Goulet Captures Quick Opening-Round Win
VICTORIAVILLE, Quebec, March 17 — The first stop on TKO's newest
series of events entitled TKO MMA Tourney 2007 event primarily
focused on local talent as many Victoriaville natives, including
(Pictures), who was in the main event
of the evening against Lethbridge's Jesse Bongfeldt, decorated the
At the opening bell the two fighters engaged with Bongfeldt
securing a takedown and working on bettering his positioning while
peppering Goulet with punches early on. After a Bongfeldt attempt
at a guillotine, Goulet lifted his opponent off the mat and slammed
him to the ground and began his assault.
An onslaught of punches and elbows from the mount would spell the
beginning of the end for Bongfeldt, as the referee was forced to
call a halt to the action preventing Bongfeldt from taking any
further damage. Goulet took the win with strikes at 3:52 of the
"Sensei" Stephane Dube
(Pictures) looked to continue his
winning ways against the hard-nosed Jacob McDonald. From start to
finish this one entertained fans in attendance with a vast array of
flashy spinning back-fists and kicks.
The first two rounds were almost a carbon copy of one another with
Dube doing the stalking and McDonald looking to do his own damage.
A failed Dube takedown attempt found him tied up along the cage for
quite some time as he tried to free himself until the referee
finally stepped in to restart the action. While both fighters
landed their fair share of strikes, Dube looked to be landing the
more telling blows through rounds one and two.
The third and final round saw McDonald land a vicious inside low
leg kick to the right knee of Dube, who was noticeably wincing.
Immediately, Dube went for takedown after takedown, securing each
one of them and working from the top position to pound away on
McDonald until the final bell sounded ending the bout. Stephane Dube (Pictures) earns the victory by unanimous
decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).
(Pictures) and Jason St. Louis (Pictures) faced off in a lightweight
super-fight. With both fighters coming off losses at TKO 28 in
Montreal last month, they were looking to get back in the win
column. Throughout the three-round bout, Pariseau held the
definitive edge on the feet by landing better strikes that forced
St. Louis to take the fight to the ground. The two traded
submission attempts constantly scrambling in and out of precarious
Midway through the third round St. Louis leapt in for a "superman"
punch only to be met with a hard overhand right that snapped his
head back and sent him flailing to the mat. Pariseau pounced and
tried in vain to finish the fight with strikes, but the resilient
St. Louis showed no signs of quitting and continued to try to latch
a submission. But time was not on his side.
Pariseau was rewarded the unanimous decision victory, pushing his
record to 6-3-1 while St. Louis falls to 11-10.
After a three-year layoff, Sean
Pierson made his triumphant return to MMA with a lopsided TKO
win over Chester Post
(Pictures). After a brief flurry from
Pierson backed Post up against the cage, Pierson scooped him up
overhead and slammed him hard to the mat. This was the prelude to
the finish, as from here Pierson moved to mount and pounded away
mercilessly on Post until the referee finally called an end to the
In undercard action, Ray
Penny stopped Yan
Pellerin (Pictures) with strikes at 3:33 of the
Sebastien Gauthier out-struck Bob Landry, finishing in just 63
Daniel Boissonneault submitted Behrous Nemati by rear-naked
choke at 2:26 of the first.
armbarred Marco Picotte
Adam Kastner choked
Tommy Pariseau by
guillotine at 4:04 of round one.
Adrian Wooley defeated
Sonny Leong (Pictures) via unanimous decision.
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