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MFC 21
MFC 21: HARD KNOCKS was a mixed martial arts event held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on May 15, 2009 in Enoch, Alberta
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Alberta
ALBERTA (/ælˈbɜːrtə/ ( listen )) is a western province of Canada
Canada
. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census , it is Canada\'s fourth-most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces . Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi). Alberta
Alberta
and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier has been Rachel Notley since May 2015. Alberta
Alberta
is bounded by the provinces of British Columbia
British Columbia
to the west and Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan
to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Montana
Montana
to the south
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Mixed Martial Arts
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows both striking and grappling , both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts . The first documented use of the term mixed martial arts was in a review of UFC
UFC
1 by television critic Howard Rosenberg in 1993. The term gained popularity when newfullcontact.com, then one of the largest websites covering the sport, hosted and republished the article. The question of who actually coined the term is subject to debate. During the early 20th century, various mixed-style contests took place throughout Japan
Japan
, Taiwan
Taiwan
and in the countries of the Four Asian Tigers . In 1980 CV Productions, Inc. created the first regulated MMA league in the United States, named Tough Guy Contest, later renamed Battle of the Superfighters
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MFC 17
MFC 17: HOSTILE TAKEOVER was a mixed martial arts event held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on July 25th, 2008 in Enoch, Alberta . CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Fight Card * 3 See also * 4 References BACKGROUNDRyan Ford was expected to face Joe Jordan for the vacant MFC Welterweight title, but Jordan was sidelined due to a back injury. Pat Healy stepped in to replace Joe Jordan
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MFC 19
MFC 19: LONG TIME COMING was a mixed martial arts event held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on December 5th, 2008 in Enoch, Alberta
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MFC 18
MFC 18: FAMOUS was a mixed martial arts event held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on September 26, 2008 in Enoch, Alberta . CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Fight Card * 3 See also * 4 References BACKGROUNDIt was announced that the winner of the David Heath and Emanuel Newton fight would receive a title shot against MFC Light Heavyweight Champion Roger Hollett . Also, the winner of the Ryan Ford and LaVerne Clark fight would receive a title shot against MFC Welterweight Champion Pat Healy
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MFC 23
MFC 23: UNSTOPPABLE was a mixed martial arts event held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on December 4th, 2009 at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Enoch, Alberta . The main event featured former UFC contender Thales Leites taking on fellow UFC veteran Dean Lister . The co-main event featured Jason MacDonald taking on Solomon Hutcherson . The event aired live on HDNet
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MFC 25
MFC 25: VINDICATION was a mixed martial arts event held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on May 7, 2014 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta . The event aired live on HDNet . The main event featured Thales Leites taking on Jesse Taylor in a middleweight bout. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Results * 3 References * 4 See also BACKGROUNDA scheduled fight between David Heath and Solomon Hutcherson was cancelled due to an injury to Hutcherson
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MFC 27
MFC 27: BREAKING POINT was a mixed martial arts event held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on November 12, 2010 at the River Cree Casino in Enoch, Alberta . CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Results * 3 References * 4 See also BACKGROUNDThis event featured an MFC Welterweight title fight between Douglas Lima and Jesse Juarez . It also aired on HDNet Fights . Glover Teixeira was forced off the card due to visa problems, and was replaced with UFC veteran Rodney Wallace
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MFC 26
MFC 26: RETRIBUTION was a mixed martial arts event held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on September 10, 2010 at the River Cree Casino in Enoch, Alberta . The event was aired live on HDNet with commentators Michael Schiavello , Frank Trigg and Guy Mezger . CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Results * 3 References * 4 See also BACKGROUNDThis event featured an MFC Lightweight title fight between Antonio McKee and Luciano Azevedo. Prior to the fight, McKee declared that if Azevedo made it to a decision, then he would retire from mixed martial arts. The event was originally scheduled to take place in Brandon, Manitoba, but was later moved to the regular venue of the River Cree Casino
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MFC 29
MFC 29: CONQUER was a mixed martial arts event held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on April 8, 2011 at the Colosseum at Caesars Windsor in Windsor, Ontario . The event was broadcast on HDNet . BACKGROUNDDuring the broadcast of MFC 28 , owner Mark Pavelich announced that he had signed recently released UFC lightweight fighter Marcus Davis to appear on this card. Davis was expected to fight Kajan Johnson at this card, however Johnson pulled out with an injured shoulder. Davis ended up fighting Curtis Demarce. MFC 29 is the only MFC event in which all bouts took place in a circular cage instead of their signature ring. This was done in accordance with the regulations utilized in Ontario which requires all mixed martial arts fights to be held in a cage structure
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MFC 24
MFC 24: HEATXC was a mixed martial arts event to be held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on February 26, 2010 at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Enoch, Alberta
Alberta
. The main event featured Yves Edwards taking on Derrick Noble in a lightweight bout. The event aired live on HDNet
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MFC 31
MFC 31: RUNDOWN was a mixed martial arts event held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on October 7, 2011 at the Mayfield Inn Trade and Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta . The event was broadcast live on HDNet . BACKGROUNDAntonio McKee and Brian Cobb were expected to fight for the MFC Lightweight Championship on this card. However, that bout was moved to MFC 32 . This event used a half-point scoring system. RESULTSMain Card: * MFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: RYAN JIMMO VS. RAMEAU THIERRY SOKOUDJOU Jimmo defeated Sokoudjou via unanimous decision (49–48, 49–48, 49–48). * LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT: KAJAN JOHNSON VS. RICHIE WHITSO] Johnson defeated Whitson via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:52 of round 1. * LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT: ADAM LYNN VS. CURTIS DEMARCE Lynn defeated Demarce via KO (elbow) at 1:38 of round 1. * LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT: SABAH FADAI VS
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MFC 28
MFC 28: SUPREMACY was a mixed martial arts event held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on February 25, 2011 at the River Cree Casino in Enoch, Alberta . CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Results * 2.1 Main Card * 3 References BACKGROUNDAntonio McKee was originally scheduled to defend his lightweight title against Drew Fickett . However, McKee was forced to withdraw from the bout and was replaced by UFC veteran Matt Veach . RESULTSMAIN CARD * MFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT: RYAN JIMMO VS. DWAYNE LEWIS Jimmo defeated Lewis via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 3:13 of round 3 to win the vacant MFC Light Heavyweight Championship . * CATCHWEIGHT (160 LBS) BOUT: DREW FICKETT VS. MATT VEACH Fickett defeated Veach via submission (armbar) at 0:36 of round 1. * LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT: RICHIE WHITSON VS. CURTIS DEMARCE Whitson defeated Demarce via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28). * WELTERWEIGHT BOUT: THOMAS DENNY VS
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MFC 30
MFC 30: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL was a mixed martial arts event held by the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) on June 10, 2011 at the Mayfield Inn Trade and Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta . The event was broadcast live on HDNet . BACKGROUNDAccording to MFC Director of Media and Fighter Relations Scott Zerr, the promotion and Lightweight title holder Antonio McKee opted to "mutually vacate" the title. Thomas Denny vs. Sheldon Westcott was a rematch from MFC 28 which ended in a split draw. The judges' scores for the Demarce/Washington were initially read incorrectly with Washington announced as the winner. This was later corrected during the broadcast by the announcers. RESULTS * LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT: DREW FICKETT VS. BRIAN COBB Cobb defeated Fickett via TKO (punches) at 4:44 in round 1. * WELTERWEIGHT BOUT: MARCUS DAVIS VS. PETE SPRATT Davis defeated Spratt via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28)
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