October 29th, 2011

The Montreal area’s ever busy amateur schedule continued chugging along Friday night, as the Orion gym in Longueuil put on a card packed with home team talent for its third show. With only the main event going the distance, the evening’s eleven bouts flew by quickly. At 8-2 for the night, the Orion team generally […]

October 26th, 2011

Quebec’s MMA war is unabatedly heating up. On the heels of its recent signing of Ringside (RS) Welterweight champion Chris Clements, Instinct MMA has secured a three-fight agreement with yet another of its competitor’s belt-holders, Daron Cruickshank. The Michigan-based Lightweight captured the RS title in an exciting five-round battle with Montreal’s Mike Ricci (6-2) less […]

October 25th, 2011

After nearly 20 months in the MMA wilderness, undefeated Montreal Featherweight Tim ‘Wolf’ Wadsworth (5-0) will finally return this December in Quebec City for Instinct MMA‘s second event. He’s signed up for his toughest test to date, UFC vet Waylon Lowe (10-4), last seen on the losing end of a Nik Lentz guillotine at UFC […]

October 20th, 2011

2011 has been a breakout year for American David Harris (6-2-1) and it’s largely been at Canada’s expense. As he’s strung together wins over increasingly tough opponents north of the border, he’s quickly turned himself into a one-man Canadian Bantamweight wrecking machine. Kicking things off by submitting Chuck Mady (5-5) at MFC 29 in April, […]

October 17th, 2011

Fightquest’s 19th amateur event took place Saturday night at the Complex 222 in St-Constant. In all nine bouts took place. The originally planned main event between Trsistar/Zahabi’s Neil Sheppard and Kanreikai’s Miky Houle was called off due to the late re-occurrence of an injury that forced Sheppard out of the bout. Sanctioned by the ‘Federation […]

October 13th, 2011

Returning to Montreal 17 months after his infamous UFC 113 post-fight ‘sucker punch’ of Josh Koscheck, Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley faces fellow UFC vet Luigi ‘the Italian Tank’ Fioravanti October 21st in Ringside 12’s main event. He spoke to members of the MMA media by phone from Amsterdam this morning about redeeming himself in Montreal, his […]

October 13th, 2011

Breaking what has been a relative silence since Ringside 11 in June, Ringside MMA’s promoter Eric Champoux took questions from the MMA media this morning, addressing his event (see full card here), signing Paul Daley, having GSP‘s suport, and the return of Stéphane Patry, among other topics. Here are the highlights (italicized texts are info […]

October 12th, 2011

Date: October 15, 2011 Location: Complex 222 in St-Constant, Quebec Tickets: Complex 222 Amateur MMA 150 – Neil Sheppard (Zahabi MMA) v. Miky Houle (Kanreikai) 145 – Cristian Mardardi (Zahabi MMA) v. Gabriel Doyon (Gym Action) 165 – Patrick Lafleur (Zahabi MMA) v. Bruno-Pierre Dubois (Juvaldo) 165 – Matthew Richardson (N1 Muay Thai) v. Jonathan […]

October 9th, 2011

Victory MMA returned Saturday night for its third event at the Academie Sportive in the Park Extension neighbourhood of Montreal. A sparse crowd of about 125 fans showed up for the amateur organization’s featured 11 amateur fights, three of them kick-boxing. Simon Cormier served as referee for the evening’s eleven bouts. Sanctioned by the ‘Federation […]

October 7th, 2011

Ringside MMA is striking back. After the new Instinct MMA promotion preempted Ringside 12‘s October 21st Montreal event with an October 7th show (tonight), the provincial capital will be spoiled this December.   A strongly rumoured Instinct card that month (December 2nd the date floating around) in Quebec City will now have to compete for […]

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