XFC PRESS RELEASE: Dave Courchaine signs long term deal with XFC; Faces Luis Santos at XFC 24
Xtreme Fighting Championships is excited to announce the signing of rising star “Insane” Dave Courchaine (15-5), to its already stacked Welterweight Division. Courchaine hails from Cheney, Washington and trains out of Spokane’s School of Boxing and MMA. The “Insane” one is currently riding an 8 fight win streak, with only 3 of those bouts making it out of the 1st round. Courchaine was a decorated high school wrestler, earning Washington’s High School Wrestler of the Decade Award. He also owns a perfect 10-0 boxing record.
When asked about his long term, multi-fight contract with the XFC, Dave Courchaine had this to say: “This is a great opportunity. It feels so good to have a home now, and great to know that I have a job for the next couple years. I want to show the world exactly who I am, and now I can do that. I also want to take this moment to thank a few people, if it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be here talking about this huge opportunity that sits in front of me. First and foremost, I want to thank my fiancé Kharis. She continues to stand behind me and support me every day. I also want to thank all my training partners and sponsors. You are all an important part of my success.”
XFC President John Prisco had this to add, in regards to his recent acquisition: “I’m really excited about this signing. Dave is one of the top free agents out there. When you look at our Welterweight Division, it’s hard to think that adding one guy could make it that much better, but that’s what signing Courchaine just did.”
Wasting no time, the XFC quickly booked Courchaine for its June 14th homecoming show, XFC 24: Collision Course. In the Feature Fight of the Night, the Tampa crowd will be treated to a match up that has immediate title implications, when “Insane” Dave Courchaine takes on Luis “Sapo” Santos. Santos was last seen, briefly, at XFC 23, where he dismantled Shamar Bailey in just 62 seconds of the 1st round. “A fight is a fight man. I really didn’t care who they were asking me to step in with”, said Courchaine. “It’s the XFC…It didn’t matter who it was, it wasn’t gonna be easy, so it really didn’t matter. Everybody in the division is tough.” When questioned about the reason behind the Couchaine/Santos match up, Prisco was assertive with his answer: “You don’t have a Dave Courchaine and Sapo Santos on your roster and let this match up sit on the shelf for a later date. The Tampa card was already stacked from top to bottom and we just made it better!”
XFC 24: Collision Course will be broadcast to over 40 million homes live on AXS TV from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. For tickets and fight card information, visit www.OfficialXFC.com/XFC24
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