January 3, 2014 5:52:26 PM
Chiappe-Baghdad, McIness-Ring set for MFC 39
The Maximum Fighting Championship is announcing two lineup changes for the main card of MFC 39: No Remorse coming up on Friday, January 17 live on AXS TV Fights.
With an injury sustained in training, Chase Degenhardt has been scratched from the card for his matchup against Ryan Chiappe. Instead, Chiappe (10-8) will now face French fighter Mehdi Baghdad (9-3) in a welterweight matchup.
As well, the previously scheduled fight between Derek Boyle and Aaron Gallant has been scratched due to an injury suffered by Gallant. That fight has been replaced by a lightweight tilt pitting MFC newcomer Andrew McInnes (3-1) against Dan Ring (5-2-1).
"The injuries are unfortunate, but I'm very happy with the new fights that we've arranged. I think they are very exciting and will complement a very good lineup headlined by the two title fights," said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich.
MFC 39 will be held at the Northlands Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, and feature the first defense of Anthony Hamilton's heavyweight title as he takes on Darrill Schoonover, plus a lightweight title matchup that sees Kurt Southern battle Tom Gallicchio.
Baghdad is originally from Six-Fours-Les-Plages, France, and now trains in Temecula, California, alongside current MFC middleweight champ Sam Alvey. Baghdad boasts six knockouts and three submission victories and enters the MFC riding a five-fight winning streak.
Chiappe, who fights out of Vancouver, B.C., has won two of his last three outings, and is in search of his first win under the MFC banner after falling in the first round at MFC 31.
McInnes will be fighting in front of hometown fans in Edmonton, and he comes to the MFC on the heels of three straight wins - all three wins via submission, all three in the first round, and two of those victories coming in less than 30 seconds.
Meanwhile, Ring, who fights out of Vancouver, B.C., has two wins via decision in three efforts under the MFC banner.
December 9, 2013 2:20:20 PM
Anthony Hamilton's first heavyweight title defence set against Darrill Schoonover
Reigning Maximum Fighting Championship heavyweight title-holder Anthony "Freight Train" Hamilton will make the first title defense of his belt at MFC 39: "No Remorse".
Hamilton (11-2) will defend his championship and look for a sixth straight victory when he takes on Darrill "The Boss" Schoonover (13-5) in the co-main event of the fight card set for Friday, January 17 live on AXS TV Fights from the Northlands Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
Hamilton captured the crown at MFC 38 with a ferocious head-kick knockout of Smealinho Rama. It became a highlight-reel finish that came only 12 seconds into Round 2. Schoonover, a former reality show standout, reality agreed to a multi-fight deal in the MFC and rides a three-fight winning streak into his organizational debut.
The heavyweight title fight will top the card alongside the MFC lightweight title fight pitting Kurt "The Hurt" Southern against Tom "Da Tank" Gallicchio.
"Anthony Hamilton had unquestionably one of the knockouts of the year anywhere in world and proved he was the right man to take the title," said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich. "He has all the tools to be an absolutely dominant fighter, but he's got to get though a very eager and dangerous Darrill Schoonover to do it.
"Darrill has improved his game plan over the past year and most importantly solidified his conditioning, all of which makes him a huge threat to Hamilton's title."
Schoonover, who fights out of El Paso, Texas, has a notable career victory over Paul Buentello, and boasts seven knockouts along with three submissions on his resume. The 28-year-old began his career with an impressive 10-0 start.
December 6, 2013 12:44:29 PM
O’Connell to clash with Valimaki at MFC 39
The Maximum Fighting Championship is excited to announce three more main card matchups for the upcoming MFC 39: No Remorse taking place on Friday, January 17 in Edmonton, Alberta, and live on AXS TV.
Former MFC world light-heavyweight champion Victor “The Matrix” Valimaki returns to where his career took off and now has an opponent in the form Sean O’Connell, who enters the Maximum Fighting Championship riding a five-fight winning streak that includes his most-recent victory over big-name veteran Marvin Eastman.
Also added to the lineup for MFC 39 is a middleweight showdown pitting talented striker Chase Degenhardt against hard-throwing brawler “Ruthless” Ryan Chiappe, plus a battle been two explosive lightweights as Aaron “Gorilla” Gallant meets Derek “The Gargoyle” Boyle. Both of these fights have been agreed to in principle.
All three fights will take place on the main card of MFC 39, and are added to a lineup that includes the MFC world lightweight title fight between Kurt “The Hurt” Southern and Tom “Da Tank” Gallicchio along with the welterweight clash of Gilbert Smith against Jason “The Mover” South. A co-headlining title fight will be added shortly. The MFC’s first show of 2014 will be held at the Northlands Expo Centre.
October 4, 2013 8:32:07 PM
MFC 38 results
Event results for MFC 38, which takes place Friday at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
Main Card (Axs Tv 10 pm ET)
- MFC Bantamweight Title: Anthony Birchak def. Tito Jones via submission (Rear Naked Choke) Rd 2, 3:30
- MFC Middleweight Title: Sam Alvey def. Jason South via TKO (Strikes) Rd 5, 4:56
- MFC Heavyweight Title: Anthony Hamilton def. Smealinho Rama via KO (Headkick) Rd 2, 0:12
- Lightweight: Kurt Southern def. Jonatas Novaes via TKO (Strikes) Rd 1, 3:46
- Middleweight: Teddy Ash def. Jared McComb via split-decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
- Lightweight: Aaron Gallant def. Matt Jelly via TKO (Strikes) Rd 1, 0:07
Preliminary Card (Facebook 8 pm ET)
- Bantamweight: Corey Gower def. Daniel Mark via decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
- Lightweight: Garrett Nybakken def. Adam Wayne via decision (29-28 x3)
- Middleweight: Cody Krahn def. Nick Campbell via submission (Triangle Choke) Rd 1, 2:18
- Light-Heavyweight: Paul Gerbinski def. Sheldon Adamson via submission (Guillotine Choke) Rd 1, 1:38
October 3, 2013 2:15:44 PM
MFC 38 weigh-in results
Weigh-ins results for MFC 38, which took place Thursday at the Sutton Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta.
MFC Bantamweight Title: Tito Jones (134.6) Vs. Anthony Birchak (134.8)
MFC Middleweight Title: Jason South (184.2) Vs. Sam Alvey (184)
MFC Heavyweight Title: Anthony Hamilton (264.6) Vs. Smealinho Rama (250.6)
Lightweight: Jonatas Novaes (155.6) Vs. Kurt Southern (155.8)
Middleweight: Teddy Ash (185.4) Vs. Jared McComb (184.6)
Lightweight: Aaron Gallant (157.4)* Vs. Matt Jelly (155.2)
Bantamweight: Daniel Mark (135.4) Vs. Corey Gower (135.2)
Lightweight: Adam Wayne (155.6) Vs. Garrett Nybakken (156)
Middleweight: Nick Campbell (185.4 lbs) Vs. Cody Krahn (184.4)
Light-Heavyweight: Paul Gerbinski (205.2) Vs. Sheldon Adamson (203.8)
*Editors note: Aaron Gallant did not make weight and forfeits 20% of purse