Maximum Fighting Championship Books ‘Brother vs. Brother’ Bout for MFC 37
Maximum Fighting Championship
will host the first
brother-versus-brother matchup in the history of the promotion on
May 10, when Mike
square off at MFC
The heavyweight undercard pairing takes place at Shaw Conference
Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The evening’s main card airs live on
AXS TV and will see Chris
Barnett lock horns with unbeaten Smealinho
Rama for the vacant heavyweight title. Additionally,
Maromo and Kurt
Southern will do battle, as will bantamweights Anthony
Birchak and Ryan
Both brothers Treadwell will make their professional debuts at MFC
37 “True Grit.” The fighters, who also live together in Edmonton,
are separated in age by a decade.
“We’re taking brotherhood to the next level,” Mike, 30, stated in a
release. “It doesn’t matter [about] the names of the competitors.
Brothers are fighting; that’s all it will take to get people
Though mixed martial arts fans have by now become familiar with
family members working together in MMA, verifiable
sibling-versus-sibling matchups have been scarce. Previously,
Castillo fought brother Jeremiah
Castillo under the Evolution Combat Sports Championship banner
in December 2011, with Jeremiah taking a split decision victory at
Evolution 2 “Brother vs. Brother.” “Dad was angry and thinks we’re
idiots. Mom knows, but we don’t talk about it with her. Everyone
else seems supportive,” said Thomas. “This is something we’re
excited about, and I think people are going to be very excited to
see [the fight].”
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