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Heads-Up: Jason MacDonald vs. Travis Lutter Headlines MFC 22, Tonight on HDNet


(You know it’s a meaningless fight when the promoter starts nodding off. Photo courtesy of Sherdog.)

If you like to keep tabs on the careers of UFC washouts, tonight’s "Maximum Fighting Championship 22: Payoff" show in Edmonton is a great opportunity to see a bunch of them in action. Headlining the event will be a middleweight clash between submission specialists Jason MacDonald (21-12, fired from the UFC earlier this year after back-to-back losses to Wilson Gouveia and Nate Quarry) and Travis Lutter (9-5, fired from the UFC last year after back-to-back losses to Anderson Silva and Rich Franklin). It will be Lutter’s first fight since the Fraklin match, which took place nearly 18 months ago.

Also on the card, welterweight veteran John Alessio (25-13, 0-3 in the UFC) takes on Luigi Fioravanti (15-5, fired from the UFC after his loss to Anthony Johnson in February), while light-heavyweight David Heath (13-5, axed by the UFC after three straight losses in 2007-2008) rumbles with TUF 3 also-ran Mike Nickels. Plus: Marvin Eastman, Pete Spratt, and a lightweight meeting between Antonio McKee and Carlo Prater that was supposed to be a title fight until Prater missed weight. Folks, it doesn’t get any more average than this — you may or may not want to miss it.

MFC 22 will be broadcast live on HDNet beginning at 10 p.m. ET. The complete lineup and weigh-in results are after the jump…


Jason MacDonald (185.5) vs. Travis Lutter (185.5)
Antonio McKee (156) vs. Carlo Prater (158)
John Alessio (169.5) vs. Luigi Fioravanti (171)
Mike Nickels (206) vs. David Heath (205)
Marvin Eastman (205) vs. Ryan Jimmo (204.5)
Pete Spratt (171) vs. Nathan Gunn (170)
Jared Kilkenny (205) vs. Dwayne Lewis (204)
Paapa Inkumusha (169.5) vs. Jason Heit (170)
Joe Christopher (171) vs. Andrew Buckland (170.5)
Jesse MacDougall (168) vs. Nick Hrynchshyn (170)

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RPS13- October 2, 2009 at 12:34 pm
somebody got tatted up!
GetUpAndKill- October 2, 2009 at 12:19 pm
If this fight gets to the ground it will be an underated BJJ clinic.
Sakuraba 3900- October 2, 2009 at 11:35 am
J-Mac via TKO... hes a tough mother fucker and I think he shoulda stayed in the UFC.
LAS- October 2, 2009 at 10:17 am
I like to think of this as getting to watch a UFC dark card, except in HD. So, not a bad deal in my book.
imakeutap- October 2, 2009 at 9:36 am
the michael jordan of jiu jitsu is fighting SWEEEEEET!!!!
steampunk22- October 2, 2009 at 9:33 am
the madonald/lutter match is decent. both these guys are capable of putting on a good show, the rest of the ticket is pretty much C+ at best.

I still remember macdonald and maia trading submissions for 3 rounds at UFC 87, that was fucking sweet.
baldmidget- October 2, 2009 at 8:52 am
We all gotta eat. If the fighters don't make it here, internet based blogging is next.
clutchy hopkins- October 2, 2009 at 8:50 am
i would happily watch this card. live fights, it doesnt even matter to me who it is. but the fact that all of these guys have definitely performed well makes me want to watch it even more. just because they didnt have the greatest run in the UFC doesnt mean anything. you try and tell me marvin eastmans fight wont be fun as fuck to watch, or even the main event has got some good shit written on it. jason macdonald was in a couple real entertaining fights, hes a trooper. someone like him could get another shot in the UFC easy. the only one im not super into is pete spratt, seems like he hasnt had a decent outing in awhile
youngblood- October 2, 2009 at 8:24 am
Yawn... I will probably watch, been having trouble falling asleep for the last couple of nights.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- October 2, 2009 at 8:11 am
Whoa!

Give some luv to Travis!

Sure, he f'd up big time coming in overweight for Silva, but that was still a great fight. Travis almost won that fight. He was the last person who actually looked like he coulda beaten Silva since Hendo.

Lutter's fight against Franklin was pretty lack-luster, and if I recall, he gassed pretty quick in that match.

I've been following his blog and he got some on-going knee injuries wrapped up and he's been training for quite a while. Hopefully, he will impress.

He's got some great submission skills and I'd love to see him make a comeback.
Jugger- October 2, 2009 at 7:48 am
Well, there are no big names on the card, so I'm sure it will be a total waste of everybody's time.

*rolls eyes*

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