MFC 28 to feature Robert Washington vs. Tyrone Glover in battle of top lightweight prospects

Tyrone Glover profile pic courtesy of GrudgeTrainingCenter.com

Top lightweight prospects Robert Washington (9-1) and Tyrone Glover (5-0) will square off at Maximum Fighting Championship 28: Supremacy in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Feb. 25.

The promotion announced the bout on Jan. 10, joining four other main card bouts for MFC 28 televised on HD Net in the U.S.

For those who remember, Glover has been a known commodity for some time, selected as one of the winners of the PRIDE U.S. audition in 2005 along with K.J. Noons, now a contender in Strikeforce. That same year, Glover also picked up a win over longtime UFC veteran Din Thomas.

He took a five year break from MMA competition after that, but resurfaced last November with a first round submission win over Nick Buschman. Glover is a member of the Grudge Training Center fight team, which includes the likes of Rashad Evans, Shane Carwin, Nate Marquardt, and Brendan Schaub.

Washington also has a strong team behind him as a part of the H.I.T. Squad in Granite City, Ill., led by Matt Hughes and Robbie Lawler. His first and only professional came last July, losing via second round KO to Ronnie Borja. However, Washington got back on the winning track on Nov. 12, stopping Micah Tobias by TKO.

The MFC 28 card is headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between Ryan Jimmo and Dwayne Lewis.

The other bouts on the main card are: Kajan Johnson vs. Richie Whitson (lightweight), Razak Al-Hassan vs. Rodney Wallace (light heavyweight), and Thomas Denny vs. Sheldon Wescott (welterweight).

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