Shane Monaghan has all of the tools to be a superstar in MMA. From the talent to the charisma, he is a name you don’t want to forget. Monaghan is a native of Dublin, Ireland and is becoming a standout from the Maximum Training Centre team in Windsor, Ontario. His camp works with the Laramie Brothers (TJ & Tony), and Kyle Prepolec, who is a recent addition to the UFC & former BTC Super Lightweight Champion. Monaghan had an excellent run on the amateur circuit, compiling a 5-2 record as well as being a Bantamweight Champion for PFC. Monaghan made his pro MMA debut at the PFC 10 show in his backyard of Windsor, Ontario. His opponent, Craig Power, learned just how quickly the “Irish Hitman” would make his first strike on the world of pro MMA. Monaghan was able to withstand the early flurries that Powers threw at him, and once the fight hit the floor, Monaghan locked up a beautiful D’arce Choke to give him the 1-0 start to his pro career.
#7: Teshay Gouthro (1-0)
Teshay Gouthro doesn’t do much talking before he fights—he does all of his talking inside the cage. Gouthro is a Niagara Top Team standout and was able to have arguably one of the best amateur records before turning pro. He went 7-1 as an amateur, winning multiple championships at 135 lbs (including a Catch-weight Championship). Since Gouthro did most of his damage in the amateur ranks in the United States, Ontario MMA fans may not have known what Gouthro was all about when he made his pro MMA debut on June 1st, 2019. At BTC 6: Night of Champions, Gouthro let everyone at Central Arena (Burlington) know that he can live up to his nickname, “My House”.