K-1 Mma Championship Romanex
K-1 MMA Championship ROMANEX
Held May 22, 2004
Saitama Super Arena
WEC X Results:
Melendez, Parisyan shine in the desert
Held May 21, 2004
The Palace Indian Gaming Center – Lemoore, CA
Report and photos by Keith Mills
The theme for the night at WEC X was change and progress. A disappointing cancellation of both the Middleweight title fight of Chris Leben vs. Steve Heath and the Chris Lytle vs. J.T. Taylor fights couldn’t even dampen the crowd’s appreciation, as most of them came to see local heroes Olaf Alfonso, Poppies Martinez, and Doug Marshal. There was a lot of belt news, probably the biggest of which was Shonie Carter losing the Welterweight belt when Karo Parisyan pulled a page from Shonie’s own playbook of decisions seemingly based mostly on takedowns. Gilbert Melendez, Cesar Gracie’s most recent up-and-comer, controlled Olaf Alfonso throughout their bout with a dominating performance to nab himself the vacant Lightweight belt. Mike Serr surprised many when he took the vacant Heavyweight Superfight belt in the main event over Rafael Real with a 1st round TKO. Finally Doug Marshal took the Heavyweight belt with an armbar early in the evening.
Look for a full report in the June issue of Full Contact Fighter.
EVT 3 "Inferno" results:
Team Quest goes to Denmark as MMA continues to spread in Scandinavia!
By Eduardo Alonso
The effort to make our sport grow in the Nordic European countries continues, as European Vale Tudo goes to its third edition emphasizing on the international appeal, having fighters from numerous countries, and giving chance to young fighters to continue to develop their careers. After two very successful editions, the first in Denmark counting with Guy Mezger on the card, and the second one in Sweden featuring more Lions Den fighters, EVT returned to Denmark again on May 22nd, this time bringing Team Quest for the first time in the young promotion history adding some spice to a card that featured fighters from nine different countries.
The relationship between Team Quest and Scandinavia has been growing a lot during the past years, as Randy Couture himself already went to the region to teach seminars a number of times, leading the naturally open doors at the biggest MMA promotion in the area. Young fighters Chris Wilson and Dennis Davis represented Team Quest in the show and both did well under the circumstances. Dennis fought a very experienced fighter in Thomas Hytten and managed to win by submission, while Chris was controlling most of the action when he accidentally hit Stale Nyang in the eye with a kick, making it impossible for the Norwegian fighter to continue. At first the American was considered the winner, but after further review the result was changed to a no contest. Another USA native fighter, although currently living in the UK, Pierre Guillet didn’t give his opponent a chance as he secured a triangle choke in less than a minute, with the fastest submission of the night. Another stand out in the show was German hot prospect Daniel Weichel. Weichel was undefeated until he got surprised at the last EVT show losing a decision to Mattias Awad, but the Shooto Japan veteran came back strong to redeem himself and dominated both the stand up action and ground work to score his first win in European Vale Tudo, against Brittish fighter Gaz Roriston. Nordic fighters Tchadar Pavlov and John Oskar Hammer also continued their streak at EVT, winning their fights in a solid effort. Here are the full results of the show: