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TJ Laramie is an 18-year old stud athlete who has looked mighty impressive early on in his MMA career.
The Ontario native is 3-1, having finished each of his first three opponents in under three minutes. In January, Laramie obliterated Yvon Agenord via knockout in just 25 seconds, landing him the No. 1 spot on our GFL top 5 highlights.
Since then, Laramie dropped an razor close split decision to the highly touted Vince Murdock, but the loss will prove to be a great learning experience for the young prospect. Hale has only 5 fights since turning pro in 2009. Though he is only 3-2 he has only fought high level winning opponents. He has had 5 bouts cancelled over the past 18 months, so its clear he is taking his career seriously at this point and needs a win over an opponent like Laramie to propel him.
With a 15 minute fight under his belt, Laramie heads into his bout on Saturday night against David Hale as the heavy favorite. Will the Canadian once again earn another violent finish, or will Hale prove to be another stiff test in the Xcessive Force cage?
Bout of Note: Craig Shintani (5-1) vs. Scott Hudson (5-2-1). Currently riding a 5 fight win streak Shintani will look to fight for the first time in 2016 and will look to capitalize on his spectacular first round KO of Wolfgang Janssen at Hard Knocks 45. Hudson moved to Thailand in 2015 to train at Team Quest Thailand he went 2-0-1 in the far east most recently fighting to a draw at WSOF Global with the then 6-1 Islam Makoev. This is a fantastic match up between two high level strikers looking to make their name in a crowded Canadian Lightweight division.
The Bout Card: