“I know boundaries exist. It’s all in how you choose to handle it. We knew 100% going into this that it’s a male driven sport and industry. I think we’re confident, strong women, and I knew that we could handle ourselves. It’s just about being tough and pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone. I would like to see more women do that. Whether it’s hop in the gym and train in this sport. Just because it’s mostly men doesn’t mean you can’t do that. We can make excuses and focus our effort on saying that it is male driven or we can just do it. I think we should spend more time saying ‘I want to do that, I fit there, this is what I’m gonna do.”
Kyran, 27, is a professional mixed martial artist with a pro record of 3-0-0. Having turned pro just nine months ago, Kyran is a dedicated fighter that loves the spirit of competition and the ability to work toward his goal of being a full time fighter. Explosive and exciting to watch, Kyran is a force to be reckoned with and a promising young athlete.
BTC Fight Promotions is continuing to make a name for itself as it proceeds to establish excellent young talent and host electrifying events. Woefully, many fighters come and go due to being connected to just one bout contracts and/or transitioning to other MMA organizations. But even with this constant change in key personnel, BTC has had around 60 athletes fight for them in the last two years.
BTC 6: Night of Champions took place on June 1, 2019. The event was hosted at the Central Arena in Burlington, Ontario. It saw nine fights take place across various different weight classes, including flyweight, strawweight, and super lightweight.
For an event that saw three champions crowned, there really was no better name for it.
Here’s The MMA Chronicles’ action recap.
It’s not often a fighter gets to participate in three professional fights prior to their 23rd birthday. It’s even rarer for that fighter to win all three of them, two of which by KO/TKO.
Serhiy Sidey is that fighter though, and he’s clearly on cloud nine because of it.
“It’s been amazing,” he said. “It’s awesome to turn pro and then get three fights in a row. So it’s been a great career, man. I’m just excited to get back in there.”
But these moments did not come easy. Sidey has been training with professionals since he was 16-years-old, and without his six amateur fights and impressive 4-2 record in them, he might’ve never gotten the opportunity to fight and win at a professional level.
Our own Jason Hagholm talks to the 23-year-old about his career path and what it took for Sidey to achieve his 3-0 pro MMA career start.
If there’s one fighter that has earned the nickname “Maverick”, it’s Burlington’s Adam Assenza.
The 31-year-old is as independently-minded as they come; per his own words, he “doesn’t really care much about what anybody does.” His only focus is on preparing himself, both mentally and physically, and he only worries about doing his own thing.
That’s the perfect mentality to carry into his August 24th fight against Josh Wick for the BTC Lightweight Championship at BTC 7: Annihilation in Ottawa.
Our own Jason Hagholm talks to Assenza about how he handles preparations, how he gets over bad results, and his love for mixed martial arts.
For most fighters, there’s nothing sweeter than fighting a professional fight in their hometown. But while most fighters fail to realize that dream, 36-year-old Dan “Daniel-San” Lariviere is only weeks away from experiencing it.
Although Lariviere was born in Halifax, Nove Scotia, the Lightweight fighter was raised in Ottawa, Ontario. It’s a city that remains number one in his heart, and when he fights Patrick Connors at BTC 7: Annihilation on August 24, he expects a special performance from himself to cap off a special event.
Our own Jason Hagholm speaks to Lariviere about the importance and gravity of such a moment.
Jason Hagholm interviews Barrie, ON native Patrick Connors about the upcoming event at BTC 7: Annihilation. Patrick is fighting at 155 lbs. against Ottawa’s hometown fighter, Dan Lariviere. See the interview below: