TKO Set to Debut in Aruba Sun

Ben Gallant. Photo courtesy of TKO Championship Fighting.

TKO Championship Fighting will hold an event outside of Canada for the first time in over five years when the organization travels to Oranjestad, Aruba for TKO 33: Battle in Paradise tomorrow night.

The promotion last put on a show outside of Canada in Honolulu, Hawaii in September 2002 while they were known as the Universal Combat Challenge.

Aruba native and featherweight prospect Johan Croes will take on Danny Martinez in the main event. Croes stopped veteran Mark Fraser with strikes in his TKO debut in February. Martinez last lost a unanimous decision to Mark Hominick in December.

Samuel Guillet will try to extend his current two-fight winning streak when he takes on newcomer Ingar Bareno. Heavyweight prospect Ben Gallant will attempt to stay undefeated against Guido Carlo.

Gallant has been from a preliminary bout to the main card against Carlo after it was learned that popular hockey enforcer turned mixed martial artist Steve Bosse would be unable to compete until June due to a lingering hand injury. Bosse will now take on UFC veteran Wes Sims this summer.

A total of eight fights will take place tomorrow night. The complete card is as follows:

Johan Croes vs. Danny Martinez
James Richardson vs. Richard Williams
Ben Gallant vs. Guido Carlo
Gregory Milliard vs. Scott Wright
Ingar Bareno vs. Samuel Guillet
Martin Grandmont vs. Hyram Rodriguez
Yves Lemelin vs. Johnrick Flanagan
Christopher Hulme vs. Jamiel Werleman



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