For the first time, the Colisée de Laval welcomed the TKO crew for another night of excitement as Eruption was to show the most diverse international talent laden card in it's history. A lot of American fighters were invited to square off against our Canadians...and the Americans did very well.
For the first time, the Colisée de Laval welcomed the TKO crew for another night of excitement as Eruption was to show the most diverse international talent laden card in its history. A lot of American fighters were invited to square off against our Canadians...and the Americans did very well.
The night kicked off with a very entertaining heavyweight battle where New Mexicos Brian Schall showed some grit and a unusual, awkward style while winning a hard fought TKO over Team Tompkins own Krzystof Sozynski in a fierce three rounds battle.
Stéphane Vigneault and Damacio Page were next in line, the crafty Vigneault didnt have a chance to show his arsenal as Page blasted him with a thunderous overhand right, putting an end to the fight after just over one minute.
The next fight featured local prospect Samuel Guillet and Jay Estrada, who was coming in as a big question mark. The only fighter that ever beat the talented TKO champion Sam Stout lived up to the expectations. He showed crafty ground skills and jedi-like balance to float over Guillets powerful suplexes. Estrada earned the W after Guillets corner stopped the fight after the second round.
The fourth fight of the next pitted the energetic Martin Stress Désilets from Team Legion against Ricardeau Francois from Team Nestor, there was some bad blood between them as they had a fight over the internet in the past weeks. The first round saw Francois cleverly countering Désilets powerful attacks, but as the round ended, both fighters corners had to get into the ring to separate the two fighters, resulting in a double disqualification, whatever that means.
Next Fabio Holanda and Rich Clementi squared off. Fabio Holanda was on his way to win a workmanlike decision by outgrappling Clementi, but some questionable stand up calls by the referee and the secondary effects of a hard weight cutting session (drained cardio), placed the fight in Clementis hands who stopped the fight within a minute from the ending with some strikes on the ground.
In the next fight, Ontarios wonderboy Chris Horodecki survived an early kimura attack from Dave Parizeau, only to get back up, get another takedown, manage his way to Parizeaus back and get the TKO with a flurry of strikes in round one.
In the first of the two international fights Ivan Menjivar frustrated most of the young Urijah Fabers relentless and powerful attacks, out positioned him and to some point had the most effecting striking, until he got over aggressive and soccer kicked a downed Faber which disqualified him and put an end to this very competitive and entertaining fight.
The main event saw Mark Hominick work the perfect gameplan by applying his sprawl & brawl strategy on Japanese fighter Naoji Fujimoto who didnt show much, with the exception of a set of leglocks and a die hard attitude. Hominick stayed patient and calm, and in the process, quite honestly, looked better than ever. He ended up the fight with a rear naked choke in the third round, as Fujimoto seemed to come up short on solutions. On the whole it was a hard night for the Canadians, but great night of fights overal