Goulet Ready For Carter,stout-ouimet Rematch At Saturday’s Tko 23
Goulet Ready for Carter,
Stout-Ouimet Rematch at Saturday’s TKO 23
By Kelsey Mowatt
MMA up North is well represented this weekend, as two headlining fights highlight this Saturday’s TKO 23 from Victoriaville, Quebec. Sam Stout will put his Lightweight Championship belt on the line in a rematch bout against Donald Ouimet, while Ultimate Fight Night 2 veteran Jonathon Goulet hopes to continue on his path back to the Octagon with a win over veteran fighter Shonie Carter.
For Goulet, the welterweight "Super Fight" against Carter is of paramount importance, as the 26-year-old Victoriaville resident is hoping to get by Carter unscathed in order to take on undefeated Russian fighter Ansar Chalangov at UFC 56. Goulet brings a record of 14-5 into TKO 23, while Carter’s extensive record now sits at 69-13-7. Goulet is being careful not too overlook his next opponent in Carter and realizes that "Mr. International" does indeed present him an extremely tough fight.
"Shonie is a very well-rounded fighter and he has lots of experience," Goulet explains, "but I’m ready for everything he can bring to the table — this is MMA."
"My training is going very well," says Goulet, who is looking forward to fighting the crafty Carter in front of his hometown Victoriaville crowd.
The last couple of years have seen Goulet garner much attention within the Canadian MMA world, as the Team Legion member has now won nine fights in a row, an impressive winning streak that includes victories over Travis Galbraith, John Alessio, Tony Fryklund and most recently, Jay Hieron. The victory over Hieron, at UFN 2 on October 3rd, marked the pinnacle of Goulet’s career, a preliminary fight on the card which saw Goulet earn a TKO victory when a bloodied Jay Hieron was not allowed to continue in the third round due to a doctor’s stoppage. Goulet, although happy with the win, felt he could have done more in his UFC debut.
"I really enjoyed my experience in the UFC," Goulet tells FCF. "It was a dream for me, but I was very nervous in that first fight. The UFC fans didn’t get to see the real Jonathon Goulet, but the next time I step in the Octagon they will realize why I’m in the UFC."
First up, however, is Carter, and Goulet has the game plan he hopes will grant him victory and send him on his way to UFC 56.
"Being younger, I think my cardio will be much better than his and I will try to take advantage of that in the fight. I will keep my distance and wait until I have a chance to knock him out."
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