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Friday, Jun 29, 2001

Hooknshoot: Showdownmma Returns To Evansville, Indiana

From the event’s promoter:

MMA Returns to Evansville, Indiana

On Saturday July 14th, The Evansville Memorial Coliseum will once again play host Evansville’s own HOOKnSHOOT. "EEEEEEEYYYYYYAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!" HnS promoter Jeff Osborne is screaming again! "We’ve had over 30 shows now and it amazes me how we can just keep getting better. Really it is all due to the fighters and we have some great guys fighting on this card." continues Osborne.


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Headlining the event are a pair of HOOKnSHOOT Championship bouts that promise to be spectacular. On track for the Light Heavyweight title is up and coming Curtis Stout, who is coming off of a brutal KO victory in his last HOOKnSHOOT performance. He is contesting for the belt against champion John "The Saint" Renken. Renken is a mainstay in the Midwest scene and is one of the most experienced fighters in the game. This will be a match of striking prowess and athleticism vs. ring savvy andsubmission faculity.

If that wasn’t enough, young gun Yves Edwards and Aaron Riley are scheduled to square off in the Main Event for the HOOKnSHOOT Middleweight title. This is a highly anticipated match, because the champion Riley is returning to HOOKnSHOOT to defend his title for the first time in nearly one year. One of HnS brightest stars, Riley has been training at AMC Pankration ever since, and should come back with more polished skills. There is also the history between these two men. Yves Edwards needs no introduction to the Evansville crowd, as he has eanred numerous victories in impressive style in Evansville. Yves also defeated Aaron at HOOKnSHOOT "Texas Heat" for the Submission-Fighting title that Aaron held at the time (October 1999). Looking for smoking guns as both of these men like to bang with both barrels, Riley looking for a little revenge, and Edwards looking to add another belt to his collection.

The event will showcase 8 other exciting bouts leading up to these feature matches. Included in this the "Battle of Spaniards", which is expected to be one of the most highly skilled matches in HnS history, AMC Pankration student and native of Chile, Ivan Salaverri, will face-off against Manuel Garcia from Austrias, Spain. Garcia is an Abu Dhabi 2000 veteran, and has extensive Vale Tudo training with the Ruas Vale Tudo Team. He hold Vale Tudo titles in every weight class in Spain and is looking to test himself internationally – and HOOKnSHOOT is the place!

"We will be back on September 29th as well" concludes Osborne, "but we are eagerly anticipating SHOWDOWN first".

COMPLETE CARD (Subject to Change):


(Middleweight HnS TITLE MATCH)

  • Aaron Riley (Champion – AMC Pankration, Evansville, IN) v. Yves Edwards (#2 ranked, 3rd Column, Houston, TX)

    (Lightheavyweight HnS TITLE MATCH)

  • John Renken (Champion – Extreme CF, Ft Campbell, KY.) v. Curtis Stout (#3 ranked, KC Fight Team, Kansas City, MO.)


    (187 lbs) 3 round match:

  • Ivan Salaverri (AMC Pankration, Seattle, WA) v. Manuel Garcia (Ruas Vale Tudo, Asturias, Spain)

    2 round matches:

  • (over 230 lbs) Frank Mir (Ricardo Pires BJJ, Las Vegas, NV.) v. Jerome Smith (Extreme CF, FT Campbell, KY)
  • (145 lbs) Brandon Bledsoe (BJJ, Lenoir City, TN.) v. Jim Bruketta (Silverbacks, Illinois)
  • (145 lbs) Beau Whipple (Submissions, Rosebud, SD) v. Travis Phippen (KC Fight Team, Kansas City, MO.)
  • (200 lbs) Mike McPherson (Submissions, Tulsa, OK.) v. Ray Casius (JJ, Nashville, TN.)
  • (167 lbs) Eddie Miller (3rd Column, Houston, TX) v. Andy Dodd (Extreme CF, FT Campbell, KY)
  • (187 lbs) Joseph Baize (Submissions, Owensboro, KY.) v. Bradley Burrick (Bethany Karate Club/Metro Fight Club, Sterling Hts. MI.)
  • (205 lbs) Tom Jones (Submissions, Tulsa, OK.) v. Alvin Robinson (Extreme CF, FT Campbell, KY)

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