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David “The Crow” Loiseau — Photo courtesy Aggression Fighting Championship
It has been three years since David “The Crow” Loiseau (21-10) fought on Canadian soil but on July 12 the Montreal native will make his Aggression Fighting Championship debut when he takes on Mike Kent (9-2) in the “AFC 20: Stampede” main event at Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

Loiseau comes into the bout off back-to-back TKO victories; a fifth round knockout of Leopoldo Serao at Tachi Palace Fights 8 in 2011 and a first round knockout of Christopher McNally at CES 12 last October. The last time the Tri-Star product fought in Canada was in June 2010 when he dropped a second round TKO to Mario Miranda at UFC 115 in Vancouver.

Having been fighting professionally for 13 years, Loiseau still remains a force to be reckoned with. While no longer competing at that top tier UFC level, the 33-year-old veteran has not lost a fight outside the UFC since 2008 and seven of his eight wins since 2008 have come via knockout.

Mike Kent is a 29-year-old Halifax fighter out of Titans MMA. After turning professional in 2010 Kent racked up eight straight victories, seven of them stoppages. In November 2012 he made his Aggression Fighting Championship debut at AFC 11, suffering a second round knockout loss to Tim Chemelli.

Kent rebounded in February 2013, winning the Extreme Cage Combat middleweight title by defeating Cody Krahn via fourth round TKO at ECC 15. However, undefeated Elias Theodoru took that title from Kent via first round submission due to punches at ECC 17 on May 11.

Kent was extremely excited for the opportunity, not only to redeem himself inside the AFC cage, but to do it against a legend like Loiseau:

“I was thinking about taking the summer off but when the opportunity came up to headline an AFC event there was no way I was going to turn that down. Fighting a legend like Loiseau is going to be a memory I’ll have for the rest of my life and that’s the reason I will be 100% ready. That’s the reason I will train the hardest I ever have. I want to keep this fight on the feet and make it an exiting fight that myself and my fans will remember for forever. When I retire I want to be able to sit around with my buddies, have a couple pops, and say, “Remember the night I fought THE CROW in the AFC main event” I can’t wait!”

The complete “AFC 20: Stampede” fight card* includes:

Pro Fights:

  • 195lbs- David Loiseau (21-10) vs. Mike Kent (9-2)
  • 135lbs- Noah Ali (3-1) vs. Mike O’Neill (3-2)
  • 135lbs- Owen Carr (3-2-1) vs. Brent Fryia
  • 155lbs- Trent House (1-0) vs. Brandon Shorter (0-0)
  • 145lbs- Nathan Wilkins (1-2) vs. Cory Houston (4-3)
  • 175lbs- Elliott Duff (3-4) vs. Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz (3-0)
  • 155lbs- Terry Nichol (2-2) vs. Dia Grant (7-9)
  • 135lbs- Jesse Arnett (2-3) vs. Daniel Mark (2-1)
  • 185lbs- Zach Manywounds (0-0) vs. Travis Cloud (3-2-1)
  • 125lbs- Keegan Oliver (0-0)
vs. Kyle Oliveira (1-1)
  • 145lbs- Hakeem Dawodu (0-0) vs. TBA

Amateur Fights:

  • 185lbs- Dusty Kramps (2-0) vs. Carter Dumont (0-0)
  • 135lbs- Louie Grover (2-1) vs. Will Monzon (1-2)

*Subject to change

Tickets for “AFC 20: Stampede” are available online at www.AggressionFC.com.

By Jack Bratcher


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