Author Archives: Julian Cymbalista-Clapp

MMA and the push to succeed against all reasonable odds

In the run-up to his last fight, Ian Perron finally decided it was time to visit a physiotherapist and deal with the nagging injury that had plagued him over the past few years. Two hours of treatment later, he stepped … Continue reading

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The end of Montreal MMA News, the start of something bigger…

Hello readers, firstly I apologize for the lack of updates recently. Things have been brewing behind the scenes, all leading up to this – I will no longer be updating Montreal MMA News. Just over a year after launching, the … Continue reading

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UFC 145 fight card and event info

Bad news fight fans, word is out that UFC 145 has been called off by the UFC. Date: Saturday, March 24 Location: Bell Centre, Montreal Tickets: Not yet on sale Promoter: Zuffa LLC Fight Card (weight divisions in bold) 170 – Rory … Continue reading

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Ringside Featherweight champ Mitch Gagnon set for January UFC debut

Fresh off a submission win in his October Bantamweight debut,  Ringside Featherweight champion Mitch Gagnon (8-1) has signed a five-fight UFC contract. He’ll make his debut January 28, replacing the injured Eddie Wineland in a Bantamweight bout against Johnny Bedford … Continue reading

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Second bout announced for March’s UFC 145 in Montreal

With only three months to go until the UFC’s return to Montreal on March 24, a hard-hitting Heavyweight tilt pitting the undefeated Travis ‘Hapa’ Browne (12-0-1) against Strikeforce (SF) import Chad ‘Grave Digger’ Griggs (11-1) has been added to the … Continue reading

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Looking towards 2012

Hello readers. With nothing much happening on the local scene this month, there shouldn’t be too many updates before 2012. Ringside and Instinct MMA are both keeping mum for now on when their next events will be. February was the … Continue reading

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UFC 140 weigh-in photo gallery

Weigh-ins for tonight’s UFC 140 took place Friday in Toronto, with all but one of the 24 fighters hitting their target weight. (See here for full results) In the main event, Jon Jones (14-1, 205 lbs) defends his Light-Heavyweight title … Continue reading

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Keep up with Montreal MMA News via social media

Hello readers. Just a quick reminder that the wonderful world of social media can help you keep up with Montreal MMA News and my work for Top MMA News: Send me a friend request or subscribe to me on Facebook. … Continue reading

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Post-Instinct MMA 2 wrap-up: thoughts on the event, what’s next, and the continuing rivalry with Ringside

Stéphane Patry and his Instinct MMA promotion brought their brand of combat to Quebec City for their second event Friday. A few injuries later, 13 bouts took place, a majority of them ending in severely one-sided beatings. While most cards … Continue reading

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UFC vet Pete Spratt delivers emotional TKO over Grandmont at Instinct MMA 2 (full results)

Quebec City, Qc – KOs and quick finishes rained down repeatedly Friday night, as Instinct MMA moved to the provincial capital for its second event. The Pavillon de la Jeunesse crowd was treated to a relatively short night, with nine of … Continue reading

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