Razak Al-Hassan Out; Emanuel Newton in versus Rodney Wallace at MFC 28

03 Feb

MFC Press Release:

Emanuel Newton

– 13-6-1 MMA/ 3-2 MFC Record

– Loss 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: Dwayne Lewis, Roger Hollett, David Heath

Rodney Wallace

10-3-0 MMA/ 1-0 MFC Record

– Loss 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: Antwain Britt, David Heath, Marcus Vantinnen


According to a Maximum Fighting Championships press release, UFC Razak Al-Hassan has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled fight with Rodney Wallace, due to a back injury suffered while training. Emanuel Newton has stepped in on short notice to face Wallace at MFC 28. The Event takes place on Februrary 25th at the River Cree Resort and Casino, located just outside Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Former MFC light heavyweight champion, Emanuel Newton broke a three-fight losing streak against current title-hopeful Dwayne Lewis at MFC 25 in May of last year. He earned the MFC 205-pound title following a unanimous decision victory over Roger Hollett at MFC 19, but lost the belt to Trevor Prangley just five months later. Newton than loss two more fights against Raphael Davis and Ryan Jimmo.

Rodney Wallace stopped a three-fight losing streak of his own at MFC 27, beating David Heath by judges decision. The win was Wallace’s first victory since being released by the UFC following three decision losses to Brian Stann, Jared Hamman, and Phil Davis.



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Posted by on February 3, 2011 in Maxim Fighting Championship, News


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