaming with the Xtreme Fighting League for the upcoming “HDNet Fights Presents: Xtreme Fighting League” on March 15 at the Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event will air live, exclusively on HDNet.
This announcement is the latest is a series of new partnerships formed between HDNet Fights and many mixed martial arts organizations around the U.S. and in Canada.
“I am excited about this partnership with HDNet Fights.” said XFL founder and promoter Dale Cook. “This card and the exposure on HDNet is tremendous for our League, our fighters and our city.”
HDNet Fights President Guy Mezger said Cook has been a long-time promoter of combat martial arts.
“Dale always has a strong regional show and we’re excited about partnering with him,” Mezger said. “He can continue to grow his shows and we’ll have high quality mixed martial arts programming for HDNet.”
Jake Rosholt will take on Chad Jay in one of two main event fights. Rosholt is a three-time NCAA wrestling champion and four-time All American.
Johny Hendricks will battle Blake McDaniels in the second main event match-up. Hendricks is also a four-time All American and as well as a two-time NCAA wrestling champion.
Both main events consist of three five-minute rounds.
Shane Roller is a three-time All American and will face Yoshihiro Kitaoka out of Japan. The fight, one of three “U.S. versus Japan” bouts, will have three four-minute rounds.
The remainder of the U.S. team consists of Demarco Powrill, who will square-off against Akira Ninjo; and Shane Waits, who enters the cage against Kazuya Nishiyama.
The Japanese team hails from the Yamane Dojo, in Osaka.
XFL 170-pound champion Levi Avera will defend his belt against Brandon Newsone.
The rest of the card features HDNet Fights veteran Chris Bowles against San Antonio’s Adrian Sanchez at 155 pounds; Donnie Frye versus Josh Pulsifer at 145 pounds; and Jason Brazeal against Warren Walkerd, of the Miletich Fighting camp, at 170 pounds.