On February 25, 2011, the Maximum Fighting Championship will feature MFC 28: Supremacy live from the River Cree Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The fights will be televised on HDNet Fights at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET. The main event features a bout for the vacant MFC Light Heavyweight Championship as Dwayne Lewis takes on Ryan Jimmo. Also, Matt Veach steps in for the injured Antonio McKee to face Drew Fickett. Four more fights shape up this solid card that will give the Canadian fans a good night of action.

The Light Heavyweight Championship fight will be the feature of the night. Two fellow Canadians will fight from bell to bell to determine who will walk out with the belt. Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis is no stranger to the MFC, having fought in the organization since 2007. An impressive 13-6 record, including 8 knockouts, is also on Lewis’s resume. His opponent will be Ryan Jimmo, who currently holds an MMA record of 13-1 (only loss coming in his MMA debut). Jimmo was also a member of The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 cast, but did not make it into the house. The karate style of Jimmo will be a key factor in the fight as he will try to make it 5 decision wins in a row. Lewis will have something to say about that, however, and will look to add another knockout victory to his record.

The scheduled co-main event was Antonio McKee vs. Drew Fickett for the MFC Lightweight Championship, but McKee had to pull out of the fight due to a knee injury. With McKee out, Fickett will not be granted a shot at the belt just yet. Instead, he will take on Matt Veach in a catchweight bout at 160 pounds. Veach, a former competitor in the UFC, has won 4 straight since being released by the UFC. He is also a training partner of Matt Hughes and Robbie Lawler at the H.I.T. Squad, as well as a former NCAA Division I wrestler. Fickett is an MMA veteran of 53 fights (40-13 record, including 29 wins by submission) and also competed in the UFC, from 2005-2007. He has notable wins over Dennis Hallman, Carlo Prater, and Kenny Florian. Fickett is obviously disappointed by the injury to McKee, but says he will get his hands on the title soon. A decisive win over Veach will make a statement to the champ.

Also on the card:

Richie Whitson (10-1), member of TUF Season 9 vs. Curtis Demarce (10-7), winner of his 7 fights

Tyrone Glover (5-0), member of the Grudge Training Center vs. Robert Washington (9-1), 5 KOs

Thomas Denney (27-18), 16 submission wins vs. Sheldon Westcott (4-1)

Emanuel Newton (13-6-1) vs. Rodney Wallace (10-3), former UFC fighter

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