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Leben, Kyle Take Belts In The Show That Had It All Wec 9 1/16/04 The Palace In Lemoore, Ca

Leben, Kyle Take Belts in the Show That Had it All
WEC 9 1/16/04 The Palace in Lemoore, CA

Results and photos by Keith Mills

Kerri Crothers' blatant foul on Adrienna Jenkins
Crothers’ blatant foul on Jenkins

Lemoore, CA — The biggest news coming out of the WEC 9 show is that HDTV was taping the show for not one but two upcoming broadcasts anticipated for later this month. This resulted in the already oversize card being split in two with the Chris Leben/Mike Swick Middleweight Championship fight on the first "show" and after a fifteen minute break the Mike Kyle/Jude Hagert on the second "show". Other news coming out of this show was Josh Hayes being the subject of an MTV "True Life" episode and the first women’s bout in WEC. Not surprisingly the show sold out several days before the event just as five of the other nine WECs have. Look for a full report an upcoming issue of Full Contact Fighter.

John Polakowski (left) fighting his heart out against Olaf Alfonso
Polakowski fighting his heart out vs. Olaf

Josh Hayes def. Tony Asam by TKO 2:05 R1

Anthony Gonzales def. Pedro Tome by KO 2:14 R1

Mike Kyle with his new belt
Mike Kyle

Richard Montoya def. Joe Salcido by KO 0:36 R1

Jack Cardenas def. John Appleby by TKO 4:54 R1

Harris Sarmiento def. Rob McCullough by split decision

Poppies Martinez def. Eric Ramirez by TKO 3:24 R1

Chris Leben def. Mike Swick by KO 0:18 R2 (Chris Leben is new Middleweight Champion)

Doug Marshall def. Lavar Johnson by TKO (Johnson’s corner threw in towel between rounds 1 & 2)

Tiki Ghosen def. Nick Gilardi by guillotine choke 4:52 R1

Yves Edwards def. Deshaun Johnson by unanimous decision

Olaf Alfonso def. John Polakowski by split decision

Adrienna Jenkins def. Kerri Crothers by DQ (2 intentional fouls)

Yia Mua def. Adam Garcia by split decision (Muay Thai fight)

Shonie Carter def. Gabe Garcia TKO 0:30 (Garcia broke wrist)

Alex Stiebling def. Joseph Riggs by triangle choke R2

Mike Kyle def. Jude Hagert by TKO 4:09 R1 (Kyle is new Heavyweight Champion)

Submission Wrestling at its finest in Brazil:
The 3rd edition of the already famous show in Campos is next week!

By Eduardo Alonso

Campos 3rd Submission Wrestling poster
      With the impressive boom of Mixed Martial Arts in Brazil in 2003, when several new shows were born and the sport saw a impressive growth both in popularity and opportunities for the fighters, as well as the fact organization of the Abu Dhabi World Championships in this country, the sport of Submission Wrestling took advantage of the trend and also saw some growth, as several events appeared giving ground fighters a chance to compete and keep in shape, without having to risk themselves at the tough MMA competitions all the time, and still earn their livings. From all those Submission Wrestling shows, one rose above the competition and have been establishing itself as the premier of its kind in the country, always counting with famous names from both MMA and Jiu-Jitsu competitions in their brackets, the Submission Wrestling in Campos, a city located near Rio de Janeiro.
      The 3rd edition of the show would be no exception, and this next January 23rd and 24th a lot of famous names for the international fans will be competing for a good prize money in each of the divisions. The show counts with eight fighters in each division, one for fighters up to 65kg, another division for fighters up to 76kg, yet another one for fighters up to 87kg, and a division for fighters up to 105kg. The weekend of fights will also feature the absolute division, and a superfight between UFC veteran Alexandre Cafe Dantas against MECA veteran Rodrigo Riscado. The up to 87kg division will see some interesting battles as former Ruas Vale Tudo fighter Gustavo Ximu, HEAT veteran Marcelo Uirapuru, ADCC champ Marcelo Garcia and Alliance stand out Eduardo Jamelao are all in the brackets! The absolute division is, as the name suggest, absolutely stacked with competitors such as BJJ world champ Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz, MECA veterans Fabiano Scherner, Carlos Baruck and Gabriel Napao and UFC veteran Alexandre Cafe Dantas. All the names on the absolute division, as well as the absolute brackets will be released next week. The biggest difference on the rules in relation to ADCC is that points can be scored at all time during the bouts. Check out the brackets as FCF will keep following this show!

Up to 65kg
Marcelo Bocao(Brazilia Top Team) vs. Anderson Pereira (WFC)
Luciano Azevedo (Cromado) vs. Carne Seca (CamposJJ)
Rodrigo Damm (Alliance) vs. Marlon (Nova Uniao)
Daniel Pirata (Ruas Vale Tudo) vs. Teodoro Canal (UGF)

Up to 76kg
Suyan Queiroz (Brazilian Top Team) vs. Israel Albuquerque (Budokan)
Vitor Paes (Campos JJ) vs. Ricardo Rato (Gold Team)
Leonardo Pecanha (CamposJJ) vs. Tarfis Huntreyf (Alliance)
Adriano Nasal (Brazilian Top Team) vs. Claudio Matos(Gracie Barra)

Up to 87kg
Marcelo Garcia (Alliance) vs. Chocolate (Cromado)
Bruno Bastos(Nova Uniao) vs. Rodrigo Brand

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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