Tuesday, March 6, 2007

TKO 29 Card Beginning to Take Form

TKO has announced several additions to the organization’s upcoming TKO 29 event, “Repercussion,” which will take place on June 1st in Montreal, at the Bell Centre. Headlining the card will be a welterweight championship fight between Jonathan Goulet (16-7) and Steve Vigneault (11-6). The title fight was supposed to take place at TKO 28 last month, but was delayed due to an injury Vigneault incurred preparing for the bout.

Goulet fought Greg Jackson fighter Thomas Schulte instead at the February 9th event, a fight that has been declared a no-contest. As Goulet was striking a downed Schulte, the referee failed to hear the bell to end round one, stopping the fight originally in Goulet’s favor several seconds after the round had actually ended. The former lightheavyweight and middleweight TKO champ Vigneault, has not competed since last March, where he lost to Mike Swick at the Ultimate Fighting Championship 58.

TKO has also announced that UFC veteran Patrick Cote is scheduled to fight on the TKO 29 card, but as of yet, no opponent has been announced. Cote is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Scott Smith at UFC 67 in February.

In a heavyweight clash that has been announced, professional hockey player Steve Bosse will make his MMA debut against David Fraser (0-2). Bosse, who plays in the North American Hockey League for St.Jean, is known as an “enforcer” type of player. The 5’11 240 pound aspiring MMA fighter has recorded 175 penalty minutes in just 22 games this season. Bosse has been preparing for his upcoming MMA debut with Renzo Gracie purple belt Mark Colangelo and TKO fighter Stephane Dube.

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