Who’s Next… Wreck MMA: Pro Series

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The return of Wreck MMA, entitled Wreck MMA: Pro Series, went down this past Thursday from theWRECK THUMB Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec. In the main event, hometown hero Randy Turner lost a hard fought decision to the returning Corey Gower while Stevie Yhap quickly submitted Abdulah Teymouri in a battle of undefeated Flyweights.

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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135lbs- Corey Gower (6-3) vs. Louie Sanoudakis (5-1)
Corey Gower surprised many, especially the fans in attendance, as not only did he defeat hometown favorite Randy Turner but he did it coming off a 22 month lay off. Now fully returned, the man known as “The Hatchet” needs to take on a full fledged Bantamweight and Louie Sanoudakis fits that bill in spades. Known as “Leonidas”, Sanoudakis will look to rebound after he suffered is first career loss to Kenta Takizawa at Pancrase 278. With wins over the likes of Eric Wilson and Owen Carr, Sanoudakis enjoys going to battle against the hard nosed men of the division and Gower fits that description to a tee. Gower needs to leverage his win over Turner quickly as to not return to the shelf for another year or two while Sanoudakis needs a solid win to keep him at the top of the division’s prospect list. Not only does this match make 100% sense for both men, it will be an entertaining match up that should have the fans out of their seats.

135lbs- Randy Turner (8-5) vs. Adrian Woolley (9-5)
It has been scheduled before and this match up is long overdue! It would be an absolute travesty if both these men hung up their gloves without getting a chance to square off against each other! Both men have similar records, both men are superior wrestlers, and both men have been around the sport for a long time. Considering how thin the lighter weight divisions were when these men started out, it is actually quite surprising this match up never happened. Both men are Ontario natives and public servants outside the cage.  If these men would allow which ever promotion promotes this to advertise serviceman versus serviceman, you could sell out the venue just based on their coworkers coming out to support them. Coming off UFC 202, it goes to show weight classes and rankings are not everything in MMA.  All you really need is two great fighters with large fan bases who are willing to put it on the line for their fan base and that’s what you get here. I cannot think of a Canadian MMA scene where this fight does not happen before these top fighters decide to call it a career.

125lbs- Stevie Yhap (2-0) vs. Louis Jourdain (2-0)
Yhap stunned many in the crowd when he quickly submitted Abdulah Teymouri, who many had tapped as the next big thing in the Canadian Flyweight division. Someone else who has been tapped for big things in the Canadian 125lbs division is Louis Jourdain, who also scored a big win on the card albeit at 135 lbs. Both men are 2-0 in an extremely thin division and a win for either would separate them from the pack and set them up for bigger match ups in the division and probably title contention in any promotion that rocks a Flyweight strap.

145lbs- Jeff Chan (2-1) vs. Maxime Martens (2-0)
Any Ottawa/Gatineau based MMA fan that follows the local scene knows the name Jeff “Jackie” Chan.  He is known as one of the most exciting fighters to watch on local shows and he continued that moniker by finishing Nate Stark in the first round. Maxime Martens, known as “Ninja”, started off his pro career 0-2 but when things started to click he became a dangerous man evening his record out with back to back stoppage wins in the first round – 1 TKO/KO and 1 submission. Both men are proven finishers, are known to go for the kill early on the feet, but have plenty of chops when the fight goes to the mat. They might be young in their careers but both have been training for years. Not only will a match up deliver excitement for the fans but a win will move either man up the regional scene ladder in a relatively thin Canadian Featherweight division.

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