Three Championship Bouts Headline Unified 36

Jan 15, 2019

EDMONTON — Three Unified MMA championship bouts headline the promotion’s first card of the year, Unified 36 on March 1, under the bright lights at River Cree Resort & Casino.

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In the main event, undefeated knockout artist Pat Pytlik tries to improve to 8-0 when he defends the Unified MMA Super-Lightweight Championship against his toughest challenger yet, battle-tested UFC vet Jake Lindsey.

“I’ve knocked out all my opponents, so I think people know what they can expect from me,” Pytlik says with a laugh. “I’m coming for the knockout, and I’m definitely looking to get a UFC contract for my efforts.”

“I’ve wanted a fight just like this for a long time,” Lindsey offers with a smile. “I’m looking to make some waves in 2019, and this is the perfect way to kick things off.”

In the co-main event, Teddy “Bear” Ash defends the Unified MMA Middleweight Title in a rematch with five-time UFC vet Dom Steele. Steele snapped Ash’s seven-fight win streak in Decemeber via first-round TKO but wasn’t eligible to win the belt after failing to make weight.

“Our first fight left a bitter taste in my mouth,” says Ash when asked about the highly anticipated rematch. “I’m ready to go out there and prove that our first fight was a fluke.”

“I’m excited to come back to Canada. The fans were great,” Steele says. “I missed weight last fight, but everyone knows that had no effect on the outcome. March 1, me and Teddy get to do it again.”

Shane “Shaolin” Campbell tries to improve to 6-0 in the Unified MMA cage when the UFC vet defends the Unified MMA Lightweight Championship against fast-rising challenger Menad Abella.

“I’ve never been very good at predicting fights, but I plan on unleashing some furious anger somewhere between the first and the fifth round — maybe the whole way through,” Campbell says, laughing. “I’m undefeated under the Unified banner with five finishes; I need those stats to stay alive.”

“I have zero words for my opponent,” replies Abella, who’s known to fans for his relentless wrestling skills. “I’m taking this fight to further my career and make some noise for the fans.”

Additionally, Graham Park (5-2) and Tyler Weran (3-0) meet in a battle of top hard-hitting Western Canadian middleweight prospects. To open up the professional card, Josh McKenzie tries to improve to 2-0 as a pro versus Joel Ordorski (1-0) at 175 pounds.

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