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Saturday, Dec 07, 2002

Did Outside The Lines Step Over The Line?…




Did Outside The Lines
Step Over The Line?…


This month we ask you, the fans of our great sport, to comment on the recent ESPN Outside The Lines show on "Ultimate Fighting". Did they portray the sport fairly? Did they go out of the way to sensationalize it in a poor light? What did you think of the show overall? What did you think of the individual segments? Will it hurt or help the sport or make no difference at all? Whatever you want to say, we’re all ears. The results of the survey and some of the commentary we receive may appear in the upcoming issue of FCF.

Click here to take the survey
 


Mezger vs. ?

Guy Mezger
In the ever-changing world of matchmaking… The latest word from the Mezger camp is that Pride wants Guy Mezger to take on Rodrigo Gracie and not Rogerio "Minotoro" Nogueira as previous stated. Stay tuned kiddies.


Ring of Combat II:
A Solid Night of Action

By Jim Genia

      (Secaucus, New Jersey – December 7th) Promoters Louis Neglia and Ray Longo can chalk up another successful event, as Ring of Combat II brought a solid night of action to the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Gathering together some strong local talent to compete in Muay Thai, mixed martial arts, and American kickboxing, the show delivered more than a few back-and-forth wars to thrill the crowd. Highlights of the event include:

Pete Drago Sell
Pete "Drago" Sell
  • Kickboxer Kadir Kadri’s punishing defense against champ Steve Anshelewitz’ Brazilian Jiu-jitsu brown belt-level offense. Fending off two leglock attempts and a tight armbar, Kadri eventually succumbed to a triangle choke – but not before feeding Anshelewitz a steady diet of leather.
  • Pete "Drago" Sell and Mass Destruction champ Ted Govola’s action-packed battle, which saw the two trading bombs on their feet and Drago nearly landing an umoplatta armlock and a deeply-sunk Kimura while they were on the ground. Drago earned the judges’ nod to get the win, but both men acquitted themselves well.
  • Team Tiger Schulmann standout Shennen Maceo’s quick and brutal destruction of Miguel Araoz in a Muay Thai bout that lasted only 56 seconds.

Results:

Muay Thai
William Hamilton vs. Derek Riddick
Hamilton via split decision after 4 rounds.

MMA

Steve Anshelewitz vs. Kadir Kadri
Anshelewitz via submission, triangle choke at 8:40. Anshelewitz is still the 195-pound Limit East Coast MMA Grappling Champ.

MMA
Erick Shaver vs. John Rotendello
Shaver via submission, keylock at :52.

Pete Drago Sell
Andy Ruggiero (top)
vs. Erik Certo

MMA
Pete "Drago" Sell vs. Ted Govola
Drago via decision – this was the fight of the night!

MMA
Elvis Garcia vs. Themi Papadimitriou
Garcia via tap out due to strikes at 1:22.

MMA
Andy Ruggiero vs. Erik Certo
Ruggiero via submission, forearm across throat at 8:53.

Kickboxing
Mike Ryan vs. Kadir Kadri
Ryan via split decision – yes, Kadri fought twice.

Muay Thai
Shennen Maceo vs. Miguel Araoz
Maceo via TKO at :56.


From John Petrilli (RITC):


RITC 42 – Results
Steffens Named Fighter of the Night


A high energy crowd welcomed Rage in the Cage back to Tucson after a two year absence. Knockouts, choke outs and arm bar submissions highlighted the evening’s entertainment.

Lyle Steffens, a physical specimen attending the University of Arizona on an academic scholarship, put on another thrilling performance. He won by submission in round 1 over tough Glendale fighter Sid Fisher. This win earned Fighter of the Night (FOTN) honors for Lyle and moves him to the #5 spot in the RITC Light Heavyweight rankings. Other candidates for FOTN honors were Gabe Casillas and debut fighter Justin Nauling.

Results:

  • Justin Nauling (162 lbs), Brausa Academy
    won by submission (arm bar), 2:17 Rd 1
    Gabe Rivas (161 lbs), Pinal Martial Arts

  • Rich Moss (192 lbs), Brausa Academy
    won by submission (arm bar), 2:11 Rd 1
    Sal Camos (187 lbs), Asher Combat Academy

  • Matthew Houser (226 lbs), Las Vegas Combat Club
    won by submission (strikes), 1:25 Rd 1
    Neil Abbott (214 lbs), Asher Combat Academy

  • Gabe Casillas (168 lbs), Debrazil Academy
    won by KO, :34 Rd 1
    Kohji Sasaki (164 lbs), Brausa Academy

  • Lyle Steffens (190 lbs), Tucson Judo
    won by submission (choke), 1:40 Rd 1
    Sid Fisher (199 lbs), Freestyle

  • Robert Maldonado (173 lbs), Tucson Judo
    won by submission (choke), 1:40 Rd 1
    Adam Millican (168 lbs), Brausa Academy

  • Cory Timmerman (299 lbs), Brausa Academy
    won by submission (choke), :42 Rd 1
    Paul Shaffer (340 lbs), Asher Combat Aademy

  • Main Event
    Joseph Riggs (221 lbs), Brausa Academy
    won by TKO, :23 Rd 1
    Lemuel Vincent (274 lbs), Asher Combat Academy

Upcoming events:

Desert Quest #3 – Grappling / BJJ Championship
Westwood High
945 West 8th St
Mesa, Arizona
Saturday, December 14, 2002
Weigh-ins: 12 Noon, Fight Time: 1:00PM

Super Fight:
Marc Laimon (Nova Uniao)
vs
Edwin Dewees (Brausa Academy)

Title belt awarded to winner of BJJ Absolute Division. Title belt awarded to winner of Submission Grappling Absolute Division. Spectator admission only $5 !!!

RITC 43 – The Match
Celebrity Theatre
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, January 18, 2003
Doors Open: 6 PM, Fight Time: 8 PM

Super Main Event:
Edwin Dewees (195 lbs), Brausa Academy
vs
Todd Medina (195 lbs), Carlson Gracie Freestyle

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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