(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Maximum Fighting Championship is pleased to
invite the media to the official press conference for the
introduction of several main-card fighters who will be competing at
MFC 36: Reality Check.
The press conference will take place on Wednesday, February 13 at 2
p.m. at the Rose & Crown Pub inside the Sutton Place Hotel, the
host hotel for the Maximum Fighting Championship events in
Edmonton, Alberta. Fighters will be available for one-on-one
interviews as well as for video and still photographs. MFC
Owner/President Mark Pavelich will also be on hand to meet with the
media and discuss MFC 36: Reality Check which will go down on
Friday, February 15 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton,
MFC 36: Reality Check will air live on AXS TV (formerly HDNet)
throughout the United States beginning at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7
p.m. PT (check local listings for channel designation).
Two title fights share co-main event status for MFC 36 as both the
MFC world lightweight and world middleweight belts will be on the
In the MFC world lightweight title fight, hometown star “The
Afrikan Assassin” Mukai Maromo
(8-2) will face Graham
Spencer (9-1, 1 NC) with the winner becoming the first Canadian
to hold the MFC’s 155-pound division title belt. The title fight is
also rematch three years in the making with the original encounter
earning Spencer a decision win.
Maromo, who now makes him home in Edmonton, Alberta, is coming off
back-to-back wins over former U.S. Marine Adam Lynn and has
built an impressive resume since joining the Maximum Fighting
Championship. In 2012, Maromo earned the Rising Star Award from AXS
TV Fights, captured the MFC’s Knockout of the Year, and racked up
his second straight MFC Fight of the Year honor.
Spencer, who hails from Nanaimo, British Columbia, is one of the
emerging stars in the MFC and made a strong statement in his
organizational debut, earning a resounding unanimous decision
victory over Shane Nelson
at MFC 35.
In the other co-main event, Elvis
Mutapcic (12-2) makes the first defense of his MFC world
middleweight championship as he faces “Smilen” Sam Alvey (19-4,
Mutapcic laid claim to the MFC’s 185-pound division crown at MFC 35
when he scored a thunderous third-round TKO finish against Joseph Henle.
That win was the second consecutive knockout result for the Des
Moines, Iowa, product who is originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Mutapcic made a sensational debut under the MFC banner with a
dominating first-round stoppage of Jacen Flynn.
Alvey, who fights out of Murrieta, California, will be a stiff test
for Mutapcic as he boasts 11 knockout victories on his record. The
former reality show standout recently married America’s Next Top
Model winner McKey Sullivan, who will be in his corner for the
A heavyweight showdown will not only decide who the top big man in
Canada is but also give the winner of the bout a direct shot at the
MFC heavyweight title. The clash will pit Smealinho
Rama (5-0) against Mike Hackert
(6-1) as both men attempt to position themselves at the top of the
MFC’s heavyweight ranks.
Rama, who fights out of Calgary, Alberta, was named Fight Matrix’s
Rookie of the Year for 2012, while Hackert, who hails from Comox
Valley, British Columbia, bolstered his record with back-to-back
wins over former Canadian heavyweight kingpin Tim Hague.
In the MFC’s talent-rich lightweight division, newcomers Jonatas
Novaes (10-4) and Kurt
Southern (10-3) collide in matchup that could very well
determine the next title challenger. Originally from Brazil and now
fighting out of Chicago, Illinois, Novaes has won five of his last
six fights and the submission specialist has scored seven wins by
way of tapout. Southern, a native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, holds
a career victory over title hopeful Mukai Maromo
and comes in riding a three-fight winning streak.
The MFC 36: Reality Check main card lineup is rounded out by a pair
of middleweight matchups. One clash will have Jason
Zentgraf (6-1) of Missoula, Montana, taking on Clay
Davidson (7-3) who fights out of Lethbridge, Alberta. The other
bout marks the highly anticipated arrival of Jay Silva (8-6)
on the MFC scene as the Huntington Beach, California, product meets
Missoula, Montana’s Leo Bercier
(7-2-1, 1 NC).
A three-fight undercard, featuring fan favorites Garrett Nybakken
Grandbois along with Keenen Feeney (co-star of reality show
“Canadian Pickers”), will get the night started prior to the live
Schedule of Events for MFC 36: Reality Check *PRESS CONFERENCE*
Wednesday, February 13 2 p.m. Rose & Crown Pub – Sutton Place
Hotel Those in attendance will include: • Mark Pavelich – Maximum
Fighting Championship Owner/President