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Monday, Jul 01, 2002

Ffc Iii Press Release


From the event’s promoter:


FFC III Press Release

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The Freestyle Fighting Championship is back in Biloxi, Mississippi, July 6th at 8:00 p.m. in the Ballroom of the President Casino with its third edition of Mixed Martial Arts action. In the FFC I, 185 pound Anthony Macias and 145 pound Flea Smith were crowned champions, in the FFC II Rich Clementi took the 155 pound title and in the FFC III Karl Schmidt faces the muscular and super strong Scotty Johnson for the 170 pound title.

Schmidt, from New Orleans, Louisiana has faced some of the best talent in the division including Carlos Newton, Steve Berger, and Chat Lavender. He holds a Black Belt in BJJ, possesses solid stand up skills, and noted for bringing it straight to his opponent.

Scotty Johnson has also faced some big names included Matt Hughes and Din Thomas. A former NPC Bodybuilder and bench press record holder (He once bench pressed 450 pounds in a National meet, winning the 185 pound division) has a solid wrestling background from his days as a high school standout, and Army wrestling team member. He has added submissions and Muay Thai to his training regimen to round out his fighting style.

"This should be a real war, two athletes who show up in peak physical condition every outing, with lots of raw firepower. I’ll be shocked if this one goes the distance," said FFC President and Matchmaker Rob Braniff.

This card also features two amateur tournaments. "Our website www.ffc.tv where fighters can register for a chance to fight in the FFC, has been inundated by young amateurs. The best way to accommodate all these ‘young guns’ is to have a tournament. We will be having a 155-pound tournament and a 170-pound tournament; the tournament winners will be given a shot to turn pro at our next event. It’s a great way to develop talent and keep the sport growing," said Braniff.


From the event’s promoter:


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Danger Zone
Fight Night V Press Release


The Danger Zone will be back in Ft. Wayne, IN. Sept. 15 with Ft. Wayne’s own Pat Heidenreich taking on Chicago’s Ian Armstrong as the pro main event match.

There will be 7 amateur tournaments in MMA and Ft. Wayne’s Toughest going on with local fighters banging it out with 16 oz. boxing gloves to start off the night!

Be sure to go to http://www.the-dangerzone.com/ and fill out a fighter application for Sept. 15. Make sure all amateurs take a look at what you need to complete the registration process. HIV results are mandatory.

All the weight classes are listed on the site. The Toughest Competitors will be in weight classes of 170 lb and below, 171-200lb. and 201lb. and above.

Don’t miss this night of action packed fighting! The DZ has developed a great following in Northern Indiana and the fans love MMA!

Tickets are $25, $20, and $15 and Tables of 4 can also be purchased. The venue is Broadripple Place 4610 Parnell Ave. in Ft. Wayne, IN. You can also email Becky Levi for more information at dzmatchmaker@yahoo.com

Awards will be given out for all weight class Champions and Runner Ups.

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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