XFN returned to the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma Friday night for XFN 349. The main card featured three kickboxing bouts along with seven mixed martial arts contests, and aired live and free on Fite TV. Here are the kickboxing results.
Alfred Walker KO1 Jonathon Hines (Retains XFN Featherweight Kickboxing Title)
Defending champion Walker retained his title in emphatic fashion with a first round knockout of Hines, a veteran of over 30 fights. Walker, a southpaw, applied pressure to Hines and landed a couple of nice body kicks set up by punches. Hines was on the defensive. Walker threw a right jab followed by a left that landed in the neck area that dropped Hines. Hines was counted out on his knees at the 2:40 mark.
“I know I trained my butt off. Hats off to Jonathon Hines. Hard work all day, every day,” Walker said in the post fight interview. Walker mentioned fighting in Japan after a win a few months ago, and has looked impressive in recent fights. Hopefully, Walker will get a shot at a big show in the near future.
Haze Wilson TKO3 Matt Jones-Heavyweights
Wilson, a hometown favorite nicknamed “The Hooligan” got in some work before a scheduled GLORY appearance in September, wearing down Wilson with low kicks before finishing off the MMA fighter in round three. Jones is a gutsy fighter. This was his kickboxing debut and he took the bout on short notice, according to the commentator. Wilson started landed a number of hard low kicks in round one, and by round two Jones was trying to catch the leg. Wilson scored a knockdown after he grabbed Jones and unleashed a knee to the head. Late in round two, Wilson connected with some good punches. Jones went down from a low kick as he tried to keep away from Wilson in round three. Later, Wilson connected with a high kick and some follow up punches that knocked Jones to the canvas. The ref immediately waved the bout off.
“Thank you, Tulsa. It’s good to be back. Glory, here I come,” Wilson said in his post fight interview.
Michael Senf TKO 3 Dominic Dandridge (Amateur Kickboxing, 3 x 2)
In a wild and entertaining brawl, Senf rallied back from two knockdowns to stop a fatigued Dandridge late in the fight. Dandridge decked Senf in the first, and kept throwing punches while Senf was on a knee. The referee shoved Dandridge off before docking him a point. Dandridge dropped Senf again with a high kick in round two, but Senf was landing some good shots of his own as Dandridge tired. In the third, Senf dropped a tired Dandridge with a shin to the face. After some Senf punches led to another knockdown, the bout was waved off by the ref after the eight count. Fun fight.
Corbin Pierce and GLORY veteran Myron Dennis called the action for the Fite TV broadcast. XFN returns to the River Spirit Casino on August 3 for XFN 350. Glory veteran Randy “Boom Boom” Blake returns to the ring in his native Oklahoma. Blake will meet another GLORY veteran in Brian Collette in a rematch. Collette defeated Blake by unanimous decision at GLORY 10 in Ontario, California in September 2013.