McGillivray, there is no place like the
Maximum Fighting Championship’s ring, as a total of 11 of his
18 professional fights have been contested under the MFC banner. As
such, the 25-year-old welterweight feels it is his time to fight
for a belt.
On May 4, he will have his chance.
A cast member on Season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” McGillivray
is slated to take on former Oregon State University wrestler
Coy at MFC
33 “Collision Course” for the promotion’s welterweight title.
The event will take place at the Mayfield Inn Trade and Conference
Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and McGillivray is grateful
for the opportunity to fight for the title.
“I am very excited to have a chance at a very respected title,”
McGillivray said in a release. “It has been a very long road and
feels like all I have been through -- good and bad -- has been
A member of Pro Camp, the Canadian McGillivray is coming off a
come-from-behind victory over the previously unbeaten Diego
Bautista, against whom McGillivray secured a fight-ending
armbar in the third round. However, his sights are now set on the
next challenge in front of him in the form of Coy.
“Coy is probably the toughest guy I have fought in my career, and I
have no doubt I am going to need to be at my best to win the
title,” said McGillivray.
Coy, a member of
American Top Team, holds notable wins over
UFC veterans Mike Pierce
Story and has the wrestling credentials to bring the fight to
“I don’t think it’s any secret the pedigree he has with his
national-level wrestling,” said McGillivray. “I am aware he is
going to be looking to take me down and finish me there. I plan on
making him pay on his way in and working my submissions in all
McGillivray does not have any secrets regarding his MMA success,
either. Ten of his 12 victories have come via submission. Against
Coy, his jiu-jitsu will have to be on point, considering how hard
both men have worked to get a title shot.
“I know he has had a long road, as well, and will be equally
motivated to take that belt,” McGillivray said.
All things being equal, McGillivray will likely need to call upon
his vast experience in the MFC ring to get past Coy and become a
champion. Still, McGillivray is grateful just to have the
opportunity to see his dream come to fruition.
“It has always been a dream of mine to have this title fight,” he