The Canadian based mixed martial arts promotion Maximum Fighting Championships (MFC) hosted the twentieth event of its existence earlier tonight (Oct. 2) from the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The premium satellite and cable channel HDNet aired the action live, but for those who missed it, here's how it all went down.
In the featured fight of the night, Jason "The Athlete" MacDonald and Travis "The Serial Killer" Lutter squared off in a battle of former UFC middleweight standouts looking to get their careers back on track after dropping their last two bouts inside the Octagon.
McDonald -- a hometown favorite in Alberta -- had a lot of trouble with the methodical Lutter. "The Athlete's" gameplan was clearly to stay away from Lutter's world class ground game, but he was pretty unsuccessful in his attempt to do so.
"The Serial Killer" was able to control the first two rounds of the fight by maintaining dominant positions on the ground. He mounted the Canadian fighter numerous times and also nearly finished the fight on a couple separate occasions with rear naked choke attempts.
MacDonald tried to mount a late rally in the third round against a tired Lutter, but it was a clear case of too little, too late as he was unable to finish the fight and consequently came up short on the judge's scorecards.
Company lightweight champion Antonio McKee was all set to defend his title in the co-main event against journeyman and thirty-one fight veteran Carlo Prater, but the bout was switched to a non-title affair at the last minute when both fighters failed to make weight.
McKee, who is the self proclaimed "best wrestler in MMA," has a reputation for grinding out his wins by using the dreaded "lay and pray" technique, and he lived up to that label in this fight en route to a unanimous decision victory.
"El Nigro" scored takedowns at will and forced Prater to fight nearly the entire three rounds off his back. It wasn't all that exciting, but that doesn't take away from the domination laid down by the champion in this fight.
Six other UFC veterans - Marvin Eastman, Pete Spratt, Mike Nickels, David Heath, Luigi Fioravanti, and John Alessio - were also in actCion on the card.
Check out the full results for MFC 22: "Payoff" below:
Travis Lutter defeated Jason MacDonald via unanimous decision
Antonio McKee defeated Carlo Prater via unanimous decision
John Alessio defeated Luigi Fioravanti via knockout (punch) at 1:34 of round three
Mike Nickels defeated David Heath via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:02 of round three
Ryan Jimmo defeated Marvin Eastman via split decision
Pete Spratt defeated Nathan Gunn via knockout (punch) at 4:19 of round two
Dwayne Lewis defeated Jared Kilkenny via technical knockout at 3:31 of round one
Jason Heit defeated Paapa Inkumusha via technical knockout at 4:59 of round two
Joe Christopher defeated Andrew Buckland via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:54 of round one
Nick Hrynchshyn defeaed Jesse MacDougall via technical knockout (strikes) at 4:29 of round two
Next up for the promotion is MFC 23: "Unstoppable" on December 4 at the same location, the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. That event will also air live on HDNet.
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