XMMA is back. 

This time around, the promotion heads to the Watsco Center in Miami, Florida. The second time will be the charm for UFC veterans John Dodson and Cody Gibson who will finally meet in the main event of XMMA 3: Vice City

The two were originally scheduled to face each other at XMMA 2 last July, however Dodson would pull out of the fight because of a near-fatal car crash

This will be ‘The Magician’s’ first act outside the UFC since 2010. For Gibson, he will look to pull something more than a win from the hat. He predicts he will be the first fighter in MMA history to stop John Dodson. Dodson has never been finished in 33 professional fights.

The co-main event of Vice City will feature a welcome back party for two veterans of the game. Keith Richardson and former Bellator Champion Daniel Straus make their return after 2 years away. Nate Marquardt is also on the card looking to collect another win just after un-retiring earlier this year. 

XMMA 3: Vice City kicks off at 7pm EST. Stay up to date with the card with our live updates.

Prelims:

Jonathan Calderon vs. Kevin Fernandez:

Kevin Fernandez defeats Jonathan Calderon via R3 submission (head-arm choke)

Cole Jordan vs. Mansur Abdul-Malik:

Mansur Abdul-Malik defeats Cole Jordan via R1 KO

Caio Uruguai vs. Cauata Samuel:

Caio Uruguai defeats Cauata Samuel via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)

Gabriel Checco vs. Simon Marini:

Gabriel Checco defeats Simon Marini via R1 TKO (punches) 

Edir Terry vs. Tyler Wilson:

Edir Terry defeats Tyler Wilson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)

Josh Smith vs. Kyle Estrada

Josh Smith defeats Kyle Estrada via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Main Card:

Jose Caceres vs. Angelo Trevino

Angelo Trevino defeats Jose Caceres via R2 KO (punches) 

Tyler Ray vs. John Howard

Tyler Ray defeats John Howard via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Nate Marquardt vs. Valdir Araujo

Valdir Araujo defeats Nate Marquardt via R2 TKO (punches)

Co-Main Event:

Daniel Straus vs. Keith Richardson 

Keith Richardson defeats Daniel Straus via R2 TKO (punches)

Main Event:

John Dodson vs. Cody Gibson

Cody Gibson defeats John Dodson via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Check out our XMMA 3 pre-fight interviews down below!

 

By Chris De Santiago

Chris De Santiago is a 19 year-old journalist out of Texas. He is the founder of his own media outlet, MMA Island. He is currently the editor-in-chief at MiddleEasy along with being a journalist for My MMA News.

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