Canadian Fights to Watch in Fall 2009
Summer is over (for some of us it never really began) and there is a full slate of Canadian based MMA scheduled for this fall. Top MMA News loves the regional MMA and encourages Canadian fans to buy a $60 table seat or a general admission ticket and enjoy some live MMA. There really is nothing like it!
Whats on the menu for this fall’s fight schedule that fans can look forward to? Plenty.
In September, there are two great fights that really catch my fancy. King of the Cage has put together a very interesting Welterweight fight on September 25. Undefeated youngster, Rory MacDonald was one of the country’s best Lightweights and he has recently moved up in weight (haven’t we all?). Nick Hinchliffe is a solid veteran who will really give MacDonald a test.
Across the country in Montreal, Ringside is putting on their third card. An interesting Western fighter versus Eastern fighter matchup will bump one fighter up the country’s 155 pound ladder as Winnipeg’s Lindsey Hawkes faces Montreal’s Mike Ricci. Ricci has looked golden while tearing up fights in Quebec and is undefeated while Hawkes was going to Bellator before BFC pulled out of their scheduled Montreal card.
A third September fight really is also intriguing. TFC 8 features a Interim Welterweight fight between Ryan Ford and Markhaile Wedderburn. If one trolls the internet, one can find both fighter’s tearing each other up in fight forums, interviews and Facebook posts. If the two bring as much heat to the cage as they do on their computers, do not blink as this will be action packed. Curiously, one has to wonder why the TFC chose to make this an interim title fight when they had a talented and healthy champion, Claude Patrick ready to fight.
October brings the big man on the Canadian scene – the Maximum Fighting Championship, but they are anything but regional. MFC 22 has many Canadians including Jason MacDonald, Ryan Jimmo, Nathan Gunn, and John Alessio looking to defeat talented ex-UFC opposition. Particularly interesting is 7-0 Gunn taking a big step in his career to face Pete Spratt. Get your tickets early for this card as its a stacked card and there is limited seating. Fans can also watch this card from your couch as it is on HD Net.
Canada’s Carlos Newton is facing Shonie Carter at W1 on October 13, but the real High Voltage coming from this card is the fight between Remi Morvan and Adrian Wooley. Its for the W1 Bantamweight title but one can easily say that the winner of this fight is Canada’s number one Bantamweight. Wooley will be looking to get back in the win column after losing to Noah Thomas from the Ultimate Fighter, while Morvan is undefeated having beaten tough fighters like Sean Quinn and Ian Dawe. If you are anywhere near Gatineau, Quebec, head to this card.
In November, the Canadian Fighting Championship gives Canada’s number one heavyweight, Rodrigo Munduruca, his biggest challenge. A win over Dan Christison, from Ultimate Fighter season 2, will help cement his top spot over his student’s Tim Hague and Nick Penner. Also on the November 13th card is an explosive all-Canadian matchup between Claude Patrick, The Fight Club’s undefeated welterweight champion, and Dan Grandmaison. Interestingly enough, “Bighouse” Grandmaison’s last fight was a win over Markhaile Wedderburn, who is competing against Ryan Ford for TFC’s interim Welterweight belt.
Do not forget that the beauty of watching live MMA is that for every great matchup that lures you into buying that ticket, there will be at least two undercard fights at each event featuring previously unknown fighters that will make you drop your jaw and get out of your seat. Make sure you support your local MMA promotion and witness the best of the Canada’s current and future MMA fighters.