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UFC, Pride veteran Anthony Macias vs. WEF Hook-n-Shoot veteran George Allen.
- Event: Circle of Truth- WEF trials
Submitted by Roberto Martinez, Promotions Asscociate World Extreme Fighting www.worldextremefighting.cc
The IFFA proudly presents: SOUTHERN IMPACT II at the Brickhouse
Club in Hattiesburg, MS on Friday, April 13th. This will be an action
packed card filled with the up and coming amateur talent of the southeast
The promoters are still looking for a few fighters in the following weight ranges: 190-200 lbs, 135-145 lbs, 165-175 lbs
For more info contact: Rob Braniff Xtreme Entertainment at 985-847-0660
Just 3 days ago Dream Stage Entertainment held it's 13th Pride, Pride FC - Collision Course. This card included some great matchups, including Dan Henderson vs Renzo Gracie, Mark Coleman vs Allan Goes, and Vanderlei Silva vs Kazushi Sakuraba. Ken Shamrock was scheduled to face Igor Vovchanchin, but Tra Telligman took Shamrock's place on short notice as Shamrock injured his neck. Interestingly, Telligman's match with Vovchanchin turned out to be one of the most interesting one of the night.
Pride 13 brought a slew of rule changes to the table, designed to end a "deadlock" situation and make the fights more exciting. They included more faster warnings for stalling, and also they allowed kicks and knees to a fighter on all fours. Previously these techniques were not allowed.
Pride 13 contained 8 matches - 2 submission, 4 KOs or TKOs, and 2 judges decisions. The only fights that went past the first round were the 2 decisions.
Was it the rules that made this Pride so exciting? Was it the fighters? Read our Pride 13 Review and Pictorial to find out for yourself.
The Gladiator Challenge events are becoming a favorite of Sherdog's. They are similar to King of the Cage, and always have quite a talent pool on the card to fight. We're not just talking local talent, either. Many competitors in the Gladiator Challenge have fought in the UFC, King of the Cage, and Pride. Just check out the pics from the last 2 Gladiator Challenges
The complete card is as follows:
Pride 13 will be aired on Pay Per View in North America. Many people are saying this Pride was the best Pride event ever, dethroning the reinging champ Pride 10. You definately won't want to miss this Pride on PPV.
Pride 13 will be on PPV as Pride FC "Collision Course" by DirecTV, Dish Network, Bell Express VU, and Viewer's Choice Canada.
Dish Network Schedules
Bell Express VU Schedules (Channel 701)
Viewer's Choice Canada
The Warriors Return! Frank Shamrock's BUSHIDO, Downtown Phoenix on Saturday April 21st at The ICE HOUSE - 429 West Jackson (4th Avenue & Jackson Street). Doors open at 5:30, Fight starts at 7pm. Buy tickets online at www.bushidofighter.com.
Special Announcer- Bruce Buffer, "the voice of the Ocatagon"
Guest stars will include: Tito Ortiz, Ricco Rodriguez, Don Frye, Rafiel Torre, Eddie Millis, Eddie Bravo and Frank Shamrock. Tickets are $25 for General & $50 for VIP. To purchase tickets online go to www.bushidofighter.com.
Submitted by Janine Jordan.
Event: Redemption in the Valley
Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Comes To West Virginia
There are few rules and lots of action inside the cage. Fighters may use any form of hand-to-hand combat which may include boxing techniques, kicking, elbow and knee strikes and wrestling techniques. Matches are won by knockout, by one of the fighters giving up (signaled by the contestant "tapping out", that is tapping on the mat), by the referee stopping the match, or by the judges' decision.
Fights are generally three four-minute rounds. Title fights are longer. The few rules that are part of the contest prohibit the fighters from eye gouging, groin strikes and biting.
Even though it is easy to follow the action, the fighters are extremely skilled and do whatever it takes to win or just survive.
Area contestants include the Pittsburgh, PA Practical Fighting Concepts camp: Eric Hibler, Andy Cooper, Cris Custer, Don Kaecher and Bill Vucick. Other area contestants include West Liberty's own Brandon Lee Hinkle challenging Rich Franklin, the IFC Heavyweight Champion and WEF veteran with a 6-0 record all by kick-to-the-head knockouts. Todd Carney, Moundsville, will take on Charles "Crazyhorse" Bennett of Florida in a much-anticipated rematch. Ron Tucker of Moundsville is matched against Kevin "Hulk" Hogan, and Weirton's Jeff Wales Vs Josh Raferty. Gwen Wood, 7-time WV Toughwoman contest champ, will also step into the cage.
Card is subject to change.
We recently made two errors in our daily news section. First, we reported incorrectly a fight from the recent 2 Hot 2 Handle show in Holland. We stated that Fatih Kocamis defeated Ed de Kruiyf by decision in a Muay Thai bout. In fact, Fatih Kocamis defeated Ed de Kruiyf 1R 7:00 by KO in a Mixed Martial Arts bout. We apologize to to Fatih Kocamis and Ed de Kruiyf for this error, it occured between the telephone and the keyboard.
We have corrected both errors.
It is also brought to our attention that at least one other Mixed Martial Arts website is cutting and pasting our information verbatim, and posting it into their daily news section as contributed by a member of their staff. We were alerted to this because their "contributions" contains the exact errors as we noted above, while another source was credited. We realize this mistake was not done with malicious intent, and have notified the webmaster of the offending website.
The information on this website is (c) Sherdog.com, and may not be copied without our permission. We have very lenient policies with our news and pictures, and frequently grant permission to most people who ask for it. So before you cut and paste and pass it off as your original work or results, ask us for permission.
Eddie Goldman talks with Pancrase star Nathan Marquardt on Monday, Tony Martinez (the man responsible for the Lion's Den's newfound boxing ability) on Tuesday, Ricco Rodriguez on Wednesday, and Ken Shamrock on Friday.
Pride 13 and Rage in the Cage 26 took place on the same eventing. Pride results can be found here. Brausa Academy 18 year old sensation Edwin Dewees earned a hard fought decision over highly respected MMA veteran Christophe Leininger in the Main Event. These two warriors battled on nearly equal terms for the entire match with Edwin prevailing for his 11th consecutive RITC victory. Watch for Edwin to compete in KOTC 8 next month. The Super Fight between Homer Moore and Kauai Kuphiea had the house rockin' with several standing ovations as both participants landed numerous "bombs" throughout the fight. A crowd of nearly 2,000 enjoyed 19 action packed fights in a super smooth RITC production that went off exactly as planned. Special guests included Todd Medina, Chris Brennan, Romi Aram, Zane Frazier and former boxing champion Michael Carbajal.
The Todd Medina NHB Fighting Team went 2 - 0 for the evening and the Brausa Academy posted an 8 - 1 - 1 record. The brings the Brausa Fighting Team record to 101 - 11 - 1 over the past 13 events maintaining their 90% win rate.
We are updating the Pride 13 results live tonight, as they happen. The card is as follows:
vs. Vanderlei Silva
Just a reminder, Pride 13 starts in about 8 hours. There's a live internet broadcast, instructions are here. If you don't want to fool around with all that techno stuff our chatroom is likely to be full of people again.
If you'd like more information on who's fighting who, read the Pride 13 Preview. It's full of pictures, fighter histories, predictions, and more.
Brian Piepenbrink speaks to the always colorful Guy Mezger at the San Diego Lion's Den, where Mezger was training hard in preparation for his upcoming Pride 13 fight against Egan Inoue. Once again, Mezger lets it fly as he discusses his upcoming fight with Egan Inoue, and his past fights against against Sakuraba and Ortiz, how stablemate Tra "Trauma" Telligman is going to do in Pride against the hard-hitting Ukrainian Igor Vovchanchin.
03-23-01 9:30 am PST
Mark "The Titan" Kerr will likely be returning to the Octagon May 4 against Pete "El Duro" Williams. Pete Williams recently competed in King of the Cage 6 and King of the Cage 7, where he KOd Roger Neff and forced Rick Mathis to throw in the towel between rounds. He's also trimmed down quite a bit from his UFC days, and those who remember the "not so ripped" Pete Williams who fought Mark Coleman in the UFC will see quite a different body shape. Mark Kerr recently fought in DSE's Pride 12 (December 2000), where he lost a decision to Igor Vovchanchin in overtime. Many people feel that Kerr should have been given the decision before the overtime, which would have ended the match before the overtime.
Pat Miletich will likely defend his lightweight crown against Carlos Newton. Newton is a submissions wizard and will give Miletich all he can handle on the ground, provided it goes there. Newton may be in trouble with Miletich's standup abilities, as it seems a common Miletich Martial Arts tactic to keep the fight standing when your opponant wants to take it to the ground (see Uno vs Pulver, Miletich vs Pedineiras).
Shonie Carter, who is 2-0 in the UFC, will likely be facing Matt Serra.
The above three fights are very close to being "official." The following fights have been discussed, but are not as likely as the above fights.
Chuck Liddell may face Kevin Randleman in the middleweight division. This will be Randleman's first time as a middleweight, which is his more natural fighting weight. Liddell is on a roll, taking out wrestlers Paul Jones and ADCC champ Jeff Monsen in his 2 most recent UFC appearances.
Ricardo Almeida (Renzo Gracie JJ) may face Randy Couture training partner Matt Lindland. Almeida competed and won in Pride 12, while Lindland compted and won in UFC 29.
"The King of Rock and Rumble" Elvis Sinosic dispatched Jeremy Horn in about 3 minutes in UFC 30 on February 23, 2001. Afterwords, Sinosic attended the post-fight party with loads of different fighters and MMA celebrities, and took pictures to prove that he actually choked out Kevin Randleman and hung out with Frank Shamrock, Tito Ortiz, Mark Coleman, Mark Kerr, Pat Miletich, Bobby Hoffman, and many other UFC competitors.
Sinosic was kind enough to share his pictures with us. Click here for the Backstage with Elvis Sinosic Picture Gallery.
March 20-25, 2001