Clark and Cifers had plenty of room to spare, as both ladies weighed in at a lean 113.2 pounds. Clark sizzled on the scales in a cute grey ensemble that featured Snoopy and other Charlie Brown characters, while her opponent wore more traditional garb.
Clark vs Cifers rounds out a stacked main card for XFC 26, which features Scott Holtzman defending his title for the first time.
He meets Roger Carroll in the XFC 26 main event. Also on the XFC 26 main card, Cortney Casey and Pearl Gonzalez will vie for the first XFC women’s flyweight title.
Jason “The Ronin” Hicks (142 pounds) fights Deivison “Dragon” Ribeiro (142 pounds) in a featherweight scrap, and Justin Davis (175 pounds) goes head-to-head with Luis “Sapo” Santos (175 pounds) in a 180-pound catchweight fight.
"XFC 26: Night of Champions III" takes place Oct. 18 in Nashville, Tenn. XFC founder John Prisco is excited about the show and the promotion's growth as a whole.
"We do shows in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Mexico and soon to be Michigan and South Carolina," XFC founder John Prisco said of the promotion. "We’ve traveled to Greece and are planning more International shows as we speak. The tryouts are a process of elimination for over 200 fighters. All weight classes, both male and female are encouraged to attend. We start the morning off with our trainers pushing the fighters through intense cardio and workout drills.
"By noon, we are well under way and fighters are rotating through stations, testing all aspects of their MMA skill levels. Each fighter is scored appropriately and cuts are made throughout the day. By the evening, we move into sparring with the remaining fighters. At the end of the day, the strongest talent in the room definitely shines and that person is awarded a 5 fight contract with the XFC, to fight on national television. Several other fighters may be awarded a 1 fight contract to fight on an undercard of a future show, so we can see them again (to try and prove themselves further).
"We also make sure we talk to those who don’t make the cut, so they know what areas to improve. It’s all part of a belief that the best fighters in the World are still undiscovered and the Next Generation of Fighters are even more talented than the past. Our next tryouts will be January 25th, 2014 at Charleston MMA. Registration is up on beafantickets.com - All fighters welcome!"
The XFC 26 card airs live on AXS TV beginning at 7 p.m.
XFC 26 weigh-in results:
- Roger “The Leperchaun” Carroll 152.0 lbs vs Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman 150.8 lbs
- Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey 121.6 lbs vs Pearl Gonzalez 123. 2 lbs.
- Jason “The Ronin” Hicks 142 lbs vs Deivison “Dragon” Ribeiro 145 lbs @ Featherweight 145 lbs.
- Justin Davis 175 lbs vs Luis “Sapo” Santos 175 lbs @ Catchweight 180 lbs.
- Hannah “Shockwave” Cifers 113.2 lbs vs “Hurricane” Heather Jo Clark 113.2 lbs @ Women’s Strawweight 115 lbs.
- Luke Sanders 142 lbs vs. Zach “Thunderwood” Underwood 136.2 @ Featherweight 145 lbs.
- Nate “The Train” Landwehr 142.6 lbs vs Keith “The Rockstar” Richardson 142.6 @ Featherweight 145 lbs. (TV Swingbout)
- Gerric Hayes 164.2 lbs vs Nate Jolly 165 lbs @ Welterweight 170 lbs.
- Ben Brewer 167.6 vs Anthony Lemon 166 lbs. @ Welterweight 170 lbs.
- Kenny Degenhardt 134.6 lbs vs Brian Hall 134.6 @ Bantamweight 135 lbs.
- Jason Gifford 179.2 lbs vs Mario Scott 177.4 lbs @ Middleweight 185 lbs.
- Cromwell Stewart 154.4 lbs vs. Willie Taylor Jr. 152.8 lbs @ Lightweight 155 lbs.