Gormley goes up against ‘Vanilla Gorilla’ at Vindication

Apr 12, 2010
(PRESS RELEASE) -- A rare heavyweight fight has been added to the undercard of MFC 25: Vindication taking place on Friday, May 7 at the Northlands Expo Centre in Edmonton , Alberta.

Popular brawler Ryan “The Vanilla Gorilla” Fortin (3-2), who fights out of Wetaskiwin , Alberta , takes on Chase Gormley (6-2) of Los Angeles , California , in what should be a clash of heavy hitters looking for a big knockout.

Fortin will be looking to rebound from a tough loss when he dropped a second-round submission via rear-naked choke to Nick Penner on the undercard of MFC 23. Fortin had dominated the stand-up portion of the fight, badly cutting Penner and causing a massive amount of damage. The biggest win of Fortin’s career came at Heat XC 4 back in November 2009 when he earned a quick TKO victory over Jared Kilkenny.

Gormley is back under the tutelage of MFC lightweight champion Antonio McKee and looking to return to the form he showed in his previous MFC outing. Back in May 2008, Gormley stepped up to face Eric “Big E” Pele and used a solid clinch game to pull out a clear-cut unanimous decision.

MFC 25: Vindication is a tremendous lineup of main-card fights to be televised live on HDNet Fights. Featured matchups include:

Thales Leites vs. Jesse “JT Money” Taylor
Wilson Gouveia vs. Ryan “The Big Deal Jimmo”
Pete “The Secret Weapon” Spratt vs. Luigi “The Italian Tank” Fioravanti
Emanuel “The Hardcore Kid” Newton vs. Dwayne Lewis
Richie “The Dirty Samurai” Hightower vs. Gavin “Forrest” Neil
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