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Thursday, Aug 24, 2000

K-1 Star Andy Hug Dead At 35



K-1 Star Andy Hug Dead At 35

Kickboxing Champion Andy Hug died from an acute form of leukemia yesterday. Although Hug was reportedly training for the K-1 finals in December in Tokyo, his last match was in July. After the fight, he was reportedly not feeling well and sought time off, cancelling his match in the K-1 USA show earlier this month in Las Vegas. He went home to Switzerland, beset by nausea and nosebleeds. He returned to Japan and was admitted to Nippon Medical School Hospital with a high fever last Saturday. His condition deteriorated rapidly after being admitted to the hospital. He was diagnosed with leukemia and began chemotherapy treatment. Hug began having severe heart and circulation problems, followed by a cerebral hemorrhage and a lung infection, according to Swiss newspaper Blick. He reportedly went into a coma on Wednesday and passed away yesterday. Family and friends were at his bedside when he passed.

Our condolences go out to Andy Hug’s family and friends.

From the event’s promoter:



Pride Fighters Arrive In Japan

Marcio Feitosa and Ryan Gracie
Ryan Gracie arrived at Narita Airport on August 20 with Marcio Feitosa.
They were training with Renzo before leave from New Jersey.

Tokyo newspaper interviewed with Ryan at airport, Ryan said "Good Luck" to his opponent Ishizawa.

Renzo Gracie
PRIDE.10 main event fighter Renzo Gracie arrived at Narita on August 21.
Renzo was together with Rilion Gracie, Rodrigo Gracie, Claudio Coelho, and Luca Atalla.

Vitor Belfort also arrived at Narita on August 21.

And Mark Coleman came over to Japan as a cornerman for Gary Goodridge.

Everybody is excited and ready to fight.



PRIDE.10
August 27, 2000 at Seibu Dome

Main Event
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Renzo Gracie

Semi-Final
Tokimitsu Ishizawa vs. Ryan Gracie

8th Match
Ken Shamrock vs. Kazuyuki Fujita

7th Match
Satake Masaaki vs. Kazunori Murakami

6th Match
Enson Inoue vs. Igor Vovchanchyn

5th Match
Mark Kerr vs. Borisov Igor

4th Match
Gilbert Yvel vs. Gary Goodridge

3rd Match
Ricco Rodriguez vs. "Giant" Ochiai

2nd Match
Guy Mezger vs. Vanderlei Silva

1st Match
Vitor Belfort vs. Daijiro Matsui


From the event’s promoter:



Rhode Island Vale Tudo V:

The 5th installment of the Rhode Island Vale Tudo will be held on Saturday,
September 16th at a new, more modern facility in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
While the new facility is overall a much better venue, it is limited seat only 500 spectators (our prior location held 800 and we sold out) so please, if you are interested in attending, contact Joe Cuff and reserve your seats soon.

RI VALE TUDO V
When:       Saturday, September 16th, 2000

Where:       New Location in Pawtucket, RI (Manfredo’s Boxing Center)
Time:         7PM to 10PM
Contact:     Space is limited – Joe Cuff at (860) 376-3563, jcuff12@home.com or www.negrapple.com
Coverage by: Full Contact Fighter & Submission Fighter Magazine
Scouting by:   World Extreme Fighting (WEF) for upcoming shows
Cost:           $20 in advance, $25 at the door

CURRENT LINE-UP*
Jeff Williamson vs. Zack Wakeman
(Jeff will be defending his RIVT Middleweight Championship against Team Tai-Kai’s Zach Wakeman)
Shaun Wagner vs. Tim Silvia
(Shaun will be taking on Super Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia in Tim’s first title defense)
Andy Doe vs. Steve O’Brien
Ken Kronenberg vs. Bob Cathety
Kipp Kollar vs. David Salisbury
Gunnar Olsen vs. Tim Bruce
John Wiedler vs. Keith Walsh
Rage Ng vs. Vinny Paolino
Ed Carr vs. Scott Axsamit
Brad Nelson vs. Nate Buchanan
Eric Zychowski vs. Kevin Miller

*(Card is subject to Change)

DIRECTIONS:
From I-95 Heading North (Coming from CT, PA, NJ or NY):
Take exit 27 of I-95 just North of Providence, Rhode Island. Go to second set of lights, take a left (Pine Street). Follow Pine Street to the end, turn right on Goff Street. Go to 1st set of lights turn left on Dexter Street. Go to 1st intersection, take a left at Barton Street, follow to 1st right, turn right onto Pine Street, then take 1st left onto Conant Street (Gym address is 179 Conant Street) 401-726-8919.

From I-95 South (Coming from MA or NH):
Take exit 27 of I-95 just North of Providence, Rhode Island. Go to second set of lights, take a left (Pine Street). Follow Pine Street to the end, turn right on Goff Street. Go to 1st set of lights turn left on Dexter Street. Go to 1st intersection, take a left at Barton Street, follow to 1st right, turn right onto Pine Street, then take 1st left onto Conant Street (Gym address is 179 Conant Street) 401-726-8919.

We currently have 11 matches, we will have four more set up by next week.

See you there!

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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