WXC 64: Johnny Bedford vs Mike Hernandez (Bantamweight Title Bout) Rated Top Fight of the Weekend to Watch by MMAMania.com – Live on GFL.Tv
Click Here to Watch Live WXC 64: Johnny Bedford vs Mike Hernandez (Bantamweight Title Bout)
The Bad Blood matchup that all our fans wanted to see is finally set featuring “Hurricane” Mike Hernandez Vs “Brutal” Johnny Bedford.
This fight will be a WAR that you won’t want to miss. These fighters were set to fight for Bantamweight title at WXC 63 but Hernandez incurred a rib injury during training that scrapped the bout. Bedford was not happy about the delay and said some unkind words about Hernandez.
Hernandez had a message for the UFC veteran Bedford prior to the fight: “Bring your wrestling game, because you want no part of the hands.” Hernandez’s interview makes it clear that he intends to knock out “that cocky ass” referring to Bedford. Check out the entire interview at: http://www.gfl.tv/event/gofightlive/Fight/MMA/WXC-64–Johnny-Bedford-vs-Mike-Hernandez/3405
A product of Michigan Top Team and James Lee’s Arena, Hernandez has no plans of going anywhere near the scheduled 25 minutes of his upcoming title fight vs Bedford. Hernandez is a Bellator veteran having won his only bout at Bellator 124. After winning six bouts in a row, he was submitted by a tough Canadian, Jesse Arnett at Hard Knocks 50.
Bedford has a long history of fighting on the Ultimate Fighter, Bellator and the UFC. He started as a wrestler with a 51-1 high school record before starting his professional career in 2006 when he reached the semi-finals of TUF before losing to that season’s winner John Dodson.
After TUF, Bedford would still get a shot at the UFC and would finish his first two opponents Louis Gaudinot and Marcus Vinicius by TKO. He would however lose his next fight to another TUF alumnus in Bryan Caraway when they squared off at UFC 159. His next fight would be a no contest (head butt) against Rani Yahya, who he lost to by decision in his last UFC bout in 2014.
Both fighters have competed at the top levels of the sport and had success. Bedford has not lost since leaving the UFC and is looking for one more chance at 33, while Hernandez seems to be peaking. This bout will be well worth the price of admission.
The Co-Main Event should capture some more national exposure. WXC is bringing in TUF fighter Pat Walsh, one of the most dangerous heavyweights in the world to face Leroy Johnson who’s Michigan’s undefeated beast for the WXC Heavyweight belt. Both fighters are heading towards the UFC and will be tested at WXC.
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