ASH-HAMILL SET FOR UNIFIED 33 MAIN EVENT
Mar 15, 2018
EDMONTON — Teddy Ash will fight 16-time UFC vet Matt Hamill for the Unified MMA Light-Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Unified 33 on May 11 at beautiful River Cree Resort & Casino in Enoch, Alta.
Fighting out of Fort McMurray, Ash is riding high with four straight victories. Widely regarded as Canada’s top 205-pound contender, the 28-year-old heavy hitter holds recent victories over UFC vet Victor Valimaki, former Unified MMA champ Nick Campbell, and fellow top prospect Cameron Olson.
Hamill, meanwhile, enters the Unified MMA cage after a much-celebrated run in the UFC’s Octagon. The Ultimate Fighter Season 3 vet has fought in the main event or co-main event of UFC cards on multiple occasions. The well-rounded New York product holds victories over former UFC champions Jon Jones and Tito Ortiz at the famed MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and has also shared the cage with former champions Michael Bisping, Alexander Gustafsson and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. He most recently defeated UFC vet Luiz Cane via first-round knockout in Brazil.
The co-main event of Unified 33 features a rematch between the champ Shane “Shaolin” Campbell and challenger Stephen “Big Bad” Beaumont for the Unified MMA Lightweight Championship.
Campbell is a 5-time UFC vet and former K-1 kickboxing champion who’s won three straight in the Unified MMA cage. Beaumont, meanwhile, boasts an impressive 9-2 record as a pro, most recently scoring a first-round submission at Unified 31.
The card, which marks Unified MMA’s debut at River Cree Resort & Casino, also features the return of former title challenger Mike Scarcello, Bellator MMA vet Behrang Yousefi, Neal Anderson, heavyweight Christian Larson, and the Unified debut of Canadian MMA pioneer Lee Mein.
Tickets are on sale now at TicketMaster.ca.