Monday, January 25, 2010

Press Release: The Extreme MMA Western Canadian Championships

Friday, February 5, 2010 - 7 pm

Port Theatre Nanaimo, BC

The Extreme MMA Western Canadian MMA Championships will be one of the most spectacular fighting events.

42 MMA fighters from across Western Canada will be battling at the Port Theatre on February 5th to

become the Western Canadian MMA Champion in one of 6 weight divisions. Winners will earn a spot in the Extreme MMA Canadian Championships April 23, 2010 at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Vancouver.

Don Arnott, Promoter of 86 live fighting events and our 31st live event for Nanaimo says this will be one of the most spectacular events he has promoted. “I have never promoted an event with so many MMA fighters coming from so many different locations in Western Canada. The rules for Extreme MMA ensure non-stop action for every fight and it looks like there will be 34 fights in less than a 4 hour time span the most ever for a live MMA event any were by any promoter. Combine that with the incredible setting of the Port Theatre and this will be one of the most spectacular events I have promoted. The Port Theatre is the perfect venue for watching MMA with every seat looking down into the ring.”

Some interesting fighters:

Duncan's Shane Jung of Final Round MMA who is undefeated in both boxing and MMA So You Wanna Fight events will be fighting for the Featherweight (145lb.) division title.

Nanaimo's Josh Shepherd [PICTURED ABOVE] of Tomari Martial Arts who is undefeated in both boxing and MMA So You Wanna fight events will be fighting for the Lightweight 155lb division title.

Wainwright Alberta's Chris Durette is the hand to hand Combat instructor to the Canadian Armed Forces will be fighting for the Welterweight 170lb division title.

Tickets are on sale at the Port Theatre Box office. 250-754-8550 or on line at

For more information go to and see video footage of Extreme MMA in Action.

The Fighters:

Featherweight (135 to 145 lb) Division

Leeam Dagan – Victoria

Tony Harris – Parksville

Shane Jung – Duncan

Ross Walker – Nanaimo

Lightweight (146 to 155 lb) Division

Dartanyon Fitzgerlad – Qualicum Beach

Raymond Johnson – Sundre, Alberta

John Larson – Nanaimo

Chris McIntosh – Calgary Alberta

Kelly Poulin – Maple Ridge

Josh Shepherd – Nanaimo

Gene Smith – Victoria

Cooper Wilson – Victoria

Josh Brown – Campbell River

Welterweight (156 to 170 lb) Division

Sampson Barney – Port Alberni

Mike Blumke – Vancouver

Jeremy Cook – Maple Ridge

Evan Dixon – Surrey

Chris Durette – Wainwright, Alberta

John Houston – Port Coquitlam

Jim Daniel – Victoria

Don McLeod – Calgary

Alexander Tabidze – Victoria

James Hill – Kelowna

Middleweight (171 to 185 lb) Division

Clayton Brawn – Nanaimo

Jimmy Fransen – Whitecourt, Alberta

Cody Gardiner – Nanaimo

Josh Taylor – Nanaimo

Light Heavyweight (186 to 205 lb) Division

Tristan Battye – Chilliwack

Ryan Bennett – Surrey

Shawn DeSharnais – Sylvan Lake, Alberta

Kyle Hamilton – Port Coquitlam

Ahmad Khatib – Coquitlam

Shawn Stevenson – Golden

Garrett Okeymow – Nanaimo

Heavyweight (206 to 265 lb) Division

Reece Doherty – Fort St. John

David Halaliku – Ladysmith

Will Krueger – Sundre, Alberta

Solomon Lowhorn – Siksika Nation, Alberta

Byron Toutant – Abbotsford

Tyler Young – Chilliwack

Garett Van Vaals – Nanaimo

Jer Kornelsen - Nanaimo


  1. Evan Dixon is a full blown, lean and mean fighting machine from the Heiltsuk Nation of Bella Bella, B.C. His family and friends are thoroughly excited for his Debut Appearance. All 1500 of us at his home town are rooting for Evan! Tough times don't last, tough guys do! Go Evan!!!!! We love you and are soo proud of you! ...your Heiltsuk family and friends!

  2. LETS GO COUSIN EVEN KICK SOME ASS!!, its from gary all the way up in prince rupert.

  3. josh brown fight what a joke

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  5. I always like to go for these kind of event. Mixed martial art is always having a real entertainment for me. I hope lot of people have the real entertainment after this tremendous championship.

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  7. the best event of all i am waiting for