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 few days for a complete event wrap-up with fighter reactions and photos, and post-fight interviews with winners Steve Simms, Stéphane Pelletier, Maxime Dubois, and Michael Imperato, as well as promoter/president Eric Champoux, and Ringside 10 contestant Martin Desilets.
Here are the quick results w/ weight divisions, and updated fighter records:
155 – Yohan Gariépy (2-3) vs. Steve Simms (2-0) (Main Event)
Simms wins by rear-naked choke submission at 2:24 of Round 1.
135 – Michael Pellerin (1-3) vs. Stéphane Pelletier (4-1) (Co-Main Event)
Pelletier wins by arm-bar submission at 1:47 of Round 1.
155 – Samuel Charbonneau (1-1) vs. David Lafond (1-1)
Lafond pulls off a thrilling triangle choke submission at 3:00 of Round 3.
Fight of the Night according to promoter Eric Champoux. (I would agree).
145 – Tommy Côté (2-1) vs. Mustafa Khalil (3-1)
Khalil wins by unanimous judge’s decision 29-28 on all 3 score cards.
145 – Erik Dumaine (2-2) vs. Sajid Rizvi (1-0)
Rizvi gains a quick TKO win at 0:18 of Round 1, as Dumaine severely dislocated his right elbow, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
135 – Gregory Carpenter (0-3) vs. Maxime Dubois (2-0)
Dubois pulls off a TKO at 0:53 of Round 1.
Heavyweight – Steve Bégin (0-1) vs. Jeff Breau (2-0)
Breau gains a unanimous judge’s decision, 30-27 on all 3 score cards.
160 – Pierre Mellon (0-1) vs. Michael Imperato (3-0)
Imperato wins by ankle lock submission at 1:09 of Round 1.