(PRESS RELEASE) -- One week to go and W1: INCEPTION is poised to be the leading event in Gatineau/Ottawa history. Already over 3000 tickets sold, the event will be a massive success with an exciting night of top level Mixed Martial Arts bouts. W1: INCEPTION is headlined by the first Canadian UFC Champion CARLOS ‘THE RONIN’ NEWTON facing one of the country’s top welterweights, Ottawa’s own NABIL ‘THE THRILL’ KHATIB.
One of Ottawa’s beloved MMA fighters, CRAIG ‘FARMER’ BROWN has had multiple opponents pull out but he is now ready to face DEAN ‘THE MACHINE’ MARTINS representing the Iroquois MMA Fight Team. For years, Brown has entertained fans with his exciting style and charismatic personality and he will put it all on the line against Martins.
Another fighter who is willing to fight anyone, is the undefeated former CFL and WWE superstar GLENN ‘THE KULKSTER’ KULKA. Stepping up to the Kulkster’s challenge is Montreal native, HOSIER BRUNO. Bruno is coming off a huge KO win against Kulka’s original opponent, Bob Landry. A world class striker, Bruno is definitely the toughest challenge of Kulka’s career as he has KO power in his hands, knees and feet.
The official weigh-ins for W1: INCEPTIO N will be FRIDAY MARCH 27TH at the HARD ROCK CAFE at 73 York Street in the charming and historic Byward Market in Lower Town Ottawa. The fighters are expected to get on the scale at 1PM, so get there early and grab some lunch as the Hard Rock is expected to be packed with fans, media and W1 competitors. Immediately after the event, join the W1 fighters celebrate their victories at the official after-party at LOCAL HEROES on 1760 St. Laurent Blvd. With seven locations in the Ottawa region, Local Heroes is considered the premiere sports bar in the region.
With the country’s best athletes, non-stop action and unmatched excitement, W1: INCEPTION is a can’t-miss event for all MMA fans and thrill seekers in the capital region. Tickets are in short supply, but still on sale right now at TICKETMASTER.ca or by calling (613) 755-1111. Get your tickets now so you can guarantee yourself a seat for this incredible event at the 4,000 seat venue, The Robert Guertin Arena!!
W1 MMA is brought to you by a great team of sponsors that have helped make this inaugural event a huge success. W1: INCEPTION is proudly sponsored by the OTTAWA SUN, VIRGIN RADIO 106.9FM, the HARD ROCK CAFE, KARV, the MMA EXPO, DRAKO, BUSHIDO, LOCAL HEROES, EXTENDED STAY DOWNTOWN OTTAWA, OTTAWAENTERTAINMENT.CA, THE GUY SHOW, DX MMA SHOP, FIGHTWORLD.tv, DOWNTOWN LIMO, CENTRAWEB.ca and KINETIC EXCELLENCE.
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W1 – INCEPTION – FIGHTCARD
Date: March 28th, 2009
Venue: ROBERT GUERTIN ARENA
Location: GATINEAU, QUEBEC
Carlos ‘The Ronin’ Newton (Warrior MMA, Newmarket) vs. Nabil ‘The Thrill’ Khatib (Team Bushido, Ottawa)
Martin ‘The Hammer’ Grandmont (Team Bergeron, Montreal) vs. Mark ‘Boots’ Holst (OAMA, Ottawa)
Dean 'The Machine' Martins (Iroquois MMA Fight Team, Six Nations Territory) vs. Craig ‘Farmer’ Brown (FIT MMA, Ottawa)
Hosier Bruno (Montreal) vs. Glenn ‘The Kulkster’ Kulka (Team Bushido, Ottawa)
Sean Quinn (Infight, Regina) vs. Remi ‘Bam Bam’ Morvan (OAMA, Ottawa)
Mike ‘Hurricane’ Hong (BAMA, Burlington) vs. Mike Clark (Speedy Gym, Granby)
Daryle Pinter (Peterborough, Team Rough House) vs. Mustafa Khalil (Ronin MMA, Ottawa)
Denis Poirier (Team Keiko, Bathhurst) vs. John Macphearson (BAMA, Burlington)
Fred Pilon (Wrecking Gym, Montreal) vs. Stephane Bernadel (OAMA, Ottawa)
Tom Waters (Warrior MMA, Toronto) vs. Christopher Boisvert (Team Bergeron, Drummondville)
Fred Belanger (Team Shredder, Sudbury) vs. Ian Shirley (Etobicoke)
Thomas Arrand (Bruckmann MMA, Oshawa) vs. Xavier Desroches (OAMA, Ottawa)