UFC veteran Marvin Eastman will return to the 205-pound division when he debuts for Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) at its "Hard Knocks" event from the River Cree Resort and Casino just outside Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on May 15.
MFC 21 will be broadcast live throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico on HDNet Fights.
"The Beastman" (15-9-1) is 1-4 in his UFC career, but is perhaps best known for handing Quinton Jackson his first career loss at King of the Cage 4 way back in June 2000.
Rampage would avenge that loss at UFC 67 and force Eastman to cut to 185-pounds where he would see mixed results. After taking two straight, Eastman would drop back-to-back technical knockout losses to Drew McFedries and Denis Kang.
From the Beastman's official MySpace page:
HELLO FOLKS, THE BEASTMAN IS BACK FOR MAY 15 IN CANADA. BUT THE CATCH IS I'M BACK AT 205 MY NATURAL WEIGHT. I LOST FAIR AND SQUARE, 2 WINS AND 2 LOSSES AT 185. I WASN'T THE BEASTMAN AT 185, BUT OH WELL, MY LAST LOSS AT 205 WAS TO THE UFC CHAMP RAMPAGE. HE WON 1 AND I WON 1 AGAINST HIM SO IT AIN'T ALL BAD. I'M GOING BACK TO WHAT MADE ME THE BEASTMAN AND THAT IS WRESTLING FIRST. WHEN GET BACK TO MY WINNING WAYS WITH THESE 3 FIGHT DEAL IN CANADA I SIGNED.I PLAN ON FINISHING UP MY SHOW IN THE UFC. FINALLY WE GOT THE CAMP IN ORDER AND ITS ON WITH GOD'S BLESSING. 1 LOVE. STAY TUNE ON HDNET MAY 15.!
Eastman has signed a three fight contract with MFC and an opponent for his May 15 debut is expected to be announced soon. Also scheduled to appear are UFC veterans David Heath, John Alessio and Marcus Aurelio as well as TUF 3 contestants Mike Nickels and Solomon Hutcherson.
Here is the current MFC 21: "Hard Knocks" fight card:
Marvin Eastman (15-9-1) vs. TBA (0-0)
Travis Galbraith (16-6) vs. David Heath (10-4)
John Alessio (24-12) vs. Jake Ellenberger (19-4)
Aron Lofton (6-1) vs. Mike Nickels (6-2)
Bryan Baker (9-1) vs. Solomon Hutcherson (11-5)
Marcus Aurelio (17-7) vs. TBA (0-0)
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