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Sunday, Feb 02, 2003

Ffc Iv Quick Results


From event promoter Lee Coates:


FFC IV Quick Results
Held January 31, 2003
Beau Rivage Resort Biloxi, Mississippi

The FFC played to the largest live crowd in the history of the Beau Rivage Resort. The SRO crowd estimated to be approximately 2000 people saw 8 action packed bouts culminating with Dave Gardner of Michigan besting Steve Kinison of New Orleans, Louisiana for the vacant FFC Lightweight Title.

PRELIMINARY BOUTS
Joshua McDonald vs. Aaron Williams
Williams via Guillotine Choke round one.

Noe Hererra vs. Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez via knockout 19 seconds round one.
Hernandez wins his first fight in impressive fashion.

Mike Colley vs. J.C. Pennington
Pennington via Triangle choke at 46 seconds of round 2

FEATURE BOUTS
George Lockhart vs. Gene Gildea
Lockhart via armbar at 1:26 of the third round. Two magnificently conditioned athletes put on a display of close quarter striking, grappling, and grit. Gildea’s unrelenting and effective attacks through rounds one and two seemed to drained him and Lockhart was able to set up and secure an armbar at the 1:26 mark of the Third round. Lockhart, known for his defensive prowess from the guard, took some heavy shots, and escaped from several dangerous mounts. Lockhart wins "Fighter of the Night" award for grit and determination.

Jake Short vs. Warren Donley
A Greco Roman wrestler vs. a Freestyle Wrestler. Both demonstrated some impressive throws, takedowns and defense. However Donley seemed to come out on the better end of most exchanges and catches Short in a Guillotine choke at 4:14 Mark of round three.

Chris Gates vs. Dave Benefield
Gates unveiled a ripped out physique and a relentless attack. Benefield managed several submission attempts and slick escapes but Gates’ strength seemed to be the deciding factor. Gates via ref stoppage at 2:57 of round three. Punches from the mount.

Bone Sayavongsa vs. Robbie Newman
Newman returned to the wrecking machine of old. Displaying a variety of slams, scrambles and strikes. Newman wins via Referee stoppage around the two-minute mark of round one. Strikes from the side mount.

MAIN EVENT – FFC World Lightweight Championship
Dave Gardner vs. Steve Kinison
Last minute replacement Steve Kinison surprised a lot of people by taking a dangerous Dave Gardner the distance. The Match featured an impressive display of takedowns, submission attempts and scrambles for position. Gardner, who re injured his right hand early in the first round, scored with takedowns and submission attempts, securing a majority decision.


From John Petrilli (RITC):


RITC 44 – Results
Thomas Gil Named Fighter of the Night


The fans of Coolige, Eloy and Casa Grande turned out in force for RITC 44. They were treated to non-stop action bouts which culminated in an absolute toe-to-toe "war" in the Main Event that had the sell-out crowd of 1,500+ on their feet for the entire 3 rounds. Thomas Gil earned a hard fought unanimous decision victory over #2 ranked RITC Heavyweight Vince Lucero in the Main Event. Both warriors embraced after the decision was announced and complimented each other during their post fight interviews. This performance earned Fighter of the Night (FOTN) honors for Thomas. Other candidates for FOTN were Kyle Brees, Shannon Ritch, Chappo Montijo, Carlos Ortega and Justin Nauling.

Results:

Fight #1
Justin Nauling (161 lbs), Brausa Academy
won by submission (choke), 2:12 Rd 1
Greg Palomo (159 lbs), Freestyle

Fight #2
Del Hawkins (140 lbs), Team Phoenix
won by submission (arm bar), 2:25 Rd 3
Brian Salinas (145 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #3
Carlos Ortega (155 lbs), Asher Combat Academy
won by submission (arm bar), 2:13 Rd 1
Greg Rodriquez (145 lbs), Pinal Martial Arts

Fight #4
Melesio Perales (174 lbs), Pinal Martial Arts
won by decision (3 – 0)
David Canvas (180 lbs), Freestyle

Fight #5
Thomas Gadberry (320 lbs), Asher Combat Academy
won by submission (choke), 2:54 Rd 1
Jed Hunt (282 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #6
Steve Sayegh (220 lbs), Leininger Dojo
won by submission (choke), 1:03 Rd 1
Wayland Berry (244 lbs), Brausa Academy

Fight #7
Chappo Montijo (204 lbs), Asher Combat Academy
won br submission (arm bar), :34 Rd 1
Ray Leon (210 lbs), Pinal Martial Arts

Fight #8
RJ Gamez (170 lbs), Asher Combat Academy
won by decision (3 – 0)
Gabe Rivas (161 lbs), Pinal Martial Arts

Fight #9
Kyle Brees (169 lbs), Team Phoenix
won by submission (arm bar), 2:39 Rd 2
Gabe Casillas (167 lbs), Debrazil / Rey Diogo / Carlson Gracie Team

Fight #10
Shannon Ritch (165 lbs), Team Cannon
won by KO, :09 Rd 1
David Kline (173 lbs), Centr Del Sol

Fight #11 (Main Event)
Thomas Gil (224 lbs), Pinal Martial Arts
won by decision (3 – 0 )
Vince Lucero (265 lbs), Asher Combat Academy

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Desert Quest #4
Grappling / BJJ Championship
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2003

Location:
Westwood High
945 West 8th St
Mesa, AZ 85201

Weigh-Ins: 10:30 AM
Fight Time: Noon

RITC 45 – Finally!!!
Saturday, March 1, 2003

Double Main Event:
Edwin Dewees vs Homer Moore
Joseph Riggs vs Travis Fulton

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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