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Thursday, Mar 14, 2002

Joe Rogan To Hostufc 36 Weigh-in Event

From Josh Hedges of Zuffa/UFC:

Joe Rogan to Host
UFC 36 Weigh-in Event

Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan, host of the hit NBC TV show "Fear Factor", will host the UFC weigh-in event on Thursday, March 21st, at Studio 54 inside the MGM Grand.

The doors open to the public at 3:00 pm when the live radio remotes and interviews begin. UFC fighters will be signing autographs starting at 3:30 pm. Those fighters signing will include UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver, former UFC Welterweight Champion Carlos Newton, Ricco Rodriguez, and Gil Castillo. The beautiful UFC Ring Card Girls will be on hand as well, handing out raffle tickets and taking pictures with the fans.

At 4:00 pm, the UFC: Tapout playoffs will begin. Three winners from local radio contests will battle it out on the video game in a round robin tournament. The last one standing will then take on Joe Rogan for the UFC: Tapout Championship.

The grand prize package is valued at $1285 and will include two $300 tickets to UFC 36, $500 cash, dinner for two at Nob Hill, and a copy of UFC: Tapout. Second prize is a package valued at $485, including dinner for two at Neyla, and X-Box gaming system, and a copy of UFC: Tapout. The third prize package is valued at $220 and will include dinner for two at Wolfgang Puck’s, a UFC merchandise package, and a copy of UFC: Tapout.

Tune in to KXTE (107.5 FM), KLUC (98.5 FM), or KOMP (92.3 FM) in Las Vegas for contest information, starting Monday, March 18th.

At 5:00 pm, the official UFC 36 weigh-in begins. After all fighters have weighed in, the winners of the UFC raffle will be chosen by the beautiful UFC Ring Card Girls.

Don’t miss the UFC 36 weigh-in event. Thursday, March 21st, at Studio 54 inside the MGM Grand.

  Sunday – March 17, 2002 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Doubleheader Action In Minnesota:
Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota Offers
Two Nights Of MMA Events

By Loretta Hunt

Mixed Martial Arts continues to grow out in Minnesota thanks to UFC veteran Brad Kohler and his promotion Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota. The UWM promotion offered a doubleheader of MMA action this weekend for the Midwestern state, whose interest in the sport is prevalent and on the rise. Even a foot of snow the night before could not keep fans away from the two nights of events and Friday’s show drew a crowd of around 1,000 spectators. Saturday night’s show in St. Cloud had an audience of 600 and marked the first time the promotion had visited that area. Members of Mark Coleman’s Hammer House, Adrian Serrano’s Fighting Team, Meat Truck Inc./New Generation Fitness as well as numerous local fighters of varying skill levels stepped into the ring to test their mettle over the two nights. Most of the first night’s matches went quickly, yet still managed to entertain a game crowd that fed off the production’s light show and live DJ. Kohler even stepped into the ring himself on ten days notice to help fill the card. Due to a lack of competitors on Saturday night, numerous fighters agreed to fight twice and one participant, Daryl Guthmiller (a local fighter out of Dave Menne’s camp), fought three times. Highlighting the evening, Guthmiller went on to headline an exciting main event that went the distance against an amply capable Indiana Integrated fighter Darrell Smith, even though Smith gave up almost twenty pounds to his competitor in the last minute card switch. For a sport that is still getting its "feet wet" in this state, all of the competitors showed a lot of heart, especially the fighters that may have lacked in training yet certainly excelled in moxie. Hopefully in time, the pool of local fighters will multiply and strengthen to match the talents of outside athletes brought in to compete, as this promotion does serve to keep the flames of MMA alive in Minnesota.

Friday, March 15th – Brad Kohler’s Minnesota Fight Hall
Wes Simms

  • Chris Gallegos def. Eric Eide- 1:21 Rd 1 Triangle choke
  • Nathan Vanderveen def. Wes Hopkins- 2:31 Rd 1 Guillotine choke
  • Daryl Guthmiller def. Jason Strong- :07 Rd 1 KO
  • Brian Szohr def. Nate Bleyle- Decision (after 2 Rounds)
  • Rafael Strand def. Shore- 1:23 Rd 1 Rear naked choke
  • Scott Shipman def. Tony Black- :35 Rd 1 Chin lock
  • Mark Lowery def. Chuck Johnson- :20 Rd 1 Gulliotine choke
  • Wes Simms def. Josh Mueller- 1:18 Rd 1 1:18
  • Adrian Serrano def. Chad Klienschmidt- 1:28 Rd 1 Submission due to strikes
  • Greg Wikan def. Brad Kohler- :34 Rd 1 Tapout due to injury

Saturday, March 16th – St. Cloud Civic Center
Travis Wiuff

  • Josh Rafferty def. Jeremy Larson- 2:42 Rd 1 Referee stoppage due to cut
  • Jorge Gurgel def. Elvin Rodriguez- 1:10 Rd 1 Armbar
  • Travis Wiuff def. Josh Mueller- :32 Rd 1 Tapout due to strikes
  • Daryl Guthmiller def. Tony Black- 1:25 Rd 1 Verbal submission
  • Jorge Gurgel def. Calib Carr- :18 Rd 1 Armbar
  • John Alexander def. Elias Thompson- 3:19 Rd 1 Rear naked choke
  • Mark Lowery def. Josh Mueller- 1:25 Rd 1 Tapout due to strikes
  • Daryl Guthmiller def. Dexter Selsburg- :42 Rd 1 Referee stoppage due to strikes
  • Travis Wiuff def. Chad Rafdel- 1:40 Rd 1 Keylock
  • Daryl Guthmiller def. Daryl Smith- Judge’s Decision (3 Rounds plus overtime)*

*Due to size discrepancy, Guthmiller was awarded the Middleweight title, while Smith retained the Lightweight title

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