W1 MMA sent along the following:
The day of reckoning is rapidly approaching as Warrior One MMA will be LIVE at the Robert Guertin Arena on March 28th for W1: INCEPTION. The highly anticipated main event between MMA legend CARLOS `THE RONIN’ NEWTON and NABIL `THE THRILL’ KHATIB continues to generate buzz throughout the MMA world. This fight was recently listed on Sherdog.com (the most popular MMA site in the world) as one of March’s top ten fights to watch; in the world!!
In addition to this historic main event, MARK `BOOTS’ HOLST will now put aside the past two months of opponent changes and will once again be scheduled to face his original opponent; striker MARTIN `THE HAMMER’ GRANDMONT in a lightweight slugfest.
“This is the fight we’ve wanted since day one,” said W1 Matchmaker Alex Caporicci. “Both these men are spectacular fighters who love to bang. There seems to be a genuine dislike between the camps and for year they’ve both heard arguments about who is the better striker. Finally they’ll get the opportunity to put an end to the debate.”
Due to an injury to his original opponent, former CFL and WWE superstar GLENN `THE KULKSTER’ KULKA will now be facing Amherst, NS native JOSH STRICKLAND. Kulka continues to train extremely hard to quickly dispatch of his opponent but Strickland looks to humble the Kulkster in front of his fans.
“Glenn continues to show how he is one of the best all-around athletes the country has ever produced,” said W1 Matchmaker Alex Caporicci. “For him to play junior hockey, be a CFL star, a pro wrestler and now a MMA fighter is incredible. There is not one thing that Glenn has set out to do and has not accomplished. Now he’s set his sights on MMA and I’m excited to see what his future in the sport will bring.”
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, the MMA EXPO, DRAKO, BUSHIDO, OTTAWAENTERTAINMENT.CA, DX MMA SHOP, FIGHTWORLD.tv, CENTRAWEB.ca and KINETIC EXCELLENCE.
The Extended Stay Deluxe – Downtown Ottawa is the official hotel of W1: INCEPTION and is conveniently located in Downtown Ottawa. Call (613) 236-7500 for more information, and be sure to mention that you’re coming for W1: INCEPTION to get your discounted rate. BOOK EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPECIAL RATE!
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. 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 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!!
For more information visit us at www.w1mma.com.
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)
Josh Strickland (Havoc MMA, Amherst) vs. Glenn `The Kulkster’ Kulka (Team Bushido, Ottawa)
Sean Quinn (Infight, Regina) vs. Remi `Bam Bam’ Morvan (OAMA, Ottawa)
TBA vs. Craig `Farmer’ Brown (FIT MMA, Ottawa)
Fred Pilon (Wrecking Gym, Montreal) vs. Stephane Bernadel (OAMA, Ottawa)
Mike `Hurricane’ Hong (BAMA, Burlington) vs. Mike Clark (Speedy Gym, Granby)
Matt Long (NX Martial Arts, Ottawa) vs. Mustafa Khalil (Ronin MMA, Ottawa)
Tom Waters (Warrior MMA, Toronto) vs. Christopher Boisvert (Team Bergeron, Drummondville)
Denis Poirier (Team Keiko, Bathhurt) vs. John Macphearson (BAMA, Burlington)
Fred Belanger (Team Shredder, Sudbury) vs. Jeffrey Laughren (100% Martial Arts Rockland, Rockland) Thomas Arrand (Bruckmann MMA, Oshawa) vs. Xavier Desroches (OAMA, Ottawa)