It has been announced via the event's website and officials at the Alberta-based promotion Aggression MMA have also confirmed for this site that A-MMA II veteran Matt MacGrath (8-3) with face UFC vet Chris Brennan (19-13-1) on May, 21st. This co-main event fight has been booked for their upcoming British Columbia debut in Vernon, now known at Aggression MMA: Trilogy, and will take place at the 3000 -seat Wesbild Centre.
This fight is a welcomed chance for B.C. MMA fans to see one of Canada's most promising up-and-coming welterweights in MacGrath. He is coming off a tough loss to Claude Patrick (11-1) at A-MMA II on February, 5th 2010. In that fight, MacGrath forced Patrick into the third round for only the second time in Claude's career before eventually succumbing to a guillotine. It was the first time MacGrath had been stopped. Though he did not win, MacGrath still raised his stock in that fight by proving he could hang with an elite-level fighter-- Patrick is now bound for the UFC and is expected to debut in Vancouver on June 12th.
MacGrath's opponent in Vernon will be a PRIDE and UFC veteran in Brennan, who notably holds a win over Joe Stevenson (31-11) dating back to 1999. That being said, Brennan has lost four of his last five fights, dating back to March 2006, and fought for the majority of his career at lightweight. He will have an uphill battle ahead if his goal is to return to being considered relevant in MMA this decade. A surprising win over MacGrath would go a long way toward achieving that goal.
B.C. MMA Fan will have updates about the Aggression MMA: Trilogy card in Vernon as they become available.