After recently announcing the additions of the heavyweight and featherweight divisions to its organization, the Alberta, Canada-based Maximum Fighting Championship is now adding a bantamweight class starting in 2013. According to MFC owner Mark Pavelich,the new weight class will debut in February 2013, .
"The time is right to do it," said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich. "We waited a long time to re-ignite the heavyweight division because at the time we dropped the division the talent pool, especially the overall athleticism, was very thin. Now the batch of heavyweights available is much better.
"We are bringing in the featherweights at MFC 35 because we found the right guys to kickstart that division with. And as we received calls and emails about the 145ers, it became clear that there is a very good crop of 135ers out there, so the decision was made to launch the bantamweights.
"I would expect that the MFC will have its first bantamweights signed in the very near future."
To get the bantamweight division rolling, plans are being developed that will see two bouts on the MFC card in February with the winners of those fights squaring off later in 2013 for the inaugural MFC bantamweight title match.