Gonzalez fights former World Combat League participant Suzie “La China” Montero, who is 1-1 since turning pro.
“This is going to be a great fight. Both ladies come from a kickboxing background and prefer to keep their fights standing which everyone loves. I think that is what we’ll see in this fight, a lot of stand-up action,” said XFC President John Prisco. “Montero is a tough fighter. She took some big shots against Duke and was able to keep the fight going. I don’t know if Pearl, or anyone else for that matter, can knock her out but I know she is going to try. Pearl told us she’s looking for the KO, I’m eager to see what happens.”
The event is presented by ICRealTime Security Solutions and ThroatPunch Ind. Apparel and will air live on AXStv from the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, on Feb. 22 at 9PM.
Gonzalez plans to do a better job of making sure her fancy lady parts don't pop out during this fight, after suffering a wardrobe malfunction in her last contest.
"This coming fight I'm still having my fit customized, but I'm doing something completely different," she explained. "I suppose wearing two bras isn't a bad idea. I will definitely try to make sure my bra has full coverage and fits well."
Gonzalez also discussed her ambitions outside the cage, which includes modeling and acting.
"There's nothing wrong with playing up your beauty," Gonzalez said. "It sells! Who doesn't like making more money? I Do! I love dressing up, wearing heels, make up, nails. Being a woman. I love photo-shoots, especially sexy shoots. However, there is a fine line I will not cross! My plan after fighting is to get into modeling and acting."
Gonzalez's upcoming XFC fight is slated to air on AXS TV. MMA fans can check her out on Twitter at @PearlGonzalez.