White, a professional mixed martial arts competitor for over fourteen years, will take on Muay Thai kickboxer Anthony "The Hitman" Brown, who also works as a police officer in the LVMPD and a dancer at Bally's Hotel and Casino. Brown was one of Rich Franklin's training partners for his UFC 77 bout against Anderson Silva.
After this bout, White will meet Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a light-heavyweight bout on the undercard of Affliction: Banned in Anaheim, California.
The XFA describes its style as K-1 without the tournament format. "The Ultimate Fighter" 2 cast member Mike Whitehead made his stand-up fighting debut at the XFA's first event on March 22 by unanimously outpointing Ethen Cox of Long Beach, California after three rounds.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, NV
185 lbs. | Vernon "Tiger" White vs. Anthony "The Hitman" Brown
145 lbs. | David Michael Smith vs. Marcelino Menchaca
135 lbs. | Jaime Lynn vs. Catia Vitoria
145 lbs. | Travis Garlits vs. Kevin Ross
135 lbs. | Jodie Esquibel vs. Amy Davis
170 lbs. | Doug Edwards vs. Jack Thames
155 lbs. | Mark Beecher vs. Mark Holst
185 lbs. | Joshua Hancock vs. Shawn Yarborough
155 lbs. | Sally Krumdiak vs. Miriam Nakamoto
Vernon "Tiger" White Interview
Anthony "Hitman" Brown Interview