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Thursday, Jun 07, 2001

Meca World Vale Tudo Update!



MECA World Vale Tudo Update!
By Eduardo Alonso

      Today I arrived here in Curitiba to cover the 5th edition of the MECA World Vale Tudo. The MECA official weigh-in and the rules conference were held today. A large number of Brazilian MMA stars were in attendance. Brazilian Top Team Members Allan Goes, and Murilo Bustamente are here to coach their students Marcelo "Bocão" and Fabio Mello. All the Chute Boxe guys such as Vanderlei Silva and Rafael Cordeiro are here, with the exception of Pelé, who couldn’t attend to the conference because of personal problems. Roberto Leitão, from Ruas Vale Tudo, is also here, to coach his student Israel Albuquerque.
      The show promises to be great, and have some surprises. Long-time MMA Fighter and Brazilian Top Team member Amaury Bitetti will be the referee for the exciting night of fights. All the major MMA press from Brazil is here,
and Jorge "Jóinha" Guimarães is no exception.
      The rules meeting went smoothly, and there were no complaints about it. The weigh-ins showed fighters in great shape and ready to battle. All the fighters are ready, and of course FCF had to be here to bring you extensive
coverage of the biggest MMA event in Brazil.
      Here are the official weights for tomorrow’s card:


Fabio Mello

25 Years old,
169m 64.7KG
Brazilian Top Team – RJ
Vs.
Aritano Silva

22 years old
165m 62.9KG
Equipe Formiga – RJ

Katel

23 Years old,
180m 71,4KG
Academia Noguchi – PR
Vs.
Marcelo Bocão

28 Years old,
165m 68.1kg
Brazilian Top Team – RJ

Zinho

29 Years old,
185m 84.1KG
Equipe Miguel & Herman – SP
Vs.
Daniel Acassio

23 Years old,
177m 84.7KG
Equipe Formiga – RJ

Maldonado

21 Years old,
184m 87KG
Equipe Miguel & Herman – SP
Vs.
Alessandro Leal

24 Years old,
180m 88KG
Budokan – MG

Anderson Silva

26 Years Old,
185m 78kg
Chute Boxe – PR
Vs.
Israel Albuquerque

26 Years old,
175m 80KG
Ruas Vale Tudo – RJ

Murilo Ninja

21 Years old,
181m 85KG
Pele’s Team Chute Boxe – PR
Vs.
Sagate

24 Years old,
177m 81.7KG
Berhing – SP

Assuério Silva

26 Years old,
181M 101KG
Chute Boxe – PR
Vs.
ABA

25 Years old,
187M 114.5KG
Alexandre Nogueira – RJ


The Event promises to be nothing less than spectacular, and FCF will bring you full coverage! Wait for more updates to come soon!

From DSE USA:


Two matches for PRIDE-15

Thursday, June. 7, 2001
From TOKYO, JAPAN

Dream Stage Entertainment announces PRIDE 15 and 2 match-ups as follows:

PRIDE 15
DATE: July 29, 2001
GATE OPEN 2:00 PM
FIGHTS START 4:00 PM
PLACE: Saitama Super Arena (Ohmiya, Saitama Pref., Japan)
Announced Match-ups:

  • Renzo Gracie vs. Shungo Oyama
  • Ryan Gracie vs. Tokimitsu Ishizawa

More match-ups to be announced shortly



Renzo Gracie
Renzo Gracie
ENTRY PRIDE: 1, 2, 8, 10 &amp 13
HOMETOWN: Brazil
DOB: 3/11/1967
WEIGHT: 179 lbs.
HEIGHT: 5’11"
TITLES or AWARDS:

  • 95 World Combat Championship Winner


  • Shungo Oyama
    Shungo Oyama
    ENTRY PRIDE: 14
    HOMETOWN Tokyo, Japan
    DOB 4/11/1974
    WEIGHT 205 lbs.
    HEIGHT 5’9"
    FIGHTING HISORY:

  • ’00 All Japan Amateur Shooto Light-Heavy Weight Tournament Winner
  • ’96, ’98, ’99 & ’00 All Japan Sambo Championships Winner
  • ’98 All Japan Business Team Judo Championships Winner
  • ’96 All Japan College Judo Championship Finalist


  • Ryan Gracie
    Ryan Gracie
    ENTRY PRIDE: 10 & 12
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 8/14/1974
    WEIGHT: 185 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’9"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • Def. Tokimitsu Ishizawa in PRIDE 10


  • Tokimitsu Ishizawa
    Tokimitsu Ishizawa
    ENTRY PRIDE: 10
    HOMETOWN: Aomori-Pref., Japan
    DOB: 8/5/1968
    WEIGHT: 204 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’0"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • All Japan college free style-wrestling championship (82kg Class): Winner (’88-’90)
  • All Japan university free style-wrestling championship (82kg): Winner (’88 & ’89)
  • ’92 All Japan free style-wrestling champion ship (82kg): Finalist


  • Renzo Gracie
    Renzo Gracie
    ENTRY PRIDE: 1, 2, 8, 10 &amp 13
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 3/11/1967
    WEIGHT: 179 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’11"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • 95 World Combat Championship Winner

  • Shungo Oyama
    Shungo Oyama
    ENTRY PRIDE: 14
    HOMETOWN Tokyo, Japan
    DOB 4/11/1974
    WEIGHT 205 lbs.
    HEIGHT 5’9"
    FIGHTING HISORY:

  • ’00 All Japan Amateur Shooto Light-Heavy Weight Tournament Winner
  • ’96, ’98, ’99 & ’00 All Japan Sambo Championships Winner
  • ’98 All Japan Business Team Judo Championships Winner
  • ’96 All Japan College Judo Championship Finalist

  • Ryan Gracie
    Ryan Gracie
    ENTRY PRIDE: 10 & 12
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 8/14/1974
    WEIGHT: 185 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’9"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • Def. Tokimitsu Ishizawa in PRIDE 10

  • Tokimitsu Ishizawa
    Tokimitsu Ishizawa
    ENTRY PRIDE: 10
    HOMETOWN: Aomori-Pref., Japan
    DOB: 8/5/1968
    WEIGHT: 204 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’0"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • All Japan college free style-wrestling championship (82kg Class): Winner (’88-’90)
  • All Japan university free style-wrestling championship (82kg): Winner (’88 & ’89)
  • ’92 All Japan free style-wrestling champion ship (82kg): Finalist
  • posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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