Along with their flagship numbered series of events, XFC recently established “YoungGuns,” a style of events that looks to find prospects in the sport. Happy with the reception of the first “YoungGuns” card, the second one will happen tomorrow night – the same night as XFC 44.
One isn’t the prelims for the other. Instead, they’re two separate shows under one roof on Friday night, as XFC President Myron Molotky explained.
“We are so fortunate to have the broadcast we have,” Molotky began. “We had so much success with YoungGuns 1, that FOX wanted YoungGuns 2. We decided to re-term it YoungGuns 2, it isn’t a prelim, it is a separate event.”
Molotky described YoungGuns 1 as “explosive” and is looking for a similar night, in what fans can consider a double header. YoungGuns 2 will take place first, then XFC 44 will continue immediately after.
“We get the right people,” Molotky said of the extensive roster in XFC. “The talent at our last tryout in Mexico was out of this world. They sent their very best fighters.”
XFC 44 will be headlined by UFC veterans Andre Soukhamthath and Jose Quinonez.
“Fox Sports, Fox Deportes, are wanting us to produce so much content, we have some stuff that will blow everyone’s minds,” said Molotky.
Molotky promises a show fans won’t want to miss, especially “Young Guns 2.” He gave a few names that prospect lovers need to keep an eye on with this upcoming card.
Like when he was asked in March who he was high on, Molotky mentioned Davi Young, Austin Bashi and Cody Linne. Having all scored a win in their last fight, the praise continued for them.
Returning for his third XFC fight, Bashi will fight Emmanuel Pugh in a fight that Moloty feels could be a war.
Young will get a big step up in competition in his fight, facing Jake Kozorosky on the “YoungGuns” card.
And Linne will fight Orlando Ortega, who is looking for his first pro win after losing his debut against Cody Law in Bellator.
Molotky also mentioned Autumn Newcomb, who is expected to fight on the “YoungGuns” card against Atty Belanger.