MFC 29 Takes Shape With Two Title Bouts and Drew Fickett vs. Hermes Franca

Posted on March 10, 2011 by Mick Hammond

Maximum Fighting Championship recently announced several fights for its upcoming MFC 29: Conquer on April 8.

Newly crowned light heavyweight champion Ryan Jimmo (14-1) – who just won the belt on Feb. 25 – makes a quick return for his first defense. He will face Emanuel Newton (14-6-1) in the co-main event of the evening.

The two fought once before, about a year and a half ago, at MFC 23. Jimmo won that bout via unanimous decision.

MFC welterweight champion Douglas Lima (17-4) will also defend his belt on the card in the other half of the co-main event. He takes on UFC veteran Terry Martin (21-8).

This will also mark Lima’s first title defense. He won the belt in his last fight, against Jesse Juarez at MFC 27. Lima is on a five-fight winning streak. Martin has won three-straight, all three victories in 2010, after a three-fight skid left him searching for answers.

Another bout with a fair amount of draw is one between two more UFC veterans. Following a rough couple of years, Drew Fickett (41-13) has amassed his own five-fight winning streak, including his promotional debut at MFC 28, where he submitted Matt Veach. He faces Hermes Franca (20-11), who recently got back on the winning track after a dreadful stretch of 1-6-1.

MFC 29 is the promotion’s first venture into Ontario. It will take place as part of a joint promotion with S.L. Feldman & Associates at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor.

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