A heavyweight contender’s bout has been added to the “MFC 36: Reality Check” event. Smealinho Rama will take on Mike Hackert and will air LIVE on AXStv on February 15th.

The winner of the bout earns a shot at the MFC heavyweight title later in 2013.

“Canadian fight fans have been wanting to see this fight, and frankly, so have I because this is the kind of fight I wanted when we put the heavyweight division back in play this year,” said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich.

“These two guys are exciting heavyweights. They’re not going to lay there and smother you. They’re going to put on the gloves and just go at it.

Rama has so much natural talent. He moves incredibly well for a young man of his size, but most importantly, he has risen to the occasion each time and has passed each test with flying colors.

Hackert demolished Hague in their rematch and left no doubt who the No. 1 heavyweight in Canada is right now. Mike has some of the most incredible hands in MMA today and he can be a very destructive force.

I have no doubt this will be the best heavyweight fight in Canadian MMA history, and the winner will deservedly get the MFC title shot.”

Rama (5-0) submitted Ryan Fortin at MFC 35 to run his consecutive first round winning streak to five. In fact, none of his fights have gone three minutes. He has three wins via submission and two wins via TKO/KO.

Hackert (6-1) took out UFC veteran Tim Hague via TKO in his last outing, earning the first stoppage win of his career.

Tickets for MFC 36: Reality Check are on sale and available at www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024

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