by MMAWeekly.com
The XFO returns on Saturday, April 23. Known as the “small show with big fights,” X-treme Fight Organization will hold its 23rd event in Lakemoor, Ill.

Originally scheduled to face XFO light heavyweight champion Justin McElfresh, Team Curran fighter Mike Marrello will now face Terry Davinney in the main event for the interim XFO 205-pound title.

Newly crowned champion Boban Simic will put his heavyweight title on the line against Brian Heden. Heden is coming off of a win over Antoine Hayes at XFO 22.

Also, Patrick Curran, cousin of top featherweight Jeff Curran, steps in the cage for the second time as a professional. Curran faces Lazar Stojadinovic at a catch weight of 150-pounds. Curran was originally scheduled to face Stojadinovic in his pro debut back in February, but his opponent had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.

The guys of Tapout will be on hand to film Patrick Curran for a future episode of their television show that airs on the Versus network.

XFO 23 Fight Card:

Professional Bouts:
-Terry Davinney vs. Mike Marrello, 205, Interim Light-Heavyweight Title
-Boban Simic vs. Brian Heden, Heavyweight Title
-Mike Stumpf vs. Eric DaVila, 175
-Dom O’Grady vs. Jay Ellis, 170
-Pat Curran vs. Lazar Stojadinovic, 150
-Jon Murphy vs. Casey Kelly, 155
-Tony Marti vs. Micah Goss, 145
-Scott Bickerstaff vs. Whitney Waddell, 155

Amateur Bouts:
-Brett Brendel vs. Joe Daniels, 145
-Blaine Podkowa vs Kris Lusch, 185
-Matt Gehra vs. Alfonzo Bautista, 160
-Dan Stigeon vs. Chase Thomas, 170
-John Kujawa vs. Matt Tobie, 170
-Rich Lictawa vs. Travis Trayer, 185
-Cody Garvey vs. Nick Scottie, 155
-Jake Izydorek vs. Mike McKinstary, 135