In a busy newsweek for fight bookings and moves, it would be easy to let some notable fighters in action on lesser North American events slip through the cracks, but I’m not going to let that happen for at least two events.
The Western Canada based Maximum Fighting Championship recently sent out a press release confirming its matches for the upcoming MFC 22: Payoff event on October 2nd just outside Edmonton, Alberta. The event will be televised live on HDNet Fights. Included on the card are several UFC castoffs, as well as a batch of MFC staples. The headlining bout will be match up between two top grapplers, as Jason MacDonald will look to topple Travis Lutter. Also on the card, Antonio McKee will take on Carlo Prater for the MFC lightweight belt, and Luigi Fioravanti will face John Alessio.
The full card for MFC 22 is:
- Jason MacDonald vs. Travis Lutter
- Antonio McKee vs. Carlo Prater
MFC Lightweight Title Bout
- Luigi Fioravanti vs John Alessio
- Ryan Jimmo vs Marvin Eastman
- David Heath vs Mike Nickels
- Pete Spratt vs Nathan Gunn
- Thiago Goncalves vs Jesse Juarez
The Spokane, Washington based Arena Rumble will hold its debut event this Saturday, September 12th at the Spokane arena. To kick things off they have enlisted the services of a few TUF alums, and a few recent UFC castoffs, as well as some up and coming fighters. Headlining the event is a match up between Jason Guida (known for not making weight on “The Ultimate Fighter 8”) and Jeremy Horn, a veteran of over one hundred fights. Other notables in action on the card include former UFC fighters Trevor Prangley, Brad Imes, and Terry Martin, as well as undefeated Strikeforce prospect Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm, who has yet to have a fight go the distance.
The event is slated to feature 15 professional bouts, with no broadcast plans, according to MMAJunkie. The main card for Arena Rumble is:
- Jason Guida vs. Jeremy Horn
- Trevor Prangley vs. Dennis Reed
- Lyle Beerbohm vs. Josh Martin
- Brad Imes vs. Josh Queen
- Mike Hanks vs. Sidney Silva
- Justin Grizzard vs. Ben McCombs
- Terry Martin vs. Julio Paulino
Pictured: Jason Macdonald