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Celebrate the ‘Champ in Your Life’ at Prestige FC’s milestone event

By on May 31, 2018 0 7108 Views

With Father’s Day on June 21, this is the opportunity to celebrate dad with a free pair of tickets for the big event! Click here for our Prestige FC 10 ticket giveaway contest.

Prestige Fighting Championship (FC) of Fort McMurray is celebrating its tenth event with a full fight card and its first-ever amateur welterweight title match at the Casman Centre on June 8.

“We are very proud to have reached this milestone as a team with the support of the entire community,” said Steve “Demolition” Dubeck, co-organizer of the local Prestige FC events. “The crowds are amazing and it’s one of the main reasons we do this and it’s absolutely one of the main reasons why athletes step in that cage and put it all on the line.”

Prestige FC Fort McMurray was first launched by local residents Sandy Bowman and Chad Rice. Bowman, a business owner of two local gyms and master of mixed martial arts, and Rice, a community sports promoter and real estate investor, made history by bringing the first-ever mixed martial arts event to the city in 2010.

To highlight the upcoming tenth event, Dubeck and Rice decided to bring in two, giant heavyweights to compete.

“We wanted something big to bring to the fans,” Dubeck said. “After a lot of process of elimination, we settled on Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez vs. Jared “J-Rod” Kilkenny. They are two, huge heavyweights with a combined weight of 530 pounds and a combined fight record of 73 wins and 38 losses.”

This event will also introduce its first amateur welterweight title match with a champion fight of Fort McMurray’s ‘Silent Assassin’ Mark Mosure versus Calgary’s Regan Running Rabbit.

Dubeck describes past events as victorious and electrifying, as he says the “electricity in that building is like no other sport you will ever see. It can sometimes feel like the roof is actually going to blow off of the event venue as the energy inside explodes when the fans cheer the victor.”

Fans are highly anticipating the fight card for the June 8 event, which includes:

  • Tony Lopez (59-27) of Yucaipa, California vs Lethbridge’s Jared Kilkenny (13-10): Pro Heavyweight
  • Fort McMurray’s Jason Cyprien vs. Edmonton’s Robert Kovacevic: Amateur Kickboxing
  • Fort McMurray’s Allan Cardinal (0-1) vs. Edmonton’s Jaret Whitford (0-0): Amateur Lightweight
  • Regina’s Regina’s Lorenzo Celis (1-0-1) vs. Barrhead’s Sterling Michetti (1-1): Amateur Middleweight
  • Skylar Sloan (0-0) of Columbus, Ohio vs. Regina’s Samson Bieri (1-0): Amateur Featherweight
  • Fort McMurray’s Thomas Deneve (2-0) vs. Scott Bouchard (2-1): Amateur Lightweight
  • Fort McMurray’s Kate Collins (1-0) vs. Megan Rennie (0-0): Amateur Women’s Featherweight
  • Fort McMurray’s Mark Mosure (2-0) vs. Calgary’s Regan Running Rabbit (2-0): Amateur Welterweight

Teddy ‘The Bear’ Ash at the Prestige IX event. Fort McMurray born and raised, Ash is the first-ever Prestige FC Light-Heavyweight Champ and still holds the title. SUPPLIED PHOTO

“It’s important to have events that unify both athletes and fans combined. For the athletes, it’s a chance to come out and showcase to the fans what they have spent so many long countless hours working on. It gives them goals to work towards and a timeline for maximizing their art in that period and coming out to perform at their best on that given night,” adds Dubeck.

“For the fans, it’s a chance for a night out of excitement with friends and family. We have always been and always will be an all-ages event. It adds to that great energy, much like going out to a local hockey game or whatever sport you choose. You get to come out and check all of your worries at the door for the evening, cut loose and cheer on your local fighters.”

The Prestige FC 10 takes place at the Casman Centre located at 110 Eymundson Road in Fort McMurray starting at 8 p.m. Limited tickets are still available and can be purchased online on the Fort McMurray Oil Barons website. For videos and frequent updates, visit Prestige FC Fort McMurray on Facebook or call the Box Office at 780-743-5509 Ext. 0.

Click here to take part in YMM Parent’s Father’s Day contest on Facebook for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

Enjoy Fight Night with the ‘Champ in Your Life’, family & friends!

Dawn Booth, Editor of YMM Parent


About the author

Editor-in-Chief at | dawn@balsom.ca

Dawn Booth is the Editor-in-Chief of YMM Parent Magazine and Your McMurray Magazine. She has actively worked in the Wood Buffalo region's media industry since residing in Fort McMurray in 2007.

Her passion is writing poetry and puts it at the forefront of the community through her volunteer work as the President of NorthWord Magazine. Most important, Booth puts her family of five first, which includes her husband Ryan and their three children, Landon, Dawson and Tessa.