Dhiego Lima vs. Terry Martin added to MFC 31 fight card

Dhiego Lima (above) will look for his fourth straight win in the MFC when he faces Terry Martin in October. Photo credit: Greg Hamilton/Sherdog

He fought his brother at MFC 29 in April, now heavy-handed UFC vet Terry Martin is taking on what Maximum Fighting Championship is calling their “hottest prospect”, Dhiego “Maluco” Lima.

The two will square off in a catchweight bout as part of the “MFC 31: Rundown” HDNet televised main card on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Since turning pro in 2010, the undefeated Lima (6-0) has torn through six straight opponents, finishing each one; four by submission, two by knockout.

Lima’s most recent victim was veteran Jamie “The Ghost” Toney (14-7). It took Lima just 2:47 into the first round to lay “The Ghost” out, making it his third straight win under the MFC banner.

Lima commented on the upcoming bout with Martin:

“I’m going to knock out Terry Martin and I’m going to do it faster than my brother did.”

That is a tall order, as Dhiego’s brother, Douglas Lima, knocked Martin out just 1:14 into the first round at MFC 29 back in April.

Since being released from the UFC in 2008 Martin (21-9) has gone 5-5. Prior to the loss at MFC 29, Martin had won three straight, scoring decision victories over Ted Worthington (31-32) and Jorge Ortiz (16-9-1), and a first round TKO win over Josh Martin (7-6-1), all in 2010.

The Martin-Lima fight rounds out main card for MFC 3. The HDNet televised main card is as follows:

  • Rameau Sokoudjou vs. Ryan Jimmo, MFC light-heavyweight title
  • Terry Martin vs. Dhiego Lima, catchweight
  • Richie Whitson vs. Kajan Johnson, lightweight
  • Adam Lynn vs. Curtis Demarce, lightweight
  • Sabah Fadai vs. Mukai Maromo, lightweight
  • Ryan Chiappe vs. Cody Krahn, welterweight

Stay close to ProMMAnow.com for the MFC 31 preliminary card line-up announcement.