Ringside 13 Weigh-in Results
Seventeen of the 18 fighters set to compete hit the scale, with each and everyone of them hitting their contracted weights. One fighter was not present and will be weighed later today at the Regie des Alcools Courses et Jeux (RACJ) offices.
Heavyweights Eric Barrak (1-0) and Paul Cheng (1-1), two relative newcomers to MMA, headline the card, both making their promotional debut.
Quebec’s Barrak is a 6-0 as a pro boxer last seen in the cage beating ‘Butterbean’ Eric Esch last October at Instinct MMA 1. BC’s Cheng is a former Canadian Football League player who was choked out via arm-triangle in his previous bout in November. He holds a 3-1 record as a pro boxer.
The evening’s co-main event will see Tristar’s Mike ‘the Martian’ Ricci (6-2) look to bounce back from his second career loss, a decision to current TUF 15 contestant Daron Cruickshank last October, when he takes on Motor City stand-up specialist Tony Hervey (12-11).
The card also features several solid prospects, including Olivier Aubin-Mercier (1-0), Vladimir Starcencov (1-0), Mic Dufort (0-0), and Kyle Nelson (0-0).
Ringside 13 marks the promotion’s first stop at the Metropolis concert venue since it’s now defunct sister promotion Rising Star held their second event there last March.
265lbs- Eric Barrak (237.6) vs. Paul Cheng (252.8)
155lbs- Mike Ricci (156.0) vs. Tony Hervey (155.4)
160lbs- Kevin Morin (159.8) vs. Stephane Lamarche (158.2)
155lbs- Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155.4) vs. Daniel Ireland (155.4)
155lbs- David Lafond (155.8) vs. Tim Chessell (148.0)
170lbs- Yohan Gariepy (170.6) vs. Christ Franck (171.0)
265lbs- Vladimir Starcencov (255.6) vs. Stephane Tessier (244.6)
155lbs- Dave Pariseau (155.0) vs. Louis-Christophe Laurin (—)*
155lbs- Mic Dufort (152.6) vs. Kyle Nelson (153.8)
*Wasn’t present at weigh-in, will be weighed at RACJ offices later today.