A lightweight title tilt between Mukai
Maromo and Graham
Spencer will highlight MFC
36, promotion officials recently announced.
MFC 36 “Reality Check” takes place Feb. 15 at the Shaw Conference
Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, and will also see unbeaten Smealinho
Rama square off with fellow Canadian Mike
Hackert to determine the next No. 1 contender for the
Maximum Fighting Championship heavyweight belt. The evening’s
main draw airs live on AXS TV.
Maromo and Spencer previously met in December 2010, with Spencer
taking a unanimous decision from “The Afrikan Assassin.” Since that
setback, Maromo has not lost, rattling off five straight victories.
Most recently, Maromo bested Adam Lynn in
back-to-back bouts, earning a split decision over the veteran this
past May before knocking him out with a knee on Aug. 10 at MFC
“That loss has stuck with me, and I need to get it back,” said
Maromo in the official release. “All along, my plan has been to
become the MFC lightweight champ. I want to become the first
Canadian-based fighter to win that belt. I want to make that mark,
and then I want to defend the title successfully.”
Like his foe, Spencer has also avoided defeat since their first
meeting, posting four wins and a no-contest in his last five
outings. Spencer last competed on Oct. 26, snatching a unanimous
decision from UFC veteran Shane
Nelson at MFC 35 to earn his third straight victory.