LAKEMOOR, Ill. — It should come as no surprise that an event co-promoted by 145-pound standout Jeff Curran would have the reputation of featuring lightweight fighters.
And the eighth edition of the X-treme Fighting Organization, scheduled Dec. 10 at the Lakemoor Banquet Facility, has outdone itself by assembling a lineup of many of the best 145- and 155-pound fighters in the sport.
Among the top guys competing are:
 Clay Guida (16-1 with 16 straight wins).
 Dan Casey (12-0-1)
 Tommy Lee (14-5)
 Bart Palaszewski (17-7)
 Kyle Brees (11-6)
 Naoyuki Kotani (14-6)
 Joe Jordan (18-8-2)
And, the best thing is… they are fighting each other.
*Casey and Lee will battle it out for the XFO 145-pound championship.
*Palaszewski and Brees will fight for the No. 1 contender spot at 155.
*Guida, the XFO 155 champ, faces Jordan in a tough non-title fight.
*Kotani faces young Vito Woods in a 155 feature bout.
And those are only four of 14 bouts scheduled for XFO 8. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the first bout set for 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Curran Martial Arts at 815 356-0454.
The complete lineup:
XFO 145 Title
Dan Casey vs. Tommy Lee
Kyle Brees vs. Bart Palaszewski (155, #1 Contender bout)
Hiroaki Kotani vs. John Friedland (170)
Joe Jordan vs. Clay Guida (155, Non-title bout)
Vito Woods vs. Naoyuki Kotani (160)
Robert Hitte vs. Mark Wallen (205)
Reese Shaner vs. Justin McElfresh (205)
Ron Krull vs. Ben Uker (175)
Omar Choudhury vs. Kiet Kieu (125)
Matt Fiordirosa vs. Ted Reynolds (150)
Don Wendt vs. Jamie Kerr (200)
Ben Miller vs. Tyler Combs (155)
Mike Fouke vs. Webley (200)
Jay Ellis vs. Tony Wright (170)