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Friday, Jul 13, 2001

Hughes Taps Lavender Inextreme Challenge 41


From the event’s promoter:


Hughes Taps Lavender in
Extreme Challenge 41


Matt Hughes
      DAVENPORT, Iowa — Matt Hughes continued his display of improved submission skills, catching previously unbeaten jiu-jitsu star Chatt Lavender with a sidechoke at 2:31 of round three Friday night to win the main event of Extreme Challenge 41.
      It was a thrilling finale with Hughes using his strength and wrestling skills to keep Lavender on bottom throughout the match. However, Lavender kept the match exciting by nearly catching Hughes in a couple of submissions in the first round.
      "I almost got him a couple times," Lavender said afterwards… "he was just so strong."
      Lavender was trying to make it three upset wins in a row after having submitted Karl Schmitz and LaVerne Clark en route to his 8-0 record.
      Hughes, now 27-3, almost finished the bout at the end of the second round. After catching his opponent with an arm-bar, Hughes let the arm go when he thought Lavender had tapped and the ref was stepping in to halt the fight.
      "I felt something and then Bart (Guyer) started to reach down," Hughes said. "I had the arm, but I let go… Bart said he didn’t see a tap and so we kept going. He was a tough guy… very tricky and hard to hit."
      The bell sounded moments later, but Hughes was not to be denied. After getting another takedown and landing some body punches, he moved to the side and applied the choke.
      "I’m becoming a more complete fighter," Hughes said. "I’ve worked hard on the submission side and I’m improving my strikes and kicks."
      Hughes will now face Hiromitsu Kanehara in RINGS Japan on Aug. 11 in Tokyo.
      In a feature bout, Rich Franklin improved to 12-0 when opponent Chris Seifert tapped due to punches from the mount at 1:45 of round 2. It was almost an even first round, but when Seifert attempted a takedown in round 2, the fighters bounced off the ropes and landed with Franklin in the mount. Seifert, now 17-3, tried to escape for nearly a minute, but eventually tapped.
      Robbie Lawler, the 19-year-old from Miletich Martial Arts, improved to 4-0 with a TKO win over Marco Macera. Lawler, who has won all his bouts by KO, controlled the standup, and finished the bout with a hard right to Macera’s head, while he was on the mat. Macera, who KO’d Eric Hibler in his last bout, dropped to 3-2.
      Jason Black was hoping to improve on his 12-0 record, but opponent Koji Lehman of Los Angeles had other ideas. Lehman, who flew in on Thursday, was nowhere to be found on Friday. Apparently, he moved up his return flight and left. No explanation or message was left with the promoter.
      Other winners were: Jason Medina, now 4-1; and Dennis Reed, now 33-21.
      In a tag-team submission match, the team of Pat Miletich and Jeremy Horn bested the team of Nate Schroeder and Tim Sylvia 2-1 in 8:05.

      The next Extreme Challenge is scheduled for Aug. 24 in Davenport.

RESULTS:

  • Dennis Reed def. Gabriel Merendon, 1:03 tap from punches
  • Robbie Lawler def. Marco Macera, 1:19 ref stop from punches
  • Jason Medina def. Jamie Webb, :30 tap from punches
  • Rich Franklin def. Chris Seifert, 1:45 Rd. 2 (6:45) tap from punches
  • Matt Hughes def. Chatt Lavender, 2:31 Rd. 3 (12:31) sidechoke



HOOKnSHOOT Showdown:
Edwards Vs. Riley
By Joe Hall



Yves Edwards
Pre-fight Interview with
Yves Edwards

      Yves Edwards meets Aaron Riley in a long awaited rematch as the main event of Saturday night’s HOOKnSHOOT. The fight card is appropriately titled — Showdown. In their first encounter, the two young warriors battled under old Pancrase rules with Edwards earning a decision victory. Don’t let the limitations of that bout deceive you, though. Edwards and Riley might have been restricted somewhat, but they traded strikes with a ferocity that few fighters could keep up with. Now, fast-forward to Saturday night and the palm strikes that were being thrown in Edwards’s home state of Texas will turn into closed fists in Riley’s backyard of Indiana. Their bout, easily the most significant rematch in HOOKnSHOOT history, will be even more intense and promises to be nothing short of a war.

Yves Edwards
[Pictured at right entering the ring as Michael Myers]
Yves Edwards as Michael Myers
Age: 24
Born: Bahamas
Fighting out of: Texas
Years in MMA: 4 years
Sponsor: Punishment
Team: The Third Column Fight Team
Favorite MMA fighter: Tito Ortiz
Favorite MMA fight: Uno vs. Sato (1)
If he could fight anywhere, he would fight: In the UFC
If he could fight anyone, he would fight: David Hasslehoff or any of the top guys in the sport

FCF:   How will the hometown crowd, dominated by Aaron Riley’s friends and fans, affect you?
Yves Edwards:   I’m going to tune those guys out. Everything Aaron does is going to be awesome to them. He has a big following out here. He breathes, and they’re excited. It’s pretty cool that he has that kind of following, but I’m not going to let it affect me.

FCF:   What do you expect different from Aaron now that he has been training at AMC-Pankration with Matt Hume?
YE:     I don’t really expect anything too much different. Matt Hume is not the kind of guy to try to change you; he just brings out the best in you. I think he’ll be better at everything, but I’m not expecting him to be a different fighter.

FCF:   Aaron has shown in the past a willingness to stand toe-to-toe, gladly taking a few punches to throw several back. Matt Hume has said he wants to get Aaron away from these dangerous exchanges. Would you want to lure him into a similar trade of strikes?
YE:     Aaron has a lot of power, and I don’t think it’s wise for anyone to try and go toe-to-toe with him. He has power and a steel jaw. That’s a bad combination for anyone on the other end of that. I’ll try to pick my shots. I prefer to keep it standing, and he likes a standup fight also. If the fight goes to the ground, we’re both pretty decent down there. I think it will be exciting there too because we’re not lazy fighters. The crowd here in Evansville understands the ground game, and they’ll appreciate the work going on.

FCF:   If you could finish this fight anyway you wanted, how would you do it?
YE:     On the ground I think the most dominating move is the rear-naked choke. Standing, kicks are pretty, but whatever works.

FCF:   Aaron is rumored to possibly be fighting in the September UFC. If you beat him, what does that do for you?
Yves Edwards: It will make things a lot better for me, of course. The UFC is pretty much the cream of the crop. Having another win over Aaron will be nothing short of a blessing. That’s what I’m hoping for, and that’s what I plan on doing Saturday night.

FCF:   At the last HOOKnSHOOT, you had one of the wildest entrances in the history of MMA as Michael Myers of the Halloween movies. Should we expect something big Saturday night?
YE:     You know, I haven’t planned anything, but I’m the kind of guy that does things at the spur of the moment. You’ll just have to wait and see.

FCF:   Do you have any closing comments?
YE:     The sport is growing, and things are getting better for everyone. The UFC is the place to be, and I would love to be there. Zuffa, keep your eyes out because I plan on making big splashes.



Pre-fight Interview with
Aaron Riley

      Aaron Riley is ready. For the past year, the twenty-year-old Indiana native has been living in the gym at AMC-Pankration – literally. He sleeps and wakes at the training site of Matt Hume, Josh Barnett and Dennis Hallman among others. Riley began making a name for himself in his first professional bout at the age of sixteen. Now, with four years of experience in the sport and top-notch training under Matt Hume for the last year, he has become one of the young stars with the ability to carry the sport to another level. The time to begin realizing his potential is growing near, though. After a year absence from professional competition, Riley returns this Saturday night in the HOOKnSHOOT Showdown main event against Yves Edwards. Look for Riley to excite the hometown crowd with his honed technique and of course, his brick-like fists.

Aaron Riley
Age: 20
Born: Tell City, Indiana
Fighting out of: Kirkland, Washington
Years in MMA: 4 years
Team: AMC-Pankration
Favorite MMA fighter: Frank Shamrock and Rumina Sato
If he could fight anywhere, he would fight: In the UFC
If he could fight anyone, he would fight: Whoever is the champion
Biggest fight of his career: WEF VIII against Colin O’Rourke

FCF:   When did you know this is what you wanted to do?
Aaron Riley:     When I saw the first Ultimate Fighting Championship when I was twelve years old.

FCF:   You were sixteen when you had your first MMA fight. What was it like to be fighting in organized shows while you were in high school?
AR:     It was nice. Especially living in a small town. There were a lot of people that motivated me and supported me by coming to the fights. It was a good experience.

FCF:   You basically grew up in a promotion. How would you describe your experience with HOOKnSHOOT?
AR:     It was great to develop and evolve at the same time as HOOKnSHOOT. I started with them when it was a small show and drawing small crowds, and to grow with the show has been great.

FCF:   What is it like to live in a gym at AMC-Pankration and dedicate your life to this sport?
AR:     I never miss a class, and I’m never late. Everyone has been helpful and friendly. The atmosphere at AMC is what made me want to train there to start with. Of course, the technique is second to none, also.

FCF:   You lost a decision in your first bout with Yves Edwards. What happened in that fight?
AR:     I didn’t have the mental focus I needed, and I didn’t have the time to prepare like I should have. Yves came in really prepared that night and fought a better fight. He deserved to win.

FCF:   In the past, you have stood toe-to-toe with anyone that would trade with you. Matt Hume has said he wants you to avoid those exchanges. Will you be able to refrain from the temptation to throw everything out the door and just stand and trade?
AR:     Yes, I’ve tried to work out of some of those bad habits. That can lead to a short fight career if that is the only thing you do. Of course, in training I can’t play that number with Josh [Barnett] either.

FCF:   How do you see this rematch with Yves Edwards playing out?
AR:     I see him doing things, and I’ll react to them the way I’ve been trained. It all depends on how he comes out and what he wants to do.

FCF:   This is your first professional fight since training at AMC-Pankration. In addition, there have been rumors of you possibly fighting in the September UFC. How important is this fight?
AR:     It’s a really important fight because it helps me gauge where I’m at after all of the training I’ve done. I’ve been out of professional competition for a year, and I’m stepping back in now. I’m hoping to see where I’m at, then go from there. There has been a lot of talk, but nothing is finalized. I don’t even know what match I’m doing after this one. I may be competing on an amateur card at AMC in August. This is the only fight I’m focusing on right now.

FCF:   Where do you see yourself in MMA in two years?
AR:     Hopefully, I’ll be holding the UFC Welterweight title.

FCF:   In five years?
AR:     Still holding the title and making more money.




Yves Edwards
Pre-fight Interview with
Yves Edwards

      Yves Edwards meets Aaron Riley in a long awaited rematch as the main event of Saturday night’s HOOKnSHOOT. The fight card is appropriately titled — Showdown. In their first encounter, the two young warriors battled under old Pancrase rules with Edwards earning a decision victory. Don’t let the limitations of that bout deceive you, though. Edwards and Riley might have been restricted somewhat, but they traded strikes with a ferocity that few fighters could keep up with. Now, fast-forward to Saturday night and the palm strikes that were being thrown in Edwards’s home state of Texas will turn into closed fists in Riley’s backyard of Indiana. Their bout, easily the most significant rematch in HOOKnSHOOT history, will be even more intense and promises to be nothing short of a war.

Yves Edwards
[Pictured at right entering the ring as Michael Myers]
Yves Edwards as Michael Myers
Age: 24
Born: Bahamas
Fighting out of: Texas
Years in MMA: 4 years
Sponsor: Punishment
Team: The Third Column Fight Team
Favorite MMA fighter: Tito Ortiz
Favorite MMA fight: Uno vs. Sato (1)
If he could fight anywhere, he would fight: In the UFC
If he could fight anyone, he would fight: David Hasslehoff or any of the top guys in the sport

FCF:   How will the hometown crowd, dominated by Aaron Riley’s friends and fans, affect you?
Yves Edwards:   I’m going to tune those guys out. Everything Aaron does is going to be awesome to them. He has a big following out here. He breathes, and they’re excited. It’s pretty cool that he has that kind of following, but I’m not going to let it affect me.

FCF:   What do you expect different from Aaron now that he has been training at AMC-Pankration with Matt Hume?
YE:     I don’t really expect anything too much different. Matt Hume is not the kind of guy to try to change you; he just brings out the best in you. I think he’ll be better at everything, but I’m not expecting him to be a different fighter.

FCF:   Aaron has shown in the past a willingness to stand toe-to-toe, gladly taking a few punches to throw several back. Matt Hume has said he wants to get Aaron away from these dangerous exchanges. Would you want to lure him into a similar trade of strikes?
YE:     Aaron has a lot of power, and I don’t think it’s wise for anyone to try and go toe-to-toe with him. He has power and a steel jaw. That’s a bad combination for anyone on the other end of that. I’ll try to pick my shots. I prefer to keep it standing, and he likes a standup fight also. If the fight goes to the ground, we’re both pretty decent down there. I think it will be exciting there too because we’re not lazy fighters. The crowd here in Evansville understands the ground game, and they’ll appreciate the work going on.

FCF:   If you could finish this fight anyway you wanted, how would you do it?
YE:     On the ground I think the most dominating move is the rear-naked choke. Standing, kicks are pretty, but whatever works.

FCF:   Aaron is rumored to possibly be fighting in the September UFC. If you beat him, what does that do for you?
Yves Edwards: It will make things a lot better for me, of course. The UFC is pretty much the cream of the crop. Having another win over Aaron will be nothing short of a blessing. That’s what I’m hoping for, and that’s what I plan on doing Saturday night.

FCF:   At the last HOOKnSHOOT, you had one of the wildest entrances in the history of MMA as Michael Myers of the Halloween movies. Should we expect something big Saturday night?
YE:     You know, I haven’t planned anything, but I’m the kind of guy that does things at the spur of the moment. You’ll just have to wait and see.

FCF:   Do you have any closing comments?
YE:     The sport is growing, and things are getting better for everyone. The UFC is the place to be, and I would love to be there. Zuffa, keep your eyes out because I plan on making big splashes.



Pre-fight Interview with
Aaron Riley

      Aaron Riley is ready. For the past year, the twenty-year-old Indiana native has been living in the gym at AMC-Pankration – literally. He sleeps and wakes at the training site of Matt Hume, Josh Barnett and Dennis Hallman among others. Riley began making a name for himself in his first professional bout at the age of sixteen. Now, with four years of experience in the sport and top-notch training under Matt Hume for the last year, he has become one of the young stars with the ability to carry the sport to another level. The time to begin realizing his potential is growing near, though. After a year absence from professional competition, Riley returns this Saturday night in the HOOKnSHOOT Showdown main event against Yves Edwards. Look for Riley to excite the hometown crowd with his honed technique and of course, his brick-like fists.

Aaron Riley
Age: 20
Born: Tell City, Indiana
Fighting out of: Kirkland, Washington
Years in MMA: 4 years
Team: AMC-Pankration
Favorite MMA fighter: Frank Shamrock and Rumina Sato
If he could fight anywhere, he would fight: In the UFC
If he could fight anyone, he would fight: Whoever is the champion
Biggest fight of his career: WEF VIII against Colin O’Rourke

FCF:   When did you know this is what you wanted to do?
Aaron Riley:     When I saw the first Ultimate Fighting Championship when I was twelve years old.

FCF:   You were sixteen when you had your first MMA fight. What was it like to be fighting in organized shows while you were in high school?
AR:     It was nice. Especially living in a small town. There were a lot of people that motivated me and supported me by coming to the fights. It was a good experience.

FCF:   You basically grew up in a promotion. How would you describe your experience with HOOKnSHOOT?
AR:     It was great to develop and evolve at the same time as HOOKnSHOOT. I started with them when it was a small show and drawing small crowds, and to grow with the show has been great.

FCF:   What is it like to live in a gym at AMC-Pankration and dedicate your life to this sport?
AR:     I never miss a class, and I’m never late. Everyone has been helpful and friendly. The atmosphere at AMC is what made me want to train there to start with. Of course, the technique is second to none, also.

FCF:   You lost a decision in your first bout with Yves Edwards. What happened in that fight?
AR:     I didn’t have the mental focus I needed, and I didn’t have the time to prepare like I should have. Yves came in really prepared that night and fought a better fight. He deserved to win.

FCF:   In the past, you have stood toe-to-toe with anyone that would trade with you. Matt Hume has said he wants you to avoid those exchanges. Will you be able to refrain from the temptation to throw everything out the door and just stand and trade?
AR:     Yes, I’ve tried to work out of some of those bad habits. That can lead to a short fight career if that is the only thing you do. Of course, in training I can’t play that number with Josh [Barnett] either.

FCF:   How do you see this rematch with Yves Edwards playing out?
AR:     I see him doing things, and I’ll react to them the way I’ve been trained. It all depends on how he comes out and what he wants to do.

FCF:   This is your first professional fight since training at AMC-Pankration. In addition, there have been rumors of you possibly fighting in the September UFC. How important is this fight?
AR:     It’s a really important fight because it helps me gauge where I’m at after all of the training I’ve done. I’ve been out of professional competition for a year, and I’m stepping back in now. I’m hoping to see where I’m at, then go from there. There has been a lot of talk, but nothing is finalized. I don’t even know what match I’m doing after this one. I may be competing on an amateur card at AMC in August. This is the only fight I’m focusing on right now.

FCF:   Where do you see yourself in MMA in two years?
AR:     Hopefully, I’ll be holding the UFC Welterweight title.

FCF:   In five years?
AR:     Still holding the title and making more money.


From Susumu’s Gallery:


Susumu’s Gallery Update

Hello,

We have added 57 photos from the Shooto show held on July 6th in Korakuen Hall, Tokyo. Please enjoy.

This time, I have a message from Susumu below:
These photographs differ from my usual ones which shows basically how a fight develops. I chose the photographs by the criteria of the expression, motion or body shown while an athlete is fighting this time. Because I want to explore the possibility as fine art of fight photographs. I am happy if you send me your thoughts on my trial.

Susumu’s mail address is: susumu@fp.catv.ne.jp

Susumu's photo from Shooto

Susumu’s Gallery:
http://come.to/susumu


From the event’s promoter:


IFC Logo
INTERNATIONAL FIGHTING CHAMPHIONSHIPS
PRESENTS
WARRIOR’S CHALLENGE XIV
Table Mountain Casino – Friant, CA
July 18, 2001

Will the West Coast Shine?


IFC poster
      The International Fighting Championships’ ("IFC") Warrior’s Challenge shows have always featured the West Coast’s top young talent. Now, the IFC has decided that it is time to see how that talent stacks up against the world’s best, and the world has taken notice.
      Representatives from the UFC, Pride, Pancrase and Shooto will all be on hand as the IFC’s Warrior’s Challenge XIV card rocks Table Mountain Casino on July 18th with its headline match up for the vacant IFC Welterweight World Championship. Undefeated Gil Castillo from Lake Tahoe, California, will take on Nathan Marquardt, the Middleweight King of Pancrase and Number 9 ranked Welterweight in the world. This fight is guaranteed to be explosive as Castillo tries to prove he is ready to take the title and break into the top 10 Welterweight rankings while Marquardt will be out to show the U.S. fans what they have been missing while he has been destroying the competition in Japan.
      Plus, the Warrior’s Challenge XIV card will feature two Americas championship fights. In the first, IFC Light-Heavyweight of the Americas Champion, David Terrell from Concord, California, will defend his title against the number 10 ranked Light-Heavyweight in the world, Jeremy Horn. Terrell, who impressively beat Brazilian Jiu jitsu black belt Marcos Da Silva in his last fight, will definitely have his hands full against the veteran Horn, who has fought and defeated some of the toughest fighters in the world. In the second, Joey Villasenor, the former IFC Light-Heavyweight of the Americas Champion will drop down to the middleweight division to challenge Ryan Stout for his title.
      When you throw in ten more exciting fights, including a four women welterweight tournament, you can see why the world will be turning its attention to Friant California to watch the IFC’s Warrior’s Challenge XIV.
      There are only a few tickets still available. You can purchase them through Table Mountain Casino or by calling BASS tickets 1(800) 225-BASS.



WARRIOR’S CHALLENGE XIV
FIGHT CARD


IFC Welterweight World Championship Fight (170lbs)

IFC Super fight
Champion
Gil Castillo
Lake Tahoe, CA
169lbs/5’9"
Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu
 
 
  Vs.  

2X Middleweight
King of Pancrase
Nathan Marquardt
Denver, CO
169lbs/5’11"
Stars Mixed-Martial Arts Training Center

IFC Light Heavyweight Americas Championship Fight (205lbs)

Champion
David Terrell
Concord, CA
195lbs/6’0"
Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu
 
  Vs.  
 
Jeremy Horn

Davenport, IA
204lbs/6’2"
Miletich Martial Arts Center
4 X UFC Veteran
Former IFC US Heavyweight Champion

IFC Middleweight Americas Championship Fight (185lbs)

Champion
Ryan Stout
Dayton, OH
184lbs/5’9"
Freestyle
 
  Vs.  
 
Joey Villasenor

Farmington, NM
184lbs/5’11"
Freestyle
Former IFC US Light Heavyweight Champion

IFC Light Heavyweight U.S. Championship Fight (205lbs)

Champion
Bobby Southworth
San Jose, CA
200lbs/6’0"
Shamrock USA
 
  Vs.  
 
Floyd Sword

Farmington, NM
200lbs/5’11"
Freestyle
IFC Light Heavyweight Tournament Champion

Heavyweight Contender Fight (265lbs)

Aaron Brink
Huntington Beach, CA
245lbs/6’3"
Mixed Martial Arts
  Vs.  
TBA


Light Heavyweight Contender Fight (205lbs)

Scott Smith
Sacramento, CA
195lbs / 6’0"
BJJ Training Center Sacramento
  Vs.  
Lalo Moz

Fresno, CA
200lbs/6’0"
Team Fresno

Welterweight Contender Fight (170lbs)

Scott Bills
Venice Beach, FL
165lbs / 5’8"
Jiu Jitsu
  Vs.  
Nick Ertl Jr.

Orangevale, CA
165lbs/5’8"
Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Woman’s Middleweight Tournament (135lbs)

Tanya Vlahac
Ontario, Canada
135lbs/5’4"
Freestyle Fighting
  Vs.  
Judy Neff

Boise, ID
135lbs/5’4"
Team Idaho
 

TBA
  Vs.  
TBA

Middleweight Challenge Fight (185lbs)

Jimmy Walker
Reno, NV
182lbs/5’2"
F.A.S.T.
  Vs.  
Dennis Asche

Bend, OR
175lbs/5’9"
Carlson Gracie / Washington

Lightweight Contender Fight (155lbs)

Cruz Gomez
San Luis Obispo, CA
153lbs/5’8"
SLO-Kickboxing
  Vs.  
TBA

Lightweight Preliminary Fight (155lbs)

Antonio Banuelos
San Luis Obispo, CA
134lbs/5’3"
SLO-Kickboxing
  Vs.  
Brian Peterson
Santa Barbara, CA
134lbs/5’4"


IFC Welterweight World Championship Fight (170lbs)

IFC Super fight
Champion
Gil Castillo
Lake Tahoe, CA
169lbs/5’9"
Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu
 
 
  Vs.  

2X Middleweight
King of Pancrase
Nathan Marquardt
Denver, CO
169lbs/5’11"
Stars Mixed-Martial Arts Training Center

IFC Light Heavyweight Americas Championship Fight (205lbs)

Champion
David Terrell
Concord, CA
195lbs/6’0"
Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu
 
  Vs.  
 
Jeremy Horn

Davenport, IA
204lbs/6’2"
Miletich Martial Arts Center
4 X UFC Veteran
Former IFC US Heavyweight Champion

IFC Middleweight Americas Championship Fight (185lbs)

Champion
Ryan Stout
Dayton, OH
184lbs/5’9"
Freestyle
 
  Vs.  
 
Joey Villasenor

Farmington, NM
184lbs/5’11"
Freestyle
Former IFC US Light Heavyweight Champion

IFC Light Heavyweight U.S. Championship Fight (205lbs)

Champion
Bobby Southworth
San Jose, CA
200lbs/6’0"
Shamrock USA
 
  Vs.  
 
Floyd Sword

Farmington, NM
200lbs/5’11"
Freestyle
IFC Light Heavyweight Tournament Champion

Heavyweight Contender Fight (265lbs)

Aaron Brink
Huntington Beach, CA
245lbs/6’3"
Mixed Martial Arts
  Vs.  
TBA


Light Heavyweight Contender Fight (205lbs)

Scott Smith
Sacramento, CA
195lbs / 6’0"
BJJ Training Center Sacramento
  Vs.  
Lalo Moz

Fresno, CA
200lbs/6’0"
Team Fresno

Welterweight Contender Fight (170lbs)

Scott Bills
Venice Beach, FL
165lbs / 5’8"
Jiu Jitsu
  Vs.  
Nick Ertl Jr.

Orangevale, CA
165lbs/5’8"
Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Woman’s Middleweight Tournament (135lbs)

Tanya Vlahac
Ontario, Canada
135lbs/5’4"
Freestyle Fighting
  Vs.  
Judy Neff

Boise, ID
135lbs/5’4"
Team Idaho
 

TBA
  Vs.  
TBA

Middleweight Challenge Fight (185lbs)

Jimmy Walker
Reno, NV
182lbs/5’2"
F.A.S.T.
  Vs.  
Dennis Asche

Bend, OR
175lbs/5’9"
Carlson Gracie / Washington

Lightweight Contender Fight (155lbs)

Cruz Gomez
San Luis Obispo, CA
153lbs/5’8"
SLO-Kickboxing
  Vs.  
TBA

Lightweight Preliminary Fight (155lbs)

Antonio Banuelos
San Luis Obispo, CA
134lbs/5’3"
SLO-Kickboxing
  Vs.  
Brian Peterson
Santa Barbara, CA
134lbs/5’4"

From the event’s promoter:


More Changes to Super Brawl Card!
(For the Better!)


Where should we start? Chronologically:

  • Draculino pulls out due to injury-Search is on for new opponent for Yoshida
  • Abe Rodrigues injured in training-Search for opponent for Lemley
  • Jay R. Palmer in "legal trouble"-Have Yeung fight Lemley (phew!)
  • Looks like Genki Suda for Charutto!-Oops-Suda in final negotiations with UFC…no go.
  • Offer C.J. Fernandez for Charutto-His management accepts!!
  • Charutto calls the next day to inform me he has new job on Big Island and cannot train properly.
  • Baret injures neck in Shooto bout-Card not looking good!
  • Need to replace this fight with two quality opponents.
  • Ronald Jhun has IFC fight on the 18th cancelled!-Quick….call Ronald!
  • Jhun comes through..
  • when asked what kind of opponent he replies "the best you can find!"
  • Contact managing legend Monte Cox-recommends 18-2 Dave Strasser
  • Both fighters agree!
  • Marcelo’s student scheduled to fight Egan runs into "complications and will not fight!
  • Quick, call Monte! Solution (10-9) journeyman Brett Al-Azzawi.
  • Niko Vitale comes into Grappling Unlimited after a few well deserved weeks off-get’s ribbed for said time off – then asks if it would be possible to get on the card? What was suppose to say, no?
  • Call Monte Cox back up….Ask if he knows any quality opponents crazy enough to fight Niko on short notice
  • …the answer is (32-21) Iowan, Dennis Reed. Maybe I should just charter a jet?
  • Phew….I think we are done!………….
  • Hey! Jay R. becomes "available" again and is in need of a fight!….
  • SPG gold medalist, Melchor Manabusen steps to the plate to make his long awaited NHB debut!
  • The End…….(ya, sure!)


The Road to the Rematch!
SuperBrawl 5th Anniversary

Gabe Lemley 150lbs v David Yeung 150lbs

(Team Extreme) 3-2 (Muay Thai) 0-1

Melchor Manabusen 150lbs v Jay R. Palmer 150lbs

(Pure Bred, Guam) 0-0 (Freelance) 21-

"Iwi" Kohanu 143lbs v Lincoln Tyler 140lbs

(Nova Uniao, Big Island) 0-0 (Freelance) 3-1

Rick Graveson 199lbs v Paul Ano 195lbs
(Team Extreme) 21-11 (Grappling Unlimited) 0-0

Kim Morishita 153lbs v Gary Frietas 153lbs
(Maui) 2-0 (Grappling Unlimited) 2-1-1

Ben Earwood 176lbs v John Crisostom 176lbs
(Team Extreme) 19-2 (Grappling Unlimited) 7-5

Dennis Reed 195lbs v Niko Vitale 195lbs
(Team Extreme) 32-21 (Grappling Unlimited) 7-1

Dave Strasser 180lbs v Ronald Jhun 180lbs
(Team Extreme) 17-2 (Jesus is Lord) 20-5

Wesley Coreirra 270lbs v Marcelo Tiger 205lbs
(Grappling Unlimited) 3-2 (Team Tiger) 33-1

Brett Al-Azzawi 185lbs v Egan Inoue 190lbs
(Team Extreme) 10-9 (Grappling Unlimited) 6-2


From the event’s promoter:

Eye Of The Storm poster

Reality Super Fighting

RSF prepares to invade Ft. Pierce, FL on July 21, 2001 for RSF Eye of the Storm. Already signed for the main event are Chad Saunders vs. Karl Schmidt!! Look for this card to heat up as the 21st nears. Eye of the Storm will be held at the St. Lucie County Civic Center. Tickets are $10, $15 & $20.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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