Via XFC Press Release:
The XFC officially announced that top lightweights, Luciano Dos Santos and Eric Reynolds will headline XFC 17: Apocalypse live on HDNet. The show will feature not only the best fighters in the Southeastern United States but some of the top MMA prospects in the world as well. This highly anticipated event will take place on Friday, April 13th at the Oman Arena in Jackson, Tennessee.
Luciano Dos Santos will be looking for his fourth straight victory at XFC 17: ‘Apocalypse’. “Macarrao” made a name for himself in 2007 and 2008, when he submitted four straight opponents while fighting in Brazil. The American Top Team product has quickly evolved his game knocking out 2 of his last 3 opponents in the first round. With only two decisions in nine career victories Dos Santos has proven himself as a man who finishes fights and puts on one exciting show after another.
Standing in Dos Santos way in Jackson, TN, is heavy handed knock out artist Eric “It’s a Wrap” Reynolds. Reynolds snapped Jonatas Novaes four fight win streak in the main event of XFC 15 ‘Tribute’ back in December and will be looking to end Dos Santos’ as well. Reynolds has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting lightweights in the country and at ‘Apocalypse’ he is looking to put another big show on HDNet.
“I’m really excited about fighting at XFC 17,” said Reynolds. “I know that Luciano is a game opponent, but when they close that cage door only one of us is leaving with the win. Luciano has heavy hands and likes to bang and so do I. I think it makes for an exciting fight and I’m thankful that Mr. Prisco put us in the main event because it’s going to be good TV.”
XFC President John Prisco agrees with Reynolds assessment of the main event at XFC 17 ‘Apocalypse’. “Dos Santos and Reynolds are two of the top 155ers in the country,” said Prisco. “These two guys will stand and trade and that always makes for an exciting fight. Both men are very good on the ground too. Reynolds looked very impressive in his win in his XFC debut over Jonatas Novaes in December and I know he’s been itching to get back in the cage. I can’t wait to see what Eric and Luciano do in Jackson. It’s going to be a phenomenal main event.”
XFC 17: Apocalypse takes place at the Oman Arena in Jackson, TN on April 13th and will air live on HDNet. Tickets are on sale now through Official XFC & Ticketmaster. To learn more about the XFC please visit www.officialxfc.com, “Like” them on Facebook, www.facebook.com/officialxfc and “Follow” the promotion on Twitter, www.twitter.com/officialxfc .