The Maximum Fighting Championship will be hosting a special combined press availability and open training session to introduce the top fighters headlining MFC 34: Total Recall.
The press availability and training session will take place on Wednesday, August 8 at 3 p.m. inside the Mayfield Conference Centre. Fighters will be available for one-on-one interviews as well as for video and photographs while participating in a light workout inside the MFC ring.
MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich will also be on hand to meet with the media and discuss MFC 34: Total Recall which will go down on Friday, August 10 at the Mayfield Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
MFC 34: Total Recall will air live on AXS TV (formerly HDNet) throughout the United States beginning at 10 p.m. ET/8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT (check local listings for channel designation). MFC 34 will then be showcased on a tape-delay basis on TSN2 at a later date.
In the main event of MFC 34, a battle for the undisputed MFC world lightweight title will pit former United States Marine Adam Lynn (17-8) against “The Afrikan Assassin” Mukai Maromo (7-2).
Tying in neatly with the ‘Total Recall’ theme, Lynn and Maromo are meeting in a rematch from their encounter at MFC 33 when Maromo was awarded a highly controversial decision. This time around the pair will meet with much more than pride on the line as the MFC world lightweight title is at stake. Lynn, who fights out of Laguna Beach, California, is the holder of the MFC’s 2012 Knockout of the Year and was a winner in six straight before the contentious loss to Maromo.
Maromo, who is originally from Zimbabwe and will be vying for the title in his adopted home town of Edmonton, enters on a four-fight winning streak, and as the co-holder of the MFC’s 2012 Fight of the Year. A striking specialist, Maromo has won three fights inside the first round, and will look to become the first Canadian to hold the MFC world lightweight title. The belt’s only other holder is former champion Antonio McKee of the United States.
At MFC 34, the Maximum Fighting Championship will be re-launching its heavyweight division, and fittingly doing so with the ‘Total Recall’ vibe in mind as Mike “The Honey Badger” Hackert will look for a second straight victory over Tim “The Thrashing Machine” Hague.
Hackert (5-1), who hails from Comox, British Columbia, stunned the MMA community when he topped the veteran Hague back in May. Hague (14-6) will look to bounce back and re-establish himself as the kingpin of Canada and a serious threat on the world-class level. Both fighters will be making their MFC debuts, while Hague will have the opportunity to regain his standing in front of his massive home-town fanbase in Edmonton.
The MFC will take a major step to deciding its top-two middleweight title contender at MFC 34 with a pair of high-impact matchups.
In one clash, former reality show standout Joseph “Leonidas” Henle (7-0-1) will go head-to-head against judo stalwart Luke Harris (9-1), while the other fight matches Elvis “The King” Mutapcic (10-2) against Jacen Flynn (10-2). The winners of these bouts will then be slated to meet for the MFC middleweight crown before the end of 2012.
Henle, who fights out of Lompoc, California, along with Twin Falls, Idaho native Flynn, and Mutapcic, who was born in Bosnia and now resides in Des Moines, Iowa, will all be making their organizational debut as the MFC tremendously bolsters its middleweight ranks.
Harris, who will also have the home-town advantage fighting in Edmonton, rides a nine-fight winning streak into his contest with Henle – all nine of those victories coming via first-round submission including his verdict over Edwin Dewees at MFC 33. The talented judo practitioner has not lost since his first professional fight.
A winner of four straight, Henle boasts four submission victories of his own along with four wins coming inside the opening round.
Mutapcic has won seven of his last eight outings, and holds a victory over former MFC light-heavyweight title contender Zak Cummings along with a 25-second knockout of Cezar Ferreira. Flynn has been victorious in four straight, and boasts significant career verdicts over Dean Lister and Denis Kang.
The main card of MFC 34: Total Recall is rounded out by a pair of highly anticipated bouts. In a welterweight battle, Dhiego “Maluco” Lima (6-1) looks to rebound from the first loss of his career as he goes up against MFC newcomer Nick “The Juggernaut” Hinchliffe (19-8). Lima, originally from Brazil and now fighting out of Atlanta, Georgia, is a two-time MFC Knockout of the Night winner but is coming off a decision loss to current welterweight champ Nathan Coy at MFC 32. Hinchliffe, a Nanaimo, B.C., product, has won four of his last six fights, and holds notable wins over Travis Galbraith, Anderson Goncalves, and Ryan Machan.
A three-fight undercard, featuring MFC prospects Dan Ring and Smealihno Rama, will kick off the night.
Schedule of Events for MFC 34: Total Recall
*Media Availability/Open Training Session*
Wednesday, August 8
Mayfield Conference Centre
Those in attendance will include:
· Mark Pavelich – Maximum Fighting Championship Owner/President
· Adam Lynn and Mukai Maromo – Fighting for MFC world lightweight title
· Mike Hackert and Tim Hague – Rematch to re-launch MFC heavyweight division
· Joseph Henle and Luke Harris – Rival middleweight contenders
* Media members can pick up their accreditation for MFC 34 at the press conference.
Thursday, August 9
Mayfield Inn & Suites
All fighters will be on the scale and available for interviews and photos.
Friday, August 10
Mayfield Conference Centre
Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with undercard bouts starting at 6:15 p.m. The televised card begins at 8 p.m.
For more information and press credentials, please contact:
Scott Zerr, Director of Media and Fighter Relations
Maximum Fighting Championship
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