Vacant titles finding owners: XFFC 2020 predictions

XFFC is one of very few promotions to have all of its professional titles spoken for. However, XFFC also provides amateur fighters an opportunity to become a champion.

Out of eight possible amateur XFFC titles to be won, there are currently three vacancies in the promotion.

With the flyweight, middleweight and heavyweight belts all currently looking for new homes, here are three fighters who could be calling themselves an XFFC champion by the end of 2020.

Amateur Flyweight: Luc Bernard (2-0)

Luc Bernard
Luc Bernard enters the cage for his bout at Fight Night 9. (Photo by Joel Griffith)

Much like the professional flyweight ranks in Western Canada, there aren’t too many fighters with a significant number of fights under their belts in the amateur division. Training out of Winnipeg Academy of Mixed Martial Arts (WAMMA), Bernard has shown in his two fights to be worthy of an amateur title. WAMMA fighters have consistently made the trip to Grande Prairie to compete in the XFFC cage, and Bernard would certainly be a viable option to challenge for the amateur flyweight title this year.

Amateur Middleweight: Eric Stevens (5-2)

Eric Stevens
Eric Stevens in action at XFFC 22. (Photo by Joel Griffith)

An opportunity for double champ status here. Stevens is currently the XFFC light heavyweight champion after defeating Jordan Noseworthy at XFFC 22. Although his most recent three fights have been at light heavyweight, Stevens has competed in both weight classes throughout his amateur career. Perhaps an opportunity to become a two-weight champion for XFFC could convince him to make the cut to 185 pounds again. As one of the top-ranked amateur middleweights and light heavyweights in Western Canada, Stevens would be a fitting candidate to fill this spot.

Amateur Heavyweight: John Woo (2-0)

John Woo
John Woo in action at Rumble in the Cage 58. (Photo by Joel Griffith)

Much like the amateur flyweight division, the amateur heavyweight division in Western Canada is missing the experience normally seen in a title fight. But in his two amateur fights, Woo has proven to be a heavyweight to watch, finishing both of his opponents in under four minutes. If XFFC is looking to fill that amateur heavyweight title vacancy, Woo could certainly find himself on the short list to wrap that belt around his waist.