Outspoken lightweight Antonio McKee is heading back to Canada after a one-and-done stint in the UFC. McKee, who lost a split decision to Jacob Volkmann at UFC 125, will defend the Maximum Fighting Championship belt he won in 2009 against recently resurgent Drew Fickett on February 25 at “MFC 28: Supremacy”. The event is scheduled to take place in Edmonton and will be broadcast on HDNet.
News of McKee’s return to the MFC was announced in an official press release by the Canadian promotion.
The 31-year old has won four consecutive fights by way of submission, a trio of which came during a single-night Shine Fights tournament in September, after losing seven of his previous eight bouts. Fickett’s career has been a roller coaster to say the least, as he holds past victories over Kurt Pellegrino, Josh Neer, Ken Florian, and Josh Koscheck but has also fallen to a number of less-than notable opponents and burned bridges with more than one MMA organization (including a well-documented fallout with MFC in 2008).
McKee is 3-0 in MFC with wins over Carlo Prater, Derrick Noble, and most recently Luciano Azevedo last Fall in a match-up McKee had promised to retire after were he unable to finish his opponent. He subsequently went on to score a first-round TKO over the Brazilian.
The 155-pounders join another set of individuals, light heavyweights Ryan Jimmo and Dwayne Lewis, set to square off over a belt at the event. Other highlights on the card include a bout between Razak Al-Hassan and Rodney Wallace, as well as Thomas Denny in action.