Canada Heads South To Global Proving Ground 22


With Ontario’s MMA scene being a barren waste land, fighters from Canada’s most populated province have had to look elsewhere to maintain an active status. Global Proving GroundLuckily, not everyone has forgotten Ontario’s elite talent.  When New Jersey based promotion Global Proving Ground was looking for athletes, they found a treasure trove in southern Ontario calling on five of the province’s best to come and compete at their 22nd event fittingly called “Legends & Rising Stars” with Ontario kicking in a mass amount of the rising stars portion.

Joslin’s MMA & Tapout Burlington’s Ryan Dickson (10-4) will be squaring off with UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Nah-Shon Burrell (11-6). This is an extremely crucial bout for both men as they have both hit a bumpy patch in their respective careers. Dickson enters the bout on the heels of two straight defeats while “The Rock-N-Rolla” most recently lost to Lyman Good and has gone 2-4 in his last six outings. The extra pressure added to this bout should make it extra exciting for the fans.

Welland, Ontario’s Andrew Cseh (6-4) will be looking to bring some gold back with him as he will be challenging the undefeated Desmond Moore (4-0) for the promotion Flyweight title. Known as the “Animal”, Cseh recently had his four fight win streak halted this past January and will look to get back in the win column while wrapping some newly minted gold around his waist. Moore, a product of American Top Team, has earned TKO stoppages in all four of his professional wins and will look to continue that trend while facing his stiffest test to date.



Another Jeff Joslin protégé Dave Hale (2-2) will also make the trip down to New Jersey. Hale has had more bouts cancelled than he has had fights and recently got his record back to .500 when he submitted Thomas Sumantri this past May. Across the cage will be Anthony “Parmesan” Facchini (4-2), who also got back in the win column in his last bout albeit in September 2014. Hale will be entering enemy territory as Facchini is a Marlboro, New Jersey native.

Wiarton, Ontario’s own Don “The Diamond” Wonch (2-0) will look to make it three in a row in 2015 as he drops down from Heavyweight to his more natural weight of 205 lbs. Another New Jersey native Alec Hooben (2-2) will look to play spoiler to Wonch’s terrific debut year and look to get back  in the win column as he dropped his most recent bout this past June.

Fresh off his professional debut win this past October, Vladimir Kazbekov (1-0), a Team Ascension Fatherweight, will look to get right back at it and add another “W” to his record less than 30 days out from his first. While Woodland Park, New Jersey’s Gabriel Ruiz (0-1) will look to garner his first career after dropping his pro debut this past September.

Global Proving Ground 22: Legends & Rising Stars goes down November 21st from the brand new GPG Sports Complex in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. The card features 3 title bouts along with the aforementioned Cseh versus Moore, Jesus Martinez takes on Tony Parker for the Middleweight strap while Bellator veteran Lorenzo Hood challenges Shelton Graves for the promotions Heavyweight title. The card can be viewed live on Go Fight Live.

One Response to “ Canada Heads South To Global Proving Ground 22 ”

  1. Please push this out so people in Ontario can watch the 5 Canada Pro’s fighting in Philly at GPG 22 on Pay Per View






    PHILADELPHIA, PA. (Oct 22nd, 2015) –Global Proving Ground (GPG) announced today its 22nd live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event, featuring a collection of the Philadelphia area’s top professional fighting prospects, on Saturday, November 21st, live on PPV and Recorded for Comcast Sportsnet Nationally from the promotion’s all-new venue, the GPG Sports Complex, located at 1205 rt 73 Mount Laurel, N.J.

    With 3 World Championship Title fights fans will witness the very best GPG Card ever. The 185 Belt Match is between Local Legend Jesus Martinez vs Tony Parker, 125 lb. Championships with Local Rising Star Desmond Moore vs Canadian Rising Star Andrew Cseh. We end the night with a banging Heavy Weight Battle between Bellator’s Lorenzo Hood vs GPG Vet Shelton “Grave Digger” Graves, Tickets are priced from $45 and are available for purchase at

    “We are excited to begin the next chapter in Global Proving Ground’s growth, in a new venue in a great sports town. The new venue can comfortably accommodate our rapidly expanding fanbase, and give spectators the exciting experience they look for when they attend a fight,” said Global Proving Ground President James J. Jefferson. The new venue includes the most complete Mixed Martial Arts Training center in the area. More info at

    UFC and Bellator Veteran Nah-Shon Burrell (11-5) takes on up and coming Canadian Star Ryan Dickson (11-4) and a full card of local fighters from Philadelphia and New Jersey. For the full card go to

    Doors at the venue will open for GPG 22 at 6 p.m. on November 21st with the first preliminary bout and live stream will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

    About Global Proving Ground (GPG)

    Global Proving Ground is a New Jersey-based professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise that was designed to unearth and build new fight talent in the North Eastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of The United States and to provide an exciting entertainment experience for combat sports fans.

    Launched in 2012 by marketing executive James J. Jefferson along with several, original pioneers of MMA, the company operates its own combat sports venue, the GPG Sports Complex, where it hosts all of its events that are distributed live on Real TV as well as PPV on Go Fight Live ( with its syndication deal on a tape delayed basis on Comcast SportsNet and the Comcast Network GPG is not only creating new fighter talent but is developing its own loyal fan base. To host your combat event at the GPG Sports Complex contact us today.

    Contact: James Jefferson at or call 1-609-923-2663
    click here for Pay Per View

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