July 29, 1981 |
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
|Other names||The Boss|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)|
|Reach||74.0 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Steve Bossé (born July 29, 1981) is a Canadian mixed martial artist currently competing in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Bossé was formerly a hockey enforcer in the Quebec semi-professional league Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey and was a popular player to fans in Quebec.
Bossé played hockey as a child and his goal was to become a professional in that sport. Always a tough player, he would train in boxing in order to improve his effectiveness on the ice. Bossé was a successful hockey enforcer in the Quebec semi-professional league of Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (North American Hockey League)(LNAH).
Mixed martial arts career
Bossé began his training in mixed martial arts with Mark Colangelo, a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Renzo Gracie, and with Stephane Dube, a popular martial artist in Quebec. Bossé became interested in MMA in 2006 after he met his agent Stephane Patry, who gave him his first opportunity to fight. Bossé made his professional debut in the organization TKO 1 st June 2007 at the Montreal Bell Centre against David Fraser.
Strike Box/Titans Fighting incident
On February 6, 2009, Bossé fought James Thompson at Strike Box/Titans Fighting's inaugural event in Quebec, Canada. The event was originally scheduled to be conducted under Strike Box's own rules where only boxing, takedowns and standing submissions were allowed, but the rules were not accepted by the province's athletic commission in time for the event. It was therefore instead conducted under MMA rules. Before the event some fighters agreed to fight under Strike Box's proposed rules as a gentleman's agreement, though the referee in charge would not have any choice but to allow ground fighting were it to happen. Thompson, who later claimed to be unaware of the agreement, proceed to take down, mount and ground and pound Bossé - as allowed under MMA rules - after Bossé went for a standing guillotine choke at the start of the fight. This caused the attending audience to boo Thompson and the referee, unaware of that the fight was technically conducted under MMA rules. Beer cans and eventually chairs were then thrown into the ring, prompting referee Yves Lavigne to stop the match declaring it a no contest.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Bossé was expected to make his promotional debut against Ryan Jimmo on April 16, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale. However, Bossé was forced to pull out of the bout citing an injury. He was replaced by Sean O'Connell.
Bossé next faced Sean O'Connell on June 18, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 89. Bossé was awarded a unanimous decision victory. The back and forth action earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes;
|2003-04||Dragons de Verdun||LHSMQ||42||2||1||3||281||5||0||0||0||6|
|2004-05||Dragons de Verdun||LNAH||38||0||1||1||222||5||0||0||0||27|
|2005-06||Dragons de Verdun||LNAH||22||0||2||2||171||3||0||0||0||5|
|2005-06||Aigles de Saint-Jean||LHSPAA||19||1||2||3||169||-||-||-||-||-|
|2006-07||Summum-Chiefs de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu||LNAH||27||0||0||0||253||13||1||0||1||94|
|2007-08||Summum-Chiefs de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu||LNAH||13||0||0||0||71||4||0||0||0||20|
|2008-09||98.3 FM de Saguenay||LNAH||8||0||0||0||44||-||-||-||-||-|
- 2003-2004: Championship with the Dragons de Verdun
- 2006-2007: Championship with the Summum-Chiefs de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Mixed Martial Arts
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||12 wins||2 losses|
|Win||12–2||Sean O'Connell||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson||June 18, 2016||3||5:00||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||11–2||James Te-Huna||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir||March 20, 2016||1||0:52||Brisbane, Australia||Return to Light Heavyweight.|
|Loss||10–2||Thiago Santos||KO (head kick)||UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero||June 27, 2015||1||0:29||Hollywood, Florida, United States||Middleweight debut.|
|Win||10–1||Caleb Grummet||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Challenge MMA 1||May 11, 2013||1||5:00||Richelieu, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||9–1||Houston Alexander||KO (elbow)||Instinct MMA 1||October 7, 2011||2||4:11||Boisbriand, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||8–1||Mychal Clark||TKO (punches)||W-1 MMA 5: Judgment Day||June 19, 2010||1||4:29||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||7–1||Marvin Eastman||Decision (unanimous)||MFL 2: Battleground||February 27, 2010||3||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||6–1||Craig Brown||TKO (punches)||Ringside MMA 3: Battle for the Belt||September 19, 2009||1||2:45||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||5–1||Yan Pellerin||TKO (punches)||Ringside MMA 1: The Comeback||May 30, 2009||1||0:45||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Light Heavyweight debut.|
|Win||4–1||Sebastien Gauthier||TKO (punches)||TKO 35: Quenneville vs. Hioki||October 7, 2008||1||3:59||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||3–1||Wes Sims||Submission (ankle lock)||TKO 34: Sims vs. Bossé||June 7, 2008||1||3:05||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||2–1||Icho Larenas||TKO (punches)||TKO 31: Young Guns||December 14, 2007||3||3:31||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||2–0||Jody Burke||TKO (punches)||TKO 30: Apocalypse||September 28, 2007||1||1:20||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||1–0||David Fraser||TKO (punches)||TKO 29: Repercussion||June 1, 2007||1||2:02||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
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