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
May 7, 2013 7:14:47 PM
Chris Barnett out of MFC 37 title fight with eye injury
Chris Barnett (7-1) was scheduled to meet Smealinho Rama (6-0) in a heavyweight title bout Friday at "MFC 37: True Grit," however, due to an unfortunate eye injury, the MFC newcomer was forced to withdraw.
Barnett's eye was examined by doctors and they concluded the heavyweight has three holes in his retina. Dr. Shelby Karpman, Edmonton Combative Sports Commission’s head physician, also determined Barnett would be taking a serious risk by taking part in the bout, to the point that he could be blinded permanently if struck in the eye.
Barnett, who trains primarily at Hardcore Gym, told MMADiehards.com last week he had been preparing with the Blackzilians for his upcoming bout and was looking forward to showing off a new, improved version of himself. Barnett said he was anxious to get back to competing after a year-long layoff, which is now spoiled.
Nonetheless, Barnett is signed to a three-fight contract with the MFC and will debut in the ring as soon as he is healthy.
Rama, as it is of no fault of his own, will be paid his show purse for the match, but will be removed from the card, as well.
March 6, 2013 4:14:51 PM
Chase Degenhardt vs. Sam Alvey official for MFC 37
The Maximum Fighting Championship is excited to announce the addition of a middleweight
bout to the lineup for "MFC 37: True Grit" taking place on Friday, May 10 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Hometown striker Chase “Deggy” Degenhardt (8-3) will face the toughest test of his career as
he takes on former MFC title challenger “Smilen” Sam Alvey (19-5, 1 NC) on the main card airing
live on AXS TV Fights from the Shaw Conference Centre beginning at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7
Degenhardt boasts six knockouts on his career resume, and is coming
off a second-round stoppage of Chad Sherman on the undercard of MFC 35. The Edmonton,
Alberta, product, who will ride a two-fight winning streak into the matchup, has notched
notable victories over Dan Chambers and Chuck Pelc.
Meanwhile, Alvey will be looking to rebound following his narrow decision defeat to Elvis
Mutapcic in their MFC world middleweight title bout at MFC 36. The 26-year-old, who trains in
Temecula, California, came up just short in a hard-fought encounter against the reigning champ
as the two went punch-for-punch in an action-packed stand-up battle.
Alvey has notched 11 wins by way of knockout and added a pair of
victories by submission. His career is highlighted by a pair of four-fight winning streaks, and an
impressive seven-fight run that included wins over Karl Amoussou and Jason Guida.
Alvey recently married “America’s Next Top Model” winner McKey Sullivan and the couple are
expecting their first child.