XFC 16 High Stakes: Mariana Kheyfets Defeats Heather Clark in Striking Battle

#10 Unified ranked fighter Marianna Khyefets has extended her undefeated streak to 5-0 in professional competition.

“The Crushen’ Russian” got a TKO win over Heather “Hurricane” Clark Friday night at “XFC 16: Hight Stakes” in Knoxville, TN, which aired live on HDNet.

Heather Clark's swollen eye following fight. (Image: HDNet)

Clark started out with several leg kicks, with Kheyfets pushing Clark towards the cage. After Clark landed some knees , Kheyfets circled out. The two exchange punches, with Clark landing more clean shots. Kheyfets used her kicks and became the aggressor, landing combos of punches.

After several exciting punching exchanges, Clark applied a takedown and took top position. An elbow hit Clark’s eye on the way down and a huge mouse began to form under her right eye. The round ended and the doctor stopped the contest due to Clark’s eye injury.

Clark (who wanted to keep fighting) was obviously angered at the decision, but gracious in defeat.

A rematch in the near future is definitely warranted.

Check out the fight video courtesy of IronForgesIron.com:

Images: XFC, HDNet

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  • DarknessRuler

    Damn is that the biggest swollen eye I’ve ever seen