Jesse Gross on Global Warriors Card, Honouring Shawn Tompkins
The event is a tribute to the late Shawn Tompkins and all proceeds going to the family of the man simply known as “The Coach.” Tompkins has deep-seeded roots in London, and his sudden death in August is something that his friends, family and athletes are still coming to terms with.
Halloween Havoc will feature an eight-bout professional card featuring both developing and established talent with a specific focus on the athletes working out of the Adrenaline Training Center in London, Ontario. In addition to being a showcase for the talent of ATC, a place made successful by Tompkins and his family of fighters, this event will also serve as a humble fundraiser for his family.
Tompkins had a profound effect on many people in the North American mixed martial arts scene including Garnet Ace. Garnet is the owner of the new Burlington Tapout Training Center, managing partner of Global Warriors Fighting Championships, and he insisted on bringing his second Global Warriors event to London as a tribute and fundraiser for Tompkins, his friend and business associate.
Halloween Havoc will be presented as a matinee with a start time of 5pm and the doors will be open at 4pm. The reasons for this unconventional start time are two-fold. The event takes place on Halloween weekend so many adults can start their evening at this event and finish it at a club or house party. The second is that the UFC is presenting a fantastic card that same evening from Vegas featuring Canadian champion Georges St-Pierre, and the early start will ensure that you will not miss it.
Tickets for Halloween Havoc start at $45 for General Admission seats with senior and student discounts available. Floor seating and VIP tables are also available starting at $750.
The following Adrenaline fighters are set to be in action on the card. All bouts and athletes are subject to the approval of the Office of the Ontario Athletics Commission, Commissioner Ken Hayashi:
Jesse Ronson (6-2-0)
Rowan Cunningham (6-3-0)
Jesse Gross (6-3-0)
Clint Kingsbury (1-0-0)
Dwight Wakabayashi is a Featured Columnist at CKSN.ca (Also a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report MMA and a correspondent for MMACanada.net).
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