Tuesday, January 30, 2007

MFC "Gridiron": Valimaki, Kilkenny Headlines this Saturday's Event

The Shaw Conference Centre, in Edmonton, Alberta, will host the Maximum Fighting Championship's latest installment, "Gridiron", this Saturday night, February 3rd. The card will feature MFC Lightheavyweight Champion Victor Valimaki (8-3) looking to defend his title against up and coming Canadian Martial Arts Centre fighter, Jared Kilkenny (5-1). Valimaki won the organization's LHW crown last September, when he defeated Kilkenny's teammate, Jason Day at MFC 10, by stopping Day with strikes in the first round. Less than three weeks later, Valimaki defeated the veteran Vernon White at Vancouver's Elite Fighting Championship on September 29th, working his way to a unanimous decision victory. In all likelihood, it was this victory that catapulted the Edmonton fighter to his UFC debut on December 13th at Ultimate Fight Night 8, where Valimaki dropped a close split decision loss to David Heath. Valimaki will be looking to rebound from the disappointing loss with a title defense against Kilkenny, in the hopes that a solid performance will see his way back into the UFC.

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