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From the event’s promoter:
Showdown In The Meadowlands
Friday, June 29, 2001
Continental Airlines Arena
East Rutherford, New Jersey
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT
Muay Thai Takes on Curitiba!
By Eduardo Alonso
Rudimar Fedrigo, Chute Boxe’s coach and MECA Vale Tudo organizer, isn’t only working on helping the growth of the sport of MMA in Brazil, but he is also working hard to promote Muay Thai there as well. That’s why he created the Storm Muay Thai World, a huge Muay Thai event that takes place in Curitiba, Brazil, and pulls in some of Brazil’s biggest Muay Thai names. The first edition of Storm was held on May 13th, and was a huge success. A sell out crowd, even bigger than most Shooto events, witnessed a great night of Muay Thai action, with many Brazilian fighting celebrities on hand, such as Vanderlei Silva and Pele Landi, Chute Boxe’s main stars, who worked as referees for the event.
The crowd went crazy with exciting fights, and plenty of knockouts. In the most important fight of the event, Chute Boxe’s rising star Anderson Silva knocked out MMA fighter Luiz Azeredo with a huge kick to the head that got the crowd on their feet.
The event was such a huge success that the next one is already scheduled for this month. June 30th there’ll be a new edition of the brand new Storm Muay Thai World, and this time Rudimar Fedrigo told FCF that it’ll be a tournament for fighters who weigh 80kg or less (around 175 lbs or less). To win the tournament, a fighter will have to win three fights in one night! This event promises to be the biggest Muay Thai event ever in Brazil, and FCF wishes the best of luck for the new event, and bring on the fights!
Full Contact Fighter will have a full report
from Storm’s inaugural show in the upcoming issue.