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Thursday, Sep 20, 2001

Ufc Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz To Defend His Title Against Vladimir Matyushenko At Ufc 33: Victory In Vegas, Friday, September 28, 2001, At Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino In Las Vegas, Nevada

From the event’s promoter:

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Vitor Belfort Forced To Drop Out After Suffering Training Injury

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 21, 2001) – The all-new Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its Las Vegas debut and triumphant return to cable television with UFC 33: Victory in Vegas, on Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT from the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Headlining the three-world title fight card is UFC World Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz, of Huntington Beach, Calif., defending his crown for the fourth time when he takes on Vladimir Matyushenko, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Ortiz was scheduled to face 23-year-old Vitor Belfort until the challenger suffered a partially lacerated tricep during training that required 30 stitches. A native of Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Belfort was coming off four consecutive Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) victories in Japan.

Matyushenko, who was scheduled to fight Kevin Randleman at UFC 33, will move into Belfort’s spot and challenge Ortiz. The Los Angeles, Calif. resident is coming off a unanimous decision against Yuki Kondo at UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands. The change in opponents means Randleman will be off the card. UFC 33 now will feature eight bouts.

Tickets for UFC 33 are priced at $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30. Tickets to the event can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay box office, or at any Ticket Master outlet. To order tickets by phone, call 877-632-7400. To order tickets on the Internet, go to TicketMaster.com. Doors open at 5 p.m. PT. The first bout is at 5:30 p.m., while the first televised bout is at 7 p.m. PT.

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FCF Fight Techniques

Neck Crank/Chest Crush
This technique is from Bas Rutten
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Picture 1:

Bas Rutten secures Matt in the head and arm position making sure to hold Matt’s elbow and grasp his hand under his own hamstring.

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Picture 2:

Bas lets go of Matt’s elbow and quickly hooks Matt’s near leg.

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Picture 3:

Bas then hooks his hand inside of his own thigh.

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Picture 4:

Bas then keeps hold of his legs while squeezing his knees together causing pressure on the chest and neck which makes breathing difficult.

Bas used this technique to submit Shibuya in a Pancrase match and adds that it is best used when your opponent is tired or breathing heavy.

Technique and explanation by Bas Rutten. Bas is the former King of Pancrase and UFC heavyweight champion, now enjoying a successful career in acting. Watch for Bas’s new soon to be released mixed martial arts workout video, Bas is keeping the details of this new video a secret for now, but says it
will be awesome!

Disclaimer: This technique, as any martial art or boxing technique, can be dangerous. You or your training partner may be injured if you apply or practice this technique. The author, Bas Rutten, Matt Hume, and FCF are not responsible for any injury that may result. Please consult a physician as to whether or not to attempt this technique.

FCF presents fight techniques in every issue.   In this month’s issue in Matt Hume’s technique, Matt Hume & Aaron Riley demonstrate a Right Cross Set Up For Right Middle Kick technique; and in the Punchers Corner, champion kickboxer Derek Panza discusses Faking the Rear Kick.
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