Press Release

ISLAND LAKE, Ill. — Jon Friedland has been a part of almost as many Xtreme Fighting Organization events as the show’s promoters.

With the 12th edition of the XFO scheduled for tonight, the Milwaukee fighter has missed fighting in only four of the Chicago-area events… and, he has been successful, posting records of 3-0 as a pro and 3-1 as an amateur.

Tonight’s event will be special, however, as Friedland (7-1) takes on Mark Miller (4-1) for the XFO welterweight championship.

XFO 12: Outdoor War is set to start at 7:30 p.m. outside at Sideouts Bar and Eatery. A lineup of 14 bouts are scheduled, featuring UFC veteran Brian Gassaway, XFO bantamweight champion Matt Fiordirosa and Chicago wrestling star Chase Beebe.

“It’s a typical XFO event… we have high-level fighters from all over,” said promoter Jeff Curran.

The roster features representatives from Canada, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan, along with the local Illinois contingent.

Tickets are available at the gate, or by calling Curran Martial Arts at 815 356-0454.

XFO 12 — Outdoor War!
August 19, 2006 * Sideouts, Island Lake, Ill.

Main Events
Brian Gassaway vs. Sam Jackson (170)
Jon Friedland vs. Mark Miller (170) Title bout
Matt Fiordirosa vs. Chase Beebe (145) non-title

Feature Bouts
Justin McElfresh vs. Joey Fingalson (205)
Dave Kleczkowski vs.Emerson Rushing (185)
Omar Choudhury vs. Matt Williams (140)
Nate Mohr vs. Darrin Cotton (155)

Main Card
Mike Marrello vs. Simon Manning (205)
Mike Belmonte vs. Jason Wagner (145)
Ned Maric vs. Mike Scarantino (170)
Eric McLean vs. Mickel Alexander (185)
Cal Ferry vs. TBA (155)
Jason Schmidt vs. Paul Carter (160)
Andy “Canario” Ross vs. Justin Shipman (145)
Tim Biars vs. Chris Fleurestil (180)