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XFO 51 Williams vs Gallegos

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                Flyweights To Collide Saturday At XFO 51 in Chicago.
                            Greggy Harrison

XFO logo    On Saturday night two flyweights will be stepping into the cage at XFO 51 as David Williams out of Team Curran who is making his pro debut will be facing David Gallegos who fights out of team No Comment and is currently 0-1 as a professional looking to get his first win. MoreMMA was able to reach both combatants for comment on both their backgrounds and thoughts coming into their bout facing each other.

David Williams comes into Saturday night's fight making his professional debut. Williams has a background in what he says is pretty much everything. "I started kickboxing right before I turned 15, and fought my way up to a 4-1 record with 3 knockouts. At 16 I was introduced to jiu Jitsu and thought I would be terrible at it, but after practicing it for a few weeks I decided to switch my focus from pure striking (kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do). Later that same year I joined my high schools wrestling program in DeKalb. At this point I wanted to be a mma fighter for the most exciting show at the time which was World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). After joining I stopped focusing on all of my other sports and focused on wrestling even in the offseason. Prior to my senior year I spent my whole summer in Crystal Lake learning the basics of bjj by training it twice a day. After finishing up my senior year and finally turning 18, I trained another month and then
fought my first two fights over that summer." Williams is the younger brother of pro fighter Phil Williams who also trains out of Currans and as an amateur was 1-1 in boxing, 4-1 in kickboxing and 9-1 in mma. When asked about how he feels coming into his debut taking on Gallegos this Saturday night Williams said "I'm excited to fight Gallegos and have liked that match up since last year. We were initially supposed to fight in June of 2013 but Gallegos was forced to withdraw due to a staph infection."

On the other side of the cage facing Williams Saturday is David Gallegos who trains out of team no comment. Gallegos has a background in wrestling having wrestled in high school and two years for Triton College. "I feel pretty good coming into this fight with David and excited that it will be in my hometown of Chicago." Said Gallegos. "I have been training pretty hard for this fight which is my debut at 125 pounds. I am very excited to get back in the cage since it has been awhile since I last fought." Gallegos also added.

XFO 51 returns to the UIC Pavilion this coming Saturday in Chicago with other fights on the card that will surely be action packed bouts besides Williams and Gallegos. For more information on the event, check out XFO on Facebook or go to www.xfomma.com

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