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

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13 Responses to “ Cox vs Hinchliffe Tops TFC 12 Card ”

  1. Jamie Locke says:

    Looking forward to this one! Chad is a warrior, he couldn’t be finished in his two losses, but this one will be 5 rounds, if nobody could finsh him in three, lets see what Nick can do in five.

    I see fireworks in this one.

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  2. Robin Black says:

    Also Dia Grant vs Alex Ricci confirmed on the card.

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  3. chuck says:

    would have loved to seen Taylor KING Solomon on this card he is a great MMA prospect looking to get his chance !!!!!

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  4. chuck says:

    Thanks jamie for considering having Taylor compete for the 185lbs !!!!

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  5. Phil Baroni says:

    does bobby kalmakoff fights every week lol

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  6. trent_thorne says:

    Hinchliffe all the way! im coming to watch this fight for sure!

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  7. stright hater says:

    king solomon is shit

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  8. Jamie Locke says:

    Solomon will have his chances against tougher opponents soon I’m sure.

    I’m now pretty anxious to see this card.

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  9. Sean Quinn says:

    Go Chad!!

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  10. Mark Sinclair says:

    I have never had a fight card with so many match making problems. Unfortunately the ECSC has decided that Chad Cox does not have enough experience to fight Hinchliffe and they are not allowing the fight. I have replaced Cox with Bastien Huveneers (8-3-1)from Vancouver. This looks to be an even better fight on paper. Hopefully this will be the final chapter of the TFC middleweight title changes. I will update the full card in the next day or so…..stay tuned!!

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  11. Bobby Karimi says:

    That’s too bad. Cox made his pro debut just 3 months after Hinchliffe, both are from good camps. I don’t see how this was a mismatch whatsoever. Like I said, too bad. Huveneers vs Hinchliffe should be good.

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  12. Jamie Locke says:

    Very too bad for Cox.

    Huveneers vs Hinchliffe is a solid match-up though! Shoud be a war!

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  13. Unzelle says:

    Would not have surprised me if COX won that fight.

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