Scott Holtzman Fighting John Mahlow For Vacant XFC Lightweight Title
By FCF Staff
In the wake of the well documented departure of former lightweight champ Nick Newell, Xtreme Fighting Championship has announced that Scott Holtzman will fight John Mahlow to determine the promotion’s new champion.
The XFC 24 card will take place on June 14th and will be hosted by the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. The event will also be broadcast live on AXS TV.
Holtzman (4-0) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Jason Hicks in February to entrench a title shot.
Mahlow (13-13), meanwhile, hasn’t fought since last May when he was stopped by Charles Bennett at an Art of Fighting event. Mahlow has been brought in for the fight after Newell recently had a falling out with the promotion, over future opponents and Newell’s desire to eventually secure a UFC contract.
Here is the line-up to date for XFC 24.
Main Event-Lightweight Championship
Scott Holtzman (4-0) vs John Mahlow (13-13) 155 lbs.
Ricky Rainey (7-1) vs Reggie Pena(10-5) @ Middleweight 185 lbs.
Dave Courchaine (15-5) vs Luis Santos (56-8-1) @ Welterweight 170 lbs.
Kevin Forant (5-0) vs Eric Reynolds (16-6)@ Lightweight 155 lbs.
Kelly Warren (3-4) vs Cortney Casey (Pro Debut) @ *Women’s Flyweight 125 lbs.
Jason Hicks (5-1) vs Shah Bobonis (15-8) @ Featherweight 145 lbs.
Chad Livingston vs John Cofer @ Featherweight (TV Swingbout)
Nick Smith vs Ladarious Jackson @ Welterweight 170 lbs.
Matthew Ferraiolo vs Gabe Maldonado @ Featherweight 145
Ken Crowder vs Jason Ignacek @ Bantamweight 135 lbs.
Jason Gladey vs Gilbert Burgos @ Bantamweight 135 lbs.
Billy Quarantillo vs Theo Idleburg @ Lightweight 155 lbs.