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Saturday, Apr 19, 2003

United Full Contact Federation Presents:



Dyer vs. Witt
United Full Contact Federation Presents:
A Night of Champions
Held April 19, 2003
At the Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, Washington
By Mike Neva

Aric Wiseman, in association with the United Full Contact Federation, once again brought his exciting brand of amateur kickboxing and pankration to the Edmonds Community College. With over ten years of promoting such events, the list of fights that have fought in Wiseman’s shows is like a veritable who’s who of mixed martial arts. Matt Hume, Josh Barnett, Dennis Hallman, Ivan Salaverry and Charles Pearson have all tested their wares as amateurs in years past.

Assembling a solid card with many of today’s top northwest amateurs, the mixed card of five kickboxing and four pankration matches entertained with a good mix of submissions, decisions, and of course, an upset. With only 2 kickboxing matches under his belt, local favorite Landon Showalter took a big step up in competition facing the crafty veteran Phil Petite. Taking the fight on short notice, Showalter showed great heart and determination as he methodically waited for an opening and capitalized on Petite’s lack of activity by landing clean shots near the end of each round. After five hard fought rounds Showalter was awarded a very close split decision victory.

Eric Wirt (left) trading with Chris Jacobson
Wirt trading with Jacobson

Other action saw a ripped and ready Andrew Taylor over power Paul Purcell and pound away from the full mount until Purcell verbally submitted. Eddie Ellis also stepped up to the plate in his first kickboxing match to take on team quest fighter Kevin Ketch. The unorthodox style of Ellis looked to frustrate Ketch who was unable to land any effective blows throughout the match. Ellis eventually landed a clean shot sending Ketch to the canvas. As Ketch staggered to his feet he stumbled backwards causing the referee to call a halt to the action. Rob Williams and Shandi Fyre put on a three round war that had the crowd on their feet as they cheered at every blow these two landed. Williams knocked Fyre down twice in round 1 and although Williams was fatigued early on, Frye could not overcome the quick deficit as the judges awarded Williams a majority decision.

  1. Kickboxing
    Eddie Ellis (Victory Athletics) def. Kevin Getch (Team Quest) by TKO at: 41 of round 3

  2. Kickboxing
    Mark Carter (Top Rank) def. Azim Merali (AMC Pankration) by unanimous decision after three 90-second rounds

  3. Panration
    Cam Ward (Scott McQuarry) def. Tony Williams (PBBA Martial Arts) by toe hold at 2:20 of round 1

  4. Kickboxing
    Rob Williams (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Shandi Frye (AMC Pankration) by unanimous decision after three 90-second rounds

  5. Pankration
    Jeremy Saunders (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Dave Cochran (Self Trained) by toe hold at: 51 of round 1

  6. Pankration
    Rob Dyer (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Triet Witt (AMC Pankration) by guillotine choke at: 41 of round 3

  7. Kickboxing
    Chris Jacobson (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Eric Wirt (Travis Kickboxing) by unanimous decision after three 2-minute rounds

  8. Pankration
    Andrew Taylor (Aric Wiseman) def. Paul Purcell (Victory Athletics) by verbal submission at 2:59 of round 1

  9. Kickboxing
    Landon Showalter (PBBA Martial Arts) def. Phil Petite (World Kickboxing Academy) by split decision after five 2-minute rounds



Results from
Pacific Fighting Championships

Held April 17, 2003
Waikiki Shell Amphitheater, Honolulu, Hawaii
By Chris Onzuka

Blake Hottendorf going for a heel hook on Mike Bower
Hottendorf going for heelhook

The inaugural Pacific Fighting Championships kicked off at the open aired, Waikiki Shell Amphitheater, which is a stone’s throw away from the famous Waikiki Beach. The event was sparsely attended, primarily due to the rain earlier in the day and the event being held on a Thursday night. The card was pretty sparse as well due to a lot of last minute drop outs or no shows. The event featured a lot of new comers to MMA. It was highlighted by a few fighters with a lot of potential, the first being HMC’s Neal Andres, with the exception of the very beginning of the fight, dominated the match on his way to a unanimous decision. Jacob Fa’agai showed impressive straight punches and a solid ground and pound game for the TKO. He will be a force to be reckoned with. And of course, Deshawn Johnson showed why he is one of Hawaii’s best MMA strikers, by pounding Vela and securing a choke for the submission.

2 Rounds – 5 minutes
155lbs
Neal Andres (HMC)
Def.
John Kukahiko (Kodenkan)
Unanimous decision after 2 rounds.

150lbs
Marcus Moreno (Bulls Pen)
Def.
Josh Vierra (Universal Roughhousing)
TKO via referee stoppage due to punches from the mount in Round 1.

Mike Bower (HMC)
Def.
Blake Hottendorf (Kodenkan)
TKO via referee stoppage due to strikes from the mount at 4:55 into round 1.

160lbs
Josh Corlione (Kodenkan)
Def.
Bobby Cuadra (Professional Training Center)
Submission via arm bar from the guard at 2:30 into round 1.

265lbs & Under
Jacob Fa’agai
def.
Keoni Toguchi (Professional Training Center)
TKO via referee stoppage due to punches from the half guard at 2:15 round 1.

Main Event:
170lbs
Deshaun Johnson (HMC)
def.
Jacob Vela (Kodenkan)
Submission via side choke at 3:37 into round 1.


From the event’s promoter:


RITC 48: Let’s Do It Again!

Saturday, May 3, 2003
Pinal County – Parks, Recreation & Fairgrounds
11 MC Road
Casa Grande, Arizona

Doors Open: 6 PM, Fight Time: 7:30 PM
Tickets prices are $20 (General Admission) and $25 (Floor Level Seating).

We need the people from Casa Grande, Eloy, Coolige, Phoenix and Tucson to come out and support this event just like they did for our last Casa Grande show two months ago. The planned fight card will be stacked to showcase local talent in excellent matchups. Come on out and support your favorites.

Here is a PRELIMINARY list of fighters who have formally signed up so far.

Steve McDonald – 145 lbs
Michael Kline – 150 lbs
Richie Reyes – 155 lbs
Brian Mitchell – 155 lbs
Carlos Ortega – 155 lbs
Gabe Rivas – 165 lbs
Hector Montijo – 165 lbs
Ben Morales – 165 lbs
Gabe Casillas – 170 lbs
Adam Millican – 170 lbs
Ray Steinbeiss – 180 lbs
Allen Branson – 180 lbs
Mike Fettkether – 190 lbs
Roger Mejia – 200 lbs
Rocky Revel – 205 lbs
Chappo Montijo – 205 lbs
Wayland Berry – 265 lbs
Jason Wallace – 265 lbs

Attention Fighters: weigh-ins scheduled for 3 PM on fight date (May 3) at the fight site. Photo shoot for web site profiles scheduled for 4 PM. Tickets are available in advance at Asher Combat Academy or at the door the night of the show until sold out. Get your tickets in advance. There will be two entrances at the show. One for fans with advanced tickets, the other for fans buying tickets the night of the fight. Tickets prices are $20 (General Admission) and $25 (Floor Level Seating).

Asher Combat Academy
595 W. Cottonwood
Casa Grande, AZ
(520) 431-2993
or e-mail: combat@cgmailbox.com

Here are the directions for those traveling from Phoenix or Tucson for the event.

Take I-10 to Exit 194
Head East on 287 away from CG for 7 miles
Turn right on 11 Mile Corner Rd and you’re there

Upcoming Event:

RITC 49 – Stare Down
Saturday, June 7, 2003
Celebrity Theatre (Phoenix)
Edwin Dewees vs John Renken (Pride Veteran)
Joseph Riggs vs Thomas Gil (World War 4 Matchup)

RITC 51 – The Heavyweights
Saturday, July 26, 2003
Celebrity Theatre (Phoenix)
Kauai Kupihea (290 lbs) vs Johnathan Ivey (260 lbs)
Andy Montana (225 lbs) vs ???
Cory Timmerman (310 lbs) vs Mike Camp (330 lbs)

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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