Ringside Announces Card for June 18
Ringside MMA is proud to announce that their 7th event will be held on June 18, 2010 at 7pm. The MMA event will be held at the Pierre-Charbonneau Center, located on 3000 Rue Viau in Montreal, under the title, “No Escape”. Guillaume “Il Toro” de Lorenzi will be making his first title defence of his lightweight belt against UFC veteran Dale Hartt. There will be no less than 12 electrifying fights for this event. Tickets are already on sale via the Ovation website. This event will also be streamed live via the Internet from the official Ringside MMA website at http://www.ringsidemma.tv for a low fee.
Fighting in the main event of the evening, Guillaume de Lorenzi (8-1-0) has stopped 7 of his 9 opponents by way of KO, with his only loss coming at the hands of UFC veteran John “War Machine” Koppenhaver in February 2009. De Lorenzi bounced back from his loss to win his last 3 fights over the likes of young prospect Lindsey Hawkes, the French Sebastien Garguier, and most recently, Ryan Machan at the last Ringside event titled “Rage”, where de Lorenzi won the lightweight belt. The American Dale Hartt (6-2) is a member of Team Sityodtong, and has made 3 appearances in the UFC. Hartt’s first appearance for the American promotion was in July 2009 at UFC Fight Night 14, where he suffered a defeat at the hands of Shannon Gugerty. He was able to rebound from that loss to capture a victory against Corey Hill at UFC Fight For the Troops, but suffered the 2nd loss in his career against Dennis Siver at UFC 99.
In the co-main event, another UFC veteran Tom Murphy (6-0-0) will face Sean Salmon (17-9-0). Still undefeated after 6 professional MMA fights, the American Tom Murphy spends much of his time training under Firas Zahabi at Tristar Gym in Montreal. After defeating Icho Larenas in UFC 58, Murphy continued his winning streak at the expense of Gregory Millard, Jason Cecil and Bruno Hosier. Salmon, who is also a veteran of the prestigious UFC promotion, lost to Rashad Evans and Alan Belcher earlier in his MMA career. Salmon has also fought for Hardcore Championship Fighting where he defeated Marcus Vinicious, as well as Strikeforce, where he fought Jorge Santiago. He is coming off a loss courtesy of Alexander Shlemenko on March 13 in Finland. Sean Salmon is looking for a return to glory if he can be the one to hand Tom Murphy the first loss of his career.
Also on the card, fighting at lightweight, will be a battle between Derek Gauthier (6-1-0) from Quebec against the Nova Scotian Jason Mackay (9-2-0). Gauthier, who has been training at both Sparmax, under Normand Grimard, as well as at the Tristar gym under the tutelage of Firas Zahabi, is looking to pick up his 2nd straight victory since dropping down to lightweight. Gauthier’s only loss was to Tyler Jackson, who is a veteran of Bodog Fight. Gauthier showed tremendous character to rebound from that loss and get the KO win over Jason Rorison in Round 1. Jason Mackay did have 8 straight wins to begin his career, but then suffered losses against Steve Claveau and UFC veteran Drew Fickett. He did get back into the win column when he scored a split decision victory over Alex Sung in August 2009. Mackay will have a tough challenge ahead of him to shake off any ring rust quickly, since Derek Gauthier is sure to be ready and looking for his 5th KO win.
Another fight sees the undefeated Alex Garcia (3-0-0) facing Ricky Goodall (5-1-0) at 170 pounds. With 3 wins and 3 KO’s behind him, Alex Garcia has quickly been gaining recognition from the public for being an exciting and athletic fighter. After defeating TJ Coletti, Matt Northcott and most recently Jaret MacIntosh at the Ringside “Rage” event in March, Garcia will be looking to maintain his perfect record. For his part, Ricky Goodall is recognized as a fighter to watch from the East Coast, with 5 wins in 6 fights. Since making his professional debut in 2007, he waited 2 years before getting back into the ring. His only loss was suffered in the first match back after the long absence. He most recently defeated Jon McGrath and submitted Brian Mazerolle while fighting for Elite 1 Promotions.
Rounding out the fight card, the undefeated Daylin “The Caveman” Logan faces Lloyd Galindo, Samuel Guillet takes on Jason Rorison, Rejean Groulx of Drummondville fights Eugenio Carpine and a highly anticipated grudge match between Christopher Boisvert and his rival Kevin Morin. Mark Fraser, Denis Puric, Matt Northcott, Taylor Solomon, Dimitri Waardenburg, Pierre-Etienne Marcoux, Yohan Gariepy and Danny St-Gelais have also been added.
RINGSIDE 7 : NO ESCAPE – CONFIRMED MATCHES
Date : June 18, 2010 – 7:00pm
Location : CENTRE PIERRE-CHARBONNEAU, MONTREAL, QUEBEC
Guillaume De Lorenzi vs Dale Hartt
Ringside MMA Lightweight (155) Championship Match
205 – Tom Murphy vs Sean Salmon
155 – Derek Gauthier vs Jason Mackay
170 – Alex Garcia vs Ricky Goodall
175 – Daylin Logan vs Lloyd Galindo
155 – Samuel Guillet vs Jason Rorison
145 – Réjean Groulx vs Eugenio Carpine
155 – Christopher Boisvert vs Kevin Morin
145 – Mark Fraser vs Denis Puric
170 – Matt Northcottvs Taylor Solomon
135 – Dimitri Waardenburg vs Pierre-Etienne Marcoux
150 – Yohan Gariepy vs Danny St-Gelais