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Thursday, Nov 22, 2001

November 23, 2001


FCF TV
This week’s episode of Full Contact Fighter TV will feature…

Highlights of the action packed UFC 34: High Voltage undercard including Frank Mir vs. Roberto Traven and Matt Lindland vs. Phil Baroni.

Highlights of Vernon "Tiger" White‘s latest fight at King of the Cage.

Also, a feature on mixed martial arts pioneer Ken Shamrock.

The show will air tonight on the Sunshine Network at 11:30PM (Eastern time).

Check with your local cable or satellite provider and your local listings.



MECA World Vale Tudo 6 News
By Eduardo Alonso

      As the year is coming to an end, the next MECA event is approaching and promoter Rudimar Fedrigo is taking care of the final details on what promises to be the best MECA event yet.
      Rudimar talked today with FCF and shared some news on the event. MECA 6 is now officially scheduled for January 26th, in the Brazilian city of Curitiba. The venue has yet to be decided, but it seems that the Circulo Militar [the venue that held the previous MECA events] won’t be among the choices.
      Rudimar also told FCF that Chute Boxe heavyweight Assuerio Silva won’t be fighting Carlos Barreto as originally planned, due to a knee injury that required surgery. Assuerio is supposed to back in about 90 days, but he will miss the MECA event.
      After this show, MECA will have an official middleweight and heavyweight champion. The heavyweight title will be decided in a fight between UFC and Pride veteran Carlos Barreto and newcomer Marcelo Souza. Souza will be replacing Assuerio Silva, and comes in with some pretty good credentials: he is a purple belt in BJJ, a brown belt in kickboxing and has some boxing and Muay Thai experience. On top all of that, he weighs 264 lbs. The middleweight belt will be decided in a bout between Chute Boxe rising star/Pride veteran Murilo Ninja Rua and Jorge Navalhada, who is also very experienced and coming from important wins in Brazilian NHB events.
      To complete the card, UFC and IVC veteran Jorge Macaco Patino will be facing a tough UFC veteran in Flavio Moura. Flavio is coming from some wins in minor NHB events around Brazil, and seems to be in the best shape of his life. Also Luiz Azeredo, the only man to beat Anderson Silva in NHB will be returning to MECA to face a Royler Gracie student. Rudimar also managed to say that he still has some surprises left for this event, we will have more details very soon! MECA 6 looks to be shaping up to be a great show, and FCF will be there to cover the action!

From DSE:


PRIDE-17 US PPV TOMORROW EVENING
Pride FC 17

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
9PM ET/ 6PM PT

Don’t miss out today’s hottest up coming star HEATH HERRING go for his first world heavyweight title against RODRIGO NOGUEIRA. Watch KAZUSHI SAKURABA try to avenge his lost to WANDERLEI SILVA in an exciting championship rematch.

Watch Champion Chaos aka PRIDE-17! Available for $24.95 at DIRECTV, DISHNETWORK and TVN.

MIDDLE WEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Wanderlei Silva

HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Heath Herring vs. Rodorigo Nogueira

FEATURED HEAVYWEIGHTS
Semmy Schilt vs. Masaaki Satake
Mario Sperry vs. Igor Vovchanchyn
Quinton Jackson vs. Yuki Ishikawa
Tom Erikson vs. Matt Skelton

MIDDLEWEIGHTS
Dan Henderson vs. Murilo Ninja
Renzo Gracie vs. Michiyoshi Ohara


From Pancrase:


New Official Pancrase Weight Divisions

This is to officially announce that Pancrase Organization has changed the current four(4) weight divisions to the following seven(7) divisions beginning with the event held on January 27th, 2002. Thank you for your understanding.


Current official weight divisions

open-weight

any weight

Heavyweight

90kg to under 100kg

Light heavyweight

80kg to under 90kg

Middleweight

under 80kg

New official weight divisions

Open-weight

any weight

Heavyweight

90kg to under 100kg

Light heavyweight

82kg to under 90kg

Middleweight

75kg to under 82kg

Welterweight

69kg to under 75kg

Lightweight

64kg to under 69kg

Featherweight

under 64kg


posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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