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Friday, Aug 12, 2005

K-1 “mayhem At The Mirage:”the Official Weigh-ins



K-1 "Mayhem At The Mirage:"
The Official Weigh-Ins

By Michael Afromowitz
muaythaimes@aol.com

Former world heavyweight boxing champion, Francois "The White Buffalo" Botha and his scheduled "Mayhem At The Mirage" K-1 Superfight opponent, "Mighty Mo" Siligia, tipped the scales at 253 pounds and 273 pounds, respectively, during the official event weigh-ins at the Mirage Hotel and Casino on Friday, August 12th. Three-time K-1 tournament champion, Michael McDonald, the odds favorite to win tomorrow’s eight-man, single-elimination tournament, came in at 213 pounds.

Below is a look at how each of the "Mayhem At The Mirage" competitors weighed in. The fighters are paired with their respective opponents.

Tournament Fighters:
Imani Lee – 327 lbs.
Jan Nortje – 297 lbs.

Michael McDonald – 213 lbs.
Azem Maksutaj – 204 lbs.

Freddy Kemayo – 223 lbs.
Ruslan Karaev – 215 lbs.

Chalid Arrab – 202 lbs.
Hiraku Hori – 227 lbs.

Tatsufumi Tomihira – 199 lbs.
Scott Lighty – 230 lbs.

Superfight Fighters:
Francois Botha – 253 lbs.
"Mighty Mo" Siligia – 273 lbs.

Duane Ludwig – 159 lbs.
Remy Bonnel – 158 lbs.

Tournament Reserve Fighters:
Rick Cheek – 252 lbs.
Mike Sheppard – 213 lbs.

Mark Selbee – 229 lbs.
Patrick Barry – 230 lbs.

Preliminary Bouts:
Elaina Maxwell – 149 lbs.
Gina Carano – 146 lbs.

LaTasha Marzolla – 127 lbs.
Jane Estioko – 125 lbs.

A limited number of tickets for "Mayhem At The Mirage" are still available and can be purchased on K-1 North America’s official website, www.k-1usa.net. Tickets are priced at $300, $200, $100, and $50, respectively.

Doors to the Mirage ballroom will open for the event tomorrow at 5 PM Pacific Standard Time. The first bout is scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM.



Lawler to Headline KOTC in Indianapolis

"Ruthless" Robbie Lawler, fresh off a knockout win over Felaniko Vitale in Super Brawl, will fight in the main event of the Sept. 17 King of the Cage event in Indianapolis.

Lawler, a multiple veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is currently being sought after by Pride, the premiere fighting organization in Japan.

KOTC Indianapolis will be held at the Central Indiana Volleyball Center, also called the Edge Sports Complex, which is located at 6002 Sunnyside Road… just east of I-465 on Pendleton Pike Rd.

The event will be mainly professional bouts with some amateur bouts… winners will be considered for a national Pay-Per-View event scheduled for November in Ohio.

For more information, contact Chas Bowling at 765 520-5555 or email Monte Cox at fiteiowa@aol.com.


From the event’s promoter:


RITC 74 – In Your Face
Saturday September 10, 2005

Pinal County – Parks, Recreation & Fairgrounds
11 MC Road
Casa Grande, Arizona
Doors Open: 6 PM, Fight Time: 7:30 PM

Tickets prices are $20 (General Admission Bleachers) and $30 (Floor Level Seating). It will be an exciting night of fighting action when Rage in the Cage returns to Casa Grande for their tenth event there. Many local fighters will be showcased to the appreciate and supportive tri-valley fans.

Here are the directions for those traveling from Phoenix or Tucson for the event:

Take I-10 to Exit 194
Head East on 287 away from CG for 7 miles
Turn right on 11 Mile Corner Rd and you’re there

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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