Florida-based mixed martial arts promotion Xtreme Fighting Championships heads West for the first time with "XFC 25: Eggink vs. Magana," scheduled for Friday, Sept. 6, at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M. The AXStv televised event will be headlined with 115 pound female standouts Stephanie "Snowflake" Eggink (3-1) vs. Angela Magana (11-5) in a battle for the XFC Strawweight Title.
Eggink, 24, is a former member of the U.S. National Boxing Team who made the transition to amateur MMA competition in 2010, defeating Jillian Lybarger via third round submission at Tuff-N-Uff. Eggink went on to fight three more times as an amateur in 2010, going 2-1 and scoring wins over Katie Klimansky-Caimir via unanimous decision and Cheryl Chan via TKO. Her lone loss as an amateur came via split decision to Jenny Yenn for the Tuff-N-Uff Flyweight Title in Sept. 2010.
Eggink made her pro MMA debut with a first round submission win over 1-1 Trisha Clark (2-7) at Crowbar MMA in June 2011. In her second pro fight at flyweight, Eggink suffered a brutal 7-second knockout via overhand right to the hard-hitting Kaline Medeiros (1-3) at Extreme Beatdown in March 2012.
Dropping to strawweight (115 pounds), Eggink made her XFC debut in Dec. 2012, scoring a unanimous decision win over Heather Clark (5-4) at XFC 21. "Snowflake" last fought in April, scoring a unanimous decision win over Brianna VanBuren (1-1) at XFC 23. Magana and Eggink were originally supposed to fight for the title on that card, but Magana was forced to withdraw due to a car wreck the month prior. There has been a lot of bad blood between these two and it's going to all get settled on Sept. 6 — hopefully.
At 29-years-old Magana has fought a literal who's who of Women's MMA since turning pro in 2007. She holds notable wins over the likes of Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc, Jessica Aguilar and Barb Honchak. Ring rust could be an issue though as Magana hasn't been in the cage since Aug. 2012 when she dropped a unanimous decision to Bellator vet Jessica Eye. With XFC 25 taking place in Albuquerque, Magana will enjoy home field advantage against Eggink, who trains out of Gracie Barra in Miami, Fla.
In addition to the women's strawweight title fight, XFC 25 will feature a co-main event between Ricky "The Sniper" Rainey (6-1) and Dhiego Lima (8-1). Fresh of a first round highlight reel TKO win over Reggie Pena at XFC 24, Rainey is leading the charge for the XFC's welterweight division. Lima is coming off a TKO win over Roger Carroll in March and has been a star in the Maximum Fighting Championship's welterweight division for years.
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