Carlos Newton returns to the cage versus Nabil Khatib at Warrior-1 on March 28th

After a year of brainstorming and planning, Warrior-1 (W-1) is digging their hands into the MMA circuit putting on their first show this Saturday, March 28th, at the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau, Quebec.

W1 president Jack Bateman describes the organization as a “fighter’s promotion” explaining to PRO MMA ( correspondent, Christina Sears, that he wants it all to be about the fighters who will be fighting in the organization. He describes the style of the show as Japan meeting North America.

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Carlos Newton returns at W1: Inception

Carlos “The Ronin” Newton will return to action against fellow Canadian Nabil “The Thrill” Khatib at Warrior 1 MMA’s inaugural show on March 28th 2009. The bout will be Newton’s first appearance in Canada since making his pro debut 13 years ago at Extreme Fighting 2.

Newton (13-13) commented on his return to the fight scene. “I have been away from MMA for some time now and I couldn’t be more excited to be back. It only seems right to make my return in my home country and with a great organization like Warrior One.”

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Kang KO’s Eastman at Raw Combat: Redemption

Calgary’s Raw Combat promotion held their latest event entitled “Redemption” at the Stampede Corral on Saturday October 25th. Edmonton’s Ryan Ford was able to score a unanimous decision over Nabil Khatib.

The main event saw former PRIDE fighter, Denis Kang, taking on UFC veteran and all-around badass Marvin “The Beast-Man” Eastman. Kang unloaded the big guns and popped Eastman with a huge overhand right that KO’d “The Beast-Man” in the round one.

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