Western Canada’s top MMA promotion returns as Hard Knocks Fighting Championship presents School of Hard Knocks 22 Calgary, March 16 at the Century Casino. The action packed 14-bout pro/am card features many of the top up and coming superstars of the Great White North. HKFC is the top proving ground for rising prospects in Western Canada and the 22th installment promises to deliver great fights once again.
In the main event, James Haddad (4-2) from Gracie Barra in Calgary takes on Steve Simms (3-0) from Xtreme Couture in Toronto in a lightweight battle. 3 of Haddad’s 4 wins have come via stoppage and the Gracie Barra fighter is extremely dangerous on the ground. Simms is an undefeated fighter who has all of his victories by submission, so this could be a grappling classic or it could turn into a slugfest if neither man wants to test the other on the mat. It’s Gracie versus Couture. What style will prevail?
The co-main event is Dia Grant (3-5) from Dynamic MMA in Calgary fights Michael Karkula (2-0) out of Xtreme Couture in Toronto in a featherweight tilt. Grant won his last fight at HKFC 17 via TKO and looks to continue his streak against the always dangerous and undefeated Karkula. Karkula has both of his wins come via first round submission. Grant has three times the experience though and so far has fought tougher competition in his career. This will be a great test for Karkula who is still a relative newcomer to MMA. Karkula does train at Xtreme Couture, so expect his cardio and wrestling to be to notch though.
Don’t miss this electrifying event featuring Western Canada’s finest MMA athletes as Hark Knocks Fighting Championship presents School of Hard Knocks 22 Calgary on March 16 in front of a packed house at the Century Casino Hard Knocks Fighting Championship always produces great fights and this event will be no different. Order now.