Carlo Prater Takes On Antonio McKee For MFC Lightweight Title


By MFC Staff

Brazilian Carlo Prater couldn't have picked a better time to sign a three-fight deal with the Maximum Fighting Championship.

With his name on the dotted line, Prater not only seals up a multi-fight contract but also secures himself a title shot – an opportunity he'll get right out of the gate when he meets Antonio “Mandingo” McKee for the MFC lightweight belt at MFC 22: Payoff.

“Carlo's credentials are fantastic and he will deservedly get a chance at the title,” said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich. “Few fighters are willing to jump right into a fight with Antonio McKee but Prater didn't waste a second in accepting the challenge. It is a golden opportunity for him and the great part about it is that Prater versus McKee should be a terrific title fight for the fans to watch.”

Prater (24-6-1) has won three of his last four fights and has a career punctuated with several impressive victories. The six-foot native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, holds a victory over MFC welterweight champion Pat Healy via submission in 2005 and holds other wins over such notable names as Melvin Guillard, Spencer Fisher, and Carlos Condit.

The fight against Prater will be McKee's first defense of the MFC 155-pound championship which he captured in a five-round decision over Derrick Noble at MFC 20. McKee (22-3-2) has steamrolled through his opposition since moving down from welterweight and the accomplished wrestler has not lost since 2003.

McKee vs. Prater will be the co-main event of MFC 22: Payoff alongside the much-anticipated middleweight showdown between Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald and Travis “The Serial Killer” Lutter. MFC 22 will take place on Friday, October 2 from the River Cree Resort and Casino and be seen live throughout North America on HDNet Fights.

Just a few tickets remain for MFC 22 and they can be purchased via the MFC Ticket Hotline at (780) 504-2024 or through, Ticketmaster charge by phone (780) 451-8000, and Ticketmaster outlets.

Latest MMA News

Jimi Manuwa

Jimi Manuwa: ‘I Don’t Buy Into Any of That Trash Talking & Sh*t’

Jimi Manuwa isn't interested in laying down some World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) style trash talking. Manuwa isn't exactly a target when it comes to verbal...
John Lineker

John Lineker: ‘I Don’t Think About Dropping to Flyweight Anymore’

Don't expect John Lineker to return to the flyweight division. There was a time when Lineker was tearing through the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) flyweight...
Angela Lee

Angela Lee: ‘Keeping The Belt is a Lot Harder Than Winning it’

ONE Championship atomweight title holder Angela Lee knows the difficulties of being at the top of the mountain. At the age of 20, Lee has...

The Ultimate Fighter 25: Redemption Recap

Ramsey Nijem fought his way out of two deep submission attempts by Julian Lane to advance Wednesday night on The Ultimate Fighter 25: Redemption. Nijem...
Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson Says His Mindset During Fights is ‘Murderous Type Sh*t’

Michael Johnson doesn't have too many happy thoughts when he steps inside the Octagon. "The Menace" will compete against Justin Gaethje inside the T-Mobile Arena...

Gegard Mousasi: UFC Contract Offer ‘Not Good’

Gegard Mousasi was very blunt while appearing on UFC Tonight Wednesday when asked about his contract talks with the promotion. "It's not good," Mousasi said....
Conor McGregor

Dana White Says Conor McGregor May Cash in & Walk Away if he Fights...

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White wouldn't be surprised if Conor McGregor never gets back inside the Octagon. McGregor is the reigning Ultimate Fighting...

Michael Bisping Confirms GSP Fight Off, Talks Romero-Whittaker

For the time being, Michael Bisping will stay on the sidelines and recover while awaiting a new challenger to his middleweight title. The reigning UFC...

Fedor Emelianenko Does his Talking Where it Matters: ‘In The Cage’

Former heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko is old-school. Emelianenko returns to action next month when he faces Matt Mitrione at Bellator: NYC from Madison Square Garden....

Travis Browne Returns, Faces Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 213

Fresh off his engagement to Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne will step back inside the Octagon this July to face Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 213. Browne...