Denny has 45 professional fights on his resume (Photo courtesy of King of the Cage).
MFC 28 Scheduled for February 28th in Edmonton
Mixed Martial Arts veteran Thomas “Wildman” Denny (27-18) has inked an exclusive multi-fight deal with the Maximum Fighting Championship, and the California native has already scheduled his first encounter of the deal for MFC 28: Supremacy on February 28th. Denny has been matched up against welterweight prospect Sheldon Wescott (4-1) for the Edmonton show, which will air live on HDNet.
"It's been 14 months since my last fight, but now that I'm established with my gym and my coaching in Colorado, it was the right time to get back and fight," Denny remarked. "To come to the MFC was the right opportunity for me. My fighters have gone 31-8 over the last year. Now it's time for the coach to get back in there and do some winning. I'm always excited to get the chance to punch somebody."
That last match was in August of 2009, a second round submission of Joe Cronin at Call to Arms I. Denny fought his first professional MMA bout back in 1999, and he has met up with some of the top names in the game over his 12-year career. Among the prominent fighters he has faced include UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz, former UFC Welterweight Champion Pat Miletich, among many other veterans of the sport. He will now take on Wescott in his own hometown after being called out by the Alberta native, something Denny was happy to oblige.
“They all say they want to stand and bang with me, but then they get hit twice in the face and they want to go to the ground,” Denny stated. “That’s fine, too. I’m not too shabby with my wrestling and submissions, so Westcott better be careful. I might just put him in his own game and submit him.”
Westcott, who fights out of Hayabusa Team Yokai in Alberta, is making his third appearance under the MFC banner at Supremacy. After starting his career with a controversial split decision loss to Victor Bachman at KOTC – Brawl at the Mall, the grappler has since rolled off four consecutive victories, and he took this fight knowing that it would not be an easy task.
“This is easily the biggest fight of my career,” Westcott said. “It’s only thing that matters right now.”
The Denny and Westcott fight will open the main card of Headlining MFC 28: Supremacy, with a Light Heavyweight Championship Bout between Dwayne Lewis and Ryan Jimmo headlining the show.