(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)