Cox vs Hinchliffe Tops TFC 12 Card
The Fight Club (TFC), one of the top fight promotions in Canada, is proud to bring MMA fans “DEVASTATION” on Friday, December 10th, live from the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The event will feature ten bouts featuring several top MMA superstars, including former TFC World Light-Heavyweight Champion Victor Valimaki, top TFC middleweight contenders Chad Cox & Nick Hinchliffe and welterweight contenders Louis Carles & Rio Wells.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, or (780) 991-5670.
The main event will feature a match between Dartmouth, Nova Scotia native Chad “Chainsaw” Cox (5-2) taking on Nick Hinchliffe (17-6), who hails from Nanaimo, BC, for the vacant TFC Canadian Middleweight Title. The former title-bout main event, Craig “Farmer” Brown (7-3) vs. Chase Degenhardt (6-1), fell apart due to an injury to Degenhardt. Following the withdrawal of his opponent, Brown declined a chance at redemption against Hinchliffe, choosing to focus on an upcoming January clash with Jason “Dooms” Day (19-11).
Hinchliffe vs. Brown I was a back-and-forth fight, so it now seems likely the rematch could be scheduled for a future TFC event, especially if Hinchliffe claims the TFC belt.
Nick Hinchliffe is currently riding high with losses only to fellow B.C. MMA superstars UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald (10-1, and current Armageddon FC middleweight champion Kalib Starnes (11-5, in his last eight fights.
Hinchliffe is still pursuing a slot on SpikeTV‘s The Ultimate Fighter 13, but, in the mean time, the Team Impact product will undoubtedly remain as active as possible. The appearance at TFC12 will mark Nick’s sixth fight of 2010.
Chad “Chainsaw” Cox is a member of Team Fit Plus out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He was last seem in a grueling decision loss to Nordine Taleb (3-1) at W-1: New Ground in Halifax, N.S. this past October, but, at 6’3″, Cox is well above average height for a middleweight and all of his wins have come by way of first-round stoppage. To win, Nick must overcome a much larger opponent who has yet to be finished!
“Hinchcliffe and Cox are both top level Canadian middleweights and we would be proud to have either as our Canadian champ” said TFC president Mark Sinclair “Degenhardt, Brown and Krahn will all be in line for our new champs future title defenses”.
Also featured at “DEVASTATION” will be former TFC World Light-Heavyweight Champion Victor Valimaki taking on Minneapolis, MN native Karl Knothe (17-6) in a Light Heavyweight bout. Valimaki, who lost his strap to current Champ Martin “Stress” Desilets in March of this year and then lost the rematch at TFC 11, will be looking to rebound at “DEVASTATION”. Karl Knothe, who trains with Sergio Cunha at The Minnesota Fight Factory in Burnside Minnesota, has won 11 straight fights since August 2007.
The fight card:
• 185 lbs: Chad Cox (5-2) vs. Nick Hinchliffe (17-6) for the CND MW. Title
• 205 lbs: Victor Valimaki (16-8) vs. Karl Knothe (17-6)
• 170 lbs: Rio Wells (4-0) vs. Louis Carles (7-2)
• 155 lbs: Dia Grant (2-3) vs. Alex Ricci (0-0)
• 135 lbs: Sy Jewett (2-0) vs. TBA
• 155 lbs: Steve Beaumont (1-0) vs. Eric Andre (2-0)
• 170 lbs: Mike Scarcello (1-0) vs. Brandon Dumais (0-0)
• Hvy Wt: Tom Benosocky (1-3) vs. Bobby Kalmakoff (2-7)
• 185 lbs. Travis Quesnel (1-0) vs. TBA
TFC 12 Lineup