MFC 29 Takes Shape With Two Title Bouts and Drew Fickett vs. Hermes Franca

March 10, 2011

Maximum Fighting Championship recently announced several fights for its upcoming MFC 29: Conquer on April 8.

Newly crowned light heavyweight champion Ryan Jimmo (14-1) – who just won the belt on Feb. 25 – makes a quick return for his first defense. He will face Emanuel Newton (14-6-1) in the co-main event of the evening.

Drew Fickett and Hermes Franca

Drew Fickett and Hermes Franca

The two fought once before, about a year and a half ago, at MFC 23. Jimmo won that bout via unanimous decision.

MFC welterweight champion Douglas Lima (17-4) will also defend his belt on the card in the other half of the co-main event. He takes on UFC veteran Terry Martin (21-8).

This will also mark Lima’s first title defense. He won the belt in his last fight, against Jesse Juarez at MFC 27. Lima is on a five-fight winning streak. Martin has won three-straight, all three victories in 2010, after a three-fight skid left him searching for answers.

Another bout with a fair amount of draw is one between two more UFC veterans. Following a rough couple of years, Drew Fickett (41-13) has amassed his own five-fight winning streak, including his promotional debut at MFC 28, where he submitted Matt Veach. He faces Hermes Franca (20-11), who recently got back on the winning track after a dreadful stretch of 1-6-1.

MFC 29 is the promotion’s first venture into Ontario. It will take place as part of a joint promotion with S.L. Feldman & Associates at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor.