Vitor Belfort’s Surprise Begins To Unfold
Vitor Belfort’s Surprise Begins to Unfold
By Eduardo Alonso
A few "Brazilian Beat" editions back, Vitor Belfort mentioned to FCF that he would be announcing a surprise soon that would most likely please his fans, and now as March comes to an end the surprise is finally beginning to unfold and reveal itself. In a partnership with Cuban trainer and fighter Eugenio Fuentes, with the support of the Military Police of the state of Sao Paulo through its Sports Association, Belfort is putting together an amazing training center for fighters, and his new team: The Brazil Fight Club in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Some of the facilities are still being built, but the project is amazing and will most likely result in the biggest and best training center for fighters in South America! Among the facilities are several swimming pools, tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, a bowling alley and more! Plus, in regards to fighting it will have an official boxing ring, huge mats for grappling, a weight-training room only for fighters [and another one for general people] and even a huge octagon! Construction workers are constantly laboring on the building of the facilities, and in the next few weeks everything will be ready to receive fighters and the general public. If all of that’s not enough, the center also has two arenas (one capable of holding more than 5,000 spectators) intended to host fighting events of all sorts.
From the event’s promoter:
RITC 47 – Unstoppable
Saturday, April 12, 2003
Celebrity Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
Doors Open: 6 PM, Fight Time: 7:30 PM
Ticket Prices: $15 (rows 14-25), $30 (rows 4-13) and $50 (rows 1-3). $5 discount on $30 and $50 tickets with RITC flyer or KUPD red card. Call 602-267-1600 to order tickets now (can pick up at will-call on fight night). This is a "dream" card. Homer Moore will try to rebound against Andy Montana, the #2 ranked RITC Heavyweight, in the Super Main Event. Two "young gun" heavyweights from San Diego, John Sullivan and Mike Proctor, will travel to town to challenge Arizona’s finest. Veteran fighter Johnathan Ivey (5’9", 265 lbs) will fly in from Texas to challenge the #1 ranked RITC Super Heavyweight, Kauai Kupihea. Ivey has been a real crowd pleaser wherever he has fought, using a combination of powerful striking, rolling knee bars and other submission techniques. By popular demand, fan favorite Jamie Varner, who just won his debut fight at RITC 46 – Launching Pad on March 27, has been a late addition to this already awesome card. This show will be "over the top" with exciting action from start to finish. Two jumbo screens will be used at Celebrity to provide close up action for all the fans. Get your tickets early.
Super Main Event:
Fight Card subject to change.
RITC 48 – Let’s Do It Again
RITC 49 – Stare Down
From the event’s promoter:
On Saturday, April 19th, "Midevil’s Mayhem" is going to take Newport, Kentucky and the rest of Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana, & Southwestern Ohio by storm! Come witness some of the best Amateur MMA Fighters in the Country! Fighters from Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland have all decided to display their skill at "Midevil’s Mayhem."
The show will be held at:
As of March 19th, this is the fight card:
****CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE*****
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