FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 is delighted to give their loyal fans an astonishing New Year?s present with the announcement of a third Championship fight to the already stacked, TKO 28: INEVITABLE card! TKO World Lightweight Champion, SAM ?HANDS OF STONE? STOUT (10-2-1) returns to defend his title against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, FABIO ?THE MASTERMIND? HOLANDA (4-4-0). This fight has been anticipated for many years by knowledgeable Canadian MMA fans who appreciate how intriguing and exciting this match-up is! If there was any doubt about this 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?s grappling instructor for many years. One should be careful not to judge him by his .500 record. All of his losses came to top notch UFC veterans. He?s only lost once since dropping to 155 lbs. Holanda looked tremendously impressive in his last TKO appearance stopping the undefeated Alvin Robinson via ground and pound, late in round two. Holanda knows he can grapple with the best in the world at 155 lbs and he plans to utilize those skills to capture the TKO World Championship!
Stout is also coming off a remarkable performance as he exacted his revenge by submitting the submission artist, Jay Estrada. Stout is undoubtedly one of the most exciting Lightweight fighters in the world. His ruthless aggression and punishing strikes have made him a TKO favorite; He?s also been in some of the most memorable battles in the company?s history such as his fights against Dave Goulet, Donald Ouimet and Tyler Jackson. Stout is very young and hungry and he?s determined not to let anything or anyone come between him and his title!
This is a battle between TKO?s best Lightweight striker versus TKO?s best Lightweight grappler! If Holanda can take Stout down, he?ll try to end the fight quickly as he did against Canadian Lightweight standouts, Kultar Gill and Blake Fredrickson. On their feet, Stout?s striking is in a different class and he is also known for being a cardio machine and will likely posses the edge the longer this five round fight lasts.
Although the rule of thumb is that the superior grappler normally defeats the striker, Stout?s recent victory by armbar proves that he can?t be considered a one dimensional fighter. Still, Holanda?s ground game is on another planet compared to most! This fascinating championship fight is set to rock the Bell Centre!
TKO would also like to announce one fight card change as Tyler Jackson has withdrawn from his scheduled fight against STEPHANE DUBE (3-1-0). JAMES MARTINEZ (4-7-0) will step in to get his well deserved rematch! Their last fight 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 after receiving a toe in the eye from Dube?s kick. Dube was awarded the victory by TKO, but he promised to give Martinez another chance. Now, these two outstanding strikers will step back in the ring in what promises to be one of the most exciting fights of the New Year!
As always, stay tuned to www.TKOMMA.TV for all the latest news and interviews for this spectacular event set for February 9th, 2007! Tickets are available by calling 1-800-361-4595 or 514-790-1245. Tickets will also be available at the Admission?s Ticket Offices at the Bell Centre! Check out www.TKOMMA.tv for the latest updates on this incredible 12 fight action packed MMA card!
UPDATED FIGHT CARD:
TKO WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP:
JONATHAN GOULET (Victoriaville, Canada, 16-5-0) vs. STEVE VIGNEAULT (?les de la 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-FRAN?OIS BEDARD (Drummondville, Canada, 0-0-0)
SEBASTIEN GAUTHIER (Chicoutimi, Canada, 1-0-0) vs. STEPHANE PINET (Quebec, Canada, 0-1-0)