Riding a four-fight win streak coming in to Saturday night, Summum welterweight champion Kevin ‘the Maniac’ Lampron took on Zahabi/Tristar opponent Kevin Dellow in Kanreikai Extreme Fighting (KEF) 5‘s main event.
Despite a size disadvantage (Lampron, who weighed in at 172 lbs, usually competes at Welterweight, while Dellow, 179 lbs, usually fights closer to Middleweight), Lampron handled Dellow, earning a unanimous decision from the judges, and improving to 7-3 as an amateur. Dellow fell to 3-2.
Hosted in a packed Jolodium banquet hall in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Quebec, about an hour north of Montreal, the event was the fifth amateur card put on by Sensai Dominic Morin, leader of the nearby Kanreikai karate fight school.
Sanctioned by the ‘Federation Quebecoise de Boxe Mixte Amateur’ (FQBM), Saturday’s eleven fights took place under amateur rules. On top of being in a ring, the three rounds are two minutes each. Fighters wear 12 ounce gloves and shin pads. Elbow and knee strikes, hammer-fists, and submissions involving twisting (e.g. heel hooks), are prohibited.
I was covering another event Saturday night, but ring announcer Eric Emard graciously sent in the results.
Quick Results (weight divisions in bold)
180 – Kevin Lampron (Kanreikai FC) def. Kevin Dellow (Zahabi MMA) via unanimous judges’ decision.
155 – Miky Houle (Kanreikai FC) def. Eric Dastout (Gym Action) via unanimous judges’ decision.
170 – Robert Seres (Fightersdreams) submits Charles-Michael Girard (Kanreikai FC) via arm-bar at 0:33 sec of Round 2.
160 – William Vasquez (Team Xtreme) def. Hugo Boisvert (Kanreikai FC) via TKO (foot injury) at 2:00 of Round 1.
145 – Junior Lantin (Kanreikai, Joliette) def. Christian Ouellet (Gym Action) via unanimous judges’ decision.
175 – Félix Howard (Team Xtreme, Mtl) submits Sylvain Tremblay (Kanreikai FC) via rear-naked choke at 1:10 of Round 3.
140 – Paul-André Sénésac (Team Xtreme) submits Jean-François Ratelle (Kanreikai FC) via rear-naked choke at 0:38 of Round 3.
145 – Thomas Sumatri (Fightersdreams) submits Jonathan Gauthier (Kanreikai FC) via arm-bar at 1:18 of Round 3.
145 – Olivier Bouchard (Team Xtrême, St-Jérôme) def. Louis Sata (Team Xtrême, Mtl) via split judges’ decision.
170 – Martin Robidas (Kanreikai FC) def. Félix Roberge (Pro Star MMA) via split judges’ decision.
155 – Sam Salhany (Fightersdreams) submits Gabriel Arbour (Kanreikai FC) via triangle choke at 1:07 of Round 3.