Aggression MMA and Armageddon Fighting Championship (AFC), two of Canada’s top fight promotions, today announced an unprecedented agreement that will affect upcoming events. Here are the details:
Nationally-ranked welterweight stars Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (15-3) and Nick “Juggernaut” Hinchliffe (18-7) will be facing off with one another in the main event of Aggression’s “Confrontation” this Friday, June 10th, at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. If Ford wins the fight, he will face off with one of Aggression’s top welterweights for the vacant Aggression MMA Welterweight Championship at an Aggression event this fall. If Hinchliffe takes home the victory, he will tangle with one of Armageddon’s top 170-ers for the vacant AFC Welterweight Championship at an AFC event in the fall.
This business development is quite unique, in that most MMA promotions don’t cross-promote or work together. However, the heads of both promotions are excited at the opportunity to work together and benefit one another.
“I like the Aggression guys a lot,” explained Darren Owen, AFC President. “I like Moin and Harvey and their vision, and true intentions, and I have no problem working with them more in the future.”
“Darren has helped us out several times in finding last-minute opponents, putting us in touch with managers…their spirit is very much cooperative. And working together for the fans and the sport…it just makes sense,” stated Moin Mirza, Aggression MMA Co-Owner. “I don’t think either of us have a ‘crabs-in-a-bucket’ mentality, trying to pull other promoters back in. There is room in this sport for promoters that are well-intentioned, and have the best interest of the fans in mind.”
In regards to the Ford-Hinchliffe fight, Owen had this to say: “It’s two very tough, top Canadian welterweights in a title-worthy fight. It’s a fight Canadian fight fans want to see. I think the winner is well-deserved of a title shot.”
In addition to the Ford-Hinchliffe main event, “Confrontation” will also showcase two-time world Muay Thai champion Shane “Shaolin” Campbell (4-1), KO artist Rio Wells (4-1), submission wizard Luke Harris (6-1), and the MMA debut of world Muay Thai champion Levi Krupe. More details will be announced shortly.
General admission tickets for “Confrontation” are now on sale, and are priced at $60. Limited floor seats are available for $100, $150, and $200. Tickets are available at www.tnttickets.ca or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fans can also call (780) 426-SOLD.