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Wednesday, Dec 05, 2001

Huge Match Added To Storm 2001!


From the event’s promoter:


HUGE Match Added to Storm 2001!

Huge and I literally mean a "HUGE" addition to the Storm 2001 event this Saturday 12-8-01 has been added to the card.

#1 ranked UFC heavyweight Josh "the baby faced assassin" Barnett will be taking on 6’5" 400 pound Bob "silverback" Saap in a special submission match. Barnett is considered the most versatile heavyweight in the world today with world class skills both standing and on the ground. Saap is a monster! 6’5" and 400lbs of solid muscle (this guy has ripped abs at 400lbs). Some may remember Bob Saap from the brutal beating that he gave to William "the refridgerator" Perry on the FX Toughman event. Saap was a former pro footbal player and WCW wrestler who has taken to MMA and was recently signed by K-1 to fight in their new MMA events. Just the sight of these 2 Goliaths in the same ring is a sight, just imagine when they start throwing around their combined 650 pounds in fierce action…front row ticket holders beware!! Full fight card below.

Matt Hume’s AMC Kickboxing & Pankration
Presents
"STORM" 2001
A night of Kickboxing, Pankration and Tag Team Submission action
Sponsored by La Quinta Inn, Kirkland ,WA
Ask for special fight night rate!
Room reservations 425-828-6585

Date: December 8, 2001
Doors open: 7:00PM
Fights Start: 8:00PM
Location: AMC Kickboxing & Pankration
427 6th street South
Kirkland, WA 98033
425-822-9656
www.pankration.com

This is where the Pacific NW greats got their start…come and meet N.W. superstars:

  • Matt Hume
  • Maurice Smith
  • Marcello Alonso
  • Josh "the baby faced assassin" Barnett
  • Aaron "the rock" Riley
  • Dennis "superman" Hallman
  • Jeff "the Rhino" Monson
  • Chris "the mauler" Monson
  • Charles "Perfect" Pearson
  • Ivan "the Shark" Salaverry
  • Anthony "Icee" Hamlett

And many more!!

Seating is limited and will sell out, you can get your tickets at:

AMC Kickboxing & Pankration
427 6th street South
Kirkland, WA
425-822-9656
www.pankration.com

Pearson’s black belt academy
3109 McDougall
Everett, WA
425-252-5222

Ringside-$25 rows 1&2
VIP-$20 rows 3&4
General-$15

Current line up (subject to change)

Devon Goda vs Mark Arnsberg (Pankration fight)
Rob Dyer vs Kevin Deweese (Pankration fight)
Jacob Operskalski vs KC Hansen (Kickboxing)
Galen Bush vs Mark Ashton (Pankration fight)
Dax Bruce vs Dennis Cabanna (Pankration fight)
Anthony Hamlett vs Jeremy Saunders (Kickboxing)
Chris Davis vs Jerry Castro (Pankration fight)

Tag team submission challenge!
Ivan Salaverry, Aaron Riley, Joel Townsend
vs
Joey Guel, Jeff Gotcher, Rodrigo Lopez

Special Submission challenge match
Josh "the baby faced assassin" Barnett
vs
Bob "Silverback" Saap

Trevor Mchaelis vs Joe Green (Kickboxing)
"Bad" Brad Blackburn vs "Ruthless" Ray Perales (Pankration fight)

Get your tickets early, this is a "don’t miss fight card"

Sponsored by La Quinta Inn, Kirkland ,WA
Ask for special fight night rate!
Room reservations 425-828-6585


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From the event’s promoter:


MMA Nationals are set for Jan. 5 in Iowa

      The 2001 MMA National Championships are scheduled for Jan. 5 at Stars & Stripes nightclub in Davenport, Iowa.
      Winners from this year’s previous eight Extreme Trials events will compete in 8-man tournaments in five weight divisions — 150-under, 170-under, 190-under, 210-under and heavyweight.
      The event will start at 3 p.m. with weight-ins for the fighters at 10 a.m.
      Winners in the five weight classes will receive pro contracts to compete in the Extreme Challenge and Super Brawl. Notable fighters to compete in previous events are UFC veterans Mark Hughes, Sean Sherk and Ben Earwood.

      Fighters can contact Monte Cox at Fiteiowa@aol.com or 563-332-2075.

From the event’s promoter:


Shogun logo
Filho Fractures a bone under the Eye in training, Bitetti ready to go

Honolulu, HI — The day after Paulo Filho agrees to take on Dennis Hallman in an octagon at Shogun, he sustained a fracture to the eye socket that will keep him from fighting.

In his place fellow countryman and UFC veteran, Amaury Bitetti, will be taking his place. Amaury has been interested in fighting at Shogun since the event was announced and was a natural choice to take Filho’s place. Promoter, Helen Miller, had Amaury’s contract in hand within hours after receiving word of the unfortunate training accident, in Brazil, that will sideline Filho.

"It was always our intention to bring top notch Hawaiian fighters, Mainland fighters, Japanese fighters, and Brazilian fighters under one roof for a great night of fights in Hawaii." Says Miller, "After Egan’s injury, we went straight to the top for the fight fans. Its unfortunate that Top Team won’t be able to represent, but injuries are a part of the game you have no control over and the health of these athletes is #1. Amaury is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt that always puts on a fantastic show. He is a truly exciting fighter to watch because he is not afraid to go toe-to-toe. He’s proven that."

Amaury is quoted as saying, "I’d rather die than tap out!"
Some of Amaury’s titles are:
Jiu-Jitsu:
Two times world champion in the absolute class 96-97 Black Belt
More than ten times Brazilian champion (98 last time) Black Belt
More than ten times State champion (98 last time)

Judo:
State champion 86 – Juvenile
Brazilian champion 86 – Junior
State champion 92 – Black Belt adult
Interstate champion 92 – Black Belt adult

Boxing:
State champion 92 – Heavyweight Adult
Dennis Hallman has been fantastic about the whole situation and has not wavered with his change of opponents. Pacific Sports Entertainment would like to publicly acknowledge his support and attitude throughout these unforeseen events.


From Pancrase:


Latest Official PANCRASE Ranking
(as of December 4, 2001)


Open-weight
9th Open-weight K.O.P. Semmy Schilt(Holland/Golden Glory)

  1. Yuki Kondo(Pancrase Tokyo)
  2. Yoshiki Takahashi(Pancrase Tokyo)
  3. Kiuma Kunioku(Pancrase Yokohama)
  4. KEI Yamamiya(Pancrase Tokyo)
  5. Sanae Kikuta(Pancrase GRABAKA)
  6. Tim Lajcik(U.S.A./Gladiators Training Academy)
  7. Osami Shibuya(Pancrase Yokohama)
  8. Jason DeLucia(U.S.A./Pancrase Hybrid Budokan)
  9. Katsuhisa Fujii(V-CROSS)
  10. vacant

Heavyweight(199lbs.under 220lbs.)
1st Heavyweight K.O.P. Yoshiki Takahashi(Pancrase Tokyo) *NEW!

  1. Katsuhisa Fujii(V-CROSS) *NEW!
  2. vacant
  3. vacant

Light heavyweight(177lbs.under 199lbs.)
2nd Light heavyweight K.O.P. Sanae Kikuta(Pancrase GRABAKA)

  1. Yuki Kondo(Pancrase Tokyo)
  2. Ikuhisa Minowa(Pancrase Yokohama) *UP!
  3. Paulo Filho(Brazil/Brazilian jiu jitsu) *DOWN
  4. Mitsuyoshi Sato(Pancrase GRABAKA)
  5. Omar Bouiche(Sweden/Mixed Martial Arts Stockholm)
  6. Kosei Kubota(Pancrase Yokohama)
  7. Yuki Sasaki(Pancrase GRABAKA) *UP!
  8. Brian Gassaway(U.S.A./AIKI Training Hall) *DOWN
  9. Daisuke Ishii(Pancrase Tokyo) *DOWN
  10. Akihiro Gono(Team GRABAKA)

Middleweight(under 177lbs.)
2nd Middleweight K.O.P. Kiuma Kunioku(Pancrase Yokohama) *NEW!

  1. Nathan Marquardt(U.S.A./Colorado Stars) *DOWN
  2. Chris Lytle(U.S.A./I.F. Academy) *UP!
  3. Shonie Carter(U.S.A./AIKI Training Hall) *DOWN
  4. Yuji Hoshino(RJW/CENTRAL)
  5. Daiju Takase(Wajutsu Keishukai Tokyo Hombu)
  6. Takafumi Ito(Pancrase Yokohama)
  7. Kazuo Misaki(Pancrase GRABAKA)
  8. Genki Sudo(freelance)


From the event’s promoter:


Danger Zone logo
THE DANGER ZONE FIGHT NIGHT 2
Jan. 13, 2002
BROADRIPPLE PLACE FT. WAYNE, IN.


The Danger Zone is coming back to their Midwest Home of Ft. Wayne, IN. Jan. 13, 2002. this is an all amateur show for Title Shot tournaments and Single Bouts. All interested fighters please go to http://www.the-dangerzone.com/ and fill out a fighter application.

All info for the Jan. 13 is now up on our site.

Our last show some of the top fighters in boxing, MMA, and Muay Tai made appearances at our event. Chris Byrd, Dan Bobish, Rafael Llobis, and Dan The Beast Severn were on hand to see the action packed 22 fights that took place in November.

All media and press people are welcome to our event and all amateur fighters looking to enhance their skills on their way to becoming a pro are highlighted in our show.

Tickets are $25 Ringside, $20, and $15 for standing. Be sure to contact us for tickets. They will also be available at the door. Table tickets are purchased through the Danger Zone.

Sponsored by Amerisuites of Ft. Wayne. http://www.amerisuites.com/

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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