September 23, 2002
We regret to announce the passing of Jose Alonso Filho on September 21, 2002, grandfather of FCF’s Eduardo Alonso. Our deepest condolences go out to Eduardo and his family.
From Koichi "Booker K" Kawasaki:
K-1 JAPAN SERIES
K-1 ANDY SPIRITS 2002 JAPAN GP FINAL
Held Sept. 22, 2002 – Osaka Jo Hall
1st match:Opening Fight
Hiroki Kurosawa def. Wataru Suda – R2 2:39 TKO (referee stop)
JAPAN GP Tournament (3min 3R)
Semi-Final 1st Match
Semi-Final 2nd Match
6th match: K-1 rule
9th match: K-1 rule
10th match: K-1 rule
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its East Coast homecoming this Friday, September 27th with UFC 39 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Fittingly dubbed "The Warriors Return," the card hosts many returning players to the UFC’s ever-growing (and changing) rosters, as well as a couple of fresh new faces hoping to make an impression on MMA fans throughout the world. Full Contact Fighter caught up with a number of these participants and in a series of interviews called "The Faces of UFC 39," brings the fighters’ words to the fans’ ears.
The Faces of UFC 39:
Wes "Cabbage" Corriera
By Loretta Hunt
Coming in at 6’3" and 265 pounds, Wes "Cabbage" Corriera makes his UFC heavyweight debut following a seven-fight winning streak this past year at the SuperBrawl and Shogun promotions. Representing Grappling Unlimited, the home of spirited fighting brothers Enson and Egan Inoue, it will take nothing short of a knockout or submission to stop the freight train that is Correira. With a style reminiscent of the "old school" brawlers of yesteryear, opponent Tim Sylvia, of Miletich Martial Arts, may have his hands quite full come Friday night. An agreeable and jovial giant, Corriera lets us in on just how his training is going, his thoughts on fellow heavyweight Sylvia, what it means to have BJ Penn as a teammate, and just why he’s called "Cabbage."
FCF: Thanks for taking the time to talk Wes. As UFC 39 will be your first introduction to many MMA fans out there, I’d like to go back to the beginning and ask how you first got into mixed martial arts?
FCF: All of this training has occurred in your native homeland of Hawaii?
FCF: That ‘s quite a corner to have.
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