MFC lightweight champion Antonio McKee has been forced out of a planned title defense due to a knee injury, according to Maximum Fighting Championship officials on Saturday night.
McKee had been scheduled to defend his belt against fellow UFC veteran Drew Fickett at MFC 28: Supremacy on Feb. 25 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Fickett (40-13) will remain on the card in a non-title bout against Matt Veach. The fight will be a three-round contest at a catchweight of 160 pounds.
“I’m disappointed not to be facing McKee for the title, but it’s only a matter of time until I get my hands on the MFC lightweight belt,” said Fickett.
Veach (15-2), who will be fighting on the same event as his H.I.T. Squad teammate Robert Washington, has won four straight fights since serving a short stint in the UFC. He was released after going 1-2 in the Octagon, but looks to keep the streak alive against Fickett.