King Of The Cage 7 Quick Results
King of the Cage 7 Quick Results
Soboba Casino San Jacinto, Calif.
February 24, 2001
By Josh Gross
After a brief road trip to Michigan, the King of the Cage returned home only to be greeted by a wet and dreary Southern California night. Despite the downpour, upwards of 5,000 ticket holders came out to witness one of the most unique nights of mixed martial arts action ever. Rain plagued much of the event playing havoc with the fighters, octagon and production. The action in the ring resembled something you’d see in a slip and slide commercial but, as per usual, the KOTC crew put on a fine show and solid fight card.
[Photo of Mezger vs. Otsuka by Bryan Bazilauskas]
King of the Cage Heavyweight World Championship:
King of the Cage Middleweight World Championship:
Pete Williams defeats Rick Lee Mathis. Mathis didn’t answer the bell for round two and threw in the towel.
Jeremy Williams defeats Yves Edwards by split decision.
Guy Mezger defeats Alexander Otsuka by doctor stoppage because of a cut in round two.
Rafiel Torre defeats Ioka Tauanuu by knee-bar 1:56 of round one.
Alex Andrade defeats Yusuke Imamura by tap out from punches 2:46 of round one.
Marvin Eastman defeats Floyd Sword by split decision.
Jason Flynn defeats Dean Lister by split decision.
Tony Galindo draws with Reggie Cardiel.
Toshi Oyama defeats Mike Bourke by knockout 0:17 of round one.
Victor Hunsaker defeats Kevin Hogan by arm-bar 4:36 of round one.
Tony Heucias defeats Alex Rikard. Rikard didn’t answer the bell for round two and threw on the towel.
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NEW JERSEY ATHLETIC COMMISSIONER LARRY HAZZARD
ISSUES CALL FOR MEETING OF ALL U.S. MIXED MARTIAL ARTS PROMOTERS
by Eddie Goldman, "No Holds Barred," eYada.com
ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY — We just may be seeing the first rays of the final light at the end of the tunnel in the protracted battle to get the sport of mixed martial arts fully sanctioned and legalized.
In his address to the UFC XXX Fighters and Managers Meeting on Thursday, February 22, Larry Hazzard, commissioner of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, one of the most highly regarded athletic commissions, told all those assembled, "You have arrived as a legitimate sporting enterprise." After reminding everyone that back in November he had said he would see how the mixed martial arts events went in New Jersey, and then summon the promoters to a meeting to hammer out a common set of rules to govern the sport, he said that the time has now arrived to have this meeting to develop a refined and consolidated set of rules and regulations.
Thus, he has issued a call to all mixed martial arts promoters in the United States to come together, at a date and time likely in early April, and a place to be determined, to accomplish this task. The results of this meeting would be made known to all the other athletic commissions, including their joint body, the Association of Boxing Commissions. Already Lorenzo Fertitta of the UFC and Paul Smith of the IFC have publicly supported this call.
In an exclusive interview with Commissioner Hazzard, which will be played on my "No Holds Barred" show on eYada.com this Monday, February 26, he also stressed that unity among the promoters is essential at this time. To facilitate this historic initiative, I am working with him to help put together a list of all the mixed martial arts promoters in the US so that they can be fully informed about this meeting. While I have most of these contacts, I am asking that ALL mixed martial arts promoters in the USA send me their official contact information, including phone number, fax number, e-mail address, mailing address, and web site, so that I can forward them to Commissioner Hazzard. Please e-mail this information to: email@example.com, or phone me at (212) 863-1190. Thanks, and keep up the good fight!
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THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 2:
by Eddie Goldman
UFC XXX is in the books, capping off one of the biggest weekends in mixed martial arts history. We will be providing you coverage of the many fights that just took place, and more this week, including a number of live and taped interviews to offer you a chance to talk to the fighters themselves, as well as to get their on-the-spot immediate postfight reactions.
We also are covering closely a major story: the call by Larry Hazzard, commissioner of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, to all mixed martial arts promoters in the United States to come together to a meeting to develop a common, refined, and consolidated set of rules and regulations to govern the sport of mixed martial arts.
The taped interviews throughout the course of this week include comments by Commissioner Hazzard, as well as UFC fighters Fabiano Iha, Pedro Rizzo and his trainer Roberto Leitao, Elvis Sinosic, Kevin Randleman, and Phil Baroni. We also will play taped interviews from Saturday’s Vengeance at the Vanderbilt kickboxing and grappling event in Plainview, New York, with mixed martial artists Matt Serra, Renzo Gracie, and John Weidler, and rising star kickboxer Tim Lane
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Monday, February 26 — We’re back live in New York, and as usual will open the week with a bang. We have a report from this past Friday’s UFC XXX and an evaluation of the "new UFC," as well as an analysis of this past Saturday’s King of the Cage 7 from mixed martial arts journalist Jeff Thaler, who attended that event. We also will play the interview with Larry Hazzard, commissioner of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, where he discusses his call to all mixed martial arts promoters in the United States to come together to a meeting to develop a common, refined, and consolidated set of rules and regulations to govern the sport of mixed martial arts. And Doug Fischer of Houseofboxing.com also joins us with his regular weekly analysis of the latest in the world of the "Sweet Science," including a preview of Saturday’s Evander Holyfield-John Ruiz fight, as well as a recap of this past Saturday’s Roy Jones, Jr. fight in Tampa.
Tuesday, February 27 — Mixed martial arts fighter Romie Aram scored an upset last week at the Gladiator’s Challenge when he defeated Jerry Bohlander of the Lions Den. Today we speak with Romie. And never at a loss for words is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts fighter Wallid Ismail, who will share with us his plans and his thoughts on the world of combat sports.
Wednesday, February 28 — You may have seen Dr. Margaret Goodman ringside at many boxing events in Nevada. That is because she is a ringside physician for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, as well as its neurological consultant. Today she discusses a new project, the issuing of a manual on training and fighters’ rights, that the commission will soon publish, a document Dr. Goodman says will be valuable not only to boxers, but mixed martial artists also. And Kid Peligro, the griot of grappling for the Abu Dhabi Combat Club news page, has just returned from the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Today he discusses preparations for the 2001 Submission Wrestling World Championships, to be held April 11-13, as well as this coming weekend’s first annual Arnold World Gracie Submission Championships in Columbus, Ohio, part of the annual Arnold Fitness Weekend.
Thursday, March 1 — Will Mark Coleman return to action in Pride or the UFC? We may find out today, as the former UFC heavyweight champion and current Pride Grand Prix champion talks with us.
Friday, March 2 — It may not be listed on your calendar, but we have dubbed today "UFC Champions Day." Joining us will be UFC middleweight champion Tito Ortiz, who successfully defended his title with a stunning defeat of Evan Tanner at UFC XXX, and new UFC bantamweight champion Jens Pulver, who became the first fighter to hold that title with a decision over Kaoru Uno.