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Marcus Davis facing Pete Spratt at MFC 30

An injury forcing original opponent Richie Whitson to withdraw from MFC 30 has resulted in long-time UFC veteran Marcus Davis receiving not only a new opponent he’s familiar with but an opportunity to return to welterweight as well.

According to a press release from Maximum Fighting Championship, Davis will now see action against Pete Spratt (22-19) on June 10 at the Edmonton event as part of a card already featuring Hermes Franca facing Drew Fickett for the MFC lightweight title. Davis and Spratt met once before at UFC 69 in 2007 where “The Irish Hand Grenade” finished things off in the second round with an Achilles Lock.

“There will be no shortage of fireworks in this fight,” touted MFC President Mark Pavelich. “I can’t see anything but explosive excitement happening. This should be an awesome display – one of the best all-out wars the MFC has ever put together.”

Both men are coming off wins at MFC 29, where Davis made his organization debut, and should provide an entertaining affair for fans given the percentage of opponents they’ve each stopped before scorecards came into play, their aggressive styles, and their overall durability in terms of absorbing punishment.

The 18-8 Davis has finished fourteen of the eighteen opponents he’s beaten including six TKOs and eight submissions. Comparably, Spratt has ended the evening twenty of the twenty-two times he’s emerged with his hands raised with nine TKOs and eleven subs. However, between their sixty-seven total in-ring appearances they’ve also only been finished by strikes a total of five times.

Fans can catch all the action live on HDNet on 10:00 PM EST.