Sam Alvey successfully defended his middleweight belt and Tom Gallicchio became the lightweight champion for Maximum Fighting Championship Friday night at MFC 40.

Alvey defeated Wes Swofford with a fourth round knockout, while Gallicchio scored a first round submission victory over Kurt Southern to become champion.

Gallicchio is now schedule to defend his title against Marcus Edwards, while the promotion also set up a bantamweight title match for the future between champion Anthony Birchak and Jesse Brock.

Complete results and highlights of the night can be found below:

Sam Alvey def. Wes Swofford via KO (strike) at 1:02 of Round 4 to remain middleweight champion

Tom Gallicchio def. Kurt Southern via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:11 of Round 1 to become lightweight champion

Victor Valimaki def. Bill Widler via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:36 of Round 1

Jesse Brock def. Kevin Croom via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Marcus Edwards def. Aaron Gallant via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:51 of Round 1

Shane Campbell def. Jerrid Burke via TKO (strikes) at :43 of Round 2