Maximum Fighting Championship Title-holder Antonio McKee thought he would not have to defend his belt for a long time with his fancy new UFC contract. Unfortunately, Zuffa thought otherwise and dropped him immediately after his loss in the big show to Jacob Volkmann. Now, Mckee returns to the MFC to defend his lightweight title as he comes into the ring at “MFC 28: Supremacy” to fight MFC newcomer Drew Fickett.
Fickett, who joined the MFC earlier this week with a multi-fight contract, will ride a four-bout winning streak into the showdown with McKee. The pair has some interesting similarities through their respective well-established careers including a fair number of common opponents. McKee, who has been undefeated under the MFC banner, earned the MFC’s 155-pound title in his debut fight, securing a five-round decision victory over Derrick Noble. Fickett began his 2010 resurgence, and ended a sour losing skid, with a second-round submission of Noble. He also went on to win the Shine Fights lightweight grand prix, picking up wins over Charles Bennett, Dennis Bermudez and Carlo Prater all in one night.
Also on the February 25 card is Dwayne Lewis vs. Ryan Jimmo for the light heavyweight title, Razak Al-Hassan vs. Rodney Wallace, Thomas Denny vs. Sheldon Westcott and Robert Washington vs. Tyrone Glover. The show will be broadcast live on HDNet Fights from the River Cree Resort and Casino, just outside Edmonton, Alberta.