It’s Fun Time For Anderson Silva!
It’s Fun Time for Anderson Silva!
After an Impressive PRIDE Win, the Chute Boxe Sensation Gets Back to What He Loves Most
Before achieving success as an NHB fighter, Anderson Silva was always a Muay Thai fighter at heart, taking every single opportunity he had to be on the rings all over Brazil competing in the form of fight he adopted as his main discipline. Now, starting to get Worldwide recognition for his NHB achievements, after wins against the likes of Tetsuji Kato, Hayato Sakurai, Alex Stiebling and most recently Carlos Newton, Anderson has an established career in the sport of no holds barred, but in his heart he continues to consider himself a Muay Thai fighter, and will always do so. No wonder he personally requested Master Rafael Cordeiro [STORM Promoter] to participate in the event, not minding huge purses and fighting for the simple love for the sport and his hometown crowd, as well as trying to get one more step closer to his so awaited K-1 dream. One this is for certain, you can never underestimate Anderson Silva’s training determination and skills, so when he steps in to the ring at Opera de Arame this Saturday April 12th, one can expect nothing but pure technique on the cold night of Curitiba. Before the fight becomes reality, FCF spoke with the man himself about his last PRIDE fight, his love for Muay Thai and a bit more! Sit back and enjoy!
FCF: Your last outing was against Carlos Newton in PRIDE, where you were considered the underdog by many abroad, and still won by KO! Did you get worried when he took you down early in the match?
FCF: You had perfect timing with your flying knee that knocked Newton out. Did you train this move a lot during your preparation, or was something that occurred to you at the moment?
FCF: He fought Pele when he was still a teammate. Did Newton’s win over Pele served as a parameter for your training for this fight?
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Chute Boxe New Addition,
Belfort Training in Octagon &
BTT Very Active
The Brazilian Beat:
STORM Grand Prix is coming up tonight and FCF is on the way to cover the show! Therefore we can’t tell you much now, but we do have a lot of Brazilian news coming your way as Muay Thai that will deliver the beat this weekend with Full Contact Fighter showing the way! Enjoy!
From the event’s promoter:
RITC 47 Tonight
Saturday, April 12, 2003
Doors Open: 6 PM, Fight Time: 7:30 PM
Ticket Prices: $15 General Admission (rows 14-25), $30 Ringside (rows 4-13) and $50 VIP Ringside (rows 1-3). $5 discount on Ringside tickets with RITC flyer or KUPD red card. Call 602-267-1600 to order tickets now (can pick up at will-call on fight night).
Super Main Event:
Aaron Brink (240 lbs) vs Andy Montana (240 lbs)
Aaron Brink, a veteran of UFC, WFA, 2H2H and Rings will travel to Phoenix to take on Casa Grande favorite and #2 ranked RITC Heavyweight, Andy Montana in a dynamite Super Main Event. There will be at least 12 fights on the card which will feature fast and furious action between RITC veterans and debut fighters such as John Sullivan (225 lbs), a "young gun" heavyweight from San Diego.
This show will be "over the top" with exciting action from start to finish. Two jumbo screens will be used at Celebrity to provide close up action for all the fans, and our new 21 foot cage will fit perfectly on the raised stage at Celebrity Theatre. Get your tickets early.
Fight Card subject to change.
RITC 48 – Let’s Do It Again
RITC 49 – Stare Down
From Joseph Cunliffe & Brian Ebersole:
Battle Ground 1
Promoter Ed Kim makes the Midwest his Battle Ground on Saturday, June 21, 2003, when HOOKnSHOOT, KOTC, PRIDE and UFC veterans meet at Battle Ground 1. Jeremy "The Scorpion" Jackson and Chris "Lights Out" Lytle headline the card packed with fighters representing academies throughout the Midwest, including American Kickboxing Academy, Gilbert Grappling, Integrated Fighting Academy, Linxx Academy and Miletich Fighting Systems. UFC veterans Steve "Red Nose" Berger and Brad Gumm return in their first 155 pound bout, while James "Mad Dogg" Meals and Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch add another bout to their active careers. Matchmaker Brian Ebersole has worked hard to assure exciting fights throughout the night for the fans.
Fight Card Subject To Change: