Saturday night marked a culmination of sorts for Arlington based MMA promotion Xtreme Knockout. For a little over five years the promotion, headed by the brothers Thomas and Chris Bussey along with their father Mike, have worked tirelessly to not only grow their promotion but elevate the MMA scene in North Texas behind fan-friendly fights and a fight atmosphere that can best be described as a massive block party.
This brings us to Saturday night in what will go down in history as XKO 26. XKO has left their home confines of the XKO Arena (a massive warehouse in Arlington) before. The promotion had a pair of shows at the Dallas Convention Center in the past. But this event, XKO 26, stood out as it was the premier of the promotion’s first fight card at the brand spanking new music venue, Gas Monkey Live.