Two fighters with eyes on championship gold will clash in what promises to be an explosive light heavyweight matchup on the main card of the Maximum Fighting Championship’s MFC 27: Breaking Point.
Riding an eight-fight winning streak into his MFC debut, Brazilian striker Glover Teixeira (10-2) will square-off against heavy-hitting American crowd-pleaser David Heath (16-6) on the HDNet Fights-televised lineup slated for Friday, November 12 at the River Cree Resort and Casino, just outside Edmonton, Alberta.
Heath, who has just signed a new and exclusive three-fight deal with the MFC, has become one of the organization’s most popular figures for his all-out aggressive style. He further endeared himself to the fans at MFC 26 when, in his first fight in the middleweight ranks, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, product ferociously knocked out Solomon Hutcherson with a Superman punch early in the second round. That feat earned Heath the Knockout of the Night honor and solidified his position as one of the organization’s most action-oriented fighters. Heath had previously shared the MFC’s 2009 Fight of the Year with Mike Nickels.
The 34-year-old has earned two other wins under the MFC/Heat XC banners, including a first-round submission via guillotine choke over former light heavyweight champion Roger Hollett at MFC 20. Eight of Heath’s 16 career wins have come by way of knockout.