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Tuesday, Jun 18, 2002

Louisiana Commission Declaresradach Vs. Berger No-contest

From Josh Hedges/Zuffa:

Louisiana Commission Declares
Radach vs. Berger No-Contest

On June 13, 2002, the Louisiana State Boxing and Wrestling Commission voted 7-0 ruling the UFC 37 welterweight bout between Benji Radach and Steve Berger to be a no-contest. The bout took place in Bossier City, Louisiana on May 10. Radach was originally declared the winner of the bout by referee stoppage due to strikes. The Berger camp filed an official protest with the commission after the fight citing that Radach used illegal techniques to win the fight.

"After reviewing the tape of the fight, it was very clear that Mr. Radach used illegal punches to gain the decision," said Louisiana commissioner Al Topham.

"No disrespect to Benji Radach he is a great warrior. Hopefully someday he and Steve will do it again," said Berger’s manager and father, Steve Berger Sr.

UFC Pre-Fight Events

Just a reminder that there are several pre-fight events going on before the UFC on Saturday at the Bellagio.

  • Thursday, 5:30 pm – Las Vegas Combat Club (5880 S Valley View, just south of Russell) will be hosting an autograph session featuring Vitor Belfort, Frank Mir, Phil Baroni, Matt Hughes, and more. Check them out at http://www.lvcombatclub.com/ for more information.
  • Friday, 12:30 pm – The official UFC weigh-ins at the Laugh Trax Theater inside Palace Station.
  • Friday, 4:00 pm – UFC autograph session at Jack’s Irish Pub inside Palace Station. Come meet all the fighters before this history making show. Crave Entertainment is holding a UFC videogame contest where the winner will battle Tito Ortiz on the UFC Throwdown game.


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Stiebling To Replace Paulo Filho In Match Against Anderson Silva

Los Angeles, Calif. – June 19, 2002 – PRIDE Fighting Championships announced today that Paulo Filho will be unable to fight in PRIDE: 21 DEMOLITION due to a knee injury he suffered earlier this week. Fighting in his place against Anderson Silva, is none other than Alex "Brazilian Killer" Stiebling. For more information on PRIDE FC visit www.pridefc.com

Alex Stiebling
Alex Stiebling
ENTRY in PRIDE: 18 & 19
DOB: 12/26/1976
WEIGHT: 198 lbs.
HEIGHT: 6’1"

  • ’01 PRIDE-18 def. Allan Goes
  • ’01 PRIDE-19 def. Wallid Ismail

  • Event Information:

    Date: June 23rd, 2002
    Gate open: 2:00 PM
    Fights start: 4:00 PM
    Place: Saitama SuperArena (Ohmiya, Saitama-Pref., Japan)


  • DIRECTV, DishNetwork, TVN (USA, June 30th Tape-Delay PPV)
  • Bell Express Vu, Viewer’s Choice Canada (Canada, June 30th Tape-Delay PPV)
  • SkyPerfecTV (JAPAN, June 23rd Live PPV)

    Originating in Japan, Pride Fighting Championships combine the most highly skilled MMA competitions with a 21st Century entertainment philosophy to create the next generation in cutting edge sports entertainment. Pride competitions include athletes from across the globe, including the United States, Japan, Brazil, Holland, and many other countries. Pride allows techniques from a myriad of martial arts and combat sports, solidifying its place as an authentic and unique fighting style that is built on tension and excitement, appealing to the growing audience of 21st Century entertainment fans.

  • posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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