TKO MMA at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City on May 5, 2018 will be the first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Gala in the brand new amphitheater of the old capital.
May 5, 2018 will mark an important step in the development of Mixed Martial Arts in the region, as a first major gala will be presented in the largest amphitheater in eastern Canada with the show from Montreal based TKO MMA at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City. For the occasion, you will be able to attend not one, not two, but three championship fights. The main event of the night will feature British Columbia’s Brendan Kornberger (9-3-0) versus the current champion in the middleweight division (185lbs), Quebec City native Marc-André Bariault (9-1-0). The semi-final of the evening will showcase another fighter local fighter, Jonathan Meunier (8-1-0), who has made his last two professional fights in the most prestigious MMA organization in the world, the UFC. He will face the Brazilian Pedro Gostinski JR. (11-1-0) for the vacant welterweight title (170lbs). This fight will be preceded by a bantamweight (135lbs) clash between the contender, the American Nate Maness, and the current titleholder Jesse Arnett, a Canadian from Calgary, Alberta.
For more information or to buy your tickets for the TKO MMA, visit the Videotron Centre website.
TKO MMA was first founded in 2000 by developer Stéphane Patry, CEO of Talion Sports Entertainment. Quickly establishing itself as the most prestigious organization in the country, several big names in mixed martial arts in Canada have taken their first steps in the cage of TKO, as for example the Canadians Sean Pierson, Sam Stout, Mark Hominick and Krysztof Soszynski whom were all sucesseful in the world’s biggest productions like the UFC following their debut in TKO MMA. Of course, we could not ignore the greatest local talents the organization launched to the top of the sport. The most knowledgeable will certainly remember the first Quebecer to know the glory in the UFC, David Loiseau. More recently, “The Predator” Patrick Côté also shone in the high spheres of the sport, while he deserved the chance to face a Mixed Martial Arts Legend in Anderson Silva during a championship fight in 2008.
Although these two athletes from the “ Belle Province” have had extraordinary careers, this is nothing compared to that of the greatest mixed martial arts fighter in history, Georges Saint-Pierre, who was also champion of the Montreal-based organization. Nicknamed “rush” or simply “GSP” by allophones, Saint-Pierre is a two-time welterweight world champion (170lbs) in the UFC, a title he has defended 9 consecutive times before vacating the belt to take a well-deserved break. Recently, he became only the 4th athlete to win titles in 2 different divisions while he won the middleweight title (185lbs) against Englishman Michael Bisping, then title holder, at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City.
So, with the coming of TKO MMA at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City on May 4th, this is the perfect opportunity to see the first steps of the future big name of a rapidly growing sport around the globe, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).