(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Maximum Fighting Championship is announcing
two lineup changes for the main card of MFC 39: No Remorse coming
up on Friday, January 17 live on AXS TV Fights.
With an injury sustained in training, Chase Degenhardt has been
scratched from the card for his matchup against Ryan Chiappe.
Instead, Chiappe (10-8) will now face French fighter Mehdi
Baghdad (9-3) in a welterweight matchup.
As well, the previously scheduled fight between Derek Boyle
Gallant has been scratched due to an injury suffered by
Gallant. That fight has been replaced by a lightweight tilt pitting
MFC newcomer Andrew
McInnes (3-1) against Dan Ring
"The injuries are unfortunate, but I'm very happy with the new
fights that we've arranged. I think they are very exciting and will
complement a very good lineup headlined by the two title fights,"
said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich.
Baghdad is originally from Six-Fours-Les-Plages, France, and now
trains in Temecula, California, alongside current MFC middleweight
Alvey. Baghdad boasts six knockouts and three submission
victories and enters the MFC riding a five-fight winning
Chiappe, who fights out of Vancouver, B.C., has won two of his last
three outings, and is in search of his first win under the MFC
banner after falling in the first round at MFC 31.
McInnes will be fighting in front of hometown fans in Edmonton, and
he comes to the MFC on the heels of three straight wins - all three
wins via submission, all three in the first round, and two of those
victories coming in less than 30 seconds.
Meanwhile, Ring, who fights out of Vancouver, B.C., has two wins
via decision in three efforts under the MFC banner.