Aggression Brings Top Canadian Stars for Next Fight Card
Edmonton, Alberta (Canada): Mixed martial arts is all about overcoming obstacles. Whether it’s training, weight-cutting, and defeats, or scheduling conflicts, equipment issues, and venue changes, adversity is very much part of the life of anyone involved in MMA.
Aggression MMA is not exempt from this. At its last event, some cage issues caused some problems at the event. However, the house was near-capacity, and the crowd was hot. Several great performances were given, including a bout many called “Fight of the Night” between Steve Beaumont and James Haddad. Jason Gorny and Elmer Waterhen engaged in an eye-pleasing slugfest, and former Edmonton Eskimo Rio Wells got the submission victory after suffering his first career loss recently. In short, the fights just kept getting better and better.
Building on this momentum, the Edmonton-based promotion has announced that it is bringing back some of the top Canadian stars out there for its September fight event. Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford, Tim “The Thrashing Machine” Hague, and Ryan “The Kid” McGillivray have all been signed to compete on this star-studded fight card. Canadian fight fans won’t want to miss it!
Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (16-3) has clearly established himself as one of the top stars in Canada. He has won four straight, and eight of his last night, finishing all his victims on either punches or submissions. Just this year, he’s conquered Johnny Davis, former UFC welterweight contender Karo Parisyan, and fellow top Canadian Nick Hinchliffe in succession. Now, he will headline another Aggression MMA event, but this time, it will be with the vacant Aggression Welterweight Championship on the line.
Tim “The Thrashing Machine” Hague (12-5), at only 28 years old, is a five-time UFC veteran who has proven his talent and mettle over and over again. A brutally strong competitor, he has finished his opponent in ten of his twelve victories. After three separate stints with the UFC, he returns to his native Canada to get back on the winning track. And he’s hungry to prove he belongs amongst the best heavyweights in the sport.
Ryan “The Kid” McGillivray (11-5-1) returns to his native Canada coming off a run on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos. As a member of Team dos Santos, McGillivray defeated Len Bentley in his first bout of the competition, thereby earning a spot in the quarterfinals. He lost his next bout against the eventual winner of the competition, Tony Ferguson, a loss which took “The Kid” out of the competition. Yet, he showed enough to be signed by the UFC, and competed at the TUF finals against fellow cast-member Shamar Bailey. He suffered a decision loss, and is now looking to right the ship. One of the most exciting competitors to come out of Canada, the future is bright for “The Kid.”
Stay tuned for more details on this exciting upcoming Aggression MMA fight event!