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Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003

Two More Pride.25 Matches Announced


From Koichi "Booker K" Kawasaki:


Two More PRIDE.25 Matches Announced

February 12th, DSE/PRIDE announced additional match-ups for PRIDE.25 on March 16th as follows:

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (USA/Team Punishment)
vs.
Kevin Randleman (USA/Hammer House)

Dan Henderson (USA/Team Quest)
vs.
Shungo Oyama (Japan/Free)

Already announced.

PRIDE heavyweight championship
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Brazil/Brazilian Top Team)
vs.
Emelianenko Fedor (Russia/Russian Top Team)

Rogerio "Minotoro" Nogueira (Brazil/Brazilian Top Team)
vs.
Kazuhiro Nakamura (Japan/Yoshida Dojo)

PRIDE.25
DATE: March 16th, 2003
OPEN: 3:30 PM START 5:00 PM
PLACE: Yokohama Arena


From promoter Stephane Patry:


UCC 11: THE NEXT LEVEL EXPLODES
ON PPV THIS WEEK-END!


Montreal (Canada) – There is now only 3 days left until the most star studded MMA event in Canadian history hits your screen on Pay-Per-View. UCC 11 has created a huge media buzz which has prompted fight fans from all parts of Canada to anxiously cross the days off their calendars as the time creeps closer and closer.

UCC 11: THE NEXT LEVEL features a World Championship main event between DAVID "THE CROW" LOISEAU and champion JESSE JONES. Jesse Jones first raised eyebrows with an impressive submission win over Dave Menne at Extreme Challenge and then entered UCC 8 to challenge then champion Donald Ouimet for the UCC World middleweight title. His UCC debut was a successful one as he dismantled Ouimet in route to obtaining the prestigious title. Equally dangerous on the mat and on his feet Jones has proven to be a world class athlete worthy of representing the UCC. David "The Crow" Loiseau has been a staple in the UCC roster since UCC 1 and has become one of the most successful and popular UCC warriors ever. With wins over such stars as Justin Bruckmann, Steve Vigneault, Joe Doerksen and Claudionor Fontinelle he has climbed the UCC ladder and now has his shot at greatness against the champ! Both are dangerous strikers, both have impressive mat skills, both are hung and hungry, who will leave the champ?

In the co-Main Event, UCC World Light Heavyweight champion JEREMY HORN moves up to Heavyweight to square off against heavy striker CHRISTOPHE MIDOUX in a non-title superfight. Horn is one of the best fighter on the planet and has astonished fight fans with his spectacular grappling abilities. He has beaten the best the sport has to offer and he’s ready to trade with yet another heavyweight. Christophe Midoux was scheduled to compete for the UCC World Heavyweight title at UCC 1 but an unfortunate car accident kept him from entering the event. Almost 3 years later, Midoux has his sights set on getting the gold that he feels would have been his at the inaugural UCC event back in June 2000. Having just won a tough 8 man tournament in Europe, "The Hurricane" is ready as ever to bring his KO power and ultra aggressiveness back to his Canadian fans. A win against Horn in this fight would guarantee him a shot at the gold vs. Sean Alvarez in a future event!

The main events keep coming as UCC Canadian Super Lightweight champion MARK "THE MACHINE" HOMINICK returns to defend his title for the first time. Marc Hominick entered UCC 10 with extensive kickboxing credentials; however he was still the heavy underdog against then champion Richard Nancoo. The critics all saw this as a sure win for the champ but Hominick quickly showed what hardcore cross training and dedication can do as he picked apart Nancoo and eventually ended the fight with one of the most brutal beatings ever seen in the UCC. Since this incredible win, Hominick has continued his streak by claiming kickboxing and Muay Thai titles… All within 2 months! STEVE CLAVEAU is regarded as one of the most talented grapplers around and also had an encounter with ex-champion Nancoo, taking him to the limit however losing a judge’s decision. Since that loss he has been training for his next chance at greatness and at UCC 11 he will get that chance. The champ guarantees that this bout will once again show why he should never be bet against while "The Snake" is looking to take a bite out of the UCC and go home with UCC gold.

UCC Canadian Welterweight champion GEORGES "RUSH" ST-PIERRE will be in action to face up and coming star, TRAVIS GALBRAITH with the title on the line. St-Pierre is one of the top young guns in the UCC roster with his superb conditioning, massive strikes, and solid ground game. Experts see in him the next "BIG" Canadian star and he is ready for his first title defense. Travis Galbraith is an unknown for UCC fight fans but has established himself as the best Welterweight fighter in Western Canada. Galbraith is a submission expert and will try to use his lightning fast submissions to take the title away from the champ!

In perhaps the most significant fight ever within the Canadian grappling community Denis Kang will face UCC veteran Joe Doerksen. Both athletes are entering the ring with impeccable mat skills and reputations, both have been called the best grapplers in Canada, and both plan on showing their stuff in Canada’s toughest playing field. It’s Team Extreme vs. Team Soares as the world’s eyes are watching to see which combatant is the real deal.

Don’t miss your chance to see first hand why the UCC is the hottest ticket in Canada! Claim your spot in MMA history and order now on BELL EXPRESSVU and VIEWER’S CHOICE CANADA!

For more information visit www.ucczone.ca


From Koichi "Booker K" Kawasaki:


K-1 Grand Prix

K-1 has announced the next scheduled K-1 WORLD GP:

DATE: March 30th START: 16:00
PLACE: Saitama Super Arena

Line-up: Ernesto Hoost, Bob Sapp, Peter Arts, Mirko "CroCop", Mark Hunt, Ray Sefo and more.


From John Petrilli (RITC):


Rage in the Cage 45 – Finally

Dodge Theatre
Saturday, March 1, 2003
Doors Open: 6 PM, Fight Time: 7:30 PM

Advance Ticket Prices: $10, $15, $20, $30 and $40 ($5 extra day of show). Call (602) 379-2888 immediately for best selection and lowest fee.

Featured Attractions:

1. Our new $40M venue (Dodge Theatre, capacity 5,500)
2. Our new cage
3. Three UFC Fighters
4. Triple Main Event
5. Four Super Fights
6. Five Other Bouts
7. Eight out of state fighters competing against Arizona fighters

Triple Main Event:

Edwin Dewees (205 lbs) vs Homer Moore (205 lbs)
Travis Fulton (225 lbs) vs Joseph Riggs (220 lbs)
Travis Wiuff (255 lbs) vs Andy Montana (240 lbs)

Super Fights:

Fred Leavy (160 lbs) vs Jesse Moreng (160 lbs)
Sean Sallee (245 lbs) vs Kauai Kupihea (255 lbs)
Rich Moss (185 lbs) vs Brodie Farber (185 lbs)
RJ Gamez (170 lbs) vs Kyle Brees (170 lbs)

Other Bouts:

Tim Tynam (240 lbs) vs Melville Calabaca (235 lbs)
Santino Defranco (160 lbs) vs Randy Spence (160 lbs)
Roger Meija (195 lbs) vs Joe Frainee (185 lbs)
John Lansing (170 lbs) vs Shaun Beckett (170 lbs)
Joe Vigil (150 lbs) vs Brian Salinas (145 lbs)

There will be 12 fights. Fight Card subject to change.
Eight fighters will be traveling from out of state for RITC 45 to compete against Arizona RITC fighters.

Travis Fulton (225 lbs) Iowa
Travis Wiuff (255 lbs) Minnesota
Sean Sallee (245 lbs) Indiana
Fred Leavy (155 lbs) California
Brodie Farber (185 lbs) California
Randy Spence (160 lbs) California
Shaun Beckett (170 lbs) California
Joe Frainee (185 lbs) California

Dodge Theatre
400 West Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 379-2888
www.dodgetheatre.com


From Koichi "Booker K" Kawasaki:


PROFESSIONAL JIU-JITSU LEAGUE GI-02 Results

PROFESSIONAL JIU-JITSU LEAGUE

G1-02
Grand Impact Zero-Two

PLACE: DIFFER ARIAKE

1st Match- 8min (Tournament First Round)
Aginald Taba (INFIGHT/Brown) def Koji Asakura (Paraestra Ikebukuro/Brown): by choke 4:46

2nd Match- 8min (Tournament First Round)
Hiroyuki Abe (AACC/Purple) def Hiroshi Umemura (ALIVE Komaki/Brown): by points 6-2

3rd Match- 8min (Tournament First Round)
Toshiyuki Wado (SSS Academy/Brown) def Hidenori Hayashi (Gracie Barra Shikoku/Purple):by choke 4:52

4th Match- 8min (Tournament First Round)
Takashi Watanabe (Paraestra Niigata/Brown) def Katsunori Kataniwa (AXIS JJ Academy/Purple): by judges’ decision
5th Match -7min
Megumi Fujii (Girl Fight AACC/Purple) def Ayumu Sato (Paraestra Fukushima/Purple):choke 6:12

6th Match- 8min (Tournament Semi Final)

Aginald Taba def Hiroyuki Abe: by points 8-2

7th Match- 8min (Tournament Semi Final)
Toshiyuki Wado def Takashi Watanabe: by decision advantage 2-2

8th Match- 8min (Tournament Final)
Toshiyuki Wado def Aginald Taba: by points 10-2

9th Match-10min

Alexandre Carneiro "Soca" (Gracie Barra/Black) def Yuki Nakai (Paraestra/Black): by advantage 3-0, points 0-0

10th Match-10min
Leonardo Vieira (Alliance/Black) def Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa (Striple/Black):by choke 4:12

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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