Wednesday, Oct 17, 2001
Meca World Vale 6 Tudo Promising A Lot!
By Eduardo Alonso
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!
UFC Meet & Greet Updates:
Change for Tonight’s Meet & Greet
Hosted by UFC President Dana White and Public Relations Coordinator Josh Hedges
By Loretta Hunt
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.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm