Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – April 13, 2017


A big congrats to one of the original Canadian MMA pioneers Patrick Côté who called it a career after his UFC 210 fight this past weekend.  “The Predator” finished his career with a 23-11 record against some of the toughest competition in the world. Meilleurs voeux pour une bonne retraite Patrick!

…And now for some Rumours!

  • According to a post by Steve Bossé on his Facebook he will be looking to extend his two-fight win streak against Gian Villante at UFC On FOX in Long Island New York on July 22.
  • In a match up between two high level grapplers “The Quebec Kid” Olivier Aubin Mercier will meet TUF Brazil 2 winner Leonardo Santos at UFC 212 in Brazil on June 3.
  • Nordine Taleb will look to avoid the same fate as Jordan Mein when he meets Emil Meek at UFC Fight Night 109 in Sweden on May 28th.
  • The main event will feature Will Romero making his TKO debut when he meets the undefeated Charles Jourdain who has just inked a new multi-fight deal with the promotion.
  • Saturday Night Fights will feature a Lightweight bout between Adam Lorenz and Matt Jelly, Both of whom have been out of action since 2014. Also returning to the cage will be Travis Gervais against an opponent to be named.
  • Fight Night’s upcoming card in Medicine Hat has gained a new title fight as Steve Roy and Josh Heinz will do battle for the Light-Heavyweight Title. Also added to the card will be Eric Wilson taking on Louie Grover at Bantamweight.
  • Stephen “Big Bad” Beaumont is set to step back in the cage for the first time in almost two years as it was recently announced that he’s signed with Unified MMA and will debut at Unified 31! Headlining that card will be new Lightweight Champ Tristan Connelly defending against Shane Campbell.



  • Kyle Prepolec will travel south of the border once again when he meets Mike Velasquez at WXC 68 in Michigan on April 28th.
  • Kyle Nelson will also be doing some travelling for his next bout as he will be competing in Romania on April 25 at RXF 26.
  • Miles Anstead is set to face Joe Doerksen in a no-gi grappling match at Combate Submission International on April 22 in Regina.
  • Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has been spotted out and about in Edmonton the last couple weeks as he’s currently shooting the movie “Puppy Love” in which Cerrone plays ex-kickboxing champion “Danny”. Local director Michael Maxxis wrote a script focusing on Cerrone’s character which he hopes to film as a sequel in the future.
  • Noah Ali picked up his second pro boxing win with a first round TKO against Robert Nelson at Teofista Boxing this past weekend in Calgary, Alberta
  • Markhaille Wedderburn is set to make his pro-boxing debut against Rawleigh Clements at Battle On The Prairies on April 29 in Saskatoon.

19 Responses to “ Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – April 13, 2017 ”

  1. Marc-Andre Drolet says:

    So a new promotion in Manitoba with a title fight?

    No offense to Jared or Rick, but why would the commission sanction these guys for a 5 round fight?

    One has made it past the 1st round one time out of 6 fights, and the other has fought 6 minutes.

    Glad to hear of somebody running a show in the province, but not a fan of this bout being 5 rounds.

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  2. EPerez says:

    They’re both champions.

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  3. Chris C says:

    MAD is MAD because he is no longer involved or relevant in MMA in Manitoba.

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  4. I was born MAD

    I’m happy 2 new promotions are running shows this year, and happy both Jared and Rick get to compete, I just think it would be more appropriate to make it a 3 round fight.

    Pardon my concern for safety

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  5. Big dude says:

    MAD…seriously you’re not even relevant anymore. No one cares what you think

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  6. Big dude says:

    Good on a promotion…in Northern Manitoba giving some guys from the north the opportunity to fight for strap. Let’s just be happy we got some new promotions in MB

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  7. Cody Rempel says:

    @Big dude… Why does someone have to fit your criteria of being “relevant” to have an opinion? How are you relevant enough to be the authority who should be allowed to comment?

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  8. New promotions are great in the province, i’m excited it’s been 3 years and we’ll have 2 events in 2017 in Manitoba.

    Sorry If I think 2 HW fighters with 30 minutes of experience between the 2 of them in 8 fights combined shouldn’t be sanctioned for a 5 round, 25 minute fight. 3 rounds I’m cool with, and most likely the fight won’t make it out of the 1st.

    Big dude, what do you know bout relevance?

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  9. HAPPY says:

    MAD is just butthurt because in every single MMA fight he had he got his ass kicked in the first fucking round.

    Why you talking shit bout other fighters MAD? You suck worse than them anyways

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  10. Where am I talking shit about any fighters?

    It’s a critique of the commission IF they sanction the bout as a 5 rounder.

    The fight itself is a good matchup, and will be fun

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  11. Patty says:

    MAD who said the commission sanctioned a 5 round fight? Don’t believe everything on the internets

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  12. In the past, they wouldn’t have allowed it, and I have no reason they’d allow it in 2017.

    I have no problem with a 3 round title fight.

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  13. EPerez says:

    Have either of them even gone to a 4th or 5th minute?

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  14. Jared had an active fight from start to finish against Steve Roy a few years ago that went about 11 minutes.

    After the first 30 seconds of the fight you wouldn’t have thought that fight would have seen the 2nd round, yet it made it to the 3rd.

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  15. Markhaile says:

    Unfortunately Saskatchewan won’t allow any one to box pro without any amuture boxing fights my first pro boxing fight will be in calgary June 24.

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  16. Cody Rempel says:

    Do you know if you’ll be able to box there once you have a pro record?

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  17. Marc-Andre Drolet says:

    I guess Mcgregor vs Mayweather won’t be taking place in Saskatchewan then

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  18. Markhaile says:

    Not sure but I will find out pretty soon ..

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  19. Patty says:

    They didn’t let you box because you cant spell.

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