Anthony Hamilton defends his MFC heavyweight title for the first time, since winning the belt in October with a second round knockout victory over Smealinho Rama. He meets UFC and Ultimate Fighter veteran, Darrill Schoonover, who’s currently on a three-fight win streak, including a decision win over fellow UFC veteran, Paul Buentello.
In the co-main event, Kurt Southern and Tom Gallicchio fight for the vacant lightweight title. Southern has won five out his last six fights, including key wins over Mukai Maromo and Jonatas Novaes. Seven-year mixed martial arts veteran, Tom Gallicchio gets a shot at gold in his MFC debut.
Other notable fights on the card, Jason South (10-1) takes on Ultimate Fighter 17 alum, Gilbert Smith (7-2) in a middleweight match-up. Also, Sean O’Connell (12-4) meets Victor Valimaki (17-8) in a light heavyweight bout.
Anthony Hamilton (11-2) vs Darrill Schoonover (13-5)
The Maximum Fighting Championships have announced the signing of Canadian lightweight, Kurt Southern to a multi-fight deal. He is expected to make his debut at MFC 36, but an opponent has not been named as of yet.
Kurt Southern is currently on a three-fight win streak, which includes a first round submission victory over current MFC lightweight champion, Mukai Maromo. In ten professional victories for Southern, seven have come by way of stoppages (6 submission, 1 TKO).