Monthly Archives: May 2011

Joey Benoit Summum 4 post-event interview

Saturday night, Summum 4 went down in St-Constant, for the first time using a cage instead of a ring for its amateur MMA fights. I spoke to president Joey Benoit (also Ringside‘s matchmaker) after the event about why he used … Continue reading

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Olivier Aubin-Mercier Summum 4 post-fight interview

Fighting for Summum’s new lightweight title Saturday, Olivier Aubin-Mercier was awarded the fight and belt after his opponent Justin Larocque was disqualified for biting him in the 2nd round. I spoke to the relaxed 22 year-old after about the strange … Continue reading

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Kevin Lampron Summum 4 post-fight interview

In Saturday’s Summum 4 co-main event, Kevin Lampron (2-1, amateur) looked aggressive from the start, running over opponent Jeff Blake on way to a 1st round rear-naked choke submission. The win earned Lampron the new Summum welterweight belt. I spoke … Continue reading

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A few bites later, Olivier Aubin-Mercier wins amateur lightweight belt by DQ at Summum 4 (full results)

For the first time in the recent history of amateur Montreal-area MMA, fights were in a cage Saturday night at Summum 4. The event’s 11 MMA (boxe mixte) fights took place at the Wilfrid-Lamarche Arena in St-Constant, about a half … Continue reading

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Maxime Fecteau Rising Star 3 post-fight interview

After suffering a TKO loss to Stephane Pelletier at Rising Star 1, Maxime Fecteau (2-1) returned at Rising Star 3, calmly submitting Dave Depathie (0-3) via arm-bar at 3:04 of Round 1. I caught up with Fecteau by phone the … Continue reading

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Rising Star 3 main event winner Blake Nash post-fight interview

Stepping up on short notice, 258 lbs heavyweight Blake Nash (1-0) made good in his pro debut, pounding his way to a 29-28 decision win over Lenard ‘LT’ Terrance (3-1) in Rising Star 3‘s main event. With his right hand … Continue reading

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Seiji Sugiman-Marangos Rising Star 3 post-fight interview

After two hard-fought rounds at Rising Star 3, Seiji Sugiman-Marangos (4-1) took Brett Portieous (2-2) down in the 3rd, delivering a barrage of ground-and-pound on way to a TKO finish. I spoke to the thoughtful 26 year-old featherweight after about … Continue reading

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Todd Stoute Rising Star 3 post-fight interview

Ontario’s Todd Stoute (2-0) out-landed Guillaume Vigneau (1-1) at Rising Star 3, coming away with a TKO 41 seconds into Round 2. I spoke to the confident 27 year-old after the fight about why he had the advantage in stand-up, … Continue reading

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Christ Franck Rising Star 3 post-fight interview

Coming off a loss in his first pro fight, Christ Franck (1-1) rebounded at Rising Star 3 with a TKO win over Emmanuel Crevier (0-1) 37 seconds into Round 1. I spoke to the satisfied southpaw after the fight about the … Continue reading

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Rising Star 3 Quick Results

Montreal – Rising Star, Ringside MMA’s sister promotion for up-and-coming competitors (with 5 or less fights to their name) had its third event tonight at Club Soda, with six fights going down. Of note, the crowd looked smaller than the … Continue reading

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