MFC Fires up Featherweight Division with Spencer Signing
The Maximum Fighting Championship, Canada’s undisputed leader in mixed martial arts and one of the top shows in the world today, is excited to announce the official launch of its featherweight division, and the signing of its first fighter to the 145-pound ranks.
The Maximum Fighting Championship will debut the featherweight division at MFC 35 on Friday, October 26 live on AXS TV (formerly HDNet) throughout the United States and on tape-delay throughout Canada on TSN2.
And as a grand entrance, the MFC has signed one of the top featherweight prospects, Canadian sensation Graham Spencer, to a multi-fight deal.
Spencer (8-1, 1 NC) will lead the foray into the MFC’s featherweight division, and ride a three-fight winning streak into his organizational debut. The Nanaimo, B.C., product, who is a training partner of recently signed MFC welterweight hopeful Nick Hinchliffe, has earned four victories via submission, including two finishes inside the opening round.
“I am very excited about bringing Graham Spencer into the MFC as part of our leap into the featherweight division,” noted MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich. “The MFC re-launched its heavyweight division, and now by adding the 145ers, our talent pool is getting even deeper.
“But I tell all the fighters the same thing I said to Graham’s management. It’s not going to be easy, there are no free rides, no hand-picking your opponents in the MFC. No one is going to get handed anything.
“The best part is that I have faith in all the fighters we sign. We showcase guys who want to fight anybody that’s put in front of them. That way our champions and our top contenders really deserve their opportunity in the spotlight.”
Prior to the debut of the featherweights, the Maximum Fighting Championship’s re-launch of the heavyweight division takes place at MFC 34: Total Recall in a rematch between Canada’s top-two big men as Mike “The Honey Badger” Hackert goes for a second straight victory over Tim “The Thrashing Machine” Hague.
MFC 34: Total Recall, headlined by the MFC lightweight title fight between Adam Lynn and Mukai Maromo, takes place on Friday, August 10 at the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, live on AXS TV Fights beginning at 10 p.m.