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Doerksen to Fight on August 29th in Calgary

Joe Doerksen. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC and WEC veteran Joe Doerksen will be headlining an upcoming event titled “Venom at the Snake Pit” which is scheduled to take place on August 29th at Foothills Stadium, home of the Golden Baseball League’s Calgary Vipers.

Doerksen will take on Midwestern prospect John Meyer in the show’s main event. Additional fighters listed as competing on the card include Hardcore Championship Fighting veteran Todd Gouwenberg, who will face Jacob MacDonald and Glenn Kulka, a former professional wrestler and CFL football player who was victorious in his pro MMA debut last month. Kukla will be taking on Buddy Dixon.

Tickets start at $25 and are available through Ticketmaster for those interested in attending. The gates will open at 6:00 PM MT and the show will start promptly one hour later. A total of 11 fights are expected to take place.

The complete fight card and a poster for the event are after the jump. An official announcement concerning the card is expected to be made tomorrow by the promoters.

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Loiseau Decisions Gouwenberg in Quebec

David Loiseau weighs-in for UFC 51: Super Saturday. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former UFC middleweight title contender David Loiseau returned to his winning ways, earning a unanimous decision over British Columbian Todd Gouwenberg at Hardcore Championship Fighting’s “Crow’s Nest” event last night in front of a raucous crowd at the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau, Quebec.

Loiseau used superior striking to stifle Gouwenberg on the feet, handing out additional punishment in the form of the devastating elbows that made Loiseau one of the most exciting fighters to watch during his second stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Loiseau’s performance was so dominating in the eyes of the ringside judges that all three officials scored at least one round 10-8 in his favor.

Hector Ramirez earned a hard-fought unanimous decision over fellow UFC veteran Rob MacDonald in one of the undercard bouts while Gideon Ray fell to local product Nabil Khatib.

Complete event results are as follows:

Antonio Schembri def. Daniel Grandmaison - Submission (Armbar)
Rodrigo Ruas def. Marcus Vinicios - Submission (Arm Triangle)
Jameel Massouh def. Myles Merola - Unanimous Decision
Bill Boland def. Michal Hamrsmid - TKO (Strikes)
Dan Hornbuckle def. Andrew Buckland - Submission (Armbar)
Brent Beauparlant def. Amir Rahnavardi - Unanimous Decision
Sarah Kaufman def. Molly Helsel - TKO (Strikes)
Nabil Khatib def. Gideon Ray - Unanimous Decision
Hector Ramirez def. Rob MacDonald - Unanimous Decision
David Loiseau def. Todd Gouwenberg - Unanimous Decision

Loiseau Leading HCF to New Heights

David Loiseau weighs-in for UFC 51: Super Saturday. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

For the longest time, it seemed that Stephane Patry’s TKO Championship Fighting was Canada’s premiere mixed martial arts organization. After all, with the likes of Georges St. Pierre and Patrick Cote headlining shows and an unofficial working partnership with the Ultimate Fighting Championship going for them, who could disagree?

However as TKO’s stars started to move on to bigger and better things, APEX Entertainment Group and Championship Fighting Series quietly merged together to form Hardcore Championship Fighting. Then came the signing a slew of big-name fighters. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Aleksander Emelianenko joined the fray and suddenly the tide began to turn.

With all signs pointing towards the organization likely being purchased by ProElite, Keith Crawford and company now focus on their latest event, named specifically after star middleweight David Loiseau, who will face Todd Gouwenberg in the main attraction at tomorrow night’s “Crow’s Nest” show.

For Loiseau, it’s a chance to get back on track. Consecutive losses forced the Canadian out of the UFC and he hasn’t fared much better outside of it lately either. Most recently, Loiseau fell victim to a bogus decision on the judge’s scorecards, a split decision that even opponent Jason Day felt went the wrong way.

“I was really disappointed about it but you know, you have to move on and keep rolling,” Loiseau said during a recent interview session. I think Jason knows that he didn’t win that fight. I’m sure a lot of people that have seen it know it too. But there’s nothing I can do about it now except focus on my next fight. I need to get back to winning.”

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HCF Axes Santos; Signs Loiseau-Gouwenberg

Rich Franklin and David Loiseau weigh-in for UFC 58: USA vs Canada. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Hardcore Championship Fighting has announced that David Loiseau will take on a recently defeated Todd Gouwenberg in the main event of their upcoming “Crow’s Nest” show on March 29th.

The event, which is scheduled to take place at the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau, Quebec, was originally slated to have Loiseau take on Evanglista “Cyborg” Santos for the promotion’s middleweight title provided that Loiseau was victorious over Jason Day at HCF’s last event.

Then came a change of plans - Loiseau ended up losing a controversial split decision to Day.

After HCF officials decided to pair up Loiseau and Santos after all, the Chute Boxe product decided to sign with the newly former World Victory Road, which has him scheduled to go up against Makoto Takimoto at the promotion’s inaugural show next week.

Santos’ decision led to the terminiation of his contract with HCF.

“Mr. Santos chose to execute a competing contract inside the minimum time period allowed by HCF’s terms for fighters to engage in other events”, said HCF CEO Keith Crawford.

“We are sad to see him go, however we cannot allow fighters to dictate the terms of their contracts to us as this can impact the integrity of our events,” added HCF president Dave Houshiar.

Gouwenberg, who was stopped with strikes by Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at the promotion’s “Destiny” event earlier this month, will drop down to the middleweight division for the first time in his career.