UGC 30 Results and Recap
Ultimate Generation Combat (UGC) returned Saturday for a low-key boxing/MMA card in the sweltering confines of promoter Ali Nestor’s Ness Martial Arts gym in east end Montreal. On top of five boxing bouts, the 200 or so fans in attendance were treated to three action-packed MMA match-ups, all ending in exciting fashion for three young fighters last seen under the Ringside banner in 2011.
Without further ado, here are the evening’s results:
170lbs – Keven Pellerin (1-1) def. Patrick Tessier (0-1) via KO (head kick) at 1:48 of Round 1.
– Entering his first MMA bout, 4-17-2 pro boxer Tessier unsurprisingly gotten taken down early by Pellerin. Catching his Team Legion opponent in a guillotine choke, Tessier held him in solidly for about a minute. Pellerin’s face began turning red, but he refused to tap, pounding away at Tessier’s body before finally escaping.
Opting for another takedown attempt when the action got back to the feet, Pellerin switched strategies after getting stuffed and ended the fight out of nowhere, leveling Tessier face first into the ground with a head kick.
The spectacular KO finish was Pellerin’s first pro win, allowing him to bounce back from a debut loss at Rising Star 3 in May 2011.
145lbs – Jerome Martin (2-0) submits Jason Monsegu (0-2) via arm-triangle choke at 4:22 of Round 2.
– Martin won the opening round, trading with Monsegu early before taking him to the ground and attacking with punches and short elbows from side control. After the fight was stood up (the fighters were far under the ropes), Martin soon landed a second takedown, this time attacking with more punches and elbows from guard until time ran down.
In the second, Martin attacked a bit on the feet, but opted for another takedown, attacking this time with punches, as Monsegu responded with elbows from his back. Transitioning comfortably from guard, to half-guard, to side control, and eventually to full mount, Martin switched strategies after raining down some more punches, wrapping his arms around Monsegu’s neck and moving to his side to cinch in the arm-triangle choke for the finish.
With the submission win, Quebec City’s Martin improves to 2-0 in his first fight since Ringside 11 a year ago.
150lbs – Tommy Côté (3-3) def. Pablo Santos (2-2) via TKO (punches) at 3:38 of Round 1.
– Looking to snap his three-fight losing skid, Côté looked to be in trouble early after being taken down by Santos, a BJJ black belt, who quickly worked his way to full mount before taking his opponent’s back in an attempt to lock in a rear-naked. Côté resisted, defending his neck before turning into guard, at which point the bout’s momentum shifted decidedly, much to the detriment of Santos.
In no mood to waste an opportunity, Côté began savagely dropping elbows onto his Gatineau opponent’s face, soon opening up a cut between his eyebrows. As Santos began bleeding profusely, he attempted an arm-bar. Côté would have none of it, escaping before pounding away with huge right hands and more elbows until the fight was mercifully ended by the referee.
A violent, emphatic win for Côté – his first since January 2011.
Needless to add, a mop was brought in post-fight to sop the blood off the ring’s mat.
Lastly, Top MMA News was unable to cover UGC 29 on April 27 in Montreal, but for posterity’s sake, here is the result of the sole MMA fight on the card, two months later:
145lbs – Alex Halkias (1-0) submits Jason Monsegu (0-1) at 1:01 of round 2 via guillotine choke.
* All photos by Julian Cymbalista-Clapp.