Sunday, February 4, 2007

Valimaki Defends Lightheavyweight Title at MFC "Gridiron"

The Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, hosted the Maximum Fighting Championship's 11th installment tonight, coined "Gridiron," due to the fact two of the cities local professional football players, Mike Maurer and Adam Braidwood, were scheduled to compete. Although a wide array of local and national media were in attendance to report on tonight's fights involving the two Edmonton Eskimo players, it was the cards main event that featured MFC Lightheavyweight Champion Victor Valimaki and the up and coming Jared Kilkenny, which offered the evening's most compelling MMA action.

The Canadian Martial Arts Centre fighter Kilkenny has created quite a stir across Western Canada recently, having gone 8-1 to begin his MMA career, with all of the young fighter's wins coming way of strikes. For Valimaki, a title defense tonight would go a long way in securing another UFC appearance, after the Pro Camp fighter recently dropped a close split decision to David Heath at UFC Fight Night 8 on December 13th.

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