A sparse crowd of about 125 fans showed up for the amateur organization’s featured 11 amateur fights, three of them kick-boxing.
Simon Cormier served as referee for the evening’s eleven bouts. Sanctioned by the ‘Federation Quebecoise de Boxe Mixte Amateur’ (FQBM), Saturday’s fights took place under amateur rules. On top of being in a ring, the three rounds are two minutes each (three minutes for title fights). Fighters wear 12 ounce gloves and shin pads. Elbow and knee strikes, hammer-fists, and submissions involving twisting (e.g. heel hooks), are prohibited.
Per Montreal MMA News:
Fight of the Night: Mathieu Sontag and Meroune Ghalmi delivered an absolute war in their kick-boxing bout, throwing caution tot he wind for three rounds where they traded huge punches and kicks.
Submission of the Night: Xavier Aloui arm-bars Josh Harley to earn the bantamweight amateur title. Fully mounted him early, and wasted little time rotating into a fully torqued arm-bar. Harley tapped quickly.
KO of the Night: 200 pound Chris Cleveland‘s huge right cross-left hook 18 second KO. Byrd was out before he hit the ground.
Amateur MMA Results (divisions in bold, amateur records include Saturday’s fights)
135 – Xavier Aloui (JKS, 6-0) submits Josh Harley (Kenora MMA, 3-2) via arm-bar at 0:25 of Round 1. Aloui earns the new Victory MMA bantamweight title.
155 – Francis Paquette (Ness Martial, 5-2) def. Patrick Sauriol (Team R-Way, 0-2) via split judges’ decision. The fight was originally announced as a unanimous decision for Sauriol, but the judges informed me post-event that they had reversed their decision after reconsidering grappling/control factors on the ground.
200 – Chris Cleveland (McGowan’s MMA, 2-1) def. John Byrd (Big Counrty MMA, 0-1) via KO (punch) at 0:18 of Round 1.
185 – Mike McKenna (Martial Arts Planet, 2-0) def. Donald Emerson (Toronto BJJ, 0-1) via TKO (ground-and-pound) at 0:50 of Round 1.
150 – Luke Gavin (Toronto BJJ, 1-1) def. Joe Elliot (Big Country MMA, 0-1) via unanimous judges’ decision.
165 – Tyler Sands (Martial Arts Planet, 1-0) submits Nabil Kader (Laval Fight Club, 0-2) via arm-bar at 1:36 of Round 2.
185 – Justin Barnes (Big Country MMA, 1-0) def. John Wilson (Take the Risk MMA, 0-1) via TKO (ground-and-pound) at 1:00 of Round 1.
135 – Kevin Legris (McGowan’s MMA, 2-1) def. Eric Turgeon (Sparmax, 0-4) via unanimous judges’ decision.
Amateur Kick-Boxing Results
150 – Christopher Alfonzo (Academie Sportive, 3-0) def. Xavier Langley (Take the Risk, 0-1) via TKO (body kick) at 1:12 of Round 1.
140 – Meroune Ghalmi (Thai Long Muay Thai, 2-0) def. Mathieu Sontag (Ness Martial, 1-2) via unanimous judges’ decision.
165 – Jordine Felix (One on One, 1-0) def. Sophie Leroux (Academie Sportive, 0-1) via unanimous judges’ decision.
Victory MMA returns for its fourth event November 26th.