Saturday April 23, 2016— Triumph Fighting Championship held their very first event on April 22, 2016 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This event showcased both local and international fighters, as well as the inaugural lightweight championship. Triumph Fighting Championship was a promotional idea spawned by MMA veteran Victor Valimaki.
In my opinion, the event was a success. I was greeted by Valimaki himself when I arrived at the event, and was knowledgeable extremely helpful with showing me around the venue. Victor showed professionalism and dedication to his promotion, and I believe Triumph Fighting Championship will set itself as another established promotion.
Below are the official results and photos from last night’s event.
Triumph Fighting Championship 1: Inception Results:
- Chris Chapman (2-1-0) defeats Sherwin Ganpatt (0-1) by KO (Punch) in Round 1, 0:56
- Graham Park (4-2-0) submits Markhaile Wedderburn (11-16-0) by Rear-Naked Choke in Round 1, 3:04
- Alex Ricci (10-3-0) defeats Kieran Joblin (15-7-0) by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Yoni Sherbatov (5-0-1) and Tyson Nam (14-8-1) fight to Majority Draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
- Kevin Croom (16-6-0) defeats Lenny Wheeler (9-4-0) by TKO (Punches) in Round 1, 0:26
- Nicolae Cury (8-6-0) submits Mark Drummond (7-4-0) by Armbar in Round 1, 4:15
- Daniel Swain (16-6-0) submits Sabah Fadai (11-5-0) by Triangle Choke in Round 2, 1:23
- Andrew McInnes (7-1-0) defeats Tom Gallicchio (19-9-0) by TKO (Punches) in Round 4, 4:48 to win the inaugural Lightweight Championship.
By: Pat Griffin
Photo Credit: Jessica Griffin