Hatsu Hioki. Photo courtesy of TKO Championship Fighting.
TKO Championship Fighting today announced details regarding it’s latest event, “TKO 35: Quenneville vs. Hioki”, which will take place on October 3rd at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The show’s will be headlined by reigning TKO featherweight champion Hatsu Hioki returning to the promotion to defend his title for the first time against Thierry Quenneville.
Hioki defeated longtime featherweight title holder Mark Hominick at TKO 28 in February of last year via majority decision to win the belt. He has since fought exclusively over in Japan, racking up a record of 3-2-1 while fighting for the Shooto and HEAT organizations. Hioki most recently earned a draw against Hiroshi Nakamura earlier this month.
Quenneville enters the bout riding a two-fight winning streak. After winning a unanimous decision over Yoon Heo at TKO 31, Quenneville dispatched of skilled prospect Ben Greer to secure his shot at Hioki’s title. Quenneville stopped Greer with strikes in the third round at TKO 34.
The card’s other championship fight will see TKO bantamweight champion Adrian Wooley put his title on the line against former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member, Noah Thomas.
Former featherweight champion Mark Hominick will also be in action following his impressive submission win over Savant Young at Affliction’s July 19th show. He will take on Tommy Lee.
Additional fights set to happen on the card include Justin Tavernini vs. Richard Ho and Yannick Galipeau vs. Joseph Paquet. Popular hockey enforcer Steve Bosse, UFC and WEC veteran Brian Gassaway, T.J. Grant, Sean Pierson, Mike Ricci, and Tim Wadsworth are all scheduled to compete as well.
Tickets for the event go on sale Saturday, August 23rd at 10 AM ET. Ordering information can be found here.
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