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Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003

Susumu’s Gallery Update


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Susumu’s Gallery Update

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We have added 19 photos from Pride 27 and 20 photos from a Shooto show held on August 10th including 3 championships. Please enjoy!

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From TKO Communications:


TWO CHANGES TO SEPTEMBER 6th TKO EVENT
BACK INJURY SIDELINES
KULTAR GILL FOR TKO 13


KULTAR GILL
MONTREAL (Canada) – Unfortunately for MMA fans from Canada and around the world, TKO Communications is announcing a change to their lineup for the September 6th, 2003 event at the Pierre-Charbonneau Center in Montreal. Due to a back injury that has yet to heal, one of the most talented fighters in Canada, Kultar "The Sandman" Gill will not be facing Dave Goulet for the Canadian Lightweight Title.

"It is a very unfortunate situation that Kultar’s injury has not healed enough to allow him to compete at our September 6th show," said TKO President Stephane Patry. "Kultar is a rising Canadian star that is an important piece of the puzzle that we are building at TKO. In the near future, I expect Kultar to make significant contributions internationally and with that in mind we are really looking forward to have Kultar make his TKO return at TKO 14."

Gill, a member of Team Gibson Pankration, had a very impressive debut at the UCC 12 event with a first round submission victory versus former World Middleweight Champion Donald Ouimet. When the fight was first announced, Gill’s World-Class Muay-Thai skills were never in question. But, Gill showed his diverse arsenal by looking extremely slick on the ground and ending the fight by submission.

With that noteworthy victory, "The Sandman" has also begun to get noticed on the international scene as he was scheduled to face a Top 10 Lightweight in Brazilian Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro at AFC 4 in Florida. But, due to the nagging back injury that will sideline him from competing at TKO 13, Gill was eventually
replaced. Additionally, there was the potential of Gill facing current TKO World Lightweight Champion Duane "Bang" Ludwig at TKO 14 had Gill beaten Dave Goulet for the Canadian Lightweight Title. Due to Gill’s injury, TKO fans may have to wait a little longer to see this epic battle take place.

THE MACHINE IS BACK!

After suffering three heart-breaking back to back losses fighting in the United States, young Canadian phenom Mark "The Machine" Hominick will make his TKO return as he replaces IVAN MENJIVAR. Contractual issues forced TKO Communications to delay the World Super Lightweight Championship bout between Menjivar and Gibson Pankration’s superstar Ryan "The Lion" Diaz. Instead, Diaz will go head to head with Mark Hominick as the Canadian Super Lightweight Championship will be up for grabs. Expect a lot of fireworks as these two spectacular athletes faceoff on September 6th!

Earlier today, TKO President Stephane Patry also announced that TKO fight fans will have a chance to finally see the long awaited rematch between Mark Hominick and "The Monkey" Richard Nancoo at TKO 14. "Mark really wants to prove his win over Nancoo was no fluke, and as you all know, Nancoo is really
looking forward to come back with us – and a rematch with Hominick is just a natural for our fight fans – this a fight requested by our fans, and TKO 14 will be the time these two meet again!"

MAIN CARD – UPDATED LINEUP:
Main Event (WW Superfight): PETE SPRATT vs. GEORGES ST-PIERRE
Canadian MW Championship: SEAN PIERSON vs. STEVE VIGNEAULT
Canadian SLW Championship: RYAN DIAZ vs. MARK HOMINICK
MW Superfight: DENIS KANG vs. STEPHAN POTVIN
LHW Superfight: PATRICK C

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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