Press Release
XFO celebrates 10th show with 16-bout card

LAKEMOOR, Ill. — To say the fans will see a little bit of everything at the X-Treme Fighting Organization’s 10th show this Saturday is an understatement.

Consider the following sampling of the 16-bout event:

[] 2-time UFC veteran Gideon Ray (12-3-1) goes for his 4th straight win after beating Brendan Seguin by ankle lock at the King of the Cage Pay-Per-View event last month. His opponent? Jerry Spiegel, who also fought in the KOTC PPV and also won by achilles lock against favored Neil Rowe.

[] Bart Palaszewski (19-7) goes for his 6th straight win (and 11th in his last 12) when he takes on slugger Jay Ellis, a knockout winner in his XFO debut. It will be Palaszewski’s last bout before joining the International Fight League in April.

[] Kerry “Meattruck” Schall (19-8), a member of The Ultimate Fighter II television series, returns to the XFO after making his UFC debut and having two knee surgeries in a 5-month period.

[] In what promises to be a slugfest, KO artists Rory Markham (8-1) and Trevor Garrett will battle in a feature bout. Garrett owns a quick win over UFC veteran Charles McCarthy and a win over Seguin in a KOTC event. Markham will also join the IFL after this bout.

[] In a bizarre bout, KOTC Fight Gear owner Craig Fields and Gamma-O executive John Napolitano will settle their differences in the cage. After a partnership of sponsoring fighters came to an end, they decided to decide their differences at the XFO.

[] The card also includes Tristen Yunker, who upset XFO champion Clay Guida in the KOTC PPV event. Guida, who has won 17 of his last 18 bouts, then went on to beat world-ranked Josh Thompson in a huge event in California.

XFO 10 will be held Saturday, March 18, at the Lakemoor Banquet Facility in Lakemoor, Ill. For directions and ticket information, check out the XFO website at x-fighting.tv

XFO 10: Explosion

March 18, Lakemoor Banquet Facility, Lakemoor, Ill.

Main Event

Jerry Spiegel vs. Gideon Ray

Feature bouts

Jay Ellis vs. Bart Palaszewski (155)

Eldred Nunn vs. Kerry Schall (Hvy)

Trevor Garrett vs. Rory Markham (185)

Main Card

Mike Lindquist vs. Omar Choudhury (130)

Billy Kidd vs. Matt Fiordirosa (145)

Tristen Yunker vs. John Hossman (145)

Jeremy Coomer vs. Ryan Williams (170)

Geno Roderick vs. John Friedland (170)

Craig Fields vs. John Napolitano (Hwt)


Waylon Wolf vs. Dave Kleczkowski (185)

Taisei Kikuchi vs. David Bubel (135)

Mike Delmonte vs. Bruno Sokolowski (155)

Norm Waters vs. Mike Stumph (180)

Dan LaSavage vs. Camrann Pacheco (145)

Abram Westin vs. Mike Marello (Hwt)