Demarce Going for Lucky 7 Against Blais at CFC 6
The main event of CFC 6 is Eric Perez vs Remi Morvan, but one of the more interesting fights of the night is Curtis Demarce vs Dominick Blais. Both are Manitobans, both are bringing a large contingent of supporters, and both are rising up the Canadian Lightweight rankings.
One of the combatants, Curtis Demarce, will be looking for his seventh consecutive victory on October 2nd at CFC 6. Demarce started his MMA career four years ago and went 3-7 in his first ten fights. Demarce has seemingly resurrected his MMA career and now he finds himself on a run of six wins in a row. Curtis explains the turnaround,
“I am just more mature now – mentally and physically more mature. I am also in a better state due to better training! I cannot thank Arena MMA in San Diego enough for my last camp!”
There was criticism of Demarce during this winning streak for taking easier fights. He even beat a debuting fighter, Cory Houston, at CFC 4. That talk went away when he fought Tyson Steele at MFC 26. On the televised portion of that card, Demarce took out the previously undefeated Tyson Steele by Triangle Choke. Now Demarce is set to face a tough, veteran fighter in Dominick Blais at CFC 6 in Winnipeg in a fight that is only a few hours away from the Brandon native’s home.
Like Demarce, Blais started off with a losing record before turning it around. He is now on a quiet run of his own, going 6-1 in his last seven fights, and beating a well regarded Warren Phillips along the way. Blais also happens to be Cory Houston’s WAMMA teammate although he says he is not looking to avenge that loss. Dominick philosophically states,
“Everything else (around the fight) does not matter that much. Fighting is also a learning process. You learn at camp, you learn in victory, and you learn in defeat. I’m not a re-match kind of guy. Cory lost when he made a technical mistake and he learned from it. He is better now because of it. None of that is in my head right now.”
Neither fighter is taking anything for granted. Demarce agrees that his CFC 6 opponent is “very underrated” and commends him for having “great submissions”. Blais is just as nice towards his fellow Friendly Manitoban,
“He sounds like a classy young man. I saw some of his fights and he’s very talented and he improves everytime. He has a passion for MMA and loves to brawl!”
So who will win the battle of the rising Lightweights? One has to agree with Blais’ prediction for “a fast past fight with non-stop action from all levels – clinch, ground and stand up! I got a feeling that we are both going to need to get stitched up after this one!”
However, Demarce is much more firm is his analysis of the upcoming fight,
“I’m going to finish this fight (with) something nastier! I just hope (Blais) came to put on a show. I will finish this fight late in the first!”
Look for the winner of this fight to land right outside the Top 10 Canadian Lightweight rankings.