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Apex: A Night of Champions Update

October 14, 2006 - Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau, Quebec

October 14, 2006

Robert Guertin Arena

Gatineau, Quebec




The excellent news for all MMA fans is that the highly anticipated main event between Wagnney Fabiano

and top 5 ranked featherweight Jeff "Big Frog" Curran is still on and both fighters are eagerly awaiting the

trip to the ring. Fabiano wants to prove to the world that the BJJ phenom is one of the world's top

featherweights and Curran is looking to avenge the loss of his student Matt "Sunshine" Fiordirosa on a

previous APEX event. Although there is a lot of mutual respect between these fighters, there is some

definite bad blood as this fight is huge for both men's careers. Nabil "The Thrill" Khatib is anxiously

awaiting a title around his waist as he faces his toughest challenger to date in Fritz "The Animal" Paul.

Khatib is the talk of Ottawa region as one of their local stars continues to shine bright.


There are a few updates to the October 14th, 2006 APEX: A NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS fight card. The biggest

and most exciting change of the night has JeffThe InfernoJoslin stepping up to take on Nuri Shakir for

the APEX World Welterweight title. Because of this fight, an opening was created for someone to take on

Colin ORourke. Insert Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Jason Mackay who without blinking an eye is willing to take

on the rough and rugged American. Mackay has been raising eyebrows on Canada’s East Coast and is

coming to APEX to prove to everyone why this submission specialist is the real deal.


APEX: MMA and Auditions stand out Rory McDonell has been added to the card and will taking on another

new addition, Cedric Grenon. This lightweight fight has fireworks written all over it as McDonnell not only

impressed the judging panel at the APEX Auditions, but has been training with Jeff Joslin’s Team Inferno for

his debut bout. Grenon on the other hand is a member of Team Bushido, the very team where APEX

Middleweight standout Nabil ‘The Thrill’ Khatib is from. This fight is sure to be an explosive affair.


Chris Kruger has withdrawn from his fight with Stephane Lamarche. In his spot, APEX is proud to

announce that Montreal’s Jean-Francois Paul will be stepping up to the plate. Paul is a fearless warrior

who is looking to make his mark on the Canadian MMA scene with an explosive victory and extremely

excited about making his MMA debut.


The talk in MMA circles is that APEX: A NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS is one of the best shows ever in Canada.

With the much anticipated Fabiano vs. Curran fight, four title bouts and the return of Jeff Joslin, this event

will go down as a historic night of MMA fights in Canada. Tickets are on sale right now at or by calling (613) 755-1111. Get your tickets now so you can guarantee yourself a

seat for this incredible event at the 4,000 seat venue, The Robert Guertin Arena!!


For more information call (866) 980-APEX (2739).


Official Weigh-ins

The official weigh-ins for APEX: A NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS will take place at the Clarion Gatineau, on

Friday, October 13th, at 1pm. All fans and media alike are invited to attend and meet all the fighters and

representatives from APEX Championship Fighting. There are also some special guests scheduled to



For more information about the Clarion Gatineau, please visit


Get to Know The Fighters has been preparing fighter profiles for most fighters competing on APEX: A NIGHT OF

CHAMPIONS. These profiles will give APEX fans a better idea of who the fighters are and what unique

characteristics they bring to the APEX ring.



                         Rory McDonell      Jordan Jewell       Jason Motard          Mark Bocek         Kevin Manderson


Line-up (not in fight order):






- From Apex with a little editing from us (color, etc...)




Subject to change