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Phil Baroni to headline XMMA 7 in Montreal, Quebec

UFC veteran Phil Baroni has signed a contract with Xtreme MMA in Quebec, Canada to headline their upcoming card XMMA 7 on February 27 in Montreal, Quebec.

According to reports on, Baroni’s XMMA debut will come against welterweight prospect Guillaume de Lorenzi.

Baroni, a native of Long Island, New York, made the drop to welterweight earlier this year and has since gone 3-0 with victories over Scott Jansen, Ron Verdadero, and Olaf Alfonso.

De Lorenzi possesses an unblemished mixed martial arts record of 5-0. de Lorenzi, a heavy handed striker, holds stoppage victories over Nordine Taleb, Iraj Hadin, Keith Perrigon, Jay Jenkins, and Jason Motard.

Since the collapse of TKO Championship Fighting in October, XMMA has filled the void in the Canadian market by signing notable names including Baroni, Christine “Cyborg” Santos, David Loiseau, among others.

XMMA 7 will also feature a light heavyweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter alumni Ryan Jimmo and Mike Nickels.

Since appearing on TUF, Jimmo has secured victories over Chris Fontaine, Jesse Forbes, and Rick Roufus.

  • Tyler says:

    De Lorenzi is an undefeated prospect, but he hasn’t fought anyone with the punching power or experience of Baroni. I would have to give an edge to Phil. Also Baroni’s KO over Scott Jansen at Cage Rage I noticed got no love from any site’s KO of the year list and I thought it was the most brutal KO of the year. Worse than Rashad / Chuck or the L.C. Davis KO in the (ex) IFL.

  • Franklin says:

    @Tyler – How about Koscheck/Yoshida for KO of the year? Baroni’s was pretty nice, I would probably put it in my top 5 at least.

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  • rob says:

    Best quote ever ” To all the kids out there – Hit the books, Don’t throw hooks” – Phil Baroni

  • CubanLinx says:

    i had no idea TKO went out of business, was it covered much?

    nice to see Baroni makibng his comeback.

  • DR.DOOM says:

    Baroni makes for a good fight with a KO ending either way . And although he may be the last person to out for a quiet evening .. the personality is fun from a safe distance .


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