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Monday, Nov 04, 2002

Turn Of Events: Minotauro To Face Schilt At Pride 23!

By Eduardo Alonso

TURN OF EVENTS: Minotauro to face Schilt at PRIDE 23!

      In a surprising turn of events, despite the upcoming K-1 Grand Prix, DSE signed their Heavyweight Champion Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira to face off against Dutch fighter and K-1 contender Semmy Schilt at PRIDE 23! The fight isn’t set to be a title fight, since Minotauro will wait until PRIDE 24 in December to defend his title against the winner of the likely PRIDE 23 bout between Emelianenko Fedor and Heath Herring. Minotauro has already been training to be in fighting shape for a good while now, and Semmy Schilt will be an interesting opponent after his latest K-1 performances. Now the Tokyo Dome ring will play host to the two PRIDE champions, in addition to other exciting matches like Ricardo Arona vs. Murilo Ninja and Don Frye vs. Hidehiko Yoshida, so we’ll have to just wait and see what other surprises have yet to be revealed for the PRIDE 23 card! FCF will keep an eye on the developments.

From the event’s promoter:

ESPN to Cover SportFighting This Weekend

ESPN "Outside the Lines" will be filming fights and interviewing fighters and fans alike at The SportFighting Championships, Saturday, November 9th at Marist High School in Bayonne, New Jersey. The show is set to air in December of 2002 and include highlights of various "minor-league" MMA promotions.

Special Thanks to Full Contact Fighter’s own, Loretta Hunt, for hooking the producers of ESPN, "Outside the Lines" with us. Please visit: http://www.FCFighter.com or grab the latest issue of Full Contact Fighter to read interviews and articles from someone who really tries to help the sport grow. Thanks again Loretta!

We have a tremendous fight card (see the fight card at: http://www.Grapplers.com) planned and look forward to representing the sport of Mixed Martial Arts the way it should be. Come out and support us and the sport of MMA!!!

See you all this Saturday!

Brian Cimins

This Saturday Night
– SportFighting –
Weidler vs. Colangelo

Come join us, this Saturday, November 9th at Marist High School (1241 Kennedy Blvd.) in Bayonne, New Jersey for the debut of The SportFighting Championships: Bragging Rights. The main event of the evening is Hybrid Elite co-founder, JON WEIDLER taking on Renzo Gracie standout and UCC Veteran, MARK COLANGELO. The Hybrid Elite/Renzo Gracie competitive rivalry has been raging for 3 years now. This is sure to be an action packed match… don’t miss it!

Complete Card with Fight Order and Corner Assignments (BLUE CORNER FIGHTERS ON LEFT, enters first, RED CORNER ON RIGHT, enters second):

  • Jeremiah Fountain, Tai Kai Jiu Jitsu vs. Carlos Moreno, Bayside Academy of Martial Arts
  • Norm Schack, Renzo Gracie vs. John Ryan, V-Force Fighting
  • Rich Latta, Renzo Gracie and Hatfield Martial Arts vs. Mark Papadimitriou, Combined Martial Arts
  • Deividas Taurosevicvs, Professional Karate Academy vs. Mike Acosta, Yamasaki Jiu Jitsu
  • Brad Cunningham, Kempo Karate vs. Brian Shepard, Tai Kai Jiu Jitsu
  • Chris Scanlon, Kioto Jiu Jitsu vs. Dante Rivera, Team End Game/Eddy Rolon
  • ==BREAK (Live Performance from Charm School)==
  • Jay-Shannon Russell, Team Hunter vs. Joey Brown, Team End Game/Eddy Rolon
  • Jeff Williamson, Professional Karate Academy vs. Joe VanBrackle, Yamasaki Jiu Jitsu
  • Vlad Koulikov, Combat Sambo vs. Nakapan Phungephorn, Linxx
  • Jon Weidler, Hybrid Elite vs. Mark Colangelo, Renzo Gracie

Seating begins at 5:30 PM and the first fight starts at 7:00 PM.

Tickets will be for sale at-the-door (cash-only) for $30 for General Admission and $50 for Ringside Seating. We only have 19 more Ringside Seats available and plenty of General Admission Tickets.

Please come early to guarantee the best seats in the house.

SportFighting Championships: Bragging Rights
Saturday, November 9th, 2002
Marist High School
1241 Kennedy Blvd.
Bayonne, NJ

For Door-To-Door directions, go to: Mapquest

For more information on upcoming Grapplers Quest, SportFighting, and BJJ events, please visit: http://www.Grapplers.com
See you all this Saturday!

Brian Cimins
SportFighting Promoter

P.S. WANT TO FIGHT? Send us your resumes for consideration for future SportFighting cards to: president@grapplers.com

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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