March 5, 2014 12:08
Fans Will Determine Main Event For MFC 40 - 3 Championship Belts On The Line
If there is one thing that Maximum Fighting Championships (MFC) is great at, it's getting their fans involved! They will continue to do so for their next event, MFC 40 'Crowned Kings'. The event takes place on May 9th at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. MFC 40 will air LIVE on AXS TV Fights and is due to showcase some of the best talent in the world.
'Crowned Kings' will be one of their most exciting events thus far, while putting ALL the MFC Championship belts on the line! There are 3 main-event worthy bouts that are sure to get everyone excited to see this card. Fans can get involved by voting for the one they want to see as the main event of the night! MFC has previously gotten their fans involved with voting for MFC 38 in Oct of last year, it was such a success that they decided to bring it back.
Owner/President of Maximum Fighting Championship, Mark Pavelich spoke out on the subject, "The MFC continues to be a front-runner when it comes to creativity, and #PunchTheVote was such a huge success that we had to bring it back. We love getting the fans involved because we are one of the only organizations in any sport that truly values the opinions of its fans. The fans have been incredibly loyal to the MFC and this is one way we can pay them back. It is our responsibility to bring the fans great fights and we want the fans' perspective on who deserves to be the main event."
Here are the 3 #PunchTheVote fights you can vote on:
MFC bantamweight title
Anthony Birchak (11-1) vs. Kevin Croom (14-4)Birchak won the MFC Bantamweight title at MFC 38 against Tito Jones. He is currently on a 5 fight winning streak and this will be his 1st title defense since taking the belt! Croom is making his MFC debut with a 9 fight winning streak with 7 of those being 1st round finishes.
MFC lightweight title
Kurt Southern (13-5) vs. Tom Gallicchio (18-8)In Jan of this year at MFC 39, these two faced off and the result ended in Gallicchio taking the win with a 2nd round rear-naked choke submission. This is a very anticipated rematch! Southern enters this fight with 10 finishes out of his 13 wins and 7 of those via submission. Gallicchio is on a 2 fight winning streak with a total of 12 submissions on his record.
MFC middleweight title
Sam Alvey (21-5) vs. Wes Swofford (9-4)Alvey, who won the title at MFC 38 goes into this bout on a impressive KO/TKO history of 13 total. This will be his first title defense since winning the belt via 5th round TKO against Jason South. Swofford also boasts an impressive KO/TKO history of 8 out of 9 wins. Both fighters have never been KO'd.
The MFC's #PunchTheVote campaign launched yesterday, March 4 and goes until Friday May 2nd @ 11:59 p.m. This gives fans time to register their pick between the above three title fights and the one with the most votes will be getting the main-event spot at MFC 40: Crowned Kings! Voting will be via Twitter and Facebook and the votes will be added up between the two to determine the winner. The one that gets the second highest votes will be granted the second fight and 3rd place fight will kick off the exciting 3 straight title fights.
Here's how you can vote:
Fan voting via Twitter
Tweet MFC's Twitter page with these hashtags
#THEMFC #MFC40 #Bantamweight
#THEMFC #MFC40 #Lightweight
#THEMFC #MFC40 #Middleweight
In order for your vote to count you MUST include all three hash tags, including the championship fight you want to see as the main event.
Fan voting via Facebook
MFC's Facebook page
Click 'LIKE' on the graphic for your favored fight!
Check out the promo video for MFC 40!
Tickets for MFC 40: Crowned Kings are available at www.ticketmaster.ca and by calling the MFC Ticket Hotline at(780) 504-2024.
So get your vote in and get your tickets today!
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