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Monday, Feb 11, 2002

More Talent Signed For’return Of The Heavyweights’

From the event’s promoter:

More talent signed for
‘Return of the Heavyweights’

      Four more tournament fighters for Extreme Challenge 46: Return of the Heavyweights have been announced by promoter Monte Cox.
      Ben Rothwell and Ron Faircloth of Wisconsin, Jarvis Weiss of Minnesota and Seth Peters of Missouri will take part in the 8-man tourney scheduled for Feb. 16 at the 7 Flags Event Center in Clive, Iowa.
      Tickets for the event are on sale at TicketMaster, order by phone at (515) 243-1888.
      Rothwell is a solid puncher from the Dave Strasser camp and boasts a 9-1 record, losing only a decision to undefeated Tim Sylvia; Faircloth is an aggressive striker, also from the Strasser camp; Weiss is a muscular wrestling coach trained by UFC veteran Brad Kohler; and Peters is a wrestler with striking skills.
      In an alternate match, Johnathan Ivey of Tennessee will face Russ Speers of Minnesota.
      "I think the second set of fighters gives us a very balanced event," Cox said. "As I said before, we were looking for young, unknown talent… not names that everybody would recognize. We’re hoping to find a star out of this group."
      The winner and runnerup in EC 46 will earn a berth in the mega 16-man heavyweight tourney in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 25-26. The winner of that event will pocket $10,000.
      Jason Brilz, who was previously announced, has withdrawn from the event due to an injury. A replacement is currently being sought.

The newest tournament fighters…

Ben Rothwell
6-5, 250, Kenosha, Wis.
MMA record: 9-1
Strengths: Striking

Ron Faircloth
5-10, 230, Madison, Wis.
MMA record: 5-2
Strengths: Striking

Jarvis Weiss
6-3, 270, Minneapolis, Minn.
MMA record: 2-0
Strengths: Wrestling, power

Seth Peters
6-1, 240, Cape Girard, Mo.
MMA record: 1-1-1
Strengths: Wrestling, striking

Fighters previously announced…

Mike Radnov
6-1, 260, Dallas, Texas
MMA record: 5-2
Strengths: Submission wrestling

Kerry Schall
6-3, 270, Cincinnati, Ohio
MMA record: 11-3
Strengths: Wrestling, jiu-jitsu

William Hill
6-2, 240, Aurora, Ill.
MMA record: 0-0
Strengths: Boxing

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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