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A Prelude to Combat
By Jim Genia
Matt Serra. Nick Serra. Ricardo Almeida. Phil Baroni. Chris Liguori. What do all these mixed martial artists have in common? They’re all UFC veterans, and they were all plucked from the ranks of Lou Neglia and Ray Longo’s fighting events! Showcasing the best in local talent, the latest installment of Ring of Combat comes to the Rexplex Sports Complex in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Saturday, December 6th – and representatives from Team Renzo Gracie, the Serra/Longo Competition Team, Team Tiger Schulmann, and Team BAMA will battle it out. Here’s a brief look at some of the fighters on the card:
Card subject to change
The event will be held Saturday, December 6, 2003 at the RexPlex Sports Complex in Elizabeth, NJ
Tickets are available at these locations:
European Vale Tudo Set to Debut with Mezger Leading the Way
By Eduardo Alonso
Proving that the sport of MMA keeps on growing everywhere with new events appearing all the time, as it has become a recent trend even in Brazil for instance, such an important continent as Europe couldn’t be left out of this movement and with de development of the sport in mind a new premier MMA show is being born next weekend. The first edition of European Vale Tudo (EVT) will grace the beautiful city of Copenhagen, in Denmark, this next Saturday December 6th at Dansborghallen, expecting a selective crowd of 1.000 spectators. With the effort of people like August Wallen and Marko Ervasti, who promote the already established Fighter Extreme in
Sweden, the MMA scene in Scandinavia is growing so quickly that the tendency is for that region of Europe, along with countries such as Holland and the UK, to lead the way for the rest of the continent bringing our sport to bigger levels of popularity there, opening the way for local talents to develop their skills and get the exposure they badly need. This last months alone, Scandinavia saw seminars with the likes of PRIDE fighter Murilo Ninja Rua and UFC Champion Randy Couture, seasoned fighter Vernon White fighting and losing to August Wallen in Sweden and now they’ll be treated to European Vale Tudo in Denmark, featuring none other than Lion’s Den fighter Guy Mezger in the main event, in a clear sight of what’s coming on in the future.
The show itself will have a set of rules just like the UFC ones, and it’ll take place on a cage, being the first time ever a show in Nordic countries uses a cage for their fights. The main reason for the show to take place in Copenhagen, is that unfortunatelly full MMA rules such as the UFC ones are still forbidden in Sweden for instance, therefore EVT is also a much needed step in a long walk to take MMA in its full rules back to other countries in Scandinavia [The Fighter Extreme show in Sweden uses no strikes in the ground]. With the goal and ambition of not only being a European talent seeker as well as an international show, as the presence of Mezger may tell, the promoters of EVT have their eyes set in doing more shows in 2004, always with international presence mixing some well known stars of the worldwide MMA scene with the “cream of the crop” Europe has to offer, this way spreading the sport in the old continent as well as bringing new talent to the table all the time. The fighting card of European Vale Tudo 1 Genesis, will feature nine fights counting with fighters from seven countries such as USA, Spain, UK, Germany and needless to say Nordic countries like Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The main event will match up PRIDE and UFC veteran Guy Mezger facing Daniel Bergman from Sweden. Mezger comes as the favorite to win this fight, but Daniel is a tough costumer and this fight certainly means a lot to him, so it shall be interesting. Other
interesting bouts will feature Warriors War veteran Antonio Tello facing Richard Bohlenius, who is regarded as one of the top BJJ fighters in Sweden, Lion’s Den fighter Travis Lutter against Extreme Brawl veteran Mark Epstein, and two Shooto veterans facing each other as Mario Stapel comes right after a questionable DQ in the last Shooto show in Japan hungry for a win to face Thomas Hytten from Norway.FCF will keep an eye at some of the best MMA Europe has to offer, here’s the fight card for European Vale Tudo 1 Genesis, this next Saturday December 6th:
From the event’s promoter:
Curran Returns from Injury at Extreme Challenge 55
Jeff Curran will try to pick up where he left off after suffering a broken arm in Japan five months ago.
Curran, one of the top 145 pounders in the world, will face Elvis Demir this Friday in the main event at Extreme Challenge 55 in Lakemoor, Ill.
"This is a special show for me, because it is only a few miles from my hometown," Curran said. "I’m excited to get back in the ring."
Curran suffered a broken right arm that required a plate and six screws while competing in a tag-team match at the ZST show in Tokyo. He hopes a victory will help him get back on track.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the first of 14 fights starting at 8 p.m.
-Card subject to change-