Who’s Next… XFFC 9

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XFFC ThumbXcessive Force FC 9: Conviction went down Friday night from the Entrec Centre in Grande Prairie, Alberta (Check out the full play-by-play HERE). The card featured another action packed lineup inlcudind four UFC/Ultimate Fighter Veterans.

Keep in mind, in most cases the match-ups listed here are hypothetical and have not been announced or rumored 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 and who you think would win our hypothetical match-ups.

265lbs- Tim Hague (21-12) vs. Victor Valimaki (18-10)
There aren’t many options left for Tim Hague in Canada in the Heavyweight division unless he drops his level of competition significantly or settles for more rematches. One name that has popped up in the not so distant past is former training partner Victor Valimaki who most recently fought at Heavyweight against Tanner Boser. Hague implied his willingness to fight Valimaki last year and it would definitely make for an intriguing match-up if it were given the green light.

170lbs- Matt MacGrath (18-8) vs. Brandt Dewsbery (15-3-1)
Matt MacGrath continued his win streak with a close decision victory over Jesse Ronson on Friday night. Unfortunately that bout was unlikely to punch his ticket to the big show. MacGrath was scheduled to defend his Welterweight Title against Brandt Dewsbery at XFFC 8 and with MacGrath likely needing another impressive win to gain the attention of UFC officials it’s time to try that one again. Whether it’s for his XFFC Title or an attempt to add Dewsbery’s Unified Title to his ever growing collection it would certainly be a name to put on his resume should he be able to get past Dewsbery.

170lbs- Michael Hill (9-4) vs. Advin Omic (13-4)
Michael Hill is another fighter who scraped by with a thin decision victory this weekend with his split decision nod over hometown favorite Spencer Jebb. At the end of the day it was Hill who has his hand raised and gets to move up to the next rung on the ladder. Like our last matchup, Hill would be well served to line up a fight against a man he was previously set to fight. Advin Omic was set to be Hill’s opponent at AFC 20 before Hill stepped up to take on Ryan Ford at AFC 19. This matchup makes a lot of sense now as both men look to continue their climb up the Welterweight ranks.

170lbs- Spencer Jebb (11-5) vs. Jesse Ronson (15-7)
Both Jebb and Ronson could’ve easily picked up victories on Friday but dropped razor thin decisions to their respective opponents. It only makes sense to pair them up for what would likely be a very entertaining scrap. Jebb could easily be on an 11 fight win streak considering his super close split decision loss this weekend as well as his WSOF 18 bout with Mark Drummond in which he lost by hail mary knockout in the third round of a fight that he was up on the scorecards. Ronson similarly has had some tough luck over the last few years with his razor thin decison loss to MacGrath on Friday as well as his three straight split decision losses.

135lbs- Morgan Rhynes (4-2) vs. Winner of Sean Quinn (8-6) vs. Noah Ali (6-3)
Morgan Rhynes landed a crushing kick to the liver against Rick Pfeifer Friday night in a finish that would make Bas Rutten very proud. With that victory Rhynes is back on track after a pair of losses to top 15 Canadian Bantamweights Michael Spoenlien and Ryan Connor. Whoever comes out victorious in the Hard Knocks 49 main event between Sean Quinn and Noah Ali would provide a stiff test to see if Rhynes has what it takes to stay afloat in the stacked Canadian Bantamweight division.

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9 Responses to “ Who’s Next… XFFC 9 ”

  1. Sean Quinn says:

    Looked to me like Rhynes would sink…

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  2. PBF says:

    I’m not sure we will need your opinion on this Sean…Noah will finish you anyhow

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  3. Ryan Durkin says:

    Hague vs Valimaki could be a good fight or what about that wrestler from BC Arjan Bhullar would be a good test for both fighters?

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  4. Cody Rempel says:

    That was actually my second choice… He’s the only other true Heavyweight in Canada that makes sense for Hague in my opinion!

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  5. Jay says:

    Shortly after this went to press Victor was forced to withdraw from the hypothetical match up due to an acute case of hypotheticality.

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  6. Orangina says:

    Solid match ups

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  7. mmafan says:

    That Hill vs Ronson matchup in June is going to be a banger but I would like to see Ronson return to lightweight if he could find a matchup. Maybe a tough American or a Mike Ricci or McInnes if he wins his next fight.

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  8. I second @mmafan’s call for Ronson to get back to Lightweight !

    Great matchups, Cody!

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  9. BodySnatcher says:

    well find a lightweight who will fight me and a show that will pay me decent.

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