Sunday, December 26, 2010

MFC Signs 155 lber Tyrone Glover, More Signings Expected This Week

Expect big things from the MFC's 155 lb. division in 2011
While most of us cuddled up with our families over the Christmas Holiday weekend, the Maximum Fighting Championships business team was busy signing some of the hottest mixed martial arts prospects on the market.  Late Christmas evening via his Facebook page, MFC owner and president Mark Pavelich announced the signing of lightweight prospect Tyrone "T-Money" Glover, and anticipates three more lightweight signings this week.

Tyrone Glover recently
 signed with the MFC

Tyrone Glover quickly garnered attention back in 2003, when he earned back-to-back wins in the stepping stone Gladiator Challenge promotion. Glover competed professionally from 2003 to 2005, posting a 4-0 record which included a higly noteable victory over former UFC lightweight Din Thomas. Following his win over Thomas, Glover took a leave of absence from MMA to attend law school. Upon earning his juris doctorate from the University of Colorado, Glover returned to MMA in November of 2010, improving his record to 5-0 with a first round submission win over Nick Buschman at Fight to Win's "The Professionals." Glover's signing with the MFC places him in a hungry division along with highly competitive fighters like Luciano Acevedo and Kajan Johnson.

Tyrone Glover is expected
to sign with the MFC
this week.
We might be able to shorten Mark Pavelich's list of three signings down to two, as leaked earlier today that another top 155 lb. prospect, Robert Washington (9-1, 1 NC), is primed to sign with the Edmonton, Alberta-based promotion. Back in July, Washington was identified as an up-and-coming fighter in Sherdog's "Prospect Watch" column. The former Naval military police officer, who was stationed in Guam, has fought the majority of his professional career in the Southeast Pacific. Washington recently returned to stateside competetition, posting a decision win over Tony Parker at Annihilation Productions: "Judgement Day" earlier this month. Glover now trains under Kyle Watson and Matt Hughes at Hughes' elite H.I.T. Squad training center in Granite City, Illinois.

The addition of Tyrone Glover and potentially Robert Washington to the MFC's lightweight roster build high expectations for the MFC as they enter the 2011 fight year. As we await official confirmation of Robert Washington's signing, at least two more names have yet to be officially announced. Who do Mark Pavelich and the MFC have their eyes on??? We'll keep you posted.

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