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    Default Carlos Newton KOs Khatib at ‘Inception’

    Sunday, March 29, 2009

    GATINEAU, Quebec -- Fighting in his home country for the first time in more than 13 years, Carlos Newton made a triumphant return at Warrior-1 “Inception,” as he knocked out local favorite Nabil Khatib in the main event on Saturday at the Robert Guertin Arena.

    Newton’s road to redemption has been an uphill battle. Having lost his last three fights, two of them by submission, he returned to form against Khatib (8-5) and demonstrated lightning-fast hands and smooth movement on his feet. Newton used his strikes to set up a takedown. From there, the former UFC welterweight champion trapped Khatib’s right arm across his face, like a straight jacket, and pounded him into unconsciousness 3:12 into round one.

    “My coaches told me to go to 170 [pounds], and I said, ‘I don’t know if I can make that weight,’” Newton said. “Making 170 this time was the easiest time I’ve had doing it.”

    Newton (14-13) gave credit where he felt it was due, as he notched his first victory since October 2006.

    “I have two great trainers -- Everton McEwen [and] Terry Riggs,” Newton said. “They said, ‘Stay in there, stay relaxed. You’ve been around this world and fought the champions.’”

    In what may go down as one of the most action-packed rounds in Canadian mixed martial arts history, Martin Grandmont came back from the brink of defeat and knocked out the previously unbeaten Mark Holst.

    Holst (4-1) connected almost at will and had the Team Bergeron prospect backpedaling with three- and four-punch combinations. Grandmont (8-4) appeared to have no answer until he sent Holst to the canvas with a crushing overhand right 4:13 into the first round.

    Meanwhile, Craig Brown showed hometown fans that he is more than just a banger in his first-round submission win over Dean Martins.

    Brown stunned Martins (2-3) early in the fight and kept him on the defensive, as he did damage with a series of uppercuts that put the fight on the ground. From there, Brown (5-1) never let up, as he worked short elbows and opened up an opportunity for a rear-naked choke. The tapout came 4:04 into the fight.

    Elsewhere, Hosier Bruno brought the crowd to its feet with a devastating knockout against former World Wrestling Entertainment performer and Canadian Football League standout Glenn Kulka.

    Kulka (2-1) stalked Bruno (1-0) early, but the Frenchman utilized his vastly superior striking to set up the finish. He followed a push kick to the face with a knee that folded Kulka 1:17 into the first period.

    In other action, Sean Quinn sent Remi Morvan crashing to the canvas with a straight right just seconds into their bout and silenced the pro-Morvan crowd. Despite the rocky start, Morvan (6-0) kept his composure, swept Quinn with an omaplata and took over top position. From there, the Ottawa native locked up a guillotine choke. Quinn (2-2) tried in vain to escape the hold before he reluctantly tapped out 3:30 into the opening frame.

    Mike Hong kept with the theme of first-round finishes.

    Hong stunned Mike Clark with the first flurry of the fight and had him on the defensive. After a Hong double-leg put him on his rear, Clark (0-5) spent most of the round attempting to tie up his opponent; those attempts were unsuccessful. Hong (2-0-1) transitioned from side control to mount and finally moved to rear mount. From there, he battered Clark until he found an opening for the rear-naked choke and the tapout 4:29 into the first period.

    Meanwhile, Daryle Pinter paid the price for his aggression, as Mustafa Khalil handed him his sixth loss with a slick armbar submission. In his professional debut, Khalil (1-0) jumped to a guillotine choke and, as Pinter (1-6) pulled his head out to escape, switched to the armbar to coax the tapout out in just 56 seconds.

    Finally, Tom Waters put Aaron Thompson on the canvas with the first counter right hand of the fight. Waters was relentless once the fight hit the ground, but he failed to put away Thompson early. Waters held the advantage on the feet throughout the bout, ultimately ending it with an unanswered barrage of strikes that dropped Thompson for good 4:24 into the second round.

    Other Bouts
    Stephane Bernadel def. Fred Pilon -- TKO (Body Kick) 2:40 R2
    John Macphearson def. Denis Poirier -- TKO (Punches) 3:53 R1
    Fred Belanger def. Ian Shirley -- TKO (Punches) 2:24 R1
    Xavier Desroches def. Tim Chessel -- Submission (Armbar) R1
    Kulka (2-1) stalked Bruno (1-0) early, but the Frenchman utilized his vastly superior striking to set up the finish. He followed a push kick to the face with a knee that folded Kulka 1:17 into the first period.

    In other action, Sean Quinn sent Remi Morvan crashing to the canvas with a straight right just seconds into their bout and silenced the pro-Morvan crowd. Despite the rocky start, Morvan (6-0) kept his composure, swept Quinn with an omaplata and took over top position. From there, the Ottawa native locked up a guillotine choke. Quinn (2-2) tried in vain to escape the hold before he reluctantly tapped out 3:30 into the opening frame.

    Mike Hong kept with the theme of first-round finishes.

    Hong stunned Mike Clark with the first flurry of the fight and had him on the defensive. After a Hong double-leg put him on his rear, Clark (0-5) spent most of the round attempting to tie up his opponent; those attempts were unsuccessful. Hong (2-0-1) transitioned from side control to mount and finally moved to rear mount. From there, he battered Clark until he found an opening for the rear-naked choke and the tapout 4:29 into the first period.

    Meanwhile, Daryle Pinter paid the price for his aggression, as Mustafa Khalil handed him his sixth loss with a slick armbar submission. In his professional debut, Khalil (1-0) jumped to a guillotine choke and, as Pinter (1-6) pulled his head out to escape, switched to the armbar to coax the tapout out in just 56 seconds.

    Finally, Tom Waters put Aaron Thompson on the canvas with the first counter right hand of the fight. Waters was relentless once the fight hit the ground, but he failed to put away Thompson early. Waters held the advantage on the feet throughout the bout, ultimately ending it with an unanswered barrage of strikes that dropped Thompson for good 4:24 into the second round.

    Other Bouts
    Stephane Bernadel def. Fred Pilon -- TKO (Body Kick) 2:40 R2
    John Macphearson def. Denis Poirier -- TKO (Punches) 3:53 R1
    Fred Belanger def. Ian Shirley -- TKO (Punches) 2:24 R1
    Xavier Desroches def. Tim Chessel -- Submission (Armbar) R1
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    I had front row seats, here are some pics. I tell you there were tons of hots chicks there.

    Will also add the Robert Guertin Arena is a total fucking dump, too bad mma is not sanctioned in Ontario my town has a way better arena.












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    I thought he had a better record than 14-13. And at one time he was threatening Hughes for the welterweight belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSpanky View Post
    I thought he had a better record than 14-13. And at one time he was threatening Hughes for the welterweight belt.
    Umm, Hughes beat him to take the belt.
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    Someone needs to cheer for those poor souls.

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    cool pics man

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    Thanks for the pics lucko, have they installed an ATM at Guerin yet? Thats the little hockey arena out in the burbs right?

    These guys really have to go back to the Palais des Congres, not nearly the seating but a damn fine, clean little ballroom and all the necessary concessions already in place.

    Plus it's always fun to watch people kick the shit out of each other in a government building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homegrowncone View Post
    Thanks for the pics lucko, have they installed an ATM at Guerin yet? Thats the little hockey arena out in the burbs right?

    These guys really have to go back to the Palais des Congres, not nearly the seating but a damn fine, clean little ballroom and all the necessary concessions already in place.

    Plus it's always fun to watch people kick the shit out of each other in a government building.
    ATM.. didn't notice, it's small compared to the crappy town where I am from has a complex that is way bigger, cleaner and has way more bathrooms (urinals and stalls). It was like my 5 event there, hell I attend if it was held in an underground bunker.
    And Newton did punch the shit out of that guy, it was sick..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GL Jeff View Post
    Umm, Hughes beat him to take the belt.


    Funny how Hughes got the win in the first fight they were both unconscious.

    Glad Newton won, hope he can get back on track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qball1974 View Post
    Funny how Hughes got the win in the fist fight they were both unconscious.

    Glad Newton won, hope he can get back on track.
    Yeah that was pretty shitty, but Hughes did dominate in their second fight, actually like to see Newton versus Hughes 3.

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    Glad things went well for him, hope he gets something going from here on out.
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