Going largely underreported so far is the September 21st XFL Fight night 9 which features a good main event of Jake Rosholt vs. Anthony Johnson. The event takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, OK with a live webcast at xflfights.com.
Rosholt has been hovering on the fringe of getting back in the UFC for two years with a record of 6-2 (and one “no contest”) since his last Octagon appearance. Most fans heard of his win in BFC 37 and maybe even Shark Fights however after eleven months off Rosholt took a loss to Matt Thompson in the relatively unknown show XKO in June. Johnson, also 12-4, has two wins since leaving the UFC with a decision over David Branch and a TKO of Esteves Johnson, both in TFC.
The rest of the card is a chance to see some of the predominantly Oklahoma fighters such as Bellator vet Levi Avera’s rematch against Dylan Smith in the co-main event. In their first meeting in February Avera won a unanimous decision. Since then Smith hasn’t fought while Avera took a decision over Zac Kelley before losing by heel hook to Brendan Tierney.
XFL Fight Night 9 card:
Garrett Smith vs.John McGlon
Chase McDougal vs.Mark Manley
David Grayson vs.Christian Adams
T.J. Arrington vs.John Martinez
Edward Cline vs.Alex Rojas
Kathina Catron vs.Amber Powell
Jesse Chaffin vs.David McAfee
Andrew Todhunter vs.Brandon Gaines
Levi Avera vs.Dylan Smith
Anthony Johnson vs.Jake Rosholt