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From the event’s promoter:

HOOKnSHOOT ‘KINGS’ November 17th – 18th, 2001
Memorial Coliseum, Evansville, IN

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"We are ready to go!" howls HnS Promoter Jeff Osborne. "We have gotten a finalized card for the HOOKnSHOOT ‘KINGS’ weekend, and we have to say we are psyched about this show!".

"We have 3 fighters from Japan’s SHOOTO organization coming to fight, we have fighters from Brazil, Spain, Poland and England. We have an international show, plus we have 4 HOOKnSHOOT Championship matches!" continues Osborne. "We think coming off a cancelled show, that we have put together a great comeback and a great finale for the 2001 year!".

Riley to Make SHOOTO Debut – One of Two "A" Class v. "B" Class Challenge Matches

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One of the highlights is the debut of Aaron Riley in SHOOTO. The young Riley, and HnS superstar who is coming off a rare defeat is rated an A Class fighter by SHOOTO, but his match is rated "B" Class. Osborne explains "SHOOTO allows A Class fighters to face B Class fighters in matches, but they are rated B Class matches. It is viewed as a challenge from the younger fighter, a test, and I think Curtis Stout and Mike Willus are both stepping up in competition for this one." Stout faces off against 5-1 Shiko Yamashita from Japan, another highly anticipated match.

"All in all, we have 13 OFFICIAL SHOOTO matches, and 4 HOOKnSHOOT Title bouts, so this is definitely a show to see!" concludes Osborne.



  • 2 RD LADIES SHOOTO MATCH: Judy Neff (Team Idaho, Dalton Gardens, ID.) v. Shelby Walker (Boxing/JJ, Corpus Christi, TX.)
  • (2 RD SHOOTO B CLASS) 154 lbs.: Hermes Franca (Silveira Brothers, Orlando, Fl.) v. Mike Brown (Amherst Submission Academy, Amherst, MA.)
  • (2 RD SHOOTO B CLASS) 185 lbs.: Wald Bloise (Silveira Brothers, Orlando, Fl.) v. TBD
  • (2 RD SHOOTO B CLASS) 205 lbs.: Wilson Goveia (Silveira Brothers, Orlando, Fl.) v. Ray Casias (Fighter’s Guild, Nashville, TN.)
  • (3 RD SHOOTO B CLASS) 185 lbs.: Shiko Yamashita (Paraestra Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan) v. Curtis Stout (American JJ, Kansas City, MO.)
  • (3 RD SHOOTO B CLASS) 170 lbs.: Aaron Riley (AMC PANKRATION, Seattle, WA.) v. Mike Willus (Pittsburgh TOP, Pittsburgh, PA.)
  • (3 RD SHOOTO A CLASS) 160 lbs:: Justin Wisniewski (Polish Connection, Portage, IN.) v. Tony Dedolph (Milwaukee WI.)
  • (3 RD SHOOTO A CLASS) 154 lbs: Takumi Nakayama (Paraestra Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan) v. Fabio Nascimento Mello (TOP TEAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

  • LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT: Alexandre ‘Cacareco’ Ferreira (Ruas Vale Tudo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) v. Chris Monson (AMC PANKRATION, Seattle WA.)
  • LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: CHALLENGER Leigh Remedios (London, England) v. CHAMPION Phil Johns (Silverbacks, Canton, IL.)
  • VACANT SUPERHEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Carlos Barreto (TOP TEAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) v. Ian Freeman (Freestyle, Newcastle, England)



  • (2 RD SHOOTO B CLASS) 265 lbs.: TBD v. Don Richard (Team Caique, Holly, MI.)
  • (2 RD SHOOTO B CLASS) 185 lbs:: Manuel Garcia (Vale Tudo, Asturias, Spain) v. Jason Rigsby (Otawa Nautilus, Otawa, IL.)
  • (2 RD SHOOTO B CLASS) 154 lbs.: Victor Estrada (Olympia Freelance, Olympia, WA.) v. Yohei Suzuki (Paraestra Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)
  • (3 RD SHOOTO B CLASS) 185 lbs: Angelo Popofski (Team Caique, Detroit, MI.) v. Scott Henze (Freelance, Tell City, IN.)
  • (3 RD SHOOTO A CLASS) 170 lbs: Chris Lytle (Integrated Fighting, Indianapolis, IN.) v. TBD


  • VACANT LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Keith Rockel (Amherst Submission Academy, Amherst, MA.) v. Travis Lutter (Next Generation, Dallas, TX.)
  • VACANT FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Anthony Hamlet (Northwest Elite, Seattle, WA.) v. Jeff Curran (Sauer JJ team, Crystal Lake, IL.)

From the event’s promoter:

Gladiator Challenge #8
Saboba Casino News

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      Gladiator Challenge will return to Southern California to host its 8th event at Saboba Casino in San Jacinto California on November 17, 2001.
      This event is scheduled for 6 undercard fights & 5 feature bouts with 5 main events. 16 total action packed, No Holds Barred matchups.
      First off in the main event, guaranteed to be a barnburner, we have Todd Medina fighting for the 205lbs & under, Title Belt against Amod from Team Freedom. Amod is looking lean & mean weighing in at 197lbs. Down from 230lbs, his weight when he ankle locked Ricco Rodriquez last summer in the Submission Grappling Championships.
      This card also features the Gladiator Challenge 155lbs title fight for the belt between Victor Hunsacker vs Juliano Prado. Victor, who now trains with Millennia Jui Jitsu, brings a wealth of mixed martial arts experience to the cage with over 20 Pro fights & will put it all on the line against the Brazillian Jui Jitsu Superstar, Juliano Prado who has multiple National & World Jui Jitsu titles to his name.
      Another interesting matchup features Kauai Kupihea vs Jason "The Punisher" Lambert. Kauai who won the first KOTC 8 man heavy weight tournament looks to over come his recent loss to Eric Pele at KOTC #12, while Lambert looks to improve his 7-1 NHB record & keep Kauai on a loosing streak.
      This card also features outstanding fighters from Combat Grappling, Next Generation, Millennia Jui JItsu, Team Roughnecks, Shark Tank & the always tough Kohler Jui Jitsu.
      Tickets are on sale now and you can Purchase them at: www.ticketsplus.com or call Tickets plus at:(800)585-3737 or Saboba Casino at: (909)654-2883


By Eddie Goldman

Two very important upcoming events in the combat sports will be featured this week on the "No Holds Barred News" segment on WBAI’s "Lightshow."

Kevin Jackson, the U.S. National Freestyle Team coach, himself an Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion wrestler and former UFC and Extreme Fighting competitor, will preview the 2001 Freestyle Wrestling World Championships, to be held Nov. 22-25 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Kevin evaluates the U.S. team and offers his thoughts on who has the best chance on the American team to win a gold medal.

The 2001 World Championships of Wrestling were originally scheduled for Sept. 26-29 in New York’s Madison Square Garden, but were postponed and moved following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.

We will also speak with Lou DiBella, CEO of DiBella Entertainment, who is putting on a boxing card called "Fighting for America: A Night of Thanksgiving" on Nov. 23 at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. All the proceeds from this card, plus the purses from the several 2000 Olympic boxers on the card, will go to the Twin Towers Fund, established by New York Mayor Giuliani to benefit the families of uniformed workers lost or injured in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The three undefeated Olympians fighting on the card are Jermain Taylor, Clarence Vinson, and Brian Viloria. Also on the card will be James Butler vs. Richard Grant, Brian Adams vs. Richard Kiley, Paulie Malignaggi, Jeffrey Resto, and former WBO junior lightweight champion Regilio Tuur. The first fight will start at 6:30 PM EST. At 9 PM EST, ESPN2’s "Friday Night Fights" will begin televising the show.

"Lightshow" airs weekly late Friday night/early Saturday morning, 3-5 AM Eastern Time. The "No Holds Barred News" segment will air this week in the second hour of the show, between 4 AM and 5 AM EST, early Saturday morning, November 10. Both of this week’s interviews are 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 somewhere.

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.

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