The Maximum Fighting Championship smashes its way into the
2010 campaign with MFC 24: Heat XC a special joint promotion show featuring
fighters from the MFC and Heat XC, the two organizations under the umbrella of
Pavelich Sports Inc.
MFC 24: Heat XC will take place on Friday, February 26 at
the River Cree Resort and Casino just outside Edmonton, Alberta, and will be
streamed live online at www.maximumfighting.com.
An 11-fight card has been set for MFC 24 with the event
headlined by what promises to be a fast-paced lightweight bout between The
Texas Gunslinger Yves Edwards (36-15-1) and Derrick The Eraser Noble
(25-12-1). Edwards, who fights out of Woodlands, Texas, is an exciting striker
known for finishing his opponents in style, while Noble, who trains in
Champlain, Minnesota, will be looking to get back into MFC lightweight title
contention following a loss to current champion Antonio McKee at MFC 20.
Two light heavyweight bouts are also featured on main card
the first pitting a pair of proven knockout artists squaring off in what is
sure to be a heavy-hitting affair. Tulsa, Oklahoma, native David Heath (14-6),
who was part of the MFCs 2009 Fight of the Year, will look to stop the surging
Dwayne Lewis (10-4) of Fort McMurray, Alberta, who is riding a wave of knockout
supremacy. Among Heaths top career wins is a victory over former MFC light
heavyweight champ Roger Hollett, while Lewis has won six straight bouts
including a stunning first-round knockout of Marvin Eastman at MFC 23.
The other main-card light heavyweight encounter has Chris
The Exorcist Price (15-3) of Indianapolis, Indiana, taking on Nick The Quiet
Assassin Penner (9-1) of Edmonton, Alberta. Price is already an accomplished
veteran now looking to make his mark in the MFC, but Penner intends on making
his first trip to the 205-pound division a successful one following a strong
run at heavyweight where he neatly blended his striking and submission skills.
Penner will share the home-town spotlight with middleweight
Travis The Gladiator Galbraith (17-6) who moves down to the 185-pound ranks
for a clash with English invader Tom Kong Watson (10-3). Galbraith is back in
the MFC fold following a lengthy layoff which came after his controversial
split-decision win over David Heath at MFC 21. Watson, who hails from
Southampton, England, is making his much-anticipated MFC debut after developing
a potent reputation and following in his home country.
The main card is rounded out by a welterweight clash that
sees Nathan Gunner Gunn (7-1) of Thunder Bay, Ontario, meeting Thiago
Goncalves (11-3) of Vancouver, B.C. Gunn will be out for redemption following
his knockout loss to Pete Spratt at MFC 22, while Goncalves, who is a frequent
training partner of fellow Brazilian Anderson Silva, is also aiming to bounce
back after a tough decision loss to Corey MacDonald at Heat XC 3.
Six fights under the Heat XC brand will be the focus of an undercard
of up-and-coming prospects. The undercard bouts are:
Dami Egbeyemi vs. Paapa Inkumsah, welterweight
David Letourneau vs. Nick Hrynchyshyn, welterweight
Jared Kilkenny vs. Jason Kuchera, light heavyweight
Elliot Duff vs. Jason Gorny, middleweight
Matt Jelly vs. Garret Nybakken, lightweight
Eric Chouinard vs. Zach Blaber, light heavyweight