Wreck MMA: Heading Back to Afghanistan


Wreck MMA is proud to announce that they are making their second visit to Afghanistan to entertain the troops with six professional MMA fights. Following the trip in October, the thousands of troops in attendance loved the event and couldn’t wait for Wreck to return. Their wish will be fullfilled as the Canadian forces asked Wreck to once again step up and support our troops.

The fights will begin on the afternoon of March 9th, 2011 and headed to Afghanistan are two teams of six fighters ready to entertain the thousands in attendance. The first team will be coached by the Head Instructer of the Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts, Pat Cooligan and the other by the experienced coach and fighter from London’s Adrenaline MMA, Chris ‘The Menace’ Clements.

The main event will have Caledonia’s Bryan Edge taking on Brampton’s Theo ‘The Poetic Hitman’ Toney in what should be a highly contested and exciting tilt. Fighters from all corners of Ontario will fill out the rest of the card as fighters from Rockland, Woodbridge, Wallaceburg, Brantford, Windsor, Sarnia, London and Ottawa will be competing. All fighters and staff will once again be donating their time to support the troops who protect us every day. The fighters participating in this event deserve a lot of credit for stepping up and giving back to the troops.

One of those troops is Randy Turner. Turner is a two-time Wreck veteran who is currently stationed in Kandahar. As a special treat for his fellow soldiers, Turner will be competing on this event against London’s Andrew MacAloney.

Wreck MMA could not bring you this event without the help of our sponsors and people who have supported this trip. They include The Martial Artist, The Score, Seiko, Cora Lee Williams, OYDN Leasing & Property Management, Dan Lavigne, Katie Robinson, Mike Wass, Craig Bushey and Barbuzz.net.

WRECK May 6th
Wreck MMA would also like to officially announce that we will be back at the Casino Lac-Leamy on May 6th, 2011 for Wreck MMA: Unstoppable. Scheduled to be featured on the event is a Bantamweight Title Bout between John ‘The Haggis Basher’ Fraser against Saskatoon’s Eric Wilson. A second title fight will be on the card as Jesse ‘The Ghost’ Gross (who headlined Wreck’s first Afghanistan trip) will be facing Brad Cardinal for the Wreck Lightweight Title. Making his much anticipated return to Wreck is one of Ottawa’s most popular fighters as Nabil ‘The Thrill’ Khatib will take on Markhaille ‘Showtime’ Wedderburn. Also scheduled to appear are Stephane Bernadel, Marc Lefebvre, Jeff Harrison, Lindsey Hawkes, Nathan Gunn, Mustafa Khalil and Pablo Santos.

Expect to hear from Wreck MMA very soon with an updated fight card and ticket information. The last event was a sellout and the talk of the region for weeks, so you do not want to miss the non-stop exciting action of Wreck MMA.

3 Responses to “ Wreck MMA: Heading Back to Afghanistan ”

  1. Sean McManus says:

    great news.

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  2. Jamie Locke says:

    Is the Wedderburn fight at 185? If they claim it will be 170 than that would be rediculous!

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  3. Alex Caporicci says:

    The fight is at a catch weight of 175.

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