Revolution Fight Team product Kajan Johnson used superior ground skills to score a quick submission of Samuel Guillet in the main event of XMMA’s “House of Pain” event Saturday night in Montreal, earning the vacant XMMA lightweight title in the process. XMMA co-promoter Steve Claveau handed Jason MacKay his professional loss and UFC veteran Jesse Forbes fell to Ryan Jimmo in additional main card action.
Complete results from the event courtesy of Sherdog.com:
Michael Clark def. Alex Lafond - Submission (Guillotine)
Francois Hache Lacombe def. Nicolas Pariseau - Submission (Kneebar)
John Makdessi def. Dan Dechaine - TKO (Strikes)
Michel Gagnon def. Gabriel Lavallee - Submission (Guillotine)
Mike Ricci def. Rory McDonell - TKO (Strikes)
Mark Holst def. Antoine Coutu - TKO (Strikes)
Remi Morvan def. Tommy Pariseau - Submission (Heel Hook)
Yves Jabouin def. J.T. Wells - TKO (Strikes)
Daniel Grandmaison def. Andrew Buckland - TKO (Strikes)
Guillaume Delorenzi def. Jason Motard - TKO (Strikes)
Ryan Jimmo def. Jesse Forbes - Unanimous Decision
Steve Claveau def. Jason MacKay - TKO (Strikes)
Kajan Johnson def. Samuel Guillet - Submission (Armbar)
David Loiseau. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Former UFC middleweight title challenger David Loiseau struggled against former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Solomon Hutcherson before eventually putting Hutcherson away in the fifth round of their championship bout Saturday night at XMMA 5 in Quebec.
Both fighters exchanged takedowns early and often in the fight, with Loiseau gaining the edge in the later rounds. With both visibly exhausted heading into the fifth and final round, Loiseau was able to pin Hutcherson up against the cage and deliver a series of knees in the clinch that buckled him and quickly forced the referee to step in and stop the bout.
The co-main event saw UFC veteran Aaron Riley survive an early scare from XMMA co-founder Steve Claveau in the first round before controlling him over the next two en route to a unanimous decision win. Also victorious on the card was IFL veteran Brent Beauparlant, who earned a second-round TKO of Brandon Sene.
Ring Xtreme Challenge, a show co-promoted by Steve Claveau and David Loiseau, is starting to shape up for its debut event which is scheduled for September 7 in Quebec City.
Both Claveau and Loiseau are veterans of TKO who have had a rocky past with TKO promoter Stephane Patry. This new organization will allow them to split the matchmaking duties and use fighters from their respective teams. Claveau stated in the past that Team Legion would no longer be sending fighters to appear on future TKO cards.
It’s been speculated for a number of weeks that Claveau was interested in starting his own promotion, especially after he stated that Team Legion will no longer send representatives to compete at future TKO shows.
While Loiseau’s involvement with the promotion comes as news, it also opens up the possibility he could fight again in Quebec at some point. After his acrimonious split from TKO president Stephane Patry, it seemed very unlikely “The Crow” would get another opportunity to fight in front of his hometown fans.
Ring Xtreme Challenge
Sylvain Cloutier vs. Greg Compton
Shawn Davidson vs. Mike Dizak
Tommy Pariseau vs. Andy Ross
Danny Laflamme vs. Aaron Treagear
Yan Pichette vs. Yan Pellerin
Stephane Pinet vs. Rob Wynne
Dave Pariseau vs. TBA
Jacques Dube vs. TBA
Yves Jabouin vs. TBA
David Savard vs. TBA