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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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