Updated: Jackson Small out due to injury; XFC 39 main event scrapped

Update 28 February 2019: The main event between Jackson Small and Shem Murdoch has been scrapped with Small forced to withdraw from the event.

The amateur super-lightweight title fight between Michael Tepou and Loni Filimoehala will now serve as the main event with co-main event featuring Brandon Cox taking on Connor Birch in an amateur lightweight title.

Fight Card (Pro):

  • Sam Flint vs. Mirko Nuotatore

Fight Card (Amateur):

  • Michael Tepou vs. Loni Filimoehala – XFC amateur super-lightweight title
  • Brandon Cox vs. Connor Birch – XFC amateur lightweight title
  • Tai Hardy vs. Brendan Smith
  • David Chand vs. Eric Cox
  • Rafael Vilches vs. Mark Richardson
  • Alex Young vs. Jarvis Wickham
  • Cale Burge vs. Michael Mamaril
  • Sebastian Szalay vs. William Rosen
  • Emanuel Camilleri vs. Viktor Lyall
  • Luke Zilic vs. Marcus Horvath
  • Cody Moras vs. Adnan Khan
  • Alex Romano vs. Ryan Bishop
  • Zach Blair vs. Zane Brassington

Previous Story prior to news of injury:

Jackson Small’s last blemish came at the hands of Shem Murdoch back in 2017. Since then the Nitro Boxing and Integrated MMA trained fighter has bounced back to capture the XFC featherweight title.

Small will look to avenge that loss this Saturday as the two headline XFC 39. The event taking place at the Mansfield Tavern in Queensland.

Murdoch remained active in 2018 competing under K-1 and Muay Thai rules. He lost to Hex Fight Series regular Aidan Aguilera towards the end 2017. Prior to that the New Zealand based fighter caught Small with a guillotine choke at XFC 31 for the biggest win of his career.

Small has looked unstoppable since then defeating Josh Togo and Ray Skellern before capturing the XFC featherweight title with a knock-out over Bevan O’Malley. In his last outing back in November, Small stopped veteran Jai Bradney inside the first round.

Also on the card, Sam Flint will meet Mirko Nuotatore in a pro lightweight fight.