Demarce Steps In for Johnson, Meets Whitson at MFC 28

By Mike Whitman Feb 9, 2011
Maximum Fighting Championship veteran Curtis Demarce (Pictured) will replace the injured Kajan Johnson and face Richie Whitson in a lightweight tussle at MFC 28 “Supremacy.”

According to a press release issued Wednesday by the promotion, Johnson suffered a separated shoulder and therefore will be unable to compete at the event.

The event, which goes down Feb. 25 at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, will air live in North America on HDNet and will be headlined by a lightweight title scrap between champion Antonio McKee and challenger Drew Fickett. The promotion’s vacant light heavyweight title will also be on the line that night, as Ryan Jimmo squares off with Dwayne Lewis.

Demarce steps in on late notice riding a seven-fight win streak, most recently earning a split decision victory over Dominick Blais at Canadian Fighting Championship 6 in October. Prior to that fight, the Canadian made his promotional debut with the MFC in September, submitting Tyson Steele with a triangle choke in the second round. “The Demon” is also a veteran of King of the Cage and The Fight Club competition and owns over half of his career wins by submission.

Once-beaten in his three-year professional career, Whitson enters his bout with Demarce having won four straight fights. A product of Team Quest in Temecula, Calif., “Hell Boy” will make his MFC debut against Demarce. Whitson has finished seven of his 10 career victims and has never been knocked out or submitted.
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