Saturday, March 31, 2007

ECC 5 “Night of Champions” Weigh-in Report

By Peter Parsons

Halifax, NS – The weigh-ins for Extreme Cage Combat 5 “Night of Champions” were held today at the Peel Pub in downtown Halifax. The ECC will crown it’s first ever champions tomorrow night at the Halifax Forum as ECC 5 boasts three ECC Canadian title fights.

In the main event Halifax’s own Roger Hollett (4-0) will take on Ricardeau Francois (12-7) of Montreal for the ECC Canadian light-heavyweight title. Hollett, 3-0 in the ECC in Halifax, is coming off an impressive first round KO over Edmonton Eskimos football player Mike Mauer at the MFC 11 event last month in Edmonton. Hollett is stepping up in competition facing the much more experienced Francois who is known for his win over Wes Simms and his split decision loss against Patrick Cote.

In a battle of 4-0 lightweights, Pictou County, Nova Scotia’s Jason MacKay will face Shawn Krysa of Georgetown, Ontario for the ECC Canadian lightweight title.

Apex Canadian Welterweight champion Rowan Cunningham (4-1), fighting out of Kentville, Nova Scotia, looks to add the ECC Canadian Welterweight title to his collection as he takes on Cory MacDonald (4-1) of Montreal.

In the first ever female fight in Atlantic Canada, Team Titans’ Tannaya Hantelman of Halifax will do battle with Valerie Letourneau of Montreal. This will be the professional debuts for both ladies.

ECC 5 Weigh-in Results:

• Ricardeau Francois (205.0 lbs) vs. Roger Hollett (204.0 lbs)
• Shawn Krysa (155 lbs) vs. Jason MacKay (153.0 lbs)
• Cory MacDonald (168.9 lbs) vs. Rowan Cunningham (168.0)
• Valerie Letourneau (140.0 lbs) vs. Tannaya Hantelman (138.0 lbs)
• Shawn Marchand (184.0 lbs) vs. Travis Axworthy (183.6 lbs)
• Matt Hamilton (167.6) vs. Matt Dutkoski (170.0)
• Adam MacDonald (169.2) vs. Michael Waugh (172.6)
• Andrew Belyea (183.0) vs. Stjepan Vujnovic (184.6)
• Craig Skinner (183.8) vs. Curtis Fiander (191.0)
• Peter McGrath (145.0) vs. Mike Scudder (147.4)
• Tim Skidmore (181.4) vs. Tim Kelly (183.6)

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