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Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002

Pride-22 Card Finalized


From DSE/Pride:


Pride-22 Card Finalized

  • *Heath Herring Vs. Kotchkine Iouri
  • *Kevin Randleman Vs. Michiyoshi Ohara
  • *Igor Vovchanchyn Vs. Quinton Jackson
  • *Akira Shoji Vs. Paulo Filho
  • Alexander Otsuka Vs. Anderson Silva
  • Guy Mezger Vs. Norihisa Yamamoto
  • Shungo Oyama Vs. Ryan Gracie
  • Mario Sperry Vs. Andrei Kopylov



Clark vs. Ouimet
SuperBrawl Presents: UCC Hawaii
Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii
September 17, 2002
By Chris Onzuka – Chris@onzuka.com

Stephane Patry’s UCC is one of the fastest growing and well-run MMA events. Patry filled his first few shows with some up and coming Canadian fighters. After gaining some hard-earned experience, Patry introduced a tough challenge to the Canadian fighters by bringing in members of Team Extreme. Monte Cox’s team of fighters primarily hail from Pat Miletich’s school. Team Extreme has secured a foothold in the UCC by either gaining UCC titles or by earning the right to be next in line to fight the UCC champion for the title. This not being enough for Patry, he brought his show to Hawaii with the help of Monte Cox and SuperBrawl promoter, T. Jay Thompson. They have put together a fight card that could have been dubbed: "Team Hawaii versus Team Canada." Some of the best Hawaiian fighters were pitted against some of the best Canadian fighters. The celebrities that were in the house were professional wrestler, The Rock, former boxing champ, Jesus Salud, former UFC Lightweight Champion, Jens Pulver and the man in charge of the action, this time as the referee, was none other than UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt Hughes. There was a lot of action, some impressive knockouts and a couple of upsets. Ivan Menjivar showed Hawaii fans why you don’t blink during a match as he performed a textbook German suplex on Jay R. Palmer, all but knocking him out. Potvin pulled off the upset of the night by submitting Ron Jhun after a being able to gain good position at times, but paying for it by Jhun unloading on him for two rounds. Potvin stuck it out and seized an opportunity by rolling into a knee bar and then transitioning to a toehold, submitting Jhun. What happens when you put two MMA fighters that are primarily boxers in the ring together? Exactly what you would expect, a war. Laverne Clark and Donald Ouimet threw some huge punches at each other. After the dust settled Clark’s takedowns and higher landing percentage won him the match. I read that Rich Franklin is the next rising star, but I had never seen him fight. After seeing him fight at this show, I understand why people are talking about him.
Franklin vs. Rea
Franklin can do it all, punch, kick, clinch fight and take down. Anthony Rea made Franklin use his whole arsenal and looked to have the upper hand until Franklin stood his ground and unloaded a punch-kneeing combination from hell, knocking Rea to the canvas. The final match of the night brought together two fighters known for their strong BJJ ground games, but it would be Jeff Curran’s superior striking that would bring him victory as his accumulated right hands took its toll and eventually knocked out Baret Yoshida. Right after the match, Relson Gracie stood up in Jeff Curran’s corner and taunted Yoshida in what can only be described as distasteful. The Grappling Unlimited students exchanged words with Gracie and Gracie had to be escorted off the ring apron. This show of unsportsman-like conduct left a black mark on a great show. The team of Patry, Thompson and Cox put together a solid, evenly match card that had a lot of action and kept you on the edge of your seats.

Light Heavyweight Challenge
Yan Pellerin def. Mike Malone
Submission via rear naked choke at 1:36 into round 1

Middleweight Challenge
Kolo Koka def. "Pain" Peters
Unanimous decision after 2 Rounds

Welterweight Challenge
Ivan Menjivar def. Jay R. Palmer
TKO due to German suplex (belly to back suplex) at 1:03 into round 1

Heavyweight Challenge
Kerry ‘Meat Truck’ Schall def. Kumu Cambra
Submission via heel hook at 2:48 into round 1

Middleweight Challenge
Stephan Potvin def. Ron ‘The Machine Gun’ Jhun
Submission via toehold at 3:18 into round 3

Welterweight Challenge
Laverne Clark def. Donald Ouimet.
Unanimous decision after 2 Rounds

Light Heavyweight Challenge
Falaniko Vitale def. Pasquel Gossett
Submission via arm bar from the guard at 2:00 into round 1

Light Heavyweight Challenge
Rich Franklin def. Anthony Rea
KO at 2:46 into round 1

Super Lightweight Challenge
Jeff Curran def. Baret Yoshida
KO at 2:08 into round 2


From John Petrilli (RITC):


RITC 39 – Bring It!!!
Dewees vs. Adkins (UFC Veteran)
Riggs vs. "A-Dawg"


The excitement generated by Rage in the Cage 38 is just subsiding and we’re gearing up for another great show. Two very interesting Main Event fights and a Super Fight will highlight RITC 39.

One of Arizona’s most active and most popular fighters, Edwin Dewees, will be featured in one Main Event fight for RITC 39. Edwin, in just over 2 years, has posted a 23 – 4 record in RITC bouts. A special thanks to Edwin for stepping up to accept this huge challenge in front on his hometown fans.

Sam Adkins is a Wrestler/Boxer. He has appeared in the UFC on three occasions. Prior to his UFC 8 debut, Adkins had amassed an amateur wrestling record of 83 – 1, an amateur boxing record of 54 – 12 and a pro boxing record or 6-7. He was a National Golden Gloves silver medalist and formerly served as a sparring partner for both Tommy Morrison and Riddick Bowe. Sam has fought many notable MMA heavyweights, including Ken Shamrock, Don Frye, Dan Severn, Tank Abbott, Bobby Hoffman, Gan McGee and Travis Fulton.

Sam Adkins is a very experienced fighter who will provide a stern test for local favorite Edwin Dewees. It should be a "war" that you won’t want to miss.

Joseph Riggs just turned 20 years old. He’s a Wrestler/Boxer. He’s a two-time State Wrestling Champion and an Arizona Golden Gloves Champion. In his first year of MMA competition he has posted a 6-1 record over quality opponents including two UFC veterans.

Former #1 ranked RITC Heavyweight, Allan Sullivan is coming out of "semi-retirement" to challenge the current RITC Heavyweight Champ. "A-Dawg" has posted a 5 – 3 record against UFC veterans and a 9 – 2 record in RITC matches. He’s looking to regain the top spot in the RITC Heavyweight Division.

With a combined weight of nearly 700 pounds, the Cory Timmerman / Justin Lyon fight in RITC 38 turned out to be a real crowd pleaser. Cory stopped Justin’s three fight win streak with an arm bar submission victory late into round 2. Justin asked for a rematch and since the fans loved their first encounter, we’ll do it again at RITC 39.

These intriguing fights along with a strong supporting card will make for another exciting evening of RITC fights. We’re going to work hard on the rest of the card right up until fight time to provide the best available action for our loyal RITC fans.

Kevin Christopher’s Team Bad Boy USA, from San Diego, will be "invading" Phoenix to showcase some top new talent.

Matt Asher’s Combat Team, from Casa Grande Arizona, will be back in full force. The Asher Team, along with their huge contingent of supporters, have made a phenomenal impact on RITC over the past year.

The always popular fighters from Leininger Dojo will be back for more action as well.

Double Main Event:

Edwin "Babyface" Dewees
vs.
Sam "The Experience" Adkins

Joseph "Diesel" Riggs
vs.
Allan "A-Dawg" Sullivan

Super Fight:

Cory "Tugboat" Timmerman (305 lbs)
vs.
Justin "Big Dawg" Lyon (375 lbs)

There will be 12 fights (the Arizona Commission Limit).

Fight Card subject to change.

Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, October 19, 2002
Doors Open: 6 PM, Fight Time: 8 PM

General Admission Tickets still only $20 !!!

Tickets $20 (rows 14-25), $30 (rows 4-13) and $40 (rows 1-3)

Tickets for RITC available at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office (602-267-1600) or at Ticketmaster (480-784-4444).

Please visit www.rageinthecage.com or call 480-446-8127 for more information.


From the event’s promoter:


Danger Zone
Fight Night V The Evolution
Results Sept. 15, 2002


This was a full night of mixed martial arts and tough guy style fights for the Ft. Wayne fight fans. Look for the Fight Night VI to return to Ft. Wayne the second weekend in November.

We would like to thank the referrees for the evenings event Fred Rodriguez and Brian Densberger, and our judges Jerry Rouch, Dave Hart and Kerry Dulin. A special thanks to our sponsors Amerisuites and La Margarita Restaurant.

Pro Mixed Martial Arts Fights:
Nate McCabe vs. Dan Swift Winner Swift Round 1 Arm Bar
Pat Heidenreich vs. Ian Armstroung Winner Round 1 Arm Bar

Tough guy style fights::
Sam Fisher vs. Troy Wissler Winner Fisher 2nd round TKO.
Robbie Wealpar vs. Bobby Rose Winner Wealpar injury to knee.
Sam Fisher vs. Nathan Delacruz Winner Fisher Ref Stoppage.

Mixed Martial Arts Fight Results::

Single Bouts::
Dave Morris vs. Chris Kruit Winner Morris Ref Stoppage Round 1.
Bryan Densberger vs. Mike Rooney Winner Densberger Heel Hook Round 1
Chris Herring vs. Dan Lamping Winner Herring Round 1 ref stoppage
Doug Saur vs. Aaron Miller Miller Round 1 Arm Lock

Amateur Tournaments::

135-145 lb.
Johnny Black vs. Eric Perez Winner Perez Round 1 strikes
Eric Perez vs. Craig Williamson Winner Perez Injury
Tournament Champion Eric Perez

160-170 lb.
Shane Barnaby vs. John Valenti III Winner Valenti III TKO Round 1
John Valenti vs. Ken Heaton Winner Heaton Rear Naked Choke
Bryan Skipo vs. Mike Rooney Winner Rooney Heel Hook Round 1
Mike Rooney vs. Ken Heaton Winner Rooney Arm bar Round 1
Champion Mike Rooney

171-180 lb.
Seymour vs. Josh Turoczy Winner Turoczy Round 2 TKO knees
Josh Turoczy vs. Kurt Illeman Winner Illeman 3:20 Round 1 Heel Hook
Tournament Champion Kurt Illeman

Exhibition grappling match:
MJ Densberger vs. Dustin Blaskie Winner Blaskie Round 1 guillotine

Contact Becky Levi at dzmatchmaker@yahoo.com to compete in future events.


From the event’s promoter:


Ring of Fury – This Saturday!
Lowell, Mass – September 21st, 2002
Buy Tickets Now to ROF2


Be there for the RING of FURY 2 event at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA (capacity 8000) on Saturday, September 21, 2002. Brought to you by Indiana’s HOOKnSHOOT and USMMA.

The main event will feature local hero and USMMA Light heavyweight Champion Jorge Rivera, who is known for his aggressive, explosive stand up style, fights for the coveted HOOKnSHOOT Light heavyweight Title against current HnS Champion Travis Lutter. This battle will be closely watched by all martial arts fans, as this marks only the second time in the history of HOOKnSHOOT that the coveted HnS belt has been disputed outside of Indiana. Lutter, a fierce competitor with a Black Belt from Carlos Machado and extensive MMA training with Guy Mezger and the Dallas LION’S DEN, is a champion who is always looking to challenge himself. Going to New England, to fight the local hero in his home arena for his first title defense may be a tall order for some, but don’t look for Lutter to flinch! Expect a war!

In another eagerly anticipated match, dangerous Nuri Shakir takes on UFC veteran Steve Berger, for the USMMA Title at 170 lbs. Shakir took out Berger’s team mate Todd Fox at ROF 1, now the title is on the line against Berger – one of mixed martial arts most seasoned fighters!

The show will also feature two additional USMMA titles on the line (TO BE ANNOUNCED), plus TEAM ELITE star and USMMA Middleweight Champion Keith Rockel in non-title action!

Tickets for the event are on sale now at the Tsongas Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations or charge by phone at 617.931.2000. www.ticketmaster.com For TICKETMASTER on the web! Group discounts are available by calling Joanne at 978-848-6906.

Card Subject To Change

  • (205 lbs): Jorge Rivera (Team Elite, Clinton, MA) vs. Travis Lutter (Lion’s Den, Dallas, TX.)
  • (170 lbs): Nuri Shakir (Nashua, NH) vs. Steve Berger (Rodrigo Vaghi JJ, St Louis, MO)
  • (265 lbs): Ben Rothwell vs. Jonathan Ivey
  • (185 lbs): Keith Rockel (Team Elite, Clinton, MA) vs. Todd Carney (Freelance, Moundsville, WV)
  • (185 lbs): Jim de Sousa (Team Elite, Clinton, MA) vs. Jason Rigsby (Ottawa Nautilus, Ottawa, IL.)
  • (205 lbs): Rich O’Connor (Boston BJJ, Boston, MA.) vs. Tom Jones (Lion’s Den, Tulsa, OK.)
  • (170 lbs): Mike Littlefield (Norton, MA) vs. Jeremy Bennett (Freelance, Pittsburgh, PA.)
  • (170 lbs): Matt Lee (Team Elite, Clinton, MA) vs. Keith Wisniewski (Polish Connection, Portage, IN.)
  • (265 lbs): Joe Nye (Whitman, MA.) vs. Soloman Hutcherson

Don’t miss the action! SATURDAY September 21, 2002!

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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