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Saturday, Dec 01, 2001

“pancrase 2001 Proof Tour”


From Pancrase:


"PANCRASE 2001 PROOF TOUR"
Saturday,December 1,2001
Yokohama Culture Gymnasium(Kanagawa,Japan)
live gate: 5,100

  • Fight#1-2X5 min rounds middleweight match-
    Satoru Kitaoka(Pancrase Tokyo) drew Hiroki Nagaoka(Rodeo Style) at full time limit

  • Fight#2-3X5 min rounds middleweight match-
    Chris Lytle(3rd ranked/U.S.A./I.F. Academy) def. Kazuo Misaki(7th ranked/Pancrase GRABAKA) by 3-0-0 unanimous judges’ decision at full time limit

  • Fight#3-2X5 min rounds light heavyweight match-
    Ikuhisa Minowa(3rd ranked/Pancrase Yokohama) def. Hiroshi Shibata(RJW/CENTRAL) by knee strike doctor stoppage TKO at 1R 2:28

  • Fight#4-Tokyo/Yokohama vs GRABAKA Team Challenge/3X5 min rounds light heavyweight match-
    Sanae Kikuta(2nd light heavyweight K.O.P./Pancrase GRABAKA) def. Daisuke Watanabe (Pancrase Yokohama) by side choke at 1R 2:14

  • Fight#5-Tokyo/Yokohama vs GRABAKA Team Challenge/3X5 min rounds light heavyweight match-
    Yuki Sasaki(8th ranked/Pancrase GRABAKA) def. Osami Shibuya(Pancrase Yokohama) by arm bar at 3R 3:42

  • Fight#6-Tokyo/Yokohama vs GRABAKA Team Challenge/3X5 min rounds light heavyweight match-
    Yuki Kondo(1st ranked/Pancrase Tokyo) def. Akihiro Gono(10th ranked/Team GRABAKA) by corner threw a towel TKO at 3R 52 sec

  • Semifinal-middleweight King of Pancrase title match/3X5 min rounds-
    Kiuma Kunioku(1st ranked/Pancrase Yokohama) def. Nathan Marquardt(1st middleweight K.O.P./U.S.A./Colorado Stars) by 2-0-1 majority judges’ decision at full time limit
    *Kunioku crowned the 2nd middleweight K.O.P.

  • Main event-Heavyweight tournament final/3X5 min rounds-
    Yoshiki Takahashi(Pancrase Tokyo) def. Katsuhisa Fujii(V-CROSS) by punch KO at 1R 1:12
    *Takahashi crowned the 1st heavyweight K.O.P.


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Warriors Quest 3: "Punishment In Paradise"
Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii – December 1, 2001
By Chris Onzuka – Chris@onzuka.com

Yueng vs. Quatch
The Warriors Quest crew tries to improve upon every event, not only with the fights, but with the fight spectacle. This time they had three giant video screens set up, laser light shows and shooting mists for the fighter entrances. The Warriors Quest Champions, Jhun and Cooper also had a very cool intro video. The judges would have an easy night as only one fight went to the regulated time limit. However elite referee and always cordial, Larry Landless had his work cut out for him, good thing he was flown in for the event. The preliminary bouts were all submissions and the main events all technical knock outs, both sets of results separated by a majority decision. It looked almost too organized for such an unpredictable sport. The Hawaii team, which consisted of mostly Jesus Is Lord team (or former JIL members), edged out the mainland team, which consisted of mostly Eugene Jackson’s Gladiators Academy members 5-4. This is probably directly attributable to fair matchmaking. Brennan Kamaka always states that he likes to make matches that both fighters have equal opportunities to win. The earlier fights seem to fly by, but the normally bloodthirsty crowd loved the David Yeung-Bao Quach fight that went to a decision. The main events held some surprises. Local star Niko Vitale seemed to be dominating Sean Gray until Gray got to his knees picked up Vitale on his back and jumped backwards. This must have knocked the wind out of Vitale and Gray took advantage of it.
Jhun Vs. Ritch
Ron Jhun, who recently came off of a very questionable referee stoppage at the WFA, proved again that he is a top gun, a machine gun that is (sorry, I just had to do that) in the 185lb division. Why isn’t the UFC calling? Jhun would make an incredible addition to that UFC’s thinly populated 185lb division. And finally, Jeremy Bennett had an interesting strategy against Bradda Cooper, which he did not exactly get to fully utilize. After being very successful defending Cooper’s punches earlier, Cooper slipped one in and staggered Bennett to the canvas. One of Bennett’s corner men, UFC vet, Eugene Jackson, thought that Bennett was knocked out and quickly reacted by throwing in the towel, calling an end to the bout. Bennett obviously did not see the towel and was surprised when referee Landless stopped the bout. Bennett was disappointed with the result but was very respectful and accepted the decision like a true competitor.

    Ostovich vs. Pace

  • Under 135 lb. Class
    Shane Cabillas (Jesus Is Lord)
    def.
    Gabe Cavazos (Gladiators Academy)
    Submission via arm bar from the guard at 2:16 R1

  • Under 140 lb. Class
    Dain Agbayani (Team Jhun
    def.
    Chad Washburn (Gladiators Academy)
    Submission via heel hook at 2:44 R1

  • Under 170 lb. Class
    Joao Pierini (Gladiators Academy)
    def.
    Nassor Lewis (HAMMA)
    Submission via rear strangle at 3:20 R1

  • Under 200 lb. Class
    Buck Greer (Gladiators Challenge Light Heavyweight Champ)
    def.
    Mike Malone (HAMMA)
    Submission via rear naked choke at 4:32 R1

  • Under 180 lb. Class
    Lucas Pace (Next Generation)
    def.
    Bob Ostovich (Jesus Is Lord)
    Submission via triangle choke 4:32 R1

  • Under 152 lb. Class
    David Yueng (HMC)
    def.
    Bao Quach (Next Generation)
    Majority Decision [(19-19), (20-18), (20-18)] after 2 rounds

  • Under 205 lb. Class
    Sean "Black Mambo" Gray (Erik Paulson)
    def.
    Falaniko Vitale (Grappling Unlimited)
    TKO, referee stoppage due to punches from the mount at 3:47 R1

  • 188 lb. Constructed Class
    Ronald "The Machine Gun" Jhun (Warriors Quest Champion, Team Jhun)
    def.
    Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch
    TKO, referee stoppage from strikes from the side position on the ground at 2:17 R1

  • 170 lb. Class
    Ray "Bradda" Cooper (Warriors Quest Champion, Jesus is Lord)

    def.
    Jeremy Bennett (Erik Paulson)
    TKO, corner (Eugene Jackson) threw in the towel after Bennett got sent to the canvas by a punch at 0:51 R1.

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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