The Quebec Athletic Commission has changed Jonathan Goulet vs. Thomas Schulte to a no contest. Both Goulet and Schulte’s manager Sam Bean sent written requests to the QAC to have the decision overturned.
For those of you that don’t know what happened - let me fill you in. At TKO 28: Inevitable Goulet and Schulte battled on the canvas for the better part of the first round as Schulte was latched onto Goulet’s back. Late in the round the referee decided to stand the fight up and moments later Goulet charged forward connecting with a flurry of punches that sent Schulte to the canvas. The ensuing ground and pound was too much as Schulte was rocked but when the referee pounced to call the fight the bell had already sounded to end the first round. Goulet was declared the winner by TKO at 5:00 of the first.
If Goulet is able to beat Steve Vigneault at TKO 29: Repercussion, he will then rematch Schulte in what will be Goulet’s first title defense. I will try to get Goulet’s thoughts on the situation later today.
News and Notes
- UFC veteran Jonathan “Road Warrior” Goulet added to his winning streak this past weekend when he disposed of Jesse Bongfeldt early in the first at TKOMMA Tourney 2007. His next fight will come June 1st at TKO 29: Repercussion when he faces fellow UFC veteran Steve Vigneault for the vacant TKO welterweight title. Georges St. Pierre was foreced to vacate the title when he won the UFC welterweight belt.
- Yesterday Sherdog.com reported Chuck Liddell and Quinton Jackson will lock horns in the world famous octagon May 26th at UFC 71.
- This past weekend former UFC heavyweight champion and MMA legend, Bas Rutten, announced that he was stepping down as the coach of the Anacondas and Sean Tompkins would be taking his place as the head coach. Rutten will remain with the IFL but instead of coaching he will become the “Face of the IFL” working the broadcast booth and hosting “IFL Battleground”.
- The UFC has hired Mike Mersch who will be the organization’s chief operating officer. Originally Mersch was the Nevada deputy attorney general who represented the Nevada Athletic Commission.
- Hall of Fame play-by-play boxing announcer, Col. Bob Sheridan, will be ringside April 14th when Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Lindland fight in the BodogFight ring.
- Bob Sapp’s new opponent at the upcoming Cage Rage show will be Gary Turner.
- GracieMag.com is reporting that Ronaldo Jacaré will not compete at ADCC 2007.
- According to GracieFighter.com UFC lightweight Tyson Griffin has parted ways with David Terrell and the Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance. Terrell said, ““He didn’t train at all with us for that fight so why would we corner him. Win or lose we wouldn’t have been responsible.”
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Does anyone remember this man? He was at the very first show of the IFL, and before everyone noticed, he had some ex-body builder running his team Tokyo Sabres. On March 14th, Inoki officially announced that as of April 1st, he is starting a new martial arts promotion called Inoki Genome Federation. (IGF) The head of organization is none other than Anotonio Inoki but other executives and staff are still unknown till this date. The only prediction we can make at this point is that his son-law, Simon Kelly Inoki, just revealed his resignation from New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s president post, probably to join his father in-law’s new promotion. Besides this, no one knows what is going to take place with this new project by Mr. Inoki. All we can tell at this point, is that everyone is making big announcements in April.
Here are the full results from TKOMMA Tourney 2007.
- Adrian Wooley def, Sonny Leong - Decision (Unanimous)
- Adam Kastner def. Tommy Pariseau - Submission (Guillotine choke) at 4:04 of RD 1
- Stjepan Vujnovic def. Marco Picotte - Submission (Armbar) in RD 1
- Daniel Boissoneault def. Behrous Nemati - TKO at 2:26 of RD 1
- Sebastian Gauthier def. Bob Landry - TKO (Strikes) at 1:03 of RD 1
- Ray Penny def. Yan Pellerin - TKO (Strikes) at 3:33 of RD 1
- Sean Pierson def. Chester Post - TKO (Strikes) at 1:52 of RD 1
- Dave Pariseau def. Jason St. Louis - Decision (Unanimous)
- Stephane Dube def. Jacob MacDonald - Decision (Unanimous)
- Jonathan Goulet def. Jesse Bongfeldt - TKO (Strikes) at 3:52 of RD 1
Here are the results from yesterdays weigh-ins for TKO’s new series “TKOMMA Tourney 2007”.
Jesse Bongfeldt (174.6) vs. Jonathan Goulet (173.6)
Jacob MacDonald (177.8)* vs. Stéphane Dubé (167.6)
Jason St-Louis (155.8) vs. Dave Pariseau (155.6)
Chester Post (185.8) vs. Sean Pierson (184.6)
Ray Penny (203.8) vs. Yan Pellerin (205.2)
Behrous Nemati (163.6) vs. Daniel Boissoneault (164)
Bob Landry (241.6) vs. Sébastien Gauthier (216.4)
Adam Kastner (140) vs. Tommy Pariseau (143.4)
Stjepan Vujnovic (183.6) vs. Marco Picotte (184.4)
Sonny Leong (145.6) vs. Adrian Wooley (144.8)
* Jacob MacDonald failed to make the weight therefore 20% of his purse will be given to Stephan Dubé.
News and Notes
- According to Dave Meltzer, UFC 70: Nations Collide will likely appear on Spike TV and not HBO.
Dana White said that regarding the broadcast of UFC 70 on 4/21 from Manchester, England into the U.S., that nothing is finalized right now, but it will most likely be on Spike and not HBO.
- Fight Opinion Radio has released their newest episode dubbed “Power Brokers”. The show features former WFA boss and current EliteXC employee Jeremy Lappen and Jimmy Greninger of Soldier Fight Gear.
- MMA manager Monte Cox told MMAWeekly that he doesn’t feel Tim Sylvia’s back injury had any effect on the outcome of the fight with Randy Couture.
“He had trouble with his back. It was something that we dealt with with chiropractic help to make it so he could compete hard. And I think he did,” commented Cox. “I’m not one to say that has any kind of effect. I wish he hadn’t have said it. It happens before a lot of fights, it’s just one of those things.”
Injuries going into a fight, especially a fight with as much meaning as a title fight, are quite common among professional fighters. In fact, it’s a common saying amongst fighters that “if you’re not injured at all going into a fight, you’re not training hard enough.”
- Our rumors section has been updated.
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Saturday, March 17th TKO Major League MMA will unveil its new series dubbed “TKOMMA Tourney 2007” at the Colisee Desjardins in Victoriaville, Quebec.
The card will feature UFC veteran Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet as he takes on fellow Canadian Jesse “Water” Bongfeldt. Bongfeldt sports a professional MMA record of 11-2 with the majority of his victories coming by submission. Bongfeldt will be in tough when he faces Jonathan Goulet (17-7) in his hometown of Victoriaville, Quebec. Goulet is coming off of a controversial TKO victory over Thomas Schulte.
TKOMMA Tourney 2007
Saturday, March 17th, 7:30 PM
Colisee Desjardins, Victoriaville
Jesse Bongfeldt (11-2-0) vs. Jonathan Goulet (16-7-0)
Jacob MacDonald (2-5-0) vs. Stephane Dube (4-1-0)
Jason St. Louis (11-9-0) vs. Dave Pariseau (5-3-1)
Chester Post (5-7-1) vs. Sean Pierson (4-3-0)
Ray Penny (1-1-0) vs. Yan Pellerin (8-9-0)
Bob Landry (1-0-0) vs. Sebastien Gauthier (1-1-0)
Behrous Nemati (0-0-0) vs. Jean-Francois Bedard (1-0-0)
Adam Kastner (0-0-0) vs. Tommy Pariseau (0-0-0)
Stjepan Vujnovic (1-0-0) vs. Marco Picotte (0-0-0)
Adrian Wooley (0-0-0) vs. TBA
News and Notes
- UFC lightweight Roger Huerta will battle Leonard Garcia at UFC 69: Shootout. It was originally thought that Huerta would throw punches with Alvin Robinson but he will now be facing Garcia who is 13-1. Garcia was originally expected to make his debut against Spencer Fisher at UFC 60: Gracie vs. Hughes but due to an injury Garcia was forced to withdraw.
- Jonathan Goulet will make his return to the cage Saturday, March 17th when he fights Jesse Bongfeldt at “TKOMMA Tourney 2007” in Victoriaville, Quebec.
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Here are the full results from TKO 28: Inevitable.
- Stephane Pinet def. Sebastian Gauthier - Decision (Split)
- Jean-Francois Bedard def. Jospeh Paquet - TKO (Strikes)
- Bob Landry def. David Fraser - TKO (Corner Stoppage)
- Yves Lemelin def. Daniel Boissoneault - Decision (Unanimous)
- Martin Grandmont def. Dave Pariseau - TKO (Strikes)
- Steve Claveau def. Jason St. Louis - Submission (Triangle Choke)
- Chris Clements def. David Medd - TKO (Strikes)
- Stephane Dube def. James Martinez - TKO (Strikes)
- Luke Caudillo def. Samuel Guillet - KO
- Sam Stout def. Fabio Holanda - TKO (Corner Stoppage)
- Jonathan Goulet def. Thomas Schulte - TKO (Strikes)
- Hatsu Hioki def. Mark Hominick - Decision (Majority)
News and Notes
- The UFC 67: All or Nothing weigh-ins will air live today at 4PM PST on Yahoo! Sports.
- Yesterday the UFC held their pre-fight press conference for UFC 67: All or Nothing. All of the headliners were there except for heavyweight ace Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.
- At the press conference, it was mentioned that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva may move to California, possibly to open a branch of his newly-formed Black House gym.
- The Fight Network has signed a multi year deal with Elite XC and they will begin by televising their first event live on February 10th at 10 PM EST.
Friday, February 9th, TKO Major League MMA will be making a return to the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec with TKO 28: Inevitable. Here is the current card…
TKO 28: Inevitable
Hatsu Hioki vs. Mark Hominick - TKO FW Championship
Sam Stout vs. Fabio Holanda - TKO LW Championship
Jonathan Goulet vs. Thomas Schulte
Samuel Guillet vs. Luke Caudillo
Stephane Dube vs. James Martinez
Chris Clements vs. David Medd
Steve Claveau vs. Jason St. Louis
Dave Pariseau vs. Martin Grandmont
Yves Lemelin vs. Daniel Boissoneault
Bob Landry vs. David Fraser
Jean-Francois Bedard vs. Joseph Paquet
Stephane Pinet vs. Sebastien Gauthier
The card will feature two title bouts as Mark Hominick will take on Hatsu Hioki in an attempt to regain the featherweight title which was once his. Hominick’s teammate Sam Stout will also be fighting in a title bout as he’ll be defending his lightweight title against Fabio Holanda.
Jonathan Goulet was expected to face Steve Vigneault in a welterweight title bout but the fight was cancelled after Vigneault suffered a knee injury during training which will take 4 to 6 weeks to heal. Goulet will now take on Thomas Schulte in what is currently a non-title bout though that may change in the near future.