Shonie and Farmer Unstoppable at WRECK
Wreck MMA is proud to announce details for Wreck MMA: Unstoppable on May 6th, 2011 at the Casino Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec. Presented by The Score, the event will be headlined by Ottawa’s Craig ‘Farmer’ Brown who takes on one of the world’s most popular fighters, ‘Mr. International’ Shonie Carter.
A veteran of practically every promotion in the world, Carter has made Canada a second home. With over 60 MMA bouts on his record, Carter is one of the world’s most experienced fighters having won titles around the globe. Brown is coming off an injury that forced him off the last Wreck event and he’s looking to re-establish himself as one of the country’s top middleweights. A win against the veteran Carter may put Brown in a position to fight for the middleweight title this September at the first event in Ottawa history.
In the co-main event, the Wreck Bantamweight Title will be on the line as John ‘The Haggis Basher’ Fraser steps up to face Saskatoon’s undefeated prospect Eric Wilson. Fraser is on a four fight win streak and in his last fight he defeated the talented veteran Thierry Quenneville for a featherweight title. Wilson is coming off a win against rising star Roland Delorme that cemented him as one of the nation’s top bantamweights. A win against Fraser would put away any doubts whether Wilson is the real deal and firmly establish himself among the elite.
In the second title bout of the night, Jesse ‘The Ghost’ Gross returns to Wreck to face veteran Brad Cardinal for the Wreck Lightweight Title. This fight is Gross’ toughest challenge to date and will show where Gross stands among Canada’s top prospects. Cardinal has been around long enough to not be affected by the hype surrounding Gross and wants to leave Ottawa with some shiny new gold.
In a featured bout, Team Bushido’s Nabil ‘The Thrill’ Khatib returns to Wreck as he faces one of the bad boys of MMA, Markhaille ‘Showtime’ Wedderburn. Khatib’s last fight in Wreck ended controversially and Khatib is looking to leave no doubt with this one. Both fighters have shown a great deal of heart and expect this one to be a real test of will with the victor being the one who refuses to break.
In a fight of the night candidate, Nathan ‘Gunner’ Gunn from Thunder Bay takes on Winnipeg’s Lindsey Hawkes in what is expected to be a slugfest. The winner may also have a title aspirations at the fall event in the nation’s capital.
Also scheduled to appear are OAMA standouts Stephane Bernadel, Jeff Harrison and Randy Turner alongside talented Ottawa based fighters. On the card are Ronin MMA’s Mustafa ‘Mufasa’ Khalil, Bluewater Martial Arts’ Mike Reilly, Tapout Gatineau’s Pablo Santos and RAMA’s Marc Lefebvre.
Wreck MMA: Unstoppable is proud to be supporting the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and life-altering injuries by providing entertainment, education and family activities that help them cope with the pain, fear and isolation of prolonged illness. Tickets for this event are available via Ticketmaster.ca or by calling (613) 755-1111. Buy your tickets now as there are only 1500 seats available and this event will once again sell out!!
WRECK MMA: UNSTOPPABLE
Date: May 6th, 2011
Venue: Casino Lac Leamy
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Shonie ‘Mr. International’ Carter (Iron Academy, Chicago) vs. Craig ‘Farmer’ Brown (FIT MMA, Ottawa)
Co-Main Event for the Wreck Bantamweight Title
Eric Wilson (Outlaw MMA, Saskatoon) vs. John ‘The Haggis Basher’ Fraser (Supreme Martial Arts, Sarnia)
For the Wreck Lightweight Title
Brad Cardinal (BDB Martial Arts, Calgary) vs. Jesse ‘The Ghost’ Gross (Adrenaline MMA, London)
Markhaile ‘Showtime’ Wedderburn (Team Sufferaz, Toronto) vs. Nabil ‘The Thrill’ Khatib (Team Bushido, Ottawa) Cory Houston (WAMMA, Winnipeg) vs. Stephane Bernadel (OAMA, Gatineau)
Seiji Sugiman-Marangos (Shah Franco, Toronto) vs. Mustafa ‘Mufasa’ Khalil (Ronin MMA, Ottawa)
Lindsey Hawkes (WAMMA, Winnipeg) vs. Nathan ‘Gunner’ Gunn (Leading Edge Gym, Thunder Bay)
Mike Sledzion (Dragon’s Lair, Orillia) vs. Marc Lefebvre (RAMA, Rockland)
Joel Paquette (Supreme Martial Arts, Sarnia) vs. Pablo Santos (Tapout Gatineau, Gatineau)
Khaled Konga (BAMA, Egypt) vs. Scott Edward (BTT Canada, Montreal)
TBA vs. Jeff Harrison (OAMA, Ottawa)
TBA vs. Chris St-Jean (OAMA, Ottawa)
TBA vs. Randy Turner (OAMA, Ottawa)
TBA vs. Mike Reilly (Bluewater Martial Arts, Rockland)