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Maxime Fecteau Rising Star 3 post-fight interview

After suffering a TKO loss to Stephane Pelletier at Rising Star 1, Maxime Fecteau (2-1) returned at Rising Star 3, calmly submitting Dave Depathie (0-3) via arm-bar at 3:04 of Round 1. I caught up with Fecteau by phone the … Continue reading

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Rising Star 3 main event winner Blake Nash post-fight interview

Stepping up on short notice, 258 lbs heavyweight Blake Nash (1-0) made good in his pro debut, pounding his way to a 29-28 decision win over Lenard ‘LT’ Terrance (3-1) in Rising Star 3‘s main event. With his right hand … Continue reading

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Seiji Sugiman-Marangos Rising Star 3 post-fight interview

After two hard-fought rounds at Rising Star 3, Seiji Sugiman-Marangos (4-1) took Brett Portieous (2-2) down in the 3rd, delivering a barrage of ground-and-pound on way to a TKO finish. I spoke to the thoughtful 26 year-old featherweight after about … Continue reading

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Todd Stoute Rising Star 3 post-fight interview

Ontario’s Todd Stoute (2-0) out-landed Guillaume Vigneau (1-1) at Rising Star 3, coming away with a TKO 41 seconds into Round 2. I spoke to the confident 27 year-old after the fight about why he had the advantage in stand-up, … Continue reading

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Christ Franck Rising Star 3 post-fight interview

Coming off a loss in his first pro fight, Christ Franck (1-1) rebounded at Rising Star 3 with a TKO win over Emmanuel Crevier (0-1) 37 seconds into Round 1. I spoke to the satisfied southpaw after the fight about the … Continue reading

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Rising Star 3 Quick Results

Montreal – Rising Star, Ringside MMA’s sister promotion for up-and-coming competitors (with 5 or less fights to their name) had its third event tonight at Club Soda, with six fights going down. Of note, the crowd looked smaller than the … Continue reading

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Rising Star 3 weigh-in results: all 12 fighters on target for Saturday

Rising Star 3‘s weigh-ins took place early this afternoon at the Hotel Espresso in downtown Montreal. All 12 fighters made weight, and are cleared to fight Saturday at the Club Soda. Headliners Blake Nash (258.8 lbs) and Lenard Terrance (279.6 … Continue reading

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Maxime Fecteau Rising Star 3 pre-fight interview

Coming off a TKO loss in January, Maxime ‘The Machine’ Fecteau (1-1) will look to rebound at Rising Star 3 against Dave Depathie (0-1). I spoke recently with the 23 year-old bantamweight about what he learned from his loss to Stephane … Continue reading

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Jason Courchesne Rising Star 3 pre-fight interview

Finishing his amateur career at 10-2, 24 year-old Jason Courchesne will make his pro debut at Rising Star 3 on May 14. I spoke with the Kanreikai Joliette welterweight at KEF 3 where we discussed his amateur experience, why now … Continue reading

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Pelletier earns title shot, Toronto fighters prevail at Rising Star 2

Montreal – Rising Star’s return Saturday was reminiscent of the WEC, with all but one of its eight bouts in the light, feather, and bantamweight divisions. Focused on fighters with five or less pro bouts, the promotion had its first … Continue reading

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