09 Jul Victory MMA 7 July 14th
Quebec’s #1 amateur MMA promotion Victory MMA returns on July 14th with another stacked card from promoter Jamie McGowan. Originally slated for the Victory MMA Headquarters of Academie Sportive Parc, the event has been moved to the new location of the CEDA Community Centre, 2515 Delisle, Montreal.
In the main event, Featherweight Champion Xavier Aloui (8-1) defends his title against McGowan MMA standout Kevin Walker. Uncharacteristically of a fighter to move up a weight class, the former Victory MMA Bantamweight champion, Aloui relinquished that title to capture the promotions Featherweight title when Michael Dufort turned pro. Aloui defeated Mathieu Boisvert twice in two fantastic bouts for both the Bantamweight and Featherweight titles. Aloui and Walker have a similar opponent in Samuel Moisan who knocked out Aloui his only loss, but was submitted in 23-seconds by Walker. Walker (4-1) suffered his first defeat at the hands of Steve Rossignol in a controversial decision that is under appeal at Victory MMA 6 on May 26th. Walker plans on redeeming himself by taking the strap from Aloui in what will be a great bout.
In the co-main event newly crowned Victory MMA Interim Welterweight champion Alex Fecteau squares of against Stephen Oppong. With current Victory MMA Welterweight champion O’Denva Phillips going pro, Fecteau’s interim championship has now become the official title. Nordik Fight Club’s Fecteau (7-3) captured the championship on May 26th with a first minute arm bar submission Matthew Richardson. While his opponent Stephen Oppong (6-1) picked up his a unanimous decision victory over Benjamin Dionne-Houle. With six victories in a row, Oppong has earned himself a shot and now the two will meet in possibly five three minute rounds for the strap.
Samuel Moisan (3-2) and Olivier Carrier (4-3) will meeting again in a rematch from Ring Extreme 19 in October of 2011. Carrier submitted Moisan is the second round with an arm bar. Eight months later, can Carrier top Moisan again and improve his win streak to three or will Moisan return to his winning ways? With fight night rapidly approaching we can only imagine a great bout from the two Featherweights climbing the ranks to a title shot.
After semi-retirement, Brazilian Top Team Canada’s Rob Rivest returns to action for the first time since December of 2010 to take on Victory MMA Lightweight title contender Joe Elliott. Rivest (4-1) lost his last amateur MMA bout to now pro fighter Kyle Nelson at Battle at GAMMA 3, but returned to his winning ways at Battle at GAMMA 4 in February 2011 in a Muay Thai fight. Although losing is his last outing, Elliot brought the fight to Alex Morgan, and is looking to play spoiler for Rivest’s return.
Victory MMA 7 also includes notable amateur fighters from McGowan’s MMA, Tristar, Nordik Fight Club, Orion, Big Country MMA, Toronto BJJ, Xtreme Couture Toronto, Long Thai Mauy That and many more.
For more info visit the official Victory MMA website: www.victorymma.tv and Facebook Group. All bouts will be available on the website and YouTube channel following the event.
Advance tickets are $25 and are available at Thai Long Muay Thai, from the fighters directly or from the promoter Jamie McGowan at 514-239-5616. Tickets at the door are $30.
Victory MMA 7 Fight Card:
Featherweight Championship Bout:
Xavier Aloui (c) 8-1 vs. Kevin Walker 4-1
Welterweight Championship Bout:
Alex Fecteau (c) 7-3 vs. Stephen Oppong 6-1
Lightweight Bout: Rob Rivest 4-1 vs. Joe Elliott 2-2
Featherweight Bout: Olivier Carrier 4-3 vs. Samuel Moisan 3-2
Mark Mao 1-0 vs. Maxim Fortin 1-3
145 lbs Low-Kick Bout:
Simon Armary 0-0 vs. Russel Miller 0-1
Alex Codeau 1-0 vs. Stefan Hosko 0-0
130 lbs Catch-Weight Bout:
Josh Harley 3-2 vs. Gabe Sagman 0-0
195 lbs Catch-Weight Bout:
Mike Meade 0-0 vs. Gary Pearson 0-0
160 lbs Catch-Weight Bout:
Giovanni Corado 0-1 vs. Rob Santos 0-0
Dwayne Durel 0-1 vs. Michael Curtis 0-0
Benoit Trudel 0-0 vs. Shane Stewart 0-0
—Card Subject to change—
Five more fights with Joe Meunier,Mathew Rusiak,Jon-Taine Hall, Romeo Alexander, and Guillaume Joly to be announced.
Amateur MMA/Kickboxing Rules:
Unified MMA Rules with:
14oz Commission Gloves
Championship Bouts: 5x3min Rounds
Amateur MMA Bouts: 3x2min Rounds
Fighters with over 5 Bouts: 3x3min Rounds
Amateur Kickboxing Bouts: 3x2min Rounds