Following Rash of Injuries, Instinct MMA 3 Delayed


Just over two weeks prior to Instinct MMA 3, originally set to take place February 25 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, President Stephane Patry has been forced to delay his event after six main card fighters were sidelined by injuries. UPDATE (Feb 10th, 4 PM): The event has been moved back to March 31.

Though the specific names of the injured have not been released, sources confirm they include headliner Martin ‘the Hammer’ Grandmont, as well as Waylon Lowe and Jessica Branco.

When contacted for comment Wednesday night, Patry would only say he was considering delaying his event by a week or two. However, multiple camps with fighters set to participate in the event confirmed to Top MMA News that they had officially been told fights wouldn’t be taking place on the planned date.

Headliner Martin Grandmont is one of several fighters reportedly injured, forcing Instinct MMA 3's delay. Photo by Mike Fischl.

By how many weeks the show will be pushed back remains to be seen, though the province will already be hosting a boxing card on Saturday, March 3, and a Ringside MMA event on March 17. Both sports are governed by the Regie des Alcools Courses et Jeux (RACJ), and the commission does not habitually cover multiple events on a single day, limiting Instinct’s options.

Set to be the first pro MMA event in Sherbrooke in nearly ten years, Instinct 3 had over 20 announced bouts, split between an afternoon undercard and an evening main card.

On top of the Martin Grandmont (12-6) vs. Brandon Thatch (6-1) Welterweight main event and a Waylon Lowe (12-4) – Alvin Robinson (12-6) Featherweight tilt, the card was also announced as featuring a Light-Heavyweight bout between Todd Stoute (4-0) and Sebastien Gauthier (6-2), and the promotional debut of former Ringside Bantamweight champion Stephane Pelletier.

Stay tuned to Top MMA News for the latest on Instinct MMA 3.

22 Responses to “ Following Rash of Injuries, Instinct MMA 3 Delayed ”

  1. Bobby Karimi says:

    Show is still 2.5 weeks out…

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  2. Julian Cymbalista-Clapp says:

    Was the wording unclear? I adjusted it slightly to clarify that the event has been pushed back.

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  3. Bobby Karimi says:

    Who said the wording was unclear?

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  4. Bobby Karimi says:

    I meant that the show is still around 2.5 weeks out, so there seems to me like there was still quite a bit of time to “save” the show. I find it strange that the show was “given up” on.

    Maybe my 2.5 week wording was not clear :)

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  5. Bobby Karimi says:

    I think it’s gotta be said Julian (JCC from now on) is a great full time addition to the site. I feel it bumps the site up another notch.
    He’s pro!

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  6. Gossip Queen says:

    Rumour that it may be held on March 31 in Sherbrooke.

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  7. Robin Black says:

    Yo Bobby I already said J C-C (the proper way to write it) is a legit Quebec authority stop copying me. :O

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  8. Bobby Karimi says:

    Lol, where’d you say that? You’re pretty cool, so it’s natural that I’d copy you!

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  9. Robin Black says:

    I will accept that. :)

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  10. Donald Duck says:

    You two gonna start making out now?

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  11. Robin Black says:


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  12. Donald Duck says:

    Well at least we’d know who the ‘girl’ would be in that relationship.

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  13. Bobby Karimi says:

    So jealous

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  14. Julian Cymbalista-Clapp says:

    Well then, let me first say that either JCC or JC-C is acceptable.

    Bobby – Thank you
    Robin – Thank you again
    Donald – I sincerely appreciate your criticism of my articles because they force me to sharpen my journalistic skills. So please keep it up.

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  15. Robin Black says:

    J C-C looks way more bad ass. Like a hip hop producer.

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  16. Robin Black says:

    Or Jay C-C.

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  17. Its officially JC squared as coined by Don Wilson. We go by JC2 in house.

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  18. Robin Black says:

    JC2 it is then.

    Kinda like a cyborg’s name.

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  19. Bobby Karimi says:

    Any truth to the show being delayed approx a month?

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  20. Julian Cymbalista-Clapp says:

    I’m hearing March 31st but not from enough reputable sources to publish it as official.

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  21. harry balls says:

    Heard a crazy rumour that Ismael is gonna take one final ammy at Hybrid tomorrow since the card has been pushed back. Hope it’s true as we are hitting the shizzow up tammarrah. WAR LOCO!

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