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.
MMA on Tap has learned that Yaotzin Mesa has pulled out of his featherweight showdown with Mark “The Machine” Hominick after he had troubles securing a work visa in Canada. Filling in for Mesa will be Danny Martinez who sports an unblemished record of 6-0. Martinez has spent the duration of his short career fighting in Rage in the Cage.
Also off the card is TKO welterweight contender Chris “The Menace” Clements. Clements injured his left knee while training and a replacement will be announced on Friday.
TKO 31: Young Guns
Steve Bosse vs. Icho Larenas
Danny Martinez vs. Mark Hominick
Stephane Dube vs. TBA
Jay Estrada vs. Martin Grandmont
Ben Greer vs. Stephane Vigneault
Lance Evans vs. Bob Landry
Yoon Heo vs. Thierry Quenneville
Syd Barnier vs. Mark Fraser
Josh Bitner vs. Yannick Galipeau
Adrian Wooley vs. Eric Leclerc
Alexis Davis vs. Valerie Letourneau
Stephane Bernadel vs. Guillaume Lamarche
Shawn Thompson vs. Ben Gallant
TKO Championship Fighting has announced that former TKO featherweight champion Mark “The Machine” Hominick will step into the cage at TKO 31: Young Guns with Rage in the Cage veteran Yaotzin Mesa.
Mark Hominick is a veteran of the UFC, WEC and TKO who sports a professional MMA record of 14-7. Hominick holds victories over Yves Edwards, Jorge Gurgel, Stephane Vigneault, and Doug Edwards. After suffering two tough losses, Hominick returned to TKO in September to face Ben Greer. Hominick was adamant about stepping into the cage and imposing his striking game on the highly touted Greer (10-3). Hominick did just that ending the contest at 1:14 of the first round when he sent Greer to the canvas with a vicious straight right.
Yaotzin Mesa is a veteran for Rage in the Cage who sports a MMA record of 6-3. Mesa lost his first three MMA appearances but since then he has reeled off six straight victories.
TKO 31: Young Guns
Steve Bosse vs. Icho Larenas (HW)
Mark Hominick vs. Yaotzin Mesa (FW)
Chris Clements vs. Stephane Dube (WW)
Jay Estrada vs. Martin Grandmont (LW)
Ben Greer vs. Stephane Vigneault (FW)
Syd Barnier vs. Mark Fraser (FW)
Bob Landry vs. Lance Evans (HW)
Thierry Quenneville vs. TBA (FW)
Valerie Letourneau vs. Alexis Davis (FW)
Eric Leclerc vs. TBA (FW)
Guilliaume Lamarche vs. TBA (FW)
Ben Gallant vs. Shawn Thompson (HW)
Yannick Galipeau vs. TBA (WW)