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 hour from Montreal, in front of approximately 225 fans.

The event, sanctioned by the Federation Quebecoise de Boxe Miste Amateur (FQBM), was headlined by a fight which ended via DQ when Justin Larocque (Razorwear) was disqualified in the 2nd round for biting opponent Olivier Aubin-Mercier (H20). Under these strange circumstances, Aubin-Mercier became the first Summum lightweight champion.

In the evening’s co-main event, Kevin Lampron (Kanreikai) 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.

According to organization president Joey Benoit, he opted to use a cage because the arena offered enough space for one. Summum’s normal location, the Skratch in Brossard, does not. FQBM representative and referee for the night Loïc Pascal Magnier stated that his sanctioning body was not opposed to the use of a cage. Speaking after the event, Benoit expressed willingness to use one again in the future given the opportunity.

Fight-wise, the cage’s impact was most noticeable when fighters were pressed up against it, and when they used it while trying to escape bottom position on the ground. A fighter I spoke to mentioned that beyond requiring better wrestling, he was also forced to adjust to not getting the bounce he usually does when going up against ring ropes.

The evening was also marked by a nasty toe injury for Team Venom’s Jonathan Blanchette. Though it was unclear exactly how it occurred (either a toe caught in the cage, or caught between the cage and the canvas, or according to his opponent, from a checked kick), Blanchette suddenly collapsed onto the mat after the 1st round, screaming in pain. As paramedics rushed in to help him, it could be seen that the broken bone in his right big toe had pierced through the skin. After his foot had been wrapped, and set in a temporary splint, Blanchette was rolled out to the exit on a gurney, where he was able to stand up and hop into his coach’s SUV to be taken to the hospital.

Overall, the attendance (225) was a bit below average compared to the last few Summum-promoted shows (Gladiator pulled in about 250 people, Summum 3 about 300), likely hurt by the Pascal-Hopkins boxing rematch occurring at the Bell Centre. The number is also quite low compared to Fightquest 17, which pulled in 650 fans in early April, also in St-Constant, largely thanks to popular local fighter Dominic Trepanier.

The evening’s dispersed crowd and the large hockey arena failed to produce much of an ambiance. Normal in-ring announcer Eric Emard was noticeably absent, replaced by an individual who showed a poor grasp for the job’s finer points (namely hyping up the crowd).

According to Joey Benoit, Summum will be back for its next event at Le Skratch in Brossard on August 27.

The event’s fights used amateur boxe mixte rules. The main differences from professional MMA are that knee and elbow attacks are illegal, fighters wear shin-pads and 12 ounce gloves, and rounds last two minutes instead of five.

Check back Sunday for post-fight interviews with new champions Olivier Aubin-Mercier, and Kevin Lampron, as well as Joey Benoit.

Here are the full results (weight divisions b/f the names, quick results at the bottom)

Main Event
155 – Olivier Aubin-Mercier
(H20) vs. Justin Larocque (Razor Wear)
Aubin-Mercier wins by DQ at 0:40 of Round 2 (due to bites).

After the winning by DQ, marks were visible on Olivier Aubin-Mercier's neck from the bites he suffered from Justin Larocque.

– An anti-climactic ending to the evening, Aubin-Mercier was awarded the fight early in the 2nd round after Larocque appeared to bite his neck/shoulder while Mercier had him up against the cage. Despite the fighters wearing mouth guards, marks were visible on Mercier’s after the fight. He claimed he’d been bitten three times, and that it had caused bleeding. Regardless, referee Loïc Pascal Magnier disqualified Larocque, who  protested to no avail.

The bout could easily have been stopped after the 1st round, as Larocque was extremely slow to answer the bell for the 2nd, delaying the fight for over a minute as his coach Mark Fraser convinced the seemingly unwilling fighter to continue. Larocque had complained of a hurt toe, but eventually continued the fight.

Aubin-Mercier improved to 3-0 as an amateur with the win, earning the new Summum MMA lightweight belt.

The fight’s 1st round was marked mostly by Aubin-Mercier taking Larocque down several times, mostly by tripping him during tie-ups, though Larocque was usually quickly back to his feet before any damage was inflicted. Also of note (besides a Larocque fan who continually encouraged his friend through liberal use of profanities, up to and after the fight’s end), the match was paused at one point after Larocque complained about being head-butted by a rising Mercier.

Strange end, but it earned Olivier Aubin-Mercier the Summum lightweight belt a year into his MMA training. He improved to 3-0 as an amateur with the win.

Co-Main Event
170 – Kevin Lampron (Kanreikai) vs. Jeff Blake (Razorwear)
Lampron wins by rear-naked choke submission at 2:50 of Round 1.

– Though amateur rounds are usually two minutes long, for championship bouts, that stretches out to three. In this fight, it just meant more time for Lampron to dominate and get the win.

After landing an early take-down, Lampron held Blake in side-control, eventually gaining full mount. Lampron rained down a long series of punches from there before taking Blake’s back, sinking in the choke and getting the tap with 10 seconds left to go in the round.

An impressive performance for 17 year-old Lampron, who improved to 2-1 with the win against the more experience Blake (3-2), and gained the new Summum welterweight belt. Lampron was last seen dropping a decision to Mohammed Sylla at Summum 3.

195 – Nicolas Garneau (Kanreikai) vs. Vincent Houle (KJS)
Houle wins by TKO at 1:23 of Round 1 (ground and pound)
– The evening’s heaviest fight also offered the event’s most convincing TKO. Fighting before an appreciative home town crowd, Houle floored Garneau with a punch combo in the first minute. Taking full advantage, he jumped on Garneau for sustained ground-and-pound to get the finish. A very nice win for Vincent Houle.

175 – Ryan Martin (Total Martial Arts) vs. Mohammed Sylla (Razorwear)
Sylla wins by unanimous judge’s decision.
– High on action, but low on crisp striking, this wild fight mostly resembled a kick-boxing match. Both fighters came out swinging, unloading an endless number of wild punches and kicks throughout the first two close rounds. Martin won the 3rd round by achieving full-mount, landing some ground-and-pound, and attempting an arm-bar just as the fight finished. One can assume the judges awarded Sylla the hard-to-call Rounds 1 and 2 to give him the decision. No score was announced. Both fighters should seriously consider refining their punching game.

155 – Jean-Maxim Chevrier (Evolution) vs. Pascal Mantha (Tapout)
Mantha wins by unanimous judge’s decision.
– A high intensity match-up, both fighters looked game to engage throughout. Mantha won the first two rounds on the ground, with the fighters trading heavily whenever they were on their feet. In the 1st, after flooring Chevrier with a right, Mantha was able to achieve side-control. In the 2nd, Mantha got full mount, and attempted an arm-bar.  Chevrier took the 3rd with two take-downs, and a long rear-naked choke attempt that Mantha eventually escaped. Not enough for Chevrier however, who drops the decision.

180 – Jonathan Blanchette (Venom) vs. Koronhiio Diabo (Razorwear)
Diabo wins by TKO (injury) at 2:00 of Round 1.
The fight with the painful toe injury mentioned above, Blanchette appeared to take the fight’s only round, getting a take-down and half-guard. Strikes were about even. The bout ended when Blanchette fell to the floor in pain almost immediately after the 1st round ended.

165 – Hugo Boisvert (Kanreikai) vs. Patrick Cusson (KJS)
Cusson wins by unanimous judge’s decision.
– The second hometown fighter on the card, Cusson controlled the fight throughout. In the 1st, Cusson achieved side-control but threw virtually no punches, then locked in a triangle as the round ended. In the 2nd, Cusson sprawled a Boisvert take-down attempt, again achieving side-control but delivering no real offense. The 3rd was more of the same, resulting in the decision win for Cusson. Boisvert’s ‘fake a punch, go for the takedown’ attempts were too slow throughout, allowing Cusson to sprawl him, and get on top.

170 – Gabriel Clement (Venom) vs. Gaetan Lauzon (Evolution)
Lauzon wins by TKO at 1:40 of Round 3 (punches).
– After the back-and-forth rounds 1 and 2, where the fighters traded strikes, ground position, and submission attempts, Lauzon took control in the 3rd. Landing a take-down after catching a Clement kick, Lauzon made it to side-control, before pinning down Clement’s arms into a crucifix position and finishing with a long series of undefended short punches.

150 – Miky Houle (Kanreikai) vs. Dominic Couture (Venom)
Houle wins by TKO at 1:31 of Round 3 (ground-and-pound).
– After two close, well-fought rounds, Houle finished Couture in the 3rd. Throwing punches at Couture, Houle eventually got him down and mounted him, trapping him against the cage in the process. Dropping a nice series of bombs, Houle got the TKO shortly after, following up nicely on his decision win at KEF 3 a month ago.

140 – Jamie Poulin (Total Martial Arts) vs. Jesse Monette (JKS Martial Arts)
Monette wins by rear-naked choke submission at 0:51 of Round 2.
– After a close 1st round spent mostly on the floor, Monette was able to lock in the choke in the 2nd. As the fighters struggled for position on their feet, Monette got Poulin’s back, setting up the finish.

140 – Steven Young (Academie Pro Star) vs. Maxime Deny (Tapout)
Deny wins by arm-bar submission at 1:29 of Round 2.
– An excellent fight to kick off the MMA card, Deny was able to lock in an arm-bar in the 2nd as Young was getting up from half-guard. Despite Young lifting him slightly and slamming him, Deny held on, and got the tap. Young was in control prior to this, gaining a take-down and long guillotine attempt in the 1st, and two takedowns in the 2nd before getting caught.

By schools, here’s how it came out:
KJS
(2-0)
Tapout Training Centre
(2-0)
H2O MMA
(1-0)
JKS Martial Arts (1-0)
Razorwear MMA
(2-2)
Kanreikai
(2-2)
Evolution (1-1)
Academie Pro Star (0-1)
Total Martial Arts
(0-2)
Team Venom
(0-3)

Quick Results
Main Event
155 – Olivier Aubin-Mercier (H20) vs. Justin Larocque (Razor Wear)
Aubin-Mercier wins by DQ at 0:40 of Round 2 (due to bites).

Co-Main Event
170 – Kevin Lampron (Kanreikai) vs. Jeff Blake (Razorwear)
Lampron wins by rear-naked choke submission at 2:50 of Round 1.

195 – Nicolas Garneau (Kanreikai) vs. Vincent Houle (KJS)
Houle wins by TKO at 1:23 of Round 1 (ground and pound)

175 – Ryan Martin (Total Martial Arts) vs. Mohammed Sylla (Razorwear)
Sylla wins by unanimous judge’s decision.

155 – Jean-Maxim Chevrier (Evolution) vs. Pascal Mantha (Tapout)
Mantha wins by unanimous judge’s decision.

180 – Jonathan Blanchette (Venom) vs. Koronhiio Diabo (Razorwear)
Diabo wins by TKO (injury) at 2:00 of Round 1.

165 – Hugo Boisvert (Kanreikai) vs. Patrick Cusson (KJS)
Cusson wins by unanimous judge’s decision.

170 – Gabriel Clement (Venom) vs. Gaetan Lauzon (Evolution)
Lauzon wins by TKO at 1:40 of Round 3 (punches).

150 – Miky Houle (Kanreikai) vs. Dominic Couture (Venom)
Houle wins by TKO at 1:31 of Round 3 (ground-and-pound).

140 – Jamie Poulin (Total Martial Arts) vs. Jesse Monette (JKS Martial Arts)
Monette wins by rear-naked choke submission at 0:51 of Round 2.

140 – Steven Young (Academie Pro Star) vs. Maxime Deny (Tapout)
Deny wins by arm-bar submission at 1:29 of Round 2.

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