Southern California local MMA promotion Xplode Fight Series is known for allegedly pulling soccer moms out of the crowd and having them fight trained fighters inside a cage. Held on Native American tribal land, the XFS is unsanctioned by the California state athletic commission. Judging by some of the intentional mismatches the promotion books, XFS may be the first MMA promo to construct their cage exclusively on cursed Native American burial grounds and or a pet cemetery of some form.
These fights are cursed and all tomatoes cans will quickly be turned into dust.
Per MMAFighting a formal investigation has been launched by the CSAC into these unsanctioned MMA fights and the alleged “soccer mom” gets knocked the f*** video was the spark that lit the flame under the government body. The political process in action!!!
So let’s rank some blatant XFS mismatches according to their violence quotation and by how many eyes you can keep open while you watch the train wreck unfold.
6. Megan Paleu vs Rheane Gilstrap
This is just a bonus fight because what the hell is happening in this cage? Boxing gloves? Yup. What appears to be a standing eight count inside a cage? Yup. Two females with little to no formal MMA training? A XFS special!
5. Ray Sloan vs Pete Munoz
When in doubt bet on the guy who is in shape and is wearing actual MMA shorts. Munoz’s MMA career consisted of three first round losses in the span of nine months and then he retired.
4. Jonathan “Jonny Bravo” Wilson vs. Stevie Ray Andrews
One guy has a nickname and a 7-0 pro record while the other guy has zero fights and would retire from the sport after this fight. Great match making!
3. Raja Shippen vs Mike Watson
Raja Shippen came into the fight with 15 pro fights under his belt, his opponent Mike Watson was making his debut. Watson would retire from the sport after this bout. We’ll miss your head kick defense Watson.
2. Pat Cummins vs Ricky Pulu
Yes, the UFC has signed a half dozen fighters who have cut their teeth in the rigorous XFS circuit. Pat Cummins is currently a ranked UFC light heavyweight while Ricky Pulu has lost all six of his professional and amateur fights in the first round with five ending in the first 80 seconds!
1. Boogeyman Richie Martinez vs Edward Darby
Alright Edward Darby you’ve lost your first 14 pro MMA fights, have been stopped or tapped in all 14, and you’re currently fighting while wearing a sleeveless tshirt but maybe, just maybe the time is now for you to go big! Embrace the grind Edward Darby! Don’t do it for yourself, do it for your fans, and the sanctity of the XFS cage.