FIGHT! Facts & Rankings: MFC 26 Retribution


Canadian promotion MFC returned to HDNet’s airwaves last night with a solid card that saw Antonio McKee continue his winning streak in relatively surprising form. Full results and analysis of the impact MFC 26 had on our ranking are below.


Douglas Lima def. Ryan Ford by submission (armbar) at 0:48 of Round 2.
Antonio McKee def. Luciano Azevedo by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 3:11 of Round 1.
David Heath def. Solomon Hutcherson by TKO (strikes) at 3:46 of Round 2.
Dwayne Lewis def. Mike Nickels by TKO (strikes) at 1:30 of Round 1.
Jesse Taylor def. Tom Watson by unanimous decision.
Curtis Demarce def. Tyson Steele by submission (triangle) at 4:09 of Round 2.
Ford Robertson def. Andrew Buckland by unanimous decision.
Aaron Berke def. Ryan Ballingall by submission (rear naked choke) at 0:35 of Round 2.
Chad Freeman def. Theo Brisley by submission (armbar) at 3:04 of Round 1.

FIGHT! Rankings

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Antonio McKee made good on his promise to finish Luciano Azevedo on Fri. night and entered FIGHT! Magazine’s Lightweight Rankings at #27 following the win over the unranked Brazilian. UFC vet David Heath dropped to middleweight to finish unranked Solomon Hutcherson; Heath was ranked #61 in our Light Heavyweight Rankings and he now takes up residence at #66 in our Middlweight Rankings. Also at 185 pounds, Jesse Taylor re-enters our ranking at #80 with a win over unranked Tom Watson. After a period of inactivity, Mike Nickels re-enters our Light Heavyweight Rankings at #69 following his loss to unranked Dwayne Lewis.

No other ranked fighters appeared on the card.

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