Yohan Gariépy returns for new Rising Star 2 main event (w/ updated fight card)

Yohan Gariépy (white shorts) outlasted J-F Royer at Rising Star 1, gaining a unanimous 29-28 decision.

A fifth winning fighter from Rising Star 1 has been added to the promotion’s second outing.  After pulling off a hard fought decision victory against Jean-Francois Royer last January, Yohan Gariépy (2-2) has been tapped for Rising Star 2‘s new main event.

Gariépy will join returning Team Legion teammates Tommy Côté and Maxime Dubois for the card.  Another team member, Keven Pellerin, will be making his professional debut.

Gariépy will go up against Ontario’s Steve Simms (1-0), who will be fighting professionally for the first time in over two years.  He pulled off a 1st round rear-naked choke in his first professional fight in January 2009.

The previous main event fighters, Luc Nadeau (2-0) and Christopher Boisvert (2-2), both withdrew from their fight due to scheduling conflicts, not injuries, according to matchmaker Joey Benoit.

For more details on the Rising Star 2 card, see my original article. Tickets for the event went on sale today.

Here is the updated fight card (hyperlinked names lead to interviews).

155 – Yohan Gariépy (2-2) vs. Steve Simms (1-0) (Main Event)
135 – Michael Pellerin (1-2) vs. Stéphane Pelletier (3-1) (Co-Main Event)
155 – David Lafond (0-1) vs. Samuel Charbonneau (1-0)
Heavyweight – Chris Tinkler (0-0) vs. Jeff Breau (1-0)
170 – Chris Franck (0-1) vs. Francis Charbonneau (0-0)
155Keven Pellerin (0-0) vs. Pierre Melon (0-0)
135 – Maxime Dubois (1-0) vs. Gregory Carpenter (0-2)
145Tommy Côté (2-0) vs Mustafa Khalil (2-1)

Yohan Gariépy (left) with Team Legion leader Steve 'the Snake' Claveau after the Rising Star 1 weigh-in.

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155 – Luc Nadeau (2-0) vs. Christopher Boisvert (2-2) (Main Event)
135 – Michael Pellerin (1-2) vs. Stéphane Pelletier (3-1) (Co-Main Event)
155 – David Lafond (0-1) vs. Samuel Charbonneau (1-0)
Heavyweight – Chris Tinkler (0-0) vs. Jeff Breau (1-0)
170 – Chris Franck (0-1) vs. Francis Charbonneau (0-0)
155Keven Pellerin (0-0) vs. John Roche (0-0)
135 – Maxime Dubois (1-0) vs. Gregory Carpenter (0-2)
145Tommy Côté (2-0) vs Mustafa Khalil (2-1)
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