Maximum Fighting Championship press conference for MFC 22: Payoff

Return of superstar Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald and lightweight title fight highlight stellar lineup

The Maximum Fighting Championship will introduce the key competitors in the stacked lineup for its most power-packed fight cards ever as the organization invites the media to attend the official press conference for MFC 22: Payoff.

The press conference will take place on Monday, September 28 at 3 p.m. at Centre Bar inside the River Cree Resort and Casino.

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HDNet renews broadcast agreement with Maximum Fighting

Guy Mezger, Mark Pavelich, and Mark Cuban
Guy Mezger, Mark Pavelich, and Mark Cuban

HDNet will continue to showcase the premiere MMA promotion in Canada to millions of fans in North America,” announced Andrew Simon, the CEO of HDNet Fights. HDNet and Maximum Fighting Championship have extended their agreement to continue broadcasting MFC events exclusively on HDNet into 2010.

HDNet is the “Home of MMA” and having the MFC on its roster enables the broadcaster “to continue to provide more MMA content than any network in the world,” claimed Andrew Simon. The MFC/HDNet partnership began in early 2008 and has proven to be mutually beneficial to both companies. “HDNet works closely with MFC to put on events that local fans will want to buy tickets to and HDNet customers will not want to miss,” the HDNet Fights’ CEO continued.

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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 ( 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 ( 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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MFC 19: Long Time Coming – results

by: Jack Bratcher

Maximum Fighting Championship’s MFC 19: Long Time Coming went down tonight at the River Cree Resort & Casino in Alberta, Canada. Here are fight-by-fight results and summary.

Aron Lofton vs. Jason Kuchera (LHW)
Rd.1 – In just 44 seconds of round one Aron Lofton sinks in the guillotine choke from the standing position, forcing Kurchera to tap out.
Aron Lofton defeats Jason Kuchera by submission (guillotine) in Rd.1

Colby Snyder vs. Josh Russell (LW)
Russell is Jason MacDonald’s jiu-jitsu coach.
Rd.1 – Russell gets the takedown early in the round and takes Snyder’s back, methodically sinks in the rear naked choke and Snyder is forced to tap.
Josh Russell defeats Colby Snyder by submission (rear naked choke) in Rd.1

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Big plans for Maximum Fighting Championship

by: Jack Bratcher

Maximum Fighting Championship’s owner/president, Mark Pavelich was on this week’s edition of Inside MMA where he alluded to some very big plans he has for 2009.  

Specifically, Pavelich said that in 2009 MFC will be bringing it’s very successful promotion into the U.S. for the very first time.  MFC is based in Canada and thus far, all of their events have been held within the Canadian border.

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