New Opponent For Mehdi Baghdad At MFC 39


Several injuries have affected Maximum Fighting Championship’s Jan. 17 card, resulting in new MFC 39 bookings. After originally pairing Chase Degenhardt with Ryan Chiappe, the Canadian promotion has substituted the contest with a catchweight affair between Mehdi Baghdad and Sean Powers after both Degenhardt and Chiappe were forced to withdraw.

Baghdad was set to face Ryan Chiappe on Friday, Jan 17 at The Maximum Fighting Championship – MFC 39 which will be held at the Northlands Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. But this fight will not happen due to Chiappe’s injury. Baghdad is no stranger to last minute changes, as his last couple of opponents were changed yet he never had problems taking fights on short notice.

Sean Powers comes into this fight with a 2 win streak, one of which against David” Dangerous” Allred ending his 6 fight win streak via rear naked choke.

Across the cage will be Mehdi Baghdad who boasts six knockouts and three submission victories and enters the MFC riding a five-fight winning streak. In 2013 Baghdad managed to TKO Tom Douglas in a spectacular fashion in June! Baghdad also defeated Dionisio Ramirez via Submission at 1:53 of Round 2 at BAMMA USA-BadBeat 11 finishing his year with another submission over Nick “The K.O. Kid” Christy (7-4) via rear naked choke!

Stay tuned on ArabsMMA for more on Mehdi Baghdad and his latest fights.

Other Fights Happening That Night – MFC 39: No Remorse – Main Card

  • Anthony Hamilton (c) vs. Darrill Schoonover – MFC heavyweight title
  • Kurt Southern vs. Tom Gallicchio – MFC lightweight title
  • Victor Valimaki vs. Sean O’Connell – light-heavyweight
  • Jason South vs. Gilbert Jamal Smith – welterweight
  • Sean Powers vs. Mehdi Baghdad – catchweight
  • Andrew McInnes vs. Dan Ring – lightweight

A roster of preliminary fights that will air live on the MFC Facebook page will be announced shortly.

Tickets for MFC 39 are on sale now via and also through the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024.

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