(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Maximum Fighting Championship’s first
bantamweight takes center stage as both fighters cleared the scales
with ease at the official weigh-in for MFC 37: True Grit taking
place Friday night in Edmonton, Alberta.
Airing live on AXS TV Fights from the Shaw Conference Centre, MFC
37 will feature the organization’s debut encounter in the 135-pound
division with the winner moving directly into a title shot later
this year. Contenders Ryan Benoit
(6-1) and Anthony
Birchak (9-1) were both perfect on the scale in preparation for
Benoit, who hails from Dallas, Texas, weighed at 135.2 pounds,
while Tucson, Arizona’s Birchak stepped off at 135.8 pounds. The
two then went nose-to-nose and traded barbs as their pre-fight bad
blood raged on.
A featured middleweight bout also yielded good results from the
Zentgraf (7-1), who fights out of Missoula, Montana, weighed in
at 185.4 pounds, while hometown hero Luke Harris
(9-2) tipped the scales at 185.6 pounds.