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MFC 40 – Results – Alvey Still MFC Middleweight Champ, Gallicchio take the Lightweight Title.


Main Card Results:
Middleweight Champion Sam Alvey def. Wes Swofford by KO in Round 4, 1:02
Tom Gallicchio def. Kurt Southern by submission (RNC)  in Round 1, 4:11  ** NEW LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION**
Victor Valimaki def.  Bill Widler by submission (RNC) in Round 1, 3:36
Jesse Brock def. Kevin Croom by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Marcus Edwards def.  Aaron Gallant by submission (RNC) in Round 1, 4:51
Shane Campbell def. Jerrid Burke by TKO in Round 2, 0:43

Preliminary Card Results:
Corey Gower def. Jon Barnard by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Levon Kinley def. Cody Moorman by Submission in Round 1, 4:26
Mike Hay def.  Justin Lavertu by Submission in Round 1, 3:27

MFC 37 Official Weigh-In Results | MFC

The Maximum Fighting Championship’s first bantamweight takes center stage as both fighters cleared the scales with ease at the official weigh-in for MFC 37: True Grit taking place Friday night in Edmonton, Alberta.

Airing live on AXS TV Fights from the Shaw Conference Centre, MFC 37 will feature the organization’s debut encounter in the 135-pound division with the winner moving directly into a title shot later this year. Contenders Ryan “Baby Face” Benoit (6-1) and Anthony Birchak (9-1) were both perfect on the scale in preparation for their bout.

Benoit, who hails from Dallas, Texas, weighed at 135.2 pounds, while Tucson, Arizona’s Birchak stepped off at 135.8 pounds. The two then went nose-to-nose and traded barbs as their pre-fight bad blood raged on.

A featured middleweight bout also yielded good results from the scale. Jason Zentgraf (7-1), who fights out of Missoula, Montana, weighed in at 185.4 pounds, while hometown hero Luke “Hayabusa” Harris (9-2) tipped the scales at 185.6 pounds.

MFC 37: True Grit Weigh-In Results


Ryan Benoit (6-1) – 135.2

Anthony Birchak (9-1) – 135.8


Jason Zentgraf (7-1) – 185.4

Luke Harris (9-2) – 185.6


Kurt Southern (11-4) – 155.8

Mukai Maromo (8-3) – 155.4


Jay Silva (8-7) – 186.6

Sam Alvey (19-5) – 185.6


Peter Neufeld (6-3) – 155.2

Garrett Nybakken (5-5) – 155.8


Allen Hope (7-10) – 184.8

Paul Grandbois (5-5) – 185.2


Marcus Hicks (14-21) – 185.8

Jared McComb (4-2) – 185.2


Thomas Treadwell (Pro Debut) – 226.6

Mike Treadwell (Pro Debut) – 213.0


Maged Hammo (4-2) – 144.8

Allan Munroe (5-4) – 145.0

Birchak, Benoit ready for MFCs new division –

By Dwight Wakabayashi

The Maximum Fighting Championship will finally grant the little guys some respect this weekend when they introduce the bantamweight division and the first 135-pound fight in the promotion’s history as Anthony Birchak will take on fellow American Ryan Benoit in the main event of MFC 37: True Grit Friday in Edmonton.Both young fighters are really looking forward to making a name for themselves in a well-established promotion.“To be the first fighter signed is a huge opportunity and I knew they set the bar at the top right away. I feel like that puts me as the favorite to be the first champion as well.” Birchak stated.The 26 year-old wrestler out of Tucson, Ari., likens his game to one of his favorites, UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks.“He’s been one of my favorites for a long time now just with the way he uses his wrestling to set up everything in his game. He can change levels and make it hurt because guys are so scared of his wrestling”.Birchak comes in to this fight with nine wins and one loss in his professional career with three TKO wins in a row, and stated shortly after he signed in an article on that he trusted that MFC president Mark Pavelich would not sign any “punks” to fight him.He was right in that trust with whom Pave

via Birchak, Benoit ready for MFCs new division –

‘King’ crowned MFC middleweight champ


Via – Press Release
Elvis “The King” Mutapcic used a crushing leg kick to chop down Joseph “Leonidas” Henle and capture the MFC world middleweight title at the Maximum Fighting Championship’s MFC 35: Explosive Encounter.
After two even rounds highlighted by crisp striking from both fighters, Mutapcic (12-2) ended the bout at 1:45 of Round 3 live on AXSTV Fights emanating from the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Mutapcic, the native of Bosnia who now makes his home in Des Moines, Iowa, crumpled Henle with a thunderously vicious kick to the right knee and Henle (8-1-1) immediately went down and grabbed his leg in severe pain.
The victory was Mutapcic’s fifth via TKO, and early reports from the dressing room indicated that Henle may have suffered both torn MCL and ACL ligaments.
In the semi-main event, the MFC trumpeted the debut of its featherweight division and Canadian sensation Graham Spencer emerged from underdog status to top dog with a thoroughly dominating effort against Hawaii’s Shane Nelson. Spencer (9-1, 1 NC) was in control from start to finish and cruised to 30-27 scorecards from all three judges to make a triumphant organizational debut against Nelson (15-7), a protégé of legendary star BJ Penn.
MFC 35 ended with a one-strike finish courtesy of Mutapcic’s powerful kick and began with a furious flurry of wild strikes in a light-heavyweight tussle between Jason Kuchera and Paul Grandbois. With both fighters on the verge of exhaustion from brutal exchanges, Grandbois (5-4) put one last assault together and earned the Knockout of the Night by finally stopping Kuchera (5-6) at 1:43 of Round 2. All five of Grandbois’ wins have come by knockout and this was his first under the MFC flag.
The Submission of the Night honor was taken home to Vancouver, B.C. by Sabah Fadai who breezed past home-towner Cody Krahn. Fadai (8-2, 1 NC), the co-winner of the MFC’s 2011 Fight of the Year, secured a triangle choke and coaxed the tapout from Krahn (11-6) just 1:24 into their bout. The win was Fadai’s first under the MFC banner and also his first appearance in the welterweight ranks.
In a battle of rising Canadian heavyweight upstarts, Smealinho Rama showcased his submission skills as well as surprising quickness as he took out Ryan Fortin. Rama (5-0), who fights out of Calgary, Alberta, nearly won in the opening moments with an armbar attempt, and then defended against some ground-and-pound before taking the back of Fortin (6-4) and locking in a rear-naked choke finish at 2:02 of the first round.
Other results from MFC 35:
Derek Parker (5-1-1) def. Jared McComb (4-2-1) – unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Daniel Swain (7-2) def. Matt Jelly (3-2) – unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Chase Degenhardt (8-3) def. Chad Sherman (3-4) – TKO, 0:41 Round 2
Garrett Nybakken def. Jesse Veltri – tapout due to armbar, 1:24 Round 1

Undercard set for MFC 35 | MFC

A three-fight undercard will open up MFC 35: Explosive Encounter on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

These bouts will pave the way to the main card airing live throughout the United States on AXS TV Fights beginning at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT (check local listings for channel designation). The main card will air on tape-delay throughout Canada on TSN2.

The undercard features a middleweight bout pitting Chase Degenhardt of Edmonton, Alberta, against Chad Sherman of Calgary, Alberta. Degenhardt opened his career on a six-fight winning streak, and now boasts five knockout wins including his last outing in which he needed only 48 seconds to dispose of his opponent. Sherman returns from a two-year layoff, and the rugged two-time Heat XC competitor holds a notable victory over Ryan McGillivray.

In lightweight action, Matt Jelly of Fort McMurray, Alberta, goes up against Jose Rodriguez of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Jelly is two-for-two under the MFC banner, while Rodriguez makes his organizational debut having won seven of his last eight.

Another bout on the undercard has popular home-town lightweight Garrett Nybakken taking on invader Joe McMillan of Great Falls, Montana.

MFC 35: Explosive Encounter Full Card

Elvis Mutapcic vs. Joseph Henle, MFC middleweight title

Graham Spencer vs. Shane Nelson, featherweight

Smealinho Rama vs. Ryan Fortin, heavyweight

Derek Parker vs. Jared McComb, middleweight

Sabah Fadai vs. Cody Krahn, welterweight

Paul Grandbois vs. Jason Kuchera, light-heavyweight

Joe McMillan vs. Garrett Nybakken, lightweight

Jose Rodriguez vs. Matt Jelly, lightweight

Chad Sherman vs. Chase Degenhardt, middleweight

via Undercard set for MFC 35 | MFC.

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