July 2nd, 2012

Stephane Patry’s Instinct promotion was back in Quebec Friday with an 11-bout card headlined by a previously delayed Welterweight tilt pitting heavy-handed standout Brandon Thatch (8-1) against equally KO-minded Martin ‘the Hammer’ Grandmont (12-7). After the original Steve Bossé – Babalu Sobral main event fell through in early May, Instinct’s Montreal debut was forced to […]

June 30th, 2012

Ultimate Generation Combat (UGC) returned Saturday for a low-key boxing/MMA card in the sweltering confines of promoter Ali Nestor’s Ness Martial Arts gym in east end Montreal. On top of five boxing bouts, the 200 or so fans in attendance were treated to three action-packed MMA match-ups, all ending in exciting fashion for three young […]

March 25th, 2012

Three amateur titles were on the line Saturday as Victory MMA returned for its fifth amateur card. The event, titled Strikers Collide, included 14 bouts (two of those kick-boxing), drawing  approximately 325 fans up to the third floor Academie Sportive gym located in Montreal’s Park Extension neighbourhood. All evening long, the crowd alternated between Pride […]

March 20th, 2012

With nearly five months elapsed since Ringside 12, the Montreal-based promotion was back in action Saturday for its thirteenth event. Gone were Paul Daley and the Bell Centre, and in were the smaller Metropolis venue and a main event featuring two Heavyweights, Eric Barrak (1-1) and Paul Cheng (2-1), with fight records showing more boxing […]

March 16th, 2012

Weigh-ins for tomorrow night’s nine-bout Ringside 13 card in Montreal took place earlier this afternoon at the Taormina Restaurant in the southwest part of the city. Seventeen of the 18 fighters set to compete hit the scale, with each and everyone of them hitting their contracted weights. One fighter was not present and will be […]

February 20th, 2012

Saturday night, south of Montreal in Ste-Julie, Empire Fight League (EFL) returned for its fourth amateur event. Along with high production values and two title fights featuring solid submission finishes, what may have stuck with the approximately 400 fans who showed up happened one bout earlier, when a need-to-see-it-to-believe-it self-inflicted knockout took place. Capony earns […]

February 16th, 2012

Date: June 29, 2012 Location: Pierre Charbonneau Centre in Montreal, Quebec TV: Tickets: Ovation Main Card: 170lbs- Martin Grandmont (12-6) vs. Brandon Thatch (7-1) 155lbs- Luke Caudillo (17-16) vs. Thierry Quenneville (15-9) 135lbs- TBD vs. Stéphane Pelletier (6-1) 205lbs- Todd Stoute (4-0) vs. Anselmo Gutierrez (2-0) 155lbs- Derek Gauthier (7-4) vs. Loyd Galindo (3-2) 185lbs- […]

February 14th, 2012

As he sent UFC vet Houston Alexander crashing to the mat unconscious at Instinct MMA 1, sixteen frustrating months came to a sudden and triumphant end for Steve Bossé. The violent knockout not only allowed Quebec’s top non-UFC draw to put the delays of failed promotions and contract squabbles behind him, it was a chance to show […]

February 13th, 2012

Date: February 18, 2012 Location: Hangar du Vieux-Port, Chicoutimi, Quebec Tickets: Spartan Fight Club Amateur MMA: 160lbs – Eric Dastout (Gym Action) v. Maxime Gagné (Spartan Fight Club) *For SFS Lightweight title 180lbs – Keven Pellerin (Team Légion) v. Marc Blackburn (Spartan Fight Club) 155lbs – Leslie Dubuisson (Team Extreme) v. Fred Fillion (Spartan Fight […]

February 12th, 2012

Date: February 18, 2012 Location: Rossignol de Ste-Julie, Quebec Tickets: Academie Pro Star Amateur MMA 170lbs – Matthew Richardson (N1 Muay Thai) v. Kevin Lampron (Kanreikai) ***For EFL Welterweight title – five 3-minute rounds 145lbs – Derek Dexter (Cornwall MMA) v. Samuel Desruisseaux (Ultimaction) ***For EFL Featherweight title – five 3-minute rounds 165lbs – Francois […]

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