Pride Bushido News
From Koichi "Booker K" Kawasaki:
PRIDE BUSHIDO NEWS
DSE/PRIDE announced 4 additional match-ups for PRIDE BUSHIDO today.
Mirko Cro Cop (Croatia / Cro Cop Squad Gym) vs.
Alexandre Emelianenko* (Russia/Russian Top Team) vs.
Sergey Kharitonov (Russia/Russian Top Team) vs.
Akira Shoji (Japan / AMC Pankration) vs .
During the announcement, Mr.Takada also made the following plea: "I want receive a call from somebody Japanese to want to fight Mirko, because this event’s title is BUSHIDO (Warrior’s Way/Spirit). So please contact me, I hope someone appears here in Japan."
Carlos Newton (British Virgin Islands/Warrior Martial Arts Center) vs.
Dokonjonosuke Mishima (Japan/Cobra-kai) vs.
Kazuhiro Nakamura (Japan/Yoshida Dojo) vs.
Daiju Takase (Japan / Free) vs.
Kazuhiro Hamanaka (Japan/Takada Dojo) vs.
Conrgrats Hawaiian Style!
Congratulations to FCF’s own Mike Onzuka and his lovely wife Lisa on their newest addition. On September 19, 2003 at 7:39am, Lisa gave birth to a baby boy. Caleb Kamakana Bung Kuen Mitsuyo Onzuka weighed in at 7lb 1.5oz and measured 20 inches.
The Carson Daly Experience:
Behind-The Scenes With Tito Ortiz
By Loretta Hunt
Mixed martial arts is once again on the upswing … it’s mere days before UFC 44 and the little-sport-that-could continues to garner attention on the broadcast and cable TV talk show circuit. Tonight, UFC light-heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz appears on Carson Daly’s Last Call (check local listings for airtime), where he’ll educate the MTV icon on the finer points of the sport.
Taped last Tuesday in New York City, FCF was granted a backstage pass to observe just how Ortiz and the UFC are making an impact in the mainstream media. Here are a few impressions:
From Josh Hedges/UFC/Zuffa:
TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, FOR UFC 45: REVOLUTION;
MEGA-STAR EVENT WILL BE NOV. 21 AT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA
Ultimate Fighting Championship To Mark Its 10th Anniversary With An 8-Fight, All-Star Card LIVE on Pay-Per-View
Matt Hughes, Tank Abbott, Phil Baroni, Robbie Lawler To Compete In UFC’s Return To One Of Its Most Popular Arenas in Uncasville, Conn.
LAS VEGAS, NEV., September 22, 2003….Tickets, $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, will go on sale this Saturday, September 27, at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office in Uncasville, CN, and at www.tickets.com, for Ultimate Fighting Championship 45: Revolution, an eight-fight mega-star card that will be held Friday, November 21, at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Tickets also may be ordered by telephone by calling 1-800-477-6849 or 860-862-8499. All ticket purchases are subject to transaction fees.
UFC 45: Revolution, which will celebrate the UFC’s 10th anniversary, also will be available LIVE on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. EST on iNDemand, DirecTV, Dish Network, Bell ExpressVu, TVN, Echostar and Viewers Choice Canada. The suggested retail price will be $29.95.
The all-star card will feature UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes defending his title for the fifth time, legendary heavyweight Tank Abbott meeting Hawaiian power puncher "Cabbage" Corriera, middleweight knockout artist Phil Baroni and welterweight star "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler. The entire card will be announced.
The UFC’s first fight event, UFC 1: The Beginning was held November 12, 1993, at McNichols Arena in Denver, Colo. That night, Royce Gracie defeated Gerard Gordeau in the final match with a tap out by rear naked choke at 1:42 to become the first UFC champion. Other fighters on that first card included Ken Shamrock, Kevin Rosier, Art Jimmerson, Teila Tuli, Patrick Smith, Zane Frazier, Jason DeLucia and Trent Jenkins.
From the event’s promoter:
Danger Zone News
On November 8th The Danger Zone "Fight Night" series continues at the 101 Lounge in Angola, Indiana, bell time 7 P.M.
Boxing, kickboxing, submission grappling, and mixed martial arts (MMA) matches will take place. The 180-195lb weight class will be highlighted for the MMA Division into an 8 Man Tournament. First place wins $300 and a trophy with $100 and a trophy going to the runner-up.
Fighters who wish to participate in either the tournament or in a single match simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (517) 278-4908.
We have seven weight classes starting at 135lbs and under going up on 15 lb increments. You can find our rules, time periods, and such by going to our website: www.the-dangerzone.com. Fill out an application and send it in. Make sure you designate what category you would wish to compete in (boxing, kickboxing, submission grappling, or mixed martial arts).
If you have any questions, please call (517) 278-4908 or e-mail Dan at email@example.com.