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Marcus Davis facing Pete Spratt at MFC 30

An injury forcing original opponent Richie Whitson to withdraw from MFC 30 has resulted in long-time UFC veteran Marcus Davis receiving not only a new opponent he’s familiar with but an opportunity to return to welterweight as well.

According to a press release from Maximum Fighting Championship, Davis will now see action against Pete Spratt (22-19) on June 10 at the Edmonton event as part of a card already featuring Hermes Franca facing Drew Fickett for the MFC lightweight title. Davis and Spratt met once before at UFC 69 in 2007 where “The Irish Hand Grenade” finished things off in the second round with an Achilles Lock.

“There will be no shortage of fireworks in this fight,” touted MFC President Mark Pavelich. “I can’t see anything but explosive excitement happening. This should be an awesome display – one of the best all-out wars the MFC has ever put together.”

Both men are coming off wins at MFC 29, where Davis made his organization debut, and should provide an entertaining affair for fans given the percentage of opponents they’ve each stopped before scorecards came into play, their aggressive styles, and their overall durability in terms of absorbing punishment.

The 18-8 Davis has finished fourteen of the eighteen opponents he’s beaten including six TKOs and eight submissions. Comparably, Spratt has ended the evening twenty of the twenty-two times he’s emerged with his hands raised with nine TKOs and eleven subs. However, between their sixty-seven total in-ring appearances they’ve also only been finished by strikes a total of five times.

Fans can catch all the action live on HDNet on 10:00 PM EST.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Should ba a great fight, but I cant really pick a clear cut winner, if they stand the whole time Id say Spratt, but if it goes to the ground Davis for sure.

  • MCM says:

    I know Bellator is making that push for #2, but MFC isn’t far behind (and their closing).

    I think Davis’s chin is not as strong as it used to be. There’s a good possibility Spratt walks away with the TKO in this one. But since I’m a fan of the Irish Hand Grenade, I’ll say Davis by RNC in the 2nd.

  • what an awesome fight of two veterans a really great rematch. I’ll stay with marcus, I wish he would’ve gotten one more shot at 155 in the UFC as he was clearly outboxing Stephens and just got clipped with a big one which can easily happen to anyone standing across from Lil Heathen.
    There are still so many awesome fights I could’ve envisioned for him…hopefully he picks up a couple more and maybe gets tossed a bone either back to the UFC or him vs. KJ Noons in Strikeforce, someone tell me that wouldnt be awesome so I can thumbs down you!

  • Dufresne says:

    I’m kinda torn on this one too. I’d say Davis has the power and speed advantage, but Spratt isn’t exactly a doormat either. Add in the fact that Davis bleeds like a stuck pig if you look at him funny and I wouldn’t at all be surprised if this fight ends by doctor stoppage.

    Hopefully it doesn’t, I’d much prefer to see them stand and bang until one goes down or until the judges get the decision wrong.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Superdave I think Marcus vs KJ would be great also but no way thoes two make it out of round 2 with the way they throw bombs.

  • Rece Rock says:

    So much talent out there these smaller promotions can put on a quality card with a couple of name branded fighters with out a hitch… there will always be a need for smaller regional promotions unless Zuffa/Forza decide to create there own regional farm system down the road


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