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.
- TKO 39 is beginning to take shape with a handful of Middleweight matchups including the return of Peter Nolan taking on Jo Vallee, Fritz Paul against Strahinja Gavrilovic, Francis Charbonneau vs. Khetag Pliev and Yan Pellerin meeting Drayton Angus!
- 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.
- Havoc FC 12 goes down June 3 and will feature Grayson Wells defending the Heavyweight title against Dustin Joynson as well as undefeated Bantamweight Justin Basra taking on Jamie Siraj.
- 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.
- Details are finally starting to trickle in for King of the North’s inaugural event in Thompson, Manitoba on June 3 Jared Henderson takes on Rick Genaille for the Heavyweight Title and Lee Gaudet meets Mike O’Neill at 155lbs
- 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.