‘Shaolin’ aiming for knockout impression in May 9th debut at Crowned Kings
The Maximum Fighting Championship’s newest addition promises to put on a show every time he leaps the top rope into the MFC ring.
And he doesn’t want to wait for the first opportunity to prove himself so he’s jumping into action right away with a spot on the MFC 40: Crowned Kings stacked lineup.
Shane “Shaolin” Campbell has signed a multi-fight agreement with the MFC and will debut in the organization live on AXS TV Fights on Friday, May 9 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. His opponent for the featured lightweight battle will be announced shortly.
“I want to get in there and bang it out. When I start KOing people, my title shot will come,” said Campbell (8-2), who has won four of his last five outings.
“People love coming to see me fight because I’m so dynamic. I’m not afraid to do things like wild strikes but I also put my technique together. I can do things that most people can’t. Fans expect to see a KO when I fight and that’s 90% of the fans want to see. They want a huge KO and they’re excited about seeing it happen.
“Every time I fight my fanbase grows all over the world.”
Campbell joins a talent-rich MFC lightweight division. Along with Campbell, four of the top stars will be in action at MFC 40 as Tom Gallicchio faces Kurt Southern in a rematch for the title, and Marcus Edwards tangles with Aaron Gallant.
“Shane Campbell is the kind of fighter I love and the MFC fans love so it was perfect that unite,” said Mark Pavelich, Owner/President of the Maximum Fighting Championship.
“I want fighters who have a certain swagger and style, and I want guys who want finish their opponent and make an impressive statement. Shane is all of that and he is going to be a real threat in the MFC lightweight division.”
Campbell is no stranger to fight fans in his adopted home town of Edmonton, but as a veteran of the K-1 scene, he has developed a following everywhere he’s been. Under various kickboxing banners, Campbell, who is originally from Hamilton, Ontario, has fought in the United States, Netherlands, Hong Kong, China, and Belarus, and his 62-9 record is highlighted by a key win over notable Canadian fighter Trevor Smandich.
The 27-year-old (Twitter: @shaolinstylemma) feels this is the perfect time and situation under the MFC flag to raise his credentials and start his legacy in mixed martial arts.
“This is a beautiful time and opportunity to be a pioneer,” said Campbell. “I’ve got this opportunity to do things people have never seen before. Something like the Teep kick to the face. I and lots of other people did that long before Anderson Silva did it but no one of his stature had ever done it.
“There are dozens of big things that I want to do. I want to be a trendsetter and this my time and the stage to do it.”