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Tap Star head coach Sam Zakula talks recent Montreal dominance

March was good for Toronto’s Tap Star. Four times, its fighters stormed into Montreal and left with 1st-round finishes. UGC 26 saw Misha Cirkunov pound out a 56 second TKO. Michael Imperato finished with a rear-naked choke in 34 seconds. Two … Continue reading

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Steve Simms Rising Star 2 post-fight interview

Fighting for the first time since 2009, Toronto’s Steve Simms (2-0) took under three minutes to rear-naked choke Yohan Gariépy (2-3) in Saturday’s Rising Star 2 main event. After, I spoke to the 27 year-old about beating the home-town favourite, … Continue reading

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Michael Imperato Rising Star 2 post-fight interview

Michael Imperato won Rising Star 2‘s opening bout via ankle-lock submission – his 2nd Montreal win in three weeks. After the fight we discussed taking the match on a day’s notice, 25 lbs above his normal weight class, how his … Continue reading

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Michael Imperato – Post-fight Interview at UGC 26

In UGC 26‘s shortest fight, Michael Imperato (2-0) locked in a rear-naked choke on Jonathan Bélair 34 seconds into Round 1 to pick up a win by submission.  I spoke with the 21 year-old after about what allowed him to … Continue reading

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Post-Fight Interview w/ Misha Cirkunov – UGC 26

Toronto’s Misha Cirkunov (3-1) demolished Ricardeau Francois (14-10) in short order at UGC 26, earning a TKO victory via ground and pound 56 seconds into Round 1.  We spoke after the fight about his quick win, how he recovered from … Continue reading

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