MFC 39 took place Friday night in Edmonton with heavyweight champion Anthony Hamilton retaining his title with a unanimous decision victory over Darrill Schoonover in the night’s main event.
Tom Gallicchio won his fight with Kurt Southern, scoring a first-round rear naked choke victory, but it didn’t garner him the vacant lightweight strap as had been planned. Gallicchio came in two-tenths of a pound overweight. With it being a title fight, missing weight cost him his shot at the belt, as well as 20-percent of his fight purse.
Anthony Hamilton def. Darrill Schoonover via Unan Dec (49-46, 49-46, 50-45)
Tom Gallicchio def. Kurt Southern via Sub (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:31 of R2
Gilbert Smith def. Jason South via Unan Dec (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Marcus Edwards def. Sean Powers via Sub (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:50 of R1
Sean O’Connell def. Markhaile Wedderburn via Sub (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:48 of R1
Andrew McInnes def. Dan Ring via Sub (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:01 of R2
Cody Krahn def. Clay Davidson via KO (Slam) at 1:04 at R1
Jared McComb def. Paul Grebinski via TKO (Strikes) at 2:47 at R1