Premier Canadian mixed martial arts promotion Maximum Fighting Champion (MFC) is set to rock the Mayfield Conference Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on October 7. But instead of the IFL and UFC veteran “Mandingo” Antonio McKee (25-4-2) defending his MFC Lightweight Championship belt against Brian Cobb (16-6) in the main event as originally planned, fans will be treated to a light heavyweight clash between top Canadian fighter and reigning champ “Big Deal” Ryan Jimmo” (12-1) and UFC veteran “The African Assassin” Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (10-8) in which the MFC 205lb. championship belt is on the line. MFC 31 also marks Sokoudjou’s promotional debut.
Paapa Inkumsah vs. Brendan Kornberger: Kornberger via Unanimous Decision, Round 3, 5:00
Dan Ring vs. Garret Nybakken: Ring via Submission (Rear Naked Choke), Round 2, 2:21
Tyrone Glover vs. Robert Washington: Glover via Split Decision, Round 3, 5:00
Emanuel Newton vs. Rodney Wallace: Newton via Submission (Rear Naked Choke), Round 2, 4:34
Thomas Denny vs. Sheldon Westcott: DRAW, Round 3, 5:00
Richie Whitson vs. Curtis Demarce: Whitson via Split Decision, Round 3, 5:00
Matt Veach vs. Drew Fickett: Fickett via Submission (Armbar), Round 1, 0:36
Ryan Jimmo vs. Dwayne Lewis: Jimmo via TKO (Doctor Stoppage), Round 3, 3:13*
* Ryan Jimmo is the new MFC Light Heavyweight Champion
This Friday night, Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) returns to the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with MFC 28: Supremacy. The promotion’s first card of the new year is marked with the much anticipated main event battle between fellow Canadians “The Big Deal” Ryan Jimmo (10-1) and “D-Bomb” Dwayne Lewis (12-5) for the currently vacant MFC Light Heavyweight Championship, arguably the most coveted – and most elusive – title in MFC. Jimmo and Lewis are considered the two top-ranked 205lbs. fighters in Canada.
Originally slated as the co-main event was reigning MFC 155lbs. champ “Mandingo” Antonio McKee (24-4-2) putting his title on the the line for the second time since capturing it in 2009, but he was forced to drop out of the fight due to a knee injury sustained during training sometime last week. McKee’s intended challenger, decorated Rage in the Cage and UFC veteran Drew Fickett (37-12), will still take his place in the co-main event but instead will face a late replacement in fellow UFC veteran Matt Veach (11-2) at a 160lbs. catchweight. In a press release from MFC, Fickett said, “I’m disappointed not to be facing [Antonio] McKee for the title, but it’s only a matter of time until I get my hands on the MFC lightweight belt.”
Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) returns to River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on February 25 with MFC 28: Supremacy live on HDNet. The card boasts a huge main event with “Big Deal” Ryan Jimmo (10-1) taking on “D-Bomb” Dwayne Lewis (12-5) for the vacant MFC Light Heavyweight title in a rematch of their MFC: Unplugged 3 bout in 2007. In that first meeting the two men battled for the entire duration of the fight but it was Jimmo who ultimately got the unanimous nod from the judges. This time, the stakes are even higher, as Jimmo and Lewis will be fighting for MFC gold.