Give Us Your Thoughts…
ESPN & MMA
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.
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Fedor out of PRIDE 24, Rogerio to face Mezger and Ninja ready to fight!
The Brazilian Beat:
After Combat Nordeste, the "Brazilian Beat" is back in great fashion with several pieces of hot news! PRIDE 24 is drawing all the attention in Brazil now, with some of the best Brazilian fighters competing on the card and STORM Muay Thai is coming up, so all of the camps are hard at work! So, without further delay, let Full Contact Fighter bring you the beat straight from Brazil!
From Josh Hedges/Zuffa:
ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP TO PRESENT BEST OF 2002 FIGHT SHOW ON PAY-PER-VIEW STARTING DEC. 14
Two-Hour Spectacular To Feature Best UFC Mixed Martial Arts Fight Action Of This Year; Show To Air Until December 31
LAS VEGAS, December 3, 2002… The all-new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will debut UFC: Best of 2002, a two-hour, pay-per-view fight show spectacular featuring the best UFC fights of this year, at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, Saturday, December 14, on iN DEMAND and DIRECTV and at 12 a.m. EST/9 p.m. PST on Bell ExpressVu. The suggested retail price is $19.95.
UFC: Best of 2002 will include the year’s most memorable fights with knockouts and submissions by such UFC stars as Middleweight Champion Murilo Bustamante, Light Heavyweight top contender Chuck Liddell, fast-rising Welterweight star Robbie Lawler, world-ranked British Middleweight Mark Weir, Lightweight top contenders Matt Serra and Yves Edwards, Heavyweight contender Frank Mir and Russian Middleweights Andre Semenov and Amar Suloev. UFC: Best of 2002 will air until December 31.
[Following its debut, the re-play schedule includes: iN DEMAND, Sunday, Dec. 15/Monday, Dec. 16, 12 a.m. EST/9 p.m. PST, 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST, channel iN2; Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10 p.m EST/7 p.m. PST, channel iN1; Thursday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, channel iN1, 11 p.m. EST/8 p.m. PST, channel iN2. On DIRECTV, re-plays will air from 6 a.m. to 6a.m. on its All Day Ticket on Dec. 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30. The Bell ExpressVu re-play schedule includes: Friday, Dec. 20, 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST and 12 a.m. EST/9 p.m. PST; Sunday, Dec. 29/Monday, Dec. 30, 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, 12 a.m. EST/9 p.m. PST, 2 a.m. EST/11 p.m. PST, 4 a.m. EST, 1 a.m. PST, 6 a.m. EST/3 a.m. PST; Tuesday, Dec. 31, 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST, 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST.]
The UFC’s next live pay-per-view event will be UFC 41: Onslaught at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST on Friday, February 28, 2003, from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Live event tickets for UFC 41: Onslaught, $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, are now on sale at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., at all Ticketmaster locations and at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets also may be ordered by phone, 1-800-736-1420.
From the event’s Promoter:
Desert Quest III
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2002
Marc Laimon (Nova Uniao) vs. Edwin Dewees (Brausa Academy)
Weigh-Ins: 12:00 Noon
All teams and individual competitors are welcomed to participate. Competitor entry fee: $30 for one Division or $50 for both. Spectator admission only $5. Come on out and support your team.
Planned weight classes:
Directions: closest major cross streets, Alma School Road / University Ave. Westwood High is located on the South side of West 8th St between Alma School and Country club (closer to Alma School). West 8th St is just North of University. For Teams driving in from the West side of town: take I-10 to 202 East, take Alma School Rd exit (exit #11), turn right (south), go 1.1 miles, turn left on West 8th St, go .3 miles and Westwood High is on the right side (south) of the street. For more information, please call Roland Sarria at 480-446-8127 or send him an e-mail (email@example.com).
From John Petrilli (RITC):
RITC 43 – The Match
Celebrity Theatre Phoenix, Arizona
Ever since Todd Medina made his Rage in the Cage debut 2 years ago, the RITC fans have highly anticipated this showdown matchup. The time has come to announce:
Super Main Event:
Todd Medina (195 lbs), Carlson Gracie Freestyle
Edwin Dewees (195 lbs), Brausa Academy
An outstanding supporting card of Super Fights will be announced in the weeks ahead truly making this the biggest RITC event ever.