Full Contact Fighter Database

Home

>

News

>

Article

Media

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2001

Pride Fc “championship Chaos”(a.k.a. Pride 17)finalized Match Ups


From DSE USA:


PRIDE FC "CHAMPIONSHIP CHAOS"
(a.k.a. PRIDE 17)
Finalized Match Ups



Pride FC Logo
PRIDE FC "CHAMPIONSHIP CHAOS"
Date: Nov. 3, 2001
Gate open: 15:00
Fights start: 17:00
Place: Tokyo Dome (Tokyo, Japan)

Four additional matches have been announced:


Tom Erikson vs. Matt Skelton
Igor Vovchanchyn vs. Mario Sperry
Dan Henderson vs. Murilo Rua
Quinton Jackson vs. Yuki Ishikawa

in addition to the previously announced matches:

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Vanderlei Silva **
Nobuhiko Takada vs. Mirko Cro Cop
Heath Herring vs. Rodrigo Nogueira *
Renzo Gracie vs. Michiyoshi Ohara
Masaaki Satake vs. Semmy Schilt

* PRIDE Heavy Weight Championship
** PRIDE Middle Weight Championship



Tom Erikson
Tom "The Big Cat" Erikson
ENTRY PRIDE: 8 & 11
HOMETOWN: Illinois USA
DOB: 7/6/1964
WEIGHT: 280 lbs.
HEIGHT: 6’4"
FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’97 Brazil Open def. Kevin Randelman
  • ’97 Vale Tude Open def. Ed de Kraijf
  • ’99 PRIDE-8 def. Gary Goodridge


  • Matt Skelton
    Matt Skelton
    ENTRY PRIDE: First in PRIDE
    HOMETOWN: England
    DOB: 1/27/1967
    WEIGHT: 256 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’5"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • ’01 Melbourne K-1 World GP Finalist


  • Igor Vovchanchyn
    Igor Vovchanchyn
    ENTRY PRIDE: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, GP, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15
    HOMETOWN: Ukraine
    DOB: 8/6/1973
    WEIGHT: 238 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’10"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • PRIDE GP2000 Finalist


  • Mario Sperry
    Mario Sperry
    ENTRY PRIDE: First in PRIDE
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 9/28/1966
    WEIGHT: 209 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’0"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • Extreme Fighting Veteran
  • Australasian UFC Veteran
  • ’96-’99 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion


  • Dan Henderson
    Dan "Hollywood" Henderson
    ENTRY PRIDE: 12 & 13
    HOMETOWN: Huntington Beach, USA
    DOB: 8/24/1970
    WEIGHT: 195 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’11"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • RINGS 2000 "King of Kings" Tournament Winner


  • Murilo Ninja
    Murilo Ninja
    ENTRY PRIDE: 16
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 5/20/1980
    WEIGHT: 188 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’0"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’01 PRIDE-16 def. Daijiro Matsui


  • Quinton Jackson
    Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
    ENTRY PRIDE: 15
    HOMETOWN: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    DOB: 6/20/1978
    WEIGHT: 198 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’1"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • ’01 KOTC8 def. Bryson Howvreck
  • ’00 KOTC6 def. Rob Smith


  • Yuki Ishikawa
    Yuki Ishikawa
    ENTRY PRIDE: First in PRIDE
    HOMETOWN: Japan
    DOB: 5/20/1980
    WEIGHT: 205 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’11"


    *Card subject to change



    Tom Erikson
    Tom "The Big Cat" Erikson
    ENTRY PRIDE: 8 & 11
    HOMETOWN: Illinois USA
    DOB: 7/6/1964
    WEIGHT: 280 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’4"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’97 Brazil Open def. Kevin Randelman
  • ’97 Vale Tude Open def. Ed de Kraijf
  • ’99 PRIDE-8 def. Gary Goodridge

  • Matt Skelton
    Matt Skelton
    ENTRY PRIDE: First in PRIDE
    HOMETOWN: England
    DOB: 1/27/1967
    WEIGHT: 256 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’5"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • ’01 Melbourne K-1 World GP Finalist

  • Igor Vovchanchyn
    Igor Vovchanchyn
    ENTRY PRIDE: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, GP, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15
    HOMETOWN: Ukraine
    DOB: 8/6/1973
    WEIGHT: 238 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’10"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • PRIDE GP2000 Finalist

  • Mario Sperry
    Mario Sperry
    ENTRY PRIDE: First in PRIDE
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 9/28/1966
    WEIGHT: 209 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’0"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • Extreme Fighting Veteran
  • Australasian UFC Veteran
  • ’96-’99 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion

  • Dan Henderson
    Dan "Hollywood" Henderson
    ENTRY PRIDE: 12 & 13
    HOMETOWN: Huntington Beach, USA
    DOB: 8/24/1970
    WEIGHT: 195 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’11"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • RINGS 2000 "King of Kings" Tournament Winner

  • Murilo Ninja
    Murilo Ninja
    ENTRY PRIDE: 16
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 5/20/1980
    WEIGHT: 188 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’0"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’01 PRIDE-16 def. Daijiro Matsui

  • Quinton Jackson
    Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
    ENTRY PRIDE: 15
    HOMETOWN: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    DOB: 6/20/1978
    WEIGHT: 198 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’1"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • ’01 KOTC8 def. Bryson Howvreck
  • ’00 KOTC6 def. Rob Smith

  • Yuki Ishikawa
    Yuki Ishikawa
    ENTRY PRIDE: First in PRIDE
    HOMETOWN: Japan
    DOB: 5/20/1980
    WEIGHT: 205 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’11"


    Chute Boxe Celebrates 25 years with Muay Thai!
    By Eduardo Alonso

    The month of November marks a major anniversary for one of the most successful fighting teams in the world, the Chute Boxe team will have been in existence for 25 years! Chute Boxe started primarily as a Muay Thai only team, restricted to the city of Curitiba in Brazil, and no one ever dreamed that 25 years later the team would reach such a success and recognition among the fighting community all over the world!
    A fighting team with names like Vanderlei Silva, Pele Landi, Anderson Silva, Murilo Ninja and Assuerio Silva, coached by Rudimar Fedrigo, could not celebrate in another way other than fighting! So, in the best team’s style, Chute Boxe will be celebrating their anniversary with another edition of the Storm Muay Thai Championship!
    The event will be held November 8th, at the Moinho Sao Roque, in Curitiba. Moinho Sao Roque is a very nice venue that plays host to shows of pop bands and singers from Brazil, and is always packed. The event will feature 10 Muay Thai fights, with MECA and Pride veteran Assuerio Silva doing the main event in his first Muay Thai fight under the Chute Boxe team. Assuerio will be facing a fighter called Bispo, who trains under former Rudimar student Noguchi. The event promises a lot of surprises to celebrate the Team’s 25th anniversary, and the whole Chute Boxe team will be in attendance at the event.

    From the event’s promoter:


    HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN AT THE IRONHEART CROWN!

    Event poster
    HAMMOND, IN — Jim Theobald grew up on a farm in Wheeling, Illinois, helping his family grow green beans to sell at the local markets. He was a successful wrestler in highschool, and in 1995 he began his training in the martial arts. While in college, he began a successful career of mixed martial arts fighting. Now, six years later, he has over sixty fights to his name with very few losses. He has fought across the United States and around the world. In the last two years his only defeat has come at the hands of Jeremy Horn, a champion on several of the world’s biggest fighting circuits. He currently holds two heavyweight titles in Denver’s Ring of Fire, and in the Midwest’s Ironheart Crown. On November 10th this year, he plans on defending one of his belts at Ironheart Crown III in Hammond, Indiana.

    His opponent? Steve Lauretto, a Chicago cop who was once a successful collegiate boxer. Lauretto has also spent the past four years adding aspects of the mixed martial arts to his training regimen. Under the tutelage of Keith Hackney, he has learned to adapt his boxing skills to the no-holds-barred arena. Through his training with Eddie Yoshimura of the Chicago fitness center, he has learned to execute powerful Shidokan kicks. And under the guidance of UFC and Shooto veterans Joey and Danny Gilbert, he has mastered the art of submission grappling. The product of these endeavors: a powerful striker with solid ground skills. While relatively new to the ring of MMA competition, Lauretto’s only defeat was a controversial decision in which he scored three knockdowns on his opponent. He is definitely a force to be reckoned with, but is he ready for the challenge which lies ahead

    Keith Hackney thinks so. "He’s definitely ready," Hackney says. "Theobald has more experience, but Steve is the millennium’s new breed of fighter. He is extremely well rounded. Good on his feet, and good on the ground. He’s in great shape, and he definitely has a great chance of beating Jim. It’s going to be a great fight, but I think we might be taking home that belt."

    Theobald’s thoughts on his opponent? "I hear he’s pretty tough. I know he’s powerful and he has great hands, but I’ve been fighting for years and I’ve beaten a lot of really good fighters. I know Steve has several strong coaches, and he’s working with a really good group of guys, but I’m just gonna keep training like I always do. I have good guys in my corner too, and I’m pretty confident that I’ll be keeping my title."

    Theobald and Lauretto will be featured in one of four title bouts on a card with fourteen scheduled fights. Tickets are on sale now, and a limited number of ringside seats are available. For more information, call 219-844-8504 in northwest Indiana or 773-793-6555 in Chicago. Information is also available on the event website at www.ironheartcrown.com

    IRONHEART CROWN III: EXODUS
    Saturday, November 10
    Hammond Civic Center Arena

    5825 Sohl Avenue – Hammond, Indiana

    Doors open at 6:00PM, Fights start at 7:00


    From the event’s promoter:


    HOOKnSHOOT ‘KINGS’ – NOV. 17th & 18th, 2001
    Hns Presents International Card – With Official SHOOTO on the Horizon!

    Event poster
    "We always end the year with a big show, and HnS KINGS is really gearing up to be our biggest event ever!" states promoter Jeff Osborne. "We have an international card, we have scouted a lot of guys and we think we have a card of really competitive HOOKnSHOOT to present in November."

    "Leading off are the title fights, with Carlos Barreto, Ian Freeman, Jeff Curran, Anthony Hamlet, Leigh Remedios and Phil Johns, we are very pleased with the main events. And with Travis Lutter v Keith Rockel, well this is a battle of the ‘Quiet Men’. Both do their talking in the ring, both are technical and hardnosed, and this is a true sleeper on the card." Osborne speaks.

    "We are also working to announce OFFICIAL SHOOTO, and we should have an announcement soon" continues Osborne. The Japanese press is announcing Takumi Nakayama (7-0-2 in SHOOTO), plus Shikou Yamashita and Yohei Suzuki will all be competing the ‘KINGS’ event.

    Nakayama, an A CLASS SHOOTER who is regarded as up and coming stated in the ring at a SHOOTO event this weekend "I don’t know very much about my opponent, but I will just try usual my fight. I will go to the USA not for vacation but to compete in SHOOTO!. I don’t care about my opponent, I will do the best I can to represent myself, as usual." finished Nakayama.

    "Finally, we are pumped beyond belief about the return of Aaron Riley. Riley is still a youngster, and he is coming off a tough decision loss to Yves Edwards. Arron returns for a ‘comeback’ fight against Mike Willus. Mike is a high precision fighter who is also young – he trains out of Pittsburgh, and comes with a 3-3 record. Mike knows he is the underdog, but he wanted the fight, he knows Aaron and he wants the challenge." explains Osborne. "We love this match as well, because anything can happen, but most importantly we take some pressure off Aaron and just let him come and fight – and that is what the Indiana fans want to see!."

    "Next week we will announce the details of the two day event, which matches on which night. We have some other surprises as well! So this is what we have so far – there is more to come" concludes Osborne.

    SINGLE MATCHES:

    • LADIES MATCH / FEATHERWEIGHTS: Judy Neff (Team Idaho, Dalton Gardens, ID.) v. Shelby Walker (Boxing/JJ, Corpus Christi, TX.)
    • LIGHTWEIGHT: Hermes Franca (Silveira Brothers, Orlando, Fl.) v. Mike Brown (Amherst Submssion Academy, Amherst, MA.)
    • MIDDLEWEIGHT: Wald Bloise (Silveira Brothers, Orlando, Fl.) v. TBD
    • LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT: Wilson Goveia (Silveira Brothers, Orlando, Fl.) v. Ray Casias (Fighter’s Guild, Nashville, TN.)
    • MIDDLEWEIGHT: Manuel Garcia (Vale Tudo, Asturias, Spain) v. Jason Rigsby (Otawa Nautilus, Otawa, IL.)

    • SUPERHEAVYWEIGHT: TBD v. Don Richard (Team Caique, Holly, MI.)
    • WELTERWEIGHT: Aaron Riley (AMC PANKRATION, Seattle, WA.) v. Mike Willus (Pittsburgh TOP, Pittsburgh, PA.)
    • MIDDLEWEIGHT: Angelo Popofski (Team Caique, Detroit, MI.) v. Scott Henze (Freelance, Tell City, IN.)
    • CLASS WELTERWEIGHT: Justin Wisniewski (Polish Connection, Portage, IN.) v. Tony Dedolph (Milwaukee WI.)
    • WELTERWEIGHT: Chris Lytle (Integrated Fighting, Indianapolis, IN.) v. TBD
    • LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT: Alexandre ‘Cacareco’ Ferreira (Ruas Vale Tudo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) v. Chris Monson (AMC PANKRATION, Seattle WA.)

    HOOKnSHOOT TITLE MATCHES:

    • LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: CHALLENGER Leigh Remedios (London, England) v. CHAMPION Phil Johns (Silverbacks, Canton, IL.)
    • VACANT SUPERHEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Carlos Barreto (TOP TEAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) v. Ian Freeman (Freestyle, Newcastle, England)
    • VACANT LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Keith Rockel (Amherst Submission Academy, Amherst, MA.) v. Travis Lutter (Next Generation, Dallas, TX.)
    • VACANT FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Anthony Hamlet (Northwest Elite, Seattle, WA.) v. Jeff Curran (Sauer JJ team, Crystal Lake, IL.)


    From the event’s promoter:


    The International Vale Tudo Council &
    International Vale Tudo South America
    are proud to present:

    International Vale Tudo Championship Venezuela:
    USA versus Brazil


    The first Vale Tudo tournament ever to be held in Venezuela will take place on November 11th (Sunday), in the capital Caracas. For the first time, the Venezuelan fans will have a taste of the toughest Vale Tudo Competition in the World.

    The IVC Venezuela is inovating this time, featuring a monster 16-man tournament, absolute weight division (no weight distinction), with the champion fighting 4 consecutive times on the same night to win. A true challenge for all the athletes. Due to the fierce format of this championship, some rules and regulations were slightly changed, to make it safer for the big boys, yet intense and exciting to keep up with the IVC tradition. Check them out:

    • All matches will have a 10-minute time limit, no rounds or resting periods.
    • The fighters will wear gloves
    • Headbutts will not be allowed
    • Jumps on downed opponents will not be allowed
    • Hitting on the back of the head or spine will not be allowed

    All the other techniques that made the IVC the toughest Vale Tudo competition will be allowed (elbows standing or down, kicks and stomps on downed opponents, knees on the ground…).

    And the card features a great variety of fighters, both in terms of experience and size. Some of the highlights are: Jason Godsey, making his return to the IVC ring; the antecipated Vale Tudo return of "The Bull" – Dan Bobish ; American wrestler Roger Neff ,also looking for the belt; Brazilian showman "The Pedro", one of the most active fighters of the IVC. Plus lighter talents like Milton Bahia, who declared he will fight anyone no matter what the size or strength; Budokan fighter Cyborg, who has won several heavyweight bouts in the past; Angelo Araujo, one of the newest brazilian revelations who has won his last 8 matches; and Luis Claudio das Dores who returns to the IVC after his vice-championship.


    Click here to view the brackets

    Sergio Batarelli
    mailto: batarelli@valetudo.com.br
    posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
    Have a comment about this story? Please share with us by filling out the fields below.

    Comments are closed.