Demarce, Krahn Added to MFC 30
Both encounters will be featured on the HDNet Fights televised main card emanating live from the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, June 10. HDNet’s broadcast rolls out at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT (check local listings for channel designation).
In a critical bout for both 155-pounders, Curtis “The Demon” Demarce (10-9) will take on Robert “The Beast” Washington (9-3) with each fighter looking to maintain his residency under the MFC banner. Demarce, who fights out of Brandon, Manitoba, has lost two straight albeit both were tenuous judges’ decisions in his opponents’ favor. Demarce had won five consecutive fights before coming into the MFC, and immediately extended his streak a victory in his debut with a dazzling submission of Tyson Steele at MFC 26.
But since then, Demarce has been the subject of two controversial split-decision setbacks. Many feel he was unjustly shorted by the judges when their verdict went the way of Richie “Hell Boy” Whitson at MFC 28. Demarce fell short again at MFC 29, though the loss to Marcus “The Irish Hand Grenade” Davis was seen by most insiders as the right call.
Washington, too, has fallen on hard times of late and needs to rebound in convincing fashion to keep his spot in the MFC’s stacked lightweight division. The East St. Louis, Illinois, product, who had previously racked up an eight-fight winning stretch, has dropped two in a row beginning with a decision loss to Tyrone Glover at MFC 28. Then at MFC 29, Washington was felled early in the second round by a one-punch knockout courtesy of Hermes Franca.
Spang, who is originally from Stockholm but now fights out of Las Vegas, saw his unbeaten record fall at MFC 29 when he was forced to tap due to a rear-naked choke just 1:35 into his matchup against Ali Mokdad.
Krahn will be making his MFC debut, though the Edmonton, Alberta, native, who has seven submission wins to his credit, has had one appearance in the Heat XC ring. Krahn has won seven of his last eight matchups, and all 10 of his career victories have come inside the opening round.
These two fights join an already impressive lineup for MFC 30: Up Close & Personal, headlined by the world lightweight title bout between Drew “Night Rider” Fickett and Hermes “The Unreal” Franca, plus the much-anticipated rematch pitting Thomas “Wildman” Denny against Sheldon Westcott.
Tickets for MFC 30: Up Close & Personal are on sale and going fast. Tickets are available exclusively through the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024.
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