The Maximum Fighting Championship is back with their first show of 2009 on February 20th with MFC 20: Destined for Greatness. The event will be broadcast live on HDNet and will take place at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton Alberta, Canada.
The stacked card will showcase two title fights, with the main event being the highly anticipated rematch between Welterweight champion Pat “Bam Bam” Healy (19-13), and the wildly popular and exciting challenger, Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (8-1).
Ryan Ford was clearly the aggressor in the first meeting against Pat Healy, who handed him his first career loss. Healy used his counter fighting skills to finally catch and submit the young fighter in the third round, but not before he took a beating in the process. Ford has worked hard on his ground game since the first fight, looking to add to his athletic fighting style as he steps back into the ring against Healy.
MFC 20 will also feature another Welterweight “Super Fight” featuring UK stand up wizard Paul “Semtex” Daley (19-7-2) facing off against Nick “The Goat” Thompson (37-10-1). Daley is coming off his MFC debut with a thrilling KO of John Alessio, and is looking to elevate himself as the #1 contender at Welterweight.
The Lightweight belt will also be up for grabs as Antonio McKee (21-3-2) looks to extend his win streak against Derrick Noble (23-11-1) for the honor of being the first MFC 155 pound champion.
There are three former UFC fighters on this card, with UFC veteran David Heath facing former MFC Light Heavyweight Champion Roger “The Hulk” Hollett, and two former “The Ultimate Fighter” cast members, Rory Singer and “Team Dagger” character Solomon Hutchison returning to action.
Here is the full fight card:
Ryan Ford VS Pat Healy
Rory Singer VS Bryan Baker
Antonio McKee VS Derrick Noble
Paul Daley VS Nick Thompson
Roger Hollett VS David Heath
Solomon Hutcherson VS Dave Mewborn
Simon Marini VS Ryan Machan
Donovan Foley VS Josh Russell
Jason Heit VS Sheldon Westcott
Kyle Dietz VS Evan Sanguin
Mike Sorenson VS Jesse Clarke