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Saturday, Sep 07, 2002

Curran Steps Up,will Face Yoshida In Ucc


From promoter T. Jay Thompson:


Curran Steps Up,
Will Face Yoshida in UCC


      Jeff Curran, fresh off a victory in the WEC last month, has been signed to fight Baret Yoshida on Sept. 17 in the Universal Combat Challenge in Honolulu.
      Curran is a member of Team Extreme and trains under Pedro Sauer. He defeated highly-touted Bao Quach in the WEC event at Mohegan Sun Casino.
      Due to visa problems, UCC lightweight champion Wagnney Fabiano was unable to make the trip and defend his title against Yoshida. The Curran-Yoshida bout will not be for a UCC title.

From the event’s promoter:


RITC 38-Fantastic Show!
Lansing submits Perkins


It doesn’t get any better than this. Rage in the Cage delivered an unforgettable, high energy night of non stop action.

Our "Let’s Roll" theme kicked off the night in grand fashion. Our traditional "Walk of Champions", showcasing the fighters for the evening, included American flags carried by each fighter. A five man full dress Marine Color Guard then entered the cage. A moment of silence was then observed in remembrance of all those that lost their life in 9/11. And then the nation anthem was sung by Dawn.

Two large TV screens, using three different camera angles, made their debut for RITC 38. This provided excellent close up action from any seat in the house and was well received by the RITC fans.

The RITC 38 card provided the best action ever seen in Arizona. One of the most memorable fights was John Lansing’s submission victory over Gerald Perkins. There was some post fight poor sportsmanship displayed by Gerald Perkins. That nonsense has no place in MMA competition. If you tap in a fair fight, you should congratulate your opponent not try to "sucker punch" him from behind AFTER you lost the fight in the cage. I checked with the Arizona Commission after the show. Gerald Perkin’s professional fighter’s license has been revoked by the Commission and he can no longer fight in the state.

This impressive win for John Lansing will propel him to the #1 Welterweight ranking and earned Fighter of the Night (FOTN) honors for John. This is back-to-back FOTN awards for Lansing. Other candidates for FOTN were James Attwood, Andy Montana, Cory Timmerman and Joseph Riggs.

Another highlight of the evening was a 300+ fighter (Cory Timmerman) winning by arm bar submission !!

Results:

Fight #1
James Attwood (152 lbs), Brausa Academy
won by submission (arm bar), 1:10 Rd 1
Joe Vigil (149 lbs), Savage Te Dawg Pound

Fight #2
Daniel Souza (160 lbs), Team Bad Boy USA
won by decision (2-1)
Michael Chavez (162 lbs), Savage Te Dawg Pound

Fight #3
Larry Robertson (195 lbs), World Gym
won by submission (strikes), 2:55 Rd 1
John Hall (185 lbs), Warrior Spirit

Fight #4
Brittish Pena (145 lbs), Brausa Academy
won by submission (choke), :57 Rd 1
Carlos Ortega (154 lbs), Asher Combat Academy

Fight #5
Bryan Pardoe (205 lbs), Brausa Academy
won by ref stoppage (strikes), :45 Rd 1
Derek Whitehead (209 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #6
Brad Reynolds (217 lbs), Leininger Dojo
won by submission (choke), 1:36 Rd 1
Wayland Berry (255 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #7
John Knisely (235 lbs), Leininger Dojo
won by submission (choke), :52 Rd 1
Melville Calabaca (237 lbs), Savage Te Dawg Pound

Fight #8 (Super Fight)
Andy Montana (226 lbs), Asher Combat Academy
won by decision (3-0)
Steve Sayegh (227 lbs), Leininger Dojo

Fight #9 (Super Fight)
John Lansing (167 lbs), Brausa Academy
won by submission (arm bar), 1:16 Rd 3
Gerald Perkins (164 lbs), JKD Jiu-Jitsu

Fight #10 (Super Fight)
Cory Timmerman (304 lbs), Brausa Academy
won by submission (arm bar), 2:06 Rd 2
Justin Lyon (375 lbs), avage Te Dawg Pound

Fight #11 (Main Event)
Edwin Dewees (196 lbs), Brausa Academy
won by submission (arm bar), 1:12 Rd 1
Shannon Ritch (180 lbs), Leininger Dojo

Fight #12 (Main Event)
Joseph Riggs (230 lbs), Brausa Academy
won by decision (3-0)
Joe Pardo (224 lbs), Caique BJJ

Next Event:
RITC 39
Saturday, October 19, 2002

Tickets for RITC 39 will be available at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office (602-267-1600) or at Ticketmaster (480-784-4444). For additional information, please call 480-446-8127 or visit www.rageinthecage.com.

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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