Saturday, May 11, 2013

MFC 37 RESULTS: Anthony Birchak Wins First Bantamweight Bout in MFC History over Ryan Benoit at 'True Grit' - 5/10/13



Maximum Fighting Championship presented MFC 37: True Grit on Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The main card aired live on AXS TV.

The original MFC 37 main event was scrapped after Chris Barnett failed his pre-fight medical examination due to an eye injury. The American Barnett was set to face off with top Canadian heavyweight prospect Smealinho Rama for the vacant MFC heavyweight strap. Instead, MFC 37 was headlined by the promotion's first-ever bantamweight fight.

In the makeshift main event, an all-American affair, Anthony Birchak qualified to compete for the inaugural MFC Bantamweight Championship by outpointing Ryan Benoit on the judges scorecards after 15 minutes of exciting action.

In a goofy brother-vs-brother fight, Thomas Treadwell punched his way to a schoolyard-style first-round tapout victory over his older brother Mike Treadwell.

Complete Results After the Break

MFC 37: TRUE GRIT

Anthony Birchak (10-1) won by UD over Ryan Benoit (6-2)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Luke Harris (10-2) won by SUB over Jason Zentgraf (7-2)
[2:21] - Round 1 - neck crank

Kurt Southern (11-4) won by SUB over Mukai Maromo (8-4)
[2:54] - Round 1 - north-south choke

Sam Alvey (20-5) won by TKO over Jay Silva (8-8)
[11:05] - 1:05 Round 3 - punches

Peter Neufeld (7-3) won by UD over Garett Nybakken (5-6)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Allen Hope (8-10) won by TKO over Paul Grandbois (5-6)
[6:54] - 1:54 Round 2 - punches

Jared McComb (5-2) won by SUB over Marcus Hicks (14-22)
[3:09] - Round 1 - RNC

Thomas Treadwell (1-0) won by SUB over Mike Treadwell (0-1)
[2:22] - Round 1 - punches

Maged Hammo (5-2) won by SUB over Allan Munroe (5-5)
[7:53] - 2:53 Round 2 - RNC

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

UD = Unanimous Decision | SUB = Submission


ODDS AND THEIR ENDS

VEGAS ODDSMAKERS: 3-1

Final betting odds with payouts listed for winning fighters.

Anthony Birchak (-125) = 1 unit won 0.8 units
Ryan Benoit (-105)

Jason Zentgraf (-185)
Luke Harris (+155) = 1 unit won 1.55 units

Kurt Southern (-145) = 1 unit won 0.69 units
Mukai Maromo (+115)

Sam Alvey (-275) = 1 unit won 0.36 units
Jay Silva (+215)

UPDATED MFC RECORDS AND MMA STREAKS

[Plus/minus] = fights currently won/lost in a row (in ANY MMA promotion)

Mukai "The Afrikan Assassin" Maromo (4-2 MFC) [-2]

Garret "Nasty" Nybakken (4-6 MFC) [-1]

Jason "The Savage" Zentgraf (2-1 MFC) [-1]

Luke "Hayabusa" Harris (2-2 MFC) [+1]

Anthony Birchak (1-0 MFC) [+4]

Peter Neufeld (1-0 MFC) [+3]

Thomas Treadwell (1-0 MFC) [+1]

Maged Hammo (1-0 MFC) [+2]

Kurt "The Hurt" Southern (1-1 MFC) [+1]

"Smilin" Sam Alvey (1-1 MFC) [+1]

Marcus "The Loudmouth Assassin" Hicks (1-1 MFC) [-1]

Jared McComb (1-1-1 MFC) [+1]

Allen "Bunzy" Hope (1-3 MFC) [+1]

Paul "The Punisher" Grandbois (1-3 MFC) [-2]

Ryan "Baby Face" Benoit (0-1 MFC) [-1]

Mike Treadwell (0-1 MFC) [-1]

Allan Munroe (0-1 MFC) [-1]

Jay "Da Spyda Killa" Silva (0-2 MFC) [-3]


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