Owner and promoter of Fivestar Fight League Justin Donally says a new commission has made it possible for Fort St. John to have a fight card and is thrilled to be putting on the show.
“We’ve been touring western Canada, B.C., Alberta, and the North West Territories for the last year and a half putting on pretty big fight cards,” he says. “Now we’re coming home finally with a new commission in place that has allowed us to do so. We’ve got the venue locked up and we couldn’t be more excited to finally bring a fight card home to Fort St. John, the first one ever.”
In the main event of the evening Brad Stewart of Fort St. John will be putting the Fivestar Middleweight title against Cody Krahn. Krahn is the seventh ranked middleweight in Canada after a big win in the cage this past weekend.
“Brad Stewart, a local home town guy he’s going to headline the card. He’s ranked sixth in Canada according to Fight Matrix. He’s excited, he’s been fighting all over Canada and he’s excited to come home and fight at home,” Donally states. “He’s going to defend the title against Cody Krahn who just won last Saturday night against Clay Davidson. Cody’s just jumped up to number seven in Canada so we’ve got the number six and seven fighters going at it for the Fivestar Fight League Middleweight title.”
Fivestar cards of the past have had championship calibre fights and fighters with UFC experience as well. Donally plans to put on a show that will be the best line up of fights that Fivestar has produced for home town MMA fans.
“Anybody that’s been to any of our cards can expect twice the fight card they’ve ever seen. We’re coming home and this is the reason I started this fight promotion was to eventually do a show here and do it big,” he explains. “We’re talking huge names coming in we’ve got Caleb Starnes, Tim Hauge, to ex UFC fighters working their way back to the top.”
Donally says it’s a great feeling to put on a local show not only on a personal level, but to give a chance to local fighters to perform in front of familiar faces.
“It means everything. This fight league was started with big intentions of doing big things in the Peace Region and we’ve done that. We’ve been to Dawson Creek, Prince George, Grande Prairie, Tumbler Ridge, but Fort St. John is where we really wanted to do this card. With commissioning we weren’t able to do it until now. This is why we started this fight league and finally bringing this fight card home to support our local athletes.”
Tickets are expected to go on sale in the next couple of weeks for “Homecoming” to be held at the Fort St. John Curling Club.