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Antonio McKee, Wilson Gouveia highlight upcoming MFC event

Antonio McKee returns to the Maximum Fighting Championships this coming January, as he defends his MFC title against Brian Cobb. McKee, who left for the UFC but was defeated in his one and only bout, will be making his return to the promotion where he has had plenty of success.

Prior to leaving for the UFC, McKee put together a streak of almost eight years fighting without a loss. From 2003 until his bout against Jacob Volkmann at UFC 125, his only non-win in that span was a draw to Akbarh Arreola.

In Cobb, McKee will be facing a fighter who has defeated the likes of Rad Martinez and Drew Fickett during his current four-fight win streak.

“The fans of Maximum Fighting Championship action, they want exciting fights, and they want to be impressed by the fighters,” MFC President Mark Pavelich said through an official press release. “When he’s pressed into a corner, McKee comes out fighting, and there’s no way in the world that Cobb will let McKee just coast through this fight.”

The 41-year-old McKee won his last bout, submitting Jai Bradney in August at an event for Cage Fighting Championship. Cobb won his MFC debut against Fickett this past June, and is also 0-1 in the UFC having lost to Terry Etim in 2009.

In the co-main event, former UFC fighter Wilson Gouveia meets Dwayne Lewis in a five-round affair. The last loss for both men was to MFC light heavyweight champion Ryan Jimmo. Gouveia was cut from the UFC back in 2009 after losses to Nate Marquardt and Alan Belcher.

“Both (Lewis) and Wilson Gouveia are looking to get on track after long layoffs,” Pavelich said of the MFC 32 match-up, “so there’s no better way to figure out who’s for real than to let them smash their way back into the mix.”

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8 COMMENTS
  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Cobb vs. McKee should be fairly even

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    What happened to the comment rating system?-Also-I have Wilson winning

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  • Guthookd says:

    You have Wilson winning. As in you keep a list of scheduled bouts and literally circle the winners, then own this piece of paper and don’t even share. Or do you mean to say you think Wilson will win.

    Exactly what is the difference between “having Wilson winning” and thinking Wilson will win? Are they mutually exclusive? Can one “have wilson winning” but also believe that he will lose? Is it possible for me to think Wilson will win, yet not have him winning?

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  • Guthookd says:

    Trivia question – how many grand children does McKee have?

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  • Rich S. says:

    It’s a matter of foresight, Guthookd.

    If I “have Wilson winning,” that means I have pictured a scenario in which Wilson wins, and therefore am picking him to win.

    You should try it some time.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    McKee was poppin off sayin’ dana white is whats wrong with UFC and that he should be voted out of the company…Antoinio it sounds like sour grapes my man…. you got your shot you should have got a W instead of a decision… blame your self.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Damm I usually dont see many comments like that around here Guthooked, you having a bad day or are you truly curious how Moldberg came up with having Wilson winning?

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  • Guthookd says:

    I was just kidding Fan, though I do find the statement funny. I picture someone whipping out a little notebook and scrolling down a few lines….”Ahh! I have Wilson winning.”

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