Mukai Maromo liked what he saw from his upcoming opponent Adam Lynn.

Give credit where credit is due. Lynn lit up Curtis Demarce at MFC 31, earned the Knockout of the Night, and the MFC’s 2011 Knockout of the Year.

Lynn padded his resume with that win. Maromo would like nothing more than to knock Lynn from the executive office down to the mailroom.

“He looked very good against Curtis, but that’s where I like to play so if he does decide to keep it standing, then it’s going to be fireworks all night baby!” declared “The Afrikan Assassin.”

In what is shaping up to be one of the Maximum Fighting Championship’s all-time classic matchups of potent strikers, Maromo (7-2) meets Lynn (17-8) in a lightweight showdown at MFC 33: Collision Course on Friday, May 4. Their bout will be one of the highlighted attractions on the six-fight main card airing live on HDNet Fights from the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT (check local listings for channel designation).

Despite Lynn’s last impressive outing, an ultra-confident Maromo is set to step between the ring ropes and face the stiffest test of his burgeoning career.

“I’m very excited about fighting him. It’s a welcome upgrade in the caliber of competition,” noted Maromo.

“I see it being a very exciting stand-up battle, and everyone can expect another dynamite performance on my part for sure. Adam’s KO was a spectacular one for sure, but that has absolutely no bearing on our fight. If anything it serves as a marker for where I need to be in order to take the next step, and I eagerly await the challenge.”

Maromo has started to build up his own highlight reel under the MFC banner. At MFC 30, he clobbered Scott Cleve in only 36 seconds, earning the Knockout of the Night for his quick work. That performance, followed by Lynn’s nasty work at MFC 31, set the stage for their clash at MFC 33 marking the first time in organizational history that back-to-back winners of the Knockout of the Night award will meet.

The native of Zimbabwe, who first moved to the United States on a track scholarship before coming to Canada, rattled off the best outing of his young career at MFC 31 when he took apart fellow Muay Thai practitioner Sabah Fadai in a convincing three-round verdict.

Having healed up from a hand injury, Maromo is fully prepped to take on Lynn, the onetime United States Marine.

“I’m glad to be a part of such an exciting piece of MFC history for sure, and it makes for an exciting night for everybody having that much knockout power in the ring at the same time,” said Maromo.

“I had been a little more tentative with my Muay Thai because my ground game was not where I needed it to be, but now it’s exactly where I need it to be. If you thought that last fight was a good one wait till you see this one.”

Maromo and Lynn are certainly frontrunners in the next wave of contenders for the MFC lightweight belt. An impressive showing by either man will put him at the centre of the title picture. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Maromo would love the opportunity to represent the MFC by wearing a championship belt.

“The MFC lightweight title scene has been very interesting of late, and after I get this win over Adam, I’m planning on taking one more fight before I make my bid for the strap, so let it be known, “The Afrikan Assassin” officially has gold fever,” stated Maromo.

“As far as I’m concerned I have both long- and short-term goals. I’m obviously in this to try and be the best at it so each fight serves as a measuring stick for how much I have improved. So with that in mind the majority of my focus is on the fight at hand, but as far as my standing in the MFC lightweight ranks goes, I think I just made a big splash, but also have a way to go before I reach the top of that ladder.”

Tickets for MFC 33: Collision Course are going fast and available only via the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024.

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