Ringside 9 – Goulet vs Clements for WW Title
After a successfully conquering Quebec city on August 7 in front of a sold out crowd for Ringside: Invasion, Ringside MMA will be back in Montreal on November 13th at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau for our next event: Payback! Jonathan “Road Warrior” Goulet will be competing in his 35th professional MMA fight by headlining an event for a 2nd straight time. Goulet (23-11-0), who has long been in the shadow of teammate Georges St-Pierre, both at home and on the international scene, has also yet to challenge for the opportunity of a title shot. Ringside is pleased to announce that he will finally have that chance, as he will take on none other than Chris Clements (6-4-0) for the vacant welterweight title in a 5 round championship match at 170 pounds.
Representing the world renowned Trigym Gym in Montreal, Jonathan Goulet is coming off an impressive 1st round TKO victory over Canadian prospect Matt MacGrath in his first fight for Ringside. Goulet was coming off a loss at the hands of Marcus Davis in May at UFC 113 in Montreal, which was his first fight in over 2 years due to an injury. This loss signalled the end of his UFC contract, as he was let go by the American promotion. The Victoriaville native stayed positive, and has decided to refocus his career by making it his mission to accumulate championship titles. Preferring to seize the opportunity rather than be mired in self-pity, Goulet has bounced back with a vengeance to quickly become Ringside MMA’s top contender for the welterweight title.
Despite his limited experience in professional MMA fights, IFL veteran Chris Clements represents a major threat for Jonathan Goulet, due to his innate talent for striking. Known for his ability to end fights quickly through his explosive TKOs, this professional MMA fighter from Adrenaline MMA in London, Ontario (Team Tompkins), will have the continued benefit of training with the likes of Mark Homonick, Sam Stout and Chris Horodecki. Clements has already fought 6 times in Quebec, and his built a very strong fan base in the province.
This matchup will no doubt cause some divisions amongst the Quebec fight fans who have grown to support this group of Team Tompkins based fighters who have fought in Quebec over the last 7 years. Their support should still be strong in number despite the implication of local favourite Jonathan Goulet.
In the co-main event of the night, rising star Alex Garcia (4-0-0), who has kept his record perfect intact through his first four professional fights, will be facing the toughest challenge of his young career when he takes on veteran Tyler « TNT » Jackson (9-6-1) from the Revolution Fight Time out of Langley, BC. Jackson has already faced the likes of Samuel Guillet, Martin Grandmont and Sam Stout, and he was the first to put a blemish the record of then undefeated Derek Gauthier in January 2010.
Derek Gauthier (6-2-0) is looking to get back into the win column, after most recently sending shockwaves of concern through the crowd as a result of a brutal KO loss during Ringside: No Escape, at the hands of veteran Dustin Poirier. His opponent for Payback has yet to be determined.
Making his fourth professional fight will be Christopher « The Tank » Boisvert (2-1)from Team Bergeron who will face the Albertan Lenny Wheeler (3-1-0). Boisvert, a native of Drummondville, delivered one of his best performances in a grudge match against rival Kevin Morin on June 18th – No Escape, which negated his disqualification loss from their first encounter. On November 13th, one of Quebec’s best prospects will look to represent his province when he takes on one of the best of Western Canada in Wheeler. For his part, Wheeler rattled off three consecutive wins to start his career, but is coming off an arm bar submission loss to Josh Machan. With all of their victories being earned through striking, the fans can expect a stand up war between these two fighters.
The rest of the fight card is littered with rising stars and prospects, including the undefeated Rejean Groulx (4-0-0) who will be challenged against a more experienceStephane Bernadel (6-2-0) from Ontario, Martin Trempe who is making his professional debut along with his opponent Steve Begin from Sherbrooke, Maxime Fecteau takes on the confident Tommy Cote(1-0-0), who recently won his first professional MMA fight on August 7th against Eric Daigno from Longueuil, who also happens to be on the card and facing Michael Pellerin, who is still looking for a win after two fights.
Tickets for Ringside 9 : Payment are on sale now via the OVATION network either by phone (TOLL-FREE) at 1-866-999-0089, or online via their official website at the following URL: http://www.ovation.qc.ca/liste.asp?Nom=Ringside+%28Payback%29&UID=5M7BLF44B4W0ODC7ATGT&Lang=EN
The MMA gala Paybeck will also be broadcast live on Canal Indigo! For more information on Canal Indigo, please contact your local cable distributor.
RINGSIDE 9 : Payback – CONFIRMED MATCHES
Date : November 13, 2010 – 7:30pm
Location : CENTRE PIERRE-CHARBONNEAU, MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC
170 – Jonathan Goulet vs Chris Clements
5 Round Ringside MMA Welterweight Championship Fight
170 – Alex Garcia vs Tyler Jackson
155 – Christopher Boisvert vs Lenny Wheeler
160 – Derek Gauthier vs TBA
145 – Réjean Groulx vs Stephane Bernadel
205 – Martin Trempe vs Steve Bégin
135 – Maxime Fecteau vs Tommy Côté
135 – Éric Daigno vs Michael Pellerin