Tuesday, January 06, 2009

MM-Eh: Loiseau, Goulet Offered UFC Montreal Bouts

Originally posted on Sherdog.com

Almost a year to the day after their initial northern excursion, the UFC is preparing for their sophomore event in Montreal and fighters like David Loiseau and Jonathan Goulet are being lined up.

Participants have been told that the event will be held on April 18. However, as of Monday, the Bell Centre -- which is the UFC’s venue of choice -- told Sherdog.com that no date has been officially booked.

The apparent hold-up is the as-yet unknown playoff schedule for the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. Right now the Canadiens are doing well and it’s expected that they’ll make the playoffs, and Saturday nights are often reserved for that storied franchise. However, a Bell Centre public relations rep did say that there are many dates in the Spring, April 18 included, that still might be taken by the UFC.

Several Canadian fighters have tentatively been scheduled to appear, including David Loiseau (18-8), who confirmed that he’s signed a contract to face Team Quest wrestler Ed Herman (14-7) and possibly Jonathan Goulet (22-10), who said he’s been offered a bout against Tamdan McCrory.

“I’m so happy to be back in the UFC, you have no idea.” Loiseau told Sherdog.com on Monday. “I believe this is where I belong and I’m very happy to be there.”

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