Four Fighters Risk Undefeated Records at CFC 4
The Canadian Fighting Championship’s next card is February 26th at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Four of the ten main card fighters will enter the Steel Circle that night with undefeated records. When the night is over, will one of them taste defeat for the first time? To see these undefeated fighters in action, fans can purhase tables by calling (204) 772-2599. General admission tickets are also available at Ticketmaster.
One of those undefeated fighters is the Quebec’s John Makdessi. At 5-0, Makdessi is a fierce striker who has finished every fight he has been in prior to the third round. Makdessi, who trains with Georges St-Pierre, badly wants to be recognized as a top Canadian Lightweight fighter and he is taking on his toughest challenge yet at CFC 4 with opponent Lindsey Hawkes. Winnipeg’s Lindsey Hawkes is not only looking to knock Makdessi into the ranks of the defeated but knock him out. Hawkes (5-3) clobbered Joseph Latour at CFC 1 with a huge knee and he hopes to use his height and reach advantage to defeat the smaller Makdessi.
Roland Delorme is a Winnipeg fighter who defeated Stepane Denis at CFC 3. Rollly shocked the MMA world by heading to Ottawa last December where he submitted top Canadian Bantamweight Remi Morvan in his hometown. Morvan was the more experienced fighter and Delorme was a considerable underdog, yet the Winnipeg Academy of Mixed Martial Arts fighter surprised everyone with a first round submission win. The win improved Delorme’s record to 4-0. Now Morvan is heading across Canada to face Delorme in his hometown of Winnipeg. Morvan, who admittedly took Delorme a little lightly, fought the same week when his daughter was born. Now he has been focusing squarely on Delorme and looking for revenge.
Team Canada’s Justin Barnard is another Winnipeg fighter who is putting his perfect record on the line at CFC 4. Barnard is facing Markhaile “Showtime” Wedderburn in their February 26th fight. This will be a classic grappler versus striker matchup as Barnard likes to take his opponents down and ground and pound them. Meanwhile, Showtime will use his strong Muay Thai talents to try and knock Barnard’s head off with a big knee or, perhaps, a spinning back kick. Showtime is coming into the fight with some recent losses and needs to get a win over the up and coming Barnard to stay relevant in the Welterweight division. Barnard just wants another notch in his undefeated belt.
The fourth undefeated fighter on the main card of CFC 4 is Chase Degenhardt. Peguis First Nation’s Chris Stranger will be looking to knock the ‘0’ off of Chase Degenhardt’s record. Degenhardt fought last month and looked impressive in his most recent win in Edmonton. Stranger also looked dominating in his CFC 3 debut against Kris Lee. Stranger gave Lee a ground and pound beating and improved his record to 3-1-1 and will love to send Degenhardt home with his first loss on his resumé.
Tables for CFC 4 are nearly sold out. Make sure you call (204) 772-2599 to get your seats now or you will risk missing the best fighters in Canada risking their perfect records on February 26.