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  Tuesday - October 2, 2001

FCF TV Catch an all new episode of Full Contact Fighter tonight on MSG (Madison Square Garden) Network at 11:30PM (Eastern time).

Check with your local cable or satellite provider and your local listings.

From SuperBrawl promoter T. Jay Thompson:
Super Brawl to Adopt Nevada State Weight Classes

Extreme Sports Productions, producers of the Super Brawl series of events, have been pioneers in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Super Brawl began in 1996 with three weight classes (under 165lbs, 165-200lbs and over 200lbs) and limited rules. Since then they have continually adapted to their surrounding environment. The event, which gave NHB debuts to names such as Vitor Belfort, Frank Shamrock, Ray Cooper, Ronald Jhun and many others, is making some changes once again. Super Brawl will now have 5 separate weight classes with new champions crowned in each division. Weight classes will be 155lbs and under, 155.1-170lbs, 170.1-185lbs, 185.1-205lbs and over 205lbs. T.Jay Thompson said "We are excited about the new weight classes. We think this is another small step in developing unified standards for all MMA events world-wide and we are happy to do our part."

Contact: T.Jay Thompson SuperBrawl@hawaii.rr.com (808) 524-6062

From Susumu's Gallery:
Susumu's Gallery Update

Susumu's photo from Shooto


Hello,

We have added 20 pictures from Pride 16 held on September 24. Please enjoy!

Susumu's Gallery:
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From the event's promoter:
Danger Zone banner
Nov. 11 6 pm.
Broadripple Place
Ft. Wayne, IN.

The Danger Zone is going to be putting on THE MOST ACTION PACKED fighting event of the year in Ft. Wayne, IN. This is an all amateur card with the areas finest up and coming fighters. The amateurs are the future of the sport and where else can they fight like the pros and display their skills than in the Danger Zone!
None of that open palm on the ground garbage! This is full contact mixed martial arts at its finest!
All applicants go to http://www.the-dangerzone/ and fill out an application.
A single amateur fight - Team Roc fighter Seth Horn out of NC. vs. Brian Densberger PA. Along with 7 amateur tournaements. The Danger zone is looking at putting on their first female match ups on the card as well. Andrea Grishman vs. Tara Larosa will take place. Don't miss this night of action!
Tickets are available through the Danger Zone. $12 and $15 at the door.
All amateur fighters that would like to fight on this card go to http://www.the-dangerzone.com/ and fill out an application. Be sure to take a look at the information on the site.

For more information contact Becky Levi at severndd@cbpu.com

Dan Severn-Becky Levi
The Danger Zone Inc.
http://www.the-dangerzone.com/

From RITC Writer/Statistician John Petrilli:
RITC XXX - Soaring to New Heights
Upshur upsets Ritch!!!

In their first event sanctioned by the Arizona State Boxing Commission RITC offered a bit of everything, 18 MMA bouts (6 closed fist and 12 open hand striking), 3 "Roughman" Boxing matches and beautiful Hooters Ring Girls.

James "The Crippler" Upshur, representing Brausa Academy, submitted Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch in the Main Event. This impressive victory earned Fighter of the Night honors for James. Other candidates for Fighter of the Night were Edwin Dewees, Joseph Riggs, Nathan Bulitta and Juan Ayala.

Results:

Fight #1
Duane Farrell (154 lbs), Brausa Fighting Systems
defeated by submission (choke) 2:53 Rd 1
Allan Dougherty (154 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #2
Michael Chavez (166 lbs), Savage Te Dawg Pound
defeated by decision (2 - 0 -1)
Brian "The Tsunami" Ikagami (157 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #3 ("Roughman" Boxing Contest)
Rocky Aranki (169 lbs), Brausa Academy
defeated by decision (3 - 0)
Al Aguado (175 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #4
Juan Ayala (161 lbs), Medina Freestyle Fight Team
defeated by submission (choke) :50 Rd 1
Ira "The Hurricane" Boyd (158 lbs), Duke's Gym

Fight #5
"Ruthless" Ray Duke (141 lbs), Duke's gym
defeated by submission (ankle lock) 2:00 Rd 1
Michael Barney (141 lbs), Debrazil Academy

Fight #6
Jose Cortez (242 lbs), Brausa Academy
defeated by submission (strikes) 1:54 Rd 1
Jacob Henness (207 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #7
Mark Moore (181 lbs), Brausa Academy
defeated by submission (neck crank) 2:03 Rd 2
James "Mad Dog" Meals (176 lbs), Carbajal's 9th Street Gym

Fight #8
Javier Escontrias (186 lbs), Brausa Academy
defeated by DQ 1:06 Rd 1
John Lansing (164 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #9
Larry Robertson (202 lbs), Wrestling
defeated by decision (3 - 0)
Pat Larson (202 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #10
Chris "Pitbull" Custead (202 lbs)
defeated by medical stoppage 1:35 Rd 1
Ron Rostas (199 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #11 ("Roughman" Boxing Contest)
Steve Hyatt (199 lbs), Brausa Academy
defeated by KO :53 Rd 1
Joseph "The Ho Bag" Bochenek (178 lbs), Streetfighter

Fight #12
Jason Sewell (198 lbs), The Academy of Five Rings
defeated by DQ :43 Rd 1
Mike Rainieri (196 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #13
Casey Balkenbush (150 lbs), Reno Academy of Combat
defeated by submission (arm bar) 2:38 Rd 2
John "The Dragon" Upton (143 lbs), Allisone Academy

Fight #14
Carlos Ortega (155 lbs), Brausa Fighting Systems
defeated by decision (2 - 0 - 1)
Julian Samaniego (151 lbs), Vale Tudo

Fight #15
Nathan Bulitta (153 lbs), Brausa Fighting Systems
defeated by decision (3 - 0)
Santino Defranco (154 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #16 ("Roughman" Boxing Contest)
Pat Tellez (183 lbs), Brausa Academy
defeated by decision (3 - 0)
Andrew "The Hurricane" Garcia (177 lbs), Streetfighter

Fight #17 (Super Fight)
Edwin Dewees (200 lbs), Brausa Academy
defeated by submission (choke) 1:09 Rd 1
Randy Lavrar (193 lbs), Duke's Gym

Fight #18
Mike "The Mangler" Berardi (180 lbs), Brausa Fighting Systems
defeated by decision (3 - 0)
Jason Welch (174 lbs), Reno Academy of Combat

Fight #19 (Super Fight)
Joseph Riggs (249 lbs), Wrestling
defeated by submission (strikes) 2:32 Rd 1
Ryan Roath (280 lbs), Brausa Fighting Systems

Fight #20 (Main Event)
James "The Crippler" Upshur (157 lbs), Brausa Academy
defeated by submission (arm bar) :38 Rd 1
Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch (159 lbs), Arizona Fight Club

Fight #21 (Main Event)
Jimmy Ambriz (305 lbs), Medina Freestyle Fight Team
defeated by submission (strikes) 1:09 Rd 2
Rich Collup (245 lbs), Reno Academy of Combat

Next Event:
Rage in the Cage XXXI
Wednesday November 7, 2001

Tickets will be available at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office (602-267-1600) or at Ticketmaster (480-784-4444). For additional information, please call 480-446-8127 or visit www.rageinthecage.com

  Wednesday - October 3, 2001

From the event's promoter:
COBRA CLASSIC 2001
"RETURN OF THE COBRA"

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2001
Time: Doors Open: 5:30 PM, Fight Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Cahuilla Creek Casino, Anza, California

MAIN EVENT
Mark "The Cobra" Hall (CFF) vs John Cole (Shark Tank)

SUPER FIGHTS
CFF HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
Aaron Brink vs Adrian Perez

CFF LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE
Jason Vonflu vs Reggie Cardial

10 OTHER FIGHTS plus Female Fights

The Cahuilla Creek Casino and Cobra Productions proudly presents Cobra Classic 2001..A matter of pride! Closed fist ultimate-style fighting No Rules! Anything Goes!!! Octagon is used as the battleground!

Five-time UFC veteran Mark "The Cobra" Hall returns to the octagon!

TICKETS:
Ringside (Reserve) $75
VIP $50
General Admission $30
Tickets and information available from Cobra Productions (909) 532-7589 and the Cahuilla Creek Casino (909) 763-1200

From Koichi "Booker K" Kawasaki:
PRIDE.17 Match

DSE/PRIDE announced one more match up for PRIDE.17 as follows:

Nobuhiko Takada vs Mirko Cro Cop (K-1 veteran)
Kazushi Sakuraba vs Vanderlei Silva was already announced

PRIDE.17
DATE: November 3rd 2001
Place: Tokyo Dome (Tokyo, Japan)
OPEN: 15:00 START: 17:00

From SuperBrawl promoter T. Jay Thompson:
Egan Inoue and Joe Doerksen
to Test New Super Brawl Weight Class

Friday night, November 2, the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii will rock as hometown favorite Egan Inoue and #10 world ranked (MMA Writers Assoc.) Joe Doerksen will battle for the inaugural Super Brawl middleweight Championship belt.

T.Jay Thompson said "We are excited about the new weight classes and even more excited about this match-up! These are truly two of the elite fighters in the world at this weight."

Inoue will be testing the waters at a lighter weight. He has retained the Super Brawl title at the old heavyweight class (over 200lbs) since beating Marcelo Tiger in a controversial match in 1999. "I look forward to fighting closer to my natural weight. I donít think there are many people who can compete with me at 185lbs." Said Egan. When asked about how he thought the fight would go, Inoue responded, "I have been working hard on all aspects of my game. If he wants to stand up I will try to knock him out. If the fight goes to the ground I am confident I can submit him there."

Doerksen, a Winnipeg, Canada native, with a 19-2 professional record and 12 straight wins guarantees an exciting fight. He has never seen a decision. All 19 wins have come by way of submission. His only losses were to Matt Hughes and Eugene Jackson, both international stars. Joe is looking for a spot in one of the "big shows" (UFC, PRIDE, etc.) and sees Inoue as his meal ticket. "This will be a tough fight, but I know a lot of people will be paying attention to the outcome. I plan on leaving the islands with a new piece of hardware around my waist and respect from promoters world-wide." Joe Doerksen

Tickets will go on sale Monday morning at the Blaisdell Center box office. More match-ups to be announced in the coming weeks.

Contact: T.Jay Thompson SuperBrawl@hawaii.rr.com (808) 524-6062

From the event's promoter:
Kickshoot 2001

Mixed martial arts and kickboxing return to Memphis, TN this Saturday, October 6, 2001. Mid South Kickboxing presents Kickshoot 2001 at Southwest TN Community College (formerly State Tech) Nabors Auditorium, Macon RD Campus. Fights will start at 8:00 doors will open at 7:00.(Fighters please be there at 6:30 for the weigh in and physical.) Earlier that day Mid South Karate will host a Karate & Grappling tournament, open to all schools and styles at the same location. (gi's are optional for grapplers)The tournament will start at 11:00 am. For info on the fights or tournament contact Jeff Mullen at (901)757-0985 or jmullen@memphis.edu

From the event's promoter:
KING OF THE CAGE 11
OFFICIAL RESULTS
SOBOBA CASINO
September 29, 2001

MMA aficionados came to King of the Cage 11 starving for action, knockouts, submissions, and beautiful ring girls and that's exactly what King of the Cage served up to over 5,000 devoted fans.

Chris Brennan now holds the Middle Weight Belt for the second time after defeating stud fighter Steve Berger In an all out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu war.

Vernon "Tiger" White successfully defended his Light Heavyweight Championship, with impressive ground skills, as he submitted James Lee of Mash Academy.

Tim Catalfo came ready, but Bobby "The Bad Seed" Hoffman proved to be too much for the "Obake," as Hoffman grounded and pounded "Obake" into submission, remaining King of the Cage's Heavyweight Champion.

Fight fans, we know you want more KING OF THE CAGE action, and we ALWAYS deliver!

KING OF THE CAGE 12 will occur on Saturday December 8, 2001 from the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Grappling phenom Javier "Mr. Showtime" Vazquez will put his Bantam Weight title on the line against Josh Thompson, Brian Sleeman will face off against Roman Roythberg, Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch versus former KOTC Middle Weight Champion Joe Hurley, kickboxing specialist Duane "Bang" Ludwig versus Joey Villasenor, Phillip Miller versus Bobby Southworth, and much more! Also included on the card, Jerry Bohlander, Sakada, Jeremy Edwards, Shungo Oyama, and many more fighters to come! BE THERE FOR KING OF THE CAGE 12, the fight card that will end the year with a bang!

KING OF THE CAGE 11
OFFICIAL RESULTS


EXHIBITION FIGHT
  • Sost Infante def. Mark McClelland by Strikes (Submission) at 1:56 in Rd 2
UNDERCARD FIGHTS
  • Brian Warren def. Rudy Duran by Arm Bar (Submission) at 1:12 in Rd 1
  • Charlie Valencia def. Bobby Gamboa by way of TKO at 0:41 in Rd 1
  • Dean Lister def. Jerry Jenkins by Heel Hook (Submission) at 4:24 in Rd 1
FEATURE FIGHTS
  • Charlie Kohler def. Danny Bryket by Arm Bar (Submission) at 2:12 in Rd 1
  • Romie Aram def. Jeff Lindsey by Arm Bar - Triangle Choke (Submission) at 4:00 in Rd 1
  • John Alessio def. Thomas Denny by Keylock (Submission) at 1:55 in Rd 1
  • Eiji Mitsuoka drew Betiss Mansouri
  • Kim Jong Wang def. Jason Lambert by Guillotine Choke (Submission) at 0:55 in Rd 1
MAIN EVENT FIGHTS
  • Eric Pele def. Kauai Kupihea by Strikes (Submission) at 1:40 in Rd 1
  • Chris Brennan def. Steve Berger by unanimous Decision.
  • Vernon White def. James Lee by Heel Hook (Submission) at 1:00 in Rd 3
  • Bobby Hoffman def. Tim Catalfo by strikes (Submission) at 3:56 on Rd 1

From the event's promoter:
Ironheart Crown III: Exodus
Saturday, November 10, 2001
Hammond Civic Center Arena 5825 Sohl Avenue - Hammond, Indiana

IHC Poster
The Ironheart Crown Returns! Unhindered by the Boxing Commission's decision to crack down on Mixed Martial Arts events in the state of Illinois, Chicago's premiere Full-Contact Submission fighting event packs its bags and moves 30 minutes across the border to friendlier soil in Hammond, Indiana! This is exciting news for fight fans in Northwest Indiana, which has never before hosted an event of this calibre!

This year's fight card features fifteen exciting fights which will include no less than four title bouts.

In the main event, returning IHC openweight champion, Vaughan "the Man, the Myth, the Legend" Palelei from Caique Jiu-Jitsu defends his title against the Ukranian Powerhouse, "Mighty" Milan Dimkovic, training under Shonie Carter!

Heavyweight Champion, Jim Theobald, training out of Champion Jiu-Jitsu and the All-American Academy faces a hungry new challenger in Steve Lauretto, from Keith Hackney's Reality Combat!

With Adrian Serrano unable to make the weight in defense of his title, two powerful headhunters step up to fill the void in a Middleweight title bout! Jay Buck of Hackney's Hellhouse Team, who recently fought in Japan against the #10 Shooto contender, faces Dan Severn's protege, Brett Al-Azzawi, of the Dark Alley Fight Team in an exciting match which promises to feature more bombs than the Gulf War!

And in the Lightweight division, perhaps the most anticipated fight of the night, Lightweight Champion Henry Matamoros of the Pedro Sauer Team and the Duke Roufus Gym takes on last year's "Master of Submission," Rolando Higuerros, training out of the Chicago Fitness Center and the All-American Academy. This is a match you DON'T want to miss!

The exciting undercard will feature 3 four-man tournaments. In the Lightweight Division (140 - 160 lbs.), Miguel Torres, Justin Hines, Nick Mitchell, and Masae Fatoke will battle for Braulio Corral's MMAI Lightweight Title.

In the heavily stacked Middleweight Division (161 - 180 lbs), Joe Paun and James O'Connor face off in a heated rematch on one side of the bracket, while Herman Reyes and Jake Ambrose fight to determine who will take on the winner!

And in the Heavyweight division (181 - 205 lbs) Stephan Bonna, Jay Massey, Chris Albandia, and Ivan Bambic mix it up to determine who's the best man!

Several non-title exhibition bouts are also scheduled. In addition this, Blind Man's Bluff performs a chilling A Capella rendition of the U.S. National Anthem in honor of the victims of the World Trade Center attack, and MuscleMag International fitness model, Julie Ann graces the ring, along with our other beautiful Iron Maidens, as our newest Card-Girl!

Tickets are on sale now! A limited number of ringside seats are available. For more information, visit the event website at www.ironheartcrown.com, or call 219-844-8504 in NW Indiana or 773-793-6555 in the Chicago area.

From the event's promoter:
Doerksen, Jones Win Elimination Bouts in Extreme 44

      LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Joe Doerksen won his 12th straight bout, and Jesse Jones made an impressive return to the cage as the Extreme Challenge made its first visit to the bayou.
      Doerksen (19-2-1) of Winnipeg, Manitoba, tapped out Robbie Newman of Biloxi, Miss., at 1:45 of round 1 with a key lock. Meanwhile, Jones (22-3) of Omaha, Neb., submitted Anthony Macias of Arlington, Texas, with a rear choke at 2:23 of round 1.
      The two middleweights will face each other for the Extreme Challenge middleweight title in a future event.
      Extreme Challenge 44 was held at the Lake Charles Civic Center only days after the attack on the U.S. With no flights available, many of the fighters, including Doerksen and Jones, opted to drive up to 26 hours (1 way) to get there.

Complete results:
  • Kelly Lasseigne def. Robert Acosta, retire, hyper-extended elbow, at 5:00 of round 1.
  • Jeremy Jiminez def. Shannon Holgate, TKO at 4:59 of round 1.
  • Casey Erwin def. Shannon Berry, verbal submission at 3:40 of round 2.
  • Tony Fryklund def. Jeremiah O'Neal, guillotine choke at :53 of round 1.
  • Brian Dunn def. Marco Macera, guillotine choke at 2:26 of round 1.
  • Rich Clementi def. Cedric Stewart, rear choke at 2:23 of round 1.
  • Joe Doerksen def. Robbie Newman, key lock at 1:45 of round 1.
  • Jesse Jones def. Anthony Macias, rear choke at 2:23 of round 1.

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From DSE:
Jackie Kallen Joins DSE/PRIDE

      PRIDE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS, and parent company DREAM STAGE ENTERTAINMENT are pleased to announce the addition of Jackie Kallen to the company.

      Job # 1 for Kallen will be to spread the word in the United States about PRIDE, which is the pre-emiment producer of Mixed Martial Arts events in Japan. Known as "The First Lady of Boxing", Kallen has been a fixture on the fight scene for over two decades. As a sports writer, fight publicist and boxing manager, she distinguished herself as a pioneer. She was twice nominated for "Boxing manager of the Year", is the former Commissioner of the International Female Boxers Association, wrote a book called "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and is the subject of an upcoming Paramount film called "Against the Ropes" starring Meg Ryan.

      Kallen will join the company as Director of Publicity/Public Relations. She will be working to increase the American fan base for PRIDE and will help coordinate future PRIDE shows that will originate from the United States.

From the event's promoter:
Second Annual Arizona Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling Tournament

Saturday December 1, 2001

Location:
Leininger Dojo
500 E Dunlap
Phoenix, Arizona 85020

Weigh-Ins: 10:00 AM

For more information, please call Roland Sarria at 480-446-8127

  Thursday - October 4, 2001

What's on your mind?

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Give Us Your Thoughts...

This month we want to hear your thoughts on the history making UFC 33 event held in Las Vegas Nevada on September 28. Your input is meaningful to the sport and helps in understanding what the fan looks for in an event.

Some of the commentary we receive may appear in the October 2001 issue of FCF

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Anderson Silva vs. Carlos Newton OFF!
By Eduardo Alonso

      Though it looked like the man who just beat Hayato Sakurai in Shooto, Chute Boxe sensation Anderson Silva, would be facing Carlos Newton in UFC 34 for the welterweight title, negotiations have fallen through according to the Chute Boxe team. Silva decided against the proposed fight with current UFC Welterweight champion Carlos Newton at the next UFC on November 2nd. FCF was told today by the Chute Boxe camp that the UFC wanted Anderson to sign an exclusive deal with them, but the Chute Boxe star wants to have the opportunity to fight in other events as well, such as MECA and Pride. In the end both parties couldn't reach an agreement, and Anderson himself decided not to take the match.
      " It was the fighter's decision, this fight isn't going to happen anymore. Anderson will fight for MECA again in the future, and will continue with his career," said Chute Boxe coach Rudimar Fedrigo.

UFC 33 Pictures!
Photography By Joel Gold

Iha vs. Thomas

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Keep checking back, plenty more to follow!

  Friday - October 5, 2001

FCF Caption Contest
Caption it

It's No Holds Barred in the FCF Caption Contest, show off that sharp wit and come up with the best caption for the picture featured above and you will win the new hot never forgotten T-shirt like the fighters wore in UFC 33.

It don't get no better! You get a chance to be famous and also win a piece of the fabulous Full Contact Fighter Collection.

Entries must be in by 11:00 pm (Eastern Time) Sunday October 7, 2000. The winner will be announced here.
Click here to enter the contest

THE OTHER SIDE...

Joe Silva Yesterday we posted the Chute Boxe camp's explanation as to why Anderson Silva will not be fighting Carlos Newton on the upcoming UFC 34 card at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas on November 2. Now we bring you what the UFC had to say on the matter: "His team signed a contract and decided not to honor it -- even Pride realized he would not be able fight on their card and pulled him," stated UFC VP of Talent Relations Joe Silva. When asked if they would pursue any legal action if Silva would attempt to fight elsewhere, the answer was swift, "We will pursue legal action."

FCF TV Catch the new episode of Full Contact Fighter tonight at 11:30PM (Eastern time) as FCF TV moves to a new time slot on the Sunshine Network. This better time slot will be the regular schedule for FCF TV going forward.

Check with your local cable or satellite provider and your local listings.

  Saturday - October 6, 2001

MECA World Vale Tudo About to Take Off!
By Eduardo Alonso

      The biggest NHB event in Brazil nowadays, MECA World Vale Tudo, is going to take a major step next year, and hold events every single month, showcasing the best of the young fighting talent, not only from Brazil, but from around the world!
      In a conversation with FCF, event promoter and Chute Boxe coach Rudimar Fedrigo explained the big plans for the event next year. According to Rudimar, Sportv (The cable channel that carries MECA and most Vale Tudo events in Brazil, and MECA's biggest sponsor) made a change in direction, and decided to support NHB even further, and invest more money in it. With that decision, it was established that MECA will now have one event per month during the course of next year! That means 12 events in the year, and an even bigger production. And that's not all... MECA will now have shows all over Brazil, not only in the city of Curitiba like in the previous editions of the event. Cities like Sao Paulo and Rio are scheduled to have MECA events, and Curitiba, of course, will host the first MECA of next year, tentatively scheduled for early January.
      As if all this news wasn't enough, MECA will now take another major step and add more international flavor to the event, featuring fighters from several countries during the course of the year, like the USA, Japan and Russia, facing the top young fighting talent from Brazil! The event will also look to have some big names in there, and Chute Boxe stars like Anderson Silva and Pele Landi are eager to fight at the event. This is great news not only for MECA but for the sport as a whole, especially in Brazil! This will certainly help the sport to reach mainstream in Brazil, and will provide a bigger number of young fighters, from all over the world, a chance to showcase their skills and give their careers a start! FCF wishes MECA the best of luck in its new phase, and we will be there for sure to cover the action from MECA all year long!

More UFC 33 Pictures!
Photography By Joel Gold

Ortiz choking Matyushenko

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From the event's promoter:
WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT
THIS LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT?

IHC posterOn Saturday, November 10, at the Hammond Civic Center Arena, returning IHC lightweight champion, Henry Matamoros will take on last year's Master of Submission award winner, Rolando Higuerros, in what promises to be the most intense fight of the evening!Everybody knows who Henry Matamoros is. He's been fighting for years, first making his name as a Champion in the Hook-n-Shoot. He has a wealth of experience, fighting in events such as the WEF, the IVC, the Extreme Challenge, and many others. He has faced formidable opponents, including big names such as Karl Shmidt, Rafiel Cordeiro, Mario Roberto, Jeff Curran, Nick Starks, and John Renken. He is a 3-time Costa Rican freestyle wrestling champion and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion. In addition to all of this, he has great striking skills and a jaw of steel. These are the things that have made him the current lightweight champion. His opponent, Rolando Higuerros isn't as well-known outside of the immediate Chicago area, but Matamoros had better not take him lightly! His father, a former national boxing champion from Ecuador, began training Rolando as a boxer while he was still in diapers, and he's been growing as a fighter ever since! He has great hands, crafty footwork, and slick head movement that is not often seen in the MMA world. He was also a very successful wrestler in high school, and to top off his resume, Higuerros has nearly fifteen years of training in the martial arts. He has done kickboxing and submission at the All-American Academy for a number of years, and two years ago he won his division at the U.S. Olympic Pankration trials with a victory over Jeff Curran, a renowned Midwestern fighter who also happens to be a good friend and now teammate of Henry Matamoros! Matamoros and Higuerros are both equally skilled on their feet and on the ground, but their fighting styles are very different. Matamoros may have a slight advantage with his ring experience, but this is definitely the fight to watch. Chicago fight fans will make the drive for this fight alone! The Ironheart Crown will be held on November 10 in Hammond, Indiana. Doors open at 6:00 PM; Fights start at 7:00. The card will also feature fourteen other exciting matches. Tickets are on sale now, and a limited number of ringside seats are available. For more information, visit the event website at http://www.ironheartcrown.com, or call 773-793-6555 in the Chicago area or 219-844-8504 in Northwest Indiana.

  Sunday - October 7, 2001

From the event's promoter:
SuperBrawl XXII
United We Stand

3 fights announced

  1. Jose Lopez 140lbs (Shark Tank) 2-0-1
    vs.
    Lincoln Tyler 140lbs (Freelance) 5-1

    Lopez fought to a draw with Gary "Boy" Freitas earlier this year. He displayed tremendous striking skills against the much larger Freitas. Tyler is known for his submissions from the bottom, but claims he has been working on his take-down and top game as of late. If he cannot take down Lopez, he may find himself staring at the ceiling, although if he gets it to the ground it will be a short night for Lopez. Lopez 3-2 favorite.

  2. Miles Pynanis 285lbs (Team Tiger) 0-0
    vs.
    Wes "Cabbage" Coreirra 275lbs (Grappling Unlimited) 7-3

    These big boys will bang! "Cabbage", fresh of his win over Marcelo Tiger is looking to further his career with another "W". Pynanis is known around town as a "heavy hitter". He will have to hit very heavy to take out "Cabbage". Look for Pynanis throwing. "Cabbage" will weather the storm and start throwing bombs of his own. "Cabbage" 2-1 Favorite.

  3. Joe Doerksen 185lbs (Team Extreme) 19-2
    vs.
    Egan Inoue 185lbs (Grappling Unlimited) 11-3

    Doerksen is ranked #10 in the world by the MMA Writers Association and has finished all 19 of his victims by submission. Inoue has dispatched all fighters he has faced in this weight class, but none with the talents of Doerksen. Both fighters have voiced interest in fighting in the UFC middleweight class. The winner likely will get the call... the loser will have to watch on Pay-Per-View. Doerksen 3-2 Favorite.

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  Monday - October 8, 2001

From RITC Writer/Statistician John Petrilli:
RITC XXXI - The Triumphant Return

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Time: Doors Open: 6:00 PM, Fight Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona
VIP Seating (first 3 rows): $25
All Other Seats: $20

Rage in the Cage XXX on September 26 was the first RITC event sanctioned by the Arizona State Boxing Commission. This show turned out to be the best night of fights in Rage in the Cage history. The fan approval rating for the last event is running at an all-time high of 98%!!!

We're busy putting together an exciting card for RITC XXXI on November 7. The first details of this show will be released approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

Tickets for RITC available at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office (602-267-1600) or at Ticketmaster (480-784-4444). For additional information, please call 480-446-8127 or visit www.rageinthecage.com

From the event's promoter:
BAMA logo
FIGHT NIGHT 15
October 13, 2001 at South Plainfield Middle School
In South Plainfield, New Jersey


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Come join us for an action-packed night of fights

October 13th - Seating begins at 6pm, fights begin at 7pm
South Plainfield Middle School
2201 Plainfiled Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey   07080

For more information call 908-352-0622
or visit http://members.aol.com/shootfyter

Full Contact Fighter will be on hand
with a great selection of their latest gear and videos.

Fighters interested in fighting in this or future events, please call 908-352-0622.


From Susumu's Gallery:
Susumu's Gallery Update

Susumu's photo
Hello,

We have added 28 pictures from UFC held on September 28th. Please enjoy!

Susumu's Gallery:
http://come.to/susumu

From RITC Writer/Statistician John Petrilli:
Reality Super Fighting 5:
New Blood Conflict

NHB Mega-Battles! THE BEAST! MTV Event! and MORE

October 27, 2001 - 7:00 p.m.
Bell Auditorium, Augusta, GA
Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.
Promoter: Jamie Levine, President, Reality Sports Inc.

RSF poster Reality Super Fighting announces its next mixed martial arts event, NEW BLOOD CONFLICT II which promises great fights and much more. These no-holds-barred cage fights will be held at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA on October 27, 2001. The main event features the legendary Dan THE BEAST Severn against Georgia's own Forrest Griffin.

Along with world-class fights, this event will also be the subject of media excitement as Johnny Knoxville, of MTV's hit show "Jackass" steps into the cage in a special match against the Reality Super Fighting Light Weight Champion Din Thomas. (Bad idea for Johnny, but consider the name of the show.)

Also, independent film producer, Bobby Razak will document the event for the sequel to "Rites of Passage". "Rites" gained international recognition by being selected as part of the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.

Fans can look forward to professional bouts including a fight featuring Din THE DOMINATOR Thomas, RSF Light Weight Champion against Ohio's Jason Bender. Thomas is ready to go, having just come off of a big win against Fabiano Iha in the "Ultimate Fighting Championships" in Las Vegas. Thomas was originally slated to fight Rich Clementi. Clementi's camp failed to adhere to contract stipulations, forcing the loss of the opportunity for Clementi.

Georgia will be well represented in this event with local heroes including Forrest Griffin, Mike THE RHINO Farrow, Jack THE RIPPER Nilsson, George Allen and Cam McHargue entering the octagon.

Fifty-seven-year-old Skip Hall from Alabama will take on Florida's Charlie Anderson in a featured heavyweight bout.

In a just-signed bout, John Dixson will go up against Wade Rome in a super heavyweight bout. Dixson is the WEF Super Heavy Weight Champion and has been since 1999 with a win over Tom Sauer. His title carried over to the RSF. Wade Rome also fought Sauer in '99, but was defeated. Since that loss, Rome has been making a name for himself in the grappling world and the BJJ tournaments.

Reality Super Fighting is also proud to announce the debut of Christina Jarrell, spokes-model for Reality Super Fighting.

Tickets can be ordered now at ticketmaster locations or online at ticketmaster.com. General admission seats start at just $15.

This event is sanctioned by the International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF). Visit the ISCF on the Web at www.theiscf.com

THE CARD
Dan THE BEAST Severn vs Forrest Griffin
Din THE DOMINATOR Thomas vs Jason Bender
Wade Rome vs John Dixson
George Allen vs Brian Vanderwalle
Mike Newton vs Nigel Hudson
Brett Hogg vs Dan Bobish
Jack Nilsson vs Kevin Brooks
Skip Hall vs Charles Anderson
Mike THE RHINO Farrow vs Stew
Charles KRAZY HORSE Bennett vs John Weidler

PRELIMINARY MATCHES
Muhsin Corbbrey vs Harvey Sutton
Cam McHargue vs Ahron Davis

Card is subject to change.

  Tuesday - October 9, 2001

FCF TV Catch an all new episode of Full Contact Fighter tonight on MSG (Madison Square Garden) Network at 11:30PM (Eastern time).

Check with your local cable or satellite provider and your local listings.

From Josh Hedges jhedges@ufc.tv:
UFC 34: High Voltage
Hughes to Face Newton

Friday, November 2nd, at the MGM Grand

Matt Hughes Three-time UFC veteran Matt Hughes has signed to face UFC Welterweight Champion Carlos Newton at UFC 34: High Voltage.

Hughes, a Pat Miletich protégé, has a record of 2-1 in the Octagon and 24-3 overall in MMA. He is a top-five ranked welterweight, and has won seven straight fights.

After nearly a year's absence, Hughes returns to the Octagon to avenge Miletich's loss to Newton at UFC 31. "It puts a little anger in my heart. A little driving force," said Hughes.

UFC 34: High Voltage
Friday, November 2nd
at the MGM Grand - Las Vegas, NV

Here's how the line-up looks...

Josh Barnett Main card:
  • Randy Couture vs. Pedro Rizzo
  • Carlos Newton vs. Matt Hughes
  • B.J. Penn vs. Caol Uno
  • Josh Barnett vs. Bobby Hoffman
  • Ricco Rodriguez vs. Pete Williams
  • Evan Tanner vs. Homer Moore

    Prelims:
  • Roberto Traven vs. Frank Mir
  • Phil Baroni vs. Matt Lindland

  • Punishment In Paradise Sneak Peek
    By Chris Onzuka - Chris@Onzuka.com

    I don't know about you, but I love to hear what matches promoters are planning, even if a lot of them do not pan out by fight night. Brennan Kamaka just released this tentative card and it already has some interesting matches. Eugene Jackson will come off of his recent loss to Ricardo "Cacharrao" Almeida in UFC 33 to face Hawaii's own Niko Vitale. Don't count Vitale out, remember Vitale came in as an underdog and handily dispatched Todd Medina. Tim Lajcik, Jackson's training partner, will accompany him to fight an, as of yet, unnamed opponent. You can bet Lajcik will have something to prove after getting KO'd by Marcelo Tigre recently in a Pancrase tournament. Another great match pits Pete Spratt, who fought a war with Ron Jhun at the last Warriors Quest, against the new and improved Thomas "Wild Man" Denny. Sparks should fly as both guys like to bang and both are well versed at getting off the mat and back up to their feet. And of course the Warriors Quest champions, Cooper and Jhun will be back to defend their titles along with some great local talent on the under card. I will let you know as more news on this event becomes available.

    WARRIORS QUEST 3: "PUNISHMENT IN PARADISE"
    Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii
    Saturday, December 1, 2001

    Featured Matches:
    • 170lbs. Ray Cooper Vs. TBA
    • 185lbs. Falaniko Vitale Vs. Eugene Jackson
    • 185lbs. Ronald Jhun Vs .TBA
    • 175lbs. Pete Spratt Vs. Thomas Denny
    • 220lbs. Tim Lajcik Vs. TBA
    • 150lbs. David Yueng Vs. Bao Quach
    • 180lbs. Bobo Ostovich Vs. Jimmy Valenzula
    • 205lbs. Chris West Vs. Buck Greer
    • 140lbs. Dain Agbayani Vs. Ray Duke
    • 170lbs. Louis Vs. Joao Peirini
    • 205lbs. Paul Savea Vs. Kenneth Williams

      Wednesday - October 10, 2001

    Ricardo Arona out of Pride 17!
    By Eduardo Alonso

    Ricardo Arona       After his Pride debut at Pride 16 against Guy Mezger, Rings and Abu Dhabi champion Ricardo Arona was scheduled to face another experienced fighter on November 3 in Dan Henderson! However Arona suffered an injury while training yesterday and won't be able to fight the wrestler at the event.
          Ricardo Arona damaged his ribs a bit in his fight against Mezger, and yesterday he aggravated the injury during his training sessions. Results from x-rays today it was determined that he will need time to recover from the injury, and therefore will have to step out of the November 3rd Pride event at the Tokyo Dome. However, it's likely that Arona will be ready for action for the December Pride show.
    Brazilian Top Team coming strong at Pride 17!
    By Eduardo Alonso

    Minotauro       The Brazilian Top Team, one of the most important fighting teams in Brazil despite all that has happened lately with the team, will weigh in with a heavy presence at Pride 17 on November 3rd in Tokyo in great style! Despite the recent injury problem with Ricardo Arona, the team will feature at least two fighters on the card.
          Current Heavyweight sensation and submission wizard Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira will face none other than Heath Herring for the new Pride Heavyweight belt at the upcoming show! FCF was told today that Minotauro vs. Herring is a sure deal, and that both men will be fighting for the title in what will assuredly be an amazing fight.
          Herring is no pushover for any fighter, beating names like Enson Inoue, Tom Erikson and Mark Kerr, so this has the potential to be one of the most exciting fights of the year.
          Another Brazilian Top Team member who is confirmed to be fighting at the event is the "Zen Machine" Mario Sperry! Mario will be fighting at the event against an as yet to be named opponent. Several names are being considered at this point, but FCF was told today that Sperry will be making his Pride debut on November 3rd. This will only be the first fight of a multi-fight contract. With all those names, Pride 17 looks to be shaping as an exciting event.
          FCF will be on hand to provide full coverage of the event.

    From the event's promoter:
    SuperBrawl Update
    Another Match Added to
    November 2 Card in Honolulu, HI


    John "The Saint" Renken 185lbs (Nashville, TN) 10-6
    Vs.
    Niko Vitale 185lbs (Grappling Unlimited) 8-1

    The veteran Renken has fought all over the world and faced top name competition. Vitale was strong as a 200lb fighter. At this lighter weight he could be a monster! He has spent more time in the gym to make this new weight. Many predict big things for the newly invigorated Vitale. Will this just be a "tune-up" for Vitale? John Renken hopes not. Vitale is a 3-1 favorite.

    WARRIORS QUEST 3 MAIN EVENT
    By Chris Onzuka - Chris@Onzuka.com

    The main event has been announced for the Warriors Quest 3 card:
    Ray "Bradda" Cooper Vs. 2x UFC Veteran Brad Gumm

    WARRIORS QUEST 3: "PUNISHMENT IN PARADISE"
    Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii
    Saturday, December 1, 2001


    From the event's promoter:
    BANG!

    Warriors Cup logo
    America's fastest rising MMA star, Duane "BANG" Ludwig will be fighting this Friday, October 12 2001. Duane will be fighting George Humbert of Los Angeles in a 5 round Pro Muay Thai bout in the semi-main event of the Warriors Cup of America.

    The main event is Kongnapa vs. Ole Lauresen for the IMTC World Title.

    For more information go to http://www.lowkick.com/flyerpg/octflyer2.html.

    From the event's promoter:
    Second Annual Arizona Jiu-Jitsu &
    Submission Grappling Tournament

    Revised Date & Location

    Saturday December 8, 2001

    Location:
    Mesa Centennial Center
    263 North Center Street
    Mesa, AZ 85201

    Weigh-Ins: 10:00 AM
    Fight Time: 12:00 PM

    All competitors will receive a Competition T-Shirt
    All first place winners will receive a trophy
    2nd and 3rd places will receive a medal
    Outstanding performer will win a Howard Gi

    For more information, please call Roland Sarria at 480-446-8127

    Convenient point-to-point driving directions can be easily obtained at the following Yahoo site (this is a great site to bookmark for any traveling directions within the U.S.).

    http://maps.yahoo.com/py/ddResults.py

      Thursday - October 11, 2001

    FCF TV Catch the new episode of Full Contact Fighter tomorrow (Friday) night at 11:30PM (Eastern time) on the Sunshine Network. This episode of FCF TV includes a feature on UFC World Welterweight Champ Carlos Newton.

    Check with your local cable or satellite provider and your local listings.

    KOTC 9 DVD Now In Stock!
    King Of The Cage 8 Showtime
    June 23, 2001
    Soboba Casino
    San Jacinto, California

    Which style will remain supreme?
    Which man will be left standing?
    Who will be the King of the Cage?

    See 13 matches including:

  • Bobby Hoffman Vs. Kauia Kupihea

  • Eric Pele Vs. Sean Alvarez

  • Tim Catalfo Vs. Dave Beneteau

  • Amir Rahnavardi Vs. Brian Foster


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    From the event's promoter:
    WFA logo
    WHERE THE FIGHT CLUB MEETS THE NIGHT CLUB

    WORLD FIGHTING ALLIANCE
    MIXED MARTIAL ARTS' NEW FRANCHISE
    SET TO EXPLODE AT THE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ON NOVEMBER 3, 2001


    THE WFA MIXED MARTIAL ARTS EVENT IS LAS VEGAS' HOTTEST NEW ADDITION TO THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST SPORT

          LAS VEGAS (October 12, 2001) - Fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the most explosive event in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's The Joint this coming Saturday, November 3rd. The WFA will showcase 16 world-class professional fighters competing in eight extreme full contact fighting bouts. WFA promises to be not just any event, but the ultimate in MMA and sports entertainment today. The event will begin promptly at 8:00PM (PT) with doors opening at 7:00PM (PT).

          Tickets, priced at $1000, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $35 , can be purchased at TicketMaster.com, all TicketMaster outlets, by calling (702) 474-4000, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office, or by calling (800) HRD-ROCK.

          A complete official line-up will be released very soon.

    CONTACT:   Paula Romero, WFA   (917) 842-9086
                or promero1@nyc.rr.com.

    From the event's promoter:
    SuperBrawl Update
    Another Match Added to
    November 2 Card in Honolulu, HI


    Ryan Diaz 145lbs (Gibson Pankration/AMC, Seattle) 8-3
    Vs.
    Eddie Yagin 145lbs (Grappling Unlimited) 3-0

    This could be a beauty! Diaz is a tremendously skilled submission fighter with wins all over the world. He is equally versed standing and on the ground. Yagin may not have the experience, or even the skill of Diaz...but he is ultra-aggressive and has one of the biggest hearts in the game. Win or lose, look for Yagin to push the fight from start to finish and Diaz to counter. Diaz 2-1 favorite.

      Saturday - October 13, 2001

    From the event's promoter:
    Don't Forget
    "Beasts from the East"

    PREMIERE PPV of "BEASTS FROM THE EAST" will be on DIRECTV, DishNetwork and TVN on 10/13 (Sat)!
    • Mark "The Hammer" Coleman vs. Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira
    • Don "The Predator" Frye vs. Gilbert "The Hurricane" Yvel
    • Guy Mezger vs. Ricardo Arona
    • Daijiro Matsui vs. Murilo Ninja
    • Akira Shoji vs. Semmy Schilt
    • Assuerio Silva vs. Norihisa Yamamoto
    • Gary Goodridge vs. Yoshiaki Yatsu
    Channel 101, $24.95, 6:00 PM ET
    Channel 455, $24.95, 6:00 PM ET

    From the event's promoter:
    Gladiator Challenge #7

    Gladiator Challenge logo       Gladiator Challenge #7 returns to Colusa Casino in Williams, CA on November 4, 2001.
          Colusa has implemented a new arena style venue, which makes spectator veiwing outstanding.
          We have 14 really excellent matchups on this card so you don't want to miss this one.
          See the rematch between UFC & Rings veteran Aaron Brinks and the very powerful Frank Blessings from Team Whiteboys. This fight will be explosive!
          Other main event matchups are as follows: IFC Champion Steve Heath fighting out of Cesar Gracie's camp vs undefeated Gladiator Challenge Champion Phillip Miller from Combat Grappling, Cesar Gracie's Jake Shields vs his former trainer, Robert Ferguson from Team Freedom. Cesar Gracie's Marty Armendarez vs the always exciting Brian Sleeman from the Dragon's Lair. Also featuring Buck Greer out of Chris Brennan's Next Generation Academy vs Amod from the Team Freedom School.
          Gladiator Challenge sells out fast, so get your tickets right away. You can purchase tickets online: www.ticketsplus.com or here are other locations you can purchase them. Also you can visit us at www.gladiatorchallenge.com
  • Colusa Cacino (530)458-8844
  • Diamond W Wear (530)891-1650
  • Animal House (209)368-5438
  • Extreme Fighting (530)741-8134
  • Frank Fernandez (916)925-6020
  • Tickets Plus (800)585-3737
  • Cesar Gracie (925-827-5455
  • Cal Worshim Team X (916)337-1980
  • Dragon's Lair (209)541-3951
  • Jerry Bohlander (707)266-2039 #3168
  • Doug Sweetland (925)672-8883
  • Oroville Taekwondo (530)538-0118
  • Greg Goiffreda (916)725-9148
  • Team Freedom (805)236-4765
  • Micheal O'Callahan (925)228-2751
  • The Mall at Yuba City (530)755-2500

  • FIGHT CARD

    MAIN EVENTS
    HWT: Aaron Brink Vs. Frank Blessing
    170: Jake Shields Vs. Robert Ferguson
    205: Buck Greer Vs. Amod
    180: Steve Heath Vs. Phillip Miller
    180: Marty Armendarez Vs. Brian Sleeman

    FEATURE FIGHTS
    175: Bobby Talbert Vs. Joe Stevenson
    HWT: Ross Clifton Vs. Dave Fox
    205: Kevin Tolai Vs. Einar Arason
    205: Jeremy Edwards Vs. Stone Smith

    UNDER CARD FIGHTS
    180: Mike Wick Vs. Paul Zillus
    205: Ted Stamatelos Vs. Pete Werve
    142: George Adkins Vs. Anthony Ramos
    160: Mike O'hagan Vs. Shawn Ramage
    205: Dave Mccurry Vs. TBA

      Monday - October 15, 2001

    From Josh Hedges jhedges@ufc.tv:
    UFC Meet & Greet Schedule
    The UFC 34 promo tour rolls on with 11 events in 8 days. More events to be announced soon in Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles.
    • Monday, October 15th
      San Diego, California
      5:00-7:00 PM
      PB Bar & Grill
      860 Garnett Ave.
      Fighters in attendance: Pete Williams, Homer Moore

    • Monday, October 15th
      San Francisco, California
      3:00-7:00 PM
      The Condor
      300 Columbus Ave.
      Fighters in attendance: Gil Castillo, Eugene Jackson, BJ Penn

    • Tuesday, October 16th
      Phildadelphia, Pennsylvania
      10:00 PM - Midnight
      Da Bar
      Fighters in attendance: Jens Pulver

      Jens Pulver
    • Wednesday, October 17th
      New York, New York
      Time TBA
      Sporting Club
      99 Hudson Street
      Fighters in attendance: Jens Pulver

    • Thursday, October 18th
      Boston, Massachusetts
      5:00-7:00 PM
      Jose McIntyre's
      160 Milk Street
      Fighters in attendance: Jens Pulver

    • Thursday, October 18th
      Phoenix, Arizona
      TBA

    • Friday, October 19th
      Marrietta, Georgia
      All-Star Sports Bar
      585 Franklin Road
      Fighters in attendance: Jens Pulver

    • Saturday, October 20th
      Chicago, Illinois
      TBA

    • Sunday, October 21st
      Dallas, TX
      TBA

    • Monday, October 22nd
      San Antonio, TX
      TBA

    • Tuesday, October 23rd
      Houston, TX
      TBA

    From the event's promoter:
    Super Brawl
    Bet Egan Inoue v Joe Doerksen

    At http://www.mvpsportsbook.com/

    Friday night, November 2, the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii will rock as hometown favorite Egan Inoue and #10 world ranked (MMA Writers Assoc.) Joe Doerksen will battle for the inaugural Super Brawl middleweight Championship belt. For the first time a Super Brawl match can be bet on legally. Just log onto http://www.mvpsportsbook.com/ and navigate to "betting lines" and pick "other" then scroll down to Super Brawl. Inoue opened up a slight favorite but the line will move as more bets are made.

    T.Jay Thompson said "We think this will add more excitement to an already awesome card!"

    Contact: T.Jay Thompson SuperBrawl@hawaii.rr.com (808)524-6062

    From the event's promoter:
    Mass Destruction Updates
    We still need 4 fighters

    MASS DESTRUCTION IV - UPDATED CARD
    Sponsored by Coors! (Beer will be served)
    What.........11 Mixed Martial Arts Matches
    When........Saturday, October 27, 2001 (7 To 11 PM)
    Where......Wildwood, New Jersey (Wildwood Convention Center)
    Website.... http://www.nagafighter.com/MassDestruction/md5/MD5.htm

    MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT:
    STEVEN HAIGH (Fight Factory) vs. ZACK WAKEMAN (Tai-Kai/Machado)

    FEATURED FIGHTS:
    Kurt Pelligrino (Renzo) vs. Christian Montes (Anderson MA)
    Chad Beatty (Renzo) vs. Jeff Darienzo (Freestyle)
    John Moorehead (Yamasaki) vs. Todd Jones (Maxercise)
    Bill Scott (Renzo) vs. Cisco Lopez (Fortunato)
    Bryan Antonelli (Maxercise) vs. Lee White (Kickboxing)
    Nick Cottone (Hector Rodriguez) vs. Matt Berman (JKD)
    Bear (Fight Factory) vs. Christian Squillaciotti (Maxercise)
    Dave Bravo (Team Bravo) vs. Harry Kubek (Joe Guido)
    James Gabert (Renzo) vs. Andy Doe (Tai-Kai)
    Robert Schwartz (Yamasaki) vs. Jeff Williamson (PKA)

    Need opponents for the following fighters:
    Roland Fabre (Under 160 lbs. - Blue Belt from Renzo Gracie) vs. TBD
    Mark Collangelo (Under 170 lbs. - Blue Belt under Renzo Gracie) vs. TBD
    Tom Larrison (Under 230 lbs. - Black Belt from Tong Dragon) vs. TBD
    Rob Constance (Under 230 lbs. - Blue Belt from Renzo Gracie) vs. TBD
    (Rob and Tom train together)

    Anyone who steps up to fight one of these guys will get a cash bonus - Please email ASAP - President@nagafighter.com

    GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
    $25 Advance General Admission Visa/Mastercard => www.nagafighter.com
    All pre-sales ticket holders will be let in (At 6 PM) 30 minutes prior to people who buy tickets at the door. Get better seats, buy your tickets in advance! Doors open at 6:30 for general public, 1st match is at 7PM.
    $50 Front Row Seats - Includes Free Mass Destruction T-shirt & 2 Free Drinks. You can obtain tickets in advance from our website or by mail.
    Simply send $25 per ticket or $50 (Front Row) to the address below, Tickets will be sent to you within five days. Advance Tickets by Check mail check to:
    Kipp Kollar, 35 Valley Run Drive, Cromwell, CT 06416 - (860)-635-1867
    AUDIENCE SUMO MATCHES ARE BACK!!!!!
    PROFESSIONAL RING GIRLS & ANNOUNCER YOU WON'T FORGET!!!

    MASS DESTRUCTION V - UPDATED CARD
    Sponsored by Budweiser! (Beer & Doc Otis will be served)
    What.........14 Mixed Martial Arts Matches (Boxing Ring)
    When........Saturday, November 3rd, 2001 (7 To 11 PM)
    Where......Fall River, Ma (Fall River Rec. Center)
    Website.... http://www.nagafighter.com/MassDestruction/md5/MD5.htm

    MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT:
    Joe Pomfret (Undefeated MMA Fighter) vs. Ted Govola Jr. (Undefeated MMA Fighter)

    HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT:
    Jorge Rivera (Current Champion) vs. Pierre Guillet (Fight Factory)

    FEATURED MATCHES:
    Joe Cuff (JBA) vs. Noel Danforth (Black Belt Judo/Jiu Jitsu)
    Nuri Shakir vs. Charles Karron (VT Wrestler)
    Bill Luff (Auburn BJJ) vs. Chris Russo (UCONN)
    Dan Simmler (JBA/Auburn) vs. Rusty Pontz
    Thiago Oliveira (Mario Ramos) vs. Mat Santos (JBA)
    Fred Murray (JKD) vs. Tony DiAngelis
    Tim Wagner vs. Ryan Griffith (Karate)
    Vinny Brightman (JKD) vs. George Marchacos (NESF)
    Greg Mendes (Mendes) vs. Ben Carlson (Adam LaClair)
    Mike Littlefield (Boneyard) vs. Eric Rich
    Marco Aurelius vs. Frank Chiarillo (Wrestling)
    Bill Henkel (Aurelius BJJ) vs. Stephen Lovejoy (Mass Submission Fighting)

    GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
    $25 Advance General Admission Visa/Mastercard => www.nagafighter.com
    - All pre-sales ticket holders will be let in (At 6 PM) 30 minutes prior to people who buy tickets at the door. Get better seats, buy your tickets in advance! Doors open at 6:30 for general public, 1st match is at 7PM.
    $50 Front Row Seats - Includes Free Mass Destruction T-shirt & 2 Free Drinks. You can obtain tickets in advance from our website or by mail.
    Simply send $25 per ticket or $50 (Front Row) to the address below, Tickets will be sent to you within five days. Advance Tickets by Check mail check to:
    Kipp Kollar, 35 Valley Run Drive, Cromwell, CT 06416 - (860)-635-1867
    AUDIENCE SUMO MATCHES ARE BACK!!!!!
    http://nagafighter.com/MassDestruction/md5/MD5.htm for more info
    Ring Girls, Sumo Matches, Beer & Doc Otis - What else do ya need?

    From the event's promoter:
    Warriors Quest Update:

    Pete "The Secret Weapon" Spratt vs. Dennis Asche
    Spratt, who just came off a war in Warriors Quest 2 against Ron Jhun will have another war as he faces IFC Tournament Champion Dennis Asche. Asche is currently undefeated with an impressive 7-0 record.

    Also for those who are wondering if the Eugene Jackson vs. Niko Vitale match will happen, YES it will. I have both contracts signed.

    From the event's promoter:
    The BANG!
    Was Heard at WARRIORS CUP OF AMERICA

    Culver City, California

    Veteran Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts fighter Duane BANG! Ludwig added another "W" to his professional fight record as he won a unanimous decison against a very game George Humbert of L.A.

    The bout was five round Muay Thai defense of his IMTC Muay Thai Title.

    From his manager/cornerman Sven "BOOGIE" Bean:

    "George was tough, he pushed Duane, but Duane showed his biggest weapon was his heart and earned a unanimous decision after 5 rounds.Duane was holding the edge in 3 of 4 rounds and then in the fifth he swept George 3 times and had him on the verge of k.o. when the bell rang for the end of the fight!!! GREAT FIGHT!!! "

    Look for Duane to stay busy with bouts scheduled for November and December.

    From the event's promoter:
    IHC MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION PREPARES FOR WAR!

    IHC posterHAMMOND, IN -- The Ironheart Crown brings an exciting Middleweight Title Bout to Hammond, Indiana! Keith Hackney student, Jay Buck is a rising star who has multiple victories to his name and is now starting a career in Japan's Shooto organization. Brett Al-Azzawi, now training under Dan Severn, has years of experience and has fought the best world-class athletes that the sport has to offer. Both of these aggressive fighters are known for coming out of the corner swinging...

    ...and swinging, and swinging, and swinging!

    "My record may not be the greatest," Al-Azzawi says, "but look at who I've fought! I'll fight anyone. That's what makes me different from a lot of other fighters. I don't pick my fights." At first, this may sound like a lot of hot air, but a quick review of his resume confirms his bold statements. Al-Azzawi has faced the best names in the sport, many of them outweighing him by as much as 25 pounds. Jermaine Andre, Matt Hughes, Joe Doerksen, Egan Inoue, Adrian Serrano, and Dave Strasser are all former opponents that Brett has faced. He has competed in all of the big-name shows, including Extreme Challenge, HooknShoot, Dangerzone, SuperBrawl, and many others. Al-Azzawi won the FFC title in an 8-man, single-elimination tournament, and he recently won the Michigan State Non-Gi middleweight grappling championship.

    But who is Jay Buck? For those who don't follow the sport closely, the name may not ring a bell, but Jay Buck is definitely one of the Midwest's finest up-and-comers. He has fought several times in the HooknShoot, and while he maintains a 3-2-0 record, Jeff Osborne, HooknShoot promoter and UFC commentator, has great things to say about him. "Every match Buck has had for HnS has been a 'fight of the night.' His two HnS losses were medical stoppages. He is a definite crowd pleaser. Buck vs. Al-Azzawi will be a great fight!"

    Their backgrounds and fight records aside, what makes this a great match-up is these two fighters' aggressive styles. "They both come out banging," says Mike Castellano, promoter of the Chicago Challenge. "They both know how to hit, and they both set out to prove it at the sound of the bell."

    Eric Moon, the Ironheart Crown's former promoter, has this to add: "Brett's one of the only guys out there who will throw high kicks to the head, repeatedly, without any reservation. While this technique is making a comeback in the modern era of well-rounded fighters, Brett has been doing it from day one."

    But don't expect Buck to go down from a couple of head kicks. This is a guy who can take as much as he can dish out. According to Osborne, "He definitely likes to trade blows, and the more you hit Jay Buck, the better he fights!"

    Don't miss this exciting bout for the IHC Middleweight title! This is a fight that will approximate the Matamoros-Higuerros bout in technique, and likely surpass it in its intensity! Tickets are on sale now. A limited number of ringside seats and tables are available. For more information, call 773-793-6555 in the Chicago area or 219-844-8504 in Northwest Indiana. Tickets & information are also available on the website at www.ironheartcrown.com.

    Ironheart Crown III: Exodus
    Saturday, November 10, 2001
    Hammond Civic Center
    5825 Sohl Avenue - Hammond, IN
    Doors Open at 6:00 PM, fights start at 7:00

      Tuesday - October 16, 2001

    FCF TV Catch an all new episode of Full Contact Fighter tonight on MSG (Madison Square Garden) Network at 11:30PM (Eastern time).

    Check with your local cable or satellite provider and your local listings.

    October 2001
    FCF World Rankings

    Randy Couture Heavyweight (205-264.9 lbs)

    #1: Randy Couture

    #2: Pedro Rizzo

    #3: Antonio Nogueira

    #4: Mark Coleman

    #5: Heath Herring


    Light Heavyweight (185-204.9 lbs) Tito Ortiz

    #1: Tito Ortiz

    #2: Vanderlei Silva

    #3: Kazushi Sakuraba

    #4: Dan Henderson

    #5: Chuck Liddell


    Dave Menne Middleweight (170-184.9 lbs)

    #1: Dave Menne

    #2: Matt Lindland

    #3: Renzo Gracie

    #4: Paulo Filho

    #5: Gil Castillo


    Carlos Newton Welterweight (155-169.9 lbs)

    #1: Carlos Newton

    #2: Hayato Sakurai

    #3: Pat Miletich

    #4: Matt Hughes

    #5: Anderson Silva


    Jens Pulver Lightweight (145-154.9 lbs)

    #1: Jens Pulver

    #2: Caol Uno

    #3: Rumina Sato

    #4: BJ Penn

    #5: Din Thomas

    From Josh Hedges jhedges@ufc.tv:
    UFC Meet & Greet Updates:
    Almeida to replace Jens Pulver
    Hosts at each event: UFC President Dana White, Josh Hedges
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Tuesday, October 16th
      10:00 PM - Midnight
      Da Bar
      Fighters in attendance: Ricardo Almeida, Matt Serra

      Ricardo Almeida
    • New York, New York
      Wednesday, October 17th
      6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      Sporting Club
      99 Hudson Street
      Fighters in attendance:
      Ricardo Almeida
      [pictured at right after defeating Eugene Jackson at UFC33]

    • Boston, Massachusetts
      Thursday, October 18th
      5:00-7:00 PM
      Jose McIntyre's
      160 Milk Street
      Fighters in attendance: Ricardo Almeida, Matt Serra

    • Marrietta, Georgia
      Friday, October 19th
      4:00-6:00 PM
      All-Star Sports Bar
      585 Franklin Road
      Fighters in attendance: Ricardo Almeida

    Pride-17 Additional Matches
    Three more matches have been finalized for the November 3rd Pride-17 card...
    • Heath Herring vs. Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira
    • Semmy Schilt vs. Masaaki Satake
    • Renzo Gracie vs. Michiyoshi Ohara

    From the event's promoter:
    Super Brawl's Fifth Anniversary
    to Air on Hawaii UPN Affiliate K5

    Egan Inoue, Marcelo Tiger and many others fought on Super Brawl's 5th Anniversary, held in July, at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, HI. Channel 5, the local UPN affiliate, has agreed to air the program. The first confirmed time is on Saturday, October 27, at Midnight. More air dates to be announced.

    T.Jay Thompson said "We are excited about giving people all throughout Hawaii the chance to see what we thought to be a great event! We will continue our relationship with KFIVE and air future events."

    Due to time constraints only 6 fights will be shown.
    1. Rick Graveson 199lbs (Team Extreme) 21-11
      Vs.
      Paul Ano 195lbs (Grappling Unlimited) 0-0

    2. Ben Earwood 176lbs (Team Extreme) 19-2
      Vs.
      John Crisostomo 176lbs (Grappling Unlimited) 7-5

    3. Dennis Reed 195lbs(Team Extreme) 32-21
      Vs.
      Niko Vitale 195lbs (Grappling Unlimited) 7-1

    4. Dave Strasser 180lbs (Team Extreme) 17-2
      Vs.
      Ronald Jhun 180lbs (Jesus is Lord) 20-5

    5. Wesley Coreirra 270lbs (Grappling Unlimited) 3-2
      Vs.
      Marcelo Tiger 205lbs (Team Tiger) 33-1

    6. Brett Al-Azzawi 185lbs (Team Extreme) 10-9
      Vs.
      Egan Inoue 190lbs (Grappling Unlimited) 6-2
    Contact: T.Jay Thompson SuperBrawl@hawaii.rr.com (808)524-6062

      Wednesday - October 17, 2001

    What's on your mind?

    FCF Survey

    Give Us Your Thoughts...

    Wanna be on TV? You can be on an upcoming episode of FCF TV... well, sort of. We're looking for your thoughts on who will win each of the scheduled fights on the main card of UFC 34. We will announce the results of the survey on the Full Contact Fighter television show that will air the week of October 29th. Some of the commentary we receive may appear in the November 2001 issue of FCF as well as on the television show.

    Click here to take the survey
     

    From DSE USA:
    PRIDE FC "CHAMPIONSHIP CHAOS"
    (a.k.a. PRIDE 17)
    Additional Match Ups


    Pride FC Logo
    PRIDE FC "CHAMPIONSHIP CHAOS"
    Date: Nov. 3, 2001
    Gate open: 15:00
    Fights start: 17:00
    Place: Tokyo Dome (Tokyo, Japan)

    In addition to the previously announced
    Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Vanderlei Silva **
    Nobuhiko Takada vs. Mirko Cro Cop
    matches, three additional matches have been announced:

    Heath Herring vs. Rodrigo Nogueira *
    Renzo Gracie vs. Michiyoshi Ohara
    Masaaki Satake vs. Semmy Schilt

    * PRIDE Heavy Weight Championship
    ** PRIDE Middle Weight Championship
    Heath Herring Heath Herring
    ENTRY PRIDE: 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15
    HOMETOWN: Texas USA
    DOB: 3/2/1978
    WEIGHT: 254 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6'2"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:
  • '01 PRIDE 15 def. Mark Kerr
  • '01 PRIDE 13 def. Sobolev Denis
  • '01 PRIDE 12 def. Enson Inoue
  • '00 PRIDE 11 def. Tom Erikson
  • '00 PRIDE 9 def. Willie Peters

  • Rodrigo Nogueira Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira
    ENTRY PRIDE: 15 & 16
    HOMETOWN: Salvador, Brazil
    DOB: 6/2/1976
    WEIGHT: 225 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6'3"
    TITLES or AWARDS:
  • RINGS King of Kings 2001 champion

  • Renzo Gracie Renzo Gracie
    ENTRY PRIDE: 1, 2, 8, 10 & 13
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 3/11/1967
    WEIGHT: 179 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5'11"
    TITLES or AWARDS:
  • '95 World Combat Championship Winner

  • Michiyoshi Ohara Michiyoshi Ohara
    ENTRY PRIDE: First time in Pride
    HOMETOWN: Matsumoto, Japan
    DOB: 11/15/1967
    WEIGHT: 230 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5'11"
    TEAM: New Japan Pro Wrestling

    Masaaki Satake Masaaki Satake
    ENTRY PRIDE: GP, 10, 11, 12 & 15
    HOMETOWN: Osaka Japan
    DOB: 8/17/1965
    WEIGHT: 232 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6'2"
    TITLES or AWARDS:
  • ISKA & UKF World Heavyweight Champion
  • K-1 Japan GP '97 & 98 Champion

  • Semmy Schilt Semmy Schilt
    ENTRY PRIDE: 15
    HOMETOWN: Holland
    DOB: 10/27/1973
    WEIGHT: 245 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6'11"
    TITLES or AWARDS:
  • 9th King of The Pancrasists
  • UFC Veteran

  • *Card subject to change
    *Four more matches shall be announced shortly


    From Kevin Christopher :
    Results from
    The Cobra Classic 2001
    Held October 6, 2001
    Cahuilla Creek Casino - Anza, CA
    • Reggie Ore def. Albert Slores - Strikes 2:49 rd 1
    • Patrick Hoang def. Bob Dowell - Decision
    • Kevin Christopher def. Ben Cantrauz - TKO 9sec rd 1
    • Brian Watkins def. Julian Clay - Choke 1:53 rd 2
    • Jim Breech def. Jim Gibbons - TKO 13sec rd 1
    • Nam Pham def. Jason Maxwell - TKO rd 2
    • Bernardo Martinez def. Lance Kimball - Choke 2:06 rd 1
    • Justin Peterson def. Steve Wagner - Arm Bar 3:31 rd 1
    • Israel Halperin def. Cory Clan - Strikes 1:26 rd 1
    • Octavio Moroso def. Chris Black - Arm Bar 1:16 rd 2
    • Joey Ortiz def. Rob Ziegler - Choke 1:05 rd 1
    • Greg Bell def. Dave Loveless - Strikes 4:41 rd 1
    • Javier Casio def. Adrian Parez - Choke 1:35 rd 1
    • Steve Hecht def. Ricky Cortez - Decision after OT
    • John Cole def. Mark Hall - TKO 2:15 rd 2

    From the events' promoter:
    Grapplers Quest West Championships
    Saturday, February 23, 2002
    Durango High School
    7100 West Dewey Drive
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    For more info, contact:
    Director@Grapplers.com (Brian Cimins)
    973.831.4121 or visit:
    http://www.grapplers.com

    Sportfighting National Championships
    Friday Night Fights - December 7, 2001
    Elizabeth, New Jersey
    RexPlex - Exit 13A NJ Turnpike 973.831.4121
    matchmaker@grapplers.com
    http://www.Sportfighting.com

      Thursday - October 18, 2001

    MECA World Vale 6 Tudo Promising a Lot!
    By Eduardo Alonso

    Pele and Rudimar       Once again promoters Rudimar Fedrigo and Jorge Guimaraes are showing that they are very serious about their plans for NHB in Brazil, and the next MECA event is already promising a great card full of action!
          With the new plans for the upcoming year, featuring MECA events every month, with fighters from all over the world and staging the show all over Brazil, MECA couldn't start the year of 2002 with better plans for the show. Chute Boxe team coach Rudimar Fedrigo told FCF that the next MECA will be likely held January 28, probably at the Circulo Militar in Curitiba, the same venue that held MECA 5 in June. "The show will be held there, in fact I'm going to have a meeting with them [the people in charge of the Circulo Militar] today to make sure that this date is available. But I'm sure everything will be okay for the 28th of January," said Rudimar. Not only the show is practically scheduled, but there are already a number of great fights that are already confirmed.
          Rudimar was able to tell FCF some of the fights that will go down at MECA 6! Pride and MECA veteran and Chute Boxe heavyweight Assuério Silva will be headlining the event against another experienced heavyweight and Pride veteran Carlos Barreto! Not only that, but the newest Chute Boxe sensation Murilo Ninja Rua will be facing a tough Brazilian fighter in Jorge Navalhada. In addition, UFC and IVC veteran Jorge Macaco Patino will be facing another very experienced fighter and UFC veteran Flavio Moura. It will be very interesting to see Macaco, who had some famous battles against Pele in the past, fighting in Curitiba in the presence of the Chute Boxe fans, against a very tough and skilled opponent in Flavio Moura. Also, a fight that was supposed to happen at MECA 5 -- Zinho vs. Daniel Acassio -- but didn't happen because of a last minute injury backstage, will happen at MECA 6.
          With all these great fights, the presence of well known names like Carlos Barreto, Jorge Macaco, Assuério Silva and Murilo Ninja, plus the likely appearance of Luis Azeredo on the card (the only fighter to have defeated Anderson Silva), among other surprises, MECA can't start the year of 2002 in better fashion, and FCF will be there to cover all the action!

    From Zuffa:
    UFC Meet & Greet Updates:
    Change for Tonight's Meet & Greet

    Hosted by UFC President Dana White and Public Relations Coordinator Josh Hedges
    • Boston (Somerville), Mass.
      Thursday, October 18th
      8:00-10:00 PM
      Hanna's
      499 Broadway
      Fighters in attendance: Ricardo Almeida

    • Phoenix, Arizona
      Friday, October 19th
      6:00-9:00 PM
      Gallagher's Sports Bar
      Fighters in attendance: Homer Moore

    • Marrietta, Georgia
      Friday, October 19th
      4:00-6:00 PM
      All-Star Sports Bar
      585 Franklin Road
      Fighters in attendance: Din Thomas

    • Chicago, Illinois
      Saturday, October 20th
      3:00-5:00 PM
      The Fox & Hound
      4320 E. New York Street
      Fighters in attendance: Shonie Carter

    • Seattle, Washington
      Saturday, October 20th
      7:00-9:00 PM
      Sport Galaxy
      21022 108th Avenue Southeast
      Fighters in attendance: Randy Couture

    • Dallas, TX
      Monday, October 22nd
      11:00AM - 3:00 PM
      Cape Buffalo
      17727 Addison Road
      Fighters in attendance: TBD

    • Portland, Oregon
      Monday, October 22nd
      TBD
      Fighters in attendance: Josh Barnett

    • San Antonio, TX
      Tuesday, October 23rd
      TBD
      Fighters in attendance: TBD

    UFC "Meet and Greet" Visits the Big Apple
    By Loretta Hunt

    UFC NYC contest winner Just blocks away from Ground Zero, in downtown New York City, The Sporting Club was host to the UFC's "Meet and Greet" last night. Fans rubbed elbows with some of their favorite UFC stars including Matt Serra and Ricardo Almeida. As Zuffa's president Dana White looked on with a smile from ear-to-ear, many fans got their first glimpse of UFC 33's preliminary fights as well as highlights of the main fights that had previously aired -- all shown on a large screen TV. UFC T-shirts, videos, and other merchandise were raffled off throughout the evening, as well as a voucher for the next pay-per-view event on November 2nd. The big prize of the evening went to local fan and fighter, Robert Guarino. Robert had come out to hook up with other fighters for future training opportunities. He left with airfare, hotel, and tickets to the next UFC, compliments of Zuffa. Josh Hedges, UFC's Public Relations Coordinator had this to say of the evening. "It's great to be back here on the East Coast. We have large fan base out here and its really exciting to see them come out and support the UFC and this sport, especially at a time like this, with all that's going on. Seeing people come together and unite for an event like this is inspiring." And just as fast as they were here, Dana and Josh were gone with only minutes left to catch a plane for the next "Meet and Greet" to be held tonight in Boston.
    Ricardo AlmeidaMatt Serra

      Friday - October 19, 2001

    Is There A New Sheriff In the 170lb Town?
    "The Juggernaut" Sean Sherk

    By Chris Onzuka - Chris@Onzuka.com
    Originally printed in the September 2001 issue of FCF

    Sean Sherk       There is a relatively new entrant into the 170lb class, I say "relatively new" because he has actually been fighting for three years now and has been quietly destroying everyone in his path. This juggernaut is Sean Sherk, out of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, the same academy that produced Dave Menne, Brad Kohler, and John Renken. Sherk has been making a name for himself by winning numerous tournaments, such as the Danger Zone and Extreme Challenge, he has not only racked up a lot of experience [18-0-1], but has proven that he is very durable, something that you don't often find in today's fighters. Many people saw Sherk for the first time when he took apart Tito Ortiz's protégé, Tiki, in his UFC debut. Since then, Sherk has kept fighting, but for some strange reason has not been invited back into the UFC. I got a hold of this well-spoken warrior and dug into his background and uncovered his thoughts about his UFC and Pancrase debuts.

    FCF:   Let's start off with your UFC debut, how did that come about? Did you just receive a phone call or something?
    Sean Sherk:   Actually, my trainer, Greg Nelson received a call from Monte Cox. Monte was the one who set that up. About two months before the fight, they set that up and let me know.

    FCF:   Was Tiki named as your opponent already?
    SS:     Yes, they matched me up against Tiki right away, so I knew exactly who I was fighting two months ahead.

    FCF:   What did you think going into the fight against the UFC Champ Tito Ortiz's protégé, Tiki?
    SS:     I expected him to be tough. Fortunately, I was able to get hold of some tapes, so I had something to go off of. From what I got off of the tapes, he was a good stand up guy, good on his feet, he had explosive hands, good kicks and he also looked like he had a good base. I saw a couple fights that when a couple guys shot in on him, it looked like he had good balance. So I knew that he was going to be well rounded. He definitely looked well rounded. One of the fights that I saw was the one where he fought Bob Cook. I basically knew that it was going to be one of my best fights ever.

    Click here to continue with the interview

    From the event's promoter:
    Gonna be a MMA Halloween on Hawaii TV
    Additional Air Date for Super Brawl XXI

    Hawaiian Channel 5, better known as "KFIVE the Home Team", the local UPN affiliate, has added an additional air date for the Super Brawl XXI show. In addition to the October 27, midnight time slot, an October 31, midnight time slot has been added.

    Contact: T.Jay Thompson SuperBrawl@hawaii.rr.com (808) 524-6062

    From the event's promoter:
    REALITY COMBAT FIGHTING XII

    RCF poster Reality Combat Fighting XII will be held on October 20, 2001 in Houma, LA. at the Town Hall. Houma has an excellent history of attendance for Reality Combat Fighting events. The crowd is always pumped up and ready for action. RCF XII is going to deliver the most exciting fight card Houma has seen yet. The fight card is stacked with twelve of Houma's most talented and popular fighters. With a great fight comes the best ring girls this sport has ever seen. The ring girls are brought to us by the one and Houma's only Body Elite. Each ring girl is specifically trained by the Body Elite Staff. Body Elite produces ten of the most physically fit ring girls.
    For tickets and directions call Body Elite 985-851-4215 or Mr. Goldmans at 985-872-9191.
    BE THERE!!!

    Fight Card
    Global Sports & Entertainment and Body Elite Presents
    REALITY COMBAT FIGHTING XII
    Saturday, October 20, 2001
    Houma, LA
    The Town Hall

    PRO CARD
    TONY "THE TIGER" AREVALO VS. JEREMIAH O'NEAL
    RAY TOTORICO VS. MAC DANZIG
    ARISTIDES BRITTO VS. TBA

    AMATEUR CARD
    BILLY MARCELL VS. NATHAN "ICE COLD" SANCHEZ
    SHANNON "THE MADMAN" HOLGATE VS. JAMES WAKEFIELD
    KURK BLANCHARD VS. ANDY VOISIN
    ANTHONY BARBIER VS. CHAD ROARK
    T-TERRY ONCHELL VS. FRANK SLAUGHTER
    JACOB QUICK VS. TONY CANTRELL
    RICKY "THE PITTBULL" FOLSE VS. GEORGE JONES
    JOHN HEBERT VS. DAVE "THE PIMP" BENEFIELD
    CRAIG COSTOS VS. JESSE ABREGO
    ADAM PEEPLES VS. PAUL MATHEWS

    For more fight or ticket information you can go to http://www.realitycombatfighting.com/ or http://www.globalsportsent.com/ or call Body Elite at 504-851-4215. GSE at 504-486-6759See you there!

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    Visit Pat Miletich and his famous gym! Randy Couture, Pedro Rizzo and Matt Hughes -- See Bobby Hoffman battle Tim Catalfo in King Of The Cage and so much more...TUNE-IN.
    Randy Couture and Pedro Rizzo
    Check with your local cable or satellite provider and your local listings.

    Click here to order UFC 34 tickets
    UFC 34: High Voltage
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      Saturday - October 20, 2001

    The October 2001 issue of FCF is here!

    FCF New Issue In this issue...

    UFC 33: Victory in Vegas. Fans in attendance were treated to an unforgettable show, but PPV audiences saw only part of the show, due to technical/timing issues and all televised fights going the distance. Aaron Crecy reports live from Vegas.

    In an exclusive interview with TOOL's Maynard James Keenan, Keenan discusses MMA and training with Rickson Gracie.

    The Ultimate Interview: UFC President Dana White "shoots from the lip" in an exclusive, no holds barred pre-UFC 33 interview.

    SHOOTO To The Top 8: fight action live from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

    Hayato "MACH" Sakurai talks about his loss to Anderson Silva and his plans for the future.

    Get to know "Pele" Landi in the huge interview by Eduardo Alonso. Beasts from Brazil: Pride 16 live from Osaka, Japan.

    We bring you down to the mats in Rio de Janeiro for the International Masters & Seniors of Jiu-Jitsu.

    Don Frye returned to action in Pride-16, he talks with us in a candid interview before his fight with Gilbert Yvel.

    We go back to Rio for Copa Cyclone, which made history in Brazil as the event united all Luta-Livre factions.

    Fernando "Margarida" Pontes: meet the young man touted as "the new Rickson Gracie".

    Chris Onzuka takes a look at HAMMA, the Hawaiian Association of Mixed Martial Arts, the newly formed group looking to regulate MMA in Hawaii.

    Training and Fighting: Making the jump from part-time to full-time.

    The Odds are Good Betting on Black: Jason Black has been piling up win after win on his way up the MMA ladder, get to know this rising MMA star.

    There's also coverage of Gladiator Challenge 6 & RSF Circle of Truth II.

    Pedro Rizzo BioFile: Learn all about the heavyweight contender, from his hobbies to his greatest and most painful moments.

    Fight fans give their opinions on UFC 33, the first legal MMA event to be held in the fight capital of the world.

    In our monthly columns...
    In Matt Hume's techniques, Josh Barnett and Aaron Riley demonstrate a Cross Ankle Achilles Crush technique; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses the Defeating the Taller Opponent.

    Every issue of Full Contact Fighter is jam-packed with fight news from the U.S. to Brazil to Japan. FCF travels the globe to bring the fights to you. Get yours today! Available at Tower Records stores around the world or by subscription...


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    From the event's promoter:
    WFA logo
    WHERE THE FIGHT CLUB MEETS THE NIGHT CLUB

    WORLD FIGHTING ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL
    LINE-UP FOR NOVEMBER 3RD CARD


    THE WFA SIGNS WORLD CLASS ATHLETES TO EVENT PREMIERE

          LAS VEGAS (October 18, 2001) - The new World Fighting Alliance Mixed Martial Arts event is set to explode at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's The Joint this November 3rd in Las Vegas. The card will round out eight bouts featuring sixteen world-class fighters at the top of their game. The WFA is sanctioned by Nevada State Athletic Commissioner (NSAC) Marc Ratner.

          Highlighting the card this evening will be a Middleweight bout featuring Jermaine Andre, a fighter known for his powerful striking ability and power versus Ron Juhn, a ground fighter who is equally at home trading punches or taking his opponent down for a lesson in submission. Whether on the ground or on their feet, this match promises intense action from these tenacious opponents.

          Making WFA the most explosive event in Mixed Martial Arts this November 3rd are the following fighters:

    Ron Jhun
    "Machine Gun"
    12-5-0
    Waipahu, HI
      Vs.   Jermaine Andre
    "Bam Bam"
    14-3-0
    St. Louis, MI
     
    Marvin Eastman
    "The Beastman"
    4-1-0
    Las Vegas, NV
      Vs.   Rich Franklin
    13-0-0
    Cincinnati, OH
     
    Antonio McKee
    "Mandingo"
    12-2-0
    Las Vegas, NV
      Vs.   Jason Black
     
    14-0-0
    Davenport, IA
     
    Frank Trigg
    "TwinkleToes"
    7-1-0
    Los Angeles, CA
      Vs.   LaVerne Clark
    "Fists of Fury"
    11-8-0
    Davenport, IA
     
    Tony DeSouza
     
    4-1-0
    Las Vegas, NV
      Vs.   Chatt Lavendar
    "The Punisher"
    8-1-0
    Spring City, TN
     
    Shaolin
    1-0-0
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      Vs.   Charlie Kohler
    9-1-1
    San Diego, CA
     
    Tiki
    4-2-0
    Huntington Beach, CA
      Vs.   Paul Rodriguez
    8-4-2
    Orlando, FL
     
    Alfonso Alcarez
    "Alfie"
    1-0-1
    Las Vegas, NV
      Vs.   Stephen Paling
    "Bozo"
    5-3-0
    Waipahu, HI

    For more information Contact:
    WFA: Paula Romero (917) 842-9086
                or promero1@nyc.rr.com.

      Sunday - October 21, 2001

    From the event's promoter:
    DZ Banner
    FIGHT NIGHT AT BROADRIPPLE PLACE
    NOV. 11 6 PM.

    The Danger Zone's Fight Night at Broadripple Place is shaping up nicely. We still have spots for amateur fighters. All fighters interested please go to our web site http://www.the-dangerzone.com/ and fill out a fighter application. Below are fighters that have confirmed for event. Please refer to our web stie for additional information on event.
    136-150
    Zach Wilkinson
    Dan Swift

    151-165
    Bryan Medlin
    Joe Gardner

    166-180
    Jeff Ignatowski
    Chris Seaman
    David Gardner
    Matt Shaw
    Sean Eveslage
    181-195
    Layne McDaniel
    Chad Roarke

    196-210
    Robert Bridges
    Shannon McGee

    210-above
    Jon Schultz
    Flavio Ross
    Anthony Ferguson
    Joe Zurolo

    Single fight
    Brian Densberger PA. vs. Seth Horn NC. Team Roc
    Matt Shaw vs. TBA

    The First Danger Zone female fight
    Tara Larosa GA. vs. Andrea Grishom LA.
    Jennifer Irons IN. vs. TBA
    Dan Severn-Becky Levi
    The Danger Zone Inc.
    http://www.the-dangerzone.com/

    From Gracie Camp:
    Renzo Gracie Special Camp in November
    BJJ and MMA superstar will be teaching in Rio

    GRACIE CAMP is proud to announce that we are now accepting VISA and Mastercard credit cards. All you have to do to secure your spot right now in our camp in log on to www.graciecamp.com/eng/signup.shtml and enroll on line.

    Renzo Gracie We also have a hotline in the U.S. for information on the best airfares (starting at US$ 477), future camps and visa application. Please call Gilberto: 1 310 822-5811

    MMA and BJJ superstar Renzo Gracie will be teaching at the GRACIE CAMP in November (10th - 17th), covering vale-tudo and submission wrestling techniques.

    Keep in mind that GRACIE CAMP operates with a limited number of 15 guests per program, so make sure you and your friends secure your spots as soon as possible!

    Sign up now: www.graciecamp.com/eng/signup.shtml

    We are waiting for you to pay us a visit at the GRACIE CAMP.

    Best regards,
    GRACIE CAMP Staff

    From Will Hendricks:
    PANCRASE 2001 PROOF TOUR
    Middleweight King of Pancrase Title Fight
    Tokyo/Yokohama vs. Grabaka (5 Team Fight Bouts)
    Tuesday, October 30, 2001
    Doors Open: 5:30pm, fights begin at 6:30pm
    Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

    • Fight 1: Middleweight Division, 2-five minute rounds
      Mick Green (Pancrase Australia) vs. Koji Oishi (Pancrase Yokohama)

    • Fight 2: Middleweight Division, 2-five minute rounds
      Hikaru Sato (Pancrase Yokohama) vs. Hideaki Iwasaki (Strapple)

    • Fight 3: Team Bout 1, Middleweight division, 3-five minute rounds
      Takafumi Ito (Pancrase Yokohama, 6th ranked) vs. Kazuo Misaki (Pancrase Grabaka)

    • Fight 4: Team Bout 2, Lt. Heavyweight Division, 3-five minute rounds
      Kosei Kubota (Pancrase Yokohama, 8th ranked) vs. Eiji Ishikawa (Pancrase Grabaka)

    • Fight 5: Team Bout 3, Lt. Heavyweight Division, 3-five minute rounds
      Daisuke Watanabe (Pancrase Yokohama, 5th ranked) vs. Mitsuyoshi Sato (Pancrase Grabaka)

    • Fight 6: Team Bout 4 Lt. Heavyweight Division, 3-five minute rounds
      Daisuke Ishii (Pancrase Tokyo, 9th ranked) vs. Yuki Sasaki (Pancrase Grabaka, 10th ranked)

    • Fight 7: Team Bout 5, Lt. Heavyweight Division, 3-five minute rounds
      Kei Yamamiya (Pancrase Tokyo) vs. Akihiro Gono (Team Grabaka)

    • Main Event: Middleweight King of Pancrase Title Match (3-five minute rounds)
      Nathan Marquardt (1st Md. Wt. K.O.P., Stars Mixed Martial Arts Training Center)
      vs.
      Yuji Hoshino (RJW/Central, 4th ranked md. wt. challenger)

      Tuesday - October 23, 2001

    From the event's promoter:
    Results of
    UCC 6: Redemption
    By Mike McNeil

    UCC 6: Redemption
    Held October 19, 2001
    Verdun Auditorium - Montreal, Quebec
    • Anthony Rea def. Jerome Sills - TKO 2:54 rd1
    • Joel Leblanc Def. Shawn Tompkins - ref. stoppage (strikes) 2:38 rd1
    • Stephan Potvin Def. Joe Doerkson - unanimous decision after two rounds
    • Pain Peters Def. Dirk Waardenberg - armbar 1:30 rd1
    • Richard Nancoo Def. Yves Jabuin - armbar 4:52 rd1
    • Justin Bruckman Def Phil Hughes - judges' Decision after four rounds
    • Steve Vigneault Def. Mike Kitchen - towel thrown in 2:47 rd2
    • David Loiseau Def. Anis Abdelli - rear-naked choke 1:41 rd1
    • Stephane Ouellet Def. Jeff Davis - ref stoppage (strikes) 0:14 rd1
    • Sean Sherk Def. Claudinor Fontinelle - rear-naked choke 1:04 rd2
    Author's note: Although he was originally scheduled to fight on the card, LaVerne Clark was not allowed over the border into Canada due to past misdemeanor charges. Not to sure what the charges were, but they were from years ago.

    From the event's promoter:
    WFA logo
    WHERE THE FIGHT CLUB MEETS THE NIGHT CLUB

    MEDICAL CONDITION FORCES ALFONSO ALCAREZ OUT OFWFA COMPETITION

    THE WFA IS STILL SHAPING UP TO BE MMA'S HOTTEST EVENT DESPITE LAST MINUTE REPLACEMENTS

          LAS VEGAS (October 22, 2001) - Alfonso Alcarez, slated to compete against Stephen Paling, has pulled out of the WFA's November 3rd card due to a bout with appendicitis this afternoon. Alcarez is a Las Vegas native with credentials in wrestling, professional boxing and kickboxing. He is known in the MMA scene as the man who fought Jens Pulver, the UFC's Lightweight Champion, to a draw in his first UFC bout.

          In his place, John Lewis is extremely happy to announce his replacement. A very game Joao Roque has stepped up to the plate to fill the vacant slot. The top ten ranked Roque is trained by world renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Andre Pederneiras.

          This evening, Stephen Paling agreed to take the fight with Joao Roque with just two weeks notice. Paling's spirit of competition exemplifies a true warrior - anyone, anytime.

    For more information Contact:
    Contact: Paula Romero, WFA (917) 842-9086 or promero1@nyc.rr.com.

    FCF TV Catch an all new episode of Full Contact Fighter tonight on MSG (Madison Square Garden) Network at 11:30PM (Eastern time).

    Meet the hard hitting Brazilian, Pedro Rizzo; a look at BJ Penn & Caol Uno; fighting from King of the Cage, and so much more!

    Check with your local cable or satellite provider and your local listings.

    Click here to order UFC 34 tickets
    UFC 34: High Voltage
    Tickets available from:
    Ticket Master: 702-474-4000
    &
    MGM Grand: 877-880-0880

    LINE-UP:*
    Main card:
  • Randy Couture vs. Pedro Rizzo
  • Carlos Newton vs. Matt Hughes
  • B.J. Penn vs. Caol Uno
  • Josh Barnett vs. Bobby Hoffman
  • Ricco Rodriguez vs. Pete Williams
  • Evan Tanner vs. Homer Moore

    Prelims:
  • Roberto Traven vs. Frank Mir
  • Phil Baroni vs. Matt Lindland

    *Card subject to change

  •   Wednesday - October 24, 2001

    From DSE USA:
    PRIDE FC "CHAMPIONSHIP CHAOS"
    (a.k.a. PRIDE 17)
    Finalized Match Ups


    Pride FC Logo
    PRIDE FC "CHAMPIONSHIP CHAOS"
    Date: Nov. 3, 2001
    Gate open: 15:00
    Fights start: 17:00
    Place: Tokyo Dome (Tokyo, Japan)

    Four additional matches have been announced:
    Tom Erikson vs. Matt Skelton
    Igor Vovchanchyn vs. Mario Sperry
    Dan Henderson vs. Murilo Rua
    Quinton Jackson vs. Yuki Ishikawa

    in addition to the previously announced matches:
    Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Vanderlei Silva **
    Nobuhiko Takada vs. Mirko Cro Cop
    Heath Herring vs. Rodrigo Nogueira *
    Renzo Gracie vs. Michiyoshi Ohara
    Masaaki Satake vs. Semmy Schilt

    * PRIDE Heavy Weight Championship
    ** PRIDE Middle Weight Championship
    Tom Erikson Tom "The Big Cat" Erikson
    ENTRY PRIDE: 8 & 11
    HOMETOWN: Illinois USA
    DOB: 7/6/1964
    WEIGHT: 280 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6'4"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:
  • '97 Brazil Open def. Kevin Randelman
  • '97 Vale Tude Open def. Ed de Kraijf
  • '99 PRIDE-8 def. Gary Goodridge

  • Matt Skelton Matt Skelton
    ENTRY PRIDE: First in PRIDE
    HOMETOWN: England
    DOB: 1/27/1967
    WEIGHT: 256 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6'5"
    TITLES or AWARDS:
  • '01 Melbourne K-1 World GP Finalist

  • Igor Vovchanchyn Igor Vovchanchyn
    ENTRY PRIDE: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, GP, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15
    HOMETOWN: Ukraine
    DOB: 8/6/1973
    WEIGHT: 238 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5'10"
    TITLES or AWARDS:
  • PRIDE GP2000 Finalist

  • Mario Sperry Mario Sperry
    ENTRY PRIDE: First in PRIDE
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 9/28/1966
    WEIGHT: 209 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6'0"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:
  • Extreme Fighting Veteran
  • Australasian UFC Veteran
  • '96-'99 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion

  • Dan Henderson Dan "Hollywood" Henderson
    ENTRY PRIDE: 12 & 13
    HOMETOWN: Huntington Beach, USA
    DOB: 8/24/1970
    WEIGHT: 195 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5'11"
    TITLES or AWARDS:
  • RINGS 2000 "King of Kings" Tournament Winner

  • Murilo Ninja Murilo Ninja
    ENTRY PRIDE: 16
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 5/20/1980
    WEIGHT: 188 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6'0"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:
  • '01 PRIDE-16 def. Daijiro Matsui

  • Quinton Jackson Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
    ENTRY PRIDE: 15
    HOMETOWN: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    DOB: 6/20/1978
    WEIGHT: 198 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6'1"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:
    TITLES or AWARDS:
  • '01 KOTC8 def. Bryson Howvreck
  • '00 KOTC6 def. Rob Smith

  • Yuki Ishikawa Yuki Ishikawa
    ENTRY PRIDE: First in PRIDE
    HOMETOWN: Japan
    DOB: 5/20/1980
    WEIGHT: 205 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5'11"

    *Card subject to change


    Chute Boxe Celebrates 25 years with Muay Thai!
    By Eduardo Alonso

    The month of November marks a major anniversary for one of the most successful fighting teams in the world, the Chute Boxe team will have been in existence for 25 years! Chute Boxe started primarily as a Muay Thai only team, restricted to the city of Curitiba in Brazil, and no one ever dreamed that 25 years later the team would reach such a success and recognition among the fighting community all over the world! A fighting team with names like Vanderlei Silva, Pele Landi, Anderson Silva, Murilo Ninja and Assuerio Silva, coached by Rudimar Fedrigo, could not celebrate in another way other than fighting! So, in the best team's style, Chute Boxe will be celebrating their anniversary with another edition of the Storm Muay Thai Championship! The event will be held November 8th, at the Moinho Sao Roque, in Curitiba. Moinho Sao Roque is a very nice venue that plays host to shows of pop bands and singers from Brazil, and is always packed. The event will feature 10 Muay Thai fights, with MECA and Pride veteran Assuerio Silva doing the main event in his first Muay Thai fight under the Chute Boxe team. Assuerio will be facing a fighter called Bispo, who trains under former Rudimar student Noguchi. The event promises a lot of surprises to celebrate the Team's 25th anniversary, and the whole Chute Boxe team will be in attendance at the event.

    From the event's promoter:
    HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN AT THE IRONHEART CROWN!

    Event poster HAMMOND, IN -- Jim Theobald grew up on a farm in Wheeling, Illinois, helping his family grow green beans to sell at the local markets. He was a successful wrestler in highschool, and in 1995 he began his training in the martial arts. While in college, he began a successful career of mixed martial arts fighting. Now, six years later, he has over sixty fights to his name with very few losses. He has fought across the United States and around the world. In the last two years his only defeat has come at the hands of Jeremy Horn, a champion on several of the world's biggest fighting circuits. He currently holds two heavyweight titles in Denver's Ring of Fire, and in the Midwest's Ironheart Crown. On November 10th this year, he plans on defending one of his belts at Ironheart Crown III in Hammond, Indiana.

    His opponent? Steve Lauretto, a Chicago cop who was once a successful collegiate boxer. Lauretto has also spent the past four years adding aspects of the mixed martial arts to his training regimen. Under the tutelage of Keith Hackney, he has learned to adapt his boxing skills to the no-holds-barred arena. Through his training with Eddie Yoshimura of the Chicago fitness center, he has learned to execute powerful Shidokan kicks. And under the guidance of UFC and Shooto veterans Joey and Danny Gilbert, he has mastered the art of submission grappling. The product of these endeavors: a powerful striker with solid ground skills. While relatively new to the ring of MMA competition, Lauretto's only defeat was a controversial decision in which he scored three knockdowns on his opponent. He is definitely a force to be reckoned with, but is he ready for the challenge which lies ahead

    Keith Hackney thinks so. "He's definitely ready," Hackney says. "Theobald has more experience, but Steve is the millennium's new breed of fighter. He is extremely well rounded. Good on his feet, and good on the ground. He's in great shape, and he definitely has a great chance of beating Jim. It's going to be a great fight, but I think we might be taking home that belt."

    Theobald's thoughts on his opponent? "I hear he's pretty tough. I know he's powerful and he has great hands, but I've been fighting for years and I've beaten a lot of really good fighters. I know Steve has several strong coaches, and he's working with a really good group of guys, but I'm just gonna keep training like I always do. I have good guys in my corner too, and I'm pretty confident that I'll be keeping my title."

    Theobald and Lauretto will be featured in one of four title bouts on a card with fourteen scheduled fights. Tickets are on sale now, and a limited number of ringside seats are available. For more information, call 219-844-8504 in northwest Indiana or 773-793-6555 in Chicago. Information is also available on the event website at www.ironheartcrown.com

    IRONHEART CROWN III: EXODUS
    Saturday, November 10
    Hammond Civic Center Arena
    5825 Sohl Avenue - Hammond, Indiana
    Doors open at 6:00PM, Fights start at 7:00

    From the event's promoter:
    HOOKnSHOOT 'KINGS' - NOV. 17th & 18th, 2001
    Hns Presents International Card - With Official SHOOTO on the Horizon!

    Event poster "We always end the year with a big show, and HnS KINGS is really gearing up to be our biggest event ever!" states promoter Jeff Osborne. "We have an international card, we have scouted a lot of guys and we think we have a card of really competitive HOOKnSHOOT to present in November."

    "Leading off are the title fights, with Carlos Barreto, Ian Freeman, Jeff Curran, Anthony Hamlet, Leigh Remedios and Phil Johns, we are very pleased with the main events. And with Travis Lutter v Keith Rockel, well this is a battle of the 'Quiet Men'. Both do their talking in the ring, both are technical and hardnosed, and this is a true sleeper on the card." Osborne speaks.

    "We are also working to announce OFFICIAL SHOOTO, and we should have an announcement soon" continues Osborne. The Japanese press is announcing Takumi Nakayama (7-0-2 in SHOOTO), plus Shikou Yamashita and Yohei Suzuki will all be competing the 'KINGS' event.

    Nakayama, an A CLASS SHOOTER who is regarded as up and coming stated in the ring at a SHOOTO event this weekend "I don't know very much about my opponent, but I will just try usual my fight. I will go to the USA not for vacation but to compete in SHOOTO!. I don't care about my opponent, I will do the best I can to represent myself, as usual." finished Nakayama.

    "Finally, we are pumped beyond belief about the return of Aaron Riley. Riley is still a youngster, and he is coming off a tough decision loss to Yves Edwards. Arron returns for a 'comeback' fight against Mike Willus. Mike is a high precision fighter who is also young - he trains out of Pittsburgh, and comes with a 3-3 record. Mike knows he is the underdog, but he wanted the fight, he knows Aaron and he wants the challenge." explains Osborne. "We love this match as well, because anything can happen, but most importantly we take some pressure off Aaron and just let him come and fight - and that is what the Indiana fans want to see!."

    "Next week we will announce the details of the two day event, which matches on which night. We have some other surprises as well! So this is what we have so far - there is more to come" concludes Osborne.

    SINGLE MATCHES:
    • LADIES MATCH / FEATHERWEIGHTS: Judy Neff (Team Idaho, Dalton Gardens, ID.) v. Shelby Walker (Boxing/JJ, Corpus Christi, TX.)
    • LIGHTWEIGHT: Hermes Franca (Silveira Brothers, Orlando, Fl.) v. Mike Brown (Amherst Submssion Academy, Amherst, MA.)
    • MIDDLEWEIGHT: Wald Bloise (Silveira Brothers, Orlando, Fl.) v. TBD
    • LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT: Wilson Goveia (Silveira Brothers, Orlando, Fl.) v. Ray Casias (Fighter's Guild, Nashville, TN.)
    • MIDDLEWEIGHT: Manuel Garcia (Vale Tudo, Asturias, Spain) v. Jason Rigsby (Otawa Nautilus, Otawa, IL.)
    • SUPERHEAVYWEIGHT: TBD v. Don Richard (Team Caique, Holly, MI.)
    • WELTERWEIGHT: Aaron Riley (AMC PANKRATION, Seattle, WA.) v. Mike Willus (Pittsburgh TOP, Pittsburgh, PA.)
    • MIDDLEWEIGHT: Angelo Popofski (Team Caique, Detroit, MI.) v. Scott Henze (Freelance, Tell City, IN.)
    • CLASS WELTERWEIGHT: Justin Wisniewski (Polish Connection, Portage, IN.) v. Tony Dedolph (Milwaukee WI.)
    • WELTERWEIGHT: Chris Lytle (Integrated Fighting, Indianapolis, IN.) v. TBD
    • LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT: Alexandre 'Cacareco' Ferreira (Ruas Vale Tudo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) v. Chris Monson (AMC PANKRATION, Seattle WA.)
    HOOKnSHOOT TITLE MATCHES:
    • LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: CHALLENGER Leigh Remedios (London, England) v. CHAMPION Phil Johns (Silverbacks, Canton, IL.)
    • VACANT SUPERHEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Carlos Barreto (TOP TEAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) v. Ian Freeman (Freestyle, Newcastle, England)
    • VACANT LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Keith Rockel (Amherst Submission Academy, Amherst, MA.) v. Travis Lutter (Next Generation, Dallas, TX.)
    • VACANT FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Anthony Hamlet (Northwest Elite, Seattle, WA.) v. Jeff Curran (Sauer JJ team, Crystal Lake, IL.)

    From the event's promoter:
    The International Vale Tudo Council &
    International Vale Tudo South America
    are proud to present:
    International Vale Tudo Championship Venezuela:
    USA versus Brazil

    The first Vale Tudo tournament ever to be held in Venezuela will take place on November 11th (Sunday), in the capital Caracas. For the first time, the Venezuelan fans will have a taste of the toughest Vale Tudo Competition in the World.

    The IVC Venezuela is inovating this time, featuring a monster 16-man tournament, absolute weight division (no weight distinction), with the champion fighting 4 consecutive times on the same night to win. A true challenge for all the athletes. Due to the fierce format of this championship, some rules and regulations were slightly changed, to make it safer for the big boys, yet intense and exciting to keep up with the IVC tradition. Check them out:
    • All matches will have a 10-minute time limit, no rounds or resting periods.
    • The fighters will wear gloves
    • Headbutts will not be allowed
    • Jumps on downed opponents will not be allowed
    • Hitting on the back of the head or spine will not be allowed
    All the other techniques that made the IVC the toughest Vale Tudo competition will be allowed (elbows standing or down, kicks and stomps on downed opponents, knees on the ground...).

    And the card features a great variety of fighters, both in terms of experience and size. Some of the highlights are: Jason Godsey, making his return to the IVC ring; the antecipated Vale Tudo return of "The Bull" - Dan Bobish ; American wrestler Roger Neff ,also looking for the belt; Brazilian showman "The Pedro", one of the most active fighters of the IVC. Plus lighter talents like Milton Bahia, who declared he will fight anyone no matter what the size or strength; Budokan fighter Cyborg, who has won several heavyweight bouts in the past; Angelo Araujo, one of the newest brazilian revelations who has won his last 8 matches; and Luis Claudio das Dores who returns to the IVC after his vice-championship.

    Click here to view the brackets

    Sergio Batarelli mailto: batarelli@valetudo.com.br

      Thursday - October 25, 2001

    Henderson, Ninja To Face Off In Pride 17
    Henderson signs new contract,
    will participate in 2002 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix

    By Aaron Crecy

    Dream Stage Entertainment recently announced that Team Quest's Dan Henderson will face Chute Boxe's Murilo "Ninja" Rua in Pride 17. For Henderson, the match-up presents an opportunity to earn a measure of redemption, as he is pitted against the teammate of Vanderlei Silva -- the only man to beat the American Greco Roman Olympian in mixed martial arts competition.

    "Ninja fought once in Pride and was very exciting," said Yukino Kanda, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Talent Relations for Dream Stage Entertainment. "We consider him one of the top middleweight fighters, and Dan has definitely proven himself as one of the top fighters in the middleweight class. We anticipate that it is going to be a very exciting match-up."

    Ninja made a splashy debut in September's Pride 16, soundly defeating Daijiro Matsui via referee stoppage in the third round. In that fight, the Brazilian demonstrated sound grappling, striking and submission skills. Meanwhile, Henderson is 2 - 1 in Pride competition, having won his last two fights via knockout and technical knockout. Similarly, Henderson continues to win fans with increasingly potent standup techniques to accompany his world-class grappling skills.

    The fight with Ninja will be the first of a new three-fight contract for Henderson. In addition, he also agreed to compete in the 2002 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix.

    "Dan Henderson is one of the top middleweight fighters in the world," stated Kanda. "He has fought in Pride three times and has delivered great fights in each show, so we really wanted to sign him to a new contract."

    Henderson was equally pleased with the new deal. "I'm very happy to re-sign with Pride," he commented. "And I'm particularly excited about the possibility that the event might take place in Las Vegas, which is just two and a half hours from my hometown."

    From the event's promoter:
    Gladiator Challenge #7 News

    Gladiator Challenge Logo       Pete Sprat signs for Gladiator Challenge#7 Current Ring of Fire Champion, Pete Sprat, known for his knockout power & pinpoint accuracy will test his skills against Brian Sleeman from the Dragon's Lair. Sleeman is coming off of a convincing victory over Lion's Den fighter Tony Galindo, and looks to chalk up another with Sprat.
          Also Cruz Chacon out of Boulder Colorado & currently the Rocky Mountain Champion will face W.C.G standout, Phillip Miller. Miller is an All American Wrestler who likes to stand and bang with anyone. Miller is also udefeated & is looking to capture the 185Lbs Gladiator Challenge Title belt.
          Another outstanding matchup on this card is Rich Mendalson from Charles Gracie's Academy & current Pan American BJJ Champion, he will face off against Chris Brennan's & Next Generation's, Buck Greer. Greer is undefeated in NHB competition & is a very well rounded fighter in the world of Mixed Martial Arts.
          This card will also feature Jake Shields from the Caesar Gracies camp, Robert Ferguson of Team Freedom, Charles "Crazy Horse" Bennet out of Florida, Noah Schnibel from The Animal House, and also, quickest Knockout Champion, Jeremy Edwards from Dave Velasquez's Extreme Fighting Academy.
          This event sales out every time and there are less than 200 tickets left for this event so get your tickets now or be left out in the cold. You can purchase them online at: www.ticketsplus.com or or call Tickets Plus at: (800)585-3737 or purchase at Colusa Cacino at: (530)458-8844

    MAIN EVENTS
    185 Title: Pete Sprat vs. Brian Sleeman
    170: Robert Ferguson vs. Jake Shields
    205: Rick Mendelon vs. Buck Greer
    180: Cruz Chacon vs. Phillip Miller
    169: Crazy Horse vs. Gerald Strienbent

    FEATURE FIGHTS
    205: Stone Smith vs. Jeremy Edwards
    160: Mike O'Hagan vs. Jermian Watt
    220: Dan Quinn vs. Kevin Tolai
    160: Mike Santos vs. Ray Peralez
    HWT: Ross Clifton vs. Dave Fox

    UNDERCARD BOUTS
    225: Dave Mccurry vs. Paul Zillus
    205: Ted Stamatelos vs. Pete Werve
    142: George Adkins vs. Noah Schnibel
    169: Rob Snyder vs. Jason Manly

    From RITC Writer/Statistician John Petrilli:
    RITC XXXI - The Triumphant Return

    Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2001
    Time: Doors Open: 5:30 PM, Fight Time: 7:30 PM
    Location: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona

    VIP Seating (first 3 rows): $25
    "A" Sections (next 7 rows): $22.50
    "B" Sections (next 12 rows): $20

    Rage in the Cage XXXI will be hosting numerous Fight Teams from throughout the Southwest. Teams participating in RITC XXXI, at this time, include the Eddie Deluca Academy (New Mexico), Greg Jackson's Combat Team (New Mexico), Rafael Lavato's Vale Tudo Team (Oklahoma), Reno Academy of Combat (Nevada), Warrior Spirit Submission Fighting Team headed by Eric Walker (Safford, AZ), Bob Karmel's Back Alley Camp (Chandler, AZ), Savage Te Dawg Pound (Glendale, AZ), Martin Escobar's Debrazil Academy (Tucson, AZ), Brausa Combat Fighting Team (Tempe, AZ) and Brausa Fighting Systems (Phoenix, AZ).

    RITC has upgraded the competition level for fighters seeking a challenge. RITC also serves as a "launching pad" for fighters looking to "move up the ladder" to compete in KOTC, Pride and the UFC. Fighters such as Ricco Rodriquez, Homer Moore, Kauai Kupihea and Edwin Dewees have all competed on numerous occasions in RITC.

    The show is about 2 weeks away and there will be approximately 15 fights. Here are just some of the planned match-ups.

    Main Event:

    Edwin Dewees (205 lbs), Brausa Combat Fighting Team
    vs
    Jesus Valdez (230 lbs), Carbajal's 9th Street Gym

    Super Fights:

    Rick Collup (245 lbs), Reno Academy of Combat - Nevada
    vs
    Brian Ryan (235 lbs), JKD Jiu-Jitsu

    Justin Lyon (380 lbs), Savage Te Dawg Pound
    vs
    Jerome Hunter (375 lbs), Eddie Deluca's Combat Academy - New Mexico

    Joseph Riggs (249 lbs), Wrestling
    vs
    Chee Bates (210 lbs), Greg Jackson's Combat Team - New Mexico

    Featured Fight:

    Mike Berardi (180 lbs), Brausa Fighting Systems
    vs
    Ira Boyd (170 lbs)

    Also featured on the card will be Farrell Frisby, and two of the three Upshur brothers. Ty, returning after a long absence, and James, returning following his huge upset Main Event victory in RITC XXX where he was substituting for his injured brother Shawn. This should be an awesome show with a lot of fresh faces.

    The Fight Card subject to change.

    For both out-of-town and local fighters, weigh-ins will start at 3PM at Celebrity Theatre on November 7 (the day of the event). It's important to check-in there no later than 5PM for your weigh-in, administrative paperwork, the rules meeting and pre-fight physicals.

    Tickets for RITC available at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office (602-267-1600) or at Ticketmaster (480-784-4444). For additional information, please call 480-446-8127 or visit www.rageinthecage.com

      Friday - October 26, 2001

    FCF TV Catch an all new episode of Full Contact Fighter TV tonight on Sunshine Network at 11:30PM (Eastern time).

    Meet the hard hitting Brazilian, Pedro Rizzo; a look at BJ Penn & Caol Uno; fighting from King of the Cage, and so much more!

    Check with your local cable or satellite provider and your local listings.

    From the event's promoter:
    IFC United Shoot Association logo
    CONTACT:
    Helen Miller
    Pacific Sports Entertainment
    1270 Queen Emma St. Suite #305
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Tel: 650-996-6890
    Email: pacificsportsentertainment@yahoo.com

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Shogun logo

    ORGANIZATIONS TEAM UP TO BRING WORLD CLASS MIXED MARTIAL ARTS COMPETITION TO HAWAII.

    Honolulu, HI - On December 15th 2001, Pacific Sports Entertainment (PSE) and the newly formed United Shoot Association (USA) in conjunction with the International Fighting Championships (IFC), will light up the State of Hawaii with the event of the year, "SHOGUN" at the Honolulu Convention Center.

    "SHOGUN" will be a night of tremendous excitement as some of the world's top mixed martial arts fighters battle in a cage. This will mark the first for Hawaii to have a cage used in a Hawaiian mixed martial arts event. No strangers to the ring, Hawaii's own, Egan Inoue, will be headlining the night in a bout against Dennis Hallman, who will be moving up in weight in an EXPLOSIVE match! Both men are Pride and UFC veterans, respectively.

    In addition, there will be a tribute to Brian Johnston during the event. Johnston, a professional mixed martial arts veteran and coach, was planning a comeback in the sport, but recently suffered an unfortunate stroke. Brian Johnston merchandise will be sold at the event to aid his recovery fund.

    Stay Tuned. The complete card will be released soon.

    From the event's promoter:
    Super Brawl 22- Inoue v Doerksen
    Web-Cast Starts Saturday, Nov. 3rd

    Hawaiian Channel 5, better known as "KFIVE the Home Team", the local UPN affiliate, will be airing the November 2, Super Brawl event on their website, www.k5thehometeam.com. This will be a FREE airing to all who access the website anytime in the week following the event. "We are thrilled to provide this service to all our fans who do not have the capacity to see the event live." T.Jay Thompson, President, Extreme Sports Productions. This will be the next best thing to watching it live, airing less than 12 hours after the live event! The quality will be outstanding. Super Brawl 21, is available for viewing now at the same link. Check it out!!

    Contact: T.Jay Thompson SuperBrawl@hawaii.rr.com (808) 524-6062


    From the event's promoter:
    Final 2001 Extreme Trials event set Nov. 17

    Extreme Trials poster       The Extreme Challenge Trials, the last chance to qualify for the 2001 MMA National Championships, is scheduled for Nov. 17 at Star & Stripes Nightclub in Davenport, Iowa.
          Headlining the event will be two pro bouts: Jason Medina (6-1) vs. Matt Shaw (6-2)... and big Tim Sylvia (5-0) vs. TBA.
          Amateur tourneys are scheduled in five weight divisions: 150-under, 170-under, 190-under, 210-under and heavyweight.
          Winners in each division earn a berth in the MMA Nationals, scheduled in December. The Nationals consist of qualifiers from shows all over the country, including Atlanta, Minneapolis, Decatur, Ill., and Davenport, Iowa. Winners at the Nationals earn pro contracts to fight in the Extreme Challenge and Super Brawl.
          For applications, contact Monte Cox at Fiteiowa@aol.com.

    From the event's promoter:
    Mass Destruction 4 logo
    Stephen Haigh vs. Zack Wakeman

    When: Saturday, October 27th, 2001
    Where: Wildwood Convention Center
    Burk Avenue & Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260
    Phone: (609) 729-9000
    Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
    Fights start at 7:00 p.m.

    Welterweight Title Fight
    Stephen Haigh (Fight Factory) vs. Zack Wakeman (Tai-Kai)

    Single Fights:
    Kurt Pelligrino (Renzo) vs. Christian Montes (Anderson MA)
    Mark Collangelo (Renzo) vs. TBA
    Robert Schwartz (Yamasaki) vs. Jeff Williamson (PKA)
    Tom Larrison (Tong Dragon) vs. TBA
    Bill Scott (Renzo) vs. Cisco Lopez (Fortunato)
    Bryan Antonelli (Maxercise) vs. Lee White (Kickboxing)
    Bear (Fight Factory) vs. Christian Squillaciotti (Maxercise)
    James Gabert (Renzo) vs. Andy Doe (Tai-Kai)
    Dave Bravo (Team Bravo) vs. Harry Kubek (Joe Guido)
    Chad Beatty (Renzo) vs. Jeff Darienzo (Freestyle)
    John Moorehead (Yamasaki) vs. Todd Jones (Maxercise)
    Nick Cottone (Hector Rodriguez) vs. Matt Berman (JKD)

    Card subject to change. Fights listed in reverse order.

          Pre-purchase ticket holders will be allowed entry first and obtain the best seats so get your tickets now! We will let advance ticket holders in at 6PM. If you purchase tickets at the door, you will not enter until 6:30 PM. Buy your tickets ahead of time and get in the front rows! You can obtain tickets from Kipp Kollar or order them online. To order by mail simply send $25 per ticket for general admission, or $50 per ticket for front row (Includes Free Mass Destruction T-shirt & 2 Free Drinks (Beer, Wine, etc.)) to the address below and we will mail you back the tickets within five days.

    Kipp Kollar
    35 Valley Run Drive
    Cromwell, CT 06416
    (860) 635-1867
    president@nagafighter.com

    From the event's promoter:
    RSF
    New Blood Conflict II
    &
    King Of The Streets

    RSF New Blood Conflict II

    Reality Super Fighting announces its next mixed martial arts event, "New Blood Conflict II" which promises great fights and much more. These no-holds-barred cage fights will be held at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA on October 27, 2001.

    The main event features the legendary Dan "The Beast" Severn against Georgia's own Forrest Griffin.

    Official Card
    Dan "The Beast" Severn vs Forrest Griffin
    Din "The Dominator" Thomas vs Jason Bender
    Wade Rome vs John Dixson
    George Allen vs Brian Vanderwalle
    Mike Newton vs Nigel Hudson
    Brett Hogg vs Dan Bobish
    Jack Nilsson vs Kevin Brooks
    Skip Hall vs Charles Anderson
    Mike "The Rhino" Farrow vs Stew Halsemyer
    Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett vs John Weidler

    Preliminary Matches
    Muhsin Corbbrey vs Harvey Sutton
    Cam McHargue vs Ahron Davis

    Card is subject to change.


    King of the Streets

    King Of The Streets
    December 7 and 8, 2001
    Pelham Civic Center
    Pelham, Al

    Two nights of tournament action, plus pro no-holds-barred fights each night. December 8 DAN THE BEAST SEVERN will be featured in a Super Star no-holds-barred fight.

    From Dan Severn & Becky Levi:
    The Beast logo
    SEVERN AND BOBISH
    TO FIGHT IN AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

    This weekend ends a long term hiatus for UFC, IVC veteran Dan Bobish. Bobish 340lb. is making his MMA comeback this coming weekend in Augusta, GA. Look for him to punish his opponent in a tune up fight for IVC tournament taking place in November.

    The 43 yr. old legend of MMA and the pioneer wrestler in the sport is taking on a young up and coming fighter in Forrest Griffin. Don't be surprised if you see a more aggressive Beast in this bout. The Beast has been working hard to make his last year as a fighter a great one.

    Dan Severn-Becky Levi
    The Danger Zone Inc.
    http://www.the-dangerzone.com/

    From the event's promoter:
    NAGA US NATIONALS IN FLORIDA
    (December 8th)

    The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) has selected Miami, Florida (Coral Reef Senior High School) to hold our 1st Annual US Nationals! We have competitors and teams traveling from all over the United States to compete in both Gi & No-Gi competition (In 8 RINGS of action)!

    WHEN: Saturday, December 8th, 2001 (10 AM to 5 PM)
    WHERE: Miami, Florida (Coral Reef Gymnasium)
    WHAT: Over 56 Gi & No-Gi Grappling Divisions, Championship Belts
    MORE INFO: Kipp Kollar at (860) 635-1867 or Email President@Nagafighter.com
    WEBSITE: NAGAFighter.com

    Florida has some of the top grappling teams in the United States and is why we have selected Miami for our US Nationals. Come support your team in the race for a National Team Title in both Gi & No-Gi competition. Competition teams include: Silveira Brothers, Xtreme Jiu-Jitsu, Popovitch, Relson Gracie (NAGA Hawaiian Champions), Academia of Martial Arts, Avellan, De La Riva, Infight, Marcio Simas, One Dragon Martial Arts, Bodycuts, Jorge Pereira, Rival, United Champions, Peacock Academy, Pedro Valenti, Tiger Schulmann and many more! Remember, you DO NOT have to belong to a team in order to compete. FREE NAGA T-SHIRTS to ALL fighters from the Team that scores the most points and wins the Team Title!

    SUPERFIGHTS: World Class Superfights: PABLO POPOVITCH vs. CHARLES DOS ANJOS and Team Renzo Gracie's Student JOE D'ARCE takes on Team Silveria's RITCHIE GUERRERO. Also David Avellon in a Superfight! Don't miss these awesome No-Gi Superfights!

    Divisions, rules and all other info is available,
    just CLICK HERE (US NATIONALS)

      Saturday - October 27, 2001

    Tough Words from a Tough Guy:
    Phil Baroni Makes His UFC Return

    By Loretta Hunt Phil Baroni
          Native Long Islander Phil Baroni made his Ultimate Fighting Championship premiere at UFC 30 against Curtis Stout. Although he won a unanimous decision, Baroni was unimpressed with the fight. Coming off recent wins at Ken Shamrock's Megafight I and NAGA's Battle at the Beach, Phil gets a chance to redeem himself on November 2nd at UFC 34 in Las Vegas. He's squaring off against Team Quest member and wrestling Olympian Matt Lindland. Phil promises that this time around things will be different. I spoke to Phil about his pending fight.

    FCF:   How do you feel going into this fight? Any last minute concerns? How's your shoulder?
    PB:     No last minute concerns. I feel 100% prepared for this fight. My shoulder is good.

    FCF:   Are you excited to be fighting in Las Vegas?
    PB:     Sin City. Sounds like a place for me. I know I'll have fun hanging out afterwards. It doesn't matter where I fight, as long as I get to fight.

    Phil Baroni FCF:   Who have you been training with lately? Should we expect to see Team Punishment in your corner?
    PB:     Yes, Tito Ortiz will be in my corner for this fight for sure. I have been training on the East Coast with a lot of wrestlers. I also went up to Central Michigan University for three weeks to train, and have been preparing down here the last three weeks with some kickboxers.

    FCF:   You're facing a world-class wrestler at UFC 34. How does this factor into your training?
    PB:     It doesn't factor at all. I'm a world-class wrestler myself and he has to pass through me. I'm the well-rounded mixed martial artist. He's, as you say, a world-class wrestler. I'm a world-class fighter. Lindland doesn't factor into my training at all. He better be prepared. What I've got, I'm bringing to the table. I hope he's ready to bring it.

    FCF:   When you walk down the ramp toward the Octagon, what will be going through your head?
    PB:     I'm gonna knock this cat out. That's it. He's getting knocked out. That's all I'm thinking about: letting my hands go, putting my punches together, stopping his shots, and making him pay.

    FCF:   What type of fight should fans expect between you and Lindland?
    PB:     I'll be throwing bombs at his head. He'll try to survive, take me down, or push me up against the fence. I'll be able to work my way off the fence. He won't be able to take me down and I'm going to punish him every time he attempts it. Every time he tries to close the distance, he will get hurt.

    FCF:   Where's Phil Baroni gonna party after the show?
    PB:     I'll start off at the after-party, and wherever the "hot spot" is after that is where I'll be.

    Phil Baroni celebrates after winning his match in MEGAFIGHT 1 FCF:   After UFC 34, what's next for Phil Baroni?
    PB:     Hopefully, the world title shot. Tell Dave Menne not to scratch up that belt. Put it in a plastic bag because it 's on loan right now. It's my belt.

    FCF:   Any final words for the fans out there?
    PB:     I know the fans have been crying for some action and I'm Mr. Excitement. I'm gonna bring it like I always do. It's up to Lindland if he wants to fight or go into survival mode, and he's not going to survive if that's all he wants to do. There's going to be a lot of action and it's going to be non-stop. I might be the most controversial, but I'm also the most dynamic and exciting fighter in MMA today. On November 2nd, I'll be doing what I do best in the perfect place -- Sin City. I'll be breaking the law.

      Sunday - October 28, 2001

    Click here to order UFC 34 tickets
    UFC 34: High Voltage
    Tickets available from:
    Ticket Master: 702-474-4000
    &
    MGM Grand: 877-880-0880

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    Main card:
  • Randy Couture vs. Pedro Rizzo
  • Carlos Newton vs. Matt Hughes
  • B.J. Penn vs. Caol Uno
  • Josh Barnett vs. Bobby Hoffman
  • Ricco Rodriguez vs. Pete Williams
  • Evan Tanner vs. Homer Moore

    Prelims:
  • Roberto Traven vs. Frank Mir
  • Phil Baroni vs. Matt Lindland

    *Card subject to change

  • From the event's promoter:
    Shogun logo
    5 fighters added, 3 matches released:

    Shogun Purepred poster Purebred Gym fighters, highly regarded in Japan, will be fighting in "SHOGUN" on December 15th, at the Honolulu Convention Center. Enson Inoue, owner of Purebred and MMA veteran, will be coaching three of his top fighters at the event.

    The three Purebred fighters making their USA debut will be Makoto Ishikawa, Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, and "Shogun" Kawakatsu.

    Main Event
    Middleweight Bout (170-185 lbs.)
    Egan Inoue
    Egan Inoue
    Dennis Hallman
    Dennis Hallman
     
    Three Additional Bouts Announced
     
    Featherweight Bout (135-145 lbs.)
    Philip Perez
    Philip Perez
    Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto
    Norifumi Yamamoto
    Featherweight Bout (135-145 lbs.)
    Makoto Ishikawa
    Makoto Ishikawa
    Dave Velasquez
    Dave Velasquez
    Welterweight Bout (155-170 lbs.)
    "Shogun" Kawakatsu
    Shogun Kawakatsu
    TBA
    TBA
    More of the fight card to be released soon.

      Tuesday - October 30, 2001

    FCF TV Catch an all new episode of Full Contact Fighter TV tonight on MSG Network at 11:30PM (Eastern time).

    This jam-packed show will include...

    • Randy Couture feature

    • Matt Hughes Feature

    • A dramatic look back at Josh Barnett vs. Bobby Hoffman from FutureBrawl

    • A preview of Williams vs. Rodriguez which includes comments from Pete Williams, Ken Shamrock and Ricco Rodriguez.
    • Interview with Carlos Newton

    • Results from FCF interactive UFC 34 poll.

    Check with your local cable or satellite provider and your local listings.

    This episode will also air on TSN tomorrow, October 31st, at 7:30PM Eastern.

    UFC 34 Betting Lines

    On the board at MGM, New York New York, Bellagio, Mirage, Treasure Island, Golden Nugget:

    Couture   -160
    Rizzo   +130

    Newton   -200
    Hughes   +160


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    From the event's promoter:
    KFIVE Announces Additional
    Super Brawl 21 Air Dates


    Due to programming and technical errors, the Saturday night airing of Super Brawl 21 aired late and without the play-by-play and color commentary. Hawaiian Channel 5, better known as "KFIVE the Home Team", the local UPN affiliate, in Honolulu, Hawaii will now air Super Brawl 21 on two additional nights this week. Wednesday, Halloween at midnight and again on Thursday night at midnight. Also, check out there website, http://www.k5thehometeam.com/ to view the show online. Friday's Super Brawl 22, will be available for viewing on Saturday, November 3rd online and on KFIVE at a date to be announced. Check it out!!

    Contact: T.Jay Thompson SuperBrawl@hawaii.rr.com (808) 524-6062

    From the event's promoter:
    IRONHEART CROWN LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUT HEATS UP!

    IHC poster HAMMOND, IN - For the past few weeks, Chicago and northwest Indiana fight fans have been on the edge of their seat, eagerly awaiting the upcoming lightweight title bout between current champion Henry Matamoros and the challenger, Rolando Higuerros. This exciting match had been one of the event's highlights, driving ticket sales and inciting a buzz among the local martial arts community.

    Then, a promoter's worst nightmare unfolded as an old knee injury put Higuerros out of action, taking some of the punch out of what had been a great line up. "That fight was one of the best matches ever slated in Chicago," former IHC promoter Eric Moon remarks. "It was the fight that I was personally anticipating the most, and I'm sure that a lot of the fans were looking forward to it as well. I was crushed when I heard of Rolando's injury. Thank God Shannon called."

    Shannon? Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch? Against Henry Matamoros? It may sound too good to be true, but just days after the show's best match-up turned cold, it has been re-ignited, burning even hotter than before! Shannon Ritch, training out of Buell Fighting Systems in Coolidge, Arizona is the current Internation Sport Combat Federation U.S. Champion with a mixed martial arts fighting record of 53 wins and 22 losses. He has been featured in Japan's Pride, Hawaii's SuperBrawl, Holland's MixFight, and other major events including the Extreme Challenge and the King of the Cage. He has faced the best world-class A-level fighters in the business, including Kazushi Sakuraba, Frank Shamrock, and Dennis Hallman. While Rolando Higuerros was a worthy opponent for Henry Matamoros, Shannon the Cannon brings much more to the table, adding to the aura of this upcoming event.

    But is Shannon Ritch more than Matamoros can handle?

    "I don't think so," Moon says. "Shannon has a lot more experience, but Matamoros is no novice. Henry has a record of 27 wins and only 5 losses. He has also fought in big shows and faced notable opponents, and he has maintained an incredibly good record in the process. I think Shannon is a much stronger striker, but Henry has a supernatural ability to take a punch, and his submission skills are as good as they get. It won't be easy for him, but Henry definitely has the tools to win this fight and keep his title. It's a great opportunity for him to get his name out. He really hasn't gotten the recognition that he deserves."

    Obviously, Eric Moon thinks this is a good match, and for whatever its worth, the internet community seems to be in agreement. Just hours after the deal was made, an unknown source posted the information on the "Underground Forum" at mixedmartialarts.com, the internet's hottest source for mixed martial arts information. In response to the thread, half of the posts predicted a win for Mataomoros, while the other half predicted that Ritch would be victorious. Opinions are divided, but the overall consensus seems to be that it will either be Matamoros by submission, or the Cannon by knockout. All agreed that it would be a great fight.

    "People can say what they want on the forums," Moon says, "but the outcome will be determined in the ring by these two great fighters. I can't believe that this fight just fell into our laps. Its going to be awesome!"

    Matamoros and Ritch will be featured in one of four title bouts at the Ironheart Crown. The show will be held on Saturday, November 10 at the Hammond Civic Center in Hammond, Indiana. The doors open at 6:00 PM, and fights will begin at 7:00. Tickets are on sale now, and a limited number of ringside seats are available. For more information, call 773-793-6555 in Chicago or 219-844-8504 in northwest Indiana. Information is also available on the event website at www.ironheartcrown.com

      Wednesday - October 31, 2001

    UFC 34 Press Conference:
    The Return of Stand-ups

    by Jim Genia

          The MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, played host to the Ultimate Fighting Championship 34 press conference today. And while there was the usual mix of respect and trash talking, the big news was the return of referee stand-ups -- a tool thought to have been discarded with the advent of rounds.
    Big John McCarthy       In hopes of making the UFC more fan-friendly and exciting, Zuffa reinstated the referee's power to stand the fighters up whenever there's a significant lull in the action. From behind the podium, head referee Big John McCarthy cited the stalemates which plagued the card at UFC 33, and described the stand-ups as a power to be used at the referees' discretion. "If the fighters are put in a stalemate position, and they're both unable to bring the fight to an end or better their position, then we're going to give them a warning," he said. He went on to say that they would be brought back their feet and restarted if the warning went unheeded. "That's just to bring the entertainment value up for the fans and keep the fights more exciting." The reintroduction of the rule was met with applause.
          All of the fighters were in attendance and looked to be healthy and in great shape. After Dana White introduced those competing on the undercard, the champions and challengers took center stage.
          "First, I want to thank Zuffa and all the staff," said welterweight challenger Matt Hughes. "I came to Vegas for one reason: to bring my title back home. It belongs to the Miletich camp, and that's what I think is going to happen." Looking intense and focused, Matt wished his opponent good luck.
    Matt Hughes and Carlos Newton       Ever the spokesman, welterweight champ Carlos Newton issued a personal challenge to all the fighters. "Guys, let's see who can make the most exciting fight of the night, because that is our future." Turning to his opponent, Carlos unleashed more of the brashness we saw after he'd won the belt from long-time welterweight champ Pat Miletich -- Matt's friend and trainer. "Matt, I hope you're a good dance partner. Don't let me have to lead all night, or else." Facing the audience, Carlos continued. "This is the third time fighting a guy from the same camp, so I know they're looking to get it right this time." With an almost-cocky smile, he added: "But what can I say? I'm the champ, and I'm gonna stay the champ."
    Pedro Rizzo and Randy Couture       A stark contrast to the bad blood in the welterweight title bout, the two men facing off in the heavyweight title bout showed nothing but respect for each other. At the podium, challenger Pedro Rizzo thanked Zuffa and champ Randy Couture for giving him the rematch. "It should be a great fight for all the fans. This time is going to be harder than the last time. I think it's going to be a great show and everybody's going to love it."
          Displaying an equal amount of class, Randy thanked the MGM Grand and Zuffa, then admitted that his previous fight with Rizzo was "the toughest fight I'd ever been in. Pedro is a great striker, and he showed wrestling abilities I didn't know he possessed." He went on to say he's trained with one-time opponent Maurice Smith to learn how to deal with Pedro's striking. "I'm looking forward to this chance to show what I've learned." Randy concluded by thanking the fans.
          The MGM Grand Arena seats around 7,000, and while tickets are still available, Zuffa was optimistic. However, whether it's a sell-out or not, the return of the stand-up rule certainly promises an event more exciting than the last.

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