Saturday, January 28, 2012

MFC 32 RESULTS: Antonio McKee and Brian Cobb Both Get Fired, Wilson Gouveia Breaks 3-Year Winless Streak - 1/27/12

Maximum Fighting Championship 32: Bitter Rivals was held Friday, January 27, 2012, at the Mayfield Inn Trade and Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The main card aired live on HDNet.

In the main event, former UFC fighter Wilson Gouveia finally won a f-cking fight. After 3 straight losses over the span of more than 3 years, Gouveia made an impressive return against Canadian fan favorite Dwayne "D-Bomb" Lewis. Gouveia tactically broke down Lewis with disciplined striking that included lethal legs kicks. Lewis, who also works long hours at a day job, was outclassed by the full-time fighter Gouveia, who desperately needed this win.

One-time UFC lightweight fighter Antonio "Mandingo" McKee was supposed to defend his MFC Lightweight Championship against Brian Cobb, but McKee missed weight by a whopping 7 pounds! The fight was changed to a non-title bout.

After weighing in, Antonio McKee was immediately stripped of his title by MFC President Mark Pavelich. McKee and Pavelich have always had a love/hate relationship over the years, but this egregious foul was the straw that broke the camel's back. Pavelich gave McKee his pink slip before the fight. Challenger Brian "The Bandit" Cobb also missed weight – by half a pound – so the entire co-main event was marred in controversy.

Brian Cobb was told by Mark Pavelich that he needed to win to keep fighting in Canada's top MMA promotion. Cobb did not win. After getting clobbered on the feet and wrestlef-cked on the ground, including getting splattered onto the canvas by a wicked suplex from McKee, Cobb managed to turn the tables on Mandingo in the third round. Too little, too late. Cobb had already lost 2 rounds on the judges' scorecards. McKee is one of MMA's most cerebral fighters, but certainly not one of its most popular.

GIF of Antonio McKee's suplex by ZombieProphet for Iron Forges Iron:

The Ultimate Fighter 13 participant Ryan "The Kid" McGillivray and former Strikeforce 170-pound fighter Nathan "Soulforce" Coy will fight each other this spring at MFC 33 for the MFC Welterweight Championship.

Ryan McGillivray submitted the previously undefeated Diego Bautista in a bloody, back-and-forth battle with an excellent finish. McGillivray took a beating from the wily trash-talker Bautista on the feet, but on the ground, The Kid used his significant size and strength advantage to bully back Bautista. The TUF 13 alum closed out both of the first two rounds strong. In the third stanza, McGillivray baited Bautista on the ground, and was able to beautifully transition into an armbar for the tapout.

Nathan Coy earned his spot with a much more deliberate performance. Coy schooled the less-experienced Dhiego Lima for 3 rounds to win a unanimous decision. Lima is the younger brother of current Bellator welterweight number one contender Douglas Lima.

Bas Rutten student Jamie "The Ghost" Toney rebounded from his loss to Dhiego Lima with a clean sweep unanimous decision victory over Kyle Jackson. "Dirty" Dan Ring won a majority decision over late replacement James Haddad to kick off the HDNet Fights telecast.


Wilson Gouveia (13-8) won by TKO over Dwayne Lewis (12-8)
[8:19] - 3:19 Round 2 - punches

Antonio McKee (27-4) won by UD over Brian Cobb (19-7)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

[Welterweight No. 1 Contender Eliminator]
Ryan McGillivray (12-5) won by SUB over Diego Bautista (7-1)
[12:25] - 2:25 Round 3 - armbar

[Welterweight No. 1 Contender Eliminator]
Nathan Coy (10-4) won by UD over Dhiego Lima (6-1)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Jamie Toney (15-7) won by UD over Kyle Jackson (6-2)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

Dan Ring (5-0) won by MD over James Haddad (4-2)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)

Matt Jelly (2-1) won by SD over Garrett Nybakken (3-4)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)

Brendan Kornberger (3-0) won by TKO over Allen Hope (7-10)
[4:45] - Round 1 - punches to the body

Updated MMA win-loss records with total fight time in brackets.

UD = Unanimous | MD = Majority | SD = Split Decision | SUB = Submission



BEST FIGHT: Ryan McGillivray vs. Diego Bautista

BEST KO: Wilson Gouveia over Dwayne Lewis

BEST SUB: Ryan McGillivray over Diego Bautista

BIGGEST UPSET: Nathan Coy (+155) over Dhiego Lima

QUICKEST WIN: Brendan Kornberger over Allen Hope in 285 seconds

BIGGEST FAIL: Antonio McKee (won, lost title and fired!)


VEGAS ODDSMAKERS: 2-2 (2 pushes)

Final betting odds with payouts listed for winning fighters.

Dwayne Lewis (-165)
WILSON GOUVEIA (+125) = 1 unit won 1.25 units

ANTONIO McKEE (-210) = 1 unit won 0.48 units
Brian Cobb (+160)

RYAN McGILLIVRAY (-120) = 1 unit won 0.83 units
Diego Bautista (-120)

Dhiego Lima (-195)
NATHAN COY (+155) = 1 unit won 1.55 units

JAMIE TONEY (-175) = 1 unit won 0.57 units
Kyle Jackson (+135)

DAN RING (-120) = 1 unit won 0.83 units
James Haddad (-120)