Ryan Ford. Photo courtesy of the Maximum Fighting Championship.
Rising prospect Ryan Ford will try to make good on his bid for Maximum Fighting Championship’s welterweight title this weekend as he takes on longtime veteran Pat Healy in the promotion’s latest event at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada tomorrow night.
“I’ve wanted to have Pat Healy in the MFC for some time,” MFC President Mark Pavelich said in a recent press release. “Ryan has never wavered one bit in his confidence and it doesn’t matter to him who he fights for the title. Pat is one of the toughest and most dangerous fighters anywhere. When these two guys collide in the middle of the ring, there is going to be an unbelievable explosion of speed, power and aggression. Our beautiful new title belt will deservedly go to the winner of this clash.”
After picking up his biggest career win over Pete Spratt in February, Ford ford submitted CJ Fernandes in May to earn the welterweight title shot. His opponent, Healy, has split his last six fights. He most recently dropped a unanimous decision to Jake Ellenberger at an IFL event earlier this year. Healy will be taking the place of Joe Jordan, who was originally a replacement for Drew Fickett and has now suffered a back injury that will leave him unable to compete.
UFC veteran Ron Faircloth will participate in one of four fights on the event’s main card. A total of eleven fights are scheduled to take place. The show is MFC’s tenth-straight sellout. Those interested in catching the event will be able to watch it live tomorrow night on HDNet starting at 10:30 PM ET.
The complete card for the event is as follows:
Pat Healy vs. Ryan Ford
Donald Sanchez vs. Jason Maxwell
Ron Faircloth vs. Levi Avera
Ricardo Tirloni vs. Ben Henderson
Dwayne Lewis vs. Aron Lofton
Ryan Machan vs. Ryan Heck
Lemont Davis vs. Mike Sorensen
Jay Whitford vs. Jason Kuchera
Gavin Neil vs. Evan Sanguin
Brandon Curts vs. Elliot Duff
Jason Zorthian vs. Jesse Clarke
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