Zach Underwood will return to Nashville at XFC 26 where he will take on Luke Sanders. Underwood is coming off an dominant unanimous decision win over Deivison Ribeiro in April and is looking for his fourth straight victory in the cage. Underwood will face 4-0 Sanders live on AXStv in the opening bout of XFC 26:Night of Champions 3.
With an impressive 12-4 record Underwood remains one of the top lightweight prospects in the Southeast. With wins in the XFC, Bellator, and Strikeforce ‘Thunderwood’ has taken on all comers in several different weight classes. Underwood last competed in Nashville in April 2010 when he went up to welterweight to beat Hunter Worsham by decision at Strikeforce: Shields vs. Henderson. Middle Tennessee has been kind to Underwood as he defeated Matt Traylor in nearby Murfreesboro, TN in in January 2011.
The bout with Sanders will be intriguing as the young undefeated Nashville MMA fighter can hang with the experienced veteran from Union City.