Interview

"Handsome" Hudson makes his UFC Vancouver case.

"Handsome" Hudson makes his UFC Vancouver case.

UFC Fight Night 158: Vancouver took a slight hit recently when Sergey Khandozhko was forced to drop out of the September 14 event due to visa issues. The UFC are in need of an opponent for welterweight fan-favourite Michael Pereira to face, and they’re reportedly on the lookout for a Canadian talent.

One of those fighters being seriously considered as a replacement is “Handsome” Scott Hudson.

“We have confirmation that I am being considered,” Hudson said in a recent social media post. “So this is more than just smoke.”

Currently on a three-fight winning streak, Hudson is the reigning BTC Super Lightweight champion. He earned the belt in June when he defeated Dawond Pickney via submission at BTC 6: Night of Champions.

Although he hasn’t fought since the fight, Hudson argues that he’s the best candidate to replace Khandozhko in the fight, given his recent accomplishments.

“I want this fight, I deserve this fight,” he said in the same post. “I’m a champion in Canada and this is my opportunity to show in the big leagues.”

It’s clear that he’s not the only one that believes so.

“The support has been unreal,” he said in a video interview. “Just on that alone, it’s really helping my case because people want to see me there, and there’s other people – obviously other than myself – that think I deserve to be there.”

Our own Jason Hagholm speaks to Hudson on the possibility of fighting in a UFC event.

Serhiy Sidey on his undefeated 3-0 pro MMA record.

Serhiy Sidey on his undefeated 3-0 pro MMA record.

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.  

MMA Interview: Todd "The Hulk" Stoute

Todd Soute is a Light Heavyweight with a ton of power.

There is a reason his moniker is "The Black Hulk."

At 6'3" and 204 lbs, Todd is currently 10-4 in professional MMA, with 6 KO/TKO's and many of his wins coming in the first round.

Our own Jason Hagholm spoke with Todd recently about his controversial suspension from TKO MMA:


MMA Interview: Patrick "The Lizard" Connors

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: