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Wednesday, Jun 11, 2003

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Olson unloading on Pope
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Everett Extreme Challenge 8
Held June 7th, 2003
At the Everett Armory
Everett, Washington
By Mike Neva

Gravelle landing a kick to Jones
Gravelle kicking Jones

After a two month absence, the long awaited Everett Extreme Challenge 8 once again brought together some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest amateur fighters in a mixed card of boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, and pankration. The scorching heat of an unseasonable dry spell was not enough to deter the near 1000 fans who packed the Everett Armory to cheer on crowd favorites Boyd Ballard and Otto Olson.

Giving up more than a 50 pound weight advantage, Ballard quickly tried to shoot but was stymied by the shear size of the 250 pound Karl Pope. As both combatants scrambled for position, it was Ballard who was able to get the upper hand and take Pope’s back. From there, Ballard unloaded with punches until referee Joe DeRobbio wisely stopped the contest just over a minute into the first round.

Coming off a stellar second place finish at the prestigious Abu Dhabi submission wrestling tournament, Otto Olson stepped back in the ring for only his second career pankration match. As the crowd chanted his name, Olson sprinted to the ring as he readied to do battle with formidable challenger Ryan Pope. As the opening bell sounded it was all Olson in what turned out to be a very one-sided affair. The collegiate all-American in wrestling was able to trip Pope to the mat and easily pass to side mount. Olson then trapped Pope’s left arm and began to unleash a barrage of right hands [pictured above] forcing Pope little choice but to tap or withstand the onslaught of blows. Pope wisely chose to tap giving Otto Olson the victory and the Pacific Northwest 170 pound title.

Boxing
Kirill Shishlou (Ring Sports United) def. Jacob Operskalshi (AMC Pankration) by split decision after 3 90-second rounds

Novice Kickboxing
Roan Donahue (White Cobra Boxing) def. Greg Jones (Jones’s TAEKWONDO) by TKO ref stoppage from punishment at 1:01 of round 3

Novice Pankration
Jason Vellow (Oak Harbor Martial Arts) def. Calito Fransisco (Travis Kickboxing) by kneebar at 1:06 of round 1

Muay Thai
Faris Alzeragi (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Mike Katayama (Effective Combat Systems) by KO at 1:38 of round 2

Novice Kickboxing
Matt Ferris (Brian Johnson) def. Niel Burton (Ring Sports United) by split decision after 3 90-second rounds

A Class Pankration
Shawn Cahill (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Shawn Gallo (Brian Johnson) by armbar at 1:30 of round 1

Novice Kickboxing
Allen Cameron (Brian Johnson) def. Johnathan Cooper (Ring Sports United) by split decision after 3 90-second rounds

A Class Pankration
Joey Holt (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Joel Pettit (Brian Johnson) by KO from a punch at 0:01 of round 1 (new mixed martial arts record)

Novice Kickboxing
Bryce Hamilton (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Will McKasson (Brian Johnson) by TKO didn’t answer the standing 8 count at 1:17 of round 2

Muay Thai
Tony Williams (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Angkear Mao (Brian Johnson) by TKO dislocated right shoulder after an accident fall at :42 of round 1

A Class Pankration
Buck Bisbey (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Thai Kongchunji (TKO Kickboxing) by TKO ref stoppage from punches at 2:12 of round 1

A Class Pankration
Boyd Ballard (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Karl Pope (Pope Martial Arts) by TKO ref stoppage from punches at 1:06 of round 1

Mauy Thai
Brian Jones (Alberto’s Kickboxing) def. Paul Gravelle (TKO Kickboxing) by unanimous decision after five 2-minute rounds

A Class Pankration
Otto Olson (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Ryan Pope (Pope Martial Arts) by submission from punches at 1:30 of round 1


From the event’s promoter:


Fighters Hope to Continue Super Brawl History

In two previous Super Brawl tournaments, a total of 10 fighters have used the exposure to advance their careers, earning berths in either the Ultimate Fighting Championship or Pride — the sport’s two biggest promotions.

The eight competitiors in this Friday’s 185-pound tourney at Super Brawl 30 hope they can reap the same benefits.

"I dare anybody to pick the winner in this tournament… I know I can’t do it," said Super Brawl promoter T. Jay Thompson. "We truly have eight guys capable of winning it all and moving on to the UFC. It will be quite a treat for the fans."

Thompson, along with Extreme Challenge promoter Monte Cox, have assembled the field through two qualifying events and some at-large berths. Fans can bet on their favorites at Thegreek.com website.

Jay Buck of Chicago and Brendan Seguin of Detroit finished first and second, respectively in an 8-man qualifier in Iowa… Meanwhile, the top two finishers in the Utah qualifier dropped due to injuries and were replaced by fellow Utah competitors Jason Miller of Los Angeles and Denis Kang of Vancouver, British Columbia.

The last four spots were filled with at-large berths … Joe Doerksen of Winnipeg, Manitoba; Jonathan Goulet of Montreal, Quebec; and Honolulu favorites Desi Minor and Kaipo Kalama.
In addition to the tourney, a pair of heavyweight showdowns will keep fans entertained at the Blaisdell Arena. Huge Andre Roberts (380 pounds) of Tama, Iowa, returns to Honolulu to face veteran Jonathan Ivey of Houston, Texas.

In the Super Bout, Wesley "Cabbage" Correira will face up and comer Justin Eilers, a member of Team Extreme and roomate of UFC Champion Tim Sylvia.

Once again the event webcast will be available for free at www.superbrawltv.com.
Just use the following login information:
E-mail: tjay@superbrawltv.com
Password: SB4free

The lineup:

A bracket
Match 1: Joe Doerksen Vs. Desi Minor
Match 2: Jay Buck Vs. Jason Miller

B bracket
Match 3: Jonathan Goulet Vs. Kaipo Kalama
Match 4: Denis Kang Vs. Brendan Seguin

Semifinals
Match 5: Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2
Match 6: Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4

Feature bout
Match 7: Johnathan Ivy vs. Andre Roberts

Tourney championship
Match 8: Winner Match 5 vs. Winner Match 6

Super Bout
Match 9: Justin Eilers vs. Cabbage

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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