Instinct MMA 2 quick results

Instinct MMA‘s second event went down Friday night in Quebec City’s Pavillon de la Jeunesse arena.

The 13-fight card flew by quickly, with nine first round finishes, and only two fights going the distance.

The evening was headlined by a Welterweight bout pitting Martin Grandmont, fresh off a head kick KO less than two months ago, against 40 year-old, 44 fight, UFC veteran Pete Spratt.

Here are the quick results.

Check back later this weekend for a full article on the event, and my post-event notes.

Quick Results (weight divisions in bold)
170Pete Spratt (24-21) def. Martin Grandmont (12-6) via TKO (punches) at 4:00 of Round 2.

170Brandon Thatch (6-1) def. Patrick Valée (7-2-1) via KO (punches) at 0:15 of Round 1.

155Ricky Goodall (8-4) def. Derek Gauthier (7-4) via split judges’ decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).

145Waylon Lowe (12-4) def. Tim Wadsworth (5-1) via KO (punch) at 2:51 of Round 1.

205Todd Stoute (4-0) def. Evan Nedd (3-3) via unanimous judges’ decision (29-28 x 3).

HWJoel Theriault (1-0) def. Shawn Pauliak (0-5) via KO (punches) at 0:21 of Round 1.

155Stephane Lamarche (8-10) submits Guillaume Lamarche (7-6) via guillotine choke at 0:22 of Round 3.

HWGuido Carlo (2-1) def. Anthony Alirez (2-1) via TKO (punches) at 1:05 of Round 1.

205Anselmo Gutierrez (1-0) def. Stephane Pinet (1-3) via TKO at 0:38 of Round 1.

205– Sebastien Gauthier (6-2) def. Bruce Nelson (23-34-1) via TKO at 0:30 of Round 1.

155 – Brad Morgan (2-0) def. Christopher Boisvert (2-3) via TKO (arm injury) at 4:55 of Round 1.

135Frank Marques (1-0) submits Maxime Fecteau (2-4) via guillotine choke at 3:41 of Round 1.

170Alexandre Gauthier (1-0) def. Ken Macleod (0-3) via TKO (punches) at 0:40 of Round 1.

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Instinct MMA 2 weigh-in results

For full weigh-in results for Friday night’s Instinct MMA 2 12-fight card in Quebec City, head over to my partner site Top MMA News. Three fighters missed weight, one by a an astounding nine pounds. Find out who…


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Guillaume ‘the Showman’ Lamarche Instinct MMA 2 pre-fight interview (French)

This Friday in Quebec, Guillaume Lamarche (7-5) goes to battle against Stephane Lamarche (7-10) at Instinct MMA 2. I recently spoke to the Team Bergeron 27 year-old about facing another Lamarche, moving up to Lightweight, the accusation that he’s got no chin, being back with Steph Patry, why he still fights, and why they call him the Showman.
(9:29, interview in French, press play to listen, or download here).

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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.

Summum welterweight champ Kevin Lampron (file photo) scored his fifth straight win in Saturday's KEF 5 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)
180Kevin Lampron (Kanreikai FC) def. Kevin Dellow (Zahabi MMA) via unanimous judges’ decision.

155Miky Houle (Kanreikai FC) def. Eric Dastout (Gym Action) via unanimous judges’ decision.

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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 eight fights going the distance, things went into overdrive for the final five bouts, each of them ending in exciting fashion via 1st round stoppage.

Champions Alex Morgan (Lightweight), Derek Dexter (Featherweight), O’denva Phillips (Welterweight), and Xavier Aloui (Bantamweight) all stepped up to defend their belts for the first time. Three of them were successful, with only Dexter falling to his challenger. (see recap below for details).

One of the first events to take place following the announcement of the new FQAMMA amateur federation, Victory MMA 4 was sanctioned by the original ‘Federation Quebecoise de Boxe Mixte Amateur (FQBM), which promoter Jamie McGowan stated he intends to stick with going in to 2012.

Saturday night they fight, Sunday they 'come through the block in the brand new Benz.'

After only pulling in 125 fans for October’s Victory MMA 3, McGowan bounced back, filling Club Soda with a crowd of about 450, the best turnout yet for his young amateur promotion. The spacious venue was in stark contrast to the crowded confines of the Academie Sportive gym, which hosted his first three Victory events.

Normally a concert venue, Club Soda last saw MMA action in May, when it hosted a pro-level Rising Star event from the now defunct sister promotion of Ringside MMA.

Simon Cormier and Julien Dumont split the refereeing duties for the evening’s thirteen bouts. 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.

Main Card results (weight divisions in bold)
160Alex Morgan (Gladiator Fight Club) submits Francis Paquette (Ness Martial) via rear-naked choke at 0:43 of Round 1. Morgan defends his Victory MMA Lightweight title.

Morgan (center), made quick work of Francis Paquette in the evening's main event, submitting him in 43 seconds.

Despite lasting less than a minute, the main event made one thing clear. Francis Paquette (5-3, am) was completely overmatched as he challenged champion Alex Morgan.

As Paquette came in throwing wildly to open, Morgan caught an errant kick and took him to the ground. With what looked like a high level of ease, Morgan soon took Paquette’s back and proceeded to lock in a body triangle. Working for a bit to take Paquette’s neck, Morgan was soon able to sink in a rear-naked choke and get the tap.

Ever the crowd-pleaser, Morgan played it up for his fans post-fight, much to their delight.

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Pride/UFC veteran Denis Kang discusses his past and present MMA career (Interview)

Thirteen years into his career, Denis Kang (34-14-2-2) continues to compete for love of the sport. I caught up with the ‘Super Korean’ last Saturday to discuss what’s next, his current two fight skid, how much MMA has changed since his ’98 debut, his time in the UFC, Tristar’s Nordine Taleb, and his trainer Eric O’Keefe being denied a license.
(8:58, press play below to listen, or right-click to download here)

34 year-old Kang next fights December 3rd in Seoul, Korea against Shungo Oyama (10-13) at Road FC 5

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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).

Joey Benoit (left) and Stephane Dubé (right) will run the new FQAMMA, as director of operations, and technical director, respectively.

Citing a litany of complaints with the FQBM’s safety standards, rules, and organizational structure, the new governing body formed by retired pro fighter Stephane Dubé and amateur promoter and Ringside matchmaker Joey Benoit plans to launch early next year. A test-run of the organization’s new rules took place last Saturday in Longueuil, near Montreal.

The first event sanctioned by the FQAMMA will be Impakt Fight Night 4 in Longueuil on January 28. Promoted by Benoit, it will be the first of approximately six shows he plans to put on in 2012.

For the time being, it appears the competing federations will function parallel to each other, with promoters choosing which of the two to retain for their events, and thus which standards and rules they will take place under.

Check back to Montreal MMA news soon for a follow-up covering the reactions of fighters, coaches, and promoters around the province, and a closer look at amateur MMA’s legal status.

While a new website is set to be unveiled on December 1 detailing the FQAMMA’s full rule book, a significant amount of information has already been made public.

In-fight rules

The FQAMMA will require fighters to wear a helmet, and utilize smaller MMA style gloves.

While retaining most of the FQBM’s basic rules, including the banning of certain joint locks including heel hooks, and neck and spine cranks, as well as back and hammer fists, important changes will be made.

Most significantly, knee strikes will be permitted to the body and legs, but not the head, both on the feet and on the ground. Front kicks to the face will now also be legal.

Gloves used by the FQBM more closely resembled those seen in boxing.

Elbows will also be permitted for advanced fighters (more below).

Instead of the current 12 ounce boxing style gloves, either ten or eight ounce (TBD) MMA style gloves will be used. On top of that, helmets will be made obligatory. Shin guards will still be mandatory, but will be provided by the FQAMMA to guarantee uniformity.

Additionally, in lieu of the somewhat murky and rarely explained judging system used by the FQBM, the FQAMMA’s bouts will be judged based on a system mirroring the professional one.

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Ex-Ringside LW champ Guillaume Delorenzi on his potential return to action (French interview)

After Guillaume ‘Il Toro’ Delorenzi compiled a 9-1 record, including eight TKOs, his career was on the fast-track. However, since his June 2010 win over UFC vet Dale Hart at Ringside 7, he’s been out of action. I spoke with Ringside’s former Lightweight champ recently about what’s kept him out, if he’ll be back, why he needs to fight, whether he thinks the title is still his, and if a rematch with the War Machine interests him.
(11:39, interview in French, press play to listen, or download here)

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Stephane Dubé dicusses Quebec’s new amateur MMA federation + rule list (French)

Saturday night in Longueuil, Impakt Fight Night 3 served as the test run for the new ‘Federation Quebecoise d’Arts Martiaux Mixtes Amateurs‘ (FQAMMA). Post-event, I spoke to technical director Stephane Dubé about why he and Joey Benoit are launching a new federation, how it will relate to the FQBM, what rule changes they’ll be implementing, whether the venture is legal, and why promoters should be interested.
(28:29, interview in French, press play to listen, or download here)

Stephane Dubé, a retired 8-4 pro MMA fighter, will serve as the new FQAMMA's techincal director. His martial arts background includes karate, BJJ, Japanese jiu-jistu, muay thai, kick boxing, and taekwondo.

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Derek Gauthier Instinct MMA 2 pre-fight interview (French)

After kicking off the year with a loss to Iraj Hadin at Ringside 10, Derek Gauthier (7-3) bounced back by submitting Travis Cox via kimura at Instinct MMA 1. I recently spoke to the Lightweight about why he’ll beat Ricky Goodall at Instinct MMA 2 despite a size disadvantage, why he no longer goes by ‘Sex Machine,’ the ‘next GSP’ label he can’t seem to shake, and how he’s bouncing back from his losses.
(6:28, interview in French, press play to listen, or download here)

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