Denny Wild for Westcott at MFC 28

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A young gun on the rise will meet a grizzled veteran determined to protect his legacy in an exciting welterweight matchup signed by the Maximum Fighting Championship for MFC 28: Supremacy.

Promising hot prospect Sheldon Westcott (4-1) of Edmonton, Alberta, will take on eclectic warrior Thomas “Wildman” Denny (27-18), who now fights out of Centennial, Colorado, in a featured bout on the main card that will air live on HDNet Fights on Friday, Feb. 25.

Both fighters have already started a heated war of words via social media outlets. The rivalry began with Westcott, who just signed a multi-fight deal with the MFC, calling out Denny, a fighter with 11 years’ experience in mixed martial arts. With the agreement sealed, more verbal fireworks were set off.

“I’ve wanted this fight for three years,” explained Westcott. “His experience is absolutely not intimidating. In fact, it’s going to make me train even harder. I want to beat him faster than (Nick) Diaz did, faster than Georges St. Pierre did. I’m putting an extremely big emphasis on that.”

Denny didn’t hesitate for moment in shooting back.

“I think the kid’s bit off more than he can chew,” said Denny, who also inked a multi-fight contract with the MFC.
“I posted on his Facebook page that his dream to fight me has come true. But he should be careful what he wishes for. His dream just might end up being a nightmare.”

Denny has won five of his last eight fights, and has career totals of six knockouts and 16 submissions. The California native has been one of the sport’s most colorful ambassadors since the start of his career. Of late, Denny became recognized for a stint on the MTV reality series “Bully Beatdown,” but inside MMA circles he is well-regarded for the vast array of notable names on his fighting resume including clashes with Pat Miletich, Joe Stevenson, John Alessio, Duane Ludwig, and Yves Edwards.

The 39-year-old is eager to meet Westcott in his own home town, something he has frequently done against opposition throughout his career. This time, however, Denny has more than ample time to prepare unlike previous bouts that he’s taken on short notice.
“They all say they want to stand and bang with me but then they get hit twice in the face and they want to go to the ground,” noted Denny. “That’s fine too. I’m not too shabby with my wrestling and submissions so Westcott better be careful. I might just put him in his own game and submit him.”

The fight with Denny marks Westcott’s return to the MFC organization. He previously earned a first-round submission win over Jeff Kilisolsky at MFC 18, and added a first-round TKO victory over Kyle Millberry in the inaugural Heat XC event. Already sporting a solid ground game, the powerfully built Westcott went to the Netherlands to work on his stand-up skills alongside well-regarded striker Melvin Manhoef.

“This is easily the biggest fight of my career … it’s only thing that matters right now,” said Westcott.

The main card for MFC 28: Supremacy now includes:

Light-heavyweight title – Dwayne Lewis vs. Ryan Jimmo
Lightweight – Kajan Johnson vs. Richie Whitson
Light-heavyweight – Razak Al-Hassan vs. Rodney Wallace
Welterweight – Thomas Denny vs. Sheldon Westcott

Two additional fights for the main card, plus a three-fight undercard, will be announced shortly. VIP, Row 1, and Row 2 tickets are now available by calling the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024. Remaining tickets will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster.

***Photo by Jason Bouwmeester|pixelens.com

14 Responses to “ Denny Wild for Westcott at MFC 28 ”

  1. kev says:

    MFC is the way to go in Canada. Big name fighters, good fights,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Nobody can do it like them in this country, nobody!!

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  2. Pavelduche says:

    27 – 18 – 0 vs. 4 – 1 – 0

    What kind of garbage match making is this?

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  3. harry balls says:

    ^ you have bested me in the funny name category, sir. I humbly bow to your greatness….

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  4. Machinist says:

    Garbage matchmaking… I’m not so sure. Westcott will win this fairly easily and it is a chance for Westcott (and the promotion) to show what level he is really at.

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  5. cody krahn says:

    if it was anybody but sheldon i would say this is a mismatch.

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  6. BRD AT WRK says:

    I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR DENNY HE IS A VET AND ALWAYS PUTS ON A SHOW, BUT SHELDON IS A BEAST AND ITS HIS TIME TO SHINE!!

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  7. Machinist says:

    Well said Cody.

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  8. JYD says:

    I was hoping to see DENNY vs BULLY BEATDOWN guy again.

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  9. Dustin says:

    You don’t know anything about Sheldon if you think that he is even the underdog in this fight. He’ll finish Denny in the first round.

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  10. There are more than records to matchmaking. But of coarse it’s the easiest job to people who have never been involved.

    I’d say Sheldon is the favorite in this fight, and the timing could be perfect for him.

    What are both of their records in the past year?

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  11. Robin Black says:

    I like this fight. Challenging but win-able fight for Sheldon, and its against a flashy character who always brings with him some sizzle and can sell fights, which is great for the show.

    Solid fight.

    It’s a good time for Denny to pop up a bit more as a sellable test for guys trying to get to the next level. And he’s always an entertaining character who can derail the rising star in any fight.

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  12. Duffy Young says:

    Westcott all day

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  13. Duffy Young says:

    too big for Denny

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  14. trent_thorne says:

    ya man i dont know westcott as well as most on here but i have to say the guys pretty talented i dont see Denny giving him much trouble! Westcott is UFC bound for sure!

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