Monthly Archives: March 2011

Martin Desilets Ringside 10 pre-fight interview

After the MFL 4 card he was set to headline two weeks ago was cancelled on a few days notice, Martin ‘the Stress’ Desilets was feeling desolate. Fortunately for him, an injury to Steve Bossé has given him the chance … Continue reading

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Pelletier earns title shot, Toronto fighters prevail at Rising Star 2

Montreal – Rising Star’s return Saturday was reminiscent of the WEC, with all but one of its eight bouts in the light, feather, and bantamweight divisions. Focused on fighters with five or less pro bouts, the promotion had its first … Continue reading

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Post-event interview w/ Ringside President Eric Champoux – Rising Star 2

Rising Star 2 went down Saturday night in Montreal at the Metropolis. I spoke with promoter Eric Champoux after the event about his pick for Fight of the Night, how the new setting compared to Club Soda, his thoughts on … Continue reading

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Steve Simms Rising Star 2 post-fight interview

Fighting for the first time since 2009, Toronto’s Steve Simms (2-0) took under three minutes to rear-naked choke Yohan Gariépy (2-3) in Saturday’s Rising Star 2 main event. After, I spoke to the 27 year-old about beating the home-town favourite, … Continue reading

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Stéphane Pelletier Rising Star 2 post-fight interview

With a shot at Ringside‘s vacant Bantamweight (135 lbs) title on the line, Stéphane Pelletier (4-1) stepped up Saturday night at Rising Star 2 with a 1st round arm-bar victory. I spoke to him backstage after the fight, where we … Continue reading

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Michael Imperato Rising Star 2 post-fight interview

Michael Imperato won Rising Star 2‘s opening bout via ankle-lock submission – his 2nd Montreal win in three weeks. After the fight we discussed taking the match on a day’s notice, 25 lbs above his normal weight class, how his … Continue reading

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Maxime Dubois Rising Star 2 post-fight interview

Maxime Dubois (2-0) delivered a 1st round TKO against Gregory Carpenter at Rising Star 2. I spoke with the Team Legion 18 year-old backstage after the fight, where we discussed how he sealed his finish, being the only fighter on … Continue reading

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Rising Star 2 Quick Results

Rising Star 2 went down tonight at the Metropolis in Montreal in front of approximately 450-500 fans.  Much like the first Rising Star, the evening featured fighters hungry to prove themselves early in their career. Check back in the next … Continue reading

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Pre-event interview w/ Ringside president Eric Champoux – Rising Star 2

Rising Star 2 goes down tomorrow night at the Metropolis. I spoke to Ringside/Rising Star President Eric Champoux at the weigh-in Friday, where we discussed the main events, why seven of the eight fights are at lightweight or lower, why … Continue reading

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Rising Star 2 weigh-in results & photos

Rising Star 2‘s weigh-ins took place Friday afternoon at the Hotel Espresso in downtown Montreal.  Sixteen fighters were scheduled to hit the scales, but only 13 did. Rising Star 2 takes place at the Metropolis tomorrow night.  Rising Star cards … Continue reading

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