It’s Brother vs Brother at MFC 37


Treadwell vs Treadwell at MFC 37

Treadwell vs Treadwell at MFC 37

(MFC Press Release)
The Maximum Fighting Championship is thrilled to announce that for the first time in the history of any major mixed martial arts promotion, two brothers will fight each other in a professional bout.

Thomas and Mike Treadwell, who are not only siblings but also live together, will battle in a heavyweight matchup on the undercard of MFC 37: True Grit taking place live at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, May 10.

“Absolutely, undeniably, one of the craziest and most anticipated fights in MFC history,” said Mark Pavelich, Owner/President of the Maximum Fighting Championship.

“Who hasn’t wondered what it would be like to watch two brothers fight? I remember from my own childhood, the most violent fights I was ever involved in myself were against my brother. We’d practically tear the house down because I was the younger brother out to prove myself against the older brother.

“I have a distinct feeling Treadwell vs. Treadwell will have that ‘Prove who’s really the toughest’ mentality and be a spectacularly wild fight.”

Long-time fans of MMA, this will be the pro debut for both brothers who share a condo in Edmonton, Alberta.

“We’re taking brotherhood to the next level,” said Mike Treadwell, 30, who previously served in the Canadian Armed Forces and has a background in security.

“This is something we’re excited about, and I think people are going to be very excited to see,” added Thomas Treadwell, a 20-year-old speciality mechanic.

While there are several significant brother combinations in mixed martial arts including Rodrigo and Rogerio Noguiera, Frank and Ken Shamrock, and Nick and Nate Diaz, plus former MFC welterweight champ Pat Healy and his twin Ryan, a brother versus brother showdown hasn’t happened until now. Once again, the MFC is making history.

“It doesn’t matter the names of the competitors – brothers are fighting, that’s all it will take to get people excited,” noted Mike.

The level of interest from friends and colleagues has overshadowed the small wave of negative feedback the brothers have received from certain family members, though another brother, Russ, will corner Thomas.

“Dad was angry and thinks we’re idiots. Mom knows but we don’t talk about it with her. Everyone else seems supportive,” said Thomas.

“The moment I mentioned to just a handful of people that this fight was going to take place, their reaction was pure fascination and then instantly it turned to a state of unbridled enthusiasm to see it for themselves,” offered Pavelich.

Tickets for MFC 37: True Grit are on sale now and are available at or by calling the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024.

39 Responses to “ It’s Brother vs Brother at MFC 37 ”

  1. Ryan W. says:

    This is one of the most ridiculous, stupid things I’ve ever seen.

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  2. topmmafan says:

    Is this a joke? Obvoulsy they’ve both agreed to this but how stupid is this? What if one brother badly hurts the other. Not only will they feel bad they will have to take care of the other “BECAUSE THEY LIVE TOGETHER”!!! I cannot believe this. Who do the parents cheer for? I not only wouldn’t allow it as a father, if it did happen how could you even watch? So sickening…

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  3. Just Laughable says:

    and the ring master is announcing the next circus act for the centre ring immediatly after the high jumping midget competition, bozo and bimbo clown dualling to the death

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  4. Jabba the Hut says:

    Wow. Since when did MFC turn into the Redneck Fighting Championships.

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  5. Fan Zone says:

    This makes a huge step back in the MFC brand as these guys are not even properly trained fighters just bums. Hey what’s next u going to have father v son lol please go back to the tent you guys.

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  6. jeremy josey says:

    any legitimacy mfc has gained as being a solid mid level show is now lost

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  7. Shane BTP Mountney says:

    Pav puts this on his card…but told us Hudsons record wasnt good enough for MFC…are you kidding me!

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  8. Karma says:

    Speechless. My favorite part is when the guy says;

    “It doesn’t matter the names of the competitors – brothers are fighting, that’s all it will take to get people excited,”

    So what is next are you going to have conjoined twins squaring of at 185? Have fun running your side show Mark.

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  9. Cody Krahn says:

    “Dad was angry and thinks we’re idiots.”

    Dad was totally right, and probably a tad disappointed.

    This has backwoods unsanctioned hillbilly freakshow written all over it.

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  10. Fighter says:

    Nice one.
    I wonder if the commission will approve this fight? Too much room for conflict.
    But who cares? Pat Reid doesn’t

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  11. blah says:

    winner fights their dad at MFC 38?

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  12. Sponsor says:

    Mark pav has turned into JERRY SPRINGER SHOW,

    good bye sponsors

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  13. Ryan W. says:

    He can’t be bothered to get an opponent for Nathan Coy. But god damnit he’ll promote two chubby 30 year old brothers duking it out on the prelims

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  14. Robin Black says:

    From MMA Junkie:

    There’s just one question, though: Does Dad get the winner?

    “Russ might,” Mike said. “Dad won’t. … I’ve already broken his back. It was a complete accident. We were in the kitchen, and there was alcohol involved. He decided he wanted to drop to his knees and punch me in the kneecap. I put him into a choke, and he tried to stand up and snapped his back.”


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  15. alex says:

    not even the first time…. i saw warrior.. that was a doc, right?

    in all seriousness – this is dumb.

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  16. Just Sayin' says:

    How about Davis vs. Davis while we are at it…

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  17. Thesubzero says:

    This does not interest me in the least. Perhaps if they were legitimately trained. This is the kind of thing that sets mma back ten years.

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  18. Mike Davis says:

    Just Sayin’ sorry not red neck enough for that. This is just pure craziness hope they are getting paid a bunch for this freakshow, even crazier is they don’t train. Someone can get hurt.

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  19. This will either be:

    1. MFC Tuff Man Competition
    2. Fake Fight where they don’t go 100%
    3. A #1 HW Contenders fight to get an MFC homegrown, unbeaten HW to fight the winner of Barnett vs Rama

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  20. @ClinchCraig says:

    I hope there are A LOT of low blows in this fight so we don’t end up paying for their kids in the future!!

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  21. Oilcity30 says:

    How about mark vs Dave lmfao!!! Can’t see this being a good thing for MFC at all. Little publicity stunt just back fired on ya bigtime PAV.

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  22. Mark Pav this is to much says:

    Even the klitschko brothers wouldn’t fight and they would make millions as this thing Pav has done to make history is not what family is about and not good for MMA in anyway.

    Have love for your family and real morals u like this promoter with his disgusting plan to get to brothers to fight to benifit one man Mark Pav.

    Mark Pav has taken this sport back 3 steps bellow were it started.

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  23. AMLEHTC says:

    This is ludicrous , the real reason these two hillbillies are fighting are because they don’t really know what Mma is about and don’t train. I will not be going to the next show because of crap like this

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  24. RickyBobby says:

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  25. RickyBobby says:

    Wait? they dont train or do they?

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  26. Keepin' It Real says:

    Double KO please.

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  27. AMLEHTC says:

    those two fat jam tarts don’t train and you know it Mark

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  28. machine says:

    Yeah they may not train BUT they have bad ass tats and watched the last three seasons of ultimate fighter together on the couch eating doritos and wearing tapout shirts. Clearly these boys are ready for action!

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  29. Oilcity30 says:

    Most anticipated fight in MFC history hahahahaha. I was Checking this story out on multiple other sites and he is takin heat everywhere for this. Mark are you and Timmy drinking. The same water cause you 2 have lost your freaki. mINDS

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  30. Idolmaker says:

    This proves that the Mfc isn’t exactly in the best position it has ever been. All I ask is that pavelich stop referring to his promotion as the number 1 in Canada. It’s my country as well, and frankly, you’re embarrassing!!!

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  31. RickyBobby says:

    Gotta aggree with Idol on this one, whatever to sell tix… its the name of the game I guess… even the main card is looking a lil scarce with guys like Degenhardt making it there…

    I cant hate on any show except kotc tho with elmer fucking waterhen as the poster boy… Mark has always brought in the best talent , its undeniable.

    looking forward to maromo vs. southern 2 I could care less about harris and alvey is going to smash chase… Rama and Barnett isnt an MFC main event caliber either… but hope the kid stays undefeated and takes the belt home

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  32. Joe Doerksen says:

    that’s some bush league shit right there

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  33. Swagtastic says:

    If this is such a deplorable spectacle as most are saying, then why don’t fans boycott the event, media not report or promote the event and other fighters on the card pull out or refuse to fight at the event. If other fighters are appearing on the same card, they must not think that fight is disgraceful enough and are all equal mma fighters

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  34. Fighter says:

    The MFC should put Kalmakoff vs Wedderburn on this circus card.
    It could be called the “Innocent until proven guilty cage match” or an old fashion “Jailhouse cage match”. I’m sure Mark could figure out a catch weight.
    They could always throw a couple folding chairs and a garage can in the cage. Hey! Why not have a tag team match agaisnt the brothers. It could be dubed ” Inbreads vs Inmates”

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  35. AMLEHTC says:

    This is the stupidest fight I have ever seen promoted

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  36. It is a terrible fight to us MMA nerds, but will sell tickets, generate publicity via news outlets, and is one of the more talked about fights by normal fans.

    That does not mean it is right, but you understand why MFC is putting it on.

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  37. AMLEHTC says:

    Damn you and your logic Grienke

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  38. I am just disappointed that we could never see a Sister vs Sister fight in the MFC!

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