Victory MMA 3 Results – Aloui Takes Amateur Bantamweight Belt


Victory MMA returned Saturday night for its third event at the Academie Sportive in the Park Extension neighbourhood of Montreal.

A sparse crowd of about 125 fans showed up for the amateur organization’s featured 11 amateur fights, three of them kick-boxing.

Simon Cormier served as referee for the evening’s eleven bouts. Sanctioned by the ‘Federation Quebecoise de Boxe Mixte Amateur’ (FQBM), Saturday’s fights took place under amateur rules. On top of being in a ring, the three rounds are two minutes each (three minutes for title fights). Fighters wear 12 ounce gloves and shin pads. Elbow and knee strikes, hammer-fists, and submissions involving twisting (e.g. heel hooks), are prohibited.

Per Top MMA News:

Fight of the Night: Mathieu Sontag and Meroune Ghalmi delivered an absolute war in their kick-boxing exhibition, throwing caution tot he wind for three rounds where they traded huge punches and kicks.

Submission of the Night: Xavier Aloui arm-bars Josh Harley to earn the bantamweight amateur title. Fully mounted him early, and wasted little time rotating into a fully torqued arm-bar. Harley tapped quickly.

KO of the Night: 200 pound Chris Cleveland‘s huge right cross-left hook 18 second KO. Byrd was out before he hit the ground.

Amateur MMA Results (divisions in bold, amateur records include Saturday’s fights)

135Xavier Aloui (JKS, 6-0) submits Josh Harley (Kenora MMA, 3-2) via arm-bar at 0:25 of Round 1. Aloui earns the new Victory MMA bantamweight title.

155Francis Paquette (Ness Martial, 5-2) def. Patrick Sauriol (Team R-Way, 0-2) via split judges’ decision. The fight was originally announced as a unanimous decision for Sauriol, but the judges informed me post-event that they had reversed their decision after reconsidering grappling/control factors on the ground.

200Chris Cleveland (McGowan’s MMA, 2-1) def. John Byrd (Big Counrty MMA, 0-1) via KO (punch) at 0:18 of Round 1.

185Mike McKenna (Martial Arts Planet, 2-0) def. Donald Emerson (Toronto BJJ, 0-1) via TKO (ground-and-pound) at 0:50 of Round 1.

150Luke Gavin (Toronto BJJ, 1-1) def. Joe Elliot (Big Country MMA, 0-1) via unanimous judges’ decision.

165 Tyler Sands (Martial Arts Planet, 1-0) submits Nabil Kader (Laval Fight Club, 0-2) via arm-bar at 1:36 of Round 2.

185Justin Barnes (Big Country MMA, 1-0) def. John Wilson (Take the Risk MMA, 0-1) via TKO (ground-and-pound) at 1:00 of Round 1.

135 Kevin Legris (McGowan’s MMA, 2-1) def. Eric Turgeon (Sparmax, 0-4) via unanimous judges’ decision.


Amateur Kick-Boxing Results

150Christopher Alfonzo (Academie Sportive, 3-0) def. Xavier Langley (Take the Risk, 0-1) via TKO (body kick) at 1:12 of Round 1.

140Meroune Ghalmi (Thai Long Muay Thai, 2-0)  def. Mathieu Sontag (Ness Martial, 1-2) via unanimous judges’ decision.

165Jordine Felix (One on One, 1-0) def. Sophie Leroux (Academie Sportive, 0-1) via unanimous judges’ decision.


Victory MMA returns for its fourth event November 24th.

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