Brad Stewart to headline Fort St. John Fivestar Fight League card

first_imgOwner and promoter of Fivestar Fight League Justin Donally says a new commission has made it possible for Fort St. John to have a fight card and is thrilled to be putting on the show.“We’ve been touring western Canada, B.C., Alberta, and the North West Territories for the last year and a half putting on pretty big fight cards,” he says. “Now we’re coming home finally with a new commission in place that has allowed us to do so. We’ve got the venue locked up and we couldn’t be more excited to finally bring a fight card home to Fort St. John, the first one ever.”In the main event of the evening Brad Stewart of Fort St. John will be putting the Fivestar Middleweight title against Cody Krahn. Krahn is the seventh ranked middleweight in Canada after a big win in the cage this past weekend.- Advertisement -“Brad Stewart, a local home town guy he’s going to headline the card. He’s ranked sixth in Canada according to Fight Matrix. He’s excited, he’s been fighting all over Canada and he’s excited to come home and fight at home,” Donally states. “He’s going to defend the title against Cody Krahn who just won last Saturday night against Clay Davidson. Cody’s just jumped up to number seven in Canada so we’ve got the number six and seven fighters going at it for the Fivestar Fight League Middleweight title.”Fivestar cards of the past have had championship calibre fights and fighters with UFC experience as well. Donally plans to put on a show that will be the best line up of fights that Fivestar has produced for home town MMA fans.“Anybody that’s been to any of our cards can expect twice the fight card they’ve ever seen. We’re coming home and this is the reason I started this fight promotion was to eventually do a show here and do it big,” he explains. “We’re talking huge names coming in we’ve got Caleb Starnes, Tim Hauge, to ex UFC fighters working their way back to the top.”Advertisement Donally says it’s a great feeling to put on a local show not only on a personal level, but to give a chance to local fighters to perform in front of familiar faces.“It means everything. This fight league was started with big intentions of doing big things in the Peace Region and we’ve done that. We’ve been to Dawson Creek, Prince George, Grande Prairie, Tumbler Ridge, but Fort St. John is where we really wanted to do this card. With commissioning we weren’t able to do it until now. This is why we started this fight league and finally bringing this fight card home to support our local athletes.”Tickets are expected to go on sale in the next couple of weeks for “Homecoming” to be held at the Fort St. John Curling Club.last_img read more

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Arsenal line-up v Besiktas: Gunners to go for it in Champions League?

first_imgArsenal fans, what do you think of this line-up? Let us know below… 1 It’s that time again. With the domestic season barely under way Arsenal are forced to face the Champions League playoffs once more, and while probably not the toughest possible opponents out of the teams the English side could have drawn, Besiktas are no pushovers. The Gunners can’t take anything for granted therefore, so with Champions League football at stake, talkSPORT takes a look at how they are likely to line up…Tough test for ChambersArsene Wenger has surprised observers by using Calum Chambers at centre back, despite the former Southampton man previously playing at full back for the majority of his senior career. So far the 19-year-old has came through the new challenge with flying colours, but the Champions League is a further step up and should give a real measure of his composure in the middle. Fitness concerns surrounding Laurent Koscielny means Per Mertesacker may be forced to return to action early, should the Frenchman prove unable to play.Attacking midfield threeThough Arsenal struggled to excite in their Premier League opener against Crystal Palace it wasn’t due to a lack of attacking intent. Arsene Wenger opted for an extremely attack-minded midfield three against Palace, so it will be intriguing to see if he goes for more of the same against Besiktas. Should the Gunners boss look for a more conservative approach, Jack Wilshere could be dropped in favour of Mathieu Flamini, who would add more defensive solidity alongside Mikel Arteta.An upgrade on Sanogo?Yaya Sanogo’s injury issues mean Olivier Giroud will probably occupy the middle of Arsenal’s front three tonight, and the Frenchman won’t have to do much to prove an upgrade, considering his team mate’s lacklustre showing last weekend. Alexis Sanchez is a certainty to keep his place in the team, while Santi Cazorla’s ability to drop back and provide more control in the middle of the pitch will be an asset in a tough away trip. Alexis Sanchez is likely to start for Arsenal against Besiktas 1last_img read more

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