Seven-time UFC veteran Pete “The Secret Weapon” Spratt will take on undefeated welterweight Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford in the main event of Maximum Fighting Championships 15: Rags to Riches the promotion has announced. The event will be held at the River Cree Resort in Edmonton, Canada on Friday, February 22nd.
Spratt (16-10 MMA, 3-4 UFC) racked up a 10-3 professional record before making his UFC debut in 2002. After a win over Zach Light in his octagon debut and a loss to Carlos Newton Spratt defeated Robbie Lawler and was offered a title shot at then-champion Matt Hughes. Spratt felt under-prepared and declined the fight. He then went 1-2 with losses to Georges St. Pierre and Chris Lytle before unsuccessfully returning in 2005 losing to Josh Koscheck. He then appeared on “The Ultimate Fighter 4: The Comeback” defeating Jeremy Jackson on the finale of the show. Following early-2007 losses to Marcus Davis, Tamdan McCrory, and Anthony Waldburger, Spratt settled in at HDNet Fights posting wins over Waldburger and Tristan Yunker.
Ford (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been fighting professionally for less than one year, debuting with MFC in June. Since turning professional he has wins over Aaron Gallant, Randy Valette, Adil Abbas, and Mike Sorrenson. Ford hasn’t let any of his four fights go past the second round ending three fights with TKOs and finishing the other with a first round rear naked choke submission.
For more information on the event check out the promotion’s official website, MaximumFighting.com.