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Tuesday, May 29, 2001

All-new Ufc,”showdown In The Meadowlands,” Provides Fans With Opportunity To Get Closer To The Action With Elevated Viewing


From the event’s promoter:


ALL-NEW UFC,
"SHOWDOWN IN THE MEADOWLANDS,"

PROVIDES FANS WITH OPPORTUNITY TO GET CLOSER TO THE ACTION WITH ELEVATED VIEWING


TITO ORTIZ BATTLES ELVIS SINOSIC
FOR THE UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
AT CONTINENTAL AIRLINES ARENA IN EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY
ON FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2001

UFC Logo
LAS VEGAS (May 29, 2001) – Fans will have the opportunity to purchase new Octagon seating at the all-new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event, "Showdown In The Meadowlands," allowing them to view all the excitement from only a few feet away and with elevated viewing. The new Octagon side seating will debut at UFC 32, featuring UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz defending his title against Elvis Sinosic, as well as seven additional bouts on Friday, June 29, 2001, at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J.

In response to fan interest, a new arena setup at the Continental Airlines Arena will provide additional Octagon side seating and allow fans to view these highly skilled athletes up close. On one side of the Octagon, front row elevated seating will be available to fans just six feet from the action. On the other two sides of the Octagon, fans will be elevated just 20 feet away on risers, compared to past UFC events where fans were on risers 20 rows back from the competition.

Unlike boxing, a lot of the action in a UFC match takes place lying down. With the Octagon only two feet off of the ground, fans in all areas of the arena are provided with an unobstructed view for each battle. Spectators in the new Octagon side seats can enjoy the strength and skill of the all-new UFC like never before.

Limited tickets for the new Octagon side seats are $200, and can be purchased at TicketMaster.com, all TicketMaster outlets, or by calling 201-507-8900 (CALL-FOR-TIX). Additional tickets, priced at $100, $60, $30 and $15, also are available. "Showdown In The Meadowlands" will be televised by DirecTV pay per view live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.



Warriors Quest 2001:
"The New Beginning"
Results

May 29, 2001 – Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii
By Chris Onzuka – Chris@Onzuka.com

While there was a buzz all over the fireworks and action in the movie Pearl Harbor, especially in Hawaii, there were a lot more bombs thrown at the Blaisdell Arena. Former Jesus Is Lord member, Brennan Kamaka is now leading his own group of fighters under the SWAT Fighting Team. In addition to SWAT, he has started promoting primarily amateur MMA events. His first two events called Hawaiian Combat were successful enough to build into the Warriors Quest, which was held at the Blaisdell Arena. The event was split between professional and amateur bouts. The professional bouts were primarily represented by Kamaka’s relatives, the Jesus Is Lord team and pit them against the toughest up and comers from the West Coast. Sparks flew as these game opponents met for a night of non-stop action. The event started off with some exciting amateurs that may be the stars of tomorrow and ended showing the strength of the Jesus Is Lord team and Niko Vitale’s total domination of Todd Medina.

130lbs.
Jerry Samson (Jesus Is Lord) def. Daniel Garlets (Freelance)
KO at 1:41 minutes in Round 1

205lbs.
Zack Pang (Freelance) def. Clement Helemanu (Freelance)
Unanimous Decision [(3-2), (3-2), (3-2)] after 2 Rounds

175lbs.
Raymond Pintor (Grappling Unlimited) def. Kolo Koka (SWAT)
Submission via arm bar at 1:15 minutes in Round 2

145lbs.
Eddie Yagin (Freelance) def. Russell Medeiros (Jesus Is Lord)
Unanimous Decision [(3-2), (3-2), (3-2)] after 2 Rounds

160lbs.
Andy Wang (Grappling Unlimited) def. Jay R. Palmer (Universal Rough Housing)
Submission via inverted key lock (Kimura) at 4:15 minutes in Round 1

155lbs.
Juan Ayala (Team Medina) def. David Padilla (Jesus Is Lord)
Submission via guillotine at 1:02 minutes in Round 1

180lbs.
Thomas "Wildman" Denny (Team Wildman) def. Bob Ostovich (Jesus Is Lord)
Submission via guillotine at 1:05 minutes in Round 1

Light-Heavyweight Championship – 195lbs.
Falaniko Vitale (Grappling Unlimited) def. Todd "The Shark" Medina (Carlson Gracie)
Unanimous Decision [(3-2), (3-2), (3-2)] after 2 Rounds

Bantamweight Championship – 145lbs.
Stephen "Bozo" Palling (Jesus Is Lord) def. Cruz Gomes (SLO-Kickboxing)
Split Decision [(3-2), (2-3), (3-2)] after 2 Rounds

Middleweight Championship – 180lbs.
Ronald "The Machine Gun" Jhun (Jesus Is Lord) def. Joe "The WonderBoy" Stevenson (Combat Grappling)
Unanimous Decision [(3-2), (3-2), (3-2)] after 3 Rounds

Lightweight Championship – 167lbs.
Ray "Bradda" Cooper (Jesus Is Lord) def. Antonio McKee (Combat Grappling)
Submission via arm-bar from the guard at 56 seconds in Round 1


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