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Thursday, Aug 01, 2002

Battle At The Beach Iii(naga Submission Tournament)

From the event’s promoter:

(NAGA Submission Tournament)

WHEN: Saturday, Aug 3rd (10 AM TO 6 PM)
WHERE: Wildwood, NJ (Wildwood H.S. Gymnasium)
WHAT: Over 72 Gi & No-Gi (Kids, Teen, Women, Senior & Adult) Divisions
MORE INFO: Kipp Kollar at (860) 632-2753 or Email President@Nagafighter.com
RULES: NO GI: Use standard NAGA Rules, ADULT GI: Use standard BJJ Rules


JOE D’ARCE (Renzo Gracie) vs. SCOTT SCHULTZ (Tai-Kai)

We have teams from all over the US pre-registered including Oklahoma, North Carolina, etc. Hope you can make the trip to Wildwood this weekend!

From the event’s promoter:

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MONTREAL (CANADA) – On September 17th 2002, the Universal Combat Challenge will finally bring its unique brand of intense MMA action south of the Canadian border. Working in conjunction with two of the most recognizable MMA promoters, Monte Cox and T.J. Thompson, the UCC will present Hawaii’s most popular talent against some of the UCC’s top guns as well as top talent from around the world. "Monte’s help since I started in this game is one of the biggest reason the UCC is the fastest growing promotion in MMA today" stated UCC president Stephane Patry, "Having Monte and T.J. to help me on this show is just awesome, I’m thrilled!" added Patry. Athletes from Brazil, France, Canada and the USA will all be at the Blaisdell Arena for the fight of their lives.

The main event will see a first in MAA history as UCC World Super Lightweight champion WAGNNEY FABIANO (1-0, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) faces #1 contender, BARET "The Finisher" YOSHIDA (3-1, Honolulu, Hawaii) currently ranked #4 in the world. This will see the first time that two Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts compete for a world title! These elite athletes are regarded as two of the best grapplers out there but at UCC HAWAII we will find out who is the best MMA fighter of the two!

UCC 6 veteran ANTONY REA (1-0, Paris, France) and Team Extreme superstar RICH FRANKLIN (7-0, Cincinnati, Ohio) will put their respective undefeated streaks on the line in a light heavyweight challenge that will be sure to ignite the UCC ring. Rea stunned UCC fans with a brutal KO win over former UCC Canadian Light Heavyweight champion Jeromie Sills and has been training hard for his UCC return ever since. Franklin was victorious in his UCC debut and has his sights set on gaining UCC gold and sees Rea as the next step to his goal.

Former UCC Canadian Light Heavyweight champion JEROMIE SILLS (3-3, Niagara Falls, Canada) will return to action as he faces Hawaii’s MMA superstar and Superbrawl standout FALANIKO VITALE (8-1, Honolulu, Hawaii). Known as one of the most dangerous striker in the UCC, Sills brings to the ring incredible strength and accuracy with his fists as well as a solid wrestling background. Vitale is also a gifted young athlete with lightning fast hands and slick ground work that could end any fight in a blink of an eye. These powerhouses are hungry for the KO and always put on a great show for the fans. Look for this bout to be no different.

After two failed attempts to compete for the UCC in Canada, LAVERNE CLARK (10-8, Davenport, Iowa) will FINALLY enter the UCC ranks. Former UCC World Middleweight champion DONALD OUIMET (4-1, Montreal, Canada) will put his 17 plus years of boxing experience against the experienced Clark. Clark’s hands are a known factor in the MMA world as is his wrestling abilities while Ouimet brings his stellar fists and BJJ experience with him every time he fights. The fists will fly when these super strikers go toe to toe in this Welterweight ranking bout.

Also in action will be highly ranked UCC warrior IVAN MENJIVAR (6-2, Zavateluca, Salvador) taking on Hawaii’s EDDIE YAGIN (6-0, Honolulu, Hawaii). Menjivar proved that he is ready to take on top international talent when he dismantled the experienced Jeff Curran at UCC 10 in Canada. Yagin has been raising a few eyebrows as of late and this is his big chance to show the fight world what he has to offer.

STEPHAN POTVIN (4-3, Montreal, Canada) of 454 Vale Tudo will go to war with Team Extreme’s DREW McFEDRIES (1-1, Davenport, Iowa). Potvin shocked the MMA world when he dominated and defeated the highly ranked Joe Doerksen at UCC 6 in what was considered to be a huge upset by insiders. McFedries has built a serious rep in the American Midwest and showed his huge heart in his victorious UCC debut at UCC 10. This will be Drew’s biggest test yet as Potvin is a hungry lion looking to regain prominence in the UCC ranks.

Also in action PAIN PETERS (6-2, Brampton, Canada), KERRY SCHALL (7-3, Cincinnati, Ohio), YAN PELLERIN (2-2, Sherbrooke, Canada), RICHARD CHOU (0-1, Honolulu, Hawaii), BRENNAN KAMAKA (1-7, Honolulu, Hawaii) and a fighter to be determined soon.

The Blaisdell arena will see electricity like never before when it houses the Universal Combat Challenge’s ERUPTION IN HAWAII. Tickets go on sale soon so don’t be left out! This historic event will also be telecast on Pay-Per-View in Canada and some awesome news will come out of the UCC office shortly regarding a Pay-Per-View deal in the United States!

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posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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