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Thursday, Jun 21, 2001

Henderson, Lindland On Collision Course



Henderson, Lindland on Collision Course
Performance Quest Teammates Could Face Off
at Greco-Roman World Team Trials

By Aaron Crecy


CINCINNATI–When Matt Lindland defeated Ricardo Almeida in UFC 31, Performance Quest teammate Dan Henderson was in the corner offering advice and encouragement. But when the 85-kilo (187.25 lbs.) weight class is contested at the 2001 U.S. Greco-Roman World Team Trials, there is a strong likelihood that Henderson will be on the receiving end of the top-seeded Lindland’s staredown.

The 2000 Olympic silver medallist at 76 kilos (163.5 lbs.), Lindland claimed an automatic berth into Sunday’s best-of-three finals when he won the 2001 US Open Championships in April despite moving up a weight class. So, while Lindland and the other reigning champions watch from the stands in Cintas Arena on the campus of Xavier University, the top challengers are battling for the right to face them.

As the first day of the Challenge Tournament came to a close, Henderson-who posted decisive victories in Pride 13 and 14-was just one win away from a Sunday morning meeting with Lindland. In his opening bout, the two time Olympian recorded the first of two consecutive technical falls, routing James Meyer 11-0. In the Challenge Tournament semi-finals, Henderson soundly defeated Aaron Sieracki 12-2, thus claiming entry into Saturday’s Challenge Tournament Finals versus Ethan Bosch.

The World Team Trials winners will represent the United States in the World Championships at Madison Square Garden on September 25 – 29, 2001.

Dan Henderson vs. Aaron Sieracki

Dan Henderson vs. Aaron Sieracki

Dan Henderson vs. Aaron Sieracki

Dan Henderson


[Dan Henderson's opponent in the photos is Aaron Sieracki of the U.S. Air Force]

Chris Horpel, Dan Henderson and Bob AndersonDan Henderson and Matt Lindland



CINCINNATI–When Matt Lindland defeated Ricardo Almeida in UFC 31, Performance Quest teammate Dan Henderson was in the corner offering advice and encouragement. But when the 85-kilo (187.25 lbs.) weight class is contested at the 2001 U.S. Greco-Roman World Team Trials, there is a strong likelihood that Henderson will be on the receiving end of the top-seeded Lindland’s staredown.

The 2000 Olympic silver medallist at 76 kilos (163.5 lbs.), Lindland claimed an automatic berth into Sunday’s best-of-three finals when he won the 2001 US Open Championships in April despite moving up a weight class. So, while Lindland and the other reigning champions watch from the stands in Cintas Arena on the campus of Xavier University, the top challengers are battling for the right to face them.

As the first day of the Challenge Tournament came to a close, Henderson-who posted decisive victories in Pride 13 and 14-was just one win away from a Sunday morning meeting with Lindland. In his opening bout, the two time Olympian recorded the first of two consecutive technical falls, routing James Meyer 11-0. In the Challenge Tournament semi-finals, Henderson soundly defeated Aaron Sieracki 12-2, thus claiming entry into Saturday’s Challenge Tournament Finals versus Ethan Bosch.

The World Team Trials winners will represent the United States in the World Championships at Madison Square Garden on September 25 – 29, 2001.

Dan Henderson vs. Aaron Sieracki

Dan Henderson vs. Aaron Sieracki

Dan Henderson vs. Aaron Sieracki

Dan Henderson


[Dan Henderson's opponent in the photos is Aaron Sieracki of the U.S. Air Force]

Chris Horpel, Dan Henderson and Bob AndersonDan Henderson and Matt Lindland

From the event’s promoter:


FIGHT CARD
Reality Super Fighting
and
Mountaineer Racetrack & Gaming Resort
Present
Attack at the Track:
The Ultimate Cage Fighting Event Of Its Kind
June 23, 2001

RSF Logo
1: George Randoph vs Bob Stines
2: Scott Johnson vs Mike Nelson
3: Gwen Wood vs Roxanne Ward
4: Craig Oxley vs Jon Weidler
5: Muhsin Corbbrey vs Jerry Hackney
6: Cris Custer vs Tony Frykland
7: Todd Carney vs Chris Myers
8: Don Kaecher vs John Wehbey
9: Branden Lee Hinkle vs Jorge Rivaria
10: "BIG" Wes Sims vs Dan "THE BEAST" Severn

Referee: Din "The Dominator" Thomas
### Fight card subject to change.


From the event’s promoter:


The Road To Tiger/Inoue II
SuperBrawl 5th Anniversary


1.

TBA

135lbs
Vs.

Lincoln Tyler

5’6" 135lbs
(Freelance) 3-1

2.

Paul Savea

5’10" 199
(SWAT Team)
Vs.

Paul Ano

5’10" 200lbs
(Grappling Unlimited) 0-0

3.

David Yeung

150lbs
(Muay Thai) 0-1
Vs.

Jay R. Palmer

5’7" 150lb
(Wailua) 20-10

4.

Kim Morishita

150lbs
(Maui) 2-0
Vs.

Gary Frietas

5’7" 150lbs
(Grappling Unlimited) 2-1-1

5.

Gabe Lemley

5’10" 145lbs
(Team Extreme) 2-2
Vs.

Abe Rodriguez

5’8" 145lbs
(Grappling Unlimited) 2-1

6.

Ben Earwood

176lbs
(Team Extreme) 18-2
Vs.

John Crisostomo

5’7" 176lbs
(Grappling Unlimited) 5-5?

7.

TBA

175lbs
Vs.

Charruto Verrisimo

5’11" 176lbs
(Nova Uniao) 0-0

8.

Draculino

143lbs
(Gracie Barra, Brazil)
Vs.

Baret Yoshida

5’6" 143bs
(Grappling Unlimited)

9.

Tali Kulihaapai

6’1″ 220lbs
(Grappling Unlimited)
Vs.

Marcelo Tiger

5’11" 205lbs
(Team Tiger) 33-1

10.

Tiger Student

TBA
(Team Tiger)
Vs.

Egan Inoue

190lbs
(Grappling Unlimited) 6-2?


posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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