Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jamie McGowan Victory MMA 1 post-event interview

Jamie McGowan held his first Victory MMA amateur event Saturday, at the Academie Sportive in Park Extension. I spoke to the promoter and coach after about the level of refereeing and judging at the amateur level, why his events are … Continue reading

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Jean-Frédéric Gauron Victory MMA 1 post-fight interview

Jean-Frédéric Gauron pulled off a 3rd round triangle choke submission over Abdou Yousri Saturday, in Victory MMA 1‘s main event. I spoke to the 18 year-old Rosemere amateur after about using his opponent’s weakness against him, needing to finish in … Continue reading

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J-F Gauron pulls off 3rd round triangle for main event win at Victory MMA’s first amateur event.

Victory MMA’s inaugural amateur event went down Saturday at the Academie Sportive in Montreal’s Park Extension neighbourhood. Jamie McGowan, last seen promoting Battle at GAMMA amateur events, organized the ten fight card, featuring a mix of Quebec and Ontario talent. … Continue reading

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Matthew Spisak UGC 27 post-fight interview

After threatening to knock his opponent out at the weigh-ins, Matthew Spisak (4-2) effectively delivered on his promise, finishing Jean-Marc Lalonde (2-5) by 2nd round TKO Saturday at UGC 27. I spoke to the 29 year-old after about breaking his … Continue reading

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Christopher St-Jean UGC 27 post-fight interview

Taking his fourth fight of the year, Christopher St-Jean (3-2) submitted Justin Doyon (2-8) Saturday at UGC 27. I spoke with the Ottawa fighter after about getting the rear-naked choke finish, what kept him going after losing his first two … Continue reading

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Spisak, Courchesne, and St-Jean deliver convincing finishes at UGC 27

Montreal – After threatening to knock his opponent out at Friday’s weigh-ins, Barrie, Ontario’s Matthew Spisak (4-2) effectively delivered on his promise, earning a solid 2nd round TKO over Jean-Marc Lalonde (2-5) at UGC 27. Though the night, and the … Continue reading

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UGC 27 weigh-in results: Nestor, Ruiz, and all eight mixed martial artists on target (w/photos)

Weigh-ins for Saturday night’s UGC 27 took place this afternoon at Bistro Le Porto, near downtown Montreal, with all 16 fighters making weight. The event is headlined by a boxing bout, where UGC’s president and promoter Ali Nestor Charles (159.1 … Continue reading

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Kru Ash Orion MMA 1 post-event interview

Kru Ash (aka Achraf Alaabouch) is the Orion MMA team’s head coach for Muay Thai and MMA. He’s also one of former UFC-fighter Patrick Côté‘s trainers. I spoke to him after Orion MMA 1 about his fighters’ performances, which of … Continue reading

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Ian Harvey Orion MMA post-event interview

Ian Harvey is owner of the Centre Sportif Orion in Longueuil, on Montreal’s South Shore, which Saturday hosted its first amateur MMA event, Orion MMA 1: the Beginning. I spoke to the 28-year old after about his successful show, how … Continue reading

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Jeremy McNamara Orion MMA 1 Post-Fight Interview

Fighting Saturday in Orion MMA 1‘s main event, Jeremy McNamara took a unanimous decision over Olivier Gilgen, improving to 11-5 as an amateur. I spoke to the Longueuil 20 year-old after his fight about having to go the distance, utilizing … Continue reading

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