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Travis Lutter to take on Dean Lister in the main event of MFC 21

Maximum Fighting Championships, which is based out of Canada, has announced a match-up of two UFC veterans for their upcoming card MFC 21 which will be held on May 13th.

MFC promoter Mark Pavelich made an announcement last night on Carsons Corner concerning the line-up for MFC 21.

Travis Lutter, the middleweight winner of season six of The Ultimate Fighter, which earned him a shot at UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, will take on Dean Lister in the night’s main event.

Lutter who failed to make weight for the fight with Silva went on to lose via second round submission. He actually mounted Silva, but was unable to inflict any significant damage. His last fight was at UFC 83 in April of 2008 where he lost to Rich Franklin via 2nd round TKO. Once again Lutter had his opponent in trouble as he applied a tight armbar on Franklin in the first round, but could not capitalize and eventually lost.

Lister recently asked for and was granted his release from the UFC after a lackluster unanimous decision loss to Yushin Okami at UFC 92 in December. Lister was recently in the news as he was invited to participate in this year’s ADCC’s no Gi submission grappling championships. He was crowned the winner in the Absolute Division in 2003 also won superfights in 2003 and 2005. He went on record stating he would like to take on WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, who is also slated to appear at the ADCC championships this year.

MFC 21 is shaping up pretty nicely as Pavelich also announced that David Heath would be taking on Travis Galbraith. Former UFC veterans Mike Nickels, Solomon Hutcherson, John Alessio and Marcus Aurelio are also scheduled to fight that night.

  • detroit_fan says:

    Glad I have HDNet, I like getting these cards.

  • mu_shin says:

    Not sure the outcome would have been any different, but can’t help but feel that the arc of Lutter’s career might have been significantly different had he made weight for the Silva fight. As a grappling oriented MMA fighter, he goes against the present grain of the “exciting” stand up paradigm, but I thought he had tremendous potential when he fought in TUF, and would have liked to see him have more of a chance to develop in the UFC. Losing to Anderson Silva and Rich Franklin is not necessarily a negative on his resume, at least in my opinion.

    Glad to read Travis continues to compete, and I wish him well.

  • B.S.MMA_Police says:

    Don’t get your hopes up, this fight is not happening, nor is Lister signed with MFC…The MFC President spoke out of turn when announcing the fight on Carsons Corner.


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