Popular Canadian fighter “The Surgeon” Thierry Quenneville may be headed down to World Extreme Cagefighting following a vehement victory over UFC veteran Douglas Evans at XMMA 7: Inferno.
The match-up took place on Friday night in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Quenneville confirmed the rumors of a possible move to WEC moments before the featherweight bout.
“I am working with Greg Jackson to secure a spot in the WEC,” said Quenneville. “If I win tonight, we should finalize our negotiations.”
And win he did.
Quenneville recovered from a brutal first round barrage from Evans to submit the UFC export via triangle choke in the second round. In a showcase of resiliency and well-roundedness, Quenneville may have ensured his spot on a future WEC event.
The win marked Quenneville’s first since dropping a submission loss to top featherweight Hatsu Hioki at TKO 35 last October.
A product of Tristar Gym under instructor Firas Zahabi, as well as a primary training partner of UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, Quenneville holds other notable wins over the likes of Bellator Fighting Championship hopeful Ben Greer and current XMMA lightweight champion Kajan Johnson.
A native of Lapraire, Quebec, Quenneville hopes to boost the WEC’s 145-pound division with some Canadian flavor.
“The Surgeon” will take a significant step up in competition with the move and he will have to “operate” on some of the world’s premier talent in the weight class, including Urijah Faber, Mike Thomas Brown, Akitoshi Tamura, Jens Pulver, Leonard Garcia and Wagnney Fabiano.
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