Maximum Fighting Championship has recently announced that Kurt Southern (13-4) and Tom Gallicchio (17-8) will face off at MFC 39 for the promotion’s vacant lightweight championship. Additionally, former TUF 17 participant Gilbert Smith (7-2) will make his MFC debut against Jason South (10-1).
MFC 39 takes place on January 17 at the Northlands Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
Maximum Fighting Championship is a Canadian mixed martial arts promotion founded in 2001 by Pavelich Sports Inc. It’s currently the largest MMA promotion in Canada.
Like the UFC, the MFC employs the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.