MONTREAL (CANADA), October 18th, 2005 – TKO Major League MMA is thrilled to announce their line up for TKO 23: EXTREME™ to be held on November 5th, 2005 at The Colisee Des Bois-Francs in beautiful Victoriaville, Quebec. This marvelous fight card will be headlined by a co-main event in which Canadian superstar, Jonathan Goulet will square off against the crafty veteran, Shonie Carter. Also, TKO’s new Lightweight Champion, Sam Stout, will rematch former champion, Donald Ouimet. These two electrifying fights will cap off a night of extreme mixed martial arts action!
Fresh off his victorious UFC debut, JONATHAN GOULET (14-5-0) continues to fight the best welterweight competition in the world as he collides with the always dangerous, SHONIE CARTER (31-13-6). Goulet comes into this fight riding a very impressive nine fight winning streak which includes dominating performances over John Alessio, Tony Fryklund and Kyle Jensen. He recently fought Jay Hieron in the UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night 2 on Spike TV. His exciting fight could not be shown on television as it looked “like a horror film” per the words of UFC President, Dana White. It was reportedly even more brutal than his fight against Fryklund. Goulet landed devastating punches and knees which opened up several nasty cuts on Hieron’s forehead leaving the octagon looking like an animal had just been slaughtered. Carter is not intimidated; he’s been in the ring with the best mixed martial arts has to offer. Carter’s unorthodox standup and excellent wrestling skills will test Goulet to the fullest. Can Goulet continue to steamroll the competition on his way to international fame? Or, will the wily veteran, Carter, prove once again why he is so highly regarded in the fight game? These two impeccable athletes are set to brawl in this contest of momentous importance!
The two best Lightweights in the history of Canadian mixed martial arts are set to go at it again! The young phenom, SAM STOUT (7-1-1) won a razor thin split decision victory over DONALD OUIMET (10-4-0) in their first encounter at TKO 21. Ouimet immediately requested a rematch and Stout was more than happy to oblige him. In their first fight, neither fighter showed much interest in taking the fight to the ground. Instead, they chose to treat the sell out crowd to a very entertaining and tremendously technical standup clash between a traditional Muay Thai fighter, Stout, and a seasoned boxer, Ouimet. The stakes don’t get any higher as this fight will solidify who the best Lightweight in Canada is!
Team Tompkins’ newest sensation, CHRIS HORODECKI (1-0-0) will challenge DAVE GOULET (6-3-0) in a fight that promises colossal fireworks! Most TKO fans are still buzzing from Goulet versus Stout at TKO 18 which many consider one of the best fights in Canadian mixed martial arts history. This fight has all the markings of being on the same epic proportions! Horodecki will undoubtedly attempt to use his stunning Muay Thai skills to overwhelm his opponent. But, Goulet has shown numerous times that he has the heart of a lion. His only losses have been to the current and former TKO Lightweight Champions, Stout and Ouimet. He will use his crisp boxing skills on his feet and his ever improving ground and pound technique on the mat in an attempt to derail this new, young phenom’s ascension through the ranks. This match-up has “show stealer” written all over it!
No fight card is complete without some bad blood and controversy surrounding it. THIERRY QUENNEVILLE (8-3-0) versus MAX MARIN (5-6-0) will provide the bad blood and controversy for TKO 23! Marin was livid after the referee’s stoppage at 2:46 of round one in their first fight, only one month prior, at TKO 22. Quenneville was taking the fight to Marin and was in the midst of a seemingly brutal ground and pound when the referee decided to halt the contest. Marin, apparently unaffected by the punishment quickly jumped to his feet and pleaded his case. At TKO 23, Marin will get the opportunity to avenge his loss and prove his point. Quenneville, on the other hand, will look to shut Marin up and move one step closer to his long awaited title shot.
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COMPLETE FIGHT CARD:
WW Main Event: SHONIE CARTER vs. JONATHAN GOULET
TKO World LW Championship: DONALD OUIMET vs. SAM STOUT
LW Superfight: CHRIS HORODECKI vs. DAVE GOULET
HW Superfight: KRZYSTOF SOSZYNSKI vs. MARTIN DESILETS
LW Superfight: SPENCER FISHER vs. FABIO HOLANDA
SLW Superfight: MAX MARIN vs. THIERRY QUENNEVILLE
SLW Superfight: GREG COMPTON vs. STEPHANE VIGNEAULT
SLW Superfight: DAN RATIU vs. DAVE PARISEAU
WW Preliminary: AARON TREGEAR vs. DANY LAFLAMME
SLW Preliminary: JAMES HAOURT vs. SYLVAIN CLOUTIER