Shaolin Shane Campbell to Debut at Heat XC 6


Shane “Shaolin” Campbell’s first foray into the professional mixed martial arts ranks is sure to catch the attention of a worldwide audience.

Having already fought in rings from Thailand to France, from the United States to Hong Kong, Campbell has garnered an outstanding reputation and incredible record as one of the world’s elite Muay Thai kickboxers. And with those accomplishments has also come a legion of fans around the globe who will now be casting their eyes towards Campbell’s first MMA battle coming on the Heat XC 6: Bragging Rights card.

Campbell will take on Paapa Inkumsah (3-2) in a featured welterweight battle at Heat XC 6, which takes place on Friday, Oct. 15 at the Mayfield Inn Trade & Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

While Campbell will be taking his inaugural venture into the MMA world, it will be Inkumsah’s sixth fight and he will be focused on stopping a current two-fight losing skid he’s been on since winning three straight to open his career. Inkumsah, who grew up in Edmonton and now trains in Calgary, Alberta, demolished his first three opponents, taking out Jesse Clarke, Jake Bluhm, and David Krawczyk all inside the first round.

But Inkumsah’s edge in experience isn’t fazing the Campbell camp, according to his manager Jon Nipshank.

“Shane is going to be the future. He is not going to lose,” said Nipshank. “He’s working on his ground game so he will be fine there but if anyone wants to stand with him they are going to get annihilated.”

Campbell, who hails from Stoney Creek, ON, but now teaches and trains in Edmonton, won his first major Muay Thai title on his 19th birthday and has been adding to his credentials in the four years since taking his overall record to 46-8. In 2007, he picked up his first major international championship by being crowned the WKA World Muay Thai champion, and then further staked his claim as one of the best in the world in 2009 by securing the WMA World Muay Thai championship belt.

Among his career highlights was a huge win in 2007 when he ventured into Calgary and took a unanimous decision from home-town hero Trevor Smandych, one of the most-internationally decorated Canadian fighters of all time.

Paapa Inkumusah vs. Shane Campbell fills up another exciting battle in the already stacked Heatxc 6 Bragging Rights Card! It all goes down October 15th from the mayfield inn and trade center. Check out for ticket information.

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9 Responses to “ Shaolin Shane Campbell to Debut at Heat XC 6 ”

  1. Campbell says:

    Campbell will kick ass.

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  2. Brad Wall says:

    2007 when he ventured into Calgary and took a unanimous decision from home-town hero Trevor Smandych…believe that fight actually took place in Florida not Calgary???

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  3. hawkes says:

    That fight was in the states… Campbell is intense

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  4. Top MMA News does not fact check press releases.

    If we are not lazy, we may edit for grammar and punctuation.

    Still very excited to see Shane Campbell finally fight in MMA, its been rumored for a while. Good signing by MFC.

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  5. chris says:

    kick ass jason high

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  6. DizzyDoc says:

    Shaolin Shane Campbell did, in fact, beat Smandych in Florida on an MKM productions show…. because if the fight was held in Calgary, there is no way he could take a decision from Smandych in his own hometown.

    Campbell is a force to be reckon with – I just hope that he’s learning his ground game as well as he’s perfected his muay thai. One prospect to keep your eyes on!

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  7. Dannita says:

    Isn’t that great, that a decision in a title fight will potentially be based on the location of event and whether or not there is a hometown contender??
    As far as Campbell goes I’m pretty sure he isn’t now just learning the ground game, he’s actually won himself a grappling tourney or two in previous years. Nonetheless, he is definitely going to be a force to be reckoned with and though I’m not a gambler I wouldn’t hesitate to put all my money on “Shaolin”.

    *My 2 Cents*

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  8. Sammy says:

    We can agree that Shane won the fight over Trevor..Which was a great fight from both parties. Dont matter where the event took place. At least TopMMA did not get the outcome of the fight wrong. heh. War Shaolin!

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  9. To clarify again. No mistakes were made by Top MMA News on this artcle as this was not written by Top MMA News. It is a press release from Heat XC.

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