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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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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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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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K.E.F. 5 quick results (amateur) – Lampron scores fifth straight win

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 … Continue reading

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New champion crowned, three titles defended at Victory MMA 4 (amateur)

Victory MMA returned Saturday night in Montreal with its fourth, and biggest event yet, with a main card featuring defenses of all four of the promotion’s amateur titles. After a slow start to the evening, with six of the opening … Continue reading

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Quebec’s new amateur federation offers an alternate set of rules

After a decade alone governing the province’s amateur MMA scene, the Federation Quebecoise de Boxe Mixte Amateur (FQBM) should soon have company in the form of the recently announced Federation Quebecoise d’Arts Martiaux Mixte Amateur (FQAMMA). Citing a litany of … Continue reading

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Pereira defends title, Impakt 3 serves as test run for new amateur federation

At first glance, Saturday’s Impakt Fight Night 3 bouts in Longueuil, South of Montreal, looked normal, like the hundreds of other amateur MMA fights contested yearly in Quebec. In fact, they took place under a different set of rules as … Continue reading

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Bob ‘the Train’ Landry, Mic Dufort earn new amateur titles at EFL 3

After more than two years on the shelf, former pro fighter Bob ‘the Train’ Landry pulled out of the station Saturday night, winning the new EFL Heavyweight amateur title in his combat comeback. Headlining Empire Fight League‘s (EFL) third amateur … Continue reading

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