Unbeaten middleweight Andreas
Spang has joined the rapidly-expanding roster of top Canadian
Maximum Fighting Championship.
The Swedish-born 32-year-old signed a four-fight deal with the
company this week and is expected to make his promotional debut in
early April at the as-yet-unannounced MFC 29.
A former professional boxer and kickboxer who has competed under
the K-1 banner, Spang made the transition to MMA in 2008. Since
then, the “Sweet Sweed” has compiled a spotless record of 5-0,
including three first-round finishes. Last June, Spang earned the
biggest victory of his nascent career with a crushing knockout of
touted Brazilian jiu-jitsu player Chaun Sims at
of Fire 38.
Spang currently resides in Las Vegas and splits his training time
between One Kick’s Gym, J-Sect MMA and Sergio Penha Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu. Previously pestered by lingering injuries and tentative
bouts which failed to materialize, the rejuvenated Spang now looks
forward to building on his perfect ledger and making a name for
himself in his new home.
“I have a great training camp,” Spang told Sherdog.com on
Wednesday. “I’ve stayed in the gym the whole time, but now I’m
pushing myself hard. I had some disappointing months with fights
that didn’t happen, so it’s nice to have something to focus
While not officially announced by the promotion, MFC 29 is expected
to take place in the company’s home base of Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada. MFC President Mark Pavelich in January told the Canadian
Press that British middleweight Tom “Kong”
Watson will likely compete on the card.