Full Contact Fighter Database







Friday, Mar 12, 2004


Mesh V-neck

New Shirt!
When you want cool comfort try our new Mesh V-Neck.

For FASTEST service call in your credit card order
Click here to order securely online with your credit card
or print off the order form & mail it in with your payment

The Russian Red Devil Team

One Fight Lighter,
Mixed Fighting Championships Are A Go

By Loretta Hunt

First-time MMA promoters Euphoria Entertainment cleared yet another hurdle, when all its able competitors made their allotted weight requirements for tonight’s Mixed Fighting Championship, kicking off at 7PM from Trump Taj Mahal’s 5,000-seat Arena. Under the watchful eye of the New Jersey Athletic Control Board, nine* American fighters eyed their Russian Red Devil team counterparts, some for the very first time. The mood played surprisingly light and laid back on the eve of some inevitable out and out brawls, and laughter could be heard from both sides as the fighters awkwardly overcame language barriers to complete their staredowns in front of a modest crowd of MMA media. (*Originally scheduled for ten match-ups, Renzo Gracie representative Joe D’Arce has bowed out of his bout with welterweight Denis Komkin due to a head injury sustained Thursday night in training that required seven stitches.)

Paying close attention to New Jersey’s Unified Rules Of Combat (the same guidelines followed by the UFC), American coaches and teammates were quick to question how the use of a ring would affect the refereeing of the event, especially with regards to restarts along/outside of the ropes. Matchmaker Miguel Iturate clarified that grapplers gravitating outside of the ropes will be most likely turned around without disturbing positions and has suggested that no grounded fight be restarted in the middle of the ring (a la PRIDE). It will be under the referee’s discretion to restart a fight standing due to inactivity. The New Jersey Athletic Board will also honor the recently implemented UFC rule regarding restarts after stoppages for medical inspections (i.e. Fights stopped to check for a cut will be restarted in the same position). Translators worked furiously to convey these points to the Russian team.

Click here to continue reading the article

Click here for weigh-in photos

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
Have a comment about this story? Please share with us by filling out the fields below.

Comments are closed.