According to a Sept. 5 report from PWInsiderXTRA.com, Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink (3-1-0) faces Angela Magana (11-5-0) in the main event of XFC 25, live on AXS TV on Sept. 6.
Eggink is currently undefeated in XFC competition, having defeated the duo of Heather Clark and Brianna Van Buren. Magana will be returning to action after a year layoff, last competing against recent UFC signee Jessica Eye.
The women’s strawweight championship is on the line, for the first time in XFC history.
The ladies have been trading verbal pipe bombs across several social media platforms for the past six months, and they will finally have the opportunity to settle the score on Sept. 6 at “XFC 25: Boiling Point” in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Eggink vs Magana will serve as the first ever all-female main event in XFC history, which proves that the promotion is finally ready to let the ladies take center stage.
Eggink, a 24-year-old fighting out of South Dakota, is 3-1 overall, with two victories under the XFC banner.
After knocking out Cheryl Chan at WPC in 2010, Eggink turned pro and notched a win over Trisha Clark at a Crowbar MMA event in early-2011. “Snowflake” is now riding a two-fight win streak, with back-to-back decision wins over Heather Clark and Brianna VanBuren.
Eggink was supposed to fight Magana back in February, but the fight was scrapped when the latter withdrew due to injuries sustained in a car accident. Six months later, Eggink and Magana will finally have the chance to go to war.
“This is huge for us. For years, the XFC has been at the forefront of women’s mixed martial arts, and through superb scouting, we’ve built a strong enough women’s division to finally have the ladies take center stage,” said XFC President John Prisco. “We have supported women in the sport when others wouldn’t, and we are extremely proud to have Stephanie and Angela headline a XFC card for the first time in our history.”
By the time XFC 25 goes down, Magana will have been out of action for over a year. It will also have been two years since the last time she tasted victory.
Magana’s last win was in Aug. of 2011, as she tapped out Avery Vilche with a gorgeous armbar. Despite the potential for ring rust, fight fans shouldn’t count Magana out completely.
She has gone toe-to-toe with some of the best in the game, including Jessica Penne, Barb Honchak and Jessica Eye.
Eggink may be her toughest challenge yet, as she’ll have to find a way to negate the four-inch height disadvantage she’ll be up against.
“This bout is truly main event worthy, but what makes this fight exciting is, not only do we have two of the best females in the business fighting for championship gold; we have two ladies that 100% do not like each other,” Prisco continued. “Their bad blood is not just to sell a fight or promote the card; these two genuinely do not care for one another. Emotions are going to be high for this one. A huge factor in the outcome, is going to be who can use, yet control, their emotions to their advantage. I have no doubt in my mind that these two will deliver on September 6th.”
In honor of Eggink vs Magana, here’s a look at the top five WMMA fights to watch this weekend.
No. 5. Angela Magana vs Stephanie Eggink
Stephanie Eggink was surprisingly respectful towards Angela Magana at the XFC 25 weigh-ins, as she put her hands together and bowed.
It was a nice show of maturity, especially after the ladies ripped each other for months across social media platforms.
Magana and Eggink fight for the inaugural XFC strawweight belt, on Sept. 6 in New Mexico.
No. 4. Maegan Goodwin vs Yuri Nedina
Maegan Goodwin, one of the fastest-rising female fighters in the country, battles Yuri Nedina on the XFN 14: The Uprising card slated for Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The fight is set for Sept. 6.
No. 3. Kathina Catron vs Susy Watson
Also on Sept. 6 at XFN 14 in Oklahoma, Kathina Catron looks to get back in the win column with a bout against Susy Watson.
Catron, 27, has dropped three of four, while Watson is coming off a TKO win over Lynnell House.
No. 2. Andy Nguyen vs Jessamine Ali
Andy Nguyen is set to fight Jessamine Ali on Sept. 6 at Warfair Fighting Championships in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Nguyen, 31, has won two of three, while Ali has dropped two in a row.
No. 1. Colleen Schneider vs Christina Marks
Colleen Schneider battles Christina Marks in a 125-pound matchup slated for Sept. 7 in Ontario, Calif.
The fight will be held under the Submission Championship MMA banner.