In a match-up that is sure to challenge HDNet commentator Michael Schiavello, Luke Sanders will meet Zachary Sanders in an XFC Featherweight fight. The fight will take place live on HDNet June 22, at XFC 18: Music City Mayhem in Nashville, when the XFC returns to the Volunteer State for the third time in 2012.
Luke Sanders was originally scheduled to face off with Chris Wright, before an injury in training camp forced Wright off the card. Zachary Sanders, taking the fight on fairly short notice, guarantees he will be ready when he gets the opportunity to show his talent on the XFC's nationally televised production.
Zach will be the toughest fighter that Luke Sanders has faced thus far in his career, but (3-0) Luke will be the one putting his undefeated streak on the line in front of his hometown crowd in Nashville. Luke Sanders has already finished 2 of his 3 pro fights in devastating fashion, knocking out his opponents in less than three minutes of the first round. His other victory, also in the first round, was by submission.
Zach Sanders is also riding high, as he makes his XFC debut on a 4 fight win streak. The Kentucky fighter, with a pro record of (4-1), is one of the hardest hitting featherweights in the south east. On 9 occasions, throughout his pro and amateur career, he has knocked out or forced his opponent to submit to strikes. After taking the fight on some-what short notice, XFC fans can expect to see more of the same from Zach Sanders. According to his camp, he will focus on his strengths and not his opponents as he prepares for another KO victory live on HDNet at XFC 18.
Both Sanders’ will bring impressive skill sets to cage when they collide in Nashville. Both fighters have proven they have knock out power, and each are on growing win streaks that they will be looking to protect. One thing is certain for June 22, two Sanders will enter the XFC cage, but only one Sanders will leave with their hand raised.
For more information about Luke and Zachary Sanders, as well as XFC 18: Music City Mayhem, visit www.officialXFC.com. Follow the promotion daily on Facebook & Twitter (@OfficialXFC). XFC 18 is sponsored by ICRealTime Security Solutions and will air live on HDNet June 22nd, 2012 from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Tickets are available through the XFC website.
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