Can Cirkunov give Grummet a Lesson in Discipline?
March 31, Stoney Creek – On April 27th at the Yardman Arena in Belleville, Ontario, Discipline MMA presents its’ inaugural offering with a stacked card of Ontario talent. With the event drawing closer, Discipline MMA is proud to announce that the evening’s co-main event has been set. A Light-Heavyweight clash between rising prospects is sure to electrify the crowd as Toronto based grappling wizard Misha Cirkunov will be facing off with former XCC Middleweight Champion, Caleb Grummet. The fight will feature a clash of styles as Misha Cirkunov brings his world class ground game to the table while Caleb Grummet, although holding a trio of submission wins, is best known for letting his hands fly, both as a mixed martial artist and boxer. From the opening bell this match-up will undoubtedly have the Belleville crowd on the edge of their seats.
With a ground game that rivals the very best in the sport Misha Cirkunov will enter the cage on April 27th ready to further his already feared reputation in the sport. Coming into Belleville, Cirkunov will be riding on the heels of four wins over the last year and a half, including three in the 2011 calendar year against increasingly difficult opposition. After a July 2010 destruction of Shawn Pauliuk at AFC 3, Cirkunov went in search of bigger and tougher opponents. He got his wish as 2011 began at UGC 26 when veteran Ricardeau Francois stepped up to the plate, despite having a massive experience edge, Francois’ 24th fight to Cirkunov’s 4th, Francois was no match for the young juggernaut as Cirkunov needed just 56 seconds to put the fight away via TKO. Then it was onto The Reckoning for Cirkunov, finally able to fight at home in Ontario, he once again showed why he is so highly touted in the sport by defeating Ion Cherdivara via unanimous decision. A great year closed for Cirkunov in December 2011, fighting at Meltdown in the Valley, a long awaited match-up with Ali Mokdad but despite Mokdad’s own skill, Cirkunov overwhelmed his game opponent leading to another dominant unanimous decision victory. On April 27th Misha Cirkunov will not only display his incredible mat work but look to unleash his ever improving stand up game and send yet another message to the MMA world that the Tapstar product is on a mission to be one of the best in the world.
Caleb Grummet will enter the Yardman Arena on April 27th determined to not just be another stepping stone on Cirkunov’s rise towards the highest levels of the sport and possesses the tools to do it. Coming into the meeting with Cirkunov on the heels of his own two-fight win streak, Grummet brings experience both in the amateur ranks, where he was the XCC Middleweight Champion, as well from the boxing world, showing Grummet’s great diversity in skills. The Kaminari Dojo product used 2011 as his own launching pad for success. Coming into the year with a pair of professional wins already to his credit; both by finish, Grummet would continue his climb up the ladder of success. It would start with a meeting against Chris Skoglund at KOTC – Underground 69, facing an opponent with much more professional experience, Grummet didn’t sweat the challenge as the Michigan based fighter schooled Skoglund, finishing the fight by impressive guillotine choke in just 1:12. With back-to-back submission wins, Caleb Grummet has shown an increasing array of skills and as he prepares for Discipline MMA on April 27th he will be ready to give Misha Cirkunov everything he can handle and more inside the Yardman Arena.
Discipline MMA presents their very first offering on April 27th from the Yardman Arena in Belleville, Ontario. In addition to the great night of fights, events will be taking place throughout the weekend like autograph signings at the Health and Wellness Expo at the Dever Arena on April 28, and Golfing Packages that will include the Epic Entertainment that is Discipline MMA. Bus Tours are already taking shape all across the Ontario Region to bring fans an Ultimate up close look at what the promotion will be bringing forward to the business world of MMA. All of these events and promotional partnerships will team up in support of the Highway of Heroes Memorial Fund, including five dollars from every ticket sold going directly to the honourable cause. Tickets for Discipline MMA are available at www.bellevillebulls.com. With a great event and a great cause, Discipline MMA aims to bring a new experience to all MMA fans in Ontario, Canada, and the world.
This fight is subject to the approval of the Ontario Athletic Commission. (OAC)
Joel Powell vs Fabio Moraes also Announced
Management has verbally agreed to square off Ontario native and standout wrestler Joel Powell against Brazilian import Fabio Moraes who will leave his native Brazil to fight on North American soil for the very first time. For Powell it will be his exciting blend of styles that has built his pedigree as a multi-gold medal winning high school wrestler in addition to being a former National Champion out of the Guelph Wrestling Club. Fabio Moraes is a prospect that has Brazil excited, coming from one of the founding countries of the sport and one of the most recognizable camps, Minotauro Team.