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X Series Fighting Championship Rising Fight League
X Series Fighting Championship Rising Fight League: Full Event
X Series presented a jam-packed night of fights as Rising Fight League played to a raucous crowd at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. RFL is a proving ground for young MMA fighters in the Southeast and this event provided a 12-bout card with 6 fights being in the 135 lb, 155 lb, or 170 lb RFL tournament. The show was highlighted by devastating KOs and slick submissions. X Series has several series is promotes and later in the night after a full Rising Fight League event, X Series gave the fans more bang for their buck by presenting Crossroads. In all, X Series gave the fans of Knoxville 25+ fights in one night!
In the main event, Steve Thomas (2-0) defeated Mark Nunn (0-2) via split decision in a razor close fight to advance to the finals of the 170 lb tournament. Thomas and Nunn showed that they both have the heart to succeed in this sport as both men battles from opening bell until final bell. Thomas was able to control more of the action, but both men landed tremendous shots on one another that would have stopped lesser opponents. For Thomas, he awaits the winner of the co-main event which was the other half of the 170 lb tournament.
In the co-main event, Logan Griffin (1-0) defeated Nicholas Wright (0-1) by TKO in Round 1. Griffin took the action to Wright from the opening bell and landed a series of unanswered punches that caused the referee to stop the fight. For Griffin, he came out of the semis with little damage and will have an easier time healing from the injuries from this fight than will his opponent, Steve Thomas who was in a barnburner.
In other action, Billy White (1-0) and Jamie Norton (1-0) both won their 135 lb semifinal tournament bouts via submission and KO, respectively. Expect fireworks both standing and on the ground when these two gladiators meet for the finals and 135 lb championship. In the 155 lb semifinals Chris Graves (1-0) and Brandon Bullington (2-2) both advanced to the finals by KO and submission, respectively. Both men won in Round 2 and will take their momentum into the finals where anything can happen.
X Series Fighting Championship has a great circuit and is a promotion to take special note of. They take the time to grow talent and put them in a series of compelling matches that work towards an ultimate goal -- a championship fight either with the Rising Fight League or in another X Series event. To see this exciting card and some of the top prospects in the Southeast, order Rising Fight League presented by X Series Fighting Championship exclusively on GFL.tv. Order Now!