SLAMM 1 Play-by-Play – Zahabi, Garcia, Black Victorious


Sebastien Chenier is Montreal, Quebec tonight for SLAMM 1. SLAMM is Interboxe’s new MMA promotion that heavily features Tristar MMA fighters.

Top MMA News Awards:

  • Fight of the Night: Mario Pereira vs. Michael Dufort
  • TKO of the Night: Dominic Trepanier
  • Submission of the Night: Olivier Aubin-Mercier

Here is the play-by-play:

Fight 8 (170lbs): Alex Garcia vs. Stephane Lamarche
Rd. 1
Lamarche with an outside leg kick but Lamarche pushes forward. Garcia takes Lamarche down with a double leg takedown and works to half guard. Lamarche attempting a kimura from bottom but Garcia is too savvy. Garcia moves to mount and transitions to back and immediately gets the rear naked choke and forces the tap.
Alex Garcia wins via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:58 or Round 1.

Fight 7 (155lbs): Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Jordan Jewell
Rd. 1
Hard inside leg kick lands for Aubin-Mercier and he follows it up for shortly after with two separate jab-cross combinations Jewell also lands a leg kick but payes for it afterwards as Aubin-Mercier clinches and lands two hard knees before tripping Jewell to the ground. Aubin-Mercier advances to mount and Jewell gives his back. The ADCC qualifier is too technical a grappler to pass this opportunity up and finishes his opponent with a rear naked choke.
Olivier Aubin-Mercier wins impressively with a submission (rear naked choke) at 1:53 of round 1

Fight 6 (135lbs): Aiemann Zahabi vs. Kyle Vivian
Rd. 1
Zahabi with a lead left hook but Vivian responds in kind with a flurry. Fighters tangle up and Zahabi takes Vivian down and into mount. Vivian gives his back and Zahabi flattens his opponent before unleashing some ground and pound. The referee hovers near but Vivian taps before the ref’s intervention.
Aiemann Zahabi submits Kyle Vivian by Tapout due to Strikes in Round 1, 1:28

Fight 5 (170lbs): Dominic Trepanier vs. Jordan Turcotte
Rd. 1
Trepanier with a jab that sets up his double leg takedown. Trepanier in side mount and delivers some short punches and looking for the crucifix. He abandons the crucifix and transitions to mount. Turcotte gives him his back and Trepanier smells blood. He sinks his hooks in and machine guns his opponent with punches that forces the referee to intervene and stop the fight much to the delight of those attending.
Dominic Trepanier defeats Jordan Turcott via TKO (strikes) at 1:43 of round 1

Fight 4 (145lbs): Michael Dufort vs. Mario Pereira
Rd. 1
Low kick by Pereira to start it off. Fighters clinch and Pereira takes Dufort down and in his guard. Dufort is able to control Pereira’s posture but a scramble ensues as Dufort attempts to stand. Pereira takes his back and sinks in his hooks looking for the choke but Dufort defends. Some right hands soften Dufort up but the French Canadian displays his usual toughness but cannot seem to shake Pereira off his back.
Top MMA News scores round 1 10-9 for Pereira

Rd. 2
Dufort comes out like a bull and rushes Peireira and pins him against the fence. He throws a few knees that connect on Pereira but the latter breaks free and the fighters take the center. Dufort attempts an awkward looking flying knee but Pereira picks Dufort up and takes him to the ground. Dufort’s head is against the fence but remains offensive as he attempts an upkick and triangle chokes but Pereira has none of it and passes to side mount. Referee Philippe Chartier stands the fighters up and Dufort taunts Pereira and trying to lure him into a brawl. Pereira won’t take the bait as he slams Dufort to the ground and ends up in mount but the round ends soon after.
Top MMA News scores round 2 10-9 for Pereira

Rd. 3
Dufort connects with a solid right and is on the offensive as he follows it up with a right head kick. Pereira backs away and rushes in for a takedown but Dufort sprawls and threatens with a guillotine. Fighters now against the fence and Pereira drags Dufort down and into and open guard with his head against the fence. Peireira passes to side mount and into north south as he holds his opponent down. Dufort showing some creativity as he locks Pereira up in an armless triangle and uses it to spin himself back into guard. Peireira stands up to deliver some ground and pound but is awkwardly locked up in a benign inverted triangle. The round and the fight ends on that note.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Peireira
Judges score the fight 29-28 Dufort, 29-28 Pereira and, 30-27 for the winner by split decision for Mario Pereira

Fight 3 (145lbs): Phillip Deschambeault vs. Ryan Hall
Rd. 1
Deschambeault attempts an uppercut but Hall ducks under it and rushes him. A scramble ensues and Hall ends up taking his back and immediately looks for the rear naked choke but the Canadian is able to defend. The BJJ phenom is relentless and switches to mount and rains some bombs forcing the referee to stop the fight. Impressive but not surprising ground control from Ryan Hall.
Result: Ryan Hall defeats Phil Deschambeault by TKO ( Strikes) in Round 1, 1:41

Fight 2 (135lbs):  Robin Black vs. Derek Charbonneau

Rob Black defeats Derek Charbonneau

Robin Black defeats Derek Charbonneau (photo Marc-Andre Drolet)

Rd. 1:
Black attempts an overhand right to close the distance and pushes his opponent against the fence. Fighters clinch and Black forces the fight to the mats but it is Charbonneau who ends up on top. Robin working a mission control looking to set up an omoplata but Charbonneau wiggles his way out and fighters are back on their feet. Fighters once again clinch against the fence.  Black temporarily breaks for a jab-cross combination but quickly clinches up. Black with two solid knees, one to the midsection and the second grazes Charbonneau’s face. Black finally muscles Charbonneau to the ground and into half guard but nothing comes of it as the round comes to a halt.
Top MMA News scores the round 10-9 for Robin Black

Rd. 2
Robin Black maintains his gameplan as he rushes his opponent and brings him to the ground. Black again in half guard with some short punches and gets the mount with hooks in. All Charbonneau seems to do is hold Black close to him but Black isolates an arm and attempts a kimura. Charbonneau grimaces and submits.
Result: Robin Black submits Derek Charbonneau by Kimura in Round 2, 2:34

Fight 1 (155lbs) – Mandel Nalo vs. Joseph Latour
Rd. 1:
Fighters touch gloves. Nallo with a high kick that is partially blocked by his opponent. Nallo tees off on Latour who is pinned against the cage while the Ottawa native unleashes series of right and left hooks. Latour covers but shots are getting in. A right head kick lands and Latour curls. Lavigne rushes in to stop the fight to put an end to Latour’s misery.
Result: Mandel Nallo defeats Joseph Latour by TKO at 0:39 of round 1

34 Responses to “ SLAMM 1 Play-by-Play – Zahabi, Garcia, Black Victorious ”

  1. Shane BTP Mountney says:

    Congrats Robin

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  2. Oilcity30 says:

    Way to go Robin!!!!!!!!!

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  3. booboo says:


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  4. Congrats on the win, Robin!

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  5. Bobby Karimi-Busheri says:

    Congrats Robin, great job man!

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  6. G.O says:

    congrats robin was defenetly expecting you to lose lol great job

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  7. This is the best Robin Black I have ever seen. He’s getting better with age it seems.

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  8. ChrisB says:

    Congrats Robin. You’re the mini Randy Couture!

    BTW, the over/under for Kyle Vivian is 1:05. I’m taking under. What about the rest of you?

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  9. ChrisB says:

    Boo, i was wrong. He lasted an extra 23 seconds

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  10. There will be a delay in posting the last two fights.

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  11. joe doe says:

    lol wtf is kyle vivian still doing fighting hahahaha, anyway to watch these fights online? ryan hall ftw

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  12. Bobby Karimi-Busheri says:

    Just spoke with Robin… He said he’s super happy, feeling great, no injuries and wants to send his love to all his nerd fans!

    Man I’m super pumped for him!

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  13. MKB says:

    Tristar runs the table. Impressive and a farce at the same time.

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  14. JYD says:

    HOBIN!! Congrats!

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  15. tyler davis says:

    Way to go robin!!!!

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  16. Aaron Robinson says:

    Every fight on this card with the exception of Robins fight was a joke. If there is one thing I hate it’s padded records and it would appear that Tri-Star is sending their fighters well on the way to building one. Congrats Robin! your passion for this sports really hits close to home for me I have mad respect for you.

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  17. mike kent says:

    Congrats robin ! Sounds like a great win

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  18. vlad says:

    Great job Robin, way to go man!

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  19. steve hill says:

    good for you robin….

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  20. Robin Black says:

    I am so happy. It was such an amazing experience that I will have for the rest of my life. Derek was so strong and so tough for me, and he made me earn it. Also, I have a new friend now, he is an awesome competitor.
    This was the first time I was able to truly stay calm in a fight, and I enjoyed every second of this experience and I will hold it close fr a long time.
    I am so happy right now. I’m so happy at how hard it was and I’m so happy I could make it work.

    My wife is taking me to Mexico for a week I am the luckiest man in the world I will miss all you nerds. :)

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  21. Brandon MacArthur says:

    cngrats robin !

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  22. Dean Panas says:

    Congrats on the win Birdy! Enjoy your trip.

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  23. ChrisB says:

    The next Slamm event should be co-sponsored by Tristar and Campbell’s soup. After all, with the exception of Robin’s fight, it was Tristar fighters versus tomato cans.

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  24. MKB says:

    Mic Dufort is a legit fighter and put up a good battle.

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  25. Joey says:

    Pereira’s opponent was not a tomato cans, Mick is a very tuff fighter. In amateur Mario lost against Dufort, it was a very good rematch yesterday.

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  26. I’d have to agree. The Pereira-Dufort was really the only evenly matched bout on the card Friday (neither are from Tristar). Their amateur bout was very close too.

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  27. ChrisB says:

    My apologies. The Pereira-Dufort fight was legit as well.

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  28. harry balls says:

    I saw Dufort fight at Ringside as well. His sloppy, weird, style really effs up his opponents. I really hoped he was gonna finish Pieira at one point.
    Robin looked good. Damn good.
    Great to finally meet your better half and catch up with you and MAD.

    …..haha how long did you stay at that bar with the drunkest bartender ever?

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  29. Robin Black says:

    She was on meth man she was nutso. Left pretty quick.

    Went for a few beers with Fight Network people, great time.

    Great to see you too man, when you come to Toronto dinner and drinks on me.

    I’m off to Mexico for a week at 5 am, I’ll miss hangin out here with all the crazies.

    I’ll write a blog while I’m away and post it when I return.

    Really happy and content today.

    Miss you guys.

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  30. jay says:

    Great job robin. have fun in mexico but watch you dont become a ransom victim now that ur an even bigger superstar. I hear they dont treat thier hostages well. But man the tacos are defenitly to die for. Cheers

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  31. MKB says:

    Call me crazy, but I would like to see Vivian vs Charbonneau.

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  32. updated time of Garcia’s win.

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  33. Shar 1 says:

    I gotta add one too: Congrats Robin!

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