Maximum Fighting Championship on Thursday announced that
UFC veteran Brian Cobb
will face Drew Fickett
in the main event of
MFC 30 on June 10 as part of a multi-fight deal.
Fickett was originally supposed to face Hermes
Franca for the vacant MFC lightweight title at the event, but
Franca was released from his contract after he turned himself in
last week on alleged charges of sexual abuse in Oregon. Though the
Fickett-Cobb confrontation will still be the main event of the
evening, the bout has been changed to a non-title affair.
Emanating from the Mayfield Inn Trade and Conference Centre in
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, MFC 30 also features a lightweight
confrontation between another pair of former UFC talents, as
Davis squares off with Pete Spratt.
Also slated for the show is a welterweight rematch between wily
veteran Thomas Denny
and prospect Sheldon
A winner in 11 of his last 13 contests, Cobb (Pictured; file photo)
rides back-to-back wins heading into his match with Fickett. After
falling to Terry Etim in
his one and only Octagon appearance in 2009, “The Bandit” was
submitted in his next outing by Ricardo Tirlone. However, Cobb
rebounded from the defeats to post a 2-0 record in 2010,
Carson at Fight For Wrestling 2 in August before outpointing
Yokota at Sengoku 15 in October.