‘King’ Solomon mining for victory

Apr 12, 2010
(PRESS RELEASE) -- In his last MFC outing, Solomon Hutcherson had to contend with an opponent focused on a ground game and solely searching for a submission.

With his next bout right around the corner at MFC 25: Vindication, “King” Solomon has an opponent that’s more to his liking. Hutcherson expects his middleweight clash with David Heath to be much more suited to his natural game plan.

“This fight is right up my alley,” said Hutcherson after a recent training session under the tutelage of legendary coach Duke Roufus.

“The fans know we both like to bang. Heath’s a banger too so I think the fans are really going to get their money’s worth.”

Hutcherson (11-6) will throw down with Heath (14-6) on the main televised card of MFC 25: Vindication which will be held Friday, May 7 at the Northlands Expo Centre in Edmonton , Alberta , and also air live on HDNet Fights.

Hutcherson debuted in the MFC in February 2009 when he took a spirited decision from Dave Mewborn, icing the victory with a dominating third round that showed the Racine , Wisconsin , native’s fiery nature. Shortly after the fight, the 37-year-old underwent surgery to repair a torn bicep tendon and the injury kept him out of action for 10 months until his return at MFC 23 and a clash with Jason MacDonald.

MacDonald captured a very close - and somewhat controversial - decision but it was Hutcherson who endeared himself to the MFC fans, many of whom were there to see MacDonald, one of the organization’s original stars. Hutcherson took the look but won the hearts of the people.

“I was pretty surprised by the reaction of the fans because that was MacDonald’s home-town crowd,” offered Hutcherson. “I thought it was going to be hard to win them over. But those are a lot of die-hard fans and I think they knew that coming off surgery for me to take on a guy the calibre of MacDonald that was pretty crazy.

“And he did a lot of mouthing before the fight on how he was going to submit me, choke me out in less than one round. He couldn’t submit me. He had me down but he couldn’t finish me. I was very diligent at practising my escapes and they were on time and on point. I think those devout fans realized that and appreciate that.”

If one day he gets offered the chance, better believe that Hutcherson wants to do battle with MacDonald again and he’s banking on a different outcome.

“He paid the price in that fight. After the fight, look at his face and look at mine - that should tell you the tale,” Hutcherson declared. “If I see him again, I’ll put a ferocious beatdown on him. I’m not taking anything away from Jason. He won the fight, but a lot of people were swaying on the fence. The only way we’ll really see is if we do it again.”

But before that potential fight can emerge, Hutcherson has the real target of Heath in front of him.

“Someone’s going to sleep,” Hutcherson proudly predicted. “I’m back to 100% so I’m going to be able to do what I do best - some spectacular aerial slams and really put a beatdown on somebody.”
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