Maximum Fighting Press Release:
– 17-8-0 MMA/ MFC Debut
– 2 Fight Losing Streak
– Notable Wins: Chris Lytle, Paul Kelly, Paul Taylor
– 18-11-1 MMA/ 2-2 MFC Record
– Won 6 of last 7 Fights
– Notable Wins: Doug Evans, Ryan Healy, Zach Light
UFC veteran Marcus Davis has found a new home. ‘The Irish Hand Grenade’ signed with the Maximum Fighting Championships last week, and was announced by MFC President Mark Pavelich during their broadcast on Friday. According to the latest press release, Marcus Davis is expected to meet Kajan Johnson in his promotional debut at MFC 29.
The event takes place on April 8th at the Colosseum at Caesars Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. MFC 29 will be Ontario, Canada’s first sanctioned mixed martial arts event.
Marcus Davis returns to action for the first time since being released by the UFC earlier this year. After a surprising 8-1 start to his UFC career, he finished just 1-4 before being handed his release. Davis seemed to struggle with the taller welterweights in the division, so at UFC 125, he dropped down to lightweight to face Jeremy Stephens. Despite a strong start, Davis eventually fell victim to a third round knockout loss.
‘Ragin’ Kajan Johnson has won six of his last seven fights, including victories over former Shark Fights featherweight champion Douglas Evans, Strikeforce veteran Zach Light, and Ryan Healy. Johnson’s last defeat came against Ryan Machan via first round submission at MFC 23 in December of 2009.
MMA Junkie Reports:
– 19-6-0 MMA/ 6-5 UFC
– Won 3 of last 4 Fights
– Notable Wins: Cole Miller, Rafael Dos Anjos, Sam Stout
– 12-3-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC Record
– 4 Fight Win Streak
– Notable Wins: Micheal Johnson, Jose Santibanez, Jose Figueroa
A lightweight match-up between Jeremy Stephens and Jonathan Brookins has been added to the Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. The event takes place on June 4th at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Anthony Pettis meets Clay Guida in the main event of the evening with heavy title implications.
Jeremy Stephens has currently won three out his last four fights, including a stunning knockout against Marcus Davis at UFC 125. The win followed a controversial split decision loss against Melvin Guillard in September of last year. Many observers believe that Stephens landed more often with heavier damage, but the judges ringside saw things differently.
Jonathan Brookins was last year’s winner of the ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality show. He defeated Michael Johnson by unanimous decision in the finale. The win was Brookins fourth in a row, including victories over Stephen Ledbetter, Luis Palomino, and Yosdenis Cedeno. Brookins was last defeated by current UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo back in November of 2008.
OFFICIAL MAIN CARD RESULTS
OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS
MMA Junkie Reports:
– 12-5-0 MMA/ UFC Debut
– 3 Fight Win Streak
– Notable Wins: Pat Healy, Brian Foster, Pete Spratt
– 11-0-0 MMA/ UFC Debut
– 9 Sub, 2 Decision Victories
– Notable Wins: War Machine, Bobby Green, Tim McKenzie
Pictured: Hidehiko Yoshida
ASTRA – Yoshida’s Farewell
Kazuhiro Nakamura def Hidehiko Yoshida by UD
Michihiro Omigawa def Micah Miller by UD
Enson Inoue def Antz Nansen by Armbar – Rd. 1
Jung Hwan Cha def Ryo Chonan by KO – Rd. 2
Jorge Masvidal def Naoyuki Kotani by Split Decision
Daisuke Nakamura def Ganjo Tentsuku by UD
Yuya Shirai def Che Mills by Armbar – Rd. 1
CFX – Mayhem in Minneapolis
Travis Wiuff def Jeff Monson by Split Decision
Dave Menne def Adrian Miles by UD
Drew Fickett def Derrick Noble by Rear Naked Choke – Rd. 2
Brock Larson def Brian Green by Rear Naked Choke – Rd .1
LGIO – MMA 1
Jason MacDonald def Matt Horwich by UD
ProFC Commonwealth Cup
Aleksander Emelianenko def Eddy Bengtsson by TKO – Rd. 1
PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS