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Taleb dominates, Galindo violently takes title at UGC 28 (full recap)

Continuing his quest to make up for lost time, highly touted Tristar/Zahabi welterweight Nordine Taleb (5-1) put in a dominant performance at UGC 28 against Polish fighter Szymon Boniecki (2-2). Despite being ready to go, Taleb, now 30, sat on … Continue reading

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Nordine Taleb UGC 28 post-fight interview

In the MMA main event at UGC 28, Nordine Taleb improved to 5-1 overwhelming Szymon Boniecki on way to a 1st round TKO. I spoke to the 30 year-old welterweight about his dominant win, training at Tristar, his 2008 loss … Continue reading

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Loyd Galindo UGC 28 post-fight interview

In a wild, back-and-forth battle, Loyd Galindo gained a 3rd round TKO (doctor’s stoppage) over Matthew Spisak at UGC 28, earning the vacant UGC lightweight title and Fight of the Night honours. I spoke to the 31 year-old French emigrant … Continue reading

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UGC 28 quick results

UGC 28 went down Saturday night at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau in Montreal in front of approximately 680 fans. The crowd was treated to six MMA bouts, all of which ended by TKO. Though most were one-sided affairs that ended in … Continue reading

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UGC 28 weigh-in results: Taleb, Spisak, and Galindo all on target (w/ photos)

Weigh-ins for Saturday’s UGC 28 took place this afternoon at the Ness Martial Arts Academy, located in the Saint-Michel district in Montreal East. Sixteen of the eighteen fighters hit their contracted weight, including eleven of the twelve mixed martial artists … Continue reading

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UGC 28: Determination fight card and event info

Date/Time: Saturday, October 1st, 7:30 Location: Centre Pierre Charbonneau, Montreal Tickets: via Ovation Promoter: Ali Nestor Charles Type: Pro MMA and boxing Previous Results: UGC 27, UGC 26 MMA Card (weight divisions in bold) 175 – Nordine Taleb (4-1) v. … Continue reading

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Matthew Spisak UGC 27 post-fight interview

After threatening to knock his opponent out at the weigh-ins, Matthew Spisak (4-2) effectively delivered on his promise, finishing Jean-Marc Lalonde (2-5) by 2nd round TKO Saturday at UGC 27. I spoke to the 29 year-old after about breaking his … Continue reading

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Christopher St-Jean UGC 27 post-fight interview

Taking his fourth fight of the year, Christopher St-Jean (3-2) submitted Justin Doyon (2-8) Saturday at UGC 27. I spoke with the Ottawa fighter after about getting the rear-naked choke finish, what kept him going after losing his first two … Continue reading

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Spisak, Courchesne, and St-Jean deliver convincing finishes at UGC 27

Montreal – After threatening to knock his opponent out at Friday’s weigh-ins, Barrie, Ontario’s Matthew Spisak (4-2) effectively delivered on his promise, earning a solid 2nd round TKO over Jean-Marc Lalonde (2-5) at UGC 27. Though the night, and the … Continue reading

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UGC 27 weigh-in results: Nestor, Ruiz, and all eight mixed martial artists on target (w/photos)

Weigh-ins for Saturday night’s UGC 27 took place this afternoon at Bistro Le Porto, near downtown Montreal, with all 16 fighters making weight. The event is headlined by a boxing bout, where UGC’s president and promoter Ali Nestor Charles (159.1 … Continue reading

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