Current MFC (Maximum Fighting Championship) Bantamweight champion Anthony Birchak (11-1 MMA 2-0 MFC) is set to get back in the ring May 9th at MFC 40 to defend his championship. Birchak should expect a tough opponent come May 9th, and the fans should expect an awesome fight.

Birchak trains at a high rate on a daily basis and always delivers exciting fights. Birchak had a breakout year in 2013, and you know he is looking for another dominate victory come May 9th.The prospect pool of bantamweights is full right now, so you can expect who ever is signed to face Birchak in May will be no push over. MFC CEO Mark Pavelich doesn’t mess around when it comes to putting on exciting fights for his organization and the fans.

Anthony Birchak was the MFC’s first signed bantamweight. His first test wasn’t going to be easy. Birchak defeated Legacy veteran Ryan “Babyface” Benoit at MFC 37 after the two went back and forth in one of the best/hilarious twitter beefs in all mma. The fight was dubbed by some as “Fight of the Year.”

The fight was a wild grappling clinic that let the fans of the MFC and AXS TV know, the bantamweights are here. Birchak won a unanimous decision, even though Benoit claimed it was a closely scored fight and demanded an immediate rematch. The rematch was not granted, Benoit left the MFC (and was signed to the UFC..weird), and Birchak went on to receive the first ever shot at the MFC’s bantamweight championship.

Birchak went on to defeat Tito Jones at MFC 38 October 4th, 2013 to become the MFC’s first ever bantamweight champion. This was a fight that you the fans voted in as the main event. Birchak won the fight by rear naked choke in the second round. The fight was mainly a one-sided affair as Birchak demonstrated his improved striking and dominate wrestling/ground game skills.

Birchak is not only an excelled fighter, but a huge representative to the world of mixed martial arts. This year alone, Birchak has became the first ever MFC bantamweight champion, the face of the MFC, and earned the MFC Fight of the Year for 2013 with Benoit. One of his highest achievements was when he found out he made into Sports Illustrated.

“Definitely the highest point of my career so far,” Birchak texted me.

With all that, he also became one of the RMA’s Rise Up Against Bullying team members. The man does it all and is one of the most humblest people, let alone mma fighter(s) that I have ever had the fortune to know.

To add to the list, Birchak was crowned the 2013 MMAFreak Fighter of the Year voted in by the fans. The fans love them some Birchak. The announcement was made live on the 1-6-14 edition of MMAFreak Radio. Birchak accepted Fighter of the Year, 3 way tied for Breakout Fighter of the Year with Travis Browne and Holly Holm, and was dubbed the MMAFreak of the Year by the fans,Tiger Taylor (co-host of MMAFreak Radio) and Ben McPhee (host of MMAFreak Radio). He loves how much the fans appreciate him, and the fact of how recognized he already is for all his hard work and talent.

“I want to be a house hold name before I get to the UFC. I really appreciate everything the fans have done for me and wouldn’t be where I am without them,” Birchak said on MMAFreak radio.