Canadian Cage Rage, Atlantic Canada’s premier Amateur MMA organization, returns with Cage Rage 11: Long Weekend Smackdown on May 20 at the Lion’s Club in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Cage Rage is branching out of New Brunswick, Canada and looks to be a solid proving ground for MMA in Eastern Canada where the fighters are separated from the other Canadian hotbeds of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver and as such have their own unique fighting circuit. This stacked amateur card is sure to heat up the night as these fighters go toe to toe.In the main event, Norm Robichaud (0-6) takes on Eugene London (0-0). Robichaud hails from Shediak, NB and is known for his wild fighting style which always gets him in fights of the night, but also gets him in trouble in the cage. This will be the hometwon star London’s first MMA fight and all eyes will be on him. London lost his right arm in a farming accident just below the shoulder but that has not stopped him from pursuing his dream of competing in one of the most physically grueling sports imaginable. In fact, London has become a hero of sorts for all kinds of people scattered across the Eastern seaboard of Canada. Sometimes wins and losses are overshadowed by a bigger story. When Robichaud and London square off in the cage, this will be one of those rare instances where both men walk in and out of the cage as not only winners but champions.
In the co-main event, Chris Gallant (0-1) from Shediak, NB battles Dave Claroni (0-2) from Eastport, Maine in the United States in a lightweight scrap. Gallant and Claroni are both looking for their first wins, and it will be a contrast in styles as Gallant is a more well-rounded striker while Claroni is a strong wrestler and grappler. The key to the fight will be who can dictate where the fight goes and then from there implement their strengths either on the feet or on the mat.
Look for Cage Rage to continue to present hard hitting MMA action on GFL.tv. Cage Rage 11: Long Weekend Smackdown on May 20 will showcase the rising amatuers and blue chip prospects hailing from Canada’s Eastern region. Don’t miss this show to watch the future stars of tomorrow, compete today.