In their MFC 33 bout Maromo defeated Lynn by a somewhat controversial split decision. After taking almost a year-and-a-half off of MMA following his loss to Josh Thomson in September 2007 Lynn has been on a tear with six wins until the decision to Maromo. Maromo didn’t start is MMA career until the same month Lynn returned but in that time Maromo racked up a 7-2 record with four wins in a row counting the first fight with Lynn. Lynn is usually thought of as having more rounded skills but the five year age difference could be a factor, especially if this rematch goes again to later rounds.
Also on the card two middleweight fights decide who will fight for the vacant title later this year.
Luke Harris was also off weight being two pounds over but his fight against Joseph Henle is still on as one of the middleweight fights. Harris lost his first fight way back in 2007 but has since picked up nine wins in a row (and one “no contest”), most recently defeating Edwin Dewees in May. Henle is 7-0-1 but in lesser known shows with his “no contest” in TPF being his biggest challenge to date.
For the other middleweight “elimination” bout Elvis Mutapcic and Jacen Flynn both came in at weight. Mutapcic is mainly known for his loss in Strikeforce last June but he has since picked up two wins, most recently an armbar or Keenan Curry in March. Flynn took four years off MMA, returning to pick up two more submission wins last year making his overall career 10-2 with nine wins by submission.
MFC 34 card:
HW: Lee Mein vs.Smealinho Rama
MW: Derek Parker vs.Paul Grandbois
160: Dan Ring vs.Derek Boyle
190: Jason Zentgraf vs.Cody Krahn
WW: Nick Hinchliffe vs.Dhiego Lima
MW: Elivs Mutapcic vs.Jacen Flynn
HW: Mick Hackert vs.Tim Hague
MW: Joseph Henle vs.Luke Harris
LW: Adam Lynn vs.Mukai Maromo