Teixeira Out; Wallace Joins MFC 27 Lineup
Due to ongoing issues regarding his travel visa from Brazil, Glover Teixeira has been deleted from the MFC 27: Breaking Point card and replaced by Rodney “Sho Nuff the Master” Wallace for a light heavyweight showdown with David Heath.
Wallace (9-3) will take on Heath (16-6) in one of the night’s featured bouts broadcast live on HDNet Fights. The event takes place Friday, Nov. 12 at the River Cree Resort and Casino, just outside Edmonton, Alberta.
“Our entire organization is extremely disappointed that Mr. Teixeira’s camp could not get these travel issues sorted out particularly since the fight against David Heath had been agreed upon several weeks ago. In fact it was one of the very first fights booked for MFC 27,” said Mark Pavelich, Owner/President of the Maximum Fighting Championship.
“I am excited that a tough competitor like Rodney Wallace has stepped in to take the fight, and I would also very much like to give full credit to David Heath for accepting the opponent change without one bit of hesitation. He is very much a ‘company guy’ and a true fighter. That’s why we appreciate him and that’s why the MFC fans appreciate him so much.”
Wallace, a 28-year-old native of Charlotte, North Carolina, holds career victories over notables Antwain Britt and Ovince St. Preux. He has registered two wins via submission and one by knockout. Before beginning his MMA career, Wallace was a standout collegiate running back, winding up his career at Catawba College as the Division II school’s all-time leading rusher.
Heath will be riding a three-fight winning streak coming into the encounter, including his Superman punch knockout of Solomon Hutcherson at MFC 26 this past September. The Tulsa, Oklahoma, product has eyes on contending for a title shot in both the MFC light heavyweight and middleweight divisions.
MAKE ROOM FOR MUSA: With Nate Jolly sidetracked due to an injury, Musa Tolliver will slide into his spot in the scheduled featherweight bout with Brad Cardinal – a fight that will wrap up the three-bout undercard at MFC 27. Tolliver (8-6-1) has rattled off seven straight victories including a recent victory over Jason MacKay.