“MFC 23: Unstoppable” live play-by-play commentary & results

Photo courtesy of MFC - Thales Leities faces Dean Lister in the MFC 23 main event.

UFC veterans Thales Leites and Dean Lister face each other tonight in the main event at “MFC 23: Unstoppable”, which takes place at the River Cree Resort and Casino, just outside Edmonton, Alberta. Co-main event action features a middleweight bout between Solomon Hutcherson and Jason MacDonald. And another UFC veteran, Marvin “The Beast Man” Eastman, will take on Dwayne Lewis in a light heavyweight showdown.

Stick with us here at ProMMA.info tonight as we provide LIVE play-by-play, round-by-round commentary. If you have HDNet, you can catch the fights live beginning at 9PM CT/10PM ET.

“MFC 23: Unstoppable” quick results:

•Nick Penner def Ryan Fortin by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (3:31)
•Ryan Machan def. Kajan Johnson by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (3:30)
•Billy Hua def. Kenny Hamilton by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (:20)
•Jesse Juarez def. Joe Cristopher by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
•Dwayne Lewis def. Marvin Eastman  by TKO (punches) Rd1 (4:58)
•Bryan Baker def. Art Santore by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
•Ryan Jimmo def. Emanuel Newton by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
•Jason MacDonald def. Solomon Hutcherson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)*
•Thales Leites def. Dean Lister (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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    HDNet to broadcast “Maximum Fighting Championship 23 – Unstoppable” on Friday, Dec. 4

    MFC 23 airs on HDNet this Friday.

    DALLAS (December 1, 2009) HDNet will feature LIVE coverage of “HDNet Fights Presents: Maximum Fighting Championship 23 – Unstoppable” from the River Cree Resort and Casino – just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – on Friday December 4 at 10 p.m. ET.

    The main event of the evening is considered by many to be one of the more intriguing match-ups of the month and features UFC veterans and jiu-jitsu specialists Dean “The Boogeyman” Lister (11-6) meeting Thales Leites (14-3).

    Both men are looking to establish themselves as contenders for the currently vacant MFC Middleweight title. Lister posted a 4-2 mark in the UFC, while Leites went 5-1 in the UFC before losing a decision after five grueling rounds with Anderson Silva.

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    Dean Lister vs. Thales Leites headlines “MFC 23: Unstoppable” on Dec. 4

    MFC 23: Unstoppable will air on HDNet on Dec. 4

    Unbeatable lineup set for Unstoppable

    Three middleweight bouts highlight MFC’s 2009 finale

    (PRESS RELEASE) The Maximum Fighting Championship will cap its 2009 campaign with the organization’s 16th straight sold-out show and an amazing lineup of fights set for MFC 23: Unstoppable.

    MFC 23: Unstoppable will take place on Friday, December 4 at the River Cree Resort and Casino just outside Edmonton, Alberta, and will be aired live throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico on HDNet Fights.

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    Dean Lister to fight Thales Leites at MFC 23 on Dec. 4

    Submission artist Dean Lister will fight another submission artist in Thales Leites.

    The Maximum Fighting Championship wasted no time in finding a top-notch opponent for the recently signed Thales Leites as another big-name middleweight has joined the fray.

    Former Abu Dhabi world champion Dean Lister signed a multi-fight deal last night and immediately agreed to meet Leites at MFC 23: Unstoppable on Friday, December 4 at the River Cree Resort and Casino. The bout will be the main event of the fight card broadcast live throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico on HDNet Fights.

    “This is an outstanding matchup and I am particularly pleased that both Dean and Thales agreed to fight each other so quickly – no discussion, no delays. Just signed, sealed and delivered,” said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich.

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