MFC 38 adds third title fight with Sam Alvey vs. Jason South for 185 belt
Maximum Fighting Championship has added a third title fight to its next card.
"MFC 38: Behind Enemy Lines" now will feature a middleweight title fight in addition to five-round title bouts in the heavyweight and bantamweight divisions. It will be the first time in MFC's 13-year history the promotion will have three title fights on one card.
(20-5) will get another shot at the middleweight belt when he takes on (10-0) for the 185-pound title. MFC officials recently announced the new fight. In addition, the promotion set an opponent for (6-0) in his heavyweight title fight. He'll take on (9-2) for the strap. As previously reported, the promotion's inaugural bantamweight title will be on the line in the co-main event when (10-1) takes on (10-6).
MFC 38 takes place Oct. 4 at Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Tickets for the event are on sale now. The show's six-fight main card will air live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET. Prelims are expected to stream on Facebook.
"I am ecstatic that we could put together three title fights for the first time in MFC history," MFC President Mark Pavelich stated. "To have these fighters compete for MFC belts all in one night is something we're particularly proud of. The matchups are outstanding and without a doubt three deserving fighters will leave as champions."
Alvey, a cast member on Season 16 of "The Ultimate Fighter," in February dropped a unanimous decision in a middleweight title fight against at MFC 36. But Mutapcic vacated the belt and signed with World Series of Fighting to compete in that promotion's middleweight title tournament, putting the belt back up for grabs. After the loss to Mutapcic, Alvey got back on track in May with a third-round TKO win over .
South has all 10 of his wins by stoppage, including nine submissions, with eight straight coming by choke – five in the first round. After fighting just once in 2012, South has a pair of wins in 2013, including a second-round rear-naked choke stoppage of "TUF" veteran in February.
The recently signed Hamliton brings a three-fight win streak into his fight against the unbeaten Rama. In November at a Rumble on the Ridge event, the Jackson-Winkeljohn's MMA product notched a seven-second knockout. He followed that up with a 38-second TKO in December and a first-round submission in March. But he'll be fighting Rama in front of his home province. Rama's six wins all are by first-round stoppage with three submissions and three knockouts.
The latest MFC 38 fight card includes:
Anthony Hamilton vs. Smealinho Rama - for heavyweight title
Anthony Birchak vs. Tito Jones - for inaugural bantamweight title
Sam Alvey vs. Jason South - for middleweight title