Tuesday, January 4, 2011

MFC 28 Official Press Release

‘Hell Boy’ Whitson to face ‘Ragin’ Kajan in lightweight tilt

Monday, January 03, 2011
(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Maximum Fighting Championship has officially announced its first show of 2011 – MFC 28: Supremacy, and has added a fast-paced lightweight bout to the card.

MFC 28: Supremacy will take place on Friday, February 25 at the River Cree Resort and Casino, just outside Edmonton, Alberta, and will air live on HDNet Fights throughout North America at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT (check local listings for channel designation). The upcoming card will be the MFC’s 15th event held at The Venue at River Cree and the MFC’s 13th to be broadcast by HDNet.

Already claiming main-event status for MFC 28: Supremacy is a showdown for the MFC light heavyweight title between Ryan “The Big Deal” Jimmo (13-1) and Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis (13-6).

Bolstering what will be a six-fight main card is a lightweight encounter that will pit highly touted newcomer Richie “Hell Boy” Whitson (10-1), who recently signed a four-fight contract to join the MFC, against popular fireball “Ragin” Kajan Johnson (18-11-1).

“I am immensely excited to have Richie Whitson come into the MFC, and I expect his fight with Kajan Johnson to be something incredible to watch,” stated MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich.

Whitson, who is originally from Sitka, Alaska, and now trains in Temecula, California, hopes his organizational debut will result in a perfect belated birthday present to himself. Whitson, a former reality show competitor, turns 25 just 14 days before the bout against Johnson. He has been a bit of a globetrotter throughout his career, with fights ranging in locales from Hawaii, Hollywood, and Mexico City to his most-recent bouts which were held in Sweden and Australia.

The five-foot-nine Team Quest product has rattled off four straight wins, both by KO/TKO, and has posted five first-round victories in his career – a testament to his finish-fast approach.

“I come out swinging. I like to be aggressive and put on a good show,” said Whitson, whose only career defeat came via a contentious split-decision.

“I like to try and break people. I’m always in shape so I can keep the pressure on and break guys. The fans are going to see what I can bring. I’m never in a boring fight.”

Whitson has targeted the MFC lightweight title in his immediate future, but first he’ll have to get past Johnson, who is coming off a thoroughly dominating decision win over Ryan Healy at MFC 27 back in November. Johnson, who hails from Burns Lake, B.C., and now splits his training between Las Vegas and Vancouver, is 3-2 under the MFC/Heat XC banners with his most-notable win coming by way of a second-round TKO over Josh Russell.

Four more main-card bouts for MFC 28: Supremacy plus the undercard matchups will be revealed in the near future along with full ticket information. VIP, Row 1 and Row 2 tickets are now available by calling the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024.

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