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January 13th, 2012

Stephane Pelletier has joined the exodus of Ringside champions to Quebec competitor Instinct MMA, becoming the fourth title-holder to depart over the course of the last year. With a new five-fight contract in place, the 26 year-old Bantamweight will be back in action shortly, set to face an as-yet unnamed opponent at Instinct’s third event […]

January 9th, 2012

Martin Trempe, the Quebec Heavyweight originally set to welcome ex-NHL goon Donald Brashear into MMA prior to suffering a shoulder injury last June, was sentenced to two years in federal prison Friday after pleading guilty to marijuana-related criminal charges. Following his court appearance, he was immediately transported to the minimum-security Saint-Anne-des-Plaines Institution, a half-hour northwest […]

December 28th, 2011

Fresh off a submission win in his October Bantamweight debut,  Ringside Featherweight champion Mitch Gagnon (8-1) has signed a five-fight UFC contract. He’ll make his debut January 28, replacing the injured Eddie Wineland in a Bantamweight bout against Johnny Bedford (18-9-1) on the UFC on Fox 2 preliminary card.   Fighting since 2008 out of […]

December 5th, 2011

Stéphane Patry and his Instinct MMA promotion brought their brand of combat to Quebec City for their second event Friday. A few injuries later, 13 bouts took place, a majority of them ending in severely one-sided beatings. While most cards include at least a massacre or two, the slaughter at Instinct MMA 2 was virtually […]

November 28th, 2011

Victory MMA returned Saturday night in Montreal with its fourth, and biggest event yet, with a main card featuring defenses of all four of the promotion’s amateur titles. After a slow start to the evening, with six of the opening eight fights going the distance, things went into overdrive for the final five bouts, each […]

November 15th, 2011

After a decade alone governing the province’s amateur MMA scene, the Federation Quebecoise de Boxe Mixte Amateur (FQBM) should soon have company in the form of the recently announced Federation Quebecoise d’Arts Martiaux Mixte Amateur (FQAMMA). Citing a litany of complaints with the FQBM’s safety standards, rules, and organizational structure, the new governing body formed […]

November 13th, 2011

At first glance, Saturday’s Impakt Fight Night 3 bouts in Longueuil, South of Montreal, looked normal, like the hundreds of other amateur MMA fights contested yearly in Quebec. In fact, they took place under a different set of rules, as a test run for a new amateur Federation planning to launch early next year. The […]

November 7th, 2011

Date: November 12, 2011 Location: Motel Royal Labarre in Longueuil, Quebec Tickets: Fightsports Promotions Amateur MMA 145 – Derek Dexter (Cornwall MMA) v. Mario Pereira (H2o MMA)* 155 – Trevor Leroux (Cornwall MMA) v. Miky Houle (Kanreikai) 160 – Peter Grajcar (MMAFA) v. Stéphane Chabot (Team Barbarian) 130 – Shawn Lalonde (Cornwall MMA) v. Matthew […]

November 6th, 2011

After more than two years on the shelf, former pro fighter Bob ‘the Train’ Landry pulled out of the station Saturday night, winning the new EFL Heavyweight amateur title in his combat comeback. Headlining Empire Fight League‘s (EFL) third amateur event in front of approximately 600 fans in his hometown of Ste-Julie, just east of […]

November 1st, 2011

Despite being relocated on short notice, Saturday’s Summum 7 went off smoothly, as the amateur fighters delivered virtually wall-to-wall action over eight fiercely contested bouts, much to the pleasure of the approximately 250 fans gathered. The event’s move from le Skratch in Repentigny to the Sterling Pub in Joliette, northeast of Montreal, looked to have […]

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