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 Gerald Perkin’s professional fighter’s license has been revoked by the Commission and he can no longer fight in the state.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 !!
Fight #8 (Super Fight)
Fight #9 (Super Fight)
Fight #10 (Super Fight)
Fight #11 (Main Event)
Fight #12 (Main Event)
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.