Maximum Fighting Championship 25: Vindication Press Conference Reminder

This is a reminder to our friends in the media that the Maximum Fighting Championship will be hosting a press conference on Wednesday, May 5 at 2 p.m. to introduce the key fighters for MFC 25: Vindication.

The press conference will be held in the Lobby Lounge inside the Sutton Place Hotel, the official host hotel for the Maximum Fighting Championship. MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich will be the featured speaker at the press conference and he will be alongside the biggest names on the card including Thales Leites, Jesse Taylor, Ryan Jimmo, and Dwayne Lewis.

Leites, who hails from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be facing Taylor of Murrieta, California, in the main event which will determine the top contender for the MFC middleweight title. Jimmo and Lewis, who are from Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta, respectively, are two of the MFC’s most-popular fighters and both are in separate bouts which will go a long way to setting the stage for the next MFC light heavyweight title bout.
MFC 25: Vindication will take place on Friday, May 7 at the Northlands Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, and will air live on HDNet Fights throughout North America.
Note for TV media: Please contact Scott Ferrier of HDNet to arrange for a feed via the production truck. He can be reached at

Schedule of Events for MFC 25: Vindication

*Press Conference*
Wednesday, May 5 – 2 p.m.
Lobby Lounge – Sutton Place Hotel

Speakers will include:

•Mark Pavelich – Maximum Fighting Championship Owner/President
•Main-event fighters Thales Leites and Jesse Taylor
•Top light heavyweight contenders Ryan Jimmo and Dwayne Lewis

*Media members can pick up their accreditation for MFC 25: Vindication at the press conference.

Thursday, May 6 – 12:30 p.m.
Lower Level – City Centre Mall
All fighters will be on the scale and available for interviews and photos.

*Fight Night*
Friday, May 7 – 6:15 p.m.
Northlands Expo Centre
Doors open at 6 p.m. with undercard bouts starting at 6:15 p.m. The main card begins at 8 p.m.

For more information, please contact:
Scott Zerr, Director of Media and Fighter Relations
Maximum Fighting Championship
(780) 914-5813

Maximum Fighting Championship

MFC 25: Vindication

BLUE CORNER                                                                                   RED CORNER

Main Event Middleweight (3 Rounds)

Jesse Taylor                                         vs.                         Thales Leites

Murrieta, California                                                             Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(14-5)                                                                              (16-3)

Light Heavyweight (3 Rounds)

Wilson Gouveia                                      vs.                         Ryan Jimmo

Fort Lauderdale, Florida                                                       Edmonton, Alberta

(12-7)                                                                              (12-1)

Light Heavyweight (3 Rounds)

Emanuel Newton                                   vs.                         Dwayne Lewis

Norwalk, California                                                             Ft McMurray, Alberta

(12-6)                                                                              (11-4)

Welterweight (3 Rounds)

Luigi Fioravanti                                      vs.                         Pete Spratt

Coconut Creek, Florida                                                        San Antonio, Texas

(17-6)                                                                              (20-17)

Lightweight (3 Rounds)

Richie Hightower                                    vs.                         Gavin Neil

Phoenix, Arizona                                                                Victoria, B.C.

(8-3)                                                                                (7-1)

Heavyweight (3 Rounds)

Chase Gormley                                     vs.                         Ryan Fortin

Los Angeles, California                                                        Wetaskiwin, Alberta

(6-2)                                                                                (4-2)


Welterweight (3 Rounds)

Chad Freeman                                      vs.                         Mike Froese

Kamloops, B.C.                                                                  Edmonton, Alberta

(3-3)                                                                                (3-2)

Welterweight (3 Rounds)

Aaron Berke                                         vs.                         Keto Allen

Kamloops, B.C.                                                                  Calgary, Alberta

(4-1)                                                                                (3-0)

Lightweight (3 Rounds)

Jevon Marshall                                      vs.                         Garret Nybakken

Edmonton, Alberta                                                              Edmonton, Alberta

(Pro Debut)                                                                       (1-0)

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