What are you waiting for?

January 16, 2014 by

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway into the first month of 2014, have You started your exercise routine? Are You sticking to your diet plan? Are You working hard to reach your goals?

Sometimes we all fall off course and we just need a little push in the right direction to get us back on the path. Trust me when I say that Martial Arts training will change your life for the positive, so come down to The Canadian Fighting Center and train with other motivated individuals under the watchful eyes of our certified and enthusiastic instructors.

I, along with all of The CFC Gym instructors, are here to motivate you and help you reach your Fitness and Martial Arts goals! Make going to the gym part of your daily routine, just show up to train, get on the mat and I guarantee you will feel great and see results!

See you at Winnipeg’s #1 Martial Arts Training Center, also known as CFC Gym!

Thank You,
Giuseppe DeNatale

Happy New Year

January 8, 2014 by

Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all had a great holiday season! It’s time to get into the gym and burn off that extra weight that you put on over the holidays!

The weather in Winnipeg is just brutal, i have lived here my entire life and i do not recall it ever being so cold. Nothing makes you feel better than hitting the pads or heavy bag, so come down and train at the Canadian Fighting Center and get rid of the winter blues!

Make 2014 the year you get into the best shape of your life!

Thank You,

Giuseppe DeNatale

Christmas Sale at the CFC Gym !

November 23, 2013 by

Hello everyone,

Have you let yourself get out of shape? Are you looking for a new workout routine? Are you bored of cardio machines and lifting weights? If so, why not come down to the Canadian Fighting Center, train in martial arts, and change your life!

For the month of December we are offering a 50% off special for all new members that purchase a 12 month Kickboxing, Grappling or MMA membership in full.

The Canadian Fighting Center would like to help you accomplish your goals. Come down and see us and get into the best shape of your life!

Thank You,

Giuseppe DeNatale

Get In Shape at the CFC Gym

October 24, 2013 by

Hello everyone,

2013 has been an incredible and memorable year thus far at the Canadian Fighting Center.

As the year draws to a close, most people gain weight and get out of shape after Thanksgiving and wait until after the Christmas holidays are over to re-commit to a proper training schedule..

Don’t wait until the new year to start training. Work out at the Canadian Fighting Center now and stay in shape year round!

CFC Gym is open daily at noon and again at 5pm every evening so you can always fit a workout into your busy schedule.

Whether you are interested in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Judo, we have the program for you!

Come down and see us and get into the best shape of your life…now!

Thank you,

Giuseppe DeNatale

Free Training Offer to CFC Fans

September 22, 2013 by

Hello Everyone,

CFC 8 will go down in the Winnipeg history books as an amazing night of professional fights. Everyone who attended was entertained with the match ups, the production, and the atmosphere.  Everyone went home with a smile on their face as the Canadian Fighting Center’s Joe Doerksen won his 50th fight in the main event.  UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis was also at the show, meeting and taking pictures with fans.  Everyone had a great time.

Now that the event is over, my focus is back to teaching at The Canadian Fighting Center and I would like to extend a special offer to the great CFC fans of Winnipeg:  Anyone who comes down with their ticket stub from CFC 8 will receive 1 free month of training.

Come down to CFC Gym and train in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Judo and get in the best shape of your life!  Free for a month!

Thank You,

Giuseppe DeNatale


CFC Announces Official Lineup for September 13th Fights in Winnipeg

September 11, 2013 by

An action-packed lineup of Manitoba’s biggest names in fighting is set for Friday, September 13th at the Winnipeg Convention Centre as the Canadian Fighting Championship proves once again that they are the premiere promotion in Manitoba.

With some tickets still available for this weekend’s CFC 8 card, fans must be sure to call (204) 772-2599 to order their VIP passes or buy them online from Ticketmaster or they risk missing this great event.

Headlined by one of the best athletes in Canadian MMA history, the CFC 8 main event matchup between Joe Doerksen (49-16) and Mike Kent (9-2) will have fans standing on their feet.  Manitoba’s Doerksen can become Canada’s only 50 win MMA fighter with a win in the main event, but Nova Scotia’s Kent is coming to down to spoil the hometown hero’s party.

The semi-main event of the night features a battle of undefeated fighters!  Winnipeg’s Travis Gervais (3-0) has knocked out everyone he has faced in his career and he will be looking to finish Kevin Lee (5-0) on September 13th as well.  Lee has had more cage time and will look to take Gervais down a notch.  Who will receive their first professional loss at CFC 8?

Also on the card is fight between cross town rivals Dominick Blais (9-5) and Mark Durant (3-3).  The two Lightweights have been featured on many Canadian Fighting Championship cards throughout the years and always leave the fans wanting more.  The two fighters always have large cheering sections.  Who will you be cheering on when they finally meet each other inside the cage?

Thunder Bay’s Nathan Gunn (10-4) is one of the top Welterweights in Canada and he will be facing Milwaukee’s Gerald Meerschaert (16-7) in a Canada versus the USA matchup.

Other local Winnipeg athletes scheduled to appear on the card include Jon Henderson, who is looking to derail the unbeaten Kyle Nelson, Agostino DeNatale, Vyron Phillips, David Quangvan, and Ryan Pang.

Here is the lineup for the pro card that starts at 8pm on Friday, September 13th:

Main Event
Joe Doerksen (49-16) vs. Mike Kent (9-2)

Semi-Main Event
Travis Gervais (3-0) vs. Kevin Lee (5-0)

Gerald Meerschaert (16-7) vs. Nathan Gunn (10-4)
Jon Henderson (2-2) vs. Kyle Nelson (4-0)
Mark Durant (3-3) vs. Dominick Blais (9-5)


Agostino DeNatale (3-2) vs. Jimmy Zidek (10-7)
David Quangvan (1-1) vs. Ivan Cottrell (0-0)
Vyron Phillips (2-0) vs. Aaron Berke (5-2)
Ryan Pang (0-0) vs. Aaron Cook (1-0)

Tickets available by calling (204) 772-2599 or online from Ticketmaster.

Joe Doerksen, UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis at CFC 8

September 2, 2013 by

Where will you be on Friday, September 13th?  UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will be in attendance for CFC 8 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, so should you!

You can get VIP tickets by calling (204) 772-2599 or get $25 tickets from Ticketmaster.

In the main event, Winnipeg’s Joe Doerksen (49-16) will be attempting to win his 50th MMA fight.  Doerksen is already the Canadian MMA fighter with the most wins in the cage and 50 wins is unheard of for a Canadian fighter! “El Dirte” takes on Nova Scotia’s Mike Kent (9-2) in what could be Winnipeg’s final chance to see Doerksen in the cage.

The co-main event will be a battle of unbeaten fighters as the Canadian Fighting Center‘s Travis Gervais (3-0) takes on Kevin Lee (5-0). will be looking to keep is record perfect.  Winnipeg’s Gervais has finished all three of his opponents with strikes and will look to put a quick end to Lee’s night.

A huge all-local bout will also be on the card as Mark Durant (3-3) will take on Dominick Blais (9-5).  An exciting striker matchup between Agostino DeNatale (3-2) vs Jimmy Zidek (10-8) will be sure to bring fans out of their seats.

Fans can expect up to 10 action packed bouts to be on the card, so make sure you pick up a pair of tickets by calling (204) 772-2599 or get $25 tickets from Ticketmaster!

Fighters Confirmed for CFC 8

May 4, 2013 by

Hello everyone,

Well, the talk in Winnipeg is all about MMA and CFC 8 is set to rock the Winnipeg Convention Centre on September 13. There is no doubt that this event will be sold out.

I am pleased to announce that Winnipeg’s own Joe Doerksen will be headlining this Friday the 13th card. Joe instructs at the CFC Training Center, is a former UFC fighter, and is 2-0 in his previous Canadian Fighting Championship appearances. Come out and cheer on the best MMA fighter to come out of our province!

Other fighters confirmed to compete on CFC 8 include Agostino DeNatale, Jon Henderson, Travis Gervais, David Quangvan, Mark Durant, Lance Cartwright, Vyron Phillips and Ryan Pang. More fighters will be added to the line up very soon as CFC 8 promises to showcase Winnipeg’s top MMA talent.

Reserve your VIP Table seats by calling 204-772-2599 or email at info@canadianfighting.com.

$20 General tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Thank You,

Giuseppe DeNatale

Canadian Fighting Championship/ Canadian Fighting Center
Owner/ President

CFC Returns September 13

March 26, 2013 by

Hello everyone,

I am very happy to announce that the Canadian Fighting Championship will return to the Winnipeg Convention Centre on Friday, September 13, 2013.

CFC 8: Resurrection will showcase all your favorite CFC fighters and will be a stellar night of professional Mixed Martial Arts.

This event will sellout fast! Reserve your VIP tables now!

Thank You,

Giuseppe DeNatale

Hey UFC! Get Winnipeg’s Joe Doerksen on UFC 161!

March 7, 2013 by

Doerksen drops Kalib Starnes with a Cobra Punch (photo: Top MMA News)

Hello everyone,

The whole city of Winnipeg is pumped for UFC 161 at the MTS Centre June 15! Everyone seems to be an MMA fan now and I have given almost ten interviews this week on the subject already!

This is the biggest news for our city since the Winnipeg Jets returned! When you include all the millions of people watching on pay per view, it will be the biggest event ever held in our city. UFC 161 will put Winnipeg on the world map for MMA!

Get Joe Doerksen on UFC 161
Now, for me and every MMA fan in Winnipeg, UFC 161 will not be complete without Winnipeg’s own Joe Doerksen on the show. Joe Doerksen is a Canadian MMA legend! With 49 wins and 9 appearances in UFC to his credit, Doerksen is the most experienced MMA fighter in Canada. It would be well-deserved based on his current results as he is on a two fight winning streak, including one over UFC vet Kalib Starnes, with both fights being named Fight of the Night by Top MMA News. Joe has fought at home many times for CFC over the years and the Winnipeg crowd loves him! No one deserves to be on the show more that Joe Doerksen!

The Return of Canadian Fighting Championship
Lastly, it has been a fantastic start to 2013 for CFC Gym! Our classes are full every night with people working hard to reach their goals! I can’t count how many people have asked me, ‘When are you running a show again?’ or ‘When is Winnipeg’s own Canadian Fighting Championship coming back with show # 8?’ So, with the high demand for MMA in Winnipeg, I have decided to promote CFC 8 later this year…stay tuned for an announcement very soon.

In the meantime, here are some great fights from CFC 7. http://www.canadianfighting.com/videos-cfc-7/

Thank You,
Giuseppe DeNatale

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