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Andre Soukahamthath previews XFC 44 main event, talks working with Edson Barboza ahead of UFC 262 KO win

Andre Soukhamthath is more than ready to face fellow a fellow UFC veteran in a headline spot this weekend.

Soukhamthath fights Jose Quinonez in the main event of XFC 44 this Friday night. The card takes place at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa and will air on Fox Sports 2.

“The Asian Sensation” was successful in his first fight after parting ways with the UFC. In November, the 32-year-old Soukhamthath defeated Guilherme Faria in the main event of XFC 43, snapping a two-fight skid in the process.

Quinonez makes his first appearance since his tenure with the UFC came to an end following back-to-back stoppage losses to Sean O’Malley and Louis Smolka.

In an exclusive interview with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Soukhamthath previewed the matchup with Quinonez, discussed a crazy 2020 and having to pick up a third shift job during the pandemic, his time with the XFC thus far, being in Singapore with Adriano Moraes when he stopped Demetrious Johnson and the tough trip to the fight, sparring with Edson Barboza ahead of his win over Shane Burgos at UFC 262, and more.

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