Hybrid Combat H5 Amateur MMA Recap

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It was a warm and muggy night inside the Pierre Arthur Guertin Community center. The Ottawa/Gatineau community are ravenous MMA fans and showed it again by packing the venue to the brim. Fans were treated to extremely competitive fights as 9 of the 13 tilts went the distance. There were also a few surprises as local MMA superstar Nabil “The Thrill” Khatib stepped in as a special guest referee and legendary ring announcer Anthony Horng served as the events voice.

Pierre Mellon vs. Gaetan Lauzon
R1: Mellon comes out swinging and lands a nice hook. Both fighters exchange front kicks and Mellon catches the takedown off the rebound off the ropes. Mellon takes Lauzon’s back and goes for the RNC. Lauzon turns and reverse and winds up in Mellon’s guard as the round ends.
TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Mellon

R2: Mellon shoots the double leg and slams Lauzon to the mat and takes his back. Lauzon spins and Mellon takes mount. Melon works some GNP then transitions to armbar as the round ends. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Mellon

R3: Lauzon comes out swinging and lands a few solid shots. Mellon shoots in and takes him down landing in side control. Mellon transitions to north/south and sets up the armbar. The bell rings once again as Mellon locks in the submission. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Mellon
Pierre Mellon defeats Gaetan Lauzon via Unanimous Decision

Guillaume Caron vs. Eric Nadon
R1: Both fighters come out swinging with Caron getting the better of the exchanges. Nadon throws a high kick but Caron catches it and takes him down. Caron lands some vicious GNP but Nadon bucks up and struggles back to his feet. The round ends as Caron lands some nice punches. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Caron

R2: An accidental groin shot by Caron starts off the round. Nadon comes back strong with some hard hooks to the head of Caron. Nadon throws up a high kick but Caron blocks and returns a thunderous kick to Nadon’s bread basket. The round ends with a great flurry from each fighter but Caron was able to get off first.  TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Caron

R3: The fighters come out and clinch up in the corner. Caron roasts Nadon’s ribs with some solid punches. Caron lands the takedown as the bell sounds. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Caron
Guillaume Caron defeats Eric Nadon via Unanimous Decision

Chris Trembelas vs. Jon Chiera
R1: Chiera comes out and shoots the double leg. Chiera passes to half guard. Chiera works the Kimura for most the round but the bell rings. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Chiera

R2: A nice exchange starts off the round. Chiera lands the power double and lands in side control. Chiera goes for the kimura, Trembelas rolls but Chiera transitions to armbar. Trembelas is able to power out and is back on his feet. Chiera once again scoops Trembelas up and slams him to the mat to finish off the round.  TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Chiera

R3: Chiera lands another takedown and winds up in half guard. Trembelas regains full guard and reverses. Trembelas lands some short shots from inside Chiera’s guard as the round ends. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Chiera
Jon Chiera defeats Chris Trembelas via Unanimous Decision

Bruno Pierre-Dubois vs. Eric Girard
R1: Girard comes out and takes Dubois to the ground. A quick scramble ensues and both fighters are back to their feet. Both fighters exchange strikes but Girard lands the better shots on the inside. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Girard

R2: Dubois comes out throwing bolos, but Girard finds his range on the inside and lands the more solid shots. A stand up battle finishes off the round. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Girard

R3: Girard comes out hard and plants Dubois on the canvas. Girard takes mount and transitions to armbar and coaxes the tap out.
Eric Girard submits Bruno Pierre-Dubois via Armbar @ :57 R3

Gavin Ward vs. Jeff Andrews
R1: Ward comes out and lands the takedown and winds up in half guard. Ward passes to mount and goes for the armbar. Andrews escapes, Ward throws up legs his legs and goes for the triangle. Andrews once again escapes and is back to his feet. Ward shoots in for the double leg but Andrews locks in the standing guillotine just as the round ends. TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 Ward

R2: Both fighters clinch up, Andrews cinches in the guillotine and pulls guard. Ward escapes and is back to his feet. Andrews goes for the guillotine and pulls guard again. Ward rolls and escapes and transitions to a triangle just as the bell rings.  TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 Ward

R3: Ward lands a belly to belly takedown and lands in half guard. Ward works the GNP. Andrews reverses and rains down some GNP from guard. TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 Ward
Gavin Ward defeats Jeff Andrews via Unanimous Decision

Kris Baker vs. Stephen Lefebvre
R1: Lefebvre takes center ring and starts throwing bolos. Lefebvre muscles Baker to the ground and takes his back. Lefebvre sinks in his hooks and the RNC for the victory.
Stephen Lefebvre submits Kris Baker via RNC @ 1:01 R1

Nick Lynch vs. Mike Tremblay
R1: Trembay shoots for the takedown but Lynch sprawls. Tremblay is successful on his second attempt and lands in side control. Lynch is able to scramble back to his feet. The fighters clinch up, Tremblay pulls guard and Lynch follows him down. Tremblay attempts a triangle then transitions to armbar as the bell sounds. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Tremblay

R2: The fighters clinch up again and Tremblay pulls guard. Tremblay leans back and picks the ankle and rolls into an armbar but Lynch is able to fight out of it. Tremblay attempts the armbar again as the round finishes. TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 Tremblay
R3: Tremblay comes out and pulls guard again but Lynch throws him off. Tremblay jumps on Lynch’s back and drags him to the canvas. Lynch bucks up and scrambles to his feet. Tremblay attempts a single leg takedown as time expires. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Tremblay
Mike Tremblay defeats Nick Lynch via Split Decision

Brendan Beavis vs. Paul Levac
R1: Levac comes out strong throwing big hooks but Beavis ducks under and lands the takedown. Back on their feet Levac lands to thunderous high kicks. Levac throws a high knee but Beavis catches it and takes him down as the bell sounds. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Beavis

R2: Levac comes out strong again and throws a hook and falls off balance. The fighters clinch up in the corner. Levac drags Beavis down too the ground and lands some GNP. Beavis reverse and returns the favour as the round comes to an end. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Beavis

R3: Levac out strong again and lands a high kick. Beavis shoots in and scores the double leg takedown. Beavis transitions too mount and finishes off the round with some vicious GNP. TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 Beavis
Brendan Beavis defeats Paul Levac via Unanimous Decision

Ralph Jean Pierre David vs. Harley David
R1: The fighters come out swinging . Pierre David lands some brutal kick to David’s legs and mid section. The round ends with a nice welt showing up on David’s ribs. TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 Pierre David

R2: David comes out strong battering Pierre David with vicious hooks. Pierre David lands the trip takedown but David is able to scramble back to his feet. David finds his range and starts pulverizing Pierre David with punches. TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 David

R3: Pierre David takes center ring and punishes David’s body with kick and punches. David makes great use of the ropes and rebounds off and lands the scoop takedown. David finishes off the round with some GNP. TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 David
David defeats Pierre David via Unanimous Decision

Shane Sparenberg vs. Rob Tracey
R1: Tracey comes out swinging. Tracey shoots in and lands the takedown. Tracey takes Sparenberg back and sinks in the RNC for the victory.
Rob Tracey submits Shane Sparenberg via RNC @ 1:07 R1

Ryan Hawes vs. Vincent Forget
R1:
Forget runs out and lands the double leg takedown. Forget transitions to mount. Hawes wiggles out but Forget regains side control and locks up the Kimura for the win.
Forget submits Hawes via Kimura @ 1:21 R1

Steve Alexopoulos vs. Mathieu Lemay
R1:
Alexopoulos shoots in and lands the takedown and works some GNP from top position. Lemay wiggles out. Alexopoulos lands another takedown. Lemay reverses and takes top position. The round ends as Alexopoulos attempts an armbar. TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 Alexopoulos

R2: Alexopoulos catches a Lemay kick and scores the takedown. Lemay scrambles and takes Alexopoulos’ back. Lemay looks for the RNC but Alexopoulos escapes to his feet. Alexopoulos attempts a belly to belly takedown as the round ends. TopMMANews scored the round 10-9 Alexopoulos

R3: Alexopoulos shoots in for the takedown but the fighters fall between the ropes. The fighters are stood up and exchange punches. Lemay attempts a takedown but Alexopoulos sprawls on top and drags Lemay to the mat. Lemay pushes Alexopoulos off as time expires. TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 Alexopoulos
Steve Alexopoulos defeats Mathieu Lemay via Unanimous Decision

Patrick Gill vs. Matthew Richardson
R1: Gill lands a nice Greco throw takedown. The fighters are stood back up and Gill scores another takedown and lands in half guard. Gill attempts an ankle lock as the round ends. TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 Gill

R2: The fighters spend most of the round jockeying for position. Gill lands a vicious high kick. TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 Gill

R3: Another lacklustre round. This time Richardson is getting the better of the few exchanges. TopMMANews scored the rd 10-9 Richardson
Patrick Gill defeats Matthew Richardson via Split Decision

Great matchmaking gave way for lots of competitive battles. A few fighter to keep an eye out for including Mike Tremblay who demonstrated jitsu skills beyond his age, a great young fighter, once his striking gets on par with his ground look out! Gavin Ward showed a great all around game with explosive power and Patrick Gill continued his undefeated strike and showed his Greco Roman mastery. TopMMANews’ FOTN honours go to Jeff Andrews and Gavin Ward for their extremely entertaining tilt. Submission of the Night goes to Eric Girard for his beautiful mount to armbar transition. TopMMANews would like to thank the entire Hybrid MMA team for a great night of fights.

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