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Friday, Jul 18, 2003

Reality Fighting Ivtonight In Bayonne, Nj!

From the event’s promoter:

Tonight in Bayonne, NJ!

WHEN: This Saturday, July 19th, 2003
WHAT: Mixed Martial Art Fights
TIME: Doors Open 6:30, 1st match at 8 PM
WHERE: Marist Gymnasium, Bayonne, NJ

Some of the best players in the National Football League will be at Reality Fighting IV this Saturday:
Giants Defensive End – Mike Strahan
Giants Running Back – Tiki Barber
Giants Linebacker – Dhani Jones
Jaquar Safety – Donavon Darius
Jets Lineman – Jumbo Elliot
Jets Lineman – Jason Fabini
Jets Lineman – Tom Nutten
Falcons Defensive End – Patrick Kerney
Panthers Head Coach – John Fox
CBS TV & CBS Sportsline NFL Reporter Jay Glazer will be making his MMA Debut.

Fight#1 Jay Herien (Bellmore/Renzo) vs. Keith Plate (Island Jiu-Jitsu)
Fight#2 Rocco Giordano (Combative Solutions) vs. Gus Indjeyiannis (CMA)
Fight#3 John Beneduce (Renzo/Team UDS) vs. Rob Copenhaver (PFC)
Fight#4 Hazem Ibrahim (Tap Team) vs. Pat Russo (Wilkie’s)
Fight#5 Phillipe Nover (Renzo/Team UDS) vs. Ronald Stalling (Sekai)
Fight#6 Brian Jackson(Wrestling)vs. Jay Glazer (Obake)
Fight#7 Romeo Gray vs. Jakob Sverre Lovstad (Scandinavian BJJ)

Carlos Cline (Jerry Jones Ultimate MA) vs. Glen Sandull (Planet Jiu-Jitsu)

Nick Cottone (Never Surrender) vs. Jerry Mosquea (Renzo)

GET YOUR TICKETS at the door – We have plenty left!

DIRECTIONS: Marist High School, 1241 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne, NJ 07002

From New York City:
Come through the Holland Tunnel. Follow signs for NJ Turnpike. Take exit 14A towards BAYONNE. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Turn right onto East 53rd St. Turn right onto Broadway. Turn left onto W 55th St. Go 3 blocks to Kennedy Blvd. Make a right onto Kennedy Blvd. Marist High School will be on your left. Follow the Reality Fighting signs.

From NY via Path or NJ Transit:
Take Path or NJ Transit to Journal Square Station. Take the Trans Hudson Express bus # 10 (on platform D1) to Kennedy Blvd. & 57th

From NJ Turnpike North or South:
Take exit 14A off the NJ Turnpike towards BAYONNE. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Turn right onto E 53rd St. Turn right onto Broadway. Turn left onto 55th St., and go 3 blocks to Kennedy Blvd. Make a right onto Kennedy Blvd. Marist High School will be on your left. Follow the REALITY FIGHTING signs.

From 78 East: Follow signs for Holland Tunnel. Pay toll to enter NJ Turnpike, stay right. Follow Directions above from NJ Turnpike.

From Newark Airport/Newark Marriott Hotel: Turn right onto Brewster Rd. Turn left onto the US-1 N/US-9 N ramp. Take the NJ Turnpike/US-1/US-9 exit. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto US-1 & 9 N. Turn slight right onto NJ-440 S. Take ramp towards Bayonne via JF Kennedy Boulevard. Merge onto W 63rd St. Turn Right onto JF Kennedy Blvd. Follow the REALITY FIGHTING signs.

IFC Preview
By Keith Mills

IFC Warriors Challenge XVIII takes place tonight in Lakeport, CA. Last word was the card is as follows:

Rick Morano vs. Rudy Hernandez
Jeff Houghland vs. Tom Gois
Carlos Cordero vs. Aaron Jameson
Heather Soderquist vs. Britney Victoria
Hannibal Adolofo vs. Shaun Beckett
Jay Jack vs. Eddy Ellis
Don Lunier vs. Randy Spence
Shane Davis vs. Tim McKenzie
Roger Neff vs. Cobra
Brian Vanderwalle vs. Bobby Southworth
Jaqueline Andrade vs. Amanda Buckner
Nick Diaz vs. Jeremy Jackson
Benji Radach vs. Steve Heath

Both the main events feature fighters that are soon fighting in other high profile shows with Jeremy Jackson already scheduled to fight Dennis Hallman in UFC in September and Benji Radach scheduled to fight "Ximu" Machado in King Of The Cage in Reno in August. A loss for Radach wouldn’t keep him out of KOTC, but a loss for Jackson might jeopardize his UFC chances, adding extra drama to this rematch between two of the top 170-pounders on the verge of breaking out.

Jackson/Diaz is garnering most of the attention not only because of Jackson’s upcoming UFC debut, but also because their first fight was in the finals of an 8-man tournament back when they didn’t know much about each other. Now they have had plenty of time to train specifically for each other and the results are far from certain. Both these two put on spectacular performances in WEC 6 earlier this year with Jackson going the distance with Shonie Carter while Diaz ended his fight with Joe Hurley with an unforgettable Kimura shown on the cover of the April issue of Full Contact Fighter magazine.

Diaz is one of four Team Cesar Gracie fighters tonight, with Steve Heath being one of the others in his Middleweight title fight against Victory Athletics’ Benji Radach. Radach is coming up a weight class for his first fight at 185 while Heath is the former IFC Light Heavyweight Champion dropping down. With training opportunities for Heath being with ADCC invitee David Terrell and IFC World Welterweight Champion and UFC vet Gil Castillo while Radach trains with the phenomenal Dennis Hallman this one is bound to be a barnburner.

To round out the title fights, Extreme Challenge and Ring Of Fire standout Amanda Buckner takes on Jacqueline Andrade, the woman who won the BJJ Pan Ams this year. Both of these 135-pounders have interested fans of the women’s divisions for months and represent the next wave of challengers to the likes of Jennifer Howe and Debi Purcell. For the IFC Light Heavyweight U.S. title, AKA Fight Team’s Southworth takes on Impact Martial Arts’ Vanderwalle. With four titles and thirteen fights, it’s going to be a long night, but well worth the price of a ticket.

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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