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Thursday, Apr 11, 2002

Ultimate Submissions Premiers Tonight!


From Josh Hedges of Zuffa/UFC:


Ultimate Submissions premiers tonight!

Ultimate Submissions premiers tonight on pay per view at 10:00 pm eastern. The show is a one-hour feature highlighting the best submission finishes in the UFC’s history. The show will be broadcast on iN DEMAND, DirecTV, Dish Network, Bell Express Vu, and Viewer’s Choice Canada. It will be replayed throughout the month of April. Check local listings for date, time, and channel.



UFC 37 complete card

UFC 37 poster
Four more fights have been added to the card for UFC 37: High Impact on May 10, 2002 in Bossier City, Louisiana. Plagued by injuries, the card has taken longer than usual to finalize.

In a Lightweight bout, "The Prodigy" BJ Penn returns to action to take on UFC newcomer Paul Creighton. Penn is coming off a five-round war with Jens Pulver that saw him on the losing end of a majority decision. He is 3-1 in the UFC and is ranked among the top five lightweights in the world. Creighton trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the legendary Renzo Gracie. With a 5-0 record in MMA, Creighton has been wrestling since age five and is a purple belt in BJJ.

Ivan Salaverry, from AMC Pankration in Seattle, Washington, will take on Russian Andrei Semenov in a Middleweight bout. Salaverry won the Hook N Shoot Middleweight Championship on March 9, 2002 when he defeated then-champion John Renken by TKO in 23 seconds.

The two preliminary fights will feature all new blood in the UFC Welterweight division.

Aaron Riley, fighting out of AMC Pankration in Seattle, Washington, will take on Robbie Lawler, who trains with Pat Miletich in Davenport, Iowa. Riley is 11-2 in MMA and has been involved in some of the most exciting fights ever. His most notable fights were his wars with UFC veterans Steve Berger and Yves Edwards. Lawler is undefeated in MMA and recently defeated Japanese fighter Shogun Kawakatsu by TKO.

In the second Welterweight prelim, Joao Pierini will take on Benji "The Razor" Radach. Pierini, a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is 5-0 in MMA and trains with Eugene Jackson at the Gladiators Training Academy. He has won all his fights by submission or knockout. Radach (10-0 in MMA) is one of the top students out of Dennis Hallman’s gym Olympia, Washington. He has knockout power and coming from Hallman’s camp, he’s very well-rounded in all aspects of the game.

The official card for UFC 37: High Impact is as follows:

Middleweight Championship Bout
Murilo Bustamante (champion) vs. Matt Lindland

Heavyweight Bout
Ricco Rodriguez vs. Tsuyoshi Kosaka

Middleweight Bouts
Andrei Semenov vs. Ivan Salaverry
Phil Baroni vs. Amar Suloev

Lightweight Bouts
BJ Penn vs. Paul Creighton
Caol Uno vs. Yves Edwards

Welterweight Preliminary Bouts
Aaron Riley vs. Robbie Lawler
Joao Pierini vs. Benji Radach


From DSE USA:


Pride FC Logo
PRIDE FC
"Armed and Ready"
(A.K.A. PRIDE 20)
Five Additional Matches Announced


Event information:

PRIDE-20
Date: April 28th, 2002
Gate open: 2:00 PM
Fights start: 4:00 PM
Place: Yokohama Arena (Yokohama, Kanagawa-Pref., Japan)
Pay-Per-View:

  • SkyPerfecTV (JAPAN, April 28th Live PPV)
  • DIRECTV, DishNetwork, TVN (April 28th, Same-day PPV)
  • Bell Express Vu, Viewer’s Choice Canada (April 28th, Same-day PPV)

    Announced matches:

    • Dan Henderson vs. Ricardo Arona
    • Murilo "Ninja" Rua vs. Mario Sperry
    • Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Masaaki Satake
    • Alexsander Otsuka vs. Sanae Kikuta
    • Norihisa Yamamoto vs. Bob Zapp

    Previously announced match:

    • Wanderlei Silva vs. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic*
      * NON-Title Match


    Dan Henderson
    Dan Henderson
    ENTRY in PRIDE: 12,13, 14 & 17
    HOMETOWN: Huntington Beach, USA
    DOB: 8/24/1970
    WEIGHT: 195 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’11"
    TITLES and AWARDS:

  • RINGS 2000 "King of Kings" Tournament Winner


  • Ricardo Arona
    Ricardo Arona
    ENTRY PRIDE: 16
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 7/17/1978
    WEIGHT: 200 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’11"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • ’01 RINGS 2001 King of Kings Middle Weight Class Champion
  • ’01 ADCC Submission Wrestling Champion (Absolute & Under 98kg Class)
  • ’00 ADCC Submission Wrestling Champion (Under 98kg Class)


  • Murilo Ninja
    Murilo Ninja
    ENTRY in PRIDE: 16, 17 & 18
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 5/20/1980
    WEIGHT: 188 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’0"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’01 PRIDE-17 def. Alex Andrade
  • ’01 PRIDE-16 def. Daijiro Matsui


  • Mario Sperry
    Mario Sperry
    ENTRY PRIDE: 17
    HOMETOWN: Croatia
    DOB: 9/28/1966
    WEIGHT: 209 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’0"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • Extreme Fighting Veteran
  • Australasian UFC Veteran
  • ’96-’99 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion


  • Quiton Jackson
    Quiton Jackson
    ENTRY in PRIDE: 15, 17 & 18
    HOMETOWN: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    DOB: 6/20/1978
    WEIGHT: 205 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’1"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’01 PRIDE-17 def. Yuki Ishikawa
  • ’01 KOTC8 def. Bryson Howvreck
  • ’00 KOTC6 def. Rob Smith


  • Masaaki Satake
    Masaaki Satake
    ENTRY PRIDE: GP, 10, 11, 12, 15 & 17
    HOMETOWN: Osaka, Japan
    DOB: 8/17/1965
    WEIGHT: 232 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’2"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ISKA & UKF World Heavy Weight Champion
  • K-1 Japan GP ’97 & 98 Champion


  • Alexander Otsuka
    Alexander Otsuka
    ENTRY in PRIDE: 4, 7, 8, GP, 11, 12 & 18
    HOMETOWN: Tokushima Pref., Japan
    DOB: 7/17/1971
    WEIGHT: 203 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’1"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’00 PRIDE 11 def. Mike Bourke
  • ’98 PRIDE 4 def. Marco Ruas


  • Sanae Kikuta
    Sanae Kikuta
    ENTRY PRIDE: 2 & 4
    HOMETOWN: Tokyo, Japan
    DOB: 9/9/1967
    WEIGHT: 206 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’11"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’02 ADCC Submission Wrestling Champion


  • Norihisa Yamamoto
    Norihisa Yamamoto
    ENTRY in PRIDE: 16 & 18
    HOMETOWN: Kudamatsu, Japan
    DOB: 7/4/1970
    WEIGHT: 216 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’4"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • RINGS VETERAN


  • Bob Zapp
    Bob Zapp
    ENTRY PRIDE: First time in PRIDE
    HOMETOWN: USA
    DOB: TBA
    WEIGHT: 350 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’10"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • NFL Veteran


  • Wanderlei Silva
    Wanderlei Silva
    ENTRY in PRIDE: 7, 8, GP, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 & 19
    HOMETOWN: Curitiba, Brazil
    DOB: 7/3/1976
    WEIGHT: 210 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’0"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • PRIDE Middle Weight Champion


  • Cro Cop
    Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic
    ENTRY PRIDE: 17
    HOMETOWN: Croatia
    DOB: 9/10/1974
    WEIGHT: 213 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’2"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’01 Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye def. Yuji Nagata
  • ’01 K-1 Andy Memorial def. Kazuyuki Fujita


  • *Card subject to change



  • Dan Henderson
    Dan Henderson
    ENTRY in PRIDE: 12,13, 14 & 17
    HOMETOWN: Huntington Beach, USA
    DOB: 8/24/1970
    WEIGHT: 195 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’11"
    TITLES and AWARDS:

  • RINGS 2000 "King of Kings" Tournament Winner

  • Ricardo Arona
    Ricardo Arona
    ENTRY PRIDE: 16
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 7/17/1978
    WEIGHT: 200 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’11"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • ’01 RINGS 2001 King of Kings Middle Weight Class Champion
  • ’01 ADCC Submission Wrestling Champion (Absolute & Under 98kg Class)
  • ’00 ADCC Submission Wrestling Champion (Under 98kg Class)

  • Murilo Ninja
    Murilo Ninja
    ENTRY in PRIDE: 16, 17 & 18
    HOMETOWN: Brazil
    DOB: 5/20/1980
    WEIGHT: 188 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’0"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’01 PRIDE-17 def. Alex Andrade
  • ’01 PRIDE-16 def. Daijiro Matsui

  • Mario Sperry
    Mario Sperry
    ENTRY PRIDE: 17
    HOMETOWN: Croatia
    DOB: 9/28/1966
    WEIGHT: 209 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’0"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • Extreme Fighting Veteran
  • Australasian UFC Veteran
  • ’96-’99 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion

  • Quiton Jackson
    Quiton Jackson
    ENTRY in PRIDE: 15, 17 & 18
    HOMETOWN: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    DOB: 6/20/1978
    WEIGHT: 205 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’1"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’01 PRIDE-17 def. Yuki Ishikawa
  • ’01 KOTC8 def. Bryson Howvreck
  • ’00 KOTC6 def. Rob Smith

  • Masaaki Satake
    Masaaki Satake
    ENTRY PRIDE: GP, 10, 11, 12, 15 & 17
    HOMETOWN: Osaka, Japan
    DOB: 8/17/1965
    WEIGHT: 232 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’2"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ISKA & UKF World Heavy Weight Champion
  • K-1 Japan GP ’97 & 98 Champion

  • Alexander Otsuka
    Alexander Otsuka
    ENTRY in PRIDE: 4, 7, 8, GP, 11, 12 & 18
    HOMETOWN: Tokushima Pref., Japan
    DOB: 7/17/1971
    WEIGHT: 203 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’1"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’00 PRIDE 11 def. Mike Bourke
  • ’98 PRIDE 4 def. Marco Ruas

  • Sanae Kikuta
    Sanae Kikuta
    ENTRY PRIDE: 2 & 4
    HOMETOWN: Tokyo, Japan
    DOB: 9/9/1967
    WEIGHT: 206 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 5’11"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’02 ADCC Submission Wrestling Champion

  • Norihisa Yamamoto
    Norihisa Yamamoto
    ENTRY in PRIDE: 16 & 18
    HOMETOWN: Kudamatsu, Japan
    DOB: 7/4/1970
    WEIGHT: 216 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’4"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • RINGS VETERAN

  • Bob Zapp
    Bob Zapp
    ENTRY PRIDE: First time in PRIDE
    HOMETOWN: USA
    DOB: TBA
    WEIGHT: 350 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’10"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • NFL Veteran

  • Wanderlei Silva
    Wanderlei Silva
    ENTRY in PRIDE: 7, 8, GP, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 & 19
    HOMETOWN: Curitiba, Brazil
    DOB: 7/3/1976
    WEIGHT: 210 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’0"
    TITLES or AWARDS:

  • PRIDE Middle Weight Champion

  • Cro Cop
    Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic
    ENTRY PRIDE: 17
    HOMETOWN: Croatia
    DOB: 9/10/1974
    WEIGHT: 213 lbs.
    HEIGHT: 6’2"
    FIGHTING HISTORY:

  • ’01 Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye def. Yuji Nagata
  • ’01 K-1 Andy Memorial def. Kazuyuki Fujita


  • THIS WEEK ON "NO HOLDS BARRED NEWS" ON WBAI’S "LIGHTSHOW:" JOHN PERRETTI
    by Eddie Goldman

    John Perretti
    He is the kind of man that many seemed either to love or hate. Outspoken, abrasive, opinionated, but always upfront — both his friends and enemies likely agree that these features characterize him.

    I call him "The Maestro," because he orchestrated some of the best mixed martial arts events ever, both as a promoter for the now-defunct Extreme Fighting organization, and also as matchmaker for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) during some of its darkest days when it was censored on American cable television.

    All this, of course, refers to one, and only one, man — John Perretti. He has recently left New York for California, and left the fight game for acting and stunt work. But he has not left behind his opinions, and in our interview with him, he took, as always, a no-holds-barred approach.

    This week on the "No Holds Barred News" segment on WBAI radio’s "Lightshow" we will be hearing from
    John Perretti.

    "Lightshow" airs weekly late Friday night/early Saturday morning, 3-5 AM Eastern Time. The "No Holds Barred News" segment airs in the second hour of the show, between 4 AM and 5 AM EST, early Saturday morning, April 13. This week’s segment is prerecorded.

    WBAI broadcasts in New York on 99.5 FM. For those not in the New York area, WBAI can also be heard live on the Internet. There are two sites that stream the signal: http://www.wbai.org/ and http://www.2600.com/wbai. At this time broadcasts of "Lightshow" are not archived, but we are working on getting these audio interviews posted.

    We also have an e-mail address for our segment on: nhblightshow@yahoo.com.

    WBAI is a 50,000 watt, non-commercial station. This means that, unlike the advertiser-supported media, our opinions are not restrained by any commercial interests.

    "Lightshow" is an arts and entertainment show whose main host and producer is Fred Geobold. I was a co-producer on this show from 1993 to 1998, and rejoined the show as a producer and co-host in September 2001.


    From RITC Writer/Statistician John Petrilli:


    RITC 35 – This Time It’s Personal!
    Del Hawkins vs Farrell Frisby


    Del Hawkins
    RITC 35
    Date: Friday, May 3, 2002
    Time: Doors Open: 6 PM, Fight Time: 8 PM
    Location: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona
    Tickets $20 (rows 14-25), $35 (rows 4-13) and $45 (rows 1-3)
    Kids under 12 are free !!!
    $5 discount cards will be sent to everyone on the RITC mailing list.

    Some key matchups for RITC 35 have been announced. In the Main Event, Del "The Filipino Delight" Hawkins (53 – 8) [pictured] has been on a personal quest to avenge a loss to Farrell "Full Moon" Frisby (19 – 5) that occurred in RITC 21 on October 4, 2000. Del has dispatched 5 straight RITC opponents by submission or KO while patiently awaiting the opportunity for his desired rematch. His wait is over !! These two warriors will face-off in the Main Event at RITC 35.

    These are exciting matchups and this promises to be one of the best RITC Fight Cards ever.

    Main Event:
    Del Hawkins (145 lbs) vs Farrell Frisby (150 lbs)

    Super Fight #1:
    Homer Moore (210 lbs) vs Vince Lucero (270 lbs)

    Super Fight #2:
    Drew Fickett (175 lbs) vs John Lansing (165 lbs)

    Featured Fights:
    Brad Pole (150 lbs) vs Santino Defranco (155 lbs)
    Edwin Dewees (195 lbs) vs Joe Grant (235 lbs)
    Joseph Riggs (235 lbs) vs TBA

    Plus 6 other matchups to fill out the 12 Fight Card. Fight Card subject to change.

    Tickets for RITC available at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office (602-267-1600) or at Ticketmaster (480-784-4444). For additional information, please call 480-446-8127 or visit www.rageinthecage.com

    posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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