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Sunday, Mar 18, 2001

Judges Not Necessaryat This Rings Usa Event


From the event’s promoter:


Judges not necessary
at this RINGS USA event


      COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — When mixed martial arts began, judges were rarely needed as a lack of rules, including no time limit, enabled most fighters to finish their opponents.
      It was a combination of rules that produced the same results Saturday at the RINGS USA: Battle of the Best event at Harveys Casino & Hotel.
      "In RINGS, you can only punch to the body when on the ground, so submission fighters can concentrate more on submissions," promoter Monte Cox said. "But there is also a rule that stands the fighters up if no progress is made in 30 seconds… this enables the strikers to get back on their feet more and try for the knockout."
      All nine bouts ended without a judges decision. There were six submissions, two TKOs and one stoppage due to injury (a broken hand).
      There were many impressive performances… by veterans and newcomers alike. UFC regulars Jeremy Horn, Matt Hughes and Bobby Hoffman showed off their skills, as did future stars Joe Doerksen, Rich Franklin, Kerry Schall and Japan’s Naoyuki Kotani.
      However, the top bouts of the night featured Jermaine Andre vs. Masaya Kojima and Chatt Lavender vs. LaVerne Clark.
      Andre, a UFC vet, showed some great athletic ability en route to winning, while Lavender pulled the upset with an armbar over Clark, a 5-time UFC regular.

Official results…

  • Joe Doerksen def. Scott Ventimiglia, armbar, 2:33 Rd. 1
  • Rich Franklin def. Travis Fulton, injury default, 5:00 end of Rd. 1
  • Naoyuki Kotani def. Curtis Brigham, keylock, 1:59 Rd. 2
  • Bobby Hoffman def. Zane Frazier, armbar, 1:34 Rd. 1
  • Matt Hughes def. Brett Al-azzawi, armbar, 3:27 Rd. 1
  • Chatt Lavender def. LaVerne Clark, armbar, 1:04 Rd. 2
  • Kerry Schall def. John Dixson, keylock, 1:19 Rd. 1
  • Jermaine Andre def. Masaya Kojima, TKO (body punch), 3:59 Rd. 1
  • Jeremy Horn def. Griffen Reynaud, TKO (tap from punches), 2:55 Rd. 1



The March issue of FCF is here!

FCF New Issue
In this issue…

UFC XXX, the first edition of the "new" UFC is in the books, and FCF brings it to you live.

Pedro Rizzo & Josh Barnett talk post-fight about their match at UFC XXX.

NY State Athletic Control Board Commissioner Larry Hazzard updates us on his views of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

Live coverage from Kuwait of Warriors War.

Kareem Barkleav put on a hell of a performance at Warriors War, he speaks with us about the event.

The Quest For Respect: meet Din Thomas.

What do you know about Shooto? Ryan Graham takes us through the exciting Japanese fight organization’s history.

British-born director Bobby Razak has put together a documentary on NHB focusing on fights in the UFC, Pride and SuperBrawl as well as profiles of Kevin Randleman, Eugene Jackson, Enson and Egan Inoue. Mike Onzuka speaks with Razak and reviews the movie.

KOs, submissions and stoppages…King Of The Cage 7 had it all, we take you to San Jacinto California for the action.

MMA returns to Denver, Colorado with Ring Of Fire 2: Trial By Fire.

Jerry Bohlander‘s return to action was just one of the fights on the card at Gladiators Challenge 2, find out how it went in this month’s issue.

Ricco Rodriguez speaks with us after successfully defending his title at King Of The Cage 7.

Josh Gross previews the upcoming star-studded Pride 13 show.

Want a free trip to Hawaii? We would too, but maybe you’ll be able to settle for the pictures of the hula girls and the combatants in our coverage of SuperBrawl XX from Honolulu, Hawaii.

Also from Hawaii, we cover Brennan Kamaka’s Hawaiian Combat 2.

Back on the East Coast of the US, we cover Vengeance At The Vanderbilt 11 and NAGA’s Garden State Grappling Championship.

In our monthly columns…
In Matt Hume‘s techniques, Sean Rossiter and Kim Mason demonstrate a Standing Pankration/Muay Thai Parry-downward, Elbow-hook, Elbow combination; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Multiple Jabs.

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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The March issue of FCF is here!

FCF New Issue
In this issue…

UFC XXX, the first edition of the "new" UFC is in the books, and FCF brings it to you live.

Pedro Rizzo & Josh Barnett talk post-fight about their match at UFC XXX.

NY State Athletic Control Board Commissioner Larry Hazzard updates us on his views of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

Live coverage from Kuwait of Warriors War.

Kareem Barkleav put on a hell of a performance at Warriors War, he speaks with us about the event.

The Quest For Respect: meet Din Thomas.

What do you know about Shooto? Ryan Graham takes us through the exciting Japanese fight organization’s history.

British-born director Bobby Razak has put together a documentary on NHB focusing on fights in the UFC, Pride and SuperBrawl as well as profiles of Kevin Randleman, Eugene Jackson, Enson and Egan Inoue. Mike Onzuka speaks with Razak and reviews the movie.

KOs, submissions and stoppages…King Of The Cage 7 had it all, we take you to San Jacinto California for the action.

MMA returns to Denver, Colorado with Ring Of Fire 2: Trial By Fire.

Jerry Bohlander‘s return to action was just one of the fights on the card at Gladiators Challenge 2, find out how it went in this month’s issue.

Ricco Rodriguez speaks with us after successfully defending his title at King Of The Cage 7.

Josh Gross previews the upcoming star-studded Pride 13 show.

Want a free trip to Hawaii? We would too, but maybe you’ll be able to settle for the pictures of the hula girls and the combatants in our coverage of SuperBrawl XX from Honolulu, Hawaii.

Also from Hawaii, we cover Brennan Kamaka’s Hawaiian Combat 2.

Back on the East Coast of the US, we cover Vengeance At The Vanderbilt 11 and NAGA’s Garden State Grappling Championship.

In our monthly columns…
In Matt Hume‘s techniques, Sean Rossiter and Kim Mason demonstrate a Standing Pankration/Muay Thai Parry-downward, Elbow-hook, Elbow combination; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Multiple Jabs.

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…


From Susumu’s Gallery:


Deciding On the ADCC Japanese Delegation

A Japanese major sports newspaper, Sankei Sports reported today that the Japan delegation a for ADCC 2001 has almost been decided. Since there was no selection tournaments in Japan this year, every Japanese martial arts fan wonders what is going on for ADCC 2001. The names of athletes listed up are as follows:

Naoya Uematsu, Takanori Gomi, Tetsuji Kato, Eric Paulson from Shooto
Kiyoshi Tamura, Tsuyoshi Kosaka from Rings
Akihiro Gono, Sanae Kikuta from Pancrase
Hiroyuki Abe, Masutatsu Yano from RJW
Kaoru Uno, Akira Shoji from Keishukai
Takumi Yano from Ugokai
Yoshiaki Yatsu from SPWF
5 more athletes recommended by Japanese Amateur Wrestling Association

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


From the event’s promoter:


Rage in the Cage XXVI:
THIS WEEKEND !!!

By John Petrilli

RITC XXVI
Saturday March 24, 2001
Fight Time: 7:00 PM
Celebrity Theatre
Phoenix, Arizona

RITC XXVI is shaping up to be one of the most exciting fight cards ever. Homer "Rock" Moore is back and scheduled to fight Jacob Henness in Super Fight #1. Super Fight #2 has Shane Johnson trying to get back into RITC Championship contention against top challenger Allan "A-Dawg" Sullivan in a much awaited slugfest between two of the most exciting fighters in Arizona. Super Fight #3 will feature 6’2" / 365 pound Justin Lyon against 6’1" / 355 pound Jake Austin in a fight that will rock the state. The Main Event will showcase 18 year old sensation Edwin Dewees, from Team Brausa, against two time UFC veteran Christophe Leininger in a David vs Goliath showdown. Also on the card:

Farrell Frisby vs Team Todd Medina Fighter
Bill Cameron vs Team Todd Medina Fighter
Shawn Upshur vs Michael Barney
Marty Salamon vs George Tellez
Mike Berardi vs Henry Lopez
Ted Opaliniski vs Mike Hoag
Jeremy Roath vs Jim Johnson
Tom Gabauer vs Bill Lyman
Plus 5 – 10 more action packed fights. Don’t miss out !!!!

Tickets are available at all Ticket Master locations (480-784-4444) or at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office.

For more information, visit www.rageinthecage.com or call 480-446-8127.


From the event’s promoter:


THE DANGER ZONE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
"BATTLE FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN
CHAMPIONSHIP BELT"

KRUSE-EBAY AUCTION PARK AUBURN, IN. 6PM APRIL 28

Eight of the top 135 lb. fighters in the country are going to square off on the evening of April 28. A Champion will be crowned with a Championship Belt that will knock your socks off!

Don’t miss this night of action! Many amateur fighters from across the country will be fighting for the right to say that they are the DZ Amateur Tournament Champion in their respected weight division.

For more information go to: www.the-dangerzone.com

Any interested amateurs please contact us and get involved. We do have opening in some weight catagories.

135 lb Professional Fighters: Joe Cuff MA., Jeremy Bolt IN., Itchaku Murata Japan-OH., Ben Bowden TX.,Travis Phippen MO. Matt Hamilton AR., Dan Swift PA., Steve Hallock OH.

Dan The Beast Severn will be on hand to sign autographs.

This is the most action packed cage fighting event in the country! Tickets are $15-$50 and will be on sale March 28. all info is on our web site.

As of March 16 these are the confirmed amateur fighters below:

135-below
Pablo Anchando

136-150
Mike Rooney

151-165
Brian Densberger, Tom Bowers, Alan Woolums, Josh Kaine

166-180
Kyle Craig, Roger Sexton

181-195
Jeff Ignawski, Chris Skrzypek, Rusty Pontz

Dan Severn-Becky Levi
The Danger Zone Inc.
www.the-dangerzone.com


From the event’s promoter:


Rumble @ the Rodeo II Results

Jamie Levine put on a spectacular card as the toughest amateurs battled it out for a spot on a future WEF card! The event went smoothly as arguably, the best card of amateurs ever laid it on the line for the crowd.
Actually, a bit of drama ensued when local police attempted to shut down the trials. Ace promoter
Jamie Levine, stepped outside and showed the police the permits, licenses and other paperwork necessary. The police were unable to shut down the trials since Jamie Levine had covered all his bases prior to the fight. The trials then went on without a hitch.

Jose Gonzalez vs. Frank Fowler
Jose wins the first match of the night in 2:20 of the 1st round by TKO.

Bill Perez vs. Ray Totorico
Perez dispatches tough Totorico in 3:19 of the 1st round with an armbar.

Antoine Coleman vs. Jeff Myers
Coleman, making his debut, dishes out a tremendous beating on Myers. A most exciting match, it ended at the beginning of the 3rd round. TKO.

Charles "Crazy Horse" Bennett vs. Rob Irizarry
In an amazing match, Crazy Horse takes the win at 1:43 of Round 3. Rob was fully mounted and had to tap due to Crazy Horse’s pounding strikes. Rob, at one point had Crazy Horse in an armbar but Crazy Horse picked up Rob and slammed him down….hard!! Crazy’s strength isunbelievable!

John Hosegood vs. Chris Williams
John takes the win at :53 seconds of Round 1 with a guillotine choke.

Alex Galuzian vs. Larry Breazeale
Galuzian wins at 1:00 of round 2 by KO.

Todd Carney vs. Ariftioef Brito
Todd wins this very much anticipated match. Both fighters are known for their superb striking abilities and they didn’t dissapoint fans as they traded heavy shots and went toe to toe! Todd landed 2 solid knees that knocked Brito out momentarily. Todd mounted him and as Brito came to, Todd delivered solid shots that KO’d Brito! As Brito was being helped up, someone from the crowd yelled something to the effect of "You got knocked the F**k out!" Brito, believing it was Carney who yelled it, tried to go after him and had to be physically restrained! What a fight!!

James Crunkilton vs. Daniel Wade
This was the best fight of the night!! Crunkilton wins by unanimous decision after an all out war! During the course of the fight, James floored Wade on 3 different occasions. Wade received 3 standing-8 counts but showed a tremendous amount of heart and continued.

Rich "Cleat" Crunkilton vs. Zviad Abuseridze
In the Main Event, Cleat faced 4-time World Freestyle Wrestling Champion Zviad Abuseridze. Cleat frustrated Zviad as he stopped 5 of Zviad’s shots with sprawls and knees. At one point, Zviad was so frustrated that he picked up Crunkilton and threw him out of the ring!!! Luckily, Jamie Levine was there to catch him, preventing any serious injury. An infuriated Cleat stormed into the ring and traded shots with Zviad. Zviad once again tried to throw Cleat out of the ring when Cleat had an armbar. Eventually, Crunkilton sunk in a triangle at 1:17 of round 2 forcing Zviad to tap.

Roberto Martinez
Promotions Associate
World Extreme Fighting


From the event’s promoter:


The Dungal Submission Grappling Championships
Quick results

March 17,2001 – Houston, Texas
Bushi Ban Self Defense Academy
By Lee Coates

Submission Wrestling Grand Championship Finals
Semi-final
Kevin Rouse def. Sam Guerra – ankle lock – 1:05
Finals
Kevin Rouse def. Anthony McMillan – Neck crank/choke – 13:22

Women’s Absolute Submission Wrestling Finals
Finals
Debra Bly def. Andrea Grishman – side choke – 0:40

Men’s Absolute Submission Wrestling

Finals
George Paz def. Rich Clementi – decision in overtime

Free Fighting Grand Championship

Quarterfinals
Edwin Allseitz def. Brian Lawyer – rear choke – 6:26
Juan Guitierrez def. Jarrett Simpson – keylock – 3:42
Semifinals
Allsietz def. Guitierrez – rear choke – 2:15
Clementi def. Jeremy Jimenez – arm-bar – 2:15
Final
Clementi def. Allsietz – chicken wing from guard – 3:36
Crowned 2001 Dungal Champion

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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