An “eruption” Of Action
An "Eruption" of Action
By Jim Genia
(April 30, Lowell, Massachusetts) The Tsongas Arena played host to "Eruption" tonight, and though the turnout was a scant few hundred, this marked the low point of an otherwise impressive debut show. Competitors flown in from as far away as Brazil and Texas to test the mettle of New England’s own stars, and fans who made the trek were rewarded with 11 action-packed MMA bouts. Representatives hailed from Team Elite, Team Renzo, Yves Edwards’ Thugjitsu, and Brazilian Top Team, among others. Highlights of the night included:
Nardu Debrah (Rodrigo Gracie/Universal Self-Defense-160lbs) vs. Ricardo Deborba (ChuteBoxe-156lbs)
Jay Hieron (Bellmore Kickboxing/Rodrigo Gracie-168lbs) vs. Fabio Holanda (Brazilian Top Team-170lbs)
Bryan Bressler (Miletich Fighting Systems-170lbs) vs. Jason Hathaway (USF-169lbs)
Fabio Leopoldo (Team Renzo-204lbs) vs. Brendan Seguin (MASH-197lbs)
Sam Hogar (Miletich Fighting Systems-247lbs) vs. Chris Herring (Gorilla Nation)
K-1 "Battle At The Bellagio II:"
McDonald Regains His Reign
Written By Michael Afromowitz
In a sold-out event filled with non-stop thrills and heart-pounding action, two-time K-1 tournament champion Michael McDonald reclaimed his throne in North America by earning a unanimous judges’ decision over a ferocious Dewey "The Black Kobra" Cooper during the K-1 "Battle At The Bellagio II" tournament at Las Vegas, Nevada’s Bellagio Hotel and Casino on Friday, April 30th.
From the outset of his quarterfinal round matchup with K-1 Superfight veteran and tournament first-timer, Marvin Eastman, McDonald’s chances capturing a third K-1 tournament title on United States ground appeared bleak as he was roughed up in the first three minutes by his aggressive and somewhat unorthodox opponent. Eastman scored a handful of jumping knee strikes to the Canadian’s midsection before landing a hard left hand that sent his opponent reeling back towards the corner. During an exchange, McDonald was put on the canvas for a partial referee 10-count.
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From the event’s promoter:
JUNGLE FIGHT 2
Repeating the huge success of the first edition, Jungle Fight set up its second edition, to break, once again, all PPV records in Brazil.
After a successful and surprising Jungle-Fight 1 which took place on the middle of Amazon Forest in September 13th, 2003. Antonio Inoki and Wallid Ismail already stated: ‘We’ve a lot of surprises for this next event, the world never watched nothing equal. Our intention is to capture all attention of the MMA world with our innovations.’
Fourteen MMA warriors together in the biggest Forest of the Planet – Amazonia – in an original and extremely gorgeous scene. Jungle Fight 2 is confirmed for next May 15th of 2004 in Studio 5 – Center of Conventions – Manaus. Inoki and Ismail are waiting 5,000 spectators in the place. For this event we will count on the presence of some national and international celebrities. The following battles are already scheduled:
The Jungle Fight Championship 2 is being divulged in the entire world by internet and the local tv, TV Amazon that is an affiliate of the Rede-Globo(the biggest Brazilian TV) in Manaus and all the North of the Brazil. The event will be covered by diverse private channels in the four corners of the world. The accomplishment of the Jungle Fight Championship 2 is a partnership of the TV Amazon with the City hall of Manaus, Government of the State of Amazon and Grafite Advertising. MMA specialists will be facing themselves in fights that will mark the history of the MMA. Don’t forget, May 15th will mark a deeply the MMA World.
From the event’s promoter:
RITC 61 – Results
Pardoe, Homer & A-Dawg Win
Aldano named Fighter of the Night
A huge turnout welcomed RITC back to Dodge Theater. Superstars Mark Kerr and Brock Lesnar were in attendance. Among the exciting match-ups was a 3 second KO by Gilbert Aldano. This is the fastest KO in RITC history and earned Fighter of the Night (FOTN) honors for Gilbert. Other candidates for FOTN were Troy Tolbert, Carlos Ortega, Ed West, Hans Marrero, Bryan Pardoe and "A-Dawg" Sullivan.
Troy Tolbert (139), Leininger Dojo
Carlos Ortega (149), Arizona Jiu-Jitsu
Gilbert Aldano (255), Team Brausa
Ed West (148), Hinzmann’s MMA
Hans Marrero (190), Marrero Combat Academy
Bryan Pardoe (219), Rufus Kickboxing
Jamie Varner (167), ACS
Rich Alten (219), Ryan Defense Systems
Homer Moore (212), Team Bang
The next RITC show is just days away.
RITC 62 – More Punishment
RITC 63 – It’s Time