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April 14, 2006
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Press Release
APEX Championship Fighting is proud to announce that APEX: EVOLUTION will take place on June 10th, 2006 at the Palais des Congres, in beautiful Gatineau, Quebec. This event will feature the evolution of Stephan “Rudeboy” Potvin, Wagnney Fabiano and the rest of the APEX athletes, as they continue their path to MMA Stardom.

“We are very excited with the way that this show is shaping up and are positive that this will be our most exciting show to date; and that’s saying a lot,” said Matchmaker Alex Caporicci. “The APEX talent pool is just growing on a daily basis and we’re excited to get some of Canada and the world’s top talent in our ring once again”.

Left with some unfinished business against his original January opponent, Middleweight Stephan Potvin will be returning to Gatineau to take on Team Quest’s Matt “Suave” Horwich, who makes his much anticipated return to the capital region. Potvin is coming off a win against another Team Quest member Art “Pachuco” Santore on January 14th and is looking to continue add to his winning streak with a forth straight win.

Undefeated featherweight phenom Waggney Fabiano steps up and faces one of the most exciting featherweights in the world: Bao “Taz” Quach. Quach has traveled the world fighting for the world’s top MMA promotions while facing some of the best talent in the division and is ready to give Fabiano all he can handle. Fabiano has already established himself as one of the world’s top BJJ competitors in the world and is setting the table by repeating those exploits in the APEX ring.

In a light heavyweight showdown, Brent Beauparlant makes his much anticipated APEX debut, taking on one of Western Canada’s top Heavyweight fighters, Todd Gouwenberg. Gouwenberg will be coming down from his customary heavyweight division and will be making his Light Heavyweight debut vs the rough and rugged Beauparlant. Beauparlant is one of Canada’s most accomplished wrestlers and has travelled the globe training his MMA skills. Having been to Thailand and spending six months training with Chute Boxe and other teams in Brazil, Beauparlant is ready for anyone that will be brought in front of him.

Speaking of Evolution, Nabil Khatib will be returning to the APEX ring, as one of Ottawa’s favourite son’s takes a step up in competition, taking on the multi-talented Ryan Gabourie. Claude Patrick also returns to the APEX ring to once again excite the fans with his incredible takedowns, Jiu-jitsu skills and viscous ground and pound assault.

In a special Heavyweight kickboxing bout, one of Toronto’s most popular kickboxers will make his return to APEX. The last time Wojtek “Kazz” Kaszowski was in an APEX ring, he brought the crowd to their feet with his whirlwind striking techniques and intends on repeating that performance.

Also featured on the card are Mark Holst, Rowan Cunningham, Nuri Shakir, Nick Castiglia, Sean Ragnitz, Dan Grandmaison, Mike Hong and Shaun Krysa.

The Voice of APEX, ‘Showdown’ Joe Ferraro stated, “This card is rock solid proof that APEX is cruising along the right path to becoming one of Canada’s top MMA promotions!!!”.

The official hotel parter of APEX: EVOLUTION is the Four Points Sheraton Hotel & Conference Centre in downtown Gatineau. This 4-star hotel is adjacent to the Palais des Congres and located at 35 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4E9. The price for APEX fans will be 99$ per night which is a savings of between 30-50% of their regular rates. Space is extremely limited to please book immediately to guarantee a room by calling (819) 778-6111 and mentioning that you are coming for APEX!

With the world’s best athletes, non-stop action and unmatched excitement, APEX: EVOLUTION is a can’t-miss event for all MMA fans and thrill seekers in the capital region. Tickets are on sale right now at TICKETMASTER.ca Get your tickets now so you can guarantee the best seats in the house!! Tickets start as low as 20$!

Tickets for the event will also be on sale at the APEX: Auditions & MMA Camp on April 22/23 at the Radisson Hotel in Toronto-Mississauga. The “APEX: Auditions & MMA Camp” will consist of a two day training camp for all fighters interested in stepping up and becoming APEX fighters and/or for athletes who are looking for an intensive training regimen with some of the world’s best trainers; Carlos “The Ronin” Newton, Duane “Bang” Ludwig, Joe “El Dirte” Doerksen and Everton “Coach E” McEwen. Please email camp@apexfighting.com or call (866) 980-APEX for more information as spots are still available!

Also, look for a completely redesigned APEX Championship Fighting website which will be unveiled in early May and available at www.apexfighting.com!

APEX: EVOLUTION – CONFIRMED FIGHTS

MIDDLEWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT

STEPHAN “RUDEBOY” POTVIN
MONTREAL, QUEBEC
BTT CANADA
Vs.
MATT “SUAVE” HORWICH
GRESHAM, OREGON
TEAM QUEST

FEATHERWEIGHT CO-MAIN EVENT

WAGNNEY FABIANO
TORONTO, ONTARIO
NOVA UNIAO / TORONTO BJJ
Vs.
BAO “TAZ” QUACH
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA
NO LIMITS

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERBOUT

BRENT BEAUPARLANT
MONTREAL, QUEBEC
BTT CANADA
Vs.
TODD GOUWENBERG
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
REVOLUTION FIGHT TEAM

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBOUT

CLAUDE PATRICK
TORONTO, ONTARIO
BTT CANADA
Vs.
TBA

MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERBOUT

NABIL “THE THRILL” KHATIB
ROCKLAND, ONTARIO
TEAM BUSHIDO / BTT CANADA
Vs.
RYAN GABOURIE
KINGSTON, ONTARIO
GLADIATOR MMA

HEAVYWEIGHT KICKBOXING SUPERBOUT

WOJTEK “KAZZ” KASZOWSKI
TORONTO, ONTARIO
WARRIOR MMA
Vs.
TBA

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

MARK “BOOTS” HOLST
GATINEAU, QUEBEC
OAMA / RENZO GRACIE
Vs.
DAVE MACMILLON
ROCKLAND, ONTARIO
TEAM BUSHIDO

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

ROWAN CUNNINGHAM
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
ABYAHA / JOSLIN’S / ALLIANCE
Vs.
SHANE SAVAGE
BARRIE, ONTARIO
TEAM RENEGADES

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

TYLER “TNT” JACKSON
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
REVOLUTION FIGHT TEAM
Vs.
NURI SHAKIR
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE
TEAM ELITE

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

TIM THURSTON
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
REVOLUTION FIGHT TEAM
Vs.
JAMES GABERT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
SERRA LONGO

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

SEAN RAGNITZ
OTTAWA, ONTARIO
RONIN MMA
Vs.
SHAUN KRYSA
GEORGETOWN, ONTARIO
TEAM BORELANDS

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

NICK CASTIGLIA
OTTAWA, ONTARIO
OAMA / RENZO GRACIE
Vs.
ERIC LACELLE
HAWKESBURY, ONTARIO

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT

JEFF MONTMURRO
OTTAWA, ONTARIO
RONIN MMA
Vs.
CHESTER POST
STRATHROY, ONTARIO
TEAM PYRIAL

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

ERIC BEAULIEU
MONTREAL, QUEBEC
BTT CANADA
Vs.
DAN GRANDMAISON
SUDBURY, ONTARIO
TEAM SHREDDER

FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT

MIKE HONG
BURLINGTON, ONTARIO
BAMA / HURRICANE JIU-JITSU
Vs.
STEPHANE DENIS
MONTREAL, QUEBEC

SPECIAL AUDITION WINNER BOUT

PARTICIPANT OF MMA CAMP
APRIL 22/23
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO
Vs.
PARTICIPANT OF MMA CAMP
APRIL 22/23
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

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