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Thursday, Aug 30, 2001

It’s Baaaack……



Click here to find out about FCF TV

It’s baaaack……
FCF TV
Returns…
Bigger and better than ever!!!!


The popular Full Contact Fighter TV show is back on the air with a new season! We are now available on more stations as well! You can now watch FCF TV on MSG Network (Madison Square Garden Network), TSN (The Sports Network) & The Sunshine Network.

The schedule will be as follows…

  • FCF on Sunshine Network
    Starting Thursday September 6th 11:30 PM. Each Thursday after that.

  • FCF on MSG Network
    Starting Saturday September 8th 11:30 PM. Then Tuesday September 11th, Saturday September 22nd, Tuesday September 25th, and every Tuesday after that – each show is 11:30 PM.

  • FCF on TSN
    Monday Sept 17th at 8:30 PM Eastern. Then Wednesday Sept. 26th at 11:30 PM or Thursday Sept. 27th at 8:30 PM.


FCF TV



Tune in!



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King of The Cage 9
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  • Bobby Hoffman Vs. Kauia Kupihea
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King Of The Cage 9
Only $14.95!

King of The Cage 9
Showtime
June 23, 2001
Soboba Casino
San Jacinto, California

Which style will remain supreme? Which man will be left standing? Who will be the King of the Cage?
See 13 matches including:

  • Bobby Hoffman Vs. Kauia Kupihea
  • Eric Pele Vs. Sean Alvarez
  • Tim “Obake” Catalfo Vs. Dave Beneteau
  • Amir Rahnavardi Vs. Brian Foster


In the past, you may have read about FCF reporter Marc Scott’s journey to Thailand where he trained and fought Muay Thai. Ever the world traveler, Marc is currently on a new quest, this time to beautiful Brazil, where he will "drink from the source" at the new Gracie Camp…
(see yesterday’s post for Part 1)



Barra Diaries By Marc Scott


Part Two: Rio De Janeiro

Life at Gracie Camp is nothing like my early years at Camp Otterdale in the Canadian Wilderness. There are no arts and crafts, canoe trips, or lukewarm porridge. The days consist of food, Jiu-Jitsu, food and more Jiu-Jitsu…all in all a pretty idyllic lifestyle.

The days begin at the very reasonable hour of nine o’clock when we are woken and summoned downstairs for breakfast. I must admit though I had none too small a feeling of dread on my chances of surviving a diet consisting solely of complex combination of fruits, vegetables, and white turkey breast. My girlfriend and friends back home had real concerns that after my usual diet of steak, beer, and margaritas, the shock to my system would be too much.

In reality the food is great. Breakfast for the most part consists of fresh fruits, turkey breast sandwiches, as well as all the fresh fruit juice we can drink. Ahhh the juice, watermelon juice, orange juice, guava juice, carrot and apple juice, guava and apple juice, watermelon-guava and…well you get the picture.

Marcio Feitosa
With about thirty minutes to let breakfast digest, we get ready for the training. At the camp we train in a small building beside the main house. The training building has mats, a shower, and sauna, pretty much all one could want. Training is conducted by one of the teachers from Gracie Barra; in this case, world BJJ champion Marcio Feitosa. Marcio took us through the paces our first day to see how our Jiu-Jitsu felt and where we needed to make the most improvement, in my case I presented him with so many areas in which I needed to improve I am hard pressed to figure out how he managed to pick just one.

Depending on the amount of people at the camp, the teaching follows either a logical progression of techniques on which to build your game, or if there is a smaller amount, a more personal teaching style, either way we receive great attention from the teachers and world class instruction.

After training, it is time for a quick sauna and then time to have a light lunch or maybe some acai. Acai is a fruit drink native to Brazil that is a must for everyone. After lunch we head upstairs to the TV room to watch some MMA or maybe a Jiu-Jitsu match or two.

The afternoon is time to unwind and relax, maybe a trip to do some shopping or down to the beach for some sun and surf.

Relaxing in the afternoon is important because come 5:30 it’s off to Gracie Barra in Rio itself for the night’s training. Gracie Barra is a story unto itself…


Stay tuned…
More on Marc’s adventure soon!



From the event’s promoter:


Hughes-Gomm Bout Highlights
Extreme 43 in Utah


Extreme Challenge 43 poster
      OREM, Utah — While the possibilities of getting into Pride or returning to the UFC seem promising, MMA veteran Matt Hughes has elected not to sit back and wait for somebody to call.
      Hughes, one of the top-ranked 170-pound fighters in the world, will headline Extreme Challenge 43 on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the 10,000-seat McKay Events Center in Orem, Utah. His opponent will be hometown favorite Steve Gomm of Salt Lake City.
      "I like to compete, so until I have something solid, like a big event to train for, I’d like to keep fighting," Hughes said. "I don’t know a lot about Gomm, but he has a win over Chris Brennan, so obviously he is somebody you can’t take lightly."
      Gomm, who trains at Walt Bayless Combat Jiu-Jitsu, is no stranger to top competition. Besides beating Brennan, he lost by decision to unbeaten and world ranked Sean Sherk.
      Tickets for the event cost from $20 to $50 and are available at all Smith Tixx locations and the McKay Events Center box office 801 764-SHOW. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., first fight at 7:30 p.m.
      In addition to 9 pro bouts, UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture and UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver will be on hand to sign autographs and meet their fans.
      In a feature bout, the ironman of MMA fighting, Travis Fulton of Cedar Falls, Iowa, will look for the 100th victory of his career when he faces local standout Griffen Reynaud of Bountiful, Utah. Reynaud also is used to top competition, having faced UFC veterans Jeremy Horn and Cal Washam in previous events.
      The show will make the return of former Lion’s Den fighter Phil Henderson, a Salt Lake City native. He’ll face Extreme Challenge veteran Rick Gravesen.
      Other local fighters competing include: Justin Ellison, Dave Phillips, Justin Sessions and David Bancroft.

Extreme Challenge 43 Lineup


Single bouts

TBA

 
  Vs.  
David Bancroft

5-7, 145, Provo, Utah
 

Chad Davis

6-0, 200, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
  Vs.  
Jason Gyllenskog

6-2, 200, Salt Lake City, Utah
 

Justin Sessions

6-2, 180, Provo, Utah
  Vs.  
Dave Phillips

5-10, 175, Orem, Utah
 

Tex Virnig

5-9, 175, Boise, Idaho
  Vs.  
TBA

 
 

Andrew McFedries

6-0, 205, Davenport, Iowa
  Vs.  
Nathan Quarry

6-0, 200, Portland, Ore.
 

Rick Gravesen

6-1, 205, Geneseo, Ill.
  Vs.  
Phil Henderson

6-0, 215, Salt Lake City, Utah
 
 
Feature bouts
 

Jason Medina
(4-1)
5-9, 180, Moline, Ill.
  Vs.  
Justin Ellison
(11-3)
6-0, 185, Salt Lake City, Utah
 

Travis Fulton
(99-25-6)
5-11, 235, Cedar Falls, Iowa
  Vs.  
Griffen Reynaud
(8-2)
6-1, 215, Bountiful, Utah
 
 
Main event
 

Matt Hughes
(29-3)
5-9, 175, Bettendorf, Iowa
  Vs.  
Steve Gomm
(6-3)
5-8, 175, Salt Lake City, Utah


Extreme Challenge 44:

Extreme Challenge
Makes First Visit to Lake Charles

‘Road to the Title’ event is scheduled
for Sept. 15 at the Civic Center


      The Midwest’s longest-running mixed martial arts event will make its first-ever appearance in Louisiana on Sept. 15 when Extreme Challenge 44: Road to the Title is held at the Lake Charles Civic Center.
      In "Road to the Title" four fighters, a mixture of veterans and up-and-comers, will square off to see which two will battle it out for the Extreme Challenge middleweight championship in a future event. Competing are:

  • Anthony Macias of Arlington, Texas, a UFC and Extreme Fighting veteran with more than 50 MMA victories.
  • Jesse Jones of Omaha, Neb., an Extreme Challenge and Hook N Shoot veteran with a 21-3 record.
  • Joe Doerksen of Winnipeg, Canada, an Extreme Challenge and RINGS USA veteran with a 16-2-1 record.
  • Robbie Newman of Biloxi, Miss., a Reality Submission Fighting and RINGS USA veteran with a 7-3 record.

      At "Road to the Title" the matchups are: Macias vs. Jones and Doerksen vs. Newman.
      "This is a really exciting field for the middleweight title… the fans in Lake Charles are getting a quality event," said promoter Monte Cox. "Macias is a well-known name in the sport and has been around a long time… while Jones is only 19 years old and already has an impressive career. Doerksen is rated No. 10 in the world right now and Newman has fought some of the best in the business."
      Also featured on the 10-bout card is a heavyweight showdown between 6-foot-9 Mike Herring and 6-8 Tim Sylvia… and a women’s bout between unbeaten Jennifer Howe of Salt Lake City and Angela Restad of Seattle.
      Doors open at 6 p.m. and action starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost from $21 to $35 and are available at the Civic Center box office (337 491-1432) and all TickerMaster outlets (800 299- 5656).
      Extreme Challenge 44 is being co-promoted by Global Sports & Entertainment and Tony Smith.

The lineup:

  • Anthony Macias vs. Jesse Jones
  • Joe Doerksen vs. Robbie Newman
  • Tony Frykland vs. Artie Britto
  • Tim Silvia vs. Mike Herring
  • Brian Dunn vs. Marco Macera
  • Chris Seifert vs. Christian Encarnation
  • Rich Clementi vs. Cedric Stewart
  • Jennifer Howe vs. Angela Restad
  • Shannon Holgate vs. Jeremy Jiminez
  • Kelly Lasseigne vs. Michael Kitrell


Single bouts

TBA

 
  Vs.  
David Bancroft

5-7, 145, Provo, Utah
 

Chad Davis

6-0, 200, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
  Vs.  
Jason Gyllenskog

6-2, 200, Salt Lake City, Utah
 

Justin Sessions

6-2, 180, Provo, Utah
  Vs.  
Dave Phillips

5-10, 175, Orem, Utah
 

Tex Virnig

5-9, 175, Boise, Idaho
  Vs.  
TBA

 
 

Andrew McFedries

6-0, 205, Davenport, Iowa
  Vs.  
Nathan Quarry

6-0, 200, Portland, Ore.
 

Rick Gravesen

6-1, 205, Geneseo, Ill.
  Vs.  
Phil Henderson

6-0, 215, Salt Lake City, Utah
 
 
Feature bouts
 

Jason Medina
(4-1)
5-9, 180, Moline, Ill.
  Vs.  
Justin Ellison
(11-3)
6-0, 185, Salt Lake City, Utah
 

Travis Fulton
(99-25-6)
5-11, 235, Cedar Falls, Iowa
  Vs.  
Griffen Reynaud
(8-2)
6-1, 215, Bountiful, Utah
 
 
Main event
 

Matt Hughes
(29-3)
5-9, 175, Bettendorf, Iowa
  Vs.  
Steve Gomm
(6-3)
5-8, 175, Salt Lake City, Utah

From the event’s promoter:


HOOKnSHOOT SPIRIT: Ready to Rock!
Evansville Memorial Coliseum – Evansville, IN
September 15th, 2001 – 7:00 PM Start (CST)

HOOKnSHOOT poster
"Once again, we are proud to announce Japan’s Official SHOOTO is on board for this show" whoops ‘Mr. Clean’, promoter Jeff Osborne. "We have been working with them for over one year now, and we are looking forward to having SHOOTO on this show."

Soon, we will announce HOOKnSHOOT’s new official weight classes." states Osborne. "We are working on a foward thinking version, something that acknowledges the influences in the USA of the big, positive changes in the sport. Look for more on this soon" says Osborne.

"As for the show, well this is looking like the biggest show in our history, so we are very much anticipating fight night." Osborne states happily. "We have three title fights on the same card for the first time, including our Heavyweight Title on the line, with Carlos Barreto taking on Roger Neff. The always exciting Phil Johns is back, he is at his best in HnS, and I think Steibling-Rockel is going to be a war that is impossible to call a winner on in advance." continues Osborne. "We are also really psyched about signing "Cacareco" against Cris Monson. In Barreto, and now "Cacareco" we think we have two athletes that people in Brazil really want to see. "Cacareco", from Ruas Team, had a couple of down matchs in RINGS, now he returns to NHB, where I think he belongs. He has beaten heath herring, and has tons of fights under brutal, "Brazilian" conditions. Monson is super tough as well, with a win over Dave Menne in RINGS USA, and we know about his coach, Matt Hume, we know he will be well schooledl. We look forward to seeing this match" describes Osborne.

"The other match we announced recently is Jason Rigsby and Manuel Garcia." continues the ecstatic Osborne. "Manuel is a Vale Tudo Champion from Spain, at 185 lbs, he is 6-0 and has won matches in 4 weight classes in Europe. he has trained with good people throughout his career, a real nomad. In rigsby, we have an up and comer from the Illinois area. We have two stand outs from local scenes coming to square off at HnS. I expect a great match" Osborne plugs away. So, with SHOOTO sanctioning the undercard, 3 Title matches, Brazilians, Spaniards and Matamoros the mad Costa Rican, I think we are beginning to have an International show. And we usually save our big shows for November! HOOKnSHOOT SPIRIT is going to be one to watch!" concludes Oborne.

For more information and tickets, visit FIGHTWORLD.COM’s HOOKnSHOOT section!

Card Subject To Change:

  • (3 RD TITLE MATCH – Over 225 lbs.):
    Carlos Barreto (BJJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) v. Roger Neff (American Wrestling, Coeur d’Alene, ID.)

  • (3 RD TITLE MATCH – under 160 lbs.):
    Phil Johns (Champion, Silverbacks, Canton, IL.) v. Sean Wilmot (Challenger, Amherst Submission Academy, Amherst, MA.)

  • (3 RD TITLE MATCH – under 205 lbs.):
    Alex Steibling (Challenger, IF Academy, Indianapolis, IN.) v. Keith Rockel (Challenger, Amherst Submission Academy, Amherst, MA.)

  • (3 RD HnS MATCH- under 205 lbs.):
    Alexandre ‘Cacareco’ Ferreira (Ruas Vale Tudo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) v. Cris Monson (AMC Pankration, Seattle, WA.)

OFFICIAL SHOOTO USA:
USA Shooto

  • (B Class – under 185 lbs):
    Scott Henze (Freestyle, Tell City, IN.) v. Angelo Popofski (Brazilian JJ, Detroit, MI.)

  • (B Class- under 185 lbs):
    Wald Bloise (Silveira Brothers, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) v. TBD

  • (B Class – under 185 lbs):
    Jason Rigsby (Otawa Nautilus, Otawa, IL.) v. Manuel Garcia (Vale Tudo, Asturias, Spain)

  • (B Class- over 225 lbs.):
    Jerome Smith (Freelance, Clarksville, TN) v. Rob Constance (Alvarez JJ, NY, NY.)

  • (B Class – under 205 lbs):
    Wilson Goveia (Silveira Brothers, Fortaleza, Brazil) v. Ray Casias (Submissions, Nashville, TN.)

  • (A Class – under 160 lbs.):
    Henry Matamoros (Brazilian JJ, Milwaukee, WI.) v. Justin Wisniewski (Polish Connection, Portage, IN.)

  • (B Class – under 155 lbs):
    Hermes Franca (Silveira Brothers, Fortaleza, Brazil) v. Mike Brown (Amherst Submission Academy, Amherst, MA.)


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