This Friday night after 11 months away from the cage due to a knee injury, Albuquerque’s Joby Sanchez (4-0) will be making his return to the XFC cage in his hometown. Awaiting him across the cage will be Ohio native Eric Moell (3-1).
The contest will be Sanchez’ first as a professional at flyweight, a weight-class the 22-year-old has not partaken in since he was a college freshman while an amateur in the sport. The match will also be the first bout on the televised portion of the XFC 25 card on AXS TV.
Last summer Sanchez beat out more than 100 participants to take down the 2012 XFC Tryout. As the winner of the competition Sanchez was awarded a five-fight contract. Friday night’s contest will be the second fight with the XFC.
The fight card takes place Friday night at the Albuquerque Convention Center in downtown Albuquerque.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased at https://beafantickets.com/
Joby Sanchez XFC 25 Pre-Fight Interview
Co-Main Event: Dhiego Lima (8-1) vs Ricky Rainey (7-1) @ Welterweight 170 lbs.
Feature Bout: Stephanie Skinner (2-4) vs Angelica Chavez (4-2) @ Women’s Atomweight 105 lbs.
Rocky France vs Ryan Thomas @ Welterweight 170 lbs. (TV Swingbout)
Edward Tomaselli (4-6) vs Joshua Montoya (10-7) @ Bantamweight 135 lbs.
Tim Sosa (Pro Debut) vs Jordan Espinosa (2-1) @ Flyweight 125 lbs.
Martin Manrique (Pro Debut) vs Francisco Marin (Pro Debut) @ Lightweight 155 lbs.