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Wednesday, Dec 12, 2001

Ufc: Best Of 2001 Premiere Parties

From Josh Hedges of Zuffa/UFC:

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UFC: Best of 2001 Premiere Parties

On Saturday, December 15th, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be hosting three premiere parties debuting the UFC: Best of 2001 event. Come out and watch the best fights from the UFC’s best year with some of the best fighters in the UFC.

  • Los Angeles, California (West Covina)
    6:00-8:00 pm PT
    Nationals Sports Bar
    1360 West Garvey
    West Covina, CA
    Special guest: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz

  • Dallas, Texas (Richardson)
    6:00-8:00 pm CT
    Wizards Sports Café
    747 South Central Expressway
    Richardson, TX

  • Las Vegas, Nevada
    6:00-8:00 pm PT
    PT’s Pub
    1383 E. Silverado Ranch
    Las Vegas, NV
    Special guest: UFC Heavyweight Contender Frank Mir

If you can’t make it out to one of the premiere parties, be sure to watch UFC: Best of 2001 on pay per view.


  • Saturday, December 15, 2001, 11:00P ET (iN1)
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2001, 11:00P ET (iN1)
  • Sunday, December 23, 2001, 1:00P ET (iN2)
  • Monday, December 31,2001,10:00P ET (iN2)


  • Saturday, December 15, 2001, 11:00PM ET
  • Monday, December 17th All Day Ticket
  • Wednesday, December 19th All Day Ticket
  • Friday, December 21th All Day Ticket
  • Monday, December 24 All Day Ticket
  • Tuesday, December 25 All Day Ticket
  • Wednesday, December 26 All Day Ticket
  • Thursday, December 27 All Day Ticket
  • Friday, December 28 All Day Ticket
  • Saturday, December 29 All Day Ticket
  • Sunday, December 30 All Day Ticket

Special 6 Hour Show – DIRECTV ONLY

  • Monday, December 31

DISH NETWORK – Channel 457 & 537

  • Saturday, December 15, 2001, 11:00PM ET
  • Replays throughout December


  • Saturday, December 15, 2001, 11:00PM ET
  • Sunday, December 16, 2001, 11:00P ET
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2001, 11:00P ET
  • Friday, December 21, 2001, 11:00P ET

From RITC Writer/Statistician John Petrilli:

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RITC 32 – This Saturday Evening!!!

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2001
Time: Doors Open: 5:30PM, Fight Time: 8:00PM
Location: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona
$20 General Admission
Kids under 12 Free !!!

Co-Main Events:

Homer "The Rock" Moore (205 lbs)
Joseph Riggs (245 lbs), Team USA Wrestling/Brausa Academy

Jimmy Ambriz (305 lbs), Medina Freestyle Fight Team
Allan "A-Dawg" Sullivan (230 lbs), Savage Te Dawg Pound


Steve Sayegh (230 lbs), Leininger Dojo
Mike Rainieri (205 lbs), Brausa Academy

There will be at least 12 fights on the card, with a minimum of four Heavyweight bouts.

Fight Card subject to change.

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

From Zuffa/UFC:

UFC: Throw Down Contest – Upadate

Please note that the contest end date is December 21st (not December 24th.
[Yesterday’s post has been changed to reflect this]

By Eddie Goldman

The last time Sugar Shane Mosley, WBC welterweight champ (38-0, 35 KO’s) and at the top of the pound-for-pound list in many people’s eyes, lost a fight was in the finals of the 1992 Olympic Trials in a three-round amateur bout. His opponent then: Vernon Forrest, now himself also a professional with a record of 33-0, 1 no contest, and 26 KO’s.

Sugar Shane’s next fight is January 26 at Madison Square Garden’s Theater, and will be shown on HBO. His opponent now: Vernon Forrest, finally after all these years.

We talked this week with Shane about this fight, and we will bring this interview to you this week on our "No Holds Barred News" segment on WBAI’s "Lightshow."

Also, in an extensive interview, we review a boxing safety seminar (you read that right) organized by Dr. Margaret Goodman and Dr. Flip Homansky of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. They were both in town Dec. 1 for this seminar, and they shared their thoughts with us on this important subject, as well as their assessment of how regulation of mixed martial arts has gone in their state. (This segment was postponed from last week.)

We will also discuss the 2001 Greco-Roman Wrestling World Championships, just held Dec. 6-9 in Patras, Greece.

Next week we name and speak with our 2001 Fighter of the Year (hint: those against executions need not apply), and also Vernon Forrest.

"Lightshow" airs weekly late Friday night/early Saturday morning, 3-5 AM Eastern Time. The "No Holds Barred News" segment usually airs in the second hour of the show, between 4 AM and 5 AM EST, early Saturday morning, December 15. This week’s segment is prerecorded.

WBAI broadcasts in New York on 99.5 FM. For those not in the New York area, WBAI can also be heard live on the Internet. There are two sites that stream the signal: : http://www.wbai.org/ and http://www.2600.com/wbai. At this time broadcasts of "Lightshow" are not archived, but we are working on getting these audio interviews posted.

WBAI is a 50,000 watt, non-commercial station. This means that, unlike the advertiser-supported media, our opinions are not restrained by any commercial interests.

"Lightshow" is an arts and entertainment show whose main host and producer is Fred Geobold. I was a co-producer on this show from 1993 to 1998, and it was on "Lightshow" that I began coverage of mixed martial arts with interviews of Royce Gracie and Manny Yarbrough prior to UFC III in 1994. I rejoined the show as a producer and co-host in September 2001.

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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