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Friday, Apr 30, 2004

An “eruption” Of Action

Ricardo Deborba KO'd by Nardu Debrah
An "Eruption" of Action
By Jim Genia

(April 30, Lowell, Massachusetts) The Tsongas Arena played host to "Eruption" tonight, and though the turnout was a scant few hundred, this marked the low point of an otherwise impressive debut show. Competitors flown in from as far away as Brazil and Texas to test the mettle of New England’s own stars, and fans who made the trek were rewarded with 11 action-packed MMA bouts. Representatives hailed from Team Elite, Team Renzo, Yves Edwards’ Thugjitsu, and Brazilian Top Team, among others. Highlights of the night included:

  • Jay Hieron’s toughest MMA test yet, as he battled it out with jiu-jitsu black belt and Brazilian Top Team rep Fabio Holanda.
  • Nuri Shakir’s flawless judo, as he sent Marcus Davis sailing through the air to the roar of the crowd.
  • New England’s own MMA hero Jorge Rivera, and the war he waged with the gutsy James Gabert.

Jerry Mosquea (Rodrigo Gracie/Team Renzo-149lbs) vs. Joe Lauzon (Reality Self-Defense-149)
Lauzon at 2:37 of Round One via ref stoppage due to unanswered strikes.

Nardu Debrah (Rodrigo Gracie/Universal Self-Defense-160lbs) vs. Ricardo Deborba (ChuteBoxe-156lbs)
Debrah via KO at 3:30 of Round One – an impressive return for Nardu! [Deborba is pictured above being tended to after the fight]

Jay Hieron (Bellmore Kickboxing/Rodrigo Gracie-168lbs) vs. Fabio Holanda (Brazilian Top Team-170lbs)
Hieron via unanimous decision – this one was a hard-fought war!

Super-Lightweight Title
Renato Migliacci (Team Renzo-145lbs) vs. Rocky Long (Thugjitsu-145lbs)

Migliacci via unanimous decision.

Lightweight Title
Mark Colangelo (Ricardo Almeida/Team Renzo-155lbs) vs. Matt Lee (Team Elite-155lbs)

Lee via unanimous decision – a great standup battle.

Bryan Bressler (Miletich Fighting Systems-170lbs) vs. Jason Hathaway (USF-169lbs)
Judges’ decision – draw.

Light-Heavyweight Title
Lance Everson (Boneyard-193lbs) vs. Tim Credeur (Thugjitsu-195lbs)

Credeur via armbar at 3:02 Round One. Everson popped his own arm out of his elbow trying to escape Credeur’s picture-perfect armlock from the bottom.

Welterweight Title
Marcus Davis (Miletich Fighting Systems-167lbs) vs. Nuri Shakir (Team Elite-170lbs)

Shakir via rear choke at 2:38 of Round Three. Another great fight by Shakir!

Fabio Leopoldo (Team Renzo-204lbs) vs. Brendan Seguin (MASH-197lbs)
Leopoldo via doctor stoppage at :43 of Round One – a bout-ending cut brought this one to an abrupt end before it barely even began.

Sam Hogar (Miletich Fighting Systems-247lbs) vs. Chris Herring (Gorilla Nation)
Hogar via side choke at 2:37 of Round One. With pinpoint accurate high-kicks and a smooth string of submission attempts from the bottom, Hogar looked extremely impressive.

Middleweight Title
Jorge Rivera (Team Elite-185lbs) vs. James Gabert (Ricardo Almeida/Team Renzo)

Rivera via ref stoppage (a flash-KO) at 4:10 of Round 3 – a scrappy performance by Gabert and dominant performance by Rivera. Get this man back in the UFC!

K-1 "Battle At The Bellagio II:"
McDonald Regains His Reign

Written By Michael Afromowitz

In a sold-out event filled with non-stop thrills and heart-pounding action, two-time K-1 tournament champion Michael McDonald reclaimed his throne in North America by earning a unanimous judges’ decision over a ferocious Dewey "The Black Kobra" Cooper during the K-1 "Battle At The Bellagio II" tournament at Las Vegas, Nevada’s Bellagio Hotel and Casino on Friday, April 30th.

From the outset of his quarterfinal round matchup with K-1 Superfight veteran and tournament first-timer, Marvin Eastman, McDonald’s chances capturing a third K-1 tournament title on United States ground appeared bleak as he was roughed up in the first three minutes by his aggressive and somewhat unorthodox opponent. Eastman scored a handful of jumping knee strikes to the Canadian’s midsection before landing a hard left hand that sent his opponent reeling back towards the corner. During an exchange, McDonald was put on the canvas for a partial referee 10-count.

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From the event’s promoter:


Repeating the huge success of the first edition, Jungle Fight set up its second edition, to break, once again, all PPV records in Brazil.

After a successful and surprising Jungle-Fight 1 which took place on the middle of Amazon Forest in September 13th, 2003. Antonio Inoki and Wallid Ismail already stated: ‘We’ve a lot of surprises for this next event, the world never watched nothing equal. Our intention is to capture all attention of the MMA world with our innovations.’

Fourteen MMA warriors together in the biggest Forest of the Planet – Amazonia – in an original and extremely gorgeous scene. Jungle Fight 2 is confirmed for next May 15th of 2004 in Studio 5 – Center of Conventions – Manaus. Inoki and Ismail are waiting 5,000 spectators in the place. For this event we will count on the presence of some national and international celebrities. The following battles are already scheduled:

  • Vladimir Matyushenko (RAW Team) vs. Leopoldo Montenegro (Brazil Dojo)
  • Assuerio Silva (Muay Thai Dream Team) vs. Fabiano ‘Pega-Leve’ Scherer (BTT)
  • Jorge ‘Macaco’ Patino (ChuteBoxe) vs. Thomas ‘WildMan’ Denny (JESUS Is Lord)
  • Carlos Barreto (BTT) vs. Brian Sherpad (Las Vegas Combat Club)
  • Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ (Brazil Dojo) vs. Victor Babkir
  • Adriano Martins (Gracie) vs. Boris Jonstomp (France)
  • Fredson Paixao (GBCT) vs. Rani Yahira (Ataide Jr)

The Jungle Fight Championship 2 is being divulged in the entire world by internet and the local tv, TV Amazon that is an affiliate of the Rede-Globo(the biggest Brazilian TV) in Manaus and all the North of the Brazil. The event will be covered by diverse private channels in the four corners of the world. The accomplishment of the Jungle Fight Championship 2 is a partnership of the TV Amazon with the City hall of Manaus, Government of the State of Amazon and Grafite Advertising. MMA specialists will be facing themselves in fights that will mark the history of the MMA. Don’t forget, May 15th will mark a deeply the MMA World.

From the event’s promoter:

RITC 61 – Results
Pardoe, Homer & A-Dawg Win
Aldano named Fighter of the Night

A huge turnout welcomed RITC back to Dodge Theater. Superstars Mark Kerr and Brock Lesnar were in attendance. Among the exciting match-ups was a 3 second KO by Gilbert Aldano. This is the fastest KO in RITC history and earned Fighter of the Night (FOTN) honors for Gilbert. Other candidates for FOTN were Troy Tolbert, Carlos Ortega, Ed West, Hans Marrero, Bryan Pardoe and "A-Dawg" Sullivan.

Troy Tolbert (139), Leininger Dojo
won by submission (choke), 1:37 Rd 1
Aaron Millican (143), Team Brausa

Carlos Ortega (149), Arizona Jiu-Jitsu
won by decision (3-0)
Matt VerHalen (144), Freestyle

Gilbert Aldano (255), Team Brausa
won by KO, :03 Rd 1
Herb Garcia (300), AZ Punishment

Ed West (148), Hinzmann’s MMA
won by submission (key lock), 1:01 Rd 1
Amos Sotelo (153), ACS

Hans Marrero (190), Marrero Combat Academy
won by submission (arm bar), 1:58 Rd 1
Robert Rose (187), Leininger Dojo

Bryan Pardoe (219), Rufus Kickboxing
won by submission (key lock), 1:28 Rd 1
BJ Gile (201), Genesis Jiu-Jitsu

Jamie Varner (167), ACS
bout ruled No Contest, :54 Rd 2
James Upshur (164), Team Brausa

Rich Alten (219), Ryan Defense Systems
won by fighter retirement (broken thumb), 2:33 Rd 1
Mike Rainieri (212), Team Brausa

Homer Moore (212), Team Bang
won by decision (3-0)
Andy Montana (235), AZ Punishment

Main Event
"A-Dawg" Sullivan (210), Savage Te Dawg Pound
won by decision (3-0)
Shane Johnson (210), Hinzmann’s MMA Academy

The next RITC show is just days away.

RITC 62 – More Punishment
Saturday, May 15, 2004
Casa Grande

RITC 63 – It’s Time
Saturday, June 12, 2004
Phoenix (Dodge Theater)

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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