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Chokes by the Ocean stacked; includes Oliver Taza vs. Matt Kwan

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Cat Clarke has created what is arguably the most legit professional grappling promotion in Canada — Submission Series Pro. Their upcoming event on July 29 features some of the Canadian grappling scene’s most prominent grapplers, including a spectacular main card match between Danaher Death Squad/Tristar talent Oliver Taza and On Guard BJJ founder Matt Kwan.

Matt Kwan vs. Kabir Bath at a Battlefield Fight League event

Taza is a brown belt under Firas Zahabi at Tristar MMA in Montreal, but spends a lot of his time in New York at the Renzo Gracie Academy under professor John Danaher. With his goal of dominating the professional grappling scene, Taza made the trek to NYC in order to train with some of the sports best, Garry Tonon, Eddie Cummings and Gordon Ryan.

Kwan is one of the most notable names on the west coast and has won multiple medals and super-fights at the brown belt level. Most recently, Kwan took to Alberta in order to compete in the West Coast Chokes event put on by Submission Series Pro. He dominated the 16-man tournament and won the entire thing, shocking some. Kwan runs his own club in Pitt Meadows, B.C. and spends some of his time with Island Top Team head coach Rob Biernacki.

The main card also features UFC featherweight Jeremy Kennedy, who will take on Matheiu Tarantini, as well as UFC veteran Diego Sanchez vs. Mike Wacker.

The full main card is as follows:

Travis Conley vs. TBA.
Matheiu Tarantini vs. Jeremy Kennedy
Oliver Taza vs. Matt Kwan
Ethan Crelinsten vs. Chad George
Jaret MacIntosh vs. Dom Hoskins
Mike Wacker vs. Diego Sanchez

There are only 250 tickets available and fans are also able to watch online via PPV at a cost of $19.99.

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Jeremy Brand is an experienced MMA writer and columnist. He is the founder of, and has represented the company with media credentials at many mixed martial arts fights. Jeremy is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in BC, Canada.

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