East Meets West at Pro Fighting Championship Debut
The newest edition to the slew of Ontario MMA promotions popping up is Pro Fighting Championship. The London, Ontario based promotion will make its debut July 16. In the main event, an east coast champion meets a west coast champion as Unified MMA welterweight champion Travis Briere faces off against Ringside MMA welterweight champion Chris “The Menace” Clements. Top MMA News was able to confirm the match up with Briere’s management.
Briere (8-1) is just outside the Top MMA News top 10. Travis won his Unified MMA title by defeating Ricky Goodall in September 2010. Most recently Briere defended his strap by defeating Chase Maxwell by unanimous decision. The only blemish on the west coast champion’s record is a decision loss to top 10 ranked lightweight Mitch Clarke. Briere now fighting out of Team Tugboat looks to brighten his rising star in the ever growing Ontario MMA scene.
The east coast champion Clements (8-4) is ranked 9 in the Top MMA News top 10. The TKO and IFL veteran has faced top ranked opponents like Jesse Bongfeldt, Rory Markham and John Alessio. Clements, most recently defeated Jonathan Goulet to win the Ringside MMA belt. The Team Tompkins / Adrenalin trained fighter will carry the hown town advantage into the cage with him July 16.
The east versus west battle will definitely have top 10 implications and looks to be an exciting affair. Rumour has it the debut Pro Fighting Champions card will be a stellar event with a somewhat stacked card. Stay tuned to Top MMA News as the rest of the card becomes available.