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Ypsilanti, MI-A heavyweight match-up between former UFC title contender Jeff Monson (32-9) and four star heavyweight prospect Scott Barrett (9-1) will take place at Xtreme Kombat League's March 20th event.

A source close to the competitors today told ( that bout agreements between the two men will be finalized this week.

The Barrett vs. Monson bout will be part of a card featuring two title fights including: 205 pound prospect Eric Smith taking on Ricky Shivers and Ultimate Fighter season five contestant Corey Hill versus Canada's Marc Holst for the promotions lightweight belt.

XFL I: Evolution is scheduled to take place on March 20th at the Convocation Center on the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

Barrett makes for a very compelling heavyweight prospect because of his big league strength and his ability to finish fights; seven of his nine wins have come via (T) KO.

For Barrett the Monson fight gives him the opportunity to add a high profile win to his MMA record. The 28 year old has reeled off three straight wins since suffering his only loss to recent UFC signee Chad Corvin at XFC 7 in February 2009.

The fight for Barrett has been a point of contention due to the fact the match was halted 90 seconds in after Barrett suffered a devastating knee injury.

Looking to rebound from a loss to Pedro Rizzo, Monson picked up a win at Oklahoma's 5150 CL/ XFL show on January 16th. Prior to the Rizzo defeat Monson posted wins in his seven previous including victories over Roy Nelson, Ricco Rodriguez and Sergei Kharitonov.


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