Written by Randi Lotsberg
Ontario pro fighters Jason Saggo and Eric Attard will be stepping into the cage this Saturday, August 25th at the Score Fighting Series to test their minds, strength and skills. MMAxposed could see this bout being the fight of the night between these two skilled lightweights. Saggo is a brown belt training under Paul Abel out of P.E.I. and Attard trains out of Modern Vision MMA in Welland, Ontario under coach Chris Bonfoco. Both of these guys bring a different element into the cage; Saggo being known for his strong ground game and Attard for his Muay Thai background and powerful leg kicks. They are both at a comparable level when it comes to fitness and strength. This fight could go either way but it is bound to be the epitome of what a MMA fight should be!
Have a look behind the scenes in their training leading up to this event. Hear what they have to say about each other and how they think this fight will end.
Get your tickets at www.ticketmaster.ca for this event The Score Fighting Series: Hill Vs. Fraser Saturday August 25 2012
READY FOR WAR!!
Chris Clements has had a dream since he was in high school to get into the UFC. This past year after beating UFC veteran Rich Clementi at The Score Fighting Series, his dream finally came true. At the age of 34 he made his UFC debut and faced Keith Wisniewski, taking home yet another win. It has been a great year for Chris; he got married to the love of his life, they had their first child, and his UFC debut was just five weeks later. This is Chris’ story about his dream, his family, and his life.
A true definition of a champion, Jean Pascal has had numerous accomplishments since entering the world of boxing. He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on October 28th, 1982. When Pascal was four, along with his mother and brother, they moved to Laval, Quebec, Canada. At age 13, he began boxing after his brother became the Quebec Boxing Champion. Pascal went on to be a Gold medalist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, while attaining Bronze at the 2003 Pan American Games, and represented Canada at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
He made his professional boxing debut on February 3rd, 2005 defeating Justin Hahn by second round TKO. In his tenth pro win, Pascal won his first championship, the Quebec Boxing Council & Canadian Super Middleweight titles defeating Martin Dejardins by TKO. Pascal would go on to capture numerous titles including the Trans America Boxing, WBC Latino, NABO, NABF & NABA Super Middleweight titles. He would suffer his first loss in his professional career in a title fight for the WBC Super Middleweight title, losing to Carl Froch by unanimous decision.
We were invited to Montreal this past weekend to meet up with Jonathan Chaimberg strength coach/owner of Adrenaline Performance Center in Montreal, Quebec Canada one of the top training centers in the world.
Jonathan is a world renowned coach and has coached top MMA athletes such as George St-Pierre, Rashad Evans, Miguel Torres, and David Loiseau just to name a few. Jonathan is also the strength and conditioning editor of Inside Fitness magazine.
Construction is currently under way for Jonathan’s new 9000 sq/ft facility opening soon in July 2012 and by the look of things it’s gonna be bigger and badder then ever. Check back in July for a look at the new Adrenaline Performance Center.
“Suffer in training, not in fight” ~ Jonathan Chaimberg
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