MacGrath Defends Welterweight Title against Dewsbery at XFFC 8

Matt MacGrath (photo: Martin Blais | Aggro Photography)

Matt MacGrath (photo: Martin Blais | Aggro Photography)

The hits just keep rolling in for Xcessive Force Fighting Championship and this time it’s another outstanding title fight. XFFC Welterweight Champion Matt MacGrath will defend one of his many titles when he meets Brandt Dewsberry at “Festival of Fists” in Grand Prairie, Alberta on December 11. XFFC President Darren Cliffe broke the exclusive news to Top MMA News earlier today and had this to say about the matchup:

“The December 11th “Festival of Fists” card just went from Great to Amazing with the addition of another big title fight. That’s right… After offering countless guys a shot at Matt MacGrath’s XFFC Welterweight Title, Brandt Dewsbery has stepped up and accepted the challenge. This is a fight that should have the XFFC Super Fans on the edge of their seats, on an already stacked card. Once again as a Promoter I’m excited to bring this fight to the fans of XFFC. As a fan… This is a sick fight and I am looking forward to seeing these two great warriors battle it out in the XFFC Cage!”

Matt MacGrath enters this bout coming in the midst of an incredible seven fight win streak including five straight title fights. “The Belt Collector” captured the ECC, Elite 1 and XFFC Welterweight Titles and defended both the ECC and Elite 1 titles in dominant five round decisions, this will be the MacGrath’s first defense of the XFFC strap he won back in April of 2014 against Jarod Milko. MacGrath has amassed a 17-8 record over his 9 year career but don’t let those 8 losses fool you as 6 them to UFC veterans or fighters who have since moved on to the UFC. With a win here MacGrath looks to follow his Wulfrun MMA teammate Jason Saggo to the big show as he told Top MMA News when asked about this bout:

“I am feeling confident and extremely pumped to fight for XFFC again and defend my title. This will be my 6th straight 5 round fight and my conditioning just keeps getting better. I am looking forward to making this my 8th win in a row and hopefully get the call I have been working towards.”

Brandt Dewsbery (photo: Alicia Hamilton \ Red Statyk)

Brandt Dewsbery (photo: Alicia Hamilton | Red Statyk)

Brandt Dewsbery comes in to challenge for the title on a nice little win streak of his own having won his last five fights. Dewsbery also picked up the Unified MMA Welterweight Title with an incredible 5th round flying knee KO over Chase Maxwell at Unified MMA 19. The Canadian Martial Arts Centre product from Lethbridge has finished all but one of his wins by knockout or submission en route to an impressive 15-3-1 record and also hopes to move one step closer to a UFC contract with a victory joining his teammates Jordan Mein and Jesse Bongfeldt and Jason Day as the only other CMC fighters to make it to the Octagon. When asked for his comments on his title fight, Dewsbery had this to say:

“Excited and Looking forward to fighting for XFFC for my 1st time and have the opportunity to challenge Matt for the tittle. We both have 5 round experience although he may have more than me I don’t see the cardio being a factor. We both have good win streaks going and I’m looking forward to improving mine! YEE HAW LETS PUT ON A SHOW MATT!!”

XFFC 8: Festival of Fists takes place December 11 from the Entrec Centre in Grand Prairie, Alberta and will also feature a Flyweight Title Fight between Champion Adrian Woolley and Yoni Sherbatov as well as a Welterweight bout between Jesse “The Body Snatcher” Ronson and Stephen “Big Bad” Beaumont” Tickets are available online HERE or by visiting Tommy Guns Barber Shop, S3 Boardshop or by calling 780-876-4652.


12 Responses to “ MacGrath Defends Welterweight Title against Dewsbery at XFFC 8 ”

  1. Mike kent says:

    Awesome fight. Great card

    Matt magarth is the best 170er in Canada outside the UFC and the best career comeback story in a long time. He was taking short notice tough fights for years and that’s where some losses came. He buckled down and is on a great streak against killers

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  2. Leon Spinks says:

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  3. james says:

    Matt would mop the floor with Medler. no joke either. set them up.

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  4. Leon Spinks says:

    Would be nice to see that after they each win their next bouts and then fight on UFC undercard in Canada.

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  6. Cooperstown says:

    Sergej juskevic is the best 170 in canada outside the UFC.

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  7. PBF says:

    Awesome fight between two 170 greats in Canada. I would give MacGrath the edge but Brandt certainly has a quality shot if he can stay on his feet. Great bout from XFFC!

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  8. OhCanada says:

    Any word on Jordan Mein? Is he going to fight these small town cards now or is he completely retired from MMA?

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  9. Lethbridge Pronghorns says:


    Jordan Mein wasnt cut from the UFC. He went 3-5 in the UFC and lost to Thiago Alves and Matt Brown, all top 10 guys.

    Jordan choose to retire from MMA because at 26 years old he already had 40 Pro fights and beat guys like Pyle, Burkman, Cyborg, Riggs, Zaromskiss etc etc.

    Unlike everyone Canadian WW hero Sheldon Westcott, Jordan fought anyone anytime anywhere.

    Jordan left the UFC with pride, unlike Westcott who will most like leave being cut at 0-3. Then you guys will all cry for him to get a title shot against Mcgrath, who would wreck Westcott.

    Actually all these guys on this thread would beat Westcott, Serj, Brandt, Mein and Mcgrath.

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  10. Cody Rempel says:

    Correction… Jordan Mein went 3-2 in the UFC

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  11. Lethbridge Pronghorns says:

    Yes that is correct, that was a typo. He fought 5 times in the UFC and lost 2.

    My bad.

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  12. EPerez says:

    Dewberry should have gotten his call a while ago.

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