Medler, Hinchliffe Top AFC 7 Card
Medler, a former CIAU football standout, will face Brian Grimshaw (6-1) in an all-BC main event. Since leaving football, Medler has trained at Island MMA and has been brought up slowly in the Armageddon Fighting Championship organization. In fact, Medler has fought and won in every AFC event to date! Derek has finished all six of his AFC opponents including Jaret Evans in AFC 6.
Like Medler, Grimshaw has finished every opponent he has beaten. He has also never seen the second round of a match. Although Brian has not fought over the past two years, he is a worthy opponent who has beaten Curtis Demarce and given Brad Causey his sole loss.
In the semi-main event, Nick Hinchliffe (18-8) will make his return to the Island following a loss to Ryan Ford at Aggression MMA 7 in Edmonton. Like Medler, Hinchliffe is a crowd favorite who loves to scrap. In his last fight in Victoria, Hinchliffe defeated Ryan Machan in a Majority Decision. Hinchliffe, who is 4-1 in the AFC cage, will hope to continue his Armageddon success against France’s Bryan Rafiq.
Rafiq (8-2) has fought all over the world including Japan, Brazil, and Costa Rica. In his only trip to Canada, Rafiq defeated Marcus Celestin at MFL 3 last September.