The Road To Egan-tiger 2:marcelo Tigre
The Road To Egan-Tiger 2:
By Chris Onzuka – Chris@Onzuka.com
The wild man from Brazil returns to the ring on American soil once again. Marcelo Tigre [Tigre is the Portuguese spelling of Tiger] has not been as active as he would like to have been, but then again, he would be happy if he could fight every other day. Tigre takes on Egan Inoue’s number one student in an event that is titled, "The Road to Egan/Tiger 2." Egan Inoue will fight Tigre’s top student on the same card. These fights are meant to serve as "tune up" fights before their much-anticipated rematch. I caught up with Tigre at the Team Tiger gym, which has expanded its offerings and grown since I last went there.
FCF: The last time you fought was in Japan at Deep 2001. Tell us about your fight there.
FCF: Do you have any dates when those fights are?
FCF: Do you know who your opponent is for the Pancrase fight?
FCF: You’re fighting Egan and Kimo in the same month? When is the fight with Egan?
FCF: You don’t mind fighting two big fights so close together?
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From the event’s promoter:
is This Weekend
Memorial Coliseum, Evansville, IN.
Saturday, July 14th, 2001
"This is our summer show, we are going to have some fun" crows promoter Jeff Osborne. "We expect a packed crowd again, mainly due to the return of Aaron Riley and the additional media stir that has caused. He is doing morning radio shows, we are scheduled to have the news here in Evansville cover the weigh ins on Friday at 6PM, the atmosphere is great" continues Osborne. "And then we have the tag team grappling – in typical HnS fashion, we are just going to see how this plays out, but we think it could be a real crowd pleaser. The fighters involved sound excited too, so…" says Osborne "Poof, before your very eyes, we are experimenting!"
HOOKNSHOOT TITLE BOUT (3 Rounds):
Evansville, IN) v. Yves Edwards (#2 ranked, 3rd Column, Houston, TX)
2 round matches:
(Extreme CF, FT Campbell, KY)
Fighter’s Guild, Nashville, TN.) (145 lbs) tbd v. Rocky Long (3rd Column,
FT Campbell, KY)
(Bethany Karate Club/Metro Fight Club, Sterling Hts. MI.)
FT Campbell, KY)
SPECIAL NOTE: Regarding RUAS VALE TUDO and Manuel Garcia. Garcia was announced as fighting Ivan Salaverri. This match will not happen on this show, however it is necessary to correct an error. Garcia, from Spain has traveled on several occasions to Brazil to train with the RUAS TEAM, however he is not an "official" member of the team. We announced Manuel as a member in error in our prior press release. Manuel will fight in HOOKnSHOOT in 2001, and when he does he will represent Spain. Apologies to both parties for the confusion.