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MFC 40 Highlights: Sam Alvey and Tom Gallicchio Capture Titles

A Big Night of Finishes in Edmonton

After 3 weeks away, LIVE fights returned in a big way to AXS TV. Maximum Fighting Championships 40 delivered finish after finish on AXS TV and a pair of California fighters have an extra item to take through customs. “MFC 40” saw yet another first round finish from Marcus Edwards, a successful welcome home bout from Victor Valimaki, and Jesse Brock punch his ticket to a title shot against Anthony Birchak.

In the co-main event, Tom Gallicchio repeated his win over Kurt Southern with another rear naked choke, earning him the 155lb title. The night ended with a strikers’ delight as Sam Alvey and Wes Swofford threw shot after shot at each other until Alvey eventually got the KO and retained his middleweight title.

Full Results:

  • Sam Alvey def. Wes Swofford via KO (Punch) 1:02 Round 4
  • Tom Gallicchio def. Kurt Southern via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 4:11 Round 1 
  • Victor Valimaki def. Bill Widler via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 3:36 Round 1 
  • Jesse Brock def. Kevin Croom via Decision (Split)
  • Marcus Edwards def. Aaron Gallant via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 4:51 Round 1 
  • Shane Campbell def. Jerrid Burke via TKO (strikes) 0:43 Round 2

LIVE Fights return at a special time May 23rd with Lion Fight 15 at 9 ET | 6 PT on AXS TV

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