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Thursday, Jan 17, 2013

MFC Announces Introduction of Bantamweight Division, Signing of Anthony Birchak

Birchak (photo via Bellator)

By FCF Staff

The Maximum Fighting Championship continues to expand the number of weight division it promotes, as today the growing organization announced that it will be holding fights in the bantamweight division. To that end, the MFC has also announced that it has signed bantamweight Anthony Birchak, who has gone 9-1 since transitioning into the sport after a decorated collegiate wrestling career.

“Anthony is the next generation of MMA fighter,” MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion.“He is the total package from his fight game to his personality to his social media skills.

“It’s the direction we are moving in. He can sell the fight then back it up in the ring. The new
135-pound division needs to take notice because trouble is coming and his name is Anthony Birchak.”

Birchak is coming off a first round, stoppage win over Matt Leyva while competing at a Jackson’s MMA Series event in December.

“My opponents feel my wrestling and they go to sleep because of my hands,” said Birchak, who has also competed for Bellator. “Wrestling has been the driving force behind my competitive streak but I needed to round out my game and I’ve been working on my stand-up non-stop. I’ve really transitioned from being a wrestler to being a striker.”

The MFC will kick off its bantamweight division, at MFC 37 on May 10th in Edmonton, Alberta.


posted by FCF Staff @ 8:51 pm
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