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Tuesday, Jul 22, 2003

Inside The Current Issue Of Fcf:



Inside the current issue of FCF:

FCF New Issue
In this issue…

Total Elimination: We preview the historic 8-man middleweight Pride Grand Prix tourney.

Randy Couture just made history by becoming the first MMA champion to win the UFC title in two different weight classes. As he turns 40, Randy reflects on his storied career.

Within Striking Distance: How boxing is making an impact in MMA.

SuperBrawl 30 proves that size DOES matter. Join us in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii for all the action.

DEEP 10th Impact featured Dave Menne vs. Hayato "Mach" Sakurai, get an account of the action live from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

Mark "the Hammer" Coleman talks about his career, past, present and future in an extensive interview.

Inside the Pit: John Hackleman is an accomplished martial artist and trainer whose efforts with fighters like Chuck Liddell and Gan McGee are fast gaining him attention these days. Take a journey into "The Pit" — Hackleman’s training facility in Arroyo Grande, California.

We follow King Of The Cage from Albuquerque, New Mexico to San Jacinto, California for KOTC 24 & 25.

For the Love of the Fight: Left all but blind by a car accident, Johil de Oliveira refuses let his handicap prevent him from fighting.

Mass Destruction 9 returns to Taunton, Massachusetts for a night of exciting fights.

The newly formed Master Jiu-Jitsu team secured their place in history at the CBJJ Brazilian Teams Championships in Rio de Janeiro.

The SHOOTO Report covers Official fights in Indiana, Horshima and Tokyo.

Former AMC Pankration strength & conditioning coach Mark Ginther discusses MMA Conditioning – Maintenence Training.

Frank Mir BioFile.

Controversy: Fight fans sound off about whatever’s on their mind… and shy they ain’t!

In our monthly columns…
In Matt Hume‘s techniques, Matt Hume & Brad Kertson demonstrate an Arm Trap Rollover; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Modified Sparring Drills – Close Range Body Sparring.

Every issue of Full Contact Fighter is jam-packed with fight news from the U.S. to Brazil to Japan. FCF travels the globe to bring the fights to you. Get yours today! Available at Tower Records stores around the world or by subscription…



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From Zuffa/UFC:


UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP TITO ORTIZ TO APPEAR AT WHEREHOUSE RECORDS, SUNDAY, JULY 27, IN COSTA MESA, CALIF

Fans Can Win Trip For 2 To Las Vegas For Ultimate Fighting Championship 44: Undisputed When Ortiz Fights Randy Couture For Title On Sept. 26

Fans Can Participate In Production Of A National Television Commercial

Tickets For UFC 44 Go On Sale Saturday, July 26, At All Ticketmaster Locations


      LAS VEGAS, July 23, 2003…Ultimate Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz will meet fans and sign autographs from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. PDT, Sunday, July 27, at the Wherehouse Records store, 2320 Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa, Calif.
      All fight fans in attendance will be eligible for a drawing to win a round-trip for two to Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the Friday, September 26, UFC 44: Undisputed fight when Ortiz defends his title in the "Champion Vs. Champion" main event against interim light heavyweight champ Randy Couture. The lucky winner will receive round-trip airfare for two, a two-night hotel stay, two tickets to the fight and the opportunity to be a member of Ortiz’ entourage as an honorary cornerperson. The winner must be present to win the prize. Fans also will have the opportunity to participate in the production of a national television commercial that will promote the UFC and its future fight events.
      During Ortiz’ appearance there will also be attendance prize drawings for merchandise including the new UFC video games Tap Out and Throw Down, DVD and VHS video copies of UFC fights and souvenir clothing. Winners must be present to claim prizes.
      Tickets, $350, $250, $150, $75 and $35, for UFC 44: Undisputed will go on sale at 10 a.m. PDT, Saturday, July 26, at the Mandalay Bay box office in Las Vegas, at all Ticketmaster locations, at www.ticketmaster.com and www.mandalaybay.com. Tickets also may be ordered by telephone at 1-877-632-7800 or 1-702-474-4000 and purchases are subject to transaction fees. UFC 44:Undisputed also will be LIVE on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. EDT on iNDemand, DirecTV, Dish Network, TVN, EchoStar, Bell ExpressVu and Viewers Choice Canada. The suggested retail price is $29.95
      Fight fans have been anticipating another Ortiz (11-2-0 in mixed martial arts) title defense since his last victory in November over mixed martial arts legend Ken Shamrock in Las Vegas. Due to motion picture commitments, Ortiz could not fight for nine months. On June 6 in Las Vegas, Couture (8-4-0) met number one contender Chuck Liddell for the interim light heavyweight championship, which Couture claimed with an upset technical knockout in the third round. Couture, a former two-time UFC heavyweight champ, made history by becoming the only fighter to win UFC championships in two different weight divisions. But the victory over Liddell set the stage for a showdown and both Ortiz and Couture now want to unify the title.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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