MFC Lineup Set with Addition of Zentgraf
(MFC PRESS RELEASE)
The Maximum Fighting Championship is announcing one lineup change and the undercard matchups for the upcoming MFC 34: Total Recall card slated for Friday, August 10 in Edmonton, Alberta.
MFC 34, featuring the lightweight title fight between Adam Lynn and Mukai Maromo, will take place at the Mayfield Conference Centre and air live throughout the United States on AXS TV Fights (formerly HDNet Fights) beginning at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT (check local listings for channel designation). MFC 34 will then be shown on tape-delay at a later date across Canada on TSN2.
Opening up the telecast will be a fight pitting Cody “Genghis” Krahn against MFC newcomer Jason Zentgraf, who takes the spot previously occupied by Mike Kent. Due to a severe hand injury, Kent has not only been sidelined for the fight but has declared himself unable to continue fighting at all.
Zentgraf (5-1) enters the MFC having captured all five of his victories via submission including four inside the opening round. The Missoula, Montana, native, who has signed a multi-fight deal with the MFC, has won two straight and most recently notched a tapout victory over veteran Dan Chambers.
Krahn (11-4) is looking to build off his first-round submission victory over Ryan Chiappe at MFC 31. The Edmonton, Alberta, product has notched all of his victories inside the opening round including eight via submission.
The Zentgraf-Krahn matchup will be contested at a catchweight of 190 pounds.
A three-fight undercard has also been finalized for MFC 34 including the return of rising lightweight prospect “Dirty” Dan Ring. The Vancouver, B.C., product will put his undefeated record on the line against Lethbridge, Alberta’s Derek Boyle who has come out on top in four of his last six outings. Ring has picked up a pair of decision wins along with a second-round submission in his three fights under the MFC banner.
In a middleweight clash, rugged Derek “The Lion” Parkers returns to the MFC and will toe the line against Paul “The Punisher” Grandbois. Parker, who hails from Regina, Saskatchewan, earned a hard-fought draw versus Jared McComb at MFC 33, while Grandbois, who now makes his home in Edmonton, has scored knockouts in all four of his victories.
The night will open with the return of the MFC’s heavyweight division in a clash between up-and-comer Smealinho Rama and hard-throwing veteran Lee Mein.
MFC 34: Total Recall Lineup
Adam Lynn vs. Mukai Maromo – MFC lightweight title
Joseph Henle vs. Luke Harris – middleweight
Mike Hackert vs. Tim Hague – heavyweight
Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jacen Flynn – middleweight
Nick Hinchliffe vs. Dhiego Lima – welterweight
Jason Zentgraf vs. Cody Krahn – catchweight
Dan Ring vs. Derek Boyle – catchweight
Derek Parker vs. Paul Grandbois – middleweight
Lee Mein vs. Smealinho Rama – heavyweight