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Monday, Aug 23, 2004

Ufc Vet Clark Hopes To Start Comeback In Ice Event

From the event’s promoter:

UFC Vet Clark Hopes to Start Comeback in ICE Event

ICE 11 Poster
      FAIRFIELD, Ohio — LaVerne Clark says he is often recognized as the hard puncher who pounded out victories in his first four fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
      Now training regularly, the 30-year-old Clark says he is starting a comeback that he hopes will get him back in the UFC.
      "I’m learning a lot about submissions," Clark said. "I can’t even remember all the fights I was winning before getting submitted. I know I have to get better at that part of the game. I am working hard on it now."
      Clark scored a dramatic KO victory in his first fight since he started training with Jason Reinhardt in Decatur, Ill. Next, he’ll face untested, but unbeaten John Moore on Sept. 4 in the ICE 11 event at Metropolis Nightclub in Fairfield, Ohio.
      Clark, a member of Team Extreme, has a 17-13 overall record. But that doesn’t accurately reflect the strong performances against former UFC champions Dave Menne and Matt Hughes and UFC star Frank Trigg… or strong wins against Shonie Carter, John Lewis and Fabiano Iha.
      "LaVerne is a handful for anybody to handle," says ICE promoter Monte Cox, who also manages Clark. "If you take into account all the fights he was winning — and I mean winning handily — but made a silly mistake and got subbed… he could be like 25-5, or better."
      ICE 11 will also feature a pair of 155-pound 4-man tournaments with the winners of each coming back in a future show to battle it out for the first ICE championship.
      A full card of about 18 fights are scheduled. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the first bout starting at 8 p.m. For ticket information, contact Kerry Schall at 513 290-3259. For directions and more info, check out www.icemma.com.

The lineup…

LaVerne Clark vs. John Moore (170)
Rod Housley vs. Charles Trice (Hwt)
Mojo Horne vs. Troy King (205)
Ron Fields vs. Ricky Folse (205)
Trevor Garrett vs. Kenny Stevens (185)
Erick Jordan vs. Anthony Smith (185)
Brian Hess vs. Sal Agrusa (165)
Scott Campau vs. Shawn Coffman (Hwt)
Justin McElfresh vs. Jason Henimen (205)
Eric Thompson vs. Gerald Pierson (210)
Vito Woods vs. Mike Johns (175)
Brandon McCoy vs. Rob Maham (170)

4-man 155 tourneys
Scott Hope vs. Ryan Rinscheid
Tim Wood vs. TBA

Alex Rosario vs. Eric Meyer
Larry Cloud vs. Jasper Aldridge

Henry Baird vs. TBA (155)
Mark Bruno vs. TBA (190)
Dave Hayes vs. TBA (175)
Brian Paul vs. TBA (155)

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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