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Wednesday, Sep 11, 2002

Jerome Lebanner Tojoin Chute Boxe Team!

By Eduardo Alonso

Jerome LeBanner to
Join Chute Boxe team!

In a very surprising piece of news, K-1 fighter and Shockwave winner Jerome LeBanner is set to join the Chute Boxe team in January of 2003! The French fighter is willing to venture seriously into the sport of NHB and asked master Rudimar Fedrigo if he could join the team and represent them in the future. Rudimar told FCF LeBanner personally asked to join the team and train with them, not just for a short period as a special preparation for a particular fight, but to actually represent the team in competitions as well. Jerome LeBanner, who just beat Don Frye by knockout in a K-1 fight at Shockwave, is expected in Curitiba next January to live and train with the team. With his own amazing stand-up skills, and the constant hard training at the Chute Boxe academy, Jerome’s association with the Chute Boxe team can only do wonders for both sides, with fighters like Vanderlei and Anderson Silva bound to benefit from the K-1 fighter’s kickboxing skills, and LeBanner benefiting from the NHB experience and hardcore training in the academy. The heavyweight division will be tougher in 2003. Keep checking the FCF news page for more details in the next Brazilian Beat.

From Koichi "Booker K" Kawasaki:

Two More PRIDE.22 Matches Announced

DSE/PRIDE announced additional two match-ups for PRIDE.22 (to be held on September 29th) as follows:

  • Alexander Otsuka vs Anderson Silva
  • Norihisa Yamamoto vs Guy Mezger

Matches previously announced:


DATE: September 29th, 2002
OPEN: 2:00 PM START 4:00 PM
PLACE: Nagoya Rainbow Hall (Aichi-Pref, Japan)

From promoter T. Jay Thompson:

UCC Hawaii SuperBrawl logo

UCC Hawaii
September 17, 2002 – Blaisdell Arena

Super Lightweight Challenge
Jeff Curran
Baret Yoshida

This will be a beauty! Curran has the tools to hang with Yoshida at every level. Excellent kickboxing skills, coupled with a brown belt in brazilian jiu-jitsu. His style is extremely aggressive. Yoshida has improved his stand-up game but many think he will be in over his head striking with Curran. But he should have the edge when the fights hits the ground…..if it hits the ground.
Pick’em Even Odds

Middleweight Challenge
Stephan Potvin
Ron "The Machine Gun" Jhun

Potvin is a solid fighter who has had success in the UCC promotion. His game is well rounded and he would love to take his career to the next level by beating "The Machine Gun". The always exciting, Jhun is coming off the longest lay-off of his career, so ring rust could be a factor. Look for Jhun to start cautiously and try to put some leather on Potvin late.
Jhun 2-1 favorite

Light Heavyweight Challenge
Jeromie Sills
Falaniko Vitale

Sit back and watch the fireworks! Sills is a solid kickboxer who will stand and trade with anyone. The extremely talented Vitale is continuing to improve his entire game. He should have the advantage on the ground, but don’t be surprised to see him test out his striking abilities as well.
Vitale 2-1 favorite

Light Heavyweight Challenge
Anthony Rea
Rich Franklin

Many say Franklin will eventually become a world champion and he has built a 14-0 record so far. Rea is less experienced, but a solid kickboxer from France with a jiu-jitsu background. Franklin may be too tough standing or on the ground.
Franklin 3-1 favorite

Welterweight Challenge
Donald Ouimet
Laverne Clark

Two professional boxers with KO power and good chins… don’t blink during this fight. Ouimet has the submission edge, while Clark is the better wrestler… look for this to go up and down for as long as it lasts.
Pick ’em Even odds

Welterweight Challenge
Ivan Menjivar
Jay R. Palmer

Menjivar is another solid Canadian fighter who will be tested by journeyman Jay R. Palmer. Although Menjivar should have the advantage in skill, Palmer’s experience and ring savvy should make this a closer fight.
Menjivar 3-1 favorite

Heavyweight Challenge
Kerry "Meat Truck" Schall
Kumu Cambra

The "Meat Truck" is most famous in Hawaii for dominating an opponent in Super Brawl 24 only to end up falling out of the ring and cracking a vertabrae. For such a big fighter (270lbs) he is very agile and possesses a tremendous submission arsenal. The underdog Cambra will have to summon all his heart and strength to find a "W" in this fight.
Schall 3-1 favorite

"Pain" Peters
Kolo Koka

The "bad boy" Pain Peters will attempt to impose his will on the younger, less experienced Koka. Look for him to try to get this fight to the ground were he excels. Koka will try to use his striking ability to fend off Peters’ take-down attempts.
Peters 2-1 favorite

Light Heavyweight Challenge
Yan Pellerin
Mike Malone

Two young fighters attempting to get noticed. The Canadian, Pellerin, will take the fight to Malone and work to make it a ground battle. Malone must not give ground to win this fight.
Pick’em Even Odds

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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