Ringside 10

Tickets On Sale On Friday February 4th At Noon!

 

April 9, 2011

Bell Centre - 7:30pm

Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

 

 

Canadian Mixed Martial Arts will reach heights unseen in years when on April 9th, 2011, Ringside MMA

presents RINGSIDE 10 at the Bell Centre.  Over the last few weeks, Ringside made international

headlines with rumours that the organization was in contract negotiations with former UFC middleweight title

challenger, Patrick “The Predator” Côté (13-7-0).  Ringside MMA is proud to announce that Côté will be

headlining this event, facing “The Ultimate Fighter Season 3 semi-finalist and UFC veteran, Kalib Starnes

(12-5-1).  No less than 3 championship matches will be showcased, each in the featherweight, welterweight,

and light-heavyweight divisions, preceding the main event.

 

In 2004, Patrick Côté became the 2nd Québec native to make the jump to the UFC in 2004, and almost

walked away a champion after giving the legendary Tito Ortiz almost more than he could handle.  From

there, Côté made his mark in the UFC, first by appearing in “The Ultimate Fighter 4 – The Comeback” in

2006. He then went on a 4 fight win streak by disposing of Scott Smith, Kendall Grove, Drew McFedries,

and Ricardo Almeida in order to earn his shot at the undisputed UFC middleweight champion, Anderson

Silva.  Following a year and a half hiatus to recuperate from an injury suffered during his title shot, Côté

made his return last April but lost to Alan Belcher and then Tom Lawlor. As a free agent, Patrick Côté

sifted through numerous offers, but  decided that Ringside MMA would be the best place for him to begin

his return to the top of the rankings. His opponent, Kalib Starnes, sees his fight against Patrick Côté as

his chance for redemption. Kalib Starnes is a submission expert who wants to put the Québec native to the

test, and right in Cô’tés hometown no less, and prove to everyone that he is not the one to choke under

pressure. The stakes are high for two of Canada’s best 185 pound fighters in this matchup.

 

Also on the card this night, Steve “The Boss” Bossé (8-1-0) returns to the venue where he made his

professional MMA debut.  The light-heavyweight champion will be making the first defence of the Ringside

belt he won in 2009, after briefly leaving to explore different challenges that had been offered to him.  He

responded to those challenges by defeating UFC veteran Marvin Eastman, as well as Mychal Clark, a

veteran of Strikeforce and Bellator.  Once a professional hockey enforcer, Bosse is now regarded as one of

the best athletes in his division,  but he now has to face Halifax native Roger “The Hulk” Hollett (11-3-0).


Chris “The Menace” Clements (8-4-0), who won the Ringside Welterweight title after an explosive KO

over UFC veteran Jonathan Goulet last November, will be making his first title defence against undefeated

Alex Garcia (6-0-0).  Already a record holder for the fastest KO in MMA history (2 seconds) , Clements is

feared for his extremely dangerous strikes.  Meanwhile, his opponent Alex Garcia is a well-rounded highly

regarded prodigy of the sport, and knows a win over Clements will earn him notice and respect on the

international stage.  

 

Several highly anticipated matches will also be on the card, including the return of the Featherweight

champion Mitch Gagnon (6-1-0), who will defend his belt after a 6 month absence against the undisputed

number one contender, the undefeated Rejean Groulx (5-0-0). Fans can also expect to see Mike Ricci,

Derek Gauthier, Iraj Hadin and Jesse Ronson on the card, including a pioneer of female MMA in Quebec,

Valerie Letourneau.

 

Tickets for Ringside 10, which takes place on April 9th at the Bell Centre go on sale to the public as of noon

on Friday, February 4th, 2011 on www.evenko.ca

 

Here is the fight card (changes are possible) :

Kalib Starnes vs. Patrick Côté

Roger Hollett vs. Steve Bossé

Alex Garcia vs. Chris Clements

Rejean Groulx vs. Mitch Gagnon

Iraj Hadin vs. Derek Gauthier

Jesse Ronson vs. Mike Ricci

Julie Malenfant vs. Valerie Letourneau

Robert Masson vs. Lenard Terrance

 

Tickets:

Tickets available at Bell Centre Box Office

By phone: (514) 790-2525 or 1 877 668-8269

Order online: www.evenko.ca

Ticket prices: Tables: $1700 / $1500 / $1300 per table

Tickets: $110,50 / $90,50 / $70,50 / $50,50 / $40,50

 

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March 25, 2010, the Gillett Entertainment Group became evenko. Since its’ creation in 2002, they have

promoted and managed 4335 music, sporting and family events throughout Canada and the United States

and attracted close to 15 million spectators within only eight years of existence. In January 2010, Pollstar,

the most respected industry source, ranked evenko11th worldwide among international promoters. The Bell

Centre is ranked the 2nd best arena in North America and 7th at the international level. evenko presents

shows throughout Quebec, the Atlantic Provinces and the northeastern United States. The evenko

 trademark is the property of L'Aréna des Canadiens Inc.

 

 

- Press Release from evenko

 

 

 

Subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

(2/1/11)