Chatham-Kent Sports Year in Review: October 2015

Chris Clements UFC

Chris Clements (right) had his contract terminated, ending his UFC career – Photo from UFC Fight Night

Maple City Cage Fighting sold out their first event, Durston went pro, high school sports were back, and Chris Clements saw his UFC career end. Those were some of the headlines from October 2015.

  • Maple City Cage Fighting Premieres: Chatham’s newest sports organization made a brilliant debut to a sold out crowd in October, showcasing MMA on a local level with the community’s first ever locally promoted fights.
  • Durston Signs: After winning a Minto, and being drafted 19th overall by the Vancouver Stealth, Wallaceburg’s Jordan Durston kept the accolades coming signing his first ever professional NLL contract.
  • High School Sports Are Back: With September gone, the first round of championships, from golf to tennis returned to LKSSAA schools.
  • Schaafsma Captain Again: After captaining the Allen Americans last season, Blenheim’s Jamie Schaafsma was again named captain of an ECHL franchise, this time wearing the “C” for the Fort Wayne Komets.
  • Chris Clements Released From UFC: Dresden’s Chris Clements saw his UFC career come to an end after the fighter had his contract ended by the world’s top MMA organization. Clements finished his professional career with a 12-6 record, including a 2-2 UFC record, along with a no decision.
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