With several injuries to contend with, the Maximum Fighting Championship has made some swift changes to its line-up for MFC 32: Bitter Rivals taking place on Jan. 27.
Most notably, rising sensation Dhiego Lima has seen his opponent change due to an injury suffered by original foe Bruno Carvalho.
Lima (6-0) will now take on Nathan Coy (9-4) in a featured matchup on the HDNet Fights live broadcast emanating from the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
Coy, a former All-American wrestler while at Oregon State University, has won four of his last six outings with three of those victories coming inside the first round. He has a total of five first-round stoppages over the course of his five-year career, and also holds notable decisions win over Rick Story and Mike Pierce.
The 33-year-old, who is originally from Portland, Ore., and now fights out of Coconut Creek, Fla., has also tangled with notables Tyrone Woodley, losing a narrow split-decision, and Brian Foster.
Another switch to the main card was necessitated when hometown product Mukai Maromo suffered a broken finger in training. With Maromo sidelined, Dan Ring (5-0-1) maintains his spot on the card and James Haddad (4-1) jumps from the undercard to the televised card to battle Ring.
Haddad, who fights out of Calgary, Alberta, was slated to take on Curtis Demarce on the undercard. Demarce (12-10) will now face a soon-to-be named opponent. Ring, a Vancouver, B.C., product, moved into face Maromo after “The African Assassin” was originally tabbed to fight Adam Lynn.
MFC 32: Bitter Rivals Fight Card:
-Wilson Gouveia vs. Dwayne Lewis
-Brian Cobb vs. Antonio McKee
-Diego Bautista vs. Ryan McGillivray
-Nathan Coy vs. Dhiego Lima
-Jamie Toney vs. Kyle Jackson
-James Haddad vs. Dan Ring
-Matt Jelly vs. Garrett Nybakken
-Brendan Kornberger vs. Allen Hope
-Curtis Demarce vs. TBA