One of Canada’s top featherweight fighters, Graham Spencer has signed a deal with Aggression Fighting Championship (AFC). MMASucka.com has learned from AFC’s Darren Owen that Spencer has signed a 3 fight exclusive deal with an option to extend.
Spencer is ranked number four in Canada. However, the only fighter ranked above him that is not in the UFC is his upcoming opponent, Adam Lorenz.
Spencer (8-1-1NC) is undefeated in his last 2 fights, however that would be 4 if 1 weren’t ruled a no contest. He defeated Shawn Albrecht in his last match at BFL 13 and won the BFL featherweight championship. He will vacate that belt and push to win the AFC Championship.
When asked about the Spencer signing, AFC’s Darren Owen had this to say, “I’ve watched Graham fight a lot and was very impressed every time. He’s fought under the Aggression banner twice before once in Vernon and beating Mukai Muromo in Edmonton,” said Owen. “However we’ve been close so many times to get him fights in BC but it’s just never worked out. After all of his fights in Nanaimo he’s come up to me after and has told me he can’t wait to fight for AFC again.”
As mentioned above Graham fought for the promotion previously and beat a very talented Mukai Muromo. He will look to push himself up the Canadian featherweight rankings by beating Adam Lorenz.
MMASucka.com caught up with Spencer’s manager, Darcy McBride who was extremely pleased with the news, ”I am very excited to have secured this fight for Graham. As a manager a big part of the job is endorsements and marketing, but landing the proper fights to excel a client’s career is the basis for long term success,” said McBride. ”With a win this fight puts Graham at the top of the FW rankings in Canada outside the UFC.”
McBride also said, “Graham is a top tier athlete, he needs to be noticed as such. This opportunity will give the whole country no choice but to recognize that. I’d like to thank Graham for demanding the biggest challenge available to himself, Darren Owen for making it happen and Mr. Lorenz’s camp for accepting the fight. Let’s do it.”
No word as to which event Spencer will be making his return to the AFC cage, however keep it locked to MMASucka.com for news as it hits the street.
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