LXF 2: Chad George Wins
Final Fight Of Career
Also: Former NFL player Chrs McCain wins MMA debut with TKO; Heavyweight title changes hands; Papazian falls short in comeback fight; Khashakyan continues KO streak
BURBANK, California - Chad George marked the end of his remarkable 15-year career with an arm triangle choke submission victory over Hector Valenzuela in the Lights Out Xtreme Fighting cage during LXF 2 on July 6 at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center.
The fistic fireworks will air on select Fox Sports networks in California (Los Angeles; July 11 at 8 p.m. PST), San Diego, Texas, Florida, Arizona and Ohio, and will re-air again thereafter multiple times. Check local TV listings for a full, updated schedule.
The LXF provided George, a Southern California staple and fan favorite to have a platform for his retirement fight, and the 37-year-old former Bellator and WEC veteran took full advantage of the opportunity. George dominated Valenzuela from stem to stern in his final swan song and finished his career with an 18-8 record, with a four-fight winning streak to boot. George had over 200 friends and family attend the fight and provide an electric fight atmosphere. For his cage walk, he was chaperoned by students from CMMA, the Los Angeles-based gym that he owns and operates. After his convincing victory, George placed his gloves in the middle of the mat and walked out of the LXF cage one last time, and announced that he's now fully committing himself to groom the next wave of up-and-coming MMA fighters.
Much like George's ambitions in developing the generation of MMA talent, the LXF's mission is to offer athletes from other sports a platform to step into the cage and pursue their dreams as fighters.
Former NFL defensive lineman Chris McCain seized the opportunity and took the stage in his MMA debut with a TKO victory over Jamal Harris. McCain, who played 35 career games for the Chargers, Dolphins and Saints, looked every part fighter in his two-round destruction as he put on a powerful performance in front of his childhood friend and former teammate Keenan Allen, and other football luminaries like Lavar Arrington.
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