Ultimate Fighter (TUF) standouts Charlie Rader and Corey Hill collide at XFC 15: ‘Tribute’

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Charlie Rader will put his six fight win streak on the line at XFC 15 'Tribute', when, he faces UFC veteran Corey Hill on Dec 2, 2011. Hill will try to put an end to Rader's streak in Tampa, FL at the St Pete Times Forum live on HDNet.

Known as one of the most lethal strikers in the southeast, Charlie Rader is looking to extend his winning streak to seven at Tribute after being red hot in 2010 and 2011. After a disappointing stint on The Ultimate Fighter, "Superstar" picked up where he left off with a victory over Lanny Dardar in August. Last May Rader began his winning streak when knocked out former Ultimate Fighter contestant Christian Fulgium in the first round at Bellator 28.

After suffering a gruesome broken leg at UFC: Fight for the Troops in December 2008 in the lightweight division, Corey Hill has bulked up and moved to the welterweight division. Now at 170, Hill is looking to show the world that he is back better than ever. And with a first round submission win over Kit Cope last July it's hard to argue with the 6'4 Gracie Tampa product. Hill is a two time national collegiate wrestling finalist and was a high school state champion wrestler in Florida.

"This fight is huge for both men", said XFC President John Prisco. "Corey wants to show the world he is better than ever and has fully recovered from his injury while Charlie wants to keep his win streak going. Corey has legit grappling credentials and is excellent on the ground. That's where Corey has the advantage and that's where he wants it to go. But it's no secret Charlie Rader has excellent hands and I
think he has underrated ground game. This is going to be an exciting fight and it should really appeal to casual MMA fans due to both fighters time on The Ultimate Fighter. However it shakes out, I don't see it going to a decision."

XFC 15 'Tribute' will be headlined by Eric Reynolds vs. Jonatas Novaes and will feature Nick Newell fighting on behalf of his late friend Abi Mestre against Denis Hernandez.

The show will take place at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, FL, Dec. 2nd and will air live on HDNet. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster. VIP tables are also available through XFC Corporate. Please call 813-625-1672 <813-625-1672> for more information. To learn more about the XFC please visit www.officialxfc.com, like them on Facebook, www.facebook.com/officialxfc and follow the promotion on Twitter, www.twitter.com/officialxfc

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