DESTIN, FLORIDA, April 19, 2021 – The Semifinal Rounds of the Xtreme Fighting Championships’ Welterweight and Lightweight Tournaments take place at XFC 44 on May 28 in Des Moines, IA, LIVE on FOX Deports and FOX Sports 2. Get to know the four 170-pound contenders showcasing their skills in the Welterweight Tournament.
LaRue Burley (10-4) vs. Carson Hardman (9-2)
LaRue “The Cannibal” Burley advanced to the Semifinals with a gritty, third-round submission victory over Alejandro Sanchez at XFC 43 in Atlanta. The hard-hitting Arizona fighter boasts a 10-4 record on the strength of back-to-back victories. Burley started his career with six straight wins, including a TKO over NCAA Division I national champion Bubba Jenkins.
Fast starter Carson “The Perfect Storm” Hardman used his heavy hands to score a first-round KO over Steven Newell in Quarterfinals action at XFC 43. Representing Utah, Hardman has taken out consecutive opponents by first-round KO. Eight of Hardman’s nine wins are by stoppage, including six in the first round.
Ryan Dickson (11-5) vs. Bobby Nash (11-4)
Long regarded as one of Canada’s best fighters, Ryan Dickson earned his spot in the Semifinals with a super-impressive, 54-second submission over Mike Hill at XFC 43. All of the well-rounded Ontario fighter’s wins are by stoppage (nine submissions, two knockouts).
Bobby “Nashty” Nash cashed his ticket to the Semifinals with a jaw-dropping, first-round KO over Spencer Jebb at XFC 43. The former standout Michigan State wrestler is riding high with back-to-back, first-round KO wins. Ten of Nash’s 11 victories are by stoppage, including six in the first round.
Xtreme Fighting Championships, Inc. (formerly Duke Mountain Resources, Inc.) is the first publicly traded premier international mixed martial arts (“MMA”) organization with offices throughout the United States and South America, trading under the ticker symbol DKMR. Xtreme Fighting Championships (“XFC”) is now partnered with the FOX family of networks in the United States, and has previously been carried on some of the largest open television broadcasters in Latin America – Rede TV! as well as HBO, ESPN, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo Universo, Esportes Interativo, Terra TV (the largest internet portal in the world), and UOL – the largest internet portal in Latin America, and premium cable & satellite television network. The XFC has had over 185 exclusively signed fighters, representing over 35+ countries worldwide with even more growth expected. Boasting the signing of The Next Generation of Male & Female Superstars, the XFC is known for entertaining fans with the most action packed MMA events both on television and in stadium venues. The Next Generation of MMA.