On October 4th at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Canada, the MFC will take an incredible card of fighters, as well as the fans, Behind Enemy Lines at MFC 38.
In the main event, undefeated world-ranked heavyweight and the undisputed number one heavyweight in Canada, Albanian finisher Smealinho Rama (@SmealinhoRama) will fight for the MFC world heavyweight championships. Rama has won each of his 6 professional fights by stoppage, and all in the very first round, including his most recent scintillating TKO stoppage of previously #1 ranked Mike Hackert at MFC 36 in February. "The Prince" will look to solidify his top spot and exit the ring at MFC 38 with the MFC heavyweight belt in tow.
Also grasping for a world title in the co-main event of this stacked fight card will be bantamweight rising star Anthony Birchak (@ABirchakMMA). Birchak (10-1) participated in one of the most exciting fights of 2013 earlier this year in a gutsy, leave-everything-in-the-ring performance with his win over Ryan Benoit at MFC 37. Birchak has made it clear that he intends to hold the honor of becoming the first bantamweight champion in MFC history. He gets his chance Behind Enemy Lines on October 4th.
"Smilen" Sam Alvey (@SmilenSam) is riding a wave of popularity in Canada after his inspired recent performances in MFC action against Elvis Mutapcic and Jay Silva. Most recently finishing MMA veteran Jay Silva via TKO at MFC 37, Alvey is shooting for the highest levels of competition and will now attempt to deliver another show-stopping effort from which he will walk away smiling.
Also on the docket is a rematch between World BJJ champion Jonatas Novaes (@JonatasNovaes) and Kurt Southern (@KurtSouthern). Novaes defeated Southern via submission in the final round of their first meeting at MFC 36. Southern has since submitted lightweight standout Mukai Maromo at MFC 37, earning another crack at Novaes in a number one contender match and a chance for redemption. Hometown Superstars Garret Nybakken (@NastyNybakken) , Jared McComb (@JaredYeti) and the always exciting, hard hitting Chase Degenhardt (@ChaseDeggy).
More match-ups will be announced as the event approaches, but MMA fans can rest assured that the fight card will only get more stacked and the event more highly-anticipated as fighters sign on to step into the spotlight at MFC 38 in front of millions of fight fans live on AXSTV. Tickets go on sale Thursday July 18. 2013/ 10:00 AM MT/12NOON ET/ 9:00 AM PT http://www.Ticketmaster.ca or call the MFC Ticket Hotline: 780.504.2024 http://www.MaximumFighting.com