Jan 18, 2016

EDMONTON — After the dust settles at #Unified26 on March 4 in Edmonton, two #UnifiedMMA Championships will be on the line at #Unified27, May 13 in Edmonton.

Unbeaten St. Albert product Aaron Bosiak, hot on the heels of a dominant first-round stoppage over Ty Collier at #Unified25, will fight a to-be-determined opponent for the vacant Unified MMA Lightweight Championship.

Unified MMA Heavyweight Champion Tony Lopez, meanwhile, will defend his title against the winner of the Tim Hague-Tanner Boser rematch, also slated for Unified 26.

Bosiak is looking forward to stepping up in competition in his return to the Unified MMA cage. But he makes it clear he doesn’t care who he fights for the title.

“It really doesn’t matter,” Bosiak says, smiling. “I’d like to fight someone who’d give me one hell of a good fight to watch — that’s always what I’m looking for — but I don’t care who it is. I want someone who’s going to test me and make me fight. Whoever it is, I’m going to be ready to fight. I’m going to do what I always do and win by any means necessary, whoever I’m fighting.”

Meanwhile, Lopez, who won his belt by dethroning Hague via second-round TKO in December, is excited to see who has their hand raised after Hague and Boser throw down in what is one of the most anticipated rematches in MMA history. But the California heavyweight, like Bosiak, is just looking for another good fight.

“Either fight would be great for me and great for the fans — both would be a lot of fun for the fans,” Lopez says. “But whoever wins, I’m going to be ready for them. I love this belt and I plan on holding onto it for many years.”

Unified 27 will also feature Canadian wrestling standout Roger Alves, undefeated middleweight Mike Manarra, the always-exciting Cam Dyck and unbeaten welterweight Jordan Bittner.

But before Unified 27 kicks off, Edmonton fighters Parwez Ghulam and Matt Spisak will fight for the vacant Unified MMA Featherweight Championship at Unified 26. That event, which includes Hague-Boser II, will also feature a bout between 15-fight veteran Garret Nybakken and Justin Nanaquawetung, while undefeated welterweight Pat Pytlik will welcome Corey Atkinson back to the Unified MMA cage.

Unified 27 collage