The younger Lima is 2-0 under the MFC banner, sporting a one-punch knockout win and a submission victory. The 22-year-old finished Bill Fraser with a stinging right hand at MFC 27 ending the fight midway through the second round, and then outlasted Josh Taveirne en route to a third-round tapout via rear-naked choke at MFC 29. Combined with Douglasâ€™s accomplishments, the Lima brothers are collectively a perfect 5-0 in the Maximum Fighting Championship.
Already one of the MFCâ€™s top prospects in any division, Lima believes heâ€™s got much more game to offer.
â€œItâ€™s showtime now. This is going to be my coming out party,â€ touted the Atlanta, Georgia, product. â€œYouâ€™re going to see the real me now.
â€œIâ€™m young, Iâ€™m undefeated, and Iâ€™m hungry. I will be trouble. But Iâ€™m still going to be patient. Iâ€™m not going to rush anything, but I know after winning my last fight that Iâ€™m ready to take a bigger step up in competition. Iâ€™m going to go out and put on a show.â€
While his sibling may currently hold the MFCâ€™s belt in the 170-pound ranks, Lima has put a target on claiming a title in the not-too-distant future.
â€œI definitely want to get the belt,â€ added Lima. â€œThereâ€™s nobody in the division outside of my brother that I canâ€™t beat. This is my chance to go all the way to the top.â€
Toney, who will be making his organizational debut, steps into the MFCâ€™s welterweight ranks, riding a five-fight winning. All five victories have come by stoppage â€“ four via submission and one knockout â€“ and three of the five have come inside the first round. A proven finisher, 13 of Toneyâ€™s 14 career wins have been decided by submission or knockout, and Toney has not lost since September 2007.
MFC 30: Up Close & Personal will be headlined by a matchup for the MFC lightweight title pitting Drew â€œNight Riderâ€ Fickett against Hermes â€œThe Unrealâ€ Franca, plus a much-anticipated rematch between home-town favorite Sheldon Westcott and iconic veteran Thomas â€œWildmanâ€ Denny.
Tickets for MFC 30 are going fast and are available only by calling the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024.