MFC Makes Shaw Conference Centre New Edmonton Home for 2013



The Maximum Fighting Championship, Canada’s reigning king of mixed martial arts, is excited to announce that a number of its dates for the 2013 schedule are set with a return to one of the MFC’s favorite host venues.

Starting in February 2013, the MFC proudly ventures into Edmonton’s superb Shaw Conference Centre, located in the heart of the city’s downtown core. The Maximum Fighting Championship has slated four shows for Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre:

*MFC 36: Reality Check – Friday, February 15

*MFC 37: True Grit – Friday, May 10

*MFC 38: Behind Enemy Lines – Friday, October 4

*MFC 39: Outrage – TBA December

“We are tremendously excited about returning to what I consider to be the place where the MFC really began its upswing in prominence – our original home and the best venue in the City of Edmonton,” said Mark Pavelich, Owner/President of the Maximum Fighting Championship.

“There are countless thrilling moments and a ton of great memories from our events at the Shaw, and I am very positive there will be a mountain more to come.

“We’re designing a great floor plan that will really accentuate our VIP and Row 1-3 tickets, and then have tiered seating for better vantage points throughout. With our production talents creating a great atmosphere plus the top-notch staff at the Shaw, the live experience for the Maximum Fighting Championship will be better than ever.”

The Maximum Fighting Championship thrilled fans with MFC’s 8, 9, 10 and 11 at the Shaw Conference Centre, dating from September 2005 through February 2007. Those four events were some of the biggest and best in MFC history, and featured many of the organization’s original stars including Jason MacDonald, Patrick Cote, Fabio Holanda, and Ryan McGillivray.

Following its run at the Shaw, the MFC held 16 of its next 17 events at the River Cree Resort & Casino, and then held shows at the Edmonton Expo Centre and The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor in Ontario. The Mayfield Conference Centre was the home base for MFC 30 to 35. That facility is now being torn down as part of multi-million dollar renovations and re-branding.

Opened in 1983, the Shaw Conference Centre has established itself as one of Canada’s premier meeting, entertainment, and convention venues. The SCC has won recognition for its architecture, cuisine, and environmental stewardship.

The SCC hosts approximately 650 events and attracts over half a million attendees per year. Among some of the biggest events in the history of the Shaw Conference Centre include concerts by the Tragically Hip, Marilyn Manson, Stone Temple Pilots, Deadmau5, and Tiesto.

The Maximum Fighting Championship’s History at the Shaw Conference Centre

MFC 8: Resurrection – September 9/05

*Victor Valimaki bursts onto Canadian scene with unanimous decision win over the legendary Dan Severn

*Jason MacDonald picks up 11th career win with a second-round submission of Chris Fontaine

MFC 9: No Excuses – March 10/06

*Patrick Cote claims MFC world middleweight title with a fifth-round submission over Jason MacDonald in arguably the greatest fight in MFC history

*Canadian Football League Grey Cup Game MVP Mike Maurer makes his MMA debut and earns first-round TKO win

MFC 10: Unfinished Business – September 8/06

*Victor Valimaki claims the MFC world light-heavyweight title by submitting Jason Day in the opening round

*Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Fabio Holanda showcases his talents with first-round submission

MFC 11: Gridiron – February 3/07

*Canadian Football League stars Adam Braidwood and Mike Maurer both take part in the action. Braidwood hands Ryan Jimmo what is still the only loss of his career with a first-round TKO, while Maurer is dealt a shocking knockout loss by future MFC champ Roger Hollett

*Victor Valimaki defends his MFC world light-heavyweight title with a come-from-behind first-round knockout win over Jared Kilkenny

10 Responses to “ MFC Makes Shaw Conference Centre New Edmonton Home for 2013 ”

  1. Donald Duck says:

    I was at 3 out of 4 of those shows, good days people.

    Nice to see them out of the circus tent and back into the Shaw.

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  2. Jamon says:

    It’s a tremendous venue for fights

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  3. Old School Fighter says:

    Aggression FC so focused on expansion and internet deals that they forgot to keep their home base in order? Where will the AFC shows happen in 2013? Is this MFC deal exclusive? AFC constantly bashed Pavelich about his tent or banquet hall. Are they going to compliment him now? Very smart move by Pavelich. How does 1 MFC guy outwork 3 Edmonton AFC guys?

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  4. Demitri (trev) says:

    Old school fighter = Pavelich.

    Go figure

    Disappointing how the AFC keeps growing while you get smaller pavelich. MFC is third in Canada and will only go farther south.

    You will have nothing on AFC come the new year and you know it. That’s why you need to make 30 different names on topmmanews because no one else has a good thing to say about you.


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  5. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    I don’t really think it matters where the AFC’s homebase is! I’d really like to think Canada is there home and maybe like the UFC’s homebase being Las Vegas, “those 3 guys” have a homebase of Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver Island. They don’t limit themselves to holding events in one Centre/Arena!

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  6. Old School Fighter says:

    Why is it that anyone on this site who says anything positove about mfc or bad about afc is pavelich? I am not pavelich. where is afc holding shows next year?

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  7. Derek Misk says:

    Why would you limit yourself to one home base?

    Especially in these circumstances where three organizations from three cities join up. They would be stupid to limit themselves to one city. If they wouldnt use their resources in their respective cities they would be horrible businessmen. In one month they will have almost as many shows as MFC does in one year.
    On top of that, AFC will probably have more shows in Edmonton then MFC does, not to mention the shows all over Canada.

    Mark, its evident your jealous you dont have the skill to expand. Its funny how you thought you could attack MFC for their expansion when that comment comes back to make you look like a fool

    Pavelich, your even a bigger goof than I thought.

    Now with all thirty of your different screen names, you should hit dislike on my post to make it look like you have lots of supporters. Hero

    Your not foolin anyone

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  8. TheRealDealMeal says:

    MFC is on AXSTV live in the U.S and TSN 2 in Canada and is by a million miles the biggest show in Canada. Fuck Pavelich Fuck AFC Fuck MMA, it still doesn’t change the fact that MFC is number 1.

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  9. Derek Misk says:

    I give you that they have tsn 2, thats great. But ASXtv is a joke. For being in the fight game as long as they have been AFC is on top of MFC. Better cards, smarter promoters, better fights and WAY bigger ticket sales.

    Sorry Pav, your organization is going downhill. You know it, so does your family and your very little following you have.

    Its unfortunate you or your follers cant give props to anyone else. You are far to arrogant.

    You should easily have one of the best shows outside the UFC with all the resources you had. But your stubborness, arrogance, and lack of integrity blew any hope of that.

    How do you feel about that? knowing you blew an opportunity to have an incredibly amazing show? I wouldnt be able to sleep at night if I were you

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