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Friday, Feb 15, 2002

Extreme Challenge 46 Tonight

Extreme Challenge 46 Tonight
By Keith Mills

Des Moines, IA — The weigh-ins and rules meeting are finished here in IA and the fighters are getting ready for the event tonight at the 7 Flags Event Center. Seth Peters is still in transit but all the other fighters are present and seem in good health.

The winner and runner-up of tonight’s tournament will compete in the third T. Jay Thompson/Monte Cox tournament held in Hawaii in April. Hopes are high the winner of that tournament will be considered for the UFC.

Tonight’s 8-man tournament will also hold a feature bout between Jason Black and James Meals, sure to be worth the admission by itself. Jason is 15-0-1 in MMA fighting out of the Miletich Martial Arts camp. Jason is 9-7 with experience in RITC, Rumble In The Rockies, and Absolute Fighting Challenge. Jason seems calm and ready, saying "it’s an honor
to fight someone from the Miletich team."

Jason Black James Meals

Judges Andre Roberts, Tom Sauer, and Jesse Jones are all fighters themselves. UFC vet Brad Kohler is also on hand cornering for one of the tournament fighters.

Tonight’s event will be held in the old four-sided cage with IA rules which allow knees on the ground, open hand and forearm strikes but no punches to the back of the head, and shoes if a fighter gives up the option to kick. The cage is 8′ high and measures 20×20.

Tickets are still available.

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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