MMA Junkie reports that recent HDNet Fights participant Pete Spratt has signed to fight at MFC 15: Rags to Riches. You’ll recall that Spratt was a cast member on “TUF 4″ before going to work for Mark Cuban and kicking the shit out of Tristan Yunker back on December 15th. Spratt is 17-10 and will face Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford, who is undefeated in four professional bouts. The Maximum Fighting Championship has announced the fight will be the evening’s main event.
According to the MFC’s official site, the event will be on February 22 at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton. That little Canadian town is getting in on the MMA action lately. The welterweight fight could see Spratt stay on track now that he’s uprighted himself after three losses in a row to open 2007. But Ford is turning heads with the way he has dispatched his opponents so far and he’s only been at this for six months. If he turns in another impressive fight, look for him to start fielding fat contract offers elsewhere.
It’s interesting to note that Ford meets “The Secret Weapon” in his fifth professional fight – the exact fight in Georges St. Pierre‘s career that he met Spratt, too. You can bet this fun little fact is not lost on Ford, especially now that GSP has catapulted himself to the top of the heap. I like to never count Spratt out, but Ford is rolling and he’s got the hometown crowd behind him. Should be a good headlining fight.