January 14, 2002
Coming up this week on Full Contact Fighter TV:
FCF TV airs weekly on MSG Network (Tuesdays at 11:30PM), the Sunshine Network & TSN.
Check with your local cable or satellite provider and your local listings.
From Josh Hedges of Zuffa/UFC:
UFC: Throw Down Results & Replay Schedule
Replay Dates & Times
Mon, Jan 14 8:00P ET (iN2)
Tues, Jan 15 10:00P ET (iN1)
DIRECTV Direct Ticket Replays: Channel 101
Tues, Jan 15 (Direct ticket)
Thur, Jan 17 (Direct ticket)
Fri, Jan 25 (Direct ticket)
Sun, Jan 27 (Direct ticket)
Tues, Jan 29 (Direct ticket)
Thur, Jan 31 (Direct ticket)
Bell ExpressVu Replays
Tues, Jan 14 @ 9:30pm & 1:00am ET
We have a winnaah!
The latest FCF contest winner, Harry Smith from Astoria, NY – USA, supplied the following caption for the picture above…The Full Monty hits Japan
Harry wins a long-sleeve NHB shirt and FCF beanie hat.
Here are some other interesting captions that were submitted…
We will have a new contest up tomorrow…the next winner could be YOU!
Full Contact Fighter
It’s down to the final 5! The most prestigious award in Mixed Martial Arts will go to one of the following 5 finalists…
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Tito Ortiz, BJ Penn, Jens Pulver, or Vanderlei Silva…
one of these champions has earned the title:
Full Contact Fighter 2001 Fighter of the Year
We want your thoughts on who you think should win. Bear in mind that this should be based on their performance and accomplishments in the combat arena between the dates January 1 and December 31 during the year 2001 ONLY.
Click here to vote for who you think should win
Parting of the Blood Red Sea:
The Splitting of the Jesus is Lord Team
By Michael Onzuka – Mike@onzuka.com
The Jesus is Lord team made waves from the beginning. They started fighting and started their quest of spreading the word of Jesus Christ while spreading their opponents’ faces across the squared circle. The JIL team made people talk in the beginning mainly because people questioned their mixture of religion with fighting. As MMA evolved to the public as a legitimate sport, people could make the connection of the Jesus is Lord team to a competitor like Evander Holyfield, a fighter who is also strongly religious. Another reason people were talking was that the Jesus is Lord fighters, mainly Ray "Bradda" Cooper and Ron "The Machine Gun" Jhun, were exciting to watch with their hard-hitting, straight-punching, and initial ground-and-pound style. The team quickly added submissions to their arsenal and improved their standing skills to keep up with the top fighters in MMA. Ray Cooper gained immediate notoriety with the Shooto organization, ranking as high as number one in the welterweight class. Ron Jhun has been spreading the wealth fighting in SuperBrawl, Warrior’s Quest, IFC, Shooto, and recently in the WFA, gaining an impressive record. Like many teams, the Jesus is Lord team has had some internal problems which caused the team to split. Ray Cooper, who is the founder and leader of the Jesus is Lord team continues to lead the team, while Ron Jhun and has left. I caught up with Ron after his win at Warrior’s Quest in December to talk about his fight, his controversial WFA fight with Jermaine Andre, and the break up of the JIL team.
FCF: First, what did you think about your opponent Shannon Ritch, knowing that he’s had about 80 fights?
FCF: Did you think he was going to come out throwing those high kicks like he did?
FCF: Once you got him to the ground, did you feel that you took him out of the fight?
Click here to continue with the interview
From the event’s promoter:
KING OF THE CAGE 12
Action-packed, "no-holds-barred" competition
Saturday, February 9, 2002
7:00pm Soboba Casino
San Jacinto, California
HAPPY NEW YEAR, KING OF THE CAGE STYLE!
Hosted by Eddie Bravo and Richard Norton, "King of the Cage 12" will start your new year off with a BANG!
See 13 total matches all together including hard-hitting 350-pound Dan Bobish versus 340-pound wrecking machine, "Big" Eric Pele as both giants battle it out for the vacant KOTC Heavyweight Championship Belt. See Jiu-Jitsu superstar Dean Lister versus stud fighter Jacen Flynn in the long awaited rematch from KOTC "Wet n’ Wild." There’s also the "little giants" as Charlie Valencia takes on David Velasques for the newly formed KOTC Featherweight Championship Belt.
Also scheduled on the card—Combat Grappling’s big man Jason Lambert, "King of the Cage" veteran Betiss "Super" Mansouri, fan-favorite Mike "The Rhino" Bourke, wrestling phenom Joe Stevenson, Pride/KOTC veteran Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch, and the ever entertaining Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennet.
There is no better way to start your year than with some hardcore mixed martial arts action! This is the year of "King of the Cage"!
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
For ticket info call Soboba Casino at 909-654-2883
From the event’s promoter:
OFFICIAL DANGER ZONE
FIGHT NIGHT 2 RESULTS
LOCATION: BROADRIPPLE PLACE
JAN. 13, 2002 – FT. WAYNE, IN.
Fourteen fights including 2 amateur tournaments, one pro bout and 7 single bouts.
The most action packed fight show in the midwest made it’s impact for the fans in Ft. Wayne!
Kurt Ileman Canada vs. James Maloney NY.
Steve Neal WV. vs. Jay Luce IN.
Joe Negli MI. vs. Eric Phelps KY.
Dave Morris OH. vs. David Bailey
Forrest Petz OH. vs. Chad Roarke
John Vitta FL. vs. Dan Swift PA.
Jason Scouten OH. vs. Dave Dillon IN.
An ISCF Sanctioned Event
Dan Severn-Becky Levi