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Monday, Oct 10, 2005

New Fsn/pride Fighting Episode Premieres This Weekend!


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NEW FSN/PRIDE FIGHTING EPISODE PREMIERES THIS WEEKEND!
New Episode Premieres Sunday, October 16th at 9:00 PM Local Time


LOS ANGELES, California — A new episode of PRIDE FIGHTING’S FSN series will premiere this Sunday, October 16th at 9:00 pm local time.

Hosted by Jay Glazer and Bas Rutten, "The PRIDE Fighting Championships" program looks back at some of the most exciting fights in PRIDE’S history. Included in this upcoming episode are such PRIDE Fighting stars as Kazushi Sakuraba, Ken Shamrock, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Fedor and Aleksander Emelianenko, James "The Colossus" Thompson, and Kevin "The Monster" Randleman. *

FSN reaches more than 81 million homes through its network of 20 regional sports channels. FSN, based in Los Angeles, serves as the cable TV home to 62 of the 82 MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States, and produces over 4,500 live events each year. In addition to home team games, FSN telecasts a wide variety of national sports events and programming, including Best Damn Sports Show Period and Beyond the Glory. For the latest up-to-the-minute sports news and opinions, visit the FOX Sports/FSN website at www.FoxSports.com.


Match ups and fighters subject to change.


From the event’s promoter:


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Heavyweights Roberts and Hamanaka Anchor Team Japan at November 5th’s MFC 5: USA vs. Japan

Six years ago, Englishman Alex Roberts traveled to Japan in search of the traditional fighting arts, and on November 5th, the heavyweight prospect will proudly represent the Land of the Rising Sun as part of Mixed Fighting Championship 5: USA vs. Japan live from the Trump Tal Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Roberts will be one of ten world-class athletes set to clash with a ready team of American counterparts– all in MFC’s continued efforts to bring its unique brand of international crossover competition to American soil.

"To represent Japan is a bit of an honor," says the 29-year-old Kujuken Kaikan kickboxer and # 4 ranked Pancrase veteran who now calls the country known for its rich martial arts history his home, "but a fight’s a fight." And what a fight it will be: 6’4′, 240-pound Roberts is set to square-off against Renzo Gracie purple belt and recent Team Quest addition Jay White.

In the main event, light heavyweight Kazuhiro Hamanaka makes his U.S. debut head-to-head against American Top Team’s Wilson Gouveia. Training out of the famed Takada dojo, Hamanaka touts a PRIDE victory over jiu-jitsu standout Nino Schembri in his steady rise through the Japanese ranks. Equipped to wage war both standing and on the ground, heavy hitting opponent Gouveia will certainly be a challenge.

Also on the card, Philadelphia’s Fight Factory phenom Eddie Alvarez steps back into the MFC ring to continue his succession of damaging dominance. In his last two MFC appearances, Alvarez has brutally dispatched Japan’s Seichi Ikemoto and Russia’s Danila Veselov with his fast hands and superior showmanship. Battling it out for three rounds with lightweight star Rich Clementi at MFC 3, Daisake "13" Hanawaza will look to put an end to Alvarez’s reign in the ring. Is he up for the task?

Get in on the east coast’s fastest growing MMA event! Tickets are available now and can be purchased directly through the Taj Mahal Box Office (609-449-5150) and through all Ticketmaster locations (1-800-736-1420 or on line at http://www.ticketmaster.com) Check back at mfcsport.com for the latest in news, videos, and pictures.



Rumble on the Rock 8: "Showdown in Maui" Results
Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
October 7, 2005

There was still a long line to enter the Civic Center at almost fight time, but everyone squeezed in and packed the house to support their local Maui fighters. This was Rumble’s first event on the island of Maui and they utilized the services of local promoter Bradda Kamanse to help things run smooth. The night had a number of great fights which both fighters constantly fighting for dominance in the fight. The Rob Villapando-Shane Nelson fight along with the Paco Woods-Lorrin Ishimine fight went back and forth with each fighter getting the edge only to lose it and fight to regain it. Mike Aina gets better with every fight, not only using good strategy but executing it with perfection. The contrast of Kendall Grove’s ground work versus Jay Carter’s stand up skills made for an interesting fight with one tactical error by Carter costing him the match. The Scott Junk-Bobby Hoffman fight never took place because Hoffman pulled out at the last minute, but it made for an interesting situation when Junk tried to coax Hoffman back into the fight. This escalated into Junk giving Hoffman a push in the cage and both fighters trying to go after each other in and out of the cage. The main event could not have capped off the night any better. The King of the Cage Champion, Lloyd "Kadillac" Marshbanks took on Hawaii’s own Wes "Cabbage" Correira. Kadillac showed off incredible agility for a man his size, reversing positions and flowing on the ground. Cabbage looked revitalized from his last fight. He looked in good shape, moved really well on the ground and showed an improved sprawl that he tested to its limit with Kadillac’s great wrestling. Kadillac landed some huge blows, almost every one of them looked to land on Cabbage’s chin, staggering the big man back, but Cabbage showed that he can not only give, but he can take big punches. Cabbage landed a well place knee to Kadillac that turned the whole fight around. Cabbage landed a few big punches of his own, sprawled on a Kadillac shot and continued unloading on him until Kadillac fell to the canvas. Rumble’s Maui debut was a huge success and marked a statewide expansion of Rumble On The Rock’s event. The next Rumble scheduled for November 19th on Oahu promises to be the best ever with a huge announcement coming very soon.

William Armstrong (808 Fight Factory) drew Jeremy Paet (Native Action Fight Team)
Majority Draw [(20-19), (19-19), (19-19)] after 2 rounds.

Kawika Ferriera (BJ Penn’s MMA) drew Kevin Agliam (Native Action Fight Team)
Majority Draw [(20-19), (19-19), (19-19)] after 2 rounds.

Brandon Visher (Maui Full Contact Fighting) def. Jumar Dumalao (808 Fight Factory)
TKO due to injury (knee) at 1:47 into R1.

Kirk Wahyick (BJ Penn’s MMA) def. Gene Gregor
Submission via rear naked choke at 3:45 into R1.

Rob Villapando (808 Fight Factory) def. "Sugar" Shane Nelson (BJ Penn’s MMA)
Majority decision [(20-18), (20-18), (19-19)] after 2 rounds.

Mike Aina (BJ Penn’s MMA/Team MADD) def. Albert Rios (228th Street Gym)
Unanimous decision [(20-18), (20-18), (20-18)] after 2 rounds.

Paco Woods (BJ Penn’s MMA) def. Lorrin Ishimine (Maui Full Contact Fighting)
Majority decision [(19-19), (20-19), (20-19)] after 2 rounds.

Kendall Groves (Cobra Kai) def. Jay Carter (BJ Penn’s MMA)
Submission via triangle choke at 3:25 into R1.

Scott Junk (BJ Penn’s MMA) vs. Bobby Hoffman (Shark Tank)
Never took place because Hoffman pulled out at the last minute. Both fighters were brought into the ring to announce what happened and Junk called out Hoffman. Junk even pushed Hoffman and the fight almost took place right there. Both fighters had to be held back and settled down.

Wes "Cabbage" Correira (BJ Penn’s MMA) def. Lloyd "Kadillac" Marshbanks
TKO via referee stoppage at 3:16 into R1.


From the event’s promoter:


Black, Clementi return at Extreme Challenge 64

      OSCEOLA, Iowa — They left the sport for different reasons, but Jason Black and Rich Clementi will make their return on the same night… both looking to win Extreme Challenge championships.
      Black, who owns the sport’s best record at 18-0-1, retired from the sport after beating Keith Wisniewski on Aug. 7, 2004. After getting married and starting a family, Black admits to missing the sport and returns to face Kyle Jensen (32-8) of River Falls, Minn., for the EC welterweight championship.
      Clementi (23-9) has been out for 8 months after suffering ACL and MCL tears in his knee during a fight in New Jersey. Clementi, a veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, went on to win his fifth in a row, but is just now getting back in the ring. He will face Chris Mickle (12-3-2) of Des Moines for the EC lightweight championship.
      Extreme Challenge 64 is scheduled Oct. 15 at Terrible’s Lakeside Casino. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first bout at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 877-477-5253 ext. 259 or they can be purchased online at www.iowatix.com.
      In a feature bout, UFC veteran Josh Neer (14-2-1) takes on Nick Thompson (20-8-1) in a tough welterweight battle. Neer is coming off an impressive win over Forrest Petz in Las Vegas, while Thompson just won an 8-man tournament in Mississippi.
      In a bout to decide the top contender for the lightweight division, Sean Wilson (9-4) takes on John Strawn (28-6)… and local favorites Victor Moreno, John Halverson and Brandon Anderson are also competing.
      Matt Hughes, the current UFC welterweight champion, and Jens Pulver, the former UFC lightweight champion, will be on hand signing autographs.

Extreme Challenge 64
Saturday, Oct. 15, 7 PM * Terrible’s Lakeside Casino, Osceola, Iowa

Kyle Jensen (32-8) vs. Jason Black (18-0-1)
Ex. Challenge welterweight title

Rich Clementi (23-9) vs. Chris Mickle (12-3-2)
Ex. Challenge lightweight title

Nick Thompson (20-8-1) vs. Josh Neer (14-2-1)

Sean Wilson (9-4) vs. John Strawn (28-6)
Lightweight No. 1 contender bout

Sean Huffman (6-5) vs. John Halverson (9-2)

Darin Brudigan (5-4) vs. Victor Moreno (13-4)

Dustin Mlynarik (3-4) vs. Rory Markham (6-1)

Branden Anderson (1-0) vs. Nick Brown (2-1)

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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