The X-Treme Fighting Organization (XFO) announces the main event of their highly anticipated Outdoor War 9 MMA event with a professional muay thai fight between Felice “Little Bulldog” Herrig and Amanda “Red Fox” LaVoy.
Felice Herrig is an American kickboxer, muay thai fighter and mixed martial artist who is currently the #5 ranked female strawweight (115lb) fighter in the world. Felice is from Buffalo Grove, Illinois and trains out of Team Curran MMA in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Amanda Lavoy, at one time was one of the fastest rising 125-pounders in the nation, having gone toe-to-toe with legitimate contenders; such as Jessica Eye and Michele Gutierrez. Amanda is from Monroe, Michigan and trains with the Cheetah Caged Combat Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
XFO President, Dan Lardy explains, “We had been looking for a fight for Felice for nearly 2 months with out much luck. We launched a new TV series, The Best of XFO MMA, on Comcast SportsNet a few weeks back and the premier episode just happened to feature Felice and Amanda fighting for the first time at XFO 37 back in 2010. The airing of that fight started a bit of a ‘Twitter War’ with the fighters and their fans going back and forth about the outcome. We talked to both fighters and they agreed to a Muay Thai or kickboxing match, so that’s our main event.”
The event will be held on August 10, 2013 at Sideout’s Bar and Grill in Island Lake, Illinois. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at www.xfomma.com. The fight will be featured during a Best of XFO television series, which is broadcast to 9 million homes around the Midwest. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
The X-treme Fighting Organization (XFO) is a professional and amateur mixed martial arts organization based in the Chicagoland area. Since 2004, the XFO has holding mixed martial arts events in and around the Midwest and has become one of the premier combat sports organizations in the country as well as one of the longest running. The XFO has helped groom hundreds of fighters that have competed on the world-wide stage and have featured over 120 fighters that have fought for Zuffa owned organizations including The Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Strikeforce; as well as Viacom owned organization Bellator Fighting Championships. For more information about XFO MMA and for a schedule of events please visit our website at www.xfomma.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XFOMMA.