XFC 26 fight card: Damien Brown looks to defend against Pumau Campbell

Damien Brown, the Fight News Australia 2015 Domestic Fighter of the Year will look to extend his impressive run of victories going, when he meets Pumau Campbell at Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) 26 this Saturday night.

The lightweight bout headlines the card which takes place at the Mansfield Tavern in Queensland.

The bout will be Brown’s first XFC title defence since capturing it with an entertaining decision victory over current featherweight champion Shane Young. Since then, Brown has racked up three submission wins in a row which also saw him claim the 2015 Brace lightweight tournament championship which took his record to 14-8.

His opponent, ATT New Zealand trained Pumau Campbell returns to Australia for the first time since his win against Alex MacDonald back in June 2014 at XFC 21. The BJJ Brown Belt showed his well-rounded skills by securing the knock-out win against MacDonald.

Local fighter James Klingner will be hoping to keep the XFC welterweight title in the country when he meets New Zealand fighter Matt Vaile. Klingner comes into the fight on a three fight winning streak, while Vaile impressively stopped veteran fighter Lenny Kent back in November at XFC 25. The title fight will be dedicated to Ben Quarmby, who sadly passed away last year.

Also in professional fights on the card, George Ryan from Porrada MMA will face-off against Integrated MMA youngster Isaac Hardman while in what should be an entertaining welterweight fight, Luke Jumeau clashes against Damien Fraser.

Fight Card (Pro):

  • Damien Brown (c) vs Pumau Campbell – XFC lightweight title
  • Matt Vaile vs James Klingner – XFC welterweight title
  • George Ryan vs Isaac Hardman
  • Luke Jumeau vs Damien Fraser
  • James Cristopoulos vs Nick Skidmore

Fight Card (Amateur):

  • Glen Pettigrew vs Andy Stanway
  • Tyson Myles vs Darren Morris
  • Danny Monda vs Paul Loga
  • Michael McDaniel vs Adam Peebles
  • Mitch Morrison vs Jamie Pang
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