They say, good things come to those who wait, and for Michigan natives Marcus Reynolds and Dequan Townsend, this couldn’t be more true. As the two fighters counted the days until their show down on December 13th, an unfortunate training injury put the Angela Hill versus Stephanie Skinner match on hold, and opened up a main card spot at Frozen Fury. As if auditioning for one of the biggest promotions in the industry wasn’t enough, now these two warriors can add the pressure of performing for a Worldwide audience at home. LIVE, from the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Michigan, Marcus Reynolds versus Dequan Townsend will take place on the televised portion of XFC 27 on AXS TV and judging from their past fight stats, it looks like someone is gonna get knocked out!
Iron Fist Clan’s, Michigan native, Marcus “The Iron Dragon” Reynolds (9-7) will bring his unorthodox striking and entertaining style of MMA to the masses on December 13th. The life-long student of Kung Fu first entered the professional ranks back in 2006. Even though his career has been very hot and cold at times, one thing Michigan fans have always been able to count on is Reynold’s fan friendly game plan and freakish power. With an impressive 89% finish rate, eight of The Iron Dragon’s nine wins have come by way of knockout. The King of the Cage and Shine Fights veteran will look to add to his current three fight win streak and make his mark on the sport with a high-light reel finish of Dequan Townsend. When asked what the audience at home can look forward to when Marcus Reynolds takes the cage at Frozen Fury, Team Iron Fist Clan’s Destin Allen said, “The people outside of Michigan, who have never seen Marcus are going to see a real, living, breathing, Saturday morning Kung Fu Theater action star.”
Dequan ”The Tarantula” Townsend (5-2) is a fan’s fighter! The Murcielago MMA standout approaches his fight career from both a competition and entertainment angle. Michigan fans know, a Dequan Townsend fight isn’t just a fight, it’s a show! Known for his epic ring entrances and uncanny knockout power, Townsend comes from the newest generation of fighters that didn’t grow up with a base discipline, but got into mixed martial arts fresh of the street, learning all aspects of the sport equally. The freestyle fighter from Lansing currently holds the Total Warrior Combat Welterweight title, but is looking to add a marquee win to his resume. Townsend prides himself as not only a showman, but a legit threat to everyone in his weight class. The Tarantula admits his fight with Reynolds has thepotential to earn Fight of the Night honors, but feels the smart bet; Knockout of the Night.
XFC Founder & Matchmaker John Prisco weighed in on the main card moves: “I’ve said it time and time again; the XFC is about opportunity. Work hard, stay ready, and you never know what might happen. This sport is tough on the body. Most high level fighters will tell you, getting through a training camp and making it to the fight healthy, is the hard part of the process. Injuries are always going to happen and when they do, we’re sometimes forced to change the line up around. One minute you’re preparing for a prelim fight; the next you could be asked to step up and show the World what you’re made of on live TV. Reynolds versus Townsend was a regional fight that we were all excited about when we put this card together, but there just wasn’t room on the main card to showcase it. When the Skinner/Hill fight had to be pulled, there was no hesitation on which fight should bump up and take the open spot. Both these guys have paid their dues, trained hard, promoted the card wonderfully, and have earned the opportunity they are about to receive. I assure you, they will take full advantage of this and put on a show for everyone. Both these fighters and their camps are guaranteeing fireworks.”
Xtreme Fighting Championships invades the Great Lakes State on December 13, 2013 for XFC 27: Frozen Fury. The event is presented by ICRealTime Security Solutions and it will be broadcast Live on AXS TV from the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Michigan, beginning at 8pm CT/9 pm ET. For more information on the event, visit www.XFCMMA.com and to purchase tickets visit www.beafantickets.com. For daily updates and news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @OfficialXFC.