MFC 32 Slated for January 2012, Kicks Off New Year with Lightweight Title Fight

MFC logoThe Maximum Fighting Championship on Sunday announced that MFC 31 brings the promotion’s year to a close. MFC 32: Bitter Rivals will mark the company’s first event of 2012 on Jan. 27 at the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The line-up for MFC 32 is already taking shape with three main-card bouts announced by MFC owner/president Mark Pavelich.

In the co-main event, MFC lightweight champion Antonio McKee puts his title on the line against No. 1 challenger Brian Cobb. The other co-main event will pit long-time MFC fan favorite Dwayne Lewis against Brazilian striker Wilson Gouveia in a light-heavyweight battle that will be the MFC’s first five-round, non-title superfight.

“The fans of the Maximum Fighting Championship want action, they want exciting fights, and they want to be impressed by the fighters – just like I do,” said Pavelich. “These co-main event fights are set up to provide all of that.

“When he’s pressed into a corner, Antonio McKee comes out fighting, and there’s no way in the world that Brian Cobb will let McKee just coast through this fight. Cobb wants the belt and he is going to go after it. It’s going to be up to McKee to decide if he’s willing to fight to keep it.

“And the MFC has no fighter who’s more combative, more eager to settle into the pocket and throw down than Dwayne Lewis. Both he and Wilson Gouveia are looking to get on track after long layoffs so there’s no better way to figure out who’s for real than to let them smash their way back into the mix.”

Also signed to the card is a showdown between fighters who are both coming off stellar performances at MFC 31. In an explosive lightweight affair, hometown rising star Mukai Maromo will meet former U.S. Marine Adam Lynn.

The main card’s live broadcast airing throughout North America on HDNet gets underway at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT (check local listings for channel designation).

Tickets for MFC 32 are on sale now and available exclusively via the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024.

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