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Friday, Apr 19, 2002

Pick Up The April 2002 Issue Of Fcf Today:

Pick up the April 2002 issue of FCF today:

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In this issue…

UFC 36: Worlds Collide. Bigger, Badder, Better: The heavyweight title changes hands in an action packed night of fights and we bring you the action live.

Meet your new heavyweight champ, as Josh Barnett speaks out after his bout with Randy Couture.

The Ultimate Irony: Aaron Crecy visits with Brian Johnston and his wife Teiana to see how Brian is coming along since a stroke turned their world upside down.

In an interview with Matt Hughes, Loretta Hunt speaks with the UFC World Welterweight Champ after his first title defense.

Respect is Earned. The day before UFC 36, 175lb. Gil Castillo repeatedly tapped out 250+lb. NFL Defensive End John McLaughlin in an impromptu sparring session. We bring you behind the closed doors with a first-hand account and pictures of the action.

"The Shooter’s Shooter" Mike McNeil captured UCC 8: Fast & Furious as it rocked the Rimouski Coliseum in Quebec, Canada.

Eduardo Alonso talks "The Zen Machine" Mario Sperry in this huge, in-depth interview.

Jim Genia reports on the action as Brad Kohler hosts an MMA double-header with the two-night Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota.

While there for the UWM, Loretta Hunt takes A Brief Look at the Minnesota Fight Scene.

In the final installment of his Road Trip Diary, rising star Alex Stiebling talks about the controversy surrounding his "Brazilian Killa" / "Royce Who?" t-shirt.

Frank Mir has been making quite an impression on the MMA heavyweight scene. We speak with both Frank and his trainer/coach Ricardo Pires

MMA fighter/coach/promoter/etc. John Lewis wears many hats. We check in with John to see what he’s up to, how his WFA show is coming and what he’s got planned for the future.

Chris Onzuka reports on the action in Hawaii at SuperBrawl 23 and Warriors Quest 4: Genesis.

Fighting for Security in the Air: VARIG, the largest Airline Company in Latin America, employs fighters and uses martial arts techniques for security on their planes.

In the first part of his article on Periodization, Former AMC Pankration strength & conditioning coach Mark Ginther discusses The Soviet Secret to Super Strength.

Mark Coleman BioFile: learn all about "The Hammer", everything from his most painful fighting moment (getting KO’d by Pete Williams) to his favorite fighters (Vanderlei Silva is up at the top of the list).

Fight fans make their picks and predictions for the UFC 36 fight card.

In our monthly columns…
In Matt Hume‘s techniques, Matt Hume and Trevor Jackson demonstrate an Omoplata Reversal technique; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Getting Ready for the Fight.

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Catching up with Darrel Gholar
By Eduardo Alonso
Darrel Gholar beating on Johil de Oliveira at IVC 5

      Darrel Gholar [pictured beating on Johil de Oliveira at IVC 5] has won his share of NHB fights in recent years, one of his accomplishments was winning a WVC eight-man tournament in Brazil, fighting under the traditional NHB rules. In addition to his achievements in the ring, the veteran wrestler has also helped train some of the best fighters in the world — most recently the Brazilian Top Team. The improvement in those fighters’ games has been quite evident, and much of that is due to Gholar’s experience and wrestling skills. FCF had the opportunity to catch up with Darrel Gholar just before the last MECA event in Curitiba, and briefly interviewed him to learn a bit more about his views on the game and his role in the BTT’s success. Gholar also shared his view on the much awaited, and once again postponed, fight between Vitor Belfort and Tito Ortiz, and he was very honest in voicing his opinion. Learn more about the man behind many of the top Brazilian fighters’ recent improvements…

FCF:   You fought in and won the WVC 13 tournament in Recife, Brazil. How do you compare WVC and MECA? How do you analyze the differences in the organization of both events?
DG:     The only real big difference that I see, because I have seen a lot of the same fighters here, well not a lot of the same fighters… I think I maybe have seen one of the same fighters here that I saw there [at the WVC], but a lot of the same people are here. But Recife has a beach…

FCF:   So I see that you like beaches [Laughs]…
DG:     [Laughs] I mean that’s the only big difference, they’re both well run. I guess there were a few more names in Recife, but it’s pretty much the same.

FCF:   Yeah, I meant more on the organization side of it…
DG:     Oh yeah, that’s what I was saying, I mean, organization-wise it’s pretty much the same. They treated me well while I was there [at the WVC], and I’ve been here [at MECA] not fighting, but they’re treating me well here. The fighters care more about the facilities, and they’ve been good. Everybody has been fed and stuff. I fought in the WVC and it was good… they paid me on time, and that’s the most important thing.

FCF:   Right now you have been focusing more on training fighters and helping people, teaching them wrestling. Do you ever consider the chance of fighting again in an NHB event?
DG:     You know, if the money is right, I’ll fight; but if it’s not, I’ll just continue to train fighters. After this I’m going to go back to California, and probably going to start my own team.

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From RITC Writer/Statistician John Petrilli:

RITC 35 – This Time It’s Personal
Del Hawkins vs Farrell Frisby

Date: Friday, May 3, 2002
Time: Doors Open: 6:30 PM, Fight Time: 8 PM
Location: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona
Tickets $20 (rows 14-25), $35 (rows 4-13) and $45 (rows 1-3)
Kids under 12 are free !!!
$5 discount cards will be sent to everyone on the RITC mailing list.

The Heavyweights are back !!! 7 of our planned 12 fights will be in the popular Heavyweight Division.

Steve Sayegh (235 lbs) will be returning to compete in RITC 35. Steve is a Battle Dome Champion and he recently faced MMA legend Dan "The Beast" Severn in a Dangerzone bout held in North Dakota.

The full fight card for RITC 35 has been announced. This outstanding card, which is stacked with talent and competitive matchups, promises to make RITC 35 one of our best events ever.

Featured Fights:
1. Brad Pole (150 lbs) vs Santino Defranco (155 lbs)
2. Adam Durant (160 lbs) vs Gabe Casillas (170 lbs)
3. Rich Moss (180 lbs) vs Jason Welch (180 lbs)
4. Brian Pardoe (205 lbs) vs Joey Vigueria (240 lbs)
5. Andy Montana (250 lbs) vs TBA
6. Justin Lyon (375 lbs) vs Marty Salamon (225 lbs)
7. Edwin Dewees (210 lbs) vs Joe Grant (235 lbs)
8. Joseph Riggs (235 lbs) vs TBA
9. Steve Sayegh (235 lbs) vs Jed Hunt (315 lbs)

Super Fights:
10. Drew Fickett (175 lbs) vs John Lansing (165 lbs)
11. Homer Moore (210 lbs) vs Vince Lucero (270 lbs)

Main Event:
12. Del Hawkins (145 lbs) vs Farrell Frisby (150 lbs)

There will be 12 fights (Arizona Commission limit). We have several good stand-by alternate fights lined-up if any of our planned matchups fail to take place.

Fight Card subject to change.

The World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks will be hosting the Montreal Expos on May 3. For this reason, the RITC 35 post-fight party will be moved from downtown Phoenix to Tempe. The RITC 35 post-fight party will be held in the patio area of Minder-Binders located at 715 S. McClintock Drive on the northeast corner of University and McClintock. There will be a DJ and drink specials all night long.

Tickets for RITC available at the Celebrity Theatre Box Office (602-267-1600) or at Ticketmaster (480-784-4444). For additional information, please call 480-446-8127 or visit www.rageinthecage.com

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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