MFC Re-Ups with HDNet for 5 Years

By Mike Whitman Jul 1, 2011
MFC President Mark Pavelich (file photo) will stay with HDNet for five more years. | Photo: Greg Hamilton

Canadian promotion Maximum Fighting Championship has inked a new, five-year broadcast deal with HDNet, the parties announced Friday.

“The Maximum Fighting Championship is thrilled to continue its terrific partnership with HDNet and to be working alongside such an amazingly talented cast and crew,” said Mark Pavelich, owner and president of the MFC. “Working with Michael Schiavello, Frank Trigg and Ron Kruck has been amazing. I have seen such growth on both sides of this partnership and it’s amazing to think about where we can go over the course of another five years. “

MFC and HDNet first partnered in 2008, and the current deal is expected to run through 2016. HDNet's most recent live broadcast of the Canadian promotion took place on June 10 with MFC 30. Headlined by a lightweight contest between UFC veterans Brian Cobb and Drew Fickett, the event emanated from the Mayfield Inn Trade and Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

The promotion is expected to hold MFC 31 on Oct. 14, which will feature a main event pitting Antonio McKee against Brian Cobb.

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