Who’s Next… Elite 1 MMA: Unleashed

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Elite1_MMA_ThumbElite 1: Unleashed went down last weekend from Casino New Brunswick in Moncton, New Brunswick. The card featured a Light-Heavyweight tussle between undefeated prospect Don Wonch and Bruno Lurette. In this article, we’ll look ahead to see what could possibly be next for some of the more impressive winners.

Keep in mind, in most cases the match-ups listed here are hypothetical and have not been announced or rumored to be taking place unless otherwise noted.

Let us know your thoughts on who should be up next for the big winners and the rest of the card and who you think would win our hypothetical match-ups.

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205lbs- Don Wonch (2-1) vs. Bruno Lurette (2-1) Rematch
By all accounts, Don Wonch was wining the fight before a knee which appeared to hit a grounded Wonch (see video HERE) shifted the momentum of the fight.  While Wonch tried to protest to the ref, Bruno Lurette was able to take mount and finish the fight. As the foul was not caught by the ref, a win is a win for Lurette but when a glaring foul is seen the only true way to fix an injustice is to do it again and see who actually is the better man. With Elite 1 needing to come up with a true contender to Adam Hunter’s 205 lbs. strap, a rematch between these two boys with a little bit of heat behind it due to the foul could prove to be a ticket seller for Elite 1.  It would also be a great way to set up a Hunter versus the winner title fight.

185lbs- Christien Savoie (2-0) vs. Alderic Keith (7-3)
At first glance, if you look only at the professional records, this would appear to be a mismatch. Christien Savoie may be only 2-0 as a professional but actually owns a 3-0 amateur record as well.  Those amateur fights date all the way back to June 2012, so he as been training for over five years for MMA. Along with his total (pro and am) 5-0 record, he owns four wins by stoppage – his most recent outing against Cole Fetzner was the first time he had gone the distance. Alderic Keith has moved up and down between Middleweight and Welterweight and in his last fight lost the Elite 185 lbs. title to Adam Hunter. With the Maritimes Middleweight division being very thin, there is not much competition out there for either man and once again with Elite 1 in need of a contender at 185 lbs. It only makes sense for the the former champ and the young upstart to throw down for a chance at the champion.

135lbs- Jeremy DiChiara (3-1) vs. Luke Noel (1-1)
Compared to their Nova Scotian rival Extreme Cage Combat, Elite 1’s Bantamweight division is relatively thin and with Jeremy DiChiara dismantling Adam MacDougall, who had a solid amateur pedigree, Dichara is essentially their top 135 pounder. New Brunswick is not devoid of talent at 135 lbs as Luke Noel, best known for being TJ Laramie’s Canadian debut opponent, is talented in his own right and would definitely step up to defend his home town province. Granted Noel would enter this scrap coming of a loss and Dichiara a win but this is regional MMA and what matters most is ticket sales.  A New Brunswick native coming in to defend his home province against a Nova Scotian would easily sell and give vocal fans something to cheer for and, at the very least, progress the Martimes’ Bantamweight division.

 

One Response to “ Who’s Next… Elite 1 MMA: Unleashed ”

  1. James says:

    Would love to see a match Adam hunter and wonch or Adam hunter and Lurette

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