Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents an action-packed weekend of premium live mixed martial arts action, beginning tonight, Friday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. ET, when TKO 36: RESURRECTION emanates from TOHU Cite des Arts du Cirque in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
On Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. ET, Fight Network will televise the live prelims for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: DOS ANJOS vs. FERGUSON from Mexico City, Mexico.
In the TKO 36: Resurrection main event, former TKO mainstays will collide as former Shawn Tompkins pupil “The Polish Hammer” Chris Horodecki (21-6-1, 1NC) returns for his first bout in over a year against Quebec’s own Derek “The War Machine” Gauthier (7-6), a representative of Montreal’s world-famous Tristar Gym. In other featured bouts, Horodecki’s teammates Jesse “The Body Snatcher” Ronson (15-8) and Malcolm “X” Gordon (8-2) will take center stage against Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu disciple Jimmy Spicuzza (7-3) and Speedy Gym’s Dimitri “No Stress” Waardenburg (11-7), respectively, while House of Champions MMA product Josh Hill (14-2) meets undefeated Tristar Gym disciple Xavier “The Breadman” Alaoui (7-0) and Ontario native Lindsay Garbatt (3-1) clashes with France’s Maguy Berchel (5-1-1) in a featured women’s bout. Top Canadian prospects will also be featured as Jo Vallee (4-1) faces Fritz Paul (10-3) in a middleweight affair, plus TJ “The Truth” Laramie (3-1) throws down with France’s Damien Peltier (6-5) in a featherweight showdown.
The UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: DOS ANJOS vs. FERGUSON prelims include a bantamweight showdown between Mexico’s own Erik “Goyito” Perez (16-6) and well-rounded Brazilian veteran Felipe “Sertanejo” Arantes (18-7-1, 2NC), a featherweight contest pitting Mexican Marco “Psycho” Beltran (8-4) against former UFC title challenger Joe Soto (16-5), a welterweight matchup between Mexico’s Erick “Perry” Montano (8-4) and American Max “Pain” Griffin (12-3), plus bantamweights will kick off the televised festivities when Mexico’s Henry “Bure” Briones (19-5-1) squares off against once-beaten Brazilian Douglas Silva de Andrade (23-1, 1NC).
Formerly known as UCC, TKO MMA was a staple of Canadian MMA in the early-to-mid 2000s and helped launch the careers of pioneers Georges St-Pierre, Patrick Cote, Mark Hominick and Sam Stout, as well as current UFC light heavyweight Steve Bosse. Over the course of its run,m the promotion also featured names like former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin, former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk and former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber.