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Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004

Best Of Adcc Vol. 1 Dvdnew Footage!



BEST OF ADCC Vol. 1 DVD
New Footage!


Best of ADCC Vol 1 DVD Re-Release
BEST OF ADCC #1 DVD
This re-release features bonus never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage From ADCC 2003!

It was the very first DVD produced for the MMA industry and was raw, but for historical purposes, the DVD is available again!

FEATURES:

  1. Frank Trigg vs. Renzo Gracie from ADCC 1998
  2. Hayato "Mach" Sakurai does the unthinkable to Ricco Rodriguez from 1999.
  3. Royler Gracie vs. Joao Roque in what was called the Best Match of 1999.
  4. Kareem Barklev vs. Ricardo Arona from 2000 (where all hell breaks loose when Arona slaps Barklev during the fight. Insane Stuff!)
  5. Ricardo Morais vs. Mark Robinson from 2000. (Both men sustain brutal injuries as one man never fought again from this very match.)
  6. Jean Jacques Machado vs. Caol Uno from 1999. (This is poetry in motion and one of the best matches from that year.)
  7. Tito Ortiz (former UFC Champion) takes on a much smaller Rumina Sato in the Absolute (no weight limit) tournament. (The ending result is someone going unconscious!)

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  1. Eddie Bravo in never before seen personal footage after defeating Royler Gracie.
  2. Eddie Bravo and many others offering training techniques.

Plus: Weigh-Ins, Post Fight Interviews and more….

Regular price: $44.95 … FCF Price $29.95!



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BTT busy and flying, "Mendigo" clear to enter Japan, Ninja and Silva training hard, Jacare dominating in BJJ, "Big Dog" retires and more news from Brazilian events!

The Brazilian Beat:
      As cold continues to make its presence known during the Brazilian winter, in the coldest July the country has seen in years, the MMA scene manages to stay hot and present all sorts of action for the avid fight fans. Pride Bushido 4 next weekend continues to be the current favorite dish on everybody’s menu, with the Brazilian Top Team army ready to conquer Japan. However, other happenings made sure there is a bit of everything for every taste, as a new "wave" of MMA shows are just around the corner in Brazil, and plans for international events in later months are already in the works. From established promotions, such as Heat, to new ones, such as Brazilian Challenger and Real Fight, and even international ones like the AFC, Brazil will have numerous shows in the coming months, and FCF has news from them all, plus training news from the top camps and tidbits from the international shows. So, enjoy summer in America and Europe, as this reporter freezes while FCF lights the fire and brings the beat straight from the uncharacteristically cold Brazil!

  • Meca 11 sensation Tony de Souza was finally granted his Japanese visa. "Mendigo," [beggar] as he was nicknamed by the Brazilian fans, is still in his beloved country of Peru and told FCF that his visa was granted by the Japanese consulate; therefore he is clear to fight in Pride! De Souza, who will stay in Peru where he is training his students until the end of the month, will be competing in Japan in September’s Pride Bushido show, a likely opponent is Takanori Gomi. At the end of July the UFC veteran will return to Brazil to resume training with the Nova Uniao team in Rio de Janeiro.
  • The Brazilian Top Team squad is already on their way to Japan for their battle with Japanese fighters at Pride Bushido 4 this weekend. With some of the group departing for the land of the rising sun on Monday, the rest of the crew left Brazil this Wednesday, led by the "Zen Machine" Mario Sperry. According to Sperry all the team prepared very hard and all fighters are in top shape for the show. Mario himself expects to be fighting again around September or October, as his priority has been to help the preparation of all BTT fighters, including Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira in his task of becoming the Pride Heavyweight GP 2004 champion.
  • The newest MMA show in the Brazilian Northeast is almost set to go. Brazilian Challenger will be taking place in the city of Natal, also home of Heat FC, this next July 29th, and the news are that the show will be fought inside an octagon! Inside the cage eight young fighters will battle in a tournament, where to be the champion they’ll have to win three fights in one night, like in the old UFC days. Besides Heat FC veteran Sergio Junior, and Bitetti Combat veterans Rivanio Aranha and Loquinha, the show will now also count with Deep veteran Gleison Tibau, who was a win over BJJ great Fernando Terere in his record. The official brackets will be released soon, and FCF will keep you posted.
  • Speaking of the gorgeous city of Natal, rumors have that Heat FC may be returning with his third edition in late September, also in the city of Natal. Heat’s third edition was postponed due to problems with sponsors, and no final date has been set yet. Now, the rumor floating around is that the next edition may take place in September, possibly in a tournament format. FCF will keep you posted.
  • Training has been as tough as ever in the Chute Boxe headquarters. With Wanderlei Silva’s match against Yuki Kondo getting closer and closer, the "Axe Murderer" has been dedicating himself to his training sessions with the same intensity he showed when he was starting up. Wanderlei has been sparring hard with his teammate Murilo Ninja Rua, among others. Ninja, who has been improving his shape, and his brother Mauricio Shogun may be fighting again in September, but nothing is sure right now.


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Dana White Responds to NY Post Critic

On July 11th, the New York Post published a less-than complimentary (to say the least) article on the upcoming UFC reality show by columnist Phil Mushnick. UFC President Dana White was quick to respond to the piece. Here is a link to the original NY Post article.

Below is a copy of the letter Dana sent to the editor of the tabloid:


Dear Editor,

Phil Mushnick’s Prime Time TV Column (July 11, 2004) regarding the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship® reality series on Spike TV expressed a strong opinion about the UFC® brand. While Mr. Mushnick is certainly entitled to his beliefs, he should base his opinion on facts. For example, the UFC brand promotes live mixed martial arts (MMA) contests between world-class athletes who cross-train in multiple styles, including boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. MMA is a true sport featuring competitors from successful backgrounds in other arenas, including the Olympics and the Pan American Games. Additionally, many of the athletes are college-educated and excelled in Division I athletics.

What is perhaps most disturbing about Mr. Mushnick’s column is his use of unidentified "chroniclers" of the sport to assert that there has been 8 deaths in "UFC-like competitions." The fact is that there has never been a death in the UFC or in any regulated MMA promotion. Most other contact sports, including boxing, cannot make the same claim.

A journalist with Mr. Mushnick’s experience should know that asserting something as serious as deaths in a sport should be properly researched. To merely attribute the erroneous information to faceless "chroniclers" is bush league reporting. Mr. Mushnick is better than that.

Dana White
President
Ultimate Fighting Championship®


From the event’s promoter:


Euphoria MFC:
October Event Becoming More Defined!

October 16th, 2004, Atlantic City, NJ

‘Euphoria MFC is announcing our upcoming tournaments, scheduled to start in October,’ states matchmaker Miguel Iturrate. The tournaments will crown Euphoria MFC Champions in the lightweight and heavyweight divisions. ‘The first round matches are determined, but the 2nd round will be decided at the event,’ states the matchmaker.

Euphoria has added a CONTENDERS tournament at 155 lbs. that will run along side the CHAMPIONSHIP tournament at 155 lbs. ‘At the end, you have a 3-0 fighter to face the newly crowned champion,’ elaborates the matchmaker. ‘One of our long term goals is to add structure, and with the current state of the game today, 155 lb. represented a BIG opportunity. There is a depth of talent there, and we think this series of tournaments will shine a light on that.’

In the heavyweight division, a match between Ben Rothwell and Johnathan Wiezorek has been agreed upon as an alternate match. ‘These are 2 young heavyweights with a lot of fights and potential. Rothwell is coming off some down time and a change in training, and Weez is coming off a disappointing UFC showing. Both are stepping up with something to prove,’ states the matchmaker.

In the heavyweight tournament, RED DEVIL will be sending Ibragim Magomedov in place of injured Sergei Kaznovski. The opponent will be MFC veteran Travis Wiuff. ‘This is exciting, because Magomedov is coming off an 8 man tournament win in Holland, 3 fights in one day. Wiuff still gets no respect it seems, but he is on a HUGE roll — these could be the two favorites in the tournament!’ the matchmaker speculates.

Much more to come on this series of events. All matches are subject to approval by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

Card Subject to Change:

FIRST ROUND – 8 MAN LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDERS TOURNAMENT (146 to 155 LBS.):
- Jay Ireland (Team TAP or SNAP, Detroit, MI) v. Kurt Pelligrino (Team Renzo Gracie, NYC, NY)
- Darrell Smith (Animal House, Kokomo, IN) v. Henry Matamoros (Matamoros JJ, Milwaukee, WI)
- Jorge Gurgel (Team Extreme, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) v. Keith Wilson (Team AKA, Denver, Colorado)
- Ryan Schultz (Team Quest, Portland, OR) v. David Gaona (SHOOT Spain, Valencia, Spain)

FIRST ROUND – 8 MAN LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT (146 to 155 LBS.):
- Joachim Hansen (Team Scandinavia, Oslo, Norway) v. Sergei Golyaev (RED DEVIL, St. Petersburg, Russia)
- Hermes Franca (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. Phil Johns (Silverbacks, Canton, IL)
- Yves Edwards (Thugjitsu, Houston, TX) v. Naoyuki Kotani (Rodeo Style, Tokyo, Japan)
- Rich Clementi (Team Extreme, New Orleans, LA) v. Alberto Crane (Santa Fe JJ, Santa Fe, NM)


From Dream Stage Entertainment:


Pride FC logo
GIANT SILVA ADDED TO BUSHIDO VOLUME 4 FIGHTCARD!

LOS ANGELES, California – An additional match has been added to the BUSHIDO VOLUME 4 fightcard as Paulo Cesar "Giant" Silva will face Takashi Sugiura of Japan. Already previously announced are matches featuring Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, Dean "The Boogey Man" Lister, Hayato "Mach" Sakurai, and a team match between the Brazilian Top Team and Team Japan. BUSHIDO VOLUME 4 will take place from the Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view for customers of iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, and TVN on Sunday, July 25th, 2004 at 3:00pm EST, 12:00pm PST (please check each respective carrier for later evening replays). For customers of DISH Network, the premiere will be Sunday, August 1st, 2004 at 9:00pm EST, 6:00pm PST.

Matches shown in ascending order:

PRIDE FC: BUSHIDO VOLUME 4
Fight Card
Brazilian Top Team vs. Team Japan
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (BTT) vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura (Yoshida Dojo)
Fabio Mello (BTT) vs. Takanori Gomi (Kiguchi Dojo)
Paulo Filho (BTT) vs. Akira Shoji (Free)
Additional Matches:
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (Cro Cop Squad Gym) vs. Shungo Oyama (Free)
Paulo Cesar "Giant" Silva (Free) vs. Takashi Sugiura (NOAH)
Ikuhisa Minowa (Free) vs. Kenichi Yamamoto (Free)
Hayato "Mach" Sakurai (Japan) vs. Brady Fink (Team Oyama)
Dean Lister (City Boxing) vs. Amar Suloev (Red Devil Fight Club)
Dokonjonosuke Mishima (Cobra Kai) vs. Marcos Aurelio (American Top Team)
Bushido Challenge Matches:
Hiroyuki Abe (AACC) vs. Luis "Buscape" Firminho
Kyosuke Sasaki (U-File Camp) vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (RJW-Central)
(Fight Card Subject to Change)


BUSHIDO VOLUME 4 will take place from the Nagoya Rainbow Hall in Nagoya, Japan and is scheduled to debut on North American pay per view on Sunday, July 25th, 2004 at 3:00pm EST, 12:00pm PST for customers of iNDEMAND, DIRECTV, and TVN (please check each respective carrier for later evening replays). For customers of DISH Network, the premiere will be Sunday, August 1st, 2004 at 9:00pm EST, 6:00pm PST. The event will be available at a reduced rate of $19.95. For additional replay times, please contact your pay per view provider.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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