Summer has just begun but fall is right around the corner and so is UFC 152 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. Today we were at the ACC for the UFC 152 Media day with Rory MacDonald. By the sounds of things MacDonald Vs. Penn may be replacing the Dos Santos Vs. Velasquez rematch and become the headliner on this card, which could be a bittersweet main event for UFC fans.
With Rory still in the early stages of his career in comparison to BJ Penn the former UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Welterweight Champion, this is going to be just the challenge MacDonald needs to face in order to catapult his UFC career to a new high.
Only time will tell who will be bringing home the win on September 22nd at UFC 152 but needless to say this match will be a true test for the young prodigy and will unfold his destiny as a fighter.
UFC 152: Toronto, Canada
Tickets will go on sale July 27th 2012 to the general public
Photo and Article by Randi Lotsberg
Correspondant for MM-eh.ca
A true definition of a champion, Jean Pascal has had numerous accomplishments since entering the world of boxing. He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on October 28th, 1982. When Pascal was four, along with his mother and brother, they moved to Laval, Quebec, Canada. At age 13, he began boxing after his brother became the Quebec Boxing Champion. Pascal went on to be a Gold medalist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, while attaining Bronze at the 2003 Pan American Games, and represented Canada at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
He made his professional boxing debut on February 3rd, 2005 defeating Justin Hahn by second round TKO. In his tenth pro win, Pascal won his first championship, the Quebec Boxing Council & Canadian Super Middleweight titles defeating Martin Dejardins by TKO. Pascal would go on to capture numerous titles including the Trans America Boxing, WBC Latino, NABO, NABF & NABA Super Middleweight titles. He would suffer his first loss in his professional career in a title fight for the WBC Super Middleweight title, losing to Carl Froch by unanimous decision.
We were invited to Montreal this past weekend to meet up with Jonathan Chaimberg strength coach/owner of Adrenaline Performance Center in Montreal, Quebec Canada one of the top training centers in the world.
Jonathan is a world renowned coach and has coached top MMA athletes such as George St-Pierre, Rashad Evans, Miguel Torres, and David Loiseau just to name a few. Jonathan is also the strength and conditioning editor of Inside Fitness magazine.
Construction is currently under way for Jonathan’s new 9000 sq/ft facility opening soon in July 2012 and by the look of things it’s gonna be bigger and badder then ever. Check back in July for a look at the new Adrenaline Performance Center.
“Suffer in training, not in fight” ~ Jonathan Chaimberg
Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonChaimberg
UFC lightweight Sam Stout attending the Show Your Strength Charity event this past weekend with fellow training team mates Mark Hominick and Chris Clements. Sam reflects on Jens Pulvers documentary DRIVEN, bullying, Stanley Cup Finals and his upcoming fight at UFC on FX 4
Predictions by Donny Oliveira
The UFC has put together a potentially action packed card with this latest installment on FX. The main event promises to be a back and forth tilt between two of the best flyweights on the planet and I personally am excited to see Neer vs. Pyle and Jorgensen vs. Wineland. With that being said, here are my predictions for Friday Night!
MAIN CARD (FX)
- Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall – McCall by decision
- Charlie Brenneman vs. Erick Silva – Brenneman by decision
- Josh Neer vs. Mike Pyle – Neer 2nd round KO
- Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland – Wineland by decision
MMAxposed reporter Matt Marcone was at the “Show Your Strength” charity event held at the Toronto Underground Cinema. The event had a free screening of the documentary “Jens Pulver – Driven,” and was in support of programs to promote athletics for youth at risk.
He spoke with Canadian MMA fighter Mark Hominick about the documentary, Jens Pulver’s legacy, Sam Stout vs. Spencer Fisher three, Kenny Florian’s retirement, and the Stanley Cup finals.