Edwards-Campbell Superfight Taking Center Stage At MFC 41, McInnes Now Set To Tangle With Healy

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MFC-3D-2012-LOGO1-580x345With several injuries taking place, the Maximum Fighting Championship is announcing two major lineup changes to the MFC 41: All In card taking place on Friday, October 3 in Edmonton, Alberta, and live on AXS TV Fights.

Reigning MFC lightweight champion Tom Gallicchio has been forced out of his first title defense due to a severe elbow injury. With Gallicchio shelved, top-ranked lightweight contender Marcus “Bad Intentions” Edwards (7-2) will now meet striking sensation Shane “Shaolin” Campbell (9-2) in a unique MFC superfight.

If Edwards is victorious, he will not only be named the interim lightweight champion, he will automatically be placed into a title fight against either Gallicchio (should he return from injury in a reasonable timeframe) or a new challenger. Should Campbell come out on top, he will get an immediate shot at the vacant MFC welterweight title. The Edwards-Campbell matchup will take place at a catchweight of 161 pounds.

“This is why I have a great staff around me that works so diligently on every show,” said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich. “Most other promoters would have panicked and many would have even cancelled their show, but we got creative with the superfight idea. We got on phones and we took care of business.

“I have to credit Marcus Edwards and Shane Campbell as well for their parts in agreeing to this superfight which is probably even sexier than the original main event. These two guys are crowd-pleasing fighters and that makes for great fights.”

Campbell was first slated to face veteran Pete Spratt at MFC 41 but he was sidelined due to a back injury. Carl Dieckmann was then put in Spratt’s spot only to come up injured as well.

On another injury front, Alvin Robinson has bowed out of his bout against Andrew McInnes (4-1) due to a hand injury. But “Andrewconda” will still be putting his slick submission skills to the test as he now faces rugged veteran “Diamond” Ryan Healy (25-13-1).

Healy, who is the twin brother of former MFC welterweight champion Pat Healy, has won three of his last five outings including wins over Alex Ricci and Paul Kelly. The 31-year-old Portland, Oregon, product has 13 knockout wins to his credit.

“Getting Ryan Healy on short notice creates a fantastic old-guard-versus-young-gun scenario in his fight with Andrew McInnes. That kind of fight always stands out,” added Pavelich.

Two more injury replacements and a final trio of preliminary bouts will be announced shortly.

Tickets for MFC 41 are on sale via www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024.

15 Responses to “ Edwards-Campbell Superfight Taking Center Stage At MFC 41, McInnes Now Set To Tangle With Healy ”

  1. RickRoll says:

    Healy will win this fight!

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  2. mcinnes says:

    J*======D ~~~ :) <—rick rolls face

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  3. KJ says:

    “…this superfight which is probably even sexier than the original main event. ” Sexier??? I guess Pavelich enjoys watching men fighting in their underpants for other reasons

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  4. I'll Say It says:

    Just curious now that Healy is on this event does this mean he is no longer fighting Jesse Gross on the PFC event?

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  5. @I’ll Say It….that is correct.

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  6. @KJ, Watching male scrappers in tights has always aroused the Pav.

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  7. I really like this matchup. Toe stab!

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  8. RickRoll says:

    McInnes talks alot for someone who never accomplished anything in MMA yet. Robinson & Volkmann would have both smashed his self made hype train.

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  9. RickRoll says:

    The 4 guys McInnes beat have a combined record of 7 wins and 11 losses. The only good guy he fought smashed him in Chad Laprise. Pipe down about how everyone is scared of your BJJ lol

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  10. Ryan says:

    ^Shut up, dummy.

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  11. RickRoll says:

    I just dont get it, McInnes hasnt done anything yet in MMA, besides submit guys with losing records and all of the sudden he is the man saying UFC vets are scared of him? WHATTTTTTT????? It comes off bad!

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  12. Blackout says:

    Rick apparently knows sweet fuck all. You get in the cage with McInnes and then talk some more. So much verbal diahrea on this site. Its fuckin sickening. McInnes is going through the phases one should as a fighter. Low rank to high, gradually. Hes confident in himself, so what? That makes him a target for ridicule? Fuckin dick.

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  13. KJ says:

    When did high level bjj grappling over years, competing in hundreds matches and defeating elite grapplers in submission competition, not be considered high level credentials.

    If 2 former ufc fighters both decided against fighting McInnes, some people do consider him a dangerous opponent.

    Most questions will be answered after the Healy fight

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  14. RickRoll says:

    Blackout, why you mad bro? Im not a fighter, i just train for fun so why would I get in a cage with him? Would that make me more of a man? All im saying is facts, he talks alot for someone who has yet to accomplish anything notable.

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  15. Blackout says:

    Blah… whatever. I had a moment. My bad. I really dont feel like arguing with people on here anymore. I just wanna follow the sport I love and the fighters I respect.

    I aint even mad. lol

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