A middleweight matchup featuring UFC veterans Travis Lutter and Dean Lister will headline Maximum Fighting Championship 21 “Hard Knocks,” which is slated to take place on May 15th at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
MFC promoter Mark Pavelich announced the bout in an appearance on “Carson’s Corner” earlier this week.
Lutter (9-5), the winner of the middleweight tournament on The Ultimate Fighter 4, famoulsy missed weight for his title bout against Anderson Silva at UFC 67 in early-2007. With the title no longer up for grabs, Lutter was defeated by Silva via second-round submission. He reuturned to the octagon over a year later at UFC 83 last April, losing to Rich Franklin via second-round TKO. Lutter was released by the UFC following the back-to-back losses and has not fought since.
Lister (11-6), regarded as one of the top grapplers in the world, compiled a 4-2 record in the UFC between 2006 and 2008 that included victories over Jeremy Horn and Alessio Sakara. After losing a unanimous decision to Yushin Okami at UFC 92 in December Lister requested and was granted his release by the UFC.