Steve Bossé

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Steve Bossé
Born (1981-07-29) July 29, 1981 (age 37)
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
Other namesThe Boss
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
Reach74.0 in (188 cm)
Fighting out ofSaint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
TeamTristar Gym
Years active2007–2016 (MMA)
2018–present (Boxing)
Professional boxing record
By knockout1
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout10
By submission1
By decision2
By knockout2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Steve Bossé (born July 29, 1981) is a Canadian professional boxer currently competing in the heavyweight division.[1] Bossé was a former mixed martial artist in the Light Heavyweight division of the UFC and was also known as an infamous hockey enforcer "The Boss" in the Quebec semi-professional league Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey[2] Bossé was one of the most popular players amongst the Quebec fans.[3]

Early life[edit]

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.[4] 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[edit]

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.[4] Bossé made his professional debut in the organization TKO June 1st, 2007 at the Montreal Bell Centre against David Fraser.[5]

Strike Box/Titans Fighting incident[edit]

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.[6][7]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[8] He was replaced by Sean O'Connell.[9]

Bossé faced Thiago Santos on June 27, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 70.[10] He lost the fight by knockout in the first round.[11]

Bossé faced James Te-Huna on March 20, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85.[12] He won the fight via KO in the first round.[13]

Bossé next faced Sean O'Connell on June 18, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 89.[14] Bossé was awarded a unanimous decision victory.[15] The back and forth action earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.[16]

Bossé was expected to face Jared Cannonier on July 7, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.[17] However, Bossé was removed from the fight just days before the event and was replaced by promotional newcomer Nick Roehrick.[18]

Professional Boxing Career[edit]

Bossé vs. Cuellar Cabrera[edit]

Steve “The Boss” Bossé made his professional boxing debut as part of the third installment of the 2017-2018 “CHRONO AVIATION Boxing Series 2017-2018”, February 15th at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal. Bossé faced the Bolivian heavyweight Julio “Conceali” Cuellar Cabrera (12-6-0, 11 KOs), in a six-round bout. Bossé won via a punishing second-round KO.[19] [20] Video on YouTube

Hockey Record[edit]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes;

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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 - - - - -

Hockey awards[edit]

Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey

  • 2003-2004: Championship with the Dragons de Verdun
  • 2006-2007: Championship with the Summum-Chiefs de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Mixed Martial Arts Record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 Returned 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 Won the vacant Ringside MMA Light Heavyweight Championship.
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 (toe hold) 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

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
2 fights 1 win 1 loss
By knockout 1 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
2 Loss 1–1 Canada Jean Pascal TKO 8 (10), 3:00 Jul 20, 2018 Canada Place Bell, Laval, Quebec, Canada
1 Win 1–0 Bolivia Julio Cuellar Cabrera KO 2 (6), 0:52 Feb 15, 2018 Canada Montreal Casino, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "BoxRec Steve Bosse". BoxRec.
  2. ^ "Steve Bosse".
  3. ^ Mathieu Boulay. "Steve Bossé poursuivi pour rupture de contrat". Le Journal de Montréal.
  4. ^ a b "Steve Bosse". UFC.
  5. ^ "Steve". Sherdog.
  6. ^ "Chaos at Strike Box in Montreal: Fans nearly Riot".
  7. ^ "James Thompson Responds to Near Riot at Titans Fighting".
  8. ^ John Morgan (2014-03-05). "Bosse out at TUF Nations Finale, promotion seeks new opponent for Jimmo". Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  9. ^ Zane Simon (2014-03-06). "Report: UFC targeting Sean O'Connell to replace Steve Bosse at TUF Nations Finale". bloodyelbow. Retrieved 2014-03-06.
  10. ^ Elias Cepeda (2015-04-29). "Steve Bosse scheduled to make UFC debut in June against Thiago Santos". foxsports. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  11. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-06-27). "UFC Fight Night 70 results: Thiago Santos flattens Steve Bosse in 29 seconds". mmajunkie. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
  12. ^ Liam Ducey (19 January 2016). "UFC Brisbane gets four more fights". Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  13. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-03-19). "UFC Fight Night 85 results: Steve Bosse obliterates James Te Huna with 1-punch KO". Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  14. ^ Staff (2016-03-29). "Multiple fight bookings made official for UFC Fight Night 89". Retrieved 2016-03-29.
  15. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-06-18). "UFC Fight Night 89 results: Steve Bosse outbrawls Sean O'Connell in wild fight". Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  16. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-06-19). "UFC Fight Night Ottawa bonuses: Cerrone, Bosse, O'Connell, Jotko pocket $50K". Retrieved 2016-06-19.
  17. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2017-04-25). "'TUF 25' Finale Update: Jared Cannonier to Meet Steve Bosse in Las Vegas on July 7". Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  18. ^ Dale Jordan (2017-07-04). "Steve Bossé out, Nick Roehrick makes UFC debut against Jared Cannonier at the TUF 25 Finale". Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  19. ^ "Steve "The Boss" Bossé to fight on Feb.15". Jan 20, 2018.
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