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Monday, Jan 08, 2001

Mixed Martial Arts Suffers A Terrible Blow


From Jeff T:


Mixed Martial Arts Suffers A Terrible Blow

Just when we believed Mixed Martial Arts has turned the corner in California, Governor Gray Davis dashed our hopes. On January 4th, the California Athletic Commission sent the following letter to the members of its Mixed Martial Arts Committee.

Lobbying efforts have already begun with the Governor’s office and the legislature. If you love Mixed Martial Arts and want to see it grow, now is the time to get involved.


From: Rob Lynch, Executive Officer

Subject: Mixed Martial Arts

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but the Governor's Office denied the Commission's funding request to regulate mixed martial arts. This denied funding request automatically forced the Office of Administrative Law to disapprove both the proposed amateur and professional mixed martial arts regulations. The Governor's office recommends that the commission seek legislation to gain an appropriation (funding) to regulate mixed martial arts. If this is the course we choose, it will require a 2/3 majority vote in the legislature. If the bill is signed by the Governor it would become effective January 1, 2002 and the commission would then have to repeat the regulatory process.

I want to make it perfectly clear that the commission supported the regulation of mixed martial arts as did the Director of Department of Consumer Affairs and the Secretary of State and Consumer Service Agency.

Thank you for your understanding and diligence.



Results from Deep2001 Japan
From Susumu Nagao

  • Vanlentin Siouljine def. Kimura – arm bar
  • Yoji Anjo drew Gia Chirragishvilli
  • Kousei Kubota drew Ryuki Ueyama
  • Kengo Watanabe def. Tachihikari – KO
  • Daisuke Ishii drew Jorge "Macaco" Patino
  • Marcelo "Tigre" def. Katsuhisa Fujii – choke (2R 2:27)
  • Paulao Fernando Filho def. Kei Yamamiya – KO (2R 0:24)
  • Ikuhisa Minowa drew Ricardo Liborio
  • Takehiro Murahama drew Royler Gracie


Susumu's shot of Royler Vs. Murahama

For more of Susumu’s pictures of the event, visit:
http://member.nifty.ne.jp/westisle/susumu/index.htm



From Ricardo Miranda:


Warriors War Superfight Added

The Kuwait Shidokan Jitsu Warriors War I will have a very special superfight before the final match.


Steve Pordie
From Holland
Kickboxer
NHB 10-2-1
Vs.
Muhssen Terkawa
From Siria
Shidokan Jitsu
Undefeated in NHB




Updated January 19th Shooto Card

B Class (2 x 5 minutes)
Tomohiro Hashi Vs. Toshimitsu Ishii (under 56kg)
Ryota Matsune Vs. Nobuyuki (under 60kg)

Eiki Kadowaki Vs. Takuto Hida (under 70kg)
Daiji Takahashi Vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (under 60)
Takaharu Murahama Vs. Yohei Nanbu (under 70kg)
Masaki Nishizawa Vs. Masataka Ohishi (under 60kg)

A Class (3 x 5 minutes)
Hisao Ikeda Vs. Katsuya Toita (under 65kg)
Tony DeDolph Vs. Ryan Bow (under 70kg)
Hiroaki Yoshioka Vs. Takeyasu Hirono (Featherweight)
Baret Yoshida Vs. Tetsuo Katsuta (under 65kg)
Akihiro Gono Vs. Ivan Salaverry (Lightheavyweight)
Naoya Uematsu Vs. Mike Cardoso (under 65kg)


From Grapplers World & Eddie Goldman:


E-mail Campaign Letter


Dear Mixed Martial Arts Supporter,

As you are well aware, most of the American public is still not entitled to the opportunity to watch mixed martial arts events on pay-per-view on cable television. Since the majority of US households rely on cable for pay-per-view events, this is a major problem. Not only are the cable companies making the decisions for us as to what we are allowed and not allowed to watch, but this censorship is also slowing down the growth of our sport by artificially denying it a critical source of revenue.

Recently Jake Rossen, a writer who covers mixed martial arts for ign.com, interviewed Joe Boyle, the public relations spokemen for In Demand, the pay-per-view network that has a virtual monopoly on pay-per-view distribution to cable television. Boyle basically said anything is possible in regards to mixed martial arts events appearing back on cable, but that In Demand has no plans of airing them. In the past, the In Demand representatives have stated that they have received numerous requests for these events. An article on our previous e-mail campaign appeared in "Multichannel News," the leading cable television trade publication.

However, the noise our community was making was not yet loud enough to make a difference. Let comments like these be a rallying cry for our cause. So, once again, we will be going after the In Demand monopoly for our right to choose.

With the tremendous safety record of the legitimate mixed martial arts promotions, the recent running of UFC and IFC shows in Atlantic City, New Jersey, under the sanctioning of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, and the adoption of rules for mixed martial arts by the California State Athletic Commission, there is simply no excuse for not giving this sport a shot!

All you have to do is write a simple message stating that you want to see mixed martial arts offered on cable on pay-per-view. With this in mind:

1. Please be polite.

2. Suggest that organizations like the UFC and IFC, which have run numerous state-sanctioned shows and have impeccable safety records, be given a chance to run trial shows, and that In Demand takes a look at the buy rates and safety standards. In the past, when UFC was still on cable, its buy rate was quite high, often surpassing that of pro wrestling.

3. Inform them of the upcoming dates of these competitions (January 19 in Atlantic City for IFC and on February 23 in Atlantic City for the UFC).

4. Let them know that these sports are now 100% legal in many US states, and that they are aired on cable in Canada by Viewers Choice Canada and Canal Indigo.

5. Inform them that In Demand, Time Warner, and AT&T are acting like monopolies, and that they have no right not to respect our right to choose.

6. Remind them that a growing number of people are dropping cable for satellite services such as DirecTV and the Dish Network which do offer mixed martial arts events.

The direct email links are as follows (In Demand needs to be hit the hardest):

In Demand Pay-Per-View -
http://www.indemand.com/
frames.asp?page=about&item=contact

AT&T Cable -
http://www.broadband.att.com/
pages/contact.html

Time Warner Cable -
http://www.timewarner.com
/corp/about/cablesys/twcable/request.html

Repeat this process as many times as possible.

Thank you for believing!
The Grapplers World Staff and Eddie Goldman, "No Holds Barred" on eYada.com


From the event’s promoter:


WARRIOR’S CHALLENGE XI
January 13, 2001

At Table Mountain Casino, Fresno, CA

Schedule of events:


Bantamweight Preliminary Fight (150s)

Matt Philips

Medford, OR
150lbs/5’8"
Freestyle
Vs.
Keith Guaglianone

Fresno, CA
150lbs/5’5"
Team Fresno
 
Lightweight Tournament (165s)
Alternate Fight

Justin Jones

Olympia, WA
165lbs/5’8"
Victory Athletics
Vs.
Johnny Torres

El Centro, CA
160lbs / 5’6"
Team Machine
 
Lightweight Tournament (165s)
Eliminator Fight I

Brian Fulton

Cedar Falls, IA
165lbs/5’9"
Team Fulton
Vs.
Nick Ertl Jr.

Orangevale, CA
165lbs/5’8"
Cesar Gracie Ju Jitsu
 
Lightweight Tournament (165s)
Eliminator Fight II

Doug Evens

Redwood City, CA
165lbs/5’8"
Gladiator’s
Vs.
Scott Bills

Venice Beach, FL
165lbs / 5’8"
Ju Jitsu
 
Light Heavyweight Challenge Fight (195s)

Allen Mollring

Sacramento, CA
195lbs / 5’11"
Tae Kwon Do/Submission
Vs.
Joey Villasenor

Farmington, NM
195lbs/6’0"
Freestyle
 
Flyweight Preliminary Fight (135s)

Caleb Mitchell

Berkley, CA
130lbs / 5’7"
Cesar Gracie Ju Jitsu
Vs.
Shane Cabalas

Aiea, HI
135lbs / 5’3"
Jesus is Lord Fight Team
 
IFC Lightweight United States
Championship Fight (165s)

IFC Lightweight
United States Champion
Antonio Mc Kee

Los Angles, CA
165lbs / 5’8"
Combat Grappling
Vs.
PKA Champion
WPKO Champion
Victor Estrada

Wenatcate, WA
160lbs/5’4"
Victory Athletics
 
Lightweight Tournament
Championship Fight

Winner Lightweight Fight I

Vs.
Winner Lightweight Fight II

 
IFC Bantamweight United States
Championship Fight (150s)

IFC Bantamweight
United States Champion
Philip Perez

Fresno, CA
150lbs / 5’7"
Team Fresno
Vs.
 
 
Kurt Marble

Blairstown, IA
150lbs/5’8"
Team Fulton
 
IFC Middleweight United States
Championship Fight (180s)

IFC Middleweight
United States Champion
Ronald "The Machinegun" Jhun

Honolulu, HI
180lbs/5’11"
Jesus is Lord Fight Team
Vs.
 
 
Jordan Klimp

Wenatcate, WA
180lbs/5’9"
Victory Athletics
WPKO Champion
 
Heavyweight Super Fight (225s)

Travis Fulton

Cedar Falls, IA
225lbs/6’0"
Team Fulton
2 X IFC Tournament Champion
UFC Veteran
Vs.
Alex Froncoi

Paris, France
210lbs/6’1"
Team Bueno
 
IFC Middleweight Americas
Championship Fight (180s)

IFC Middleweight
Americas Champion
Martin Armendarez

Concord, CA
180lbs/5’10"
Cesar Gracie Ju Jitsu
Vs.
Shonie Carter

Berwyn, IL
180lbs/5’11"
Submission Fighting
#1 Rank Middleweight Pancrase
UFC Veteran
 
Lightweight Super Fight (165s)

John Chrisostomo

Guam / Hawaii
170lbs/5’8"
Egan Inoue Grappling Unlimited
SuperBrawl 19 Tournament Champ
Vs.
Jirar Gurgel

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
165lbs/5’8"
Team Bueno
Brazilian Champion
 
IFC Light Heavyweight United States
Champion Fight (195s)

IFC Heavyweight Champion
Aaron Brink

Huntington Beach, CA
225lbs/6’3"
Mixed Martial Arts
Vs.
Rich Franklin

Cincinnati, OH
220lbs/6’1"
Freestyle
9-0 MMA
 
IFC Light Heavyweight Americas
Championship Fight (190s)

IFC Light Heavyweight
Americas Champion
David Terrell

Concord, CA
195lbs/6’0"
Cesar Gracie Ju Jitsu
Vs.
Marcos Da Silva

Fortalaza, Brazil
195lbs/5’10"
Team Bueno
3 X Brazilian Champion


Bantamweight Preliminary Fight (150s)

Matt Philips

Medford, OR
150lbs/5’8"
Freestyle
Vs.
Keith Guaglianone

Fresno, CA
150lbs/5’5"
Team Fresno
 
Lightweight Tournament (165s)
Alternate Fight

Justin Jones

Olympia, WA
165lbs/5’8"
Victory Athletics
Vs.
Johnny Torres

El Centro, CA
160lbs / 5’6"
Team Machine
 
Lightweight Tournament (165s)
Eliminator Fight I

Brian Fulton

Cedar Falls, IA
165lbs/5’9"
Team Fulton
Vs.
Nick Ertl Jr.

Orangevale, CA
165lbs/5’8"
Cesar Gracie Ju Jitsu
 
Lightweight Tournament (165s)
Eliminator Fight II

Doug Evens

Redwood City, CA
165lbs/5’8"
Gladiator’s
Vs.
Scott Bills

Venice Beach, FL
165lbs / 5’8"
Ju Jitsu
 
Light Heavyweight Challenge Fight (195s)

Allen Mollring

Sacramento, CA
195lbs / 5’11"
Tae Kwon Do/Submission
Vs.
Joey Villasenor

Farmington, NM
195lbs/6’0"
Freestyle
 
Flyweight Preliminary Fight (135s)

Caleb Mitchell

Berkley, CA
130lbs / 5’7"
Cesar Gracie Ju Jitsu
Vs.
Shane Cabalas

Aiea, HI
135lbs / 5’3"
Jesus is Lord Fight Team
 
IFC Lightweight United States
Championship Fight (165s)

IFC Lightweight
United States Champion
Antonio Mc Kee

Los Angles, CA
165lbs / 5’8"
Combat Grappling
Vs.
PKA Champion
WPKO Champion
Victor Estrada

Wenatcate, WA
160lbs/5’4"
Victory Athletics
 
Lightweight Tournament
Championship Fight

Winner Lightweight Fight I

Vs.
Winner Lightweight Fight II

 
IFC Bantamweight United States
Championship Fight (150s)

IFC Bantamweight
United States Champion
Philip Perez

Fresno, CA
150lbs / 5’7"
Team Fresno
Vs.
 
 
Kurt Marble

Blairstown, IA
150lbs/5’8"
Team Fulton
 
IFC Middleweight United States
Championship Fight (180s)

IFC Middleweight
United States Champion
Ronald "The Machinegun" Jhun

Honolulu, HI
180lbs/5’11"
Jesus is Lord Fight Team
Vs.
 
 
Jordan Klimp

Wenatcate, WA
180lbs/5’9"
Victory Athletics
WPKO Champion
 
Heavyweight Super Fight (225s)

Travis Fulton

Cedar Falls, IA
225lbs/6’0"
Team Fulton
2 X IFC Tournament Champion
UFC Veteran
Vs.
Alex Froncoi

Paris, France
210lbs/6’1"
Team Bueno
 
IFC Middleweight Americas
Championship Fight (180s)

IFC Middleweight
Americas Champion
Martin Armendarez

Concord, CA
180lbs/5’10"
Cesar Gracie Ju Jitsu
Vs.
Shonie Carter

Berwyn, IL
180lbs/5’11"
Submission Fighting
#1 Rank Middleweight Pancrase
UFC Veteran
 
Lightweight Super Fight (165s)

John Chrisostomo

Guam / Hawaii
170lbs/5’8"
Egan Inoue Grappling Unlimited
SuperBrawl 19 Tournament Champ
Vs.
Jirar Gurgel

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
165lbs/5’8"
Team Bueno
Brazilian Champion
 
IFC Light Heavyweight United States
Champion Fight (195s)

IFC Heavyweight Champion
Aaron Brink

Huntington Beach, CA
225lbs/6’3"
Mixed Martial Arts
Vs.
Rich Franklin

Cincinnati, OH
220lbs/6’1"
Freestyle
9-0 MMA
 
IFC Light Heavyweight Americas
Championship Fight (190s)

IFC Light Heavyweight
Americas Champion
David Terrell

Concord, CA
195lbs/6’0"
Cesar Gracie Ju Jitsu
Vs.
Marcos Da Silva

Fortalaza, Brazil
195lbs/5’10"
Team Bueno
3 X Brazilian Champion
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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