Who Will Win This Weekend’s Aggression FC Fights?
Winnipeg has its first fights in a year on Saturday, September 15 when Aggression FC comes to town. Matchmaker Darren Owen has put together a solid card of good fights. Here are a few fights that Top MMA News finds intriguing for various reasons – who do you think will win these fights?
Joe Doerksen (48-16) vs. Kalib Starnes (12-7)
Two men who have been perennial top 10 Canadian Middleweights since the rankings were introduced will finally meet in a fight that many hardcore fans have been drooling over for a long time. Doerksen, out of the CFC Gym, will look to build on his thrilling victory over Joel Powell this past June. Starnes, a member of Aegis Athletics, last saw action in June of 2011 where he suffered a TKO loss to John Salter then decided to take a brief stab at retirement. Now these two UFC veterans, who during their career have fought the who’s who at 185 lbs, will meet to see who really is one of the best Canadian Middleweights of all time. Both men are gifted submission specialists who have the ability to stand but finish 80% of their fights by way of ground attack, so don’t expect a knock down drag out slug fest here. This bout will be decided on the mat, with thrilling transitions, trading submissions and beautiful sweeps – this will be a grappling fan’s dream. Neither men are top position grapplers so stalling out for the win will not happen in this match, but cardio will come into play as both combatants will be jostling each other’s body weight around the cage. The man who comes in the most prepared and in the best shape will be the victor here; but the really winner will be the lucky fans that pack the Winnipeg Convention Centre for this epic Middleweight collision.
Who will win the the AFC main event on September 15?
- Joe Doerksen (48-16) (83%, 184 Votes)
- Kalib Starnes (12-7) (17%, 39 Votes)
Total Voters: 223
Curtis Brigham (10-5) vs. Matt Trudeau (2-0)
Winnipeg MMA fans are in for a treat – not only will they get to witness the tremendous card AFC is bringing them but they will witness the long anticipated return of one of Canadian MMA’s true pioneers, Curtis Brigham. The lead instructor at the Winnipeg Academy of MMA, Brigham commenced his pro MMA career in 1999. Fighting well above his natural weight, he tangled with such great old school foes like Naoyuki Kotani, Sean Sherk and Jason Purcell. Welcoming Brigham back to MMA will be the young undefeated prospect from Dynamic MMA, Matt Trudeau. Trudeau, a native of Richmond, BC, started his pro career in June of 2011 defeating both his opponents by the five-minute mark. Considering the background this fight has a lot of intrigue surrounding it. If Brigham wins, will he make a full return and give the upper echelon of Bantamweights a run for their money? If Trudeau is victorious, where does a win over the legendary Brigham put him on the national scene? Will youth and exuberance win the day or will experience and technique reign supreme? The lucky fans who pack the Winnipeg Convention Centre will be the first to know.
Who will win between Curtis Brigham and Matt Trudeau?
- Curtis Brigham (10-5) (72%, 64 Votes)
- Matt Trudeau (2-0) (28%, 25 Votes)
Total Voters: 89
Tyson Steele (8-1) vs. Jarod Milko (5-1)
An amazing Welterweight match up will co-headline AFC’s Winnipeg debut. Steele, a student of Alliance Martial Art Systems, has been a fighter to watch for some time with wins over Cody Krahn, Greg Welsh and Ben Stewart but he has not fought since last October. Milko, who has trained at clubs like WAMMA, PFA, and Leading Edge, has quietly amassed a 5-1 record defeating every opponent before the ten minute mark with his only career blemish coming at the hands of AFC’s Welterweight destroyer Derek Medler. Both men are known for their finishing skills dispatching all their combined opponents without hitting the third round; Steele alone has finished every one of his opponents in the first round, now that’s impressive! With Canada’s Welterweight division being one of if not the deepest division in the nation, a win here for either combatant will certainly raise their stock and inch them ever so close to cracking Canada’s top 10. Given both men’s penchant for the ground it seems that would be the most logical area for this fight to take place. Steele, though, has the edge in the grappling department and experience but if Milko can keep the fight standing and be patient he has the ability to finish the fight. Will “The Man of” Steele continue to stand tall or will “The Milkman” deliver the goods?
Who will win between Tyson Steele and Jarod Milko?
- Tyson Steele (8-1) (59%, 49 Votes)
- Jarod Milko (5-1) (41%, 34 Votes)
Total Voters: 83
Louis Fisette (4-1) vs. Allan Munroe (4-3)
Two of western Canada’s up and coming Bantamweights will battle it out for Aggression FC to see who will be the next big thing at 135 lbs. Fisette, a member of the Winnipeg Academy of MMA, has flown under the national radar quietly collecting quality wins while continually finishing every fight. Munroe, who fights out of Independent MMA, started his pro career in 2009 on the rough side of a two fight losing skid. Since then, he has gone 4-1 dispatching three of his opponents via devastating TKO. Fisette may be a more all around fighter but this tilt will not be a technical snoozefest but more of a bar room brawl. Both combattants enjoys throwing hands and can give as good as they get. While both men have only collected four scalps on their mantle, this will be their biggest test to date. With a chance to finally assert themselves on the national scene, this match up is easily the dark horse pic for FOTN honors on a card stacked with nationally ranked fighters.
Who will win between Louis Fisette and Allan Munroe?
- Louis Fisette (4-1) (63%, 47 Votes)
- Allan Munroe (4-3) (37%, 28 Votes)
Total Voters: 75
Agostino DeNatale (2-1) vs. Chucky Mady (5-7)
“The Godbrother” vs “The Energiza Bunny” will be a fun fight between two Canadian Bantamweights. DeNatale is 1-1 inside the Winnipeg Convention Centre and will be looking to release the frustration he has with all the opponents who have bailed on him recently. Not one to duck a fight, Chucky Mady will be looking to improve on his 1-0 record in Winnipeg and release his frustration of losing his last three fights. Will Mady get back in the win column or will DeNatale catch “that wascally wabitt?”
Who will win between Agostino DeNatale and Chucky Mady?
- Agostino DeNatale (2-1) (84%, 52 Votes)
- Chucky Mady (5-7) (16%, 10 Votes)
Total Voters: 62
Sarah Moras (2-1) vs. Christina Barry (0-0)
With an extremely thin Canadian women’s MMA division, this is a very important matchup. Sarah ‘Cheesecake’ Moras has fought in some well-known promotions (Cage Warriors and Invicta) and is looking to erase the memory of her July loss to Raquel Pennington. Cheesecake is coming to Winnipeg to welcome Christina Barry into the world of MMA. Winnipeg fight rats know the BJJ Brown belted Barry as serious competition in local tournaments, but how does that translate in the cage? Heaven knows we need more depth in the Women’s MMA division, but will Christina Barry swim or drown against Toshido MMA’s Sarah Moras?
Who will win between Sarah Moras and Christina Barry?
- Sarah Moras (2-1) (74%, 55 Votes)
- Christina Barry (0-0) (26%, 19 Votes)
Total Voters: 74