Kid McGillivray to Face Bautista at MFC 32


Diego Bautista doesn’t fear his opponent or entering hostile territory for his debut in the Maximum Fighting Championship.

Bautista (7-0) will look to keep his undefeated record intact in his first venture under the MFC banner when he tangles with Ryan “The Kid” McGillivray (11-5-1) at MFC 32: Bitter Rivals. Their welterweight showdown will be a highlighted matchup on the HDNet Fights card emanating from the Mayfield Conference Centre in McGillivray’s home town of Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, Jan. 27 (check local listings for channel designation).

Though this will be Bautista’s first opportunity in the MFC, the Anaheim, California, product isn’t lacking for confidence in what he’ll bring to the table.

“I’m going to make an exciting impression,” said Bautista. “It’s going to come down to what I know how to do and what I’m capable of doing.

“I’ve got a good ground game and I like to stand and bang too. If he wants to take it to the ground, I’ll go and I’ll punish him and I’ll finish it. I’m too determined to not finish the fight.”

And even though McGillivray holds nine submissions wins, including five via armbar and another by kimura, Bautista scoffed at the notion that he’ll need to adopt a submission-heavy defense.

“He’s not going to get my arm,” touted Bautista. “He does have a good ground game so I’m going to try and stand and bang, but if it goes to the ground, I’ll be very willing to go. I’m not scared of that at all.”

A former college baseball standout, Bautista immersed himself into mixed martial arts just three years ago. The 26-year-old father of four has racked up four victories inside the first round, all of which came in less than three minutes. Bautista has also registered a pair of wins via knockout.

Tickets for MFC 32: Bitter Rivals are going fast, and are available exclusively through the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024.


3 Responses to “ Kid McGillivray to Face Bautista at MFC 32 ”

  1. applejuice4life says:

    wow what a gimmie for the kid.. Great fight for him. this guy has never fought anyone he has one win over a guy with a winning record and that was 13-12. Smart fight for ryan. Great chance to do whatever he wants in the cage.

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  2. Mike Davis says:

    ^Agreed this should be a blow out for Ryan, easy win.

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  3. james says:

    reason why they need this to be a blow out is to build the next home fighter. ryan wins and looks good beating a 7-0 fighter than he fights for the title against sheldon buddy or lima. but if mark is smart he’ll have ryan fight for the belt against lima. if he lose than send sheldon at lima. reason being he can build to events by saying home town boy fights for the belt. just like he did with ford, but he dosn’t have to use one guy twice like he did with ford. if ryan was to beat lima i’d put money on mark having edmonton boy vs edmonton boy for the belt that would be the next event. its bussiness but thats my prediction.

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