Tucker Out; ECC Reschedules to October 25th with Kent vs Loiseau
I hate to be the to be the barrier of bad news for MMA fans in Nova Scotia but you are going to have to wait a little longer for some live action. ECC promoter Peter Martell contacted Top MMA News today to announce that their Road to Glory event scheduled for next Saturday at the Halifax Forum has been pushed back to October 25. The reason for the change happened after headliner and top ranked Featherweight Gavin Tucker had to withdraw from the show after separating his shoulder during training camp this week. Tucker was supposed to face Jesse Gross for the vacant Featherweight title but as of right now there is no timetable as to when he will be able to return to action.
With the main event off the card, it did give Martell the opportunity to get another fight that will get fans excited in the Bluenose province. Mike Kent will be flying home from Alberta as he will get the chance to fight former UFC title challenger David “The Crow” Loiseau. Both men will move up to 205 and fight for the Light-Heavyweight title. While the fight could have been scheduled for the 28th, Martell said that with a fight this big, he wanted more than one week to be able to promote it.
Both fighters were supposed to fight in Calgary in July at AFC 20 but Kent withdrew due to injury. Loiseau is coming off a decision win against Caleb Grummet at Challenge MMA 2 in Montreal last month while Kent suffered a submission loss last weekend against Joe Doerkson at CFC 8 in Winnipeg.
The co-main event originally scheduled between Tristan Johnson and Adam Lorenz will still be a go as both men agreed to push the fight back. No other fights can be confirmed at this time but Top MMA News will keep you updated on any changes.