UFC veteran Marcus Davis still has plans to fight next month when Canada’s Maximum Fighting Championship ventures to Windsor, Ontario – they’ve just been slightly altered. With original opponent Kajan Johnson forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury suffered during training it now looks like “The Irish Hand Grenade” will instead see action against Curtis Demarce at the April 8 event.
News of the change was first reported by MMAWeekly.
Davis’ crew at Sityodtong were likely pleased with the replacement from a stylistic standpoint as both Johnson and Demarce are primarily known for their grappling rather than vastly different to prepare for.
Demarce is coming off a split decision loss in February at MFC 28 after winning seven straight fights. He holds an overall record of 10-8 with six victories coming via submission.
MFC 29 will mark the promotional debut for Davis who recently parted ways with the UFC after a five-year run in the organization. The 17-8 North Easterner holds past wins in the Octagon over Shonie Carter, Paul Taylor, Paul Kelly, and Chris Lytle.
Fans can tune in to catch their lightweight match-up live on HDNet.
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