Battle Of The West is the fifth Xcessive Force Fighting Championship MMA event being held in the Main Hall of the ENTREC Centre at Evergreen Park.
The 11-fight card includes five Grande Prairie fighters highlighted by 170-pounder Spencer Jebb and newcomer Jessica Marusczak.
Jebb, who has fought in all four previous XFFC events, is on a tear having won his last six fights in a row including at XFFC II, III and IV. The former Grande Prairie Male Athletic of the Year, who has a record of 8-3, is taking on Dejan Kajic (5-2-2) of Chilliwack, BC.
Maruszczak, 18 years old, will be making her professional debut against Diana Atkin of Edmonton, who has won both of her pro fights. It is the first time two female combatants will be grappling at a pro MMA fight in northwestern Alberta.
There will be two XFFC belts up for grabs – one in the flyweight category in a fight between Adrian Woolley of Toronto (8-4) and Eric Wilson (6-5) of Saskatoon and the other a featherweight battle between Michael Kurkula (6-0) of Toronto and Sabah Fadai (9-3) of Chilliwack, BC.
Woolley and Wilson were supposed to fight at XFFC IV, but en route to Grande Prairie Wilson he was attacked by some thugs while out for a run in Edmonton and was too injured to fight in Grande Prairie.
Tickets for the fight are available from the Grande Prairie fighters as well as online at https://evergreenparkgp.webconnex.com/battleofthewest , at Maddhatters and Tommy Guns. For more information call Darren Cliffe at 780-876-4652. The weigh-in will be held at Maddhatters on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m
Flyweight Title Fight 125 lbs
Adrian Woolley (8-4) of Toronto, ON vs. Eric Wilson (6-5) of Saskatoon, SK
Featherweight Title Fight 145 lbs.
Michael Karkula (6-0) of Toronto, ON vs. Sabah Fadai (9-3) of Chilliwack, BC
170 lbs: Spencer Jebb (8-3) of Grande Prairie vs. Dejan Kajic (5-2-2) of Chilliwack, BC
130 lbs: Louis Fisette (6-1) of Winnipeg, MB vs. Rick Pfeifer (5-1) of Sylvan Lake, AB
185 lbs: Jordan Beecroft (5-2) of Kamloops, BC vs Chase Degenhardt (8-3) of Lethbridge, AB
205 lbs: William Carriere (1-1) of Grande Prairie vs. Tanner Tolman (2-1) of Lethbridge, AB
155 lbs: Jemark Brady (2-6) of Red Deer, AB vs. Connor Derry (1-2) of Lethbridge, AB
120 lbs: Jessica Maruszczak (0-0) of Grande Prairie vs. Diana Atkin (2-0) of Edmonton, AB
145 lbs: Robert Nelson (0-3) of Saskatoon, SK vs. Jamie Siraj (1-0) of Chilliwack, BC
185 lbs: Travis Hodges (0-0) of Grande Prairie vs. Cyril Glover (0-2) of Saskatoon, SK
155 lbs: Randy Mahon (0-0) of Grande Prairie vs. Tom O'Conner (0-0) of Lethbridge, AB
NITEHAWK SKI, BOARD AND...
The annual Nitehawk Ski, Board and Bike Sale & Swap goes Nov. 7-8 in the Main Hall of the ENTREC Centre all day both days.
Equipment drop-off is Friday, Nov. 7 from 4-8 p.m. and the selling and swapping goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.