“MFC 23: Unstoppable” weigh-in results & photo gallery

Thales Leities faces Dean Lister in the MFC 23: UNSTOPPABLE main event on Dec. 4.

Main eventers Thales Leites and Dean Lister were both perfect on the scales in their preparation for MFC 23: Unstoppable to be held Friday, December 4 at the River Cree Resort and Casino, just outside Edmonton, Alberta.

That middleweight clash, which headlines the card airing live on HDNet Fights, leads a nine-fight event before the MFC’s 18th consecutive sold-out crowd. Lister hit the scale at 185 while Leites hit at 185 1/2.

Fellow middleweights Solomon Hutcherson and Jason MacDonald, who will be the night’s co-main event, also had no trouble making the limit – Hutcherson at 184 and MacDonald at 185 1/2. The third middleweight bout on the televised card will forge ahead with Art Santore, who weighed in at 185 1/2, taking on Bryan Baker, who stepped off at 183 1/2.

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HDNet to broadcast “Maximum Fighting Championship 23 – Unstoppable” on Friday, Dec. 4

MFC 23 airs on HDNet this Friday.

DALLAS (December 1, 2009) HDNet will feature LIVE coverage of “HDNet Fights Presents: Maximum Fighting Championship 23 – Unstoppable” from the River Cree Resort and Casino – just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – on Friday December 4 at 10 p.m. ET.

The main event of the evening is considered by many to be one of the more intriguing match-ups of the month and features UFC veterans and jiu-jitsu specialists Dean “The Boogeyman” Lister (11-6) meeting Thales Leites (14-3).

Both men are looking to establish themselves as contenders for the currently vacant MFC Middleweight title. Lister posted a 4-2 mark in the UFC, while Leites went 5-1 in the UFC before losing a decision after five grueling rounds with Anderson Silva.

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Dean Lister vs. Thales Leites headlines “MFC 23: Unstoppable” on Dec. 4

MFC 23: Unstoppable will air on HDNet on Dec. 4

Unbeatable lineup set for Unstoppable

Three middleweight bouts highlight MFC’s 2009 finale

(PRESS RELEASE) The Maximum Fighting Championship will cap its 2009 campaign with the organization’s 16th straight sold-out show and an amazing lineup of fights set for MFC 23: Unstoppable.

MFC 23: Unstoppable will take place on Friday, December 4 at the River Cree Resort and Casino just outside Edmonton, Alberta, and will be aired live throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico on HDNet Fights.

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Dean Lister to fight Thales Leites at MFC 23 on Dec. 4

Submission artist Dean Lister will fight another submission artist in Thales Leites.

The Maximum Fighting Championship wasted no time in finding a top-notch opponent for the recently signed Thales Leites as another big-name middleweight has joined the fray.

Former Abu Dhabi world champion Dean Lister signed a multi-fight deal last night and immediately agreed to meet Leites at MFC 23: Unstoppable on Friday, December 4 at the River Cree Resort and Casino. The bout will be the main event of the fight card broadcast live throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico on HDNet Fights.

“This is an outstanding matchup and I am particularly pleased that both Dean and Thales agreed to fight each other so quickly – no discussion, no delays. Just signed, sealed and delivered,” said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich.

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Despite rumors, Lister vs. Lutter fight not signed & likely not happening

Despite recent reports emanating from various MMA websites, PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned that Dean Lister will not be fighting Travis Lutter at MFC 21 on May 15.

According to Lister (11-6), he will not be on the MFC 21 card at all and a source close to Lutter (9-5) also confirmed with PRO MMA (promma.info) that nothing was ever signed and Lutter did not expect the fight to happen.

The rumor of the fight seems to have first began after MFC President, Mark Pavelich, announced the match up on a popular internet MMA podcast, Carson’s Corner, then one site reported it and the copy and paste brigade began.

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Dean Lister out of UFC

 Dean Lister is the most recent MMA fighter to join the proverbial UFC graveyard. The 11-6 UFC veteran has been with the company since 2006. He was 4-2 in the UFC with losses to Nate Marquardt and most recently, Yusin Okami.

It was rumored prior to UFC 92 that Lister could be cut from the UFC if he lost his fight with Yushin Okami and unfortunately for Lister, he gave up a unanimous decision. Reports now state that he is “out of the UFC after asking to be released from his contract.”

A very talented and successful jiu-jitsu competitor, Lister has never been able to bring his striking up remotely close to the level of his grappling.

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UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 card finalized

The UFC has announced their full lineup for the December 27th event, dubbed “The Ultimate 2008.” This card is stacked from top to bottom, with two titles on the line and many other explosive matchups.

Rampage Jackson faces Wanderlei Silva in what promises to be an MMA fan’s dream fight. As many may remember, Silva won the first two times these gladiators faced off; both times in the Pride Fighting Championships and both times in impressive knockout fashion.

Wanderlei would like to put together a win streak and build upon his last victory, while Rampage looks to avenge his two previous losses to Silva, and hopefully get back in line for a shot at the UFC LHW Title. As most know, there is genuinely bad blood between these two so look for sparks to fly.

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