Bushido:carlos Newton Vs Renzo Gracie!
From Dream Stage Entertainment:
CARLOS NEWTON VS RENZO GRACIE!
LOS ANGELES, California – As part of "Team Japan versus the Gracie Family," Dream Stage Entertainment’s inaugural "Bushido" show will feature Carlos "The Ronin" Newton versus Renzo Gracie.
Though Newton is a citizen of Canada, his popularity and familiarity with the Japanese fans led to his joining of Team Japan in their quest to defeat the Gracie Family.
Under the guidance of coach Royce Gracie, Team Gracie will take on a line-up of some of Japan’s elite mixed martial artists.
Renzo Gracie vs. Carlos Newton
The live event is scheduled for October 5, 2003 from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and a total of 7-8 matches overall are expected.
Bushido will be available on U.S. pay per view (delay) on December 21, 2003 at a special reduced rate of $19.95.
Don’t miss the show!
Premiere date: Sunday, December 21, 2003
From the event’s promoter:
4 Fighters Battle for Extreme Challenge Title
It has been more than 2 years since the Extreme Challenge has had a weight-division champion.
However, all that will change on Oct. 11 when a 4-man tournament will crown a middleweight champ at Extreme Challenge 54 in St. Charles, Ill.
Battling for the championship belt will be 6-time UFC competitor LaVerne Clark; EC tourney veteran Jay Buck; Keith Hackney protege Rafal Piszczek; and Raw Team member Mac Danzig.
Extreme Challenge 54 will be held at Sportsplex, the same venue as EC 51. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the first bout is scheduled for 7 p.m.
"We haven’t crowned a champion in a long, long time," said EC promoter Monte Cox. "Since we’re starting to do more events, it seemed like bringing back the titles would add some excitement."
Previous EC champions who advanced to the UFC include: Pat Miletich, Jeremy Horn, Shonie Carter; Bobby Hoffman, Adrian Serrano, and Phil Johns.
Buck will face Piszczek and Clark will face Danzig in the opening round.
A total of 13 fights are scheduled, including Joey Gilbert vs. Billy Rush; Kerry Schall vs. Demian Decorah; Bart Palaszewski vs. Jay Estrada; Terry Martin vs. Bill Hill; and Steve Dau vs. Jason Guida.
Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at Curran Martial Arts (815) 356-0454 and Sportsplex (630) 762-8100.