Carlos Newton defeats Shonie Carter in “Warrior-1: High Voltage” main event – full results

Photo: Sherdog - Carlos Newton controlled the action and out-pointed Shone Carter to win the unanimous decision at W-1: High Voltage.
Photo: Sherdog - Although he did not make weight, Carlos Newton defeated Shonie Carter at "High Voltage."

A couple of MMA pioneers stepped in the cage at W-1 “High Voltage” Saturday at the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau, Quebec. Carlos “The Ronin” Newton (15-13) took on “Mr. International” Shonie Carter (48-20-7) in the main event of what was supposed to be a five-round welterweight title fight.

Newton failed to make the 170-pound weight limit, so a catch weight was set and he forfeited a portion of his purse. Then he failed to make the catch weight limit and his pay was docked even further.

Although he got off to a slow start in the first round, Newton bounced back in the second and third rounds using striking and submission attempts. “The Ronin” walked away with a unanimous decision victory with scores of 29-28 from all three judges, making it his second win of the year in the Warrior-1 promotion.

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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 (promma.info) 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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