by Marco Antico – MMAWeekly.com
PATRICK COTE DEF. JASON DAY BY TKO AT 4:05 OF ROUND 1
Cote fought Day in the main event of TKO 29: Repercussion. The first round took place mostly from the clinch and Day certainly had his moments in a back and forth tussle. However, late in the first round Cote managed to trap Day’s arms with his right knee and left arm as he ground and pounded away with his free right hand. Day tapped due to strikes at 4:05 of round 1. With the win, Cote became the TKO Middleweight Champion.
JONATHAN GOULET DEF. TRAVIS AXWORTH BY KO AT 0:08 OF ROUND 1
Goulet fought an undefeated Muay Thai striker from Price Edward Island, Travis Axworthy. Both athletes seemed to go for simultaneous high-kicks. Goulet’s shin struck Axworthy squarely on the jaw and actually lifted him off his feet. Axworthy was out cold and referee Yves Lavigne wisely stepped between the fighters to prevent any further damage. Goulet wins at only eight seconds of the very first round in hi-light reel fashion.
STEVE BOSSE DEF. DAVID FRASER BY TKO AT 2:02 OF ROUND 1
Bosse, a massively popular hockey enforcer from Quebec made his professional debut against David Fraser. The Bell Centre showed tremendous support as they began to sing B-O-S-S-E, B-O-S-S-E as the fight began. The fans got what they came for as Bosse stopped Fraser with strikes at 2:02 of round one.
MARTIN GRANDMONT DEF. TYLER JACKSON BY UNANIMOUS DECISION
Grandmont had another very impressive performance at lightweight as he overwhelmed Bodog fighter, Tyler Jackson, with a barrage of punches and left high-kicks. Jackson who was coming off an impressive TKO performance over Donald Ouimet didn’t have an answer for Grandmont’s offence and spent most of the fight on his heels defending strikes.
SARAH KAUFMAN DEF. VALERIE LETOURNEAU BY TKO AT 1:36 OF ROUND 2
Kaufman versus Letourneau nearly stole the show! The first round was a back and forth, absolute war with both fighters landing big shots. Letourneau landed a high kick which floored Kaufman, but couldn’t finish her off. Kaufman kept pressing forward in Terminator like fashion. The second round saw Kaufman beginning to overwhelm Letourneau with a barrage of punches. Kaufman was extremely active and her shots all appeared to start landing as the second round began. Letourneau turned away and indicated to the referee that she wanted no more of Kaufman’s fury. It was an extremely impressive performance by both athletes, but Kaufman ultimately proved superior as she won by TKO at 1:36 of round 2.
YVES LEMELIN DEF. STEVE POULIOT BY SPLIT DECISION
Lemelin versus Poulit was a very entertaining strikers’ duel which delighted the crowd as both fighters had their shining moments in the fight. In the end, it appeared that Lemelin got the nod mainly due to more accurate punching.
SEBASTIEN GAUTHIER DEF. JOHN MIRASTY BY TKO AT 4:10 OF ROUND ONE
Gaultier and the popular hockey enforcer, Mirasty, engaged in what can only be described as a slug fest. Gaultier showed that he was clearly the superior martial artist and had the better conditioning. He won by TKO at 4:10 of round one and proceeded to call out Steve Bosse in his post fight speech, which received a chorus of boos from the crowd.
STEPHANE DUBE DEF. DAVE MEDD BY TKO AT 2:28 OF ROUND ONE
Medd commenced the fight by impressively outstriking the local favorite, Dube. He managed to land several punishing low, leg kicks and a solid right high kick. Dube had seen enough on his feet and decided to take the fight to the mat. He sat up from Medd’s guard and reigned down with heavy strikes which forced the referee to halt the bout at 2:28 of round one. In his post fight speech, Dube called out TKO Lightweight Champion, Sam Stout.
SYD BARNIER DEF. ERIC LECLERC BY TKO AT 0:50 OF ROUND TWO
This was a battle between two young featherweights with very bright futures in the sport of MMA. The first round was a see-saw battle as Barnier clearly won the standup battle, but Leclerc proved to have the superior ground skills. The first round ended with a seeming near, armbar attempt which looked to have Barnier in trouble. Barnier came out very determined in round two as he cut off the octagon and again landed his powerful straight left punch, knocking Leclerc down for the second time in the fight. Barnier followed up the knockdown by reigning down with heavy straight punches while crouching over his fallen opponent. The referee had seen enough as stepped in between the athletes as 0:50 of round two.
MARCUS CELSTIN DEF. BRETT PEARSON BY KIMURA AT 2:20 OF ROUND ONE
Celestin proved a little too much to handle for Pearson. Most of the fight took place in the clinch as Pearson managed to land the better knee strikes. However, Celestin took the fight to the ground, secured side mount and put on the kimura which Pearson quickly tapped to at 2:20 of round one.
ADRIAN WOOLEY DEF. GUILLAUME LAMARCHE BY TKO AT 1:51 OF ROUND THREE
Wooley took Lamarche down repeatedly with his superior wrestling skills. However, Lamarche nearly ended the fight with a straight punch followed by a high kick which floored Wooley. Impressively, Wooley overcame the danger and managed to knock Lamarche out with a powerful slam at 1:51 of the final round.