Unified 44 full card set for Calgary debut on May 6

Apr 11, 2022

CALGARY – The stage is officially set for Unified MMA’s hotly anticipated debut in Calgary, with Unified 44 on May 6 at Tsuut’ina Nation, LIVE on UFC Fight Pass.

In the Main Event, two of Canada’s most dangerous 135-pound contenders, Calgary’s Noah Ali (10-5-1) and Ontario’s Gabe “The Samurai” Sagman (7-4), battle the vacant Unified MMA Canadian Bantamweight Championship. 

In the Co-Main Event, Tom “Big Nasty” O’Connor tries to climb to 9-2 against John “The Dragon” Nguyen (4-2), who enters his Unified MMA debut on the strength of back-to-back wins.

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Former Unified MMA Champion Tim “Shady” Smith (15-12) takes on Manitoba’s Curtis “The Demon” Demarce (18-16) in a clash of Canadian MMA fan-favourite lightweights. 

Top Calgary middleweight Ali Charkie (2-1) takes aim at his second straight win against Ontario’s Chris Lee Byrne (5-1), who’s riding high on a four-fight winning streak.

Ontario’s Zack “Pow Pow” Powell tries to improve to 6-1 against his toughest challenge yet, Matt Krayco (8-9), in the super-lightweight division.

Also on the professional portion of Unified 44 is Nick LeBlanc against a to-be-determined opponent, Kristopher Bryan (pro debut) versus Hunter Lee (pro debut), Dylan Shellenberg (1-2) vs. Chris Chapman (4-3), Sean Michaels (1-0) vs. Jeremy Grieve (pro debut) and John Moore (pro debut) vs. Sebastian Lopez (pro debut).

Below is the complete Unified 44 card. Bout order is subject change.

Unified MMA 44

May 6 in Calgary

Professional Card

Noah Ali (10-5) vs. Gabe Sagman (7-4)

For the Unified MMA Canadian Bantamweight Championship

Featherweight: Tom O’Connor (9-2) vs. John Nguyen (4-2)

Lightweight: Tim Smith (15-12) vs. Curtis Demarce (18-16)

Middleweight: Ali Charkie (2-1) vs. Chris Lee Byrne (5-1)

Super-lightweight: Matt Krayco (8-9) vs. Zack Powell (5-1)

Middleweight: Kristopher Bryan (pro debut) vs. Hunter Lee (pro debut)

Welterweight: Dylan Schellenberg (1-2) vs. Chris Chapman (4-3)

Featherweight: Sean Michael (1-0) vs. Jeremy Grieve (pro debut)

Middleweight: John Moore (pro debut) vs. Sebastian Lopez (pro debut)

Nick LeBlanc (1-0) vs. TBD

Amateur Card

Lightweight: Dan Kovalchuk vs. Derek Khosa

Middleweight: Travis Erlam vs. Said Dzafic

Featherweight: Patrick Pajda vs. Leo Bonin

Featherweight: Arman Deol vs. Robert Nobel

Lightweight: AJ Market vs. Sean Carroll

Welterweight: Phil Lauzon vs. Mac Stroud

Heavyweight: Dillon Lewis vs. Terrell Jonasson

Bantamweight: Justin Fernandez vs. Bruce Roussin

Lightweight: Brodie Tansley vs. Morgan Bateman

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Unified MMA is Canada’s leading mixed martial arts promotion, showcasing the country’s top-ranked fighters, LIVE on UFC Fight Pass. The organization has successfully promoted 43 events since it was founded in 2009, and has propelled several athletes to the UFC’s Octagon.