Hybrid: Proving Ground 1 Play by Play

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Once again Hybrid Combat Productions returned to their usual stomping ground, the Pierre Arthur Guertin Commumity Centre, for Proving Ground 1. Proving Ground differs slightly from their usual H series as new up and coming amateurs get a chance to showcase their skills against similar opposition. Other than the name on the posters, this seemed like a regular Hybrid card as the place was packed and the fans were as loud as always. Even though it only received co-main event status, the biggest draw of the night was professional model/ ring girl Cindy Bertinato as she made her amateur debut. As always, the card took place under Quebec amateur MMA rules with 3 x 2 minute round, boxing style gloves, shin pads, no knee strikes to the head and no elbows.

Here’s how the card played out:

Eric Kayolo vs. Andrew Coupland
Rd1: Kayolo throws a weak jab and in return eats a powerful one from Coupland. Kayolo comes in looking for the clinch but Coupland brushes him off. Kayolo bulls Coupland into the corner and lands a heavy right. Coupland lands a solid 1,2 combo and the fighters hug it out for the rest of the round.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Coupland

Rd2: Coupland rushes out and lands a nice two punch combo. Kayolo comes right back and bulls Coupland back into the corner with a flurry. Coupland breaks out and unleashes a flurry of his own. Kayolo looks low for the takedown but Coupland stands his ground. Coupland lands a solid jab that snaps Kayolo’s head back. Coupland lands a trip takedown at the bell to finish off the round.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Coupland

Rd3: Kayolo quick out of the gate and forces Coupland to the ropes with a flurry. Coupland lands a thunderous leg kick while coming out of the clinch. Coupland lands another solid kick and two punch combo while breaking away. Coupland forces Kayolo into the corner and unleashes two hard kicks to the legs for good measure. The 10 second warning hits and both men slug it out until the bell sounds. Great fight to start off the night.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Coupland
Coupland defeats Kayolo via Unanimous Decision

Rindi Pippers vs. Georgy Fontaine
Rd1: Pippers showing great head movement avoiding Fontaine’s jab. Pippers lands the double leg and winds up in half guard. Pippers on top working over the body and head. Pippers passes to mount and quickly transitions to an arm bar. Pippers tightens up his legs and hips and forces the verbal tap.
Pippers submits Fontaine via Arm Bar @ 1:59 of Rd1

Chuck Roberts vs. Matt Long
Rd1: Roberts starts off with a leg kick and eats a flurry of shots from Long. Into the clinch both men are jockeying for dominant position. Roberts uses some short punches to work over Long’s ribs. Long thinks that’s a great idea and now both men are rib roasting. With the round ending Long unleashes a barrage of punches.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Long

Rd2: Roberts starts off with kicks again and lands to solid shots to Long’s midsection. Roberts latches on to Long’s back and Long looks for the knee bar. Long lands a nice two shot combo that wobbles Roberts. Long keeps on the pressure until the end and rocks Roberts again at the bell.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Long

Rd3: Roberts starts off with legs again but this time lands a little low on Long. The low blow motivates Long who comes back with a hard combo to Roberts noggin. Back in the clinch Long’s dirty boxing is decimating Roberts’s body. Long’s loving the uppercut from the inside. The round ends with Long landing some solid jabs and hooks.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Long
Long defeats Roberts via Unanimous Decision

Mathieu Papineau vs. Ben Laporte
Rd1: Papineau lightning quick unleashes a barrage of ounces on Laporte. Papineau continues to use his speed catching Laporte early and often. Papineau lands the takedown, Laporte to his credit grabs an arm but Papineau quickly escapes and uses the rest of the round to make Laporte’s face pay.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Papineau

Rd2: Laporte comes out looking to go toe to toe but Papineau’s hand speed is just too much. Papineau jumps the back but Laporte shakes him off. Papineau reverses to take top position and rains down some punches. Laporte makes it back to his feet and tries for the double but Papineau pops right back up. Papineau attempts a guillotine and pulls guard just as the bell sounds.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Papineau

Rd3: Papineau bulls Laporte into the corner and holds him as he unleashes some hard hooks to the head. Laporte shoots across the ring for the double but Papineau gets the bounce and winds up in Laporte’s guard. Papineau works from top position, baits Laporte into a reversal and locks in the triangle just as the round ends. Very impressive fight from Papineau look out for this kid.
TopMMAnews scores the fight 10-9 Papineau
Papineau defeats Laporte via Unanimous Decision

Bilal Mobarak vs. Jean-Maxim Chevrier
Rd1: Straight into the clinch both men jockeying for position until Chevrier lands the takedown. Chevrier looks for the guillotine from top position but instead decides to take mount and rain down some pain. Mobarak eats leather until the bell sounds.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Chevrier

Rd2: Back to the clinch, Chevrier tries to change level and look for the throw but Mobarak has none of it. Chevrier finally tosses Mobarak to the canvas and and jumps his back, sinks in the hooks and looks for the RNC but Mobarak turns into him and takes top position. Chevrier quickly locks up the arm bar and forces the tap.
Chevrier submits Mobarak via Arm Bar @ 1:46 of Rd2

Taylor Murray vs. Mathieu Lemay
Rd1: Lemay comes out swing hard for the fences he rocks Murray with a jab and hook. Lemay tosses Murray to the ground but Murray is able to escape back to his feet. Lemay grabs Murray from behind and looks for the toss but Murray turns and Lemay winds up on bottom. Lemay quickly gets his hips up and locks in a very tight straight arm bar for the win.
Lemay submits Murray via Arm Bar @ 1:19 of Rd1

Harley David O’Reilly vs. Jordan Turner
Rd1: O’Reilly comes put kicking the lead leg of Turner who has no problem returning the favor. Turner lands to nice overhands on O’Reilly. Turner continues to work the leg kicks while O’Reilly aims but misses on the head kick attempt. Turner lands the judo throw and finish out the round in dominant position.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Turner

Rd2: O’Reilly nose is bloodied up a bit. O’Reilly looks for the takedown but Turner holds him off. Both men slug it out but Turner seems to be turning it on. O’Reilly attempt the head kick but Turner catches the kick and makes O’Reilly pay. The men continue to slug it out for the remainder of the round with Turner landing the heavier shots.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Turner

Rd3: Both men come out swinging, O’Reilly lands a solid body kick. Turner throws some big hooks that rock O’Reilly. O’Reilly bulls Turner into the corner but Turner uses short kicks to work from the inside. The round ends with both men working some short knees from inside the clinche.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Turner
Turner defeats O’Reilly via Split Decision

Saul Chung vs. Gabriel Greatest
Rd1: Chung fakes like he’s going to stand and dives right in for the takedown. Greatest attempt an arm in guillotine and pulls guard but to no avail. Chung takes mount softens him up and Greatest turns. Chung Locks in the RNC but the round ends before he can flatten out Greatest.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Chung

Rd2: Chung looks for the takedown but eats some shots on the way in. In the clinch Chung lands the trip and winds up on mount. Chung patiently picks his shots, ties up the arm and goes for the arm bar. Greatest shows a great big heart and fights through the locked in arm bar and escapes just as the bell sounds.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Chung

Rd3: Chung presses Greatest against the ropes and lands the takedown and winds up with side control. Chung slowly passes to mount and once agains slowly picks away with the GNP. Greatest is greatly frustrated but cannot escape and finishes off the round on his back chomping on leather.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Chung
Chung defeats Greatest via Unanimous Decision

Mathias Bedard vs. Eric Nadon
Rd1: Both men clash at centre ring and Nadon lands the throw on Bedard. Bedard is back to his feet quickly and Nadon attempts a standing guillotine. Nadon misses with high kick and Bedard lands a heavy overhand. The fighter clinch and Nadon lands the suplet but the bell sounds before he can take advantage.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Nadon

Rd2: Bedard comes out swing landing some heavy overhands. Nadon is able to get the fight to the ground but Bedard looks for triangle. Nadon escapes and Bedard is back to his feet. Bedard connects hard with a hook that wobbles Nadon. Nadon trips Bedard to the mat and finishes off the round in half guard.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Bedard

Rd3: Bedard comes out in a classic Karate stance Andy holds some heavy punches from his hips. Nadon pressures him against the fence and tries for trip but Bedard winds up in top position. Back to their feet Bedard lands a thunderous head kick and two huge hooks. Both men bounce off the rope and Bedard looks for the judo toss but Nadon shows great control and lands on top just as the bell sounds.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Bedard
Bedard defeats Nadon via Split Decision

Cindy Bertinato vs. Karine Villeneuve
Rd1: Bertinato comes out as the aggressor, throwing lots of shots but only landing a few. Villeneuve attempts a nice high kick but Bertinato blocks it. Villeneuve lands a nice straight jab that rocks Bertinato head back.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Villeneuve

Rd2: Bertinato gets the fight to the ground quickly and passes to side control. Villeneuve is able to regain guard. Villeneuve is able to tie up Bertinato and nullify her offense from the top. Villeneuve escapes to her feet just as the bell sounds.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Bertinato

Rd3: Once again Bertinato is the aggressor landing some hard over hands to start off the round. Bertinato continues to wade through Villeneuve punches with flurries of her own. Bertinato grabs the back of the head and lands a few hockey style shots. The round ends with both women eating jabs.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 Bertinato
Bertinato defeats Villeneuve via Unanimous Decision

Eric Girard vs. Kevin O’Hearn
Rd1: O’Hearn throws a big kick but Girard catches it and takes him down. O’Hearn is up quickly and lands a big double leg. Girard quickly goes for the arm bar but O’Hearn throws it off.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 O’Hearn

Rd2: Both men start off a little tentative. O’Hearn lands the first stiff jab and Girard looks for the takedown but O’Hearn fights it off. Girard lands anise over hand but O’Hearn counters with one of his own and a stiff leg kick for good measure.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 O’Hearn

Rd3: Girard rushes in on O’Hearn but both men bounce of the ropes and O’Hearn uses the momentum to put Girard on his back. Girard look for the arm bar again but O’Hearn cant be caught. Once again the fighters bounce off the ropes and it appears Girard pulls guard but cannot find any limps to submit.
TopMMAnews scores the round 10-9 O’Hearn
O’Hearn defeats Girard via Unanimous Decision

Another great night of ammy MMA fights as always the Hybrid matchmakers put together some exciting and competitive fights. Fight of the Night honors goes to the opening match between Andrew Coupland and Eric Kayolo. Submission of the Night goes to Jean-Maxim Chevrier for extremely painful and technically perfect arm bar. Other interesting notes from the night, 47 year old Saul Chung (who doesn’t look a day over 30) made his amateur debut and methodically disposed of his competition. Also, 17 year old Mathieu Papineau, out of Team Bushido, notched his 3rd win and looked amazing. Papineau showed lighting fast hands and a ground game far beyond his years, watch out for this kid in the future. Lastly, Hybrid announced their next H series card will take place June 18 with Mandell Nallo defending his Welterweight title. Also keep posted to UFC Primetime as Nallo makes an appearance as one of GSP sparring partners.

2 Responses to “ Hybrid: Proving Ground 1 Play by Play ”

  1. Mark Hayes says:

    Congrats to Rindi Pippers on his first WELL deserved win!

    Also, huge congrats to Saul Chung who proved age ain’t no thang when you got mad technique!

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  2. Alex Bovey says:

    bilal, I am dissapounted

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