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Sunday, Mar 30, 2003

Vitor Belfort’s Surprise Begins To Unfold

Entrance to Vitor's new training facility
Vitor Belfort’s Surprise Begins to Unfold
By Eduardo Alonso

Setting up boxing ring
Setting up boxing ring
Vitor and  Eugenio Fuentes by soccer field
Soccer field
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Water park
Water park

      A few "Brazilian Beat" editions back, Vitor Belfort mentioned to FCF that he would be announcing a surprise soon that would most likely please his fans, and now as March comes to an end the surprise is finally beginning to unfold and reveal itself. In a partnership with Cuban trainer and fighter Eugenio Fuentes, with the support of the Military Police of the state of Sao Paulo through its Sports Association, Belfort is putting together an amazing training center for fighters, and his new team: The Brazil Fight Club in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Some of the facilities are still being built, but the project is amazing and will most likely result in the biggest and best training center for fighters in South America! Among the facilities are several swimming pools, tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, a bowling alley and more! Plus, in regards to fighting it will have an official boxing ring, huge mats for grappling, a weight-training room only for fighters [and another one for general people] and even a huge octagon! Construction workers are constantly laboring on the building of the facilities, and in the next few weeks everything will be ready to receive fighters and the general public. If all of that’s not enough, the center also has two arenas (one capable of holding more than 5,000 spectators) intended to host fighting events of all sorts.
      Belfort will, of course, train at this center as well as his new fight team and lots of projects that will soon be revealed are already in the works. Everything from boxing to jiu-jitsu everything will be trained there and some international fighters are expected to come every now and then to teach their techniques, so wait for more news about "The Phenom’s" plans in his partnership with Fuentes to come soon here at FCF, as we’re just giving you a hint of what’s coming up, because according to Vitor there’s plenty more surprises to come!

From the event’s promoter:

RITC 47 – Unstoppable
Saturday, April 12, 2003
Celebrity Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
Doors Open: 6 PM, Fight Time: 7:30 PM

Ticket Prices: $15 (rows 14-25), $30 (rows 4-13) and $50 (rows 1-3). $5 discount on $30 and $50 tickets with RITC flyer or KUPD red card. Call 602-267-1600 to order tickets now (can pick up at will-call on fight night). This is a "dream" card. Homer Moore will try to rebound against Andy Montana, the #2 ranked RITC Heavyweight, in the Super Main Event. Two "young gun" heavyweights from San Diego, John Sullivan and Mike Proctor, will travel to town to challenge Arizona’s finest. Veteran fighter Johnathan Ivey (5’9", 265 lbs) will fly in from Texas to challenge the #1 ranked RITC Super Heavyweight, Kauai Kupihea. Ivey has been a real crowd pleaser wherever he has fought, using a combination of powerful striking, rolling knee bars and other submission techniques. By popular demand, fan favorite Jamie Varner, who just won his debut fight at RITC 46 – Launching Pad on March 27, has been a late addition to this already awesome card. This show will be "over the top" with exciting action from start to finish. Two jumbo screens will be used at Celebrity to provide close up action for all the fans. Get your tickets early.

Super Main Event:
Homer Moore (215 lbs) vs. Andy Montana (240 lbs)

Main Events:
Kauai Kupihea (280 lbs) vs. Johnathan Ivey (265 lbs)
Joseph Riggs (220 lbs) vs. John Sullivan (225 lbs)
Steve Sayegh (230 lbs) vs. Cory Timmerman (300 lbs)
Edwin Dewees (215 lbs) vs. TBA

Super Fights:
Jason Wallace (260 lbs) vs. Mike Proctor (240 lbs)
Thomas Gil (225 lbs) vs. Brad Reynolds (215 lbs)
Roger Mejia (195 lbs) vs. Mike Fettkether (190 lbs)
Rich Moss (185 lbs) vs. TBA

Other Bouts:
Jamie Varner (160 lbs) vs. Carlos Ortega (155 lbs)
RJ Gamez (170 lbs) vs. Robert Maldonado (170 lbs)
Melesio Perales (175 lbs) vs. John Lansing (170 lbs)
Chappo Montijo (205 lbs) vs. Mike Rainieri (205 lbs)

Fight Card subject to change.

Upcoming Events:

RITC 48 – Let’s Do It Again
Saturday, May 3, 2003
Casa Grande

RITC 49 – Stare Down
Saturday, June 12, 2003
Celebrity Theatre (Phoenix)

From the event’s promoter:

Midevil’s Mayhem

On Saturday, April 19th, "Midevil’s Mayhem" is going to take Newport, Kentucky and the rest of Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana, & Southwestern Ohio by storm! Come witness some of the best Amateur MMA Fighters in the Country! Fighters from Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, and Maryland have all decided to display their skill at "Midevil’s Mayhem."

The show will be held at:
400 West 6th Street
Newport, Kentucky 41071

  • The doors Open at 7:00pm, & the show will start at 8:00pm.
  • Tickets are $25 for Ringside & $15 for General Admission.

As of March 19th, this is the fight card:

Fight Card:

  • Jose Villirisco vs. Stonnie Dennis
  • Justin Hons vs. Mike Easton
  • Keair vs. Derek Ruiz
  • John Powers vs. Kevin Knabjan
  • Travis Short vs. Clint Graves
  • Forrest Petz vs. Chris Wells
  • Brett Tillett vs. Sam Ottobre
  • Todd Shutt vs. James Escaloni
  • "Billy Bob" Westfall vs. Tim Johnson
  • Rob Hendee vs. TBA
  • Josh Souder vs. TBA
  • Jason Halderman vs. TBA


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