The event - which will take place in Enoch, Alberta just outside of Edmonton - will be broadcast live in the United States, Canada, and Mexico on HDNet Fights on February 20, and be headlined by Edmonton native Ryan Ford vs. Pat Healy.
This is unquestionably the best show weve ever put together, said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich. I wanted to start 2009 with a bang that the whole world would notice and that has been accomplished in a big way.
The main event will feature the welterweight championship belt on the line as home grown Ryan The Real Deal Ford (8-1) clashed with the only man to defeat him, veteran Team Quest product Pat Bam Bam Healy (24-14). Ford has two victories - over LaVerne Clark and Nabil Khatib respectively following his only loss, and will look to avenge it against Healy who last saw action in the aforementioned victory over Ford at MFC 17.
In feature action the MFC lightweight championship will be on the line for the first time ever as the rugged Derrik Noble (24-11), and veteran wrestler Antonio McKee (27-3) vie for the chance to be the first fighter to wear the MFC 155 lbs belt. Noble is fresh off a victory over the supremely talented Ariel Sexton at MFC 19, and IFL veteran Antonio McKee puts his 11-fight undefeated streak on the line.
Coming off an impressive victory over Xtreme Couture fighter John The Natural Alessio, rising welterweight Paul Daley will match his premier stand up ability against one of the biggest wrestlers in the division, Nick The Goat Thompson (36-10). Thompson had an up-and-down start to his career, but has rattled off 20 victories in his last 22 fights, and was the first fighter ever to defeat Eddie Alvarez.
In other action former MFC light heavyweight champion Roger Hollett (8-2) will search for redemption against UFC veteran David Heath (9-4), Bryan Baker (8-1) faces TUF veteran Rory Singer (11-8), and another TUF veteran Solomon Hutcherson (10-5) will make his return to Alberta as he takes on the undefeated Dave Mewborn (6-0-1).
In other action
Simon Marini (6-1) takes on Ryan Machan (9-2)
Donovan Foley (6-2) vs. Josh Russell (2-0), lightweight
Jason Heit (2-0) vs. Sheldon Westcott (2-1), welterweight
Kyle Dietz (13-0) vs. Evan Sanguin (7-2), featherweight
Mike Sorensen (4-2) vs. Jesse Clarke (2-1), welterweight