Who’s Next… XFFC 7


XFFC LogoXcessive Force Fighting Championship held another solid card in Grande Prairie, Alberta on October 9th and crowned three new champions in the process.

In this article, we’ll explore who could be first up for their inaugural title defenses as well as future matchups for some of the other big winners on the card.

Keep in mind, in most cases, the matchups listed here are hypothetical and have not been announced or rumoured to be taking place unless otherwise noted.

Let us know your thoughts on who should be up next for the big winners and the rest of the card.

Matt Baker (13-8) vs. Chase Degenhardt (9-3) for the XFFC Middleweight Title
In the main event Friday night, Matt Baker picked up the vacant XFFC Middleweight title defeating his nemesis Cody Krahn for the second time in just under a year. In his next bout,  Baker will look to put together two wins in a row for the first time in four years. Chase Degenhardt also recently won himself a Middleweight title when he finished Micah Brakefield in the first round of their Super Fight League 42 bout in August – Degenhardt’s first bout in almost three years. Hopefully, fans will not have to wait that long again and we can see a Champion vs. Champion clash between a pair of proven finishers.

Todd Stoute (7-3) vs. Adam Hunter (5-1) for the Light-Heavyweight Title
Assuming Adam Hunter is planning on floating back and forth between Light-Heavyweight and Middleweight, a matchup with Todd Stoute could be a tasty tussle.  Since XFFC President Darren Cliffe is one of the few promoters who is willing to fly talent in from all over Canada, this matchup might even be a good possibility. Stoute has put together a solid 7-3 record including six first round stoppages with his two most recent wins coming by first round KO. Since dropping his pro debut, Hunter has been tearing through all challengers on the east coast picking up five straight first round finishes as well as Elite 1 Light-Heavyweight and Middleweight gold in his last two bouts.

Kalib Starnes (17-10-1) vs. Winner of Tim Hague (20-10) vs. Tony Lopez (39-18) for the Heavyweight Title
To say the Heavyweight and Light-Heavyweight landscape in Canada has been thin over the last few years would be an understatement.  However, that does not mean there are are not any matchups out there that could produce some entertaining bouts. Kalib Starnes got back on the right track this weekend following a pair of decision losses. The UFC veteran scored a second round Rear Naked Choke win over Craig “Wardog” Hudson for the XFFC Heavyweight title. Tim Hague and Tony Lopez will do battle for the Unified MMA Heavyweight title in December and either man could slot in as Starnes’ next foe. In Tim Hague, Starnes would look to add another win over the former #1 Heavyweight in Canada. If Tony Lopez was able to pull out the victory, Starnes would face a 57 fight veteran who has an exceptional finish rate and is on somewhat of a hot streak with wins in five of his last six bouts.

Spencer Jebb (11-4) vs. Matt MacGrath (17-8) for the XFFC Welterweight Title
Spencer Jebb turned in a dominant performance this past Friday in his Split Decision victory that should not have been a split decision over the always tough David Perron. Jebb has won two straight bouts and nine out of his last ten after a 2-3 start to his career. That one loss came in the third round against Mark Drummond, who came from behind down two rounds to knock Jebb out with a hail Mary knee in their WSOF 18 matchup. “The Belt Collector” Matt MacGrath is the current XFFC Welterweight champ… and the Elite 1 Welterweight champ… and the Extreme Cage Combat Welterweight champ. Is Jebb ready to help lighten the load of MacGrath’s belt collection in front of his hometown fans in Grande Prairie? There’s only one way to find out!



One Response to “ Who’s Next… XFFC 7 ”

  1. alister says:

    How about Woolley and Sherbatov?

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