Maximum Fighting Championship has announced an unprecedented heavyweight match-up between two brothers for the upcoming “MFC 37: True Grit” event scheduled for Friday, May 10, at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Brothers Thomas and Mike Treadwell, who live together in Edmonton, will make their pro MMA debut against one another on the MFC 37 undercard.
MFC president Mark Pavelich weighed in:
“Absolutely, undeniably, one of the craziest and most anticipated fights in MFC history. Who hasn’t wondered what it would be like to watch two brothers fight? I remember from my own childhood, the most violent fights I was ever involved in myself were against my brother. We’d practically tear the house down because I was the younger brother out to prove myself against the older brother. I have a distinct feeling Treadwell vs. Treadwell will have that ‘Prove who’s really the toughest’ mentality and be a spectacularly wild fight.”
A former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Mike Treadwell, 30, said, “We’re taking brotherhood to the next level. It doesn’t matter the names of the competitors – brothers are fighting, that’s all it will take to get people excited.”
Thomas Treadwell, a specialty mechanic 10 years the junior of his brother Mike, said, “This is something we’re excited about, and I think people are going to be very excited to see.”
A third brother, Ross, will be cornering Thomas during the bout.
Not everyone is supportive of the match-up, most notably Thomas and Mike’s father. “Dad was angry and thinks we’re idiots. Mom knows but we don’t talk about it with her. Everyone else seems supportive,” said Thomas.
“MFC 37: True Grit” will be headlined with a heavyweight match-up between Chris “Beast Boy” Barnett vs. Smealinho Rama and will air LIVE on AXStv. Tickets are on sale now and are available at www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024.