MIAMI, FLORIDA, Nov. 24, 2021 – Mando Gutierrez didn’t get to attend the first Xtreme Fighting Championships event in his native Michigan in August.
“El Toro” was living it up in Mexico while XFC 45 blew the lid off The DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids, MI. But Gutierrez will get to experience the heat of the world-famous Hexagon at YoungGuns 4 on Dec. 10 when the XFC returns to The DeltaPlex. He takes on Chaka Worthy in a bantamweight bout.
Some fighters would be nervous to compete on such a large platform in their own backyard in front of their friends and family, especially against such a game opponent. Gutierrez is not one of those fighters.
“I love every second of fighting at home,” he says. “I feel like you’re not just fighting me, you’re fighting all my people too. I get all this power and motivation from fighting at home. There’s something magical about fighting in front of my people. I love the whole process, and I can’t wait to do it again in Grand Rapids.”
“El Toro” is quick to keep things in perspective. Although he’s one five of his first six fights as a professional and has big goals in the Hexagon, he’s not looking past his opponent, Chaka Worthy.
That being said, Gutierrez eyes his sixth victory on Dec. 10.
“I think he’ll do an all right job of sticking around in the first round, but my pressure is going to be too much for him. I’m coming right at him, and that’s not the way he likes to fight,” Gutierrez says.
“I’m going to break him.”
YoungGuns 4 Main Card
155 pounds: Kenny Cross (12-3) vs. Jose Martinez (12-5)
135 pounds: Austin Bashi (4-0) vs. Sean McPadden (5-1)
135 pounds: Mando Gutierrez (5-1) vs. Chaka Worthy (4-4)
155 pounds: Ryse Brink (8-2) vs. Dennis Hughes Jr. (6-3)
145 pounds: Mike Taylor (3-3) vs. Moe Williams (5-5)
155 pounds: Austin Limberger (5-5) vs. Jordan McDonald (2-2)
YoungGuns 4 Preliminary Card
145 pounds: Joel Harkey (5-0) vs. Hunter Oberst (3-0)
125 pounds: Wendy Anundson (0-0) vs. Atty Belanger (4-2)
155 pounds: Brendan Duneghy (0-0) vs. Ousman Sarr (0-0)
165 pounds: Patrick Atonides (5-3) vs. Adrian Lyons (4-4)
145 pounds: Isaiah Podbregar (0-0) vs. Abe Saghir (0-0)
205 pounds: Andy Coronado (0-2) vs. Kaimen Longoria (0-0)
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.