HOLANDA vs. STOUT FOR TKO LW TITLE!
TKO ADDS A THIRD TITLE FIGHT
TO ALREADY STACKED CARD!
MONTREAL, QUEBEC (CANADA), January 2nd 2007 – TKO Major League MMA isdelighted to give their loyal fans an astonishing New Year’s present withthe announcement of a third Championship fight to the already stacked, TKO28: INEVITABLE card! TKO World Lightweight Champion, SAM “HANDS OF STONE”STOUT (10-2-1) returns to defend his title against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt, FABIO “THE MASTERMIND” HOLANDA (4-4-0). This fight has beenanticipated for many years by knowledgeable Canadian MMA fans who appreciatehow intriguing and exciting this match-up is! If there was any doubt aboutthis being the best card in Canadian history, there’s certainly none now!
Holanda has a black belt in jiu-jitsu and he was Georges St-Pierre’sgrappling instructor for many years. One should be careful not to judge himby his .500 record. All of his losses came to top notch UFC veterans. He’sonly lost once since dropping to 155 lbs. Holanda looked tremendouslyimpressive in his last TKO appearance stopping the undefeated Alvin Robinsonvia ground and pound, late in round two. Holanda knows he can grapple withthe best in the world at 155 lbs and he plans to utilize those skills tocapture the TKO World Championship!
Stout is also coming off a remarkable performance as he exacted his revengeby submitting the submission artist, Jay Estrada. Stout is undoubtedly oneof the most exciting Lightweight fighters in the world. His ruthlessaggression and punishing strikes have made him a TKO favorite; He’s alsobeen in some of the most memorable battles in the company’s history such ashis fights against Dave Goulet, Donald Ouimet and Tyler Jackson. Stout isvery young and hungry and he’s determined not to let anything or anyone comebetween him and his title!
This is a battle between TKO’s best Lightweight striker versus TKO’s bestLightweight grappler! If Holanda can take Stout down, he’ll try to end thefight quickly as he did against Canadian Lightweight standouts, Kultar Gilland Blake Fredrickson. On their feet, Stout’s striking is in a differentclass and he is also known for being a cardio machine and will likely possesthe edge the longer this five round fight lasts.
Although the rule of thumb is that the superior grappler normally defeatsthe striker, Stout’s recent victory by armbar proves that he can’t beconsidered a one dimensional fighter. Still, Holanda’s ground game is onanother planet compared to most! This fascinating championship fight is setto rock the Bell Centre!
TKO would also like to announce one fight card change as Tyler Jackson haswithdrawn from his scheduled fight against STEPHANE DUBE (3-1-0). JAMESMARTINEZ (4-7-0) will step in to get his well deserved rematch! Their lastfight was one of the most anticipated fights of the night for TKO 27,however it came to an abrupt end after Martinez’ vision was obstructed afterreceiving a toe in the eye from Dube’s kick. Dube was awarded the victoryby TKO, but he promised to give Martinez another chance. Now, these twooutstanding strikers will step back in the ring in what promises to be oneof the most exciting fights of the New Year!
As always, stay tuned to www.TKOMMA.TV for all the latest news andinterviews for this spectacular event set for February 9th, 2007! Ticketsare available by calling 1-800-361-4595 or 514-790-1245. Tickets will alsobe available at the Admission’s Ticket Offices at the Bell Centre! Check outwww.TKOMMA.tv for the latest updates on this incredible 12 fight actionpacked MMA card!
UPDATED FIGHT CARD:
TKO WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP:
JONATHAN GOULET (Victoriaville, Canada, 16-5-0) vs. STEVE VIGNEAULT (Îles dela Madeleine, Canada, 11-6-0)
TKO FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP :
MARK HOMINICK (London, Canada, 12-5-0) vs. HATSU HIOKI (Nagoya, Japan,11-1-1)
TKO LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP:
FABIO HOLANDA (Natal, Brazil, 4-4-0) vs. SAM STOUT (London, Canada, 10-2-1)
ALSO ON THE CARD:
LUKE CAUDILLO (Denver, Colorado, 10-6-0) vs. SAMUEL GUILLET (Montreal,Canada, 4-3-0)
JAMES MARTINEZ (Honolulu, USA, 4-7-0) vs. STEPHANE DUBE (St-Constant,Canada, 3-1-0)
DAVID MEDD (Port Colborne, Canada, 2-1-0) vs. CHRIS CLEMENTS (London,Canada, 3-1-0)
JASON ST-LOUIS (Vernon, Canada, 9-5-0) vs. STEVE CLAVEAU (Victoriaville,Canada, 4-6-0)
MARTIN GRANDMONT (Drummondville, Canada, 3-3-0) vs. DAVE PARISEAU(Victoriaville, Canada, 5-2-1)
UNDERCARD BOUTS (FROM 6h30PM):
DANIEL BOISSONEAULT (Victoriaville, Canada, 1-0-0) vs. YVES LEMELIN(Drummondville, Canada, 0-1-0)
DAVID FRASER (Riviere-du-Loup, Canada, 0-1-0) vs. BOB LANDRY (St-Jean,Canada, 0-0-0)
JOSEPH PAQUET (Toronto, Canada, 0-0-0) vs. JEAN-FRANÇOIS BEDARD(Drummondville, Canada, 0-0-0)
SEBASTIEN GAUTHIER (Chicoutimi, Canada, 1-0-0) vs. STEPHANE PINET (Quebec,Canada, 0-1-0)