Press Release

LAKEMOOR, Ill. — For Eric “Red” Schafer, this Saturday’s title fight with Bill Hill in X-treme Fighting Organization 9 is something he has worked for since starting his mixed martial arts career 9 years ago.

Schafer (6-2-2) is 2-0 in the XFO and riding a 2-fight win streak, while Hill (8-8) is 1-1 in the XFO and has fought five UFC veterans.

“Both guys are athletic and tough… it should be a great fight,” said promoter Jeff Curran. “These guys have a lot of fighters waiting behind them to take on the winner.”

The 11-bout card is scheduled Saturday at the Lakemoor Banquet Facility. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first bout at 7:30.

Tickets are available by calling (815) 356-0454.


Main Event

Red Shafer vs. Bill Hill

XFO Light Heavyweight title

Feature bouts

Joe Jordan vs. Alex Duarte (170)

Brian Green vs. Rory Markham (185)

Main card

Matt Fiordirosa vs. Tristen Yunker (145)

Nate Mohr vs. Jay Ellis (155)

Chad Reiner vs. Geno Roderick (170)

Omar Choudhury vs. Taisei Kikuchi (125)

Ben Miller vs. Tyler Combs (155)

Matt Congdon vs. Norm Waters (170)

Dave Kleczkowski vs. TBA (185)

Tom Speers vs. TBA (175)