Monday, December 10, 2012



Shane "Shaolin" Campbell has been fighting since he was eighteen years old. Since that time he has proven to be a top level competitor in both muay thai and MMA. Could he be the next big thing in the lightweight division in both the Canadian and International Fight scene. He just won the AFC lightweight title and recently got from Brazil training with Jose Also! Things are on the up and up.

Campbell received an invitation from Nova Unaio founder Andre Pederneiras, to come down to the teams main training facility in Rio de Janerio and train with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in preparation for an upcoming title defense against Frankie Edgar. Unfortunately the bout against Frankie Edgar never came to fruition because of an injury to Aldo, but Shane was still able to train with some of the best MMA fighters in the world at Nova Unaio.

How does a small town Canadian boy get invited to one of the top MMA camps in the world? In simple words, HE WINS! Shane fought his first professional muay thai fight at 18. Over the next 3 years shane would win multiple amateur and professional titles in the art of eight limbs. His biggest win came against top light weight fighter Chris Nibimbi. With the victory Cambell won the vacant W.K.A super middle weight title.

After compiling an impressive muay thai record of over 40 victories, Shane turned his attention to the popular sport of mixed martial arts. Fighting in the Canadian scene in both Alberta and Ontario, Shane would test his skills some Canada s up and comers. With several victories under his belt, Campbell moved up a weight calls to challenge for the Unified MMA welter weight strap. In the second round Shane was able to use some of his new found grappling skills to lock on on choke and win the title. This was the first of two MMA titles that the Canadian would win in 2012. Campbell would face and defeat Stephen Beaumonts at AFC 14 and win the lightweight title. Kimurawear was proud to sponsor Shane for this important fight and look forward to working with him in the future

With his impressive resume its no secret as to why Shane's skills caught the attention of mma power house, Nova Unaio. Perhaps another trip to Brazil is the future for Mr. Campbell and bigger things in the sport of MMA.


Will Romero

On Friday November 23rd, the fists were flying and the submissions were being locked on, at the Score Fighting Series. Kimurawear was proud to sponsor 7 of the top level athletes on the card.

Rory McDonell

First up was the head trainer from Para Bellum, Rory McDonell. His undefeated opponent Desmond green appeared out gunned on the feet and quickly took Rory to the mats to implement his viscous ground and pound. Almost immediately rory set up an armbar, but green was able to power out of it and slam McDonell back to the mats. As the round was coming to a close, Rory used his rubber guard to set up an omaplata, then to gogoplata and then finished with a straight armbar. A true thing of beauty!!

Elias Theodorou

At 185 pounds the charismatic Elias Theodorou faced the always game Ali Mokdad. There was very little striking in this bout, as Elias relentlessly pushed Mokdad against the cage. Once against the cage, Elias used his wrestling and natural power to take the fight to the mats. Mokdad put up little offence off of his back, as Elias worked his ground and pound. This sequence of events would happen the same way every round, and Elias cruised to a unanimous decision. Still undefeated at 6-0, Elias is quickly rising up the ranks of Canada s top middleweights.

Alex Ricci

Muay thai fighter turned MMa fighter Alex RIcci looked to bounce back after his first defeat, against Kevin Morin of Quebec. Morin was able to drag Ricci to the ground in the first round but unable to mount an serious kind of offence while on top. RIcci was able to stuff the take downs for the rest of the fight and keep it standing. Most of the action was against the cage for the rest of the fight with RIcci landing a plethora of elbows to the face of Morin. Kevin was able to take the punishment but the 2nd and 3rd rounds were RIccis and he was awarded the decision.

Jason Saggo

The high level ground skills were on display once Jason Saggo got his opponent, Iraj Hadin to the mats. Hadin did a good job of staying out of trouble in the first round when Saggo was able to put him in some bad position on the ground. But Hadin was playing with fire when he initiated a takedown and soon found himself on his back once again. This time Saggo was able to sink in the choke and score his seventh win by submission and 8th overall.

Tristan Johnson & Will Romero

These two long time Kimurawear sponsored athletes faced each other for the second time and ended up putting on the fight of the night. It was a back and forth slugfest, were Tristan to seemed land the larger volume of punches but Will was able to land the bigger shots. The key difference maker was probably the first round knockdown that Romero suffered as will as getting taken down in the third by Johnson. Tristan Johnson earned the split decision victory. Both warriors wore the marks of battle on there faces and bodies as they both put it on the line and entertained everyone in the crowd.

Ryan Healy

In the co-main event American Ryan Healy faced top Canadian prospect Jesse Ronson. It seemed like a typical striker vs grappler match as Healy pressed for the takedown as soon as he started taking some solid shots from Ronson. Healy had no luck with his takedown attempts and continued to take a lot of punishment through out the fight. Ronson was able to hurt Healy badly on a few occasions but just couldn't take out the tough American. He would not stay down. In the end Ronson took the unanimous decision. Ryan showed the true heart of a warrior and was never going to give up no matter what, and were very proud that he was wearing our shorts.