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Thursday, Aug 08, 2002

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s World Television Premiere On Fox Sports Net Hailed A Major Success! Highly Anticipated 2nd Special On Fox Sports Net Expected To Continue Ratings Momentum


From Josh Hedges/Zuffa:


ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP’S WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE ON FOX SPORTS NET HAILED A MAJOR SUCCESS!

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 2ND SPECIAL ON FOX SPORTS NET EXPECTED TO CONTINUE RATINGS MOMENTUM


      LAS VEGAS, AUGUST 7, 2002….Following its recent ratings success on Fox Sports Net, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will return for a second installment of UFC: As Real As It Gets at 6 p.m. (local time), Sunday, Aug. 11. This special one-hour edition of the network’s Sunday Night Fights will once again showcase an array of taped bouts of exciting fight action never before seen on TV and profile UFC fighters, including Ken Shamrock.
      Featured fights include a title bout between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz of Huntington Beach, California vs. Elvis Sinosic of Sydney, Australia; a welterweight match-up between Pat Miletich of Davenport, Iowa and Carlos Newton of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and a heavyweight fight between Frank Mir of Las Vegas, Nevada and Roberto Traven of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
      "We are excited about the UFC returning to our air this Sunday night. It promises to be a highly anticipated event and we hope to build on the success of last Sunday’s show," said Dan Harrison, Senior VP, Programming and Strategic Planning for Fox Sports Net.
      "We know from Fox Sports Net’s first broadcast of As Real As It Gets that American sports fans like our brand of fighting. It’s exhilarating to know our world television debut was so well received and we look forward to this Sunday’s show," said Dana White, UFC President.
      UFC’s next PPV event is 10:00 p.m. (EST) Friday, September 27, 2002, live from Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.

From Brian Cimins/Destro Sports Entertainment:


Sportfighting logo

Event: Sportfighting Mixed Martial Arts Championships

When: Saturday, September 14th, 2002
Where: Onondaga Nation Territory Sports Arena
326 Route 11 – Nedrow, New York
(Note: Event Starts at 8:00 PM, seating starts at 7:00 PM; Venue just 10 minutes from Syracuse, NY, Exit 16 off of Route 81)

The event’s rules and regulations have been approved by The Onondaga Nation Territory Athletic Control Board.

Get Discount Tickets Online today at: http://www.grapplers.com/store/content.cfm?product_type=misc or Visit our official sponsor and Discount Ticket Center located within CUSTOM CARS at 3060 Erie Boulevard E, Syracuse, NY 13224. For more information call Custom Cars at: 315-445-2020

Recommended Discount Hotels within 10-15 minutes of the Onondaga arena:
(*NOTE: Please mention SportFighting to get the discount rate listed; Reserve your rooms ASAP)

- Quality Inn, 1308 Buckley Rd., Syracuse, NY, (315) 451-1212 – Special Rate: $59.99 per night
- The Hotel Syracuse, 500 South Warren Street, Syracuse, NY – Phone: 315-422-5121 – Special Rate: $75 per night
- Holiday Inn Fairgrounds, 100 Farrell Road, Syracuse, NY – Phone: 315-457-8700 -Special Rate: $69 per night
- Cresthill Suites, 6410 New Venture Gear Drive, East Syracuse, New York – Phone: 315-432-5595 – Special Rate: $79 per night

SportFighters to be featured on The Main Card:

 
4-Man Light Heavyweight Belt Tournament:

 

Kenny Kronenberg

Trained by Marcos Santos & The Machados
Head Instructor Tai Kai Machado Jiu Jitsu
Syracuse, New York
Approx. Weight: 195 lbs.
Vs.
Jon Fitch

Perdue Wrestling Team Captain
Trainers: Gary Goodridge & Tom Erickson
West Lafayette, Indiana
Approx. Weight: 200 lbs.

Justin Ellison

Trained by Walt Bayless & Mark Schultz
2-TIme World Pankration Champion
Salt Lake City, Utah
Approx. Weight: 195 lbs.
Vs.
Kaream Ellington

Trained by Steven Katz
Representing: Combined Martial Arts
Jackson Heights, New York
Approx. Weight: 204 lbs.
 
Super-Heavyweights (265 lbs. & over):

 

Brian Shepard

Tai Kai Machado Jiu Jitsu
Syracuse, New York
Approx. Weight: 300 lbs.
Vs.
Jeff "Grizzly" Gerlick

Eastern Illinois University Wrestling
Chicago, Illinois
Approx. Weight: 293 lbs.
 
Middleweights (170-184.9 lbs.):

 

Eddy Rolon

Team End Game
2-Time IFC Tournament Champion
Rutherford, New Jersey
Approx. Weight: 176 lbs.
Vs.
Jamie Cruz

Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt
Approx. Weight: 175 lbs.

James "Angry Snowman" Gabert

Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu & Muay Thai
Approx. Weight: 183 lbs.
Vs.
Forrest Petz

Marcus Marinelli & Dan Bobish
Cincinnati, Ohio
Approx. Weight: 184 lbs.

Rich Latta

Team Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu & Hatfield Martial Arts
Approx. Weight: 184 lbs.
Vs.
Dennis Sugrue

Tai Kai Jiu Jitsu
Syracuse, New York
Approx. Weight: 180 lbs.
 
Heavyweights (205-264.9 lbs.):

 

Joshua Corum

Yoshin Ryu Ju Jutsu
Ithaca, New York
Approx. Weight: 225 lbs.
Vs.
Jeremiah Fountain

Tai Kai Machado Jiu Jitsu
Syracuse, New York
Approx. Weight: 218 lbs.

Renoe Guerrero

8-Arm Dojo
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Approx. Weight: 230 lbs.
Vs.
Norman "Shaq Daddy" Schack

Representing: Team Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Hazlet, New Jersey
Approx. Weight: 225 lbs.
 
Light-Heavyweights (185-204.9 lbs.):

 

Dante Rivera

Team End Game/Eddy Rolon
Jackson, NJ
Approx. Weight: 204 lbs.
Vs.
Matt Butler

Tatu Jiu Jitsu
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Approx. Weight: 195 lbs.
 
Welterweight (155-169.9 lbs.):

 

Zach Wakeman

Tai Kai Machado Jiu Jitsu
Syracuse, New York
Approx. Weight: 169 lbs.
Vs.
Themi Papadimitriou

Combined Martial Arts
Bronx, New York
Approx. Weight: 169 lbs.

Joe VanBrackle

Team Yamasaki Jiu Jitsu
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Approx. Weight: 167 lbs.
Vs.
Jeff Williamson

Professional Karate Academy & Machado Jiu Jitsu
Approx. Weight: 169 lbs.

Wally "The Weapon" MacDonald

Empire Martial Arts & Casal’s Boxing Gym
Rochester, New York
Approx. Weight: 165 lbs.
Vs.
Andrew Curringa

Tai Kai Machado Jiu Jitsu
Syracuse, New York
Approx. Weight: 160 lbs.

Mike Bidwell

Tai Kai Jiu Jitsu
Newark, Delaware
Approx. Weight: 170 lbs.
Vs.
Joey "El Kaboblo" Paladino

Hybrid Submission Fighting
Montour Falls, New York
Approx. Weight: 165 lbs.
 
Lightweight (145-154.9 lbs.):

 

Jay-Shannon Russell

Team Renzo Gracie/Jay WhiteAlbany, New York
Approx. Weight: 150 lbs.
Vs.
Joey "Knockdown" Brown

Samurai Jiu-Jitsu Nagai Ryu & Team End Game
Lodi, New Jersey
Approx. Weight: 154 lbs.
 
Bantamweight (135-144.9 lbs.)

 

Alan Teo

Team Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu
New York, New York
Approx. Weight: 145 lbs.
Vs.
Junior Ramirez

Muay Thai & Freestyle Wrestling
Ontario, Canada
Approx. Weight: 145 lbs.


From the event’s promoter:


UCC Logo
TWO MORE FIGHTS ADDED TO UCC 11!
"LITTLE EVIL" AND "BANG" TAKE
UCC TO THE NEXT LEVEL AT UCC 11!


Jens Pulver
JENS PULVER AND DUANE LUDWIG WILL GO TO WAR AT UCC 11!
THE BIGGEST MAIN EVENT IN UCC HISTORY!

MONTREAL (CANADA) – The suspense is finally over as the Universal Combat Challenge finally announces Jens Pulver’s opponent for UCC 11: The Next Level! Denver’s own DUANE "BANG" LUDWIG, one of the best strikers in the game will go head to head with Jens Pulver in the biggest event in UCC history! "I’m so excited about that fight" said UCC president Stephane Patry, "This has the potential to be the fight of the year! Fight fans saw super fights this year with Lawler-Riley in the UFC and Vigneault-Sills in the UCC but this one has something special about it…" added the proud president about this upcoming main event.

The UCC wanted someone who would want to stand up with the best pound for pound fighter in the world, Jens Pulver. This fight will crown the first UCC World Lightweight champion and is the final touch to an impressive fight card that will feature 4 World championships and 2 Canadian championships. The UCC knock-out sensation will also be one of the main events as Steve Vigneault (7-1 with 6 KO’s) will try to send Anthony Fryklund (7-1 with 4 KO’s) down on his impressive list of knock-out victims.

JOHN ALESSIO TO DEFEND HIS UCC CROWN AT UCC 11!
UNDEFEATED WARRIOR JASON BLACK STEPS UP TO THE PLATE!

Black and Alessio
UCC World Welterweight champion JOHN ALESSIO (11-3) has been on a huge winning streak as of late. With an impressive King of the CageTM record, he entered the UCC ranks with a brutal KO victory over fan favorite Sean Pierson to claim the title. Since becoming the champion, John has continued his winning streak with a win over Chris Brennan in King of the CageTM as well as a big win in Pride’sTM "The Best" show.

Now he returns to the UCC and is ready for his biggest challenge yet in JASON BLACK (9-0-1). Black is one of the very few undefeated MMA fighters in the world with an impressive 9-0-1 record. This "Team Extreme" member made his UCC debut with an impressive one in soundly defeating the top ranked Ivan Menjivar thus earning his shot at the gold.

Black is confident that his wrestling credentials and aggressive fight style will earn him a spot in UCC history while the champ Alessio sees this fight as yet another notch on his 15-pound UCC World Championship title belt. We’ll find out on October 11th in Montreal!


From the event’s promoter:


RCF 19

RCF 19 poster
Reality Combat Fighting will once again return to the Bayou in Houma, LA. for another great venue at the Abyss Nightclub. RCF has brought MMA to Houma, LA and its there to stay. On a consistant basis, with close to 1,000 fans packed into nightclub to see the Houma Bad Boys fight it out in RCF, you can only expect to see one thing, a great night of fights. The main card will consist of Houma’s favorites fighters, Ricky Folse, Nathan Sanchez and Anthony Barbier.
For tickets call Body Elite: 985-851-4215

PRO CARD
ROB MORRIS (AL) VS. NATHAN SANCHEZ (LA)
JOE GARCIEA (TX) VS. ANTHONY BARBIER (LA)
EDWIN ALLSEITZ (TX) VS. RICKY FOLSE (LA)

AMATEUR CARD

JOSHUA McDONALD ( LA) VS. WILL STAFFORD (TX)
ANTHONY MIDDLEBROOKS (AL) VS. MATTHEW BLANCHARD (LA)
STEVE KINNISON (LA) VS. LANE YARABROUGH (TX)
SCOTT ARGO (TX) VS. DAVID HARDGRAVE (TX)
J.C. PENNINGTON (LA) VS. AL BOUDREAUX (LA)
BRYAN DYWER (LA) VS. DOUG TAMEZ (AL)
KENNY STEVENS (LA) VS. SCOTT TOUPS ( LA)
ADAM PEEPLE 169# (LA) VS. TBA
ROCKY LONG 145# (TX) VS. TBA

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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