MONTREAL, CANADA – TKO Championship Fighting is excites to announce the line-up for TKO34: SIMS vs. BOSSE which is set for Saturday, June 7th, 2008 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The main event features notorious, three-time UFC veteran, Wes Sims against perennial fan favorite, Steve Bosse. This is a colossal showdown in TKO’s heavyweight division which is guaranteed to be surrounded by lots of excitement, talk and drama. The co-main event is a terrific fight between undefeated, Adrian Wooley against the up and coming, Danny Martinez in a battle for the new Bantamweight Championship! Also on the card will be a fan friendly matchup between devastating strikers, Yannick Galipeau and Stephane Dube.
Highlights of Kim Couture’s Muay-Thai match at an Xtreme Couture smoker last weekend courtesy of RawVegas above.
Who’s Your Favorite UFC Ring Girl?
Go ahead and vote for who you think is the hottest of the trio. Rachelle Leah, Arianny Celeste, and Edith Larente are all ready to receive your vote. I went with Arianny but that’s just me. Make sure you hurry up and get your picks in. It is the end of the week you know.
Jordan Replaces Richards in YAMMA Tournament
UFC veteran Kevin Jordan has replaced Rex Richards in YAMMA Pit Fighting’s upcoming eight-man heavyweight tournament next month according to the latest fight card on the organization’s official website.
Jordan was submitted by Paul Buentello and knocked out by Gabriel Gonzaga before being released from the UFC. Since then Jordan has gone 2-1. His last fight was a submission win over Carlos Morena at a Battle Cage Xtreme show last October.
AFL: Erupption Filled With UFC Veterans
The American Fight League will hold an event titled “Erupption” tonight at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky that will feature four veterans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship competing on the card. Junior Assuncao, Rory Singer and Dan Christison will all be in action in separate fights.
Diego Saraiva will go up against Joe Ammerman for the AFL lightweight title in the night’s main event.
Vigneault to Travel to Aruba for TKO 33
TKO Championship Fighting veteran Stephane Vigneault will be fighting on the organization’s next card in Aruba according to a report from our friends at TKO Xtreme.
After a near two-year hiatus from active competition, Vigneault made his return at TKO 31: Young Guns in December but ended up being submitted by lightweight prospect Ben Greer. Vigneault bounced back with a TKO win over Daniel Ferguson last weekend.
Montreal’s most popular hockey enforcer suffered the first defeat of his young but promising career as Steve Bosse put together two decisive rounds only to ultimately end up losing in the final stanza to former TKO Heavyweight Champion Icho Larenas in front of over 6,000 at the Bell Centre in Montreal that came to see TKO 31: Young Guns.
Bosse was the aggressor from the start of the bout. While Larenas (4-3) refused to back down compared to opponents that have encountered Bosse (2-1) in the past, it was clear that the ability to control the pace of the fight was clearly in Bosse’s favor. He peppered Larenas with combinations throughout the first two rounds to gain the advantage on the judge’s scorecards.
The third round began in a similar fashion compared to the first two but that all changed when Larenas opted to take Bosse down to the mat. A visibly fatigued Bosse looked out of place on his back and the former champion took advantage, delivering an assault of unanswered strikes that eventually forced referee Yves Lavigne to stop the bout.
After the fight, Larenas let everyone know he’s back for good after taking time away from the sport to deal with some personal issues.
“I want to fight anyone and everyone,” said Larenas. I don’t care who it might be. I’m back full-time and I’m training hard. It’s time to get my belt back.”
The win over Bosse sets up a potential championship rematch between Larenas and Krzysztof Soszynski at some point next year.
MMA on Tap has learned that Stephane Vigneault will face Ben Greer at TKO 31 on Dec. 14 at The Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.
Stephane Vigneault last appeared in the cage in January 2006 losing to Damaicio Page at TKO 24: Eruption. Vigneault is back and ready to make an impact in the TKO featherweight division. Vigneault was originally scheduled to return at TKO 30: Apocalypse but his fight was cancelled after it was announced he was suffering from a case of staph.
The native of Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec sports a TKO record of 9-4. “Simba” holds victories over the likes of Shane Rice, Stephane Laliberte, Greg Compton, and Phillipe Simoneau. Vigneault’s four losses came to the hands of Damacio Page, Mark Hominick, Stephane Laliberte, and J.F. Bolduc.
Vigneault’s opponent, Ben Greer, is currently ranked #5 in the TKO featherweight division. Greer sports a mixed martial arts record of 10-3 with victories over the likes of Thierry Quenneville, Randy Turpin, and Justin Tavernini. Greer made his TKO debut at TKO 30: Apocalypse suffering a TKO loss to the hands of former champ Mark “The Machine” Hominick.
Rumored TKO 31 Card:
Steve Bosse vs. TBA
Jesse Bongfeldt vs. T.J. Grant
Mark Hominick vs. Justin Tavernini
Chris Clements vs. Stephane Dube
Stephane Vigneault vs. Ben Greer
Lance Evans vs. Bob Landry
TKO president Stephan Patry has announced that Stephane Vigneault will take on Justin Tavernini at TKO 30: Apocalypse.
Stephane Vigneault is a member of BTT Canada who sports a TKO record of 9-4. Vigneault is a talented striker who holds victories over the likes of Greg Compton, Phillipe Lagace, Stephane Laliberte, and Curtis Brigham.
Justin Tavernini sports a mixed martial arts record of 8-7 with victories over the likes of Mathieu Boncoeur, Paul Ebejer, David Mah, and Grant Tennant.
TKO Major League MMA has announced five fighters set to appear on the promotions upcoming card titled TKO 30: “Apocalypse”.
The TKO website has listed Martin Grandmont, Sean Pierson, Stephane Dube, Steve Bosse, Sean Pierson, and Stephane Vigneault as competitors on the September 28th card.
Steve Bosse (1-0) is a rugged hockey enforcer who made his TKO and MMA debut at TKO 29: Repercussion when he knocked out David Fraser in just over two minutes.
Stephane Dube (6-1) is a member of BTT Canada who sports a TKO record of 6-1. Dube holds victories over the likes of Kajan Johnson, Greg Compton, James Martinez, Jacob MacDonald, and David Medd. Dube’s sole professional loss came to the hands of Dave Goulet at TKO 13: Ultimate Rush.
Sean Pierson (5-3) is a welterweight competitor who sports a TKO record of 3-2. After nearly 4 years on the shelf, Pierson made his MMA return at TKO MMA 2007 Tourney when he TKO’d Chester Post early in the first round. During his time in TKO, Pierson has defeated Charles Nestor and Mark Colangelo and lost to UFC veterans John Alessio and Steve Vigneault.
Martin Grandmont (5-3) is a native of Drummondville, Quebec who holds a TKO record of 4-2. Grandmont hold victories over the likes of Eric Lacelle, Dave Pariseau, and Tyler Jackson.
Stephane Vigneault (9-4) is a member of BTT Canada who sports a TKO record of 9-4. Vigneault has defeated the likes of Stephane Laliberte, Jean-Francois Beliveau, Troy Quesnelle, and Curtis Brigham. Vigneault has dropped fights to tough featherweight competitors Mark Hominick and Damacio Page.
TKO 30: Apocalypse is scheduled to take place Friday, September 28th, 2007 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.