JANUARY 31st, 2007, AT 11:59 PM,
January 27th, 2007 -
Valdosta, Georgia, USA
ISCF Promoter James
Corbett turned up the heat in Valdosta this weekend with 13 exciting MMA
bouts but Corbett said it was not going to be hot enough so he turned it
up one more notch by introducing Valdosta Georgia to the first live MMA bouts in
a cage! The venue was sold out with people being turned away at the door and
with the high action of the night, he found it hard to keep spectators in their
AMATEUR FIGHT RESULTS
Jason Hickey Vs
Hickey comes out and quickly slams Jennings, once on the ground
Hickey gets guard on Jennings. Jennings lands a few
strikes to the face of Hickey while Hickey works for an arm
bar. Jennings works to escape and then ax kicks Hickey in the
back of the head while on the ground. Referee Cam McHargue stops the
bout due to the foul and after checking on Hickey, restarts the bout.
Hickey takes Jennings down and gets the guard. Jennings
lands a few head strikes to Hickey just before the bell rang.
Jennings gets the takedown while Hickey works for a guillotine
choke but Jennings escapes. Hickey stands up and lands several
kicks to the body of Jennings while he is still on the ground. Jennings
works his way back to his feet and both fighters clinch with Jennings
landing knees to the head of Hickey.
Hickey comes out showing he has what it takes to go the distance and
starts off with some kicks and punches followed up by a quick take down . Hickey
gets full mount and begins to rain down punches to Jennings forcing the
referee to stop the bout.
Winner Jason Hickey in 41 seconds of round 3 by
referee stoppage due to strikes.
Bell comes out of
his corner like a race horse and after a few quick strikes both fighters end up
on the ground. Bell works for a triangle and forces Thomas to
Winner Loren Bell by tap out from triangle choke
at 1:03 of round 1.
Brett Chism Vs
comes racing out of his corner off the bell in the same fashion as Bout 2,
however Chism welcomed him with a solid punch which drops Johnson.
Chism quickly covers the distance and lands several more punches which makes
Winner Brett Chism by tap out due to strikes at
10 seconds of round 1.
Dan Funes Vs
Round 1: Both fighters
come out and exchange a few strikes, Funes gets the take down but Boland
gets back to his feet with Funes quickly behind him. Funes gets
another take down and once on the ground Boland works for a triangle and
then to arm bar. Funes escapes but finds Boland quickly working
for an ankle lock just as the bell rang.
Funes comes out with a few punches and kicks but Boland answers
with a take down. Funes lands a few strikes once on the ground and then
works for an arm bar just as the bell ended the round.
Boland comes out with a few strikes and then gets the take down landing
in the guard of Funes. Boland stands in the guard and passes to side
control. Both fighters scramble and Boland works for a rear naked choke.
Funes escapes and both fighters get back to their for one more quick
exchange of strikes as the bell ends the bout.
Winner Dan Funes by judges decision.
Vs Joel Weldon
Fermin starts the bout with a few kicks and then takes down Weldon.
Once on the ground Fermin lands strikes to the head of Weldon
and then gets a rear naked choke forcing Weldon to tap.
Winner David Fermin by rear naked choke at 2:02
of round 1.
Garrett runs across the cage and lands a few
strikes just before he clinches and takes down Patton. Garrett lands in
the guard of Patton and lands a few punches. Garrett tries to
pass and both fighters start scrambling with Patton landing in full
mount and landing several punches. The bell rings to end the round.
Round 2: Both fighters come out throwing strikes and Garrett gets
the take down and lands in Pattons guard where he opens up and throws
punches until the referee stops the bout.
Winner Tommy Garrett by referee stoppage due to
strikes at 1:14 of round 2.
Kenneth M. Wright Vs
Cruz gets the take down while working on a guillotine, Wright
works to free his head and then attempts a hammer lock on Cruz. Cruz
escapes but Wright gets full mount and Cruz moves roll as the
Wright gets an early take down and passes guard to land a few strikes.
Both fighters work their way up to their feet again and Wright gets
another take down and works on another hammer lock. Cruz escapes just
before the bell.
Round 3: Take down by Wright and he tries to pass the guard . The
action slows down so the referee stand the fighters back up. Wright
scores another take down and again nobody presses the action so the fighters are
stood up again. Wright gets a third take down and gets mount to land
several strikes to the body and head of Cruz until time ran out.
Winner Kenneth Wright by judges decision.
Kamrin Naville Vs
Round 1: Both fighters
run full speed at one another and jump in the air to clash like two rams looking
for dominance on a mountain . Once both fighters land on the ground, Naville
slams McDaniel down to the canvas but McDaniel works for a
triangle. Naville picks up McDaniel and slams him down again to
escape the submission. After several punches were landed, McDainel turns
his back and Naville keeps up the pressure by a non stop series of
strikes that forces the referee to stop the bout.
Winner Kamrin Naville by referee stoppage due to
strikes at 3:33 of round 1.
Round 1: Both fighters
clinch and begin to muscle each other around. Newsome works a take down
and gets mount and lands a few strikes while Cook defends as many as he
can but the bell rings to end the round.
Newsome lands a kick and tries for a guillotine choke as both fighters
hit the canvas. Cook escapes and lands many punches to the face of Newsome
making him turn his back. Cook sinks in the hooks and gets a rear naked
choke that makes Newsome tap.
Winner TJ Cook by Rear naked choke at 1:45 of
Tony Hunter Vs
Round 1: Both fighters come
out and clinch without a strike, Hunter takes a few strikes to the head.
Take down by Davis and he works for a hammer lock. Hunter
escapes and stand back up and Davis follows him. Hunter lands a
powerful slam to Davis and lands a few strikes while Davis is on
Hunter lands a few leg kicks and then they clinch. Davis gets
the take down and secures side control and lands knees to the ribs of Hunter.
With ten seconds left Davis gets mount.
Hunter comes out and lands more leg kicks and then a head kick. Davis
gets the take down while Hunter works on a guillotine. Davis
escapes and Hunter turns his back and they both move around for
position. Davis gets side control but with no pressing action the
referee stand them back up. Davis gets the take down and lands knees to
the ribs of Hunter until the bell rings.
Winner John Davis by judges decision .
Jonathan Baldree Vs
1: Both fighters move around the cage and Dicks takes down Baldree
and works for a guillotine but Baldree escapes and works for a leg lock.
Dicks gets out and opens up his hands with many strikes that makes the
referee stop the bout.
Winner Lynard Dicks by referee stoppage at 3:46
of round 1
Nathan Barnes Vs
Round 1: The round starts
with a rapid fire of strikes by both fighters. Samman lands a few knees
while in the clinch. Barnes gets the take down and then mount to land a
few strikes of his own.
Round 2: Several strikes were thrown and then a clinch followed by knees by
Samman. Barnes gets the take down and lands several strikes to Samman.
Samman gets a deep chicken wing that makes Barnes tap.
Winner Josh Samman by tap out at 2:02 of round
PRO FIGHT RESULTS
- ISCF PRO
Shaun Gay Vs Josh Hancock
Round 1 Both
fighters meet in the middle and begin to turn up the heat fast with kicks and
strikes. Handcock lands a solid punch that knocks out Gay.
Winner Josh Handcock by knock out at 12 seconds
of round 1.
- ISCF PRO
Scott Harper Vs
Many fans were let down
when Harper entered the cage to announce that his bout would not be
taking place because Jerome Smith could not make weight.
- Jerome Smith has been suspended by the ISCF for 60 days for not making his fight weight and
fined. The amount will soon be determined based upon what Harper lost of
his fight purse. if the fine is not paid within 60 days,
Jerome Smith suspension will continue and an
additional fine will be added for each day past the 60 day suspension.
For a load of event Photos please
For more info contact Mr. James Corbett at (229) 244-8810 or
or go to www.ValdostaMAC.com
January 26th, 2007 - North
Vancouver, BC, Canada
National Fighting Challenge 7: Cold Staredown
Squamish Nations Rec Center, Vancouver, British Columbia.
ALL BOUTS WERE PRO MMA
- ISCF PRO
Jesse Shiu defeated
Derek Crowie by unanimous decision after 3
three minute rounds.
- ISCF PRO
Ryan Polutnik defeated
Mighty Gharabaghi by unanimous decision
after 2 five minute rounds.
- ISCF PRO
Adam Smith defeated
Chad Freeman by rear-naked choke at 1:41
of Round 1.
- ISCF PRO
Brad Geiger defeated
Sal Ram by unanimous decision after 2 five
- ISCF PRO
Hardeep Singh defeated
Mike Richardson by KO from punches at 2:56
of Round 1.
- ISCF PRO
Shawn Albrecht defeated
Allen Hernandez by arm bar at 4:28 of
- ISCF PRO
Costa Rojas defeated
Jerry Elliott by arm bar at 1:36 of Round
- ISCF PRO
Kane Bolt defeated Gene Lazlo by verbal submission from punches at 2:48
of Round 1.
- ISCF PRO
defeated Brent Weatherhill by KO from
punches at :06 of Round 1.
- ISCF PRO
Len Tam defeated Adam Laporte by rear-naked choke at :55 seconds of
- ISCF PRO
Myles Merola defeated
Cesar Narita by unanimous decision after 3
five minute rounds.
- ISCF PRO
John Hall vs. Marcus Vincios: Hall was unable to continue
after an illegal elbow to the back of the neck at 3: 39 of Round 1.
- ISCF has ruled this a DQ for Marcus
Vincios and a WIN by DQ for Hall.
For more info please contact Mr. Mike Hammoud at (604) 318-1902 or
(778) 885-7774 or
or go to
"BATTLE OF ROME"
January 27th, 2007 - Rome,
By Stephen Carnes -
Knuckle Up! came to Rome, Georgia and put on a
show. This show demonstrated the desire, passion and excitement local fans had
for mixed-martial arts. From the first fight to the last, fans were on their
feet and shouting during the action and cheering for their local heroes.
However, Knuckle Up! not only
produced a great show but also brought with them many legends of the cage. Stars
such as former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin,
Ultimate Fighter 2 star Jorge Gurgel, Steve Headden and many
more were in attendance. The fans were ready and Knuckle
Up! knew to provide a professional and successful night of MMA
Josh Carlyle vs Michael Ryan
Both fighters came out
aggressive and swinging hard. Ryan landed several punches and a kick.
Carlyle defended. The fight soon went to ground with
Ryan pressing hard. He began to land several hard punches and the fight
ended with a referee stoppage at 3:54 into the first round.
WINNER: Mike Ryan by strikes at 3:54 of Round 1.
Vs Gary Stone
the beginning Stone dominated this fight. However, Baggett
would not go down easy. Stone began with heavy strikes and continued
throughout the round. Baggett was put on the defensive, trying to gain
an opportunity to find an advantage. Stone kept up the pummeling and
was in a superior position at rounds end. Baggett did not answer the
bell for Round 2.
WINNER: Gary Stone at end of
Round 1 because Baggett did not answer the bell for Round 2.
Kyle Baker Vs
and Goldsby put on a great show for the fans. Each fighter wanted to win
but only one man could. Early in the match, Baker demonstrated superior
striking skills by landing several hard blows. Goldsby attempted a few
kicks but was not successful. Goldsby went for the takedown, but Baker
was quick with the reversal. Here Baker began a campaign of ground and
pound. However, he was warned at 3:10 into the first round for striking the
back of the head. Baker then began a barrage of hammer fist that caused
Goldsby's corner to throw in the towel at 3:39 into the first round.
WINNER: Kyle Baker due to Bryan Goldsby's corner throwing in
the towel at 3:39 of Round 1.
Shawn Harris Vs
fourth match of the night gave the crowd their first taste of the ground game.
fighters tried to establish dominance on the ground, and different locks and
positions to win the fight. In the first round Braswell established top
position and began to land several punches on Harris. Harris was able to
defend and the ref had to stand both men up for lack of action. Both men went
back to the ground, with neither establishing a true dominance.
Round 2: The fighters entered the round ready to go, with Braswell
throwing an early kick. Harris countered with a grab and takedown. Harris
established a dominant position, but Braswell was able to reverse.
Neither man was able to do any damage so the referee had to stand the men up
again. Harris then threw a kick and punch combination and established a
mount. Harris soon put Braswell into a guillotine choke. Harris
won by tapout at 3:12 into the second round.
WINNER: Shawn Harris by guillotine at 3:12 of
Sean Lane Vs
fight provided the emotional adrenaline of the evening. Glover and Lane
both came to fight and it showed with the action each demonstrated. Glover
came out with several kicks and punches, but Lane replied by slamming
Glover to the mat. Glover soon recovered and was back on his
feet. Glover stepped in and threw a swift round kick to Lane's
head, knocking him immediately unconscious. Lane lay motionless but was
soon moving after being checked out by medical officials.
WINNER: Josh Glover by KO kick to head at 1:21 of Round 1.
Beau Baker Vs
The fight began with
Rodrigues throwing kicks and a few punches. Baker soon took the
fight to the ground where he demonstrated his dominances. Baker
established a solid position and began punishing Rodrigues. Baker
trapped Rodrigues against the cage and captured one of his feet in a
WINNER: Beau Baker by heelhook at
1:52 of Round 1.
Matt Ruskin Vs
opened this bout with a quick kick and then took Ruskin to the ground.
Ruskin soon established a position where he began his ground and pound
attack that ended with Starobonets tapping due to strikes at 1:58 into
the first round.
WINNER: Matt Ruskin by
tap/strikes at 1:58 of Round 1.
Carl Hirt Vs
This fight ended in a flash.
Ramey and Hirt came to the center of the cage. Ramey
quickly grabbed Hirt by the neck and established a guillotine choke.
Hirt was choked unconscious at :23 seconds into the first round. Hirt
was checked out by medical officials and found to be okay.
WINNER: Robi Ramey defeated Carl Hirt guillotine 0:23 of Round
- ISCF PRO
Justin Moore Vs
The first professional match of the night was no disappointment. Landry
began strong with an assault that puts Moore on the defensive. Moore
then took Landry to the ground. Moore landed several powerful
strikes, including many elbows that opened Landry's forehead. Landry
was able to escape the bottom and place Moore on his back. Moore,
however, used this position to his advantage. Landry came in to
establish a better position, but Moore placed Landry in a
triangle choke at 3:20 into the first round.
Justin Moore by triangle at 3:20 of Round 1.
- ISCF PRO
Jerry Burns Vs
In this bout Steve
Mitchell made his professional debut and he delivered. Mitchell
stayed on the offensive the entire fight. Mitchell attacked with kicks and
knees early and finally took Burns to the ground, ending the fight with
a guillotine at 2:13 into the first round.
Steve Mitchell by guillotine at 2:13 of Round 1.
- ISCF PRO
Chancelor Edmonson Vs
ROUND 1: Edmonson
and Barker gave the fans their money's worth. In this round the fight
soon went to the ground with Barker soon establishing a top position.
He tried to wither away Edmonson's defenses, but that was not about to
happen. Edmonson tried to gain leverage with his legs, but Barker
would not give way. Barker continuously switched from strikes to locks,
but was unable to break Edmonson down. At the end of the first round
Barker had Edmonson in a choke, but was unable to get him to
ROUND2: This round followed the same action from the first.
Edmonson attempted kicks on Barker without much success, and
decided to take the fight back to the ground. Barker attempts many punches and
dominated Edmonson on the ground. He landed various strikes, but soon
the action ended. Referee Gurgel stood the men back up. Soon, however,
both were back on the ground. Gurgel then gave a warning to both for
lack of action and stood them up once again. Edmonson attempted another
kick without success as the bell rang.
ROUND 3: The last round
proved the warrior in both men. Barker landed a knee to the midsection
of Edmonson and soon both were on the ground. Barker attempted
another choke, but Edmonson defended. Barker then switched to
punches to gain the advantage, but Edmonson tied up Barker to
prevent damage from being done. Gurgel stood the men up. Edmonson
tried another kick, but Barker countered with a catch and throw that
landed Edmonson hard on the cage floor. Both men were on the ground when
the bell rang, leaving the fight to a decision.
Tony Barker by Unanimous Decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.
- ISCF PRO
Mich McElroy Vs Sean Kilgus
ROUND 1: This fight had all
the elements true MMA fans enjoy. There was solid groundwork and heavy strikes.
McElroy and Kilgus both showed the toughness needed to get in
the cage. Kilgus began the round with a solid kick but both fighters
soon locked up and the fight was on the ground. Kilgus struggled for
top position, but McElroy gained dominance. McElroy landed
several punches, but Kilgus never dropped his defenses, several times
grabbing McElroy's arm. This battle continued throughout, with Kilgus
bucking to get McElroy off. McElroy made unsuccessful attempts
at locks. This back and forth was continued till the end of the round.
2: Kilgus came out and opened the round with a kick; while McElroy
responded with strikes of his own. Kilgus was soon taken to the mat
with McElroy on top. Kilgus made a reversal, but McElroy
was able to recover. McElroy landed strikes to the head, and began to
work for an arm bar. He secured his legs into position and locked out.
WINNER: Mitch McElroy BY armbar AT 2:17 of Round 2.
- CORRECTED 2-5-07
Mistakenly Listed this as a Pro Bout on the initial Result Postings instead of
an AMATEUR bout.
Amateur Eastern Regional Welterweight Title
Nate Jolly Vs
- Nate Jolly Vs
These two fighters provided
the excitement of the night. Jolly and Wright both wanted the
belt, sadly only one could walk away with one, for each was deserving.
1: Wright took the early advantage in the first round. He came out
aggressive and fast. He threw a flurry of punches and kicks that put Jolly
on the defense. Jolly responded by locking up with Wright. Wright
began throwing body shots and pushing Jolly in to the cage wall.
Finally Jolly got Wright to the ground. Wright and Jolly
fought for dominant position, with Wright getting the advantage. He
threw hard strikes, but lost balance and Jolly went for his chance. Jolly
began punishing Wright for the last 10-seconds of the first round.
2: The second round was the near opposite of the first. Jolly took
the early advantage by being aggressive and explosive from the beginning. Jolly
landed several punches and knees with Wright against the cage. Wright
reversed and both fighters soon were on the ground. Jolly established
top position, landing several blows, but both fighters soon locked up. Jolly
is able to keep position until the end of the round.
ROUND 3: At the
beginning of the round both men were clearly tired, but were ready to give the
fight their all. Jolly began very aggressive, but Wright
punched Jolly to the mat. Both grappled and Wright was on top.
Wright began to throw his punches, while Jolly pulled guard.
Wright had some blood wiped off him by the ref. The men are stood up
and the fight was started again. Wright attempted a kick but misses,
Jolly responded with a takedown. Wright began striking with his
heels in the last 10 seconds.
WINNER: Brad Wright
by Unanimous Decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards to win the vacant ISCF Amateur Eastern
- ISCF PRO
Keith Bach Vs Vs John Trent
Bach and Trent came
out and delivered a stellar performance. Trent attempted a kick. Bach
countered and Trent was taken to the mat. Bach stood over Trent,
where Trent attempted a forward thrust to Bach's face. Bach
responded with his own kicks to Trent's legs. Trent finally got
Bach on the ground with Bach on his back. Bach performed a
reverse that allowed Bach to obtain an arm bar to win at 1:58 into the
WINNER: Keith Bach by armbar at
1:58 of Round 1.
- ISCF PRO
Josh Krueger Vs
Krueger and Mendez
knew how to end the show for the fans. They gave the fans all the flair and
enthusiasm any last bout should have. Krueger came out quickly with
several punches, with Mendez responding with punches. Both locked up
with Krueger throwing knees as he pressed Mendez into the cage.
Mendez put Krueger on the mat and began kicking him on the
ground. Krueger then attempted to get up when Mendez dropped
Krueger to the mat and began to punch profusely. Krueger then
gave his back and Mendez succeeded in obtaining a rear naked choke.
WINNER: Franz Mendez by Rear Naked Choke at 3:57 of Round 1.
The night's overall success shows the thirst of Rome fans for MMA action.
Future events will show if this has been quenched or if Knuckle Up! can once again bring a fervor to the
Forum. If this fight is an example, Knuckle Up!
will be able to return again and again to feed the need of Romans and all that
traveled to Rome that night! For more info please contact Mr. Tony Metcalfe
at (678) 520-8225 or go to
email@example.com or go to
POSTED AT 1:20 PM,
PT TODAY, JANUARY 31st,
Ark - La - Tex - Promotions Presents
"Judgement Day At The Municipal"
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
- WHEN: Tonight, January 31st, 2007
- WHO: Ark - La - Tex - Promotions
- WHERE: Municipal, Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
- WHAT: Judgement Day At The Municipal
- ISCF Amateur MMA
- IKF Amateur Kickboxing
- ISCF & IKF
Representative: Albert Cole
- ISCF Referee: Georg Graham
- ISCF Referee: Russell Thames
- PROMOTER: Mr. David Cox at (318) 687-3127 or at
- Fight Card As Of: Wednesday, January 24th, 2007,
8:45 PM PST
AMATEUR MMA - Bantamweight 125.1-135.
AMATEUR MMA - Lightweight 145.1-155
Chase Herrera Vs
AMATEUR KICKBOXING - Light Cruiserweight 179.1 - 186
AMATEUR MMA - Welterweight 155.1-170
AMATEUR MMA - Light Heavyweight 185.1 - 205
AMATEUR KICKBOXING - Cruiserweight 186.1 - 195
Vs Stacey Cooper
AMATEUR MMA - Light Heavyweight - 185.1 - 205.
Chris Dieterich Vs
AMATEUR KICKBOXING Light Welterweight - 142.1-147
AMATEUR MMAHeavyweight - 205.1 - 265
AMATEUR KICKBOXING - Super Heavyweight 215.1 - Up.
Vs Mike Gaston
AMATEUR MMA - Welterweight 155.1 - 170
- ALTERNATE BOUT
- 1-29-07: Alternate:
- 1-31-07: Mike Gaston's
opponent (Terry Henery) did not show up and Bob Hester's opponent (Tony Pinkerton)
did not show up so both Hester & Gaston have been cleared to do an
Amateur MMA Bout.
JANUARY 25th, 2007, AT 11:45 PM,
Top Ranked Martial Arts Presents
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
- WHEN: Friday Night, January 26th, 2007
- WHO: Top Ranked Martial Arts
- WHERE: Squamish Nation Center, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
- WHAT: "NFC 7
- ISCF Representative: TBC -
- ISCF Referee: TBA
- PROMOTER: Mr. Mike Hammoud at (604) 318-1902 or (778) 885-7774 or
- ON THE WEB: www.EliteFights.com
THIS IS AN ALL PRO FIGHT
CAGE OF HONOR PRESENTS
"Battle At The Blue Note"
The Blue Note Columbia,
- WHEN: Friday Night, January 26th, 2007
- WHO: CAGE OF HONOR
- WHERE: The Blue Note Columbia, Missouri, USA
- WHAT: "Battle At The Blue Note"
- ISCF Representative: Chuck Wolfe
- ISCF Referee: Bud Johnson
- PROMOTER: For More info Please Contact Mr. Brandon Schwin (417)
724-2747 or by e-mail by clicking
- ON THE WEB: www.CageOfHonor.com
- (*) Although confirmed,
ISCF STILL NEEDS THEIR Fighter Registration Forms
BEFORE they are allowed to fight.
Valdosta Martial Arts Presents
Valdosta, Georgia, USA
- WHEN: Saturday Night, January 27th, 2007
- WHO: Valdosta Martial Arts
- WHERE: Rainwater Conference Center Valdosta, Georgia, USA
- WHAT: "WINTER HEAT!"
- ISCF Representative: Matthew Waller
- ISCF Referee: Cam McHargue & Josh
- PROMOTER: For More Info Contact Mr. James Corbett at (229)
- ON THE WEB: www.ValdostaMAC.com
- Fight Card As OF: Friday, January 26th, 2007,
4:50 PM PST
Beat Down Productions & Brett Moses' Fight Party
"BATTLE OF ROME"
Rome, Georgia, USA
- WHEN: Saturday Night, January 27th, 2007
- WHO: Beat Down Productions & Brett Moses' Fight Party
- WHERE: Rome Forum, Rome, Georgia, USA
- WHAT: "BATTLE OF ROME"
- ISCF Pro & Amateur MMA
- ISCF Amateur
Eastern Regional Welterweight Title: Nate Jolly Vs
- ISCF Representative: JJ Coronel
- ISCF Referee: George Allen - Rich
Franklin - George Gurgel
- PROMOTER: Contact Mr. Tony Metcalfe at (678 ) 520-8225 or at or
- ON THE WEB: www.KnuckleUpMMA.com
- Fight Card As OF: Friday, January 26th, 2007,
3:30 PM PST
JANUARY 22nd, 2007, AT 9:45 PM,
World Premiere Season"
January 19th, 2007 -
Oakland, California, USA
IFL Press: ORACLE
Arena, Oakland, California, USA
Ken Shamrock's Lions
took three out of the five fights on Friday night, edging out brother Frank
Shamrock's San Jose Razorclaws in front of a crowd of just over five
thousand at Oakland's ORACLE Arena. Marco Ruas' Southern
California Condors topped Maurice Smith's Seattle Tiger
Sharks by the same 3-2 margin to win their IFL
debut, and Jeremy Horn put to rest retirement rumors with a five-round
decision victory over a tough Niko Vitale. Here are all the nights
County Condors (Southern California, USA) defeated
Tiger Sharks (Seattle, Washington, USA), 3-2
- 155 lbs.: Shad Lierley, Tiger Sharks, defeated Adam Lynn,
Condors, via TKO (strikes), 0:44, 1st round.
- 265 lbs.: Antoine Jaoude, Condors defeated Curtis Crawford,
Tiger Sharks, via decision (unanimous) after three rounds.
- 155 lbs. (Alternate): Danny Suarez, Condors, defeated Tristan
Wit, Tiger Sharks, via submission (triangle choke), 1:44, 1st round.
- 185 lbs.: Jeremy Williams, Condors, defeated Bristol Marunde,
Tiger Sharks, via TKO (triangle choke), 1:13, 1st round.
- 205 lbs.: Reese Andy, Tiger Sharks, defeated Justin Levens,
Condors, via decision (unanimous) after three rounds.
Lions (Reno, Nevada, USA) defeated
Jose Razorclaws (San Jose, California, USA), 3-2
- 155 lbs.: John Gunderson, Lions, defeated Josh Odom,
Razorclaws, via submission (triangle choke), 3:05, 1st round.
- 265 lbs.: Roy Nelson, Lions, defeated Vince Lucero,
Razorclaws, via TKO (referee stoppage), 1:58, 1st round.
- 155 lbs. (Alternate): Clint Coronel, Razorclaws, defeated
Joe Martin, Lions, via TKO (referee stoppage), 0:45, 2nd round.
- 170 lbs.: Pat Healy, Lions, defeated Ray Steinbeiss,
Razorclaws, via decision (unanimous) after three rounds.
- 185 lbs.: Brian Foster, Razorclaws, defeated Daniel Molina,
Lions, via TKO (referee stoppage), 2:05, 2nd round
- Special Awards
- Tiger Sharks vs. Condors
- Best KO: Shad Lierley, Tiger Sharks
- Best Submission: Jeremy Williams, Condors
- Fastest Finish: Shad Lierley, Tiger Sharks
- Most exciting fight: Reese Andy, Tiger Sharks, vs. Justin
- Lions vs. Razorclaws
- Best KO: N/A
- Best Submission: John Gunderson
- Fastest Finish: Roy Nelson
- Fight of the Night: Dan Molina vs. Brian Foster
- Most Valuable Fighter: John Gunderson
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The International Fight
Putting Fighters First!
Oakland, California, USA
January 20, 2006
Mr. Kurt Otto (at right) was adamant
about his approach to the fight came in understanding the importance of taking
care of the fighters better than any other organization. At a glance, some of
the perks his organization is offering the fighters and coaches makes it evident
that he's serious and passionate about the fight game and seems undaunted at the
major hurdle he and his large, very professional team has ahead of them. From
annual contracts, stock options, nice salaries, injury insurance and bonuses,
Otto understands the value of his most precious commodity...his
fighters and coaches. With well advertised abuses of fighters from
promoters etc., (in all fight arenas) understanding the power of taking
care of your employees and in return motivating them to take care of you is an
age-old model that we're sure is welcomed in the fight industry.
The pressure must be on the relatively young, confident and
charismatic Otto to produce and produce BIG result! In fact,
since the IFL is now a publicly traded
company on the New York Stock Exchange...all eyes will be on each and every
performance. Coaches will need to train their fighters hard; fighters will need
to fight their hearts out demonstrating to the masses their highest level of
skills and expertise in their art-form. Moreover, the entire IFL staff will need to make sure every- I- is dotted and -T-
crossed to prevent cracks that may crawl and open a huge hole allowing those
wanting the IFL to fail to land a lethal
strike! It's obvious that many are confident about the company. Rumor has it
that on the opening day (s) on the stock market their shares were below a dollar
and in a few days millions of dollars poured in sending the IFL's shares around thirteen dollars a pop! Now
that's impressive! "I don't care who you are, you gotta like that"
as Larry the Cable Guy would say!
The question is
does Otto, CEO
Mr. Gareb Shamus (at Right) and team
have the right formula to make their league stand the test of time? Or, will
the IFL be likening to the internet craze
in the 90's that made oodles of millionaires but in a few years most of them
were broke. Or, even like that of K-1, the alleged New Fighting Sport that had
respectable success for a few years here in the U.S. but today seems to be
falling by the wayside to other events. Whether the IFL
will be able to reach new levels just as they have already set new standards
with the league concept remains to be seen. However, we are reminded of IFL Manager of Public Relations Jerry Milani's
e-mail signature that paraphrases a quote from Noble Peace Prize winner, the
late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ..."The Ultimate Measure of a
man is not where he stands in moments of comfort but where he stands in times of
challenge and controversy." It's evident that Otto, Shamus and
the IFL team are aware of the struggles
ahead and are mentally preparing for the long haul. The IFL has gotten off to a great start with millions of
dollars to invest. It must be comforting not to worry about bills. However,
the IFL must continue to put the athletes
first and be willing to adjust and modify as they have in the past in order to
go to the next level. For example, they must continue to amend the rules to
make the fight game more palatable for the average Joe /Jane as well as
campaign to make sure officials working the event understand the culture of what
they are attempting to offer the public. When cracks come...and they will,
whether from the internal workings of the company ...its staff or externally
from media, competition etc. ... that will be the true test for the IFL. Here's hoping the IFL
team is ready for life's truest test and become the NFL of MMA and give current
and past fighters the dream they have long awaited...security!
Thursday- January 18, 2007
AKP and IKF/ISCF
Press Staff attended the official weight-in for the IFL
event. The actual show was held Friday Night (January 19th, 2007) at the
Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA . It was no doubt a first class event as local media
flanked to obtain their position to listen as well as take pictures of the
multitude of MMA stars that were in attendance. The best of the best blessed
the Hilton Hotel with their presence...the likes of greats: Bas Rutten (right)
Maurice Smith, Royce Gracie, Marco Ruas, Ken and Frank
Shamrock and so many others. Most of them are either IFL Team Coaches or close affiliates of the very new
but fleeting company that seems to put the fighter's interest at the for-front
of their company. The weigh-ins were the start of an exciting event that would
bring together some of the most talented MMA fighters in the world.
All fighters showed up on time and in shape as they made their
contracted weights and posed for the enthusiastic audience that applauded them.
Although there were some minor issues that caused changes in the fight card, the
weigh-in process seemed to go smoothly. Afterwards, fighter, coaches and fans
huddled around the bar, in the hotel lobby etc. The mood for the most part of
those working directly and indirectly for the IFL
was one of optimism. The entire IFL staff
was scrambling to make sure the event would run smoothly. There were some (as
could be expected) signs of nervousness for some members of the IFL anticipating the reaction of the Oakland-nites
who would be attending the event for the first time. Moreover, there seemed to
be a slight air of uncertainty to whether there was enough time to market the
Additionally, the five roped' ring was only fully approved for
use in California by the California Athletic Commission as late as the Wednesday
prior to the event! Its freighting to think what might have happened if the ring
was not approved. We're sure hundreds of thousands of dollars would have been
lost. There was some talk perhaps Oakland may not be a fight-town and might not
be on a future roaster. However, with whatever promotional issues they might
have had... in the end, Oakland 's fight fans came out in respectable numbers to
witness the first fight league in the world! Thurs. night, everyone met at the
Oracle Arena where The Athletic Commission covered the rules and the production
crew rehearsed fighters and trainers for the show. Step by step, they worked on
ring entrance etc. as the talented ring announcer read every line of his script
several times as to say...we will be perfect tomorrow night!
Friday, January 19,
Fighters began arriving at the arena in white vans
around 5:PM. You could tell this was not play but the real deal. We've
witnessed many times in the past a single fighter coming to the arena with
his/her 'game face' but to witness literally 22 fighters entering the
arena in top condition with the looks of an assassin approaching the target ...was
kind of an intimidating scene!
The newly approved ring for the State of California was set up
at center mass of the arena. It had five ropes colored in red, white and blue
and the top three ropes were very sturdy with little give. The bottom two ropes
were cleverly more relaxed to protect a fighter's neck if they were to fall on
them. The actual mat was very sturdy with little bounce as you would see in a
normal boxing ring but was well padded. Moreover, the ring had poles with
flanks on the sides of them to make them sturdier.
A huge big screen showed all the action from fighter
interviews, training as well as a promo video with highlights from previous
events and special moments seen in the IFL
that was very impressive and brought a roar from the fans as the super sound
system thumbed to the hit song...It's My Life... Good Stuff! Media
outlets were seated in fine position to view the event as well as to take
pictures. The IFL hired experts to upload
their websites with results almost as they happened! It was very impressive to
witness this group at work. The photographer, armed with a camera and lens about
a foot long took the kind of pictures that would make the best of photographers
blush at such precision!
The backrooms were neatly set up for the media to gather and
eat! (The hot wings were great!) They had a room set up for the Post
Press Conference that immediately followed the event. Additionally, they were
conducting live interviews at both team's dressing rooms that showed on the big
screen for the fans entering the arena...very professional!
The previous night's rehearsal really paid off as the show
started on time. Fighters lined the stage preparing to enter the ring in a
cloud of fog, fancy lighting and blasting music! After all fighters and coaches
were introduced the fights started promptly. The IFL's
Ring Girls keep us abreast of the rounds as they pranced around the
edges of the ring like models on a runway. Results of the fights can be found on
the International Fight Leagues' Website (as well as from the ISCF above this article). However, here are a
few observations on some of the fights. The very first fight of the evening
started and ended fast! Shad Lierley (Right) of Seattle
Washington of Maurice Smith's Tiger Sharks ended his fight in only: 40
seconds of the first round of the scheduled three rounds. A nice right cross
landed on the head of Adam Lynn of Southern CA coached by Marco
Ruas, Lierley quickly followed-up with more punches to the head of
the downed' Lynn and it was a done deal! In an earlier interview
AKP conducted with Maurice Smith,
he noted the importance of striking and it being an advantage for the MMA
fighter... although Maurice's young team would lose this night. However,
it was no doubt that his philosophy on striking played a major role in the
accurate and powerful striking ability of Lierley.
Some of the other fights would not be as exciting. Several
chose to stay on the ground too long and thousand of the fans who began to chant
"stand them up!" Ground fighting is what it is. However, what
was obvious was that the knowledgeable fans wanted to see more strikes...be it,
kicks, punches, knees, or full body slams to the mat that happened in several
bouts! When two combatants stood toe to toe throwing a barrage of punches and
kicks, it sounded like thunder had entered the arena as the crowd went crazy!
But when they hit the floor...more silence... until someone scored a major lock
that caused his opponent to tap out. The IFL
may need to review the ground rule a bit more in order to keep the fans coming
and enjoying every minute of the show.
Although the event was sanctioned by the ISCF, since it was in California, the ISCF had no say on the officials as they do in other
non-commission States. Instead, all Officials were appointed by the California
State Athletic Commission. There was a couple of what might be called "bad
decisions." Fans and some IFL
members were not pleased with these calls. In fact, one of the reasons one fight
stayed on the mat was due to the referee not standing them up more often.
However, we know that refereeing and judging is totally subjective. When
Kickboxing hit Las Vegas, Nevada some years back with the K-1, we did an
interview with then Director of the NV Athletic Commission
Mr. Mark Ratner. Mr. Ratner understood
that referees with mostly boxing experience would need to be re-educated to this
new culture of fighting. For California, who only recently allowed MMA to enter
its doors, the same will need to happen in this State in order to render fairer
rulings for these deserving mixed martial arts combatants.
The last fight of the night billed a Super-Fight between MMA
veteran Jeremy Horn of Salt Lake City, Utah and calm, cool and collected
Niko Vitale (Right) of Honolulu, Hawaii was exciting! These
guys know how to fight! If every fight would have been like this one, there is
no doubt the IFL's stock would have soared
the next day! (We don't know if the stocks did not go up.) Both men
could kick, grapple, and Box and they did it all! In the end, Horn
would win this very difficult battle but boy he paid a serious price! Frankly,
he may have edged Vitale with some interesting techniques that may have
impressed the judges but he got the %$%$ beat out of him! His face
looked like it had been bouncing off a wall all night...or more like
Niko's full arsenal of mixed martial arts techniques!
IFL Commissioner and co-
owner Kurt Otto, CEO Gareb Shamus, VP of Operations- Keith
Evans and the rest of the IFL's
pleasant staff should be overall proud of what it accomplished this evening.
The event really did go off well. "It was a good production"
said Steve Fossum of the IKF/ISCF. Promoting is not an easy business...if it was
easy, more would be doing it. Moving from state to state promoting the level of
shows we witnessed the other night, must be a gut wrenching experience and will
be a challenge to keep with the pace. As long as the IFL
continues to invest in the fighter's future and give the fans and television/PPV
executives what they want, they will be successful! However, the aggressive
event schedule they've set for themselves this year will have all staff and team
members in serious need of one of the free cruises they were giving out to fans!
:) Forward March!
AKP and ISCF
would like to thank the IFL for allowing
us to cover this event as we wish them much success in the future!
JANUARY 19th, 2007, AT 12:25 PM,
"World Premiere Season"
Oakland, California, USA
- WHEN: Friday Night, January 19th, 2007
- WHO: The International Fight League (IFL)
- WHERE: The ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California, USA
- WHAT: IFL - International Fight
League - "World Premiere Season"
- ISCF Representative: Steve Fossum
- ISCF Referee: Dan Stell & Jon
- ON THE WEB: www.IFL.tv
International Fight League (IFL)
Invades Oakland, California TONIGHT!
Fight League (IFL - www.IFL.tv the worlds first mixed
martial arts fighting league will kick off their 2007 season with a great night
of mixed martial arts action at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California tonight,
January 19, 2007. The event will start at 7:30 PM. The evening is part of the
full 11-event IFL
2007 schedule, the most comprehensive advance schedule in the history of fight
Four- 5 man teams will square off to see who is the best as they press
forward to later in the year (around September 2007) to see who is the
overall best team of the season! Similar to the NFL, the IFL MMA fight league has a regular and post season
as well as a final event where the best teams compete for the IFL World Team Championship and will receive among
other things an IFL Ring (Left).
Each of the nine regular season IFL
events will consist of four teams each with an athlete in all five weight
classes competing along with a special Superfight, for a minimum of 11
bouts per card. The team that wins the best three of five match setup will be
declared the team winner for the match, similar to collegiate and high school
The IFL also differs from other MMA
organizations in that the bouts are held in an oversized five-rope boxing ring (Left)
with three, four-minute rounds, each designed to create the most compelling
in-arena experience for local fans.
Each of the 12 IFL teams for 2007 will
compete in three regular season events; the teams with the top four overall
win-loss team records will advance to the semi-finals, which will be held on
Thursday, August 2, 2007 at Continental Airlines Arena in East
Rutherford, N.J. The 2007 IFL Finals will
then be held at The Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 15,
The 10 venues
for the 2007 season (The Forum in Los Angeles will host two
events) will scale to between 7,000 and 13,000 seats, which has been
consistent with the IFL's plan of managed
Each team is coached by renown fighters such as Maurice Smith, Frank
Shamrock, Pat Miletich and Renzo Gracie. There are five weight
classes ranging from lightweight (155lbs.) to heavyweight (265 lbs.)
The Teams are labeled with such names as the Tiger-Claws, Anacondas,
Condors and Tiger Sharks which are the teams competing tonight in
Oakland. The event tonight will also feature a super-fight between two veteran
fighters Jeremy Horn and
All fighters will battle in a five rope boxing ring especially designed for
this type of competition. The use of a boxing ring in California was just
approved by the California State Athletic Commission this past Wednesday. The
event will be under the authority of the California State Athletic Commission
and Sanctioned by the International Combat Federation
official sanctioning body of
All fighters made weight Thursday and the bout
order was officially set for the IFL's
inaugural event of 2007 at Oakland's ORACLE Arena. Despite a few athletic
commission shake-ups that necessitated alternates filling in for regular team
members, everything went smoothly in the run-up to Friday's event, the IFL's first in the state of California.
"We are absolutely thrilled that the IFL is in California,"
said Armando Garcia, of the State Athletic Commission.
Garcia added that this is the first time the ring, as opposed to a cage,
has been approved for a mixed martial arts event in the Golden State. Though it
may seem trivial, that detail reportedly kept Japan's Pride Fighting
Championships away from California. The International
Fight League, however, remained undaunted.
"It was a challenge to get to this point," admitted IFL co-founder and Commissioner Kurt Otto. "Are
we going to pack the house tomorrow night? I hope so, but the important thing
is we're going places that other organizations don't go. That's a risk for us,
but we're willing to take it. We're very proud of everything we've accomplished
Before the weigh-in Otto introduced the four coaches for Friday's
event, including brothers Ken and Frank Shamrock, the coaches of
the Lions and Razorclaws, respectively. The strained
relationship between the two made for a tense moment as Ken Shamrock
jokingly lunged at his brother during their photo-op handshake.
Leading things off in the "Shamrock vs. Shamrock"
showdown will be lightweights John Gunderson of the Lions and
Josh Odom of the Razorclaws. Insiders have pegged this match up
as the fight of the night, pitting Gunderson's non-stop aggression
against Odom's poise and quickness.
The light heavyweight match between the teams was scratched, however, when
the Athletic Commission ruled that the Lions' Vernon "Tiger"
White (24-30-2) was simply too experienced to face the Razorclaws
Raphael Davis (1-1). Taking their place as alternates will be
two lightweights: Joseph Martin (4-5) for the Lions, and
Clint Coronel (1-0) for the Razorclaws.
The hot match up in the other team bout appears to be in the light
heavyweight division, as the Condors' Justin Levens takes on the
Tiger Sharks' Reese Andy, who is coming off an upset win over
Jamal Patterson at the IFL Finals
As for the evening's superfight, Falaniko Vitale looked to be in
excellent condition for his match with journeyman Jeremy Horn, who is a
heavy favorite going into the bout. Though originally set for the middleweight
division, the weight limit was raised to 189 pounds at the agreement of both
fighters after Horn weighed in at 188.5 pounds.
Live event results, as well as photos from the event, will be posted on
as the action unfolds from the ORACLE Arena in Oakland on Friday night.
Tickets are still available for the event through Ticketmaster and the
arena box office.
The full results from the weigh-in, as well as the
bout order, is as follows:
Tiger Sharks vs. Orange County Condors
- Lightweight: Shad Lierly (152.5 lbs.) vs. Adam Lynn (155.5
- Heavyweight: Curtis Crawford (224 lbs.) vs. Antoine Jaoude
- Lightweight (alt.): Tristan Witt (151 lbs.) vs. Danny
Suarez (156 lbs.)
- Middleweight: Bristol Marunde (186 lbs.) vs. Jeremy
Williams (184 lbs.)
- Light Heavyweight: Reese Andy (204 lbs.) vs. Justin Levens
- Nevada Lions vs.
San Jose Razorclaws
- Lightweight: John Gunderson (154.5 lbs.) vs. Josh Odom (154.5
- Heavyweight: Roy Nelson (256.5 lbs.) vs. Vince Lucero (266
- Lightweight (alt.): Joe Martin (156 lbs.) vs. Clint Coronel
- Welterweight: Pat Healy (170 lbs.) vs. Ray Steinbeiss (170.5
- Middleweight: Dan Molina (185 lbs.) vs. Brian Foster (184
Shamrock sports a mixed martial arts record
that reads like a who's who of the sport. In his thirteen-year career he's
faced everyone from Royce Gracie to Tito Ortiz, and spread his
talents across the athletic and entertainment spectrums. Shamrock got
his start in Japan's Pancrase organization in 1993, where he battled fellow
IFL coaches Bas Rutten and Maurice
Smith. He later moved to the newly formed Ultimate Fighting
Championship in America, then back to Japan to take on Scorpions coach Don
Frye in the Pride organization.
Shamrock also had a successful pro wrestling career in
the WWE, where his volatile ring persona electrified fans.
Shamrock is perhaps best known for founding the Lion's Den, a
submission fighting academy in San Diego specializing in MMA techniques that
were far ahead of their time. The Lion's Den produced many notable
fighters under Ken's watch, including Jerry Bolander and
Guy Mezger. His protégés were known for their leg and
ankle locks, as was Shamrock himself. His Nevada-based team, which must
endure the infamously brutal Lion's Den workouts, has the advantage of
training with one of the sport's most respected and recognizable figures.
San Jose Razorclaws
One of the
new teams in 2006,
Frank Shamrock's squad suffered a heart-breaking
loss in their first match against the Toronto Dragons in Moline,
Illinois. Though the team's look has changed for 2007, lightweight
Josh Odom, an Iraq War vet, returns as one of the team's bright spots
after his impressive TKO of Rob Di Censo.
Particularly of interest to coach Shamrock in 2007 is
the addition of his brother Ken's Nevada Lions team. The Shamrock
brothers have had a strained relationship in the past, and both are extremely
competitive with one another. While the Razorclaws look to make a name
for themselves in 2007, they'll also have their eye on the Lions.
Maurice Smith's team got off to a fast
start in the IFL, shocking Renzo Gracie's Pitbulls, 3-2,
in their first match. Not many expected the team of relative unknowns to be so
competitive right away, but the team has rallied under the guidance of the
legendary kickboxer Smith.
The Seattle squad has already formed a bit of a regional
rivalry with Matt Lindland's Portland Wolfpack, a team who narrowly beat
them the last time out. Though Seattle and Portland may be natural enemies in
the Pacific Northwest, this one takes that rivalry into the ring, where it can
truly be settled.
Marco "King of the Streets" Ruas is a true legend and
pioneer in the sport of mixed martial arts. The creator of Ruas Vale
Tudo a visionary fight academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Ruas
was the first to truly blend submission grappling and kickboxing techniques into
a single coherent art form. The former UFC champion also won bouts in
Pride and was a four-time Brazilian Thai Boxing champion, in addition to
training many notable champions of his own, including UFC heavyweight
Pedro "The Rock" Rizzo.
Ruas is known for his pulverizing leg kicks and
methodical, relentless attack. He is considered, alongside the Gracie
family, to be one of Brazil's most famous martial artists, and he gained a large
fan following after several memorable bouts with "The Russian Bear"
Oleg Taktorov. Ruas now makes his home in Laguna Niguel, California, in
the heart of Orange County, the home of his Condors team.
For more on the IFL and the January
19th event in Oakland Click Here. Tickets will be available at the
door! Don't Miss this exciting event! Look for the event results here after the
JANUARY 17th 2007, AT 8:00 PM,
IN THE CAGE "
January 5th, 2007 - Grain
Valley, Missouri, USA
World Representative Chuck Wolfe
True Fight Fans started the
new year in style! This entertaining card featured FOUR
ISCF Amateur Title Fights - probably more than
many fans get to see in the entire year! And, each fight was outstanding in it's
own right - from the ever-popular
Troy Talavera's Featherweight US Title Bout, Eric Marriott's
show for the Lightweight Title,
Sheppard Owens stepping in as the Heavyweight favorite and of course our
Lady Warriors battling for the Bantamweight Missouri State Title! And, as
always, it's anyone's win until the end - one of the reasons this venue is so
exciting to attend! Fight fans attending these events are the biggest WINNERS
of all! These fighters appreciate their fan base and train hard to give them
what they came to see....ACTION!
AMATEUR MMA - Middleweights
Lyons sticks out a couple of good stiff jabs,
but Miller counters with a solid overhand right to start this war! Lyons
connects with a couple of knees to Miller's body, then gets a takedown
going to the full mount looking to do some ground and pound. Miller
works on his defense, and the crowd goes wild as Miller pulls a
reversal, taking the top position. Lyons moves to full guard and the
crowd is loud as the action continues when Lyons picks up Miller
and slams him to the mat! Lyons ends this round with some effective
ground and pound! Lyons still pumped from round one throws the first
blow, a leg kick, but Miller is right there to answer with a kick of his
own. The fighters grapple up and Lyons lands a knee to the body
followed by a striking combination to Miller's head.
Miller again answers with knees of his own; Lyons answers with a
left hook combination, but Miller is relentless as he shoots in for a
takedown! Lyons quickly reverses and attempts to sink in a guillotine,
but Miller finds a way out! Lyons tries to reverse, but gives
Miller his back and
Miller takes full advantage working to secure a rear naked choke - the
crowd sounds like Arrowhead (Cheif's Stadium) as Miller gets the
tap! Great first fight of 2007!
WINNER: MILLER by TAP OUT (Rear Naked
Choke) at 1:51 of Round Two.
AMATEUR MMA - Heavyweights
These big warriors start
this bout with Jack shooting in for a double leg as you can hear the
canvas tremble! Hendrix immediately goes to his feet and lands a few
rights under and over followed by a knee to the body! Hendrix hits with
a knee to the head followed by some swift uppercuts as the crowd goes wild! Jack
goes after Hendrix back as Jack attempts a rear naked, but
Hendrix resists! As the fighters stand, Hendrix strikes with a
right hand, left hook combination. The fighters immediately grapple up and go
into the cage. Hendrix throws another knee to the body followed by
another uppercut, but Jack just pushes him off. Hendrix throws
another right as these fighters are landing the big bombs! Jack goes for
the single leg takedown, moving Hendrix against the fence and working
his ground and pound on Hendrix as he takes Hendrix' back and
slams repeated shots to Hendrix' head! Just before the round ends, the
fight is stopped! What a war!
WINNER: JACK by TKO (Strikes) at 3:57
of Round One.
AMATEUR MMA - Lightweights
Bo ( Robert ) Webb
The lightweights are always fast and furious as Ruth comes out
throwing rights and lefts. Webb narrows the gap and gets the single leg
takedown, moving to a side mount. As the fighters grapple,
Ruth swiftly reverses and cinches in a tight rear naked, forcing Webb
to submit! The crowd is lovin' it!!!!! You can barely hear the results over
their enthusiasm! Another great bout!
WINNER: RUTH by TAP OUT (Rear Naked Choke) at
1:29 of Round One.
AMATEUR MMA - Middleweights
Eric Farmer Vs
goes in for a quick takedown, taking the top position on the ground. But, Farmer,
a home-town favorite, does a quick reversal, and Starforth moves into a
full guard as Farmer pursues with some ground and pound. The crowd
reacts to the effectiveness of Farmer's ground and pound, as Starforth
is attempting to pull his legs in tight to avoid the choke. But, Farmer
remains relentless in his striking pursuit from the top and it pays as Starforth
submits! Awesome Attack!
WINNER: FARMER by TAP OUT (Strikes) at 3:14 of
AMATEUR MMA - Middleweights
Mitchell Harris Vs
middleweight action as the fifth bout of the evening begins. The excitement is
riding high in the arena as these warriors take the cage! Chard slams a
leg kick and Harris answers with a double leg hard slammin' takedown and
slides right into a side mount! Harris attempts a guillotine, dropping
down, but Chard pulls out of the guillotine and moves to the top! The
crowd is pumped as Chard lands a right hand, looking for room to ground
and pound, pulling in tight, locking in a tight guillotine, forcing Harris
to submit! The crowd cheered both fighters as the results are announced, but the
win was clear!
WINNER: CHARD by TAP OUT (Guillotine) at 1:16
of Round One.
AMATEUR MMA - Lightweights
Isaac Goins Vs
WINNER: SMITH by FORFEIT ~ Isaac Goins WAS A NO-SHOW!
will result in
Isaac Goins being suspended until the ISCF has heard from him as to why he "No
AMATEUR MMA - Featherweights
The featherweights take
the stage and are clearly ready to rumble as they face off! Round one starts
with Vandenberg going for a low shoot as the fighters collide heads.
Cambell against the cage, but Cambell rolls out and gets the
takedown. Vandenberg reverses,
Cambell reverses as these fighters demonstrate their agility in the
ring. With Campbell on top,
Vandenberg takes some right/left hands from Cambell. Cambell
answers with some right hands over the top nullifying Vandenbergs
attempt at a choke! Cambell takes the up position looking for some room
to ground and pound as Vandenberg attempts an armbar, but cannot. Vandenberg
attempts to escape, but Cambell takes his back and attempts to strike as
the fighters roll to end the round!
Cambell comes out striking, as Vandenberg fails at a
takedown. The crowd is cheering their favorite as the fighters continue the
action. Cambell unloads some rights and lefts and Vandenberg
responds by trying to work in a triangle choke, but Cambell refuses to
submit as he slips out.
Vandenberg attempts an armbar, but Cambell pulls out of this
too. Vandenberg gives Cambell his back and Cambell ends
this round on top with some ground and pound, gaining both good riding time and
After two solid rounds of action, round three starts with
Vandenberg attempting to land a right hand on Cambell, stacking
Cambell against the cage, but Cambell takes Vandenberg
down to the mat and moves into some solid, swift ground and pound, forcing Vandenberg
WINNER: CAMBELL by TAP OUT (Strikes) at
1:35 of Round Three.
AMATEUR MMA - Welterweights
Matt Morelan Vs
The excitement in the
arena is palatable as this bout begins. These fighters are ready to go at the
bell as they stalk each other in the cage! Freeman throws the first
blow, landing a jab and right over the top as the fighters clash heads. Freeman
throws a solid leg kick, right hand over the top, dropping Morelan! And,
the Referee steps in to stop this fast action!
FREEMAN by TKO (Strikes) at :28 of Round One.
AMATEUR MMA - Welterweight
Josh Bernal Vs
Dukes starts this war
by attempting a low kick, blocked by Bernal. Bernal lands a right, as
Duke slams Bernal into the cage, taking him to the mat! Dukes
takes the top position, looking for room to ground and pound. As the fighters
stand, Dukes lands some rights and lefts as Bernal moves in for
the takedown, but Duke's jumps and immediately grapples up, cinching
into a tight guillotine, forcing Bernal to submit.
WINNER: DUKES by TAP OUT (Guillotine) at 1:09
of Round One.
AMATEUR MMA - Light Heavyweights
Dustin Schnakenberg Vs
attempts a spin kick, missing, but reacts quickly by slamming Schnakenberg
into the cage. Schnakenberg immediately spins him off, throwing him
into the cage. Browning lands a leg kick, but his high kick misses and
Schnakenberg takes advantage by landing a right, followed by another
striking combination. As Browning goes to the mat, he invites Schnakenberg
down, but Schnakenberg steps back waiting for Browning to return
to his feet. Schnakenberg stalks Browning as Browning
attempts a kick which misses, giving Schnakenberg a chance to land a
jab, hook. (As Browning loses his footing, going to the mat, Schnackenberg
is caught up in the action and throws a kick. Fortunately, it misses as this
would have drawn a disqualification). Browning slams Schnackenberg
against the cage, but Schnackenberg spins him around and lands a knee to
the body. Browning doesn't seem to be affected as he throws a couple of
missed kicks, but immediately shoots in for the double leg, but Schnackenberg
sprawls to escape and answers with a jab. Browning is relentless as he
goes for another leg, again Schnackenberg sprawls, and this action is
repeated several more times by both fighters. Ultimately, Browning lands
a solid right, moving in on
Schnackenberg, forcing Schnakenberg to cover up as Browning
continues to strike, forcing
Schnackenberg to submit!
WINNER: BROWNING by VERBAL SUBMISSION (Strikes)
at 3:08 of Round One.
AMATEUR MMA - Featherweights
Cody Bell Vs
This fight starts fast as Bell
comes out and attempts a spin hook kick and is taken down by King. As
the fighters fight for position, King gains the top position, looking
for room for ground and pound. The crowd is behind both fighters as the action
continues. The fighters stand and exchange blows again. King takes Bell
down to end round one.
Round two sees Bell throwing some
effective, powerful rights, but as the fighters go to the ground King
quickly reverses Bell and continues his barrage. Caught up in the frenzy
of action, King gets some negative feedback from the crowd as he
attempts to kick at Bell's legs. Bell retaliates with some
blows, but King takes him right back to the ground. King
maintains the riding time through round two.
King comes out for
round three throwing blows and taking Bell back to the mat, throwing
some wicked ground and pound! Bell attempts to defend, but King
draws first blood. The fighters stand and King delivers some
powerpacked blows to Bells head. This fight was action packed! All the
judges gave King an edge every round.
WINNER: KING UNANIMOUS DECISION, 29-28, 30-27,
AMATEUR MMA - Lightweights
Chance (Chase) Poindexter
exchanged punches and Poindexter gets the takedown. Taking the top
Poindexter throws more blows to Davidson's head. The action
stalls as the Referee stands the fighters up and Davidson lands a right
hand. The fighters return to the mat, but Davidson escapes as the
fighters return to stand up to end the round.
round two with a kick. The fighters circle as Davidson throws a knee
that connects, causing a cut over Poindexter's eye!
Davidson capitalizes and scores a solid left, followed by leg kick.
Poindexter is attempting to wipe the blood from his eye as Davidson
moves in and connects again. Poindexter attempts two leg kicks, but
Davidson makes him miss, then makes him pay with a solid right, followed
by another series of blows high and low to finish this round strong!
three has the crowd cheering loudly as the fighters face off. Davidson
is still the aggressor, connecting with a couple of jab cross combinations.
Poindexter is attempting to answer back, but continues to miss his mark
with both hands and feet. Davidson wows the crowd by pulling out
another hard knee to Poindexter's face! Davidson continues the
assault, landing more blows, especially a hard left that rocks
Poindexter. Blood flowing, Davidson continues the barrage,
forcing Poindexter to submit!
WINNER: DAVIDSON by VERBAL SUBMISSION (Strikes)
at 2:37 of Round Three.
Amateur Woman's Missouri State Bantamweight Title
Tonya Evinger Vs
this battle, landing with a left, right combination. The fighters immediately
go to the ground, with Evinger taking the top position. Evinger
makes room for some ground and pound, scoring some right hooks to Babcock's
body, forcing Babcock to submit!
WINNER: EVINGER by TAP OUT (Strikes) at 1:52 of
Amateur MMA Missouri State Heavyweight Title
John Jarvis Vs
The energy was high when
these fighters took the cage. Jarvis threw the first blow, landing a
hard kick to Owen's body. Owens answers with a takedown and
moves in for some ground and pound. The fighters both appear strong on the mat,
but Owens manages to maintain the dominant riding time. The action
stalls, and the Referee stands the fighters back up.
Round two starts with
Jarvis throwing a hard kick to the leg, followed by a knee that landed a
bit low. Owens shook this blow off and proceeded to sprawl as Jarvis
attempts a takedown. Owens quickly gained the top position, mounting
Jarvis and moving into some ground and pound. Owens takes
advantage of this movement by sliding into position, tightening a rear naked
choke, forcing Jarvis to submit.
WINNER: OWENS by TAP OUT (Rear Naked Choke) at
2:44 of Round Two.
Amateur MMA U.S. Lightweight Title
Andrew Waters Vs
The crowd is ready for
this battle as these fighters face-off. Waters throws the first blows,
landing a right and left kick combination. He moves in to throw a right hand,
right knee combination next. Marriott attempts to answer with a leg
kick, but Waters lands a solid right.
Marriott takes advantage by taking Waters to the mat, which is
dangerous territory for his opponent! Marriott shows his grappling
prowess as Waters attempts, but fails to escape! Marriott then
moves deftly into the side mount position, and secures a figure four. Waters
Marriott is relentless and goes right back into position, gaining the
Kamora and forcing Waters to submit!
WINNER: MARRIOTT by TAP OUT (Kamora) at
3:04 of Round One.
Amateur MMA U.S. Featherweight Title
Troy Talavera Vs
Talavera lands a solid leg kick to start but Arcement
answers with a right hook. As Arcement attempts to throw a knee, Talavera
takes him to the mat! Talavera immediately moves into a full mount.
Arcement manages to reverse and gain the top position momentarily. Talavera
stands, throws a right hand, then moves back into a side mount to secure an
armbar, forcing Arcement to submit!
WINNER: TALAVERA by TAP OUT (Armbar ) at 1:24
of Round One
- These bouts did not take place:
For more info please contact Mr. Phil Jones At (816) 651-5087 or by
or go to
"2007 American Bushido"
January 13th, 2007 - Chicago
Ridge, Illinois, USA
Representatives: Ron Hill, James Hill, and Brian A. Thompson
Rick Fitch of Republic, OH, 5'8, 170, 3-1,
Defeats Phonsamay "Fonz" Attanaphone
of Joliet, IL. 5'8, 166, 1-1, Via TKO Referee Stoppage at 44 seconds of round 1.
- Round 1: Fonz opens up with punches and is quickly answered
by Fitch. Fitch continues with a flurry of lefts and rights and the
match was called at the 44 second mark.
Decarlo Johnson of Chicago, IL. 6'2",
168, 4-1, Defeats Miguel
Quinonez of Plano, IL. 5'7", 167.5, 0-1, Via TKO, Referee
stoppage at 1:07 of round 3.
- Round 1: Begins with a takedown from Miguel, Johnson
immediately pulls guard and begins to fight for position. Johnson works
for a triangle choke attempt, but is stopped by Miguel's striking .late
in the round Miguel goes to side mount and works his wrestling skills
and controls Johnson. Johnson then escapes and throws a flurry of
punches with many connecting. Miguel then puts Johnson up
against the cage and gets the take down to end the round.
- Round 2: Johnson opens with a high kick and a flurry of punches.
Miguel immediately goes for the takedown to avoid Johnson's
onslaught. Johnson then works from his guard again and he scrambles to
his feet. Johnson gets the take down this time and ends this round on
Miguel's throwing strikes.
- Round 3: Johnson opens with a leg kick, Miguel attempts a
take down, but is stopped by Johnson. Johnson ends up on top and strikes
until the referee stopped this bout at 1:07 to strikes.
Robert Deleon of Aurora, IL. 5'6", 168,
John Schaeffer of Hanover Park, IL. 5'9",
152.6, 4-3, Via TKO 2:55 of round 1.
- Round 1: Schaffer starts things off with some jabs, Deleon
answers with punches of his own. The fighters scramble in the clinch and Schaffer
gets the mount and begins to strike. Deleon controls Schaffer's
arms and both fighters end up standing. Deleon gets the takedown and
goes to a north south positions and finishes the fight via strikes at 2:55 in
the 1st round.
Deray Davis of Gary, IN. 6'1", 183.5,
Deon Baines of Carey, OH, 5'8", 186.3,
1-2, Via TKO 1:51 of round 1.
- Round 1: Davis opens up with kicks, Barnes tries for a
takedown. Davis reverses position and gets the takedown. Barnes
pulls guard and Davis begins to strike. Fighters scramble to their feet
and Davis connects with a hard right hand that puts Barnes down.
Davis jumps at the opportunity and begins striking Barnes from
the prompting a TKO, Referee stoppage at 1:51 of round 1.
- ISCF PRO
Joshua Lee of Chicago Heights,
IL,. 5'10", 170, 2-2, Defeats Howard Longus
of N. Plainfield, NJ, 5'8", 172.5, 0-2, Via TKO Referee Stoppage at 1:00 of
- Round 1: Lee opens with a flying knee and a take down. Lee
moves to side mount and begins to strike. Longus was unable to answer
Lee's strikes and the referee stopped this match at the 1:00 mark of
- These bouts below are under investigation by the ISCF.
ISCF is looking into why these fights did not happen and why, if so,
the fighters pulled off the card. fines and suspensions could result upon the
- AMATEUR FIGHT CARD
- PRO FIGHT CARD
- Josh Lee Vs Howard
- Josh Lydell Vs
- William Mayer Vs
- Christian Sanchez Vs
For more info please contact Mr. Nestor Soto at (708) 752-2431 or by
JANUARY 12th, 2007, AT 1:15 AM,
Fight Card Entertainment Presents
"2007 American Bushido"
Chicago Ridge, Illinois, USA
- WHEN: Saturday Night, January 13th, 2007
- WHO: Fight Card Entertainment
- WHERE: Frontier Park Field House 9807 S. Sayre Avenue Chicago
Ridge, Illinois, USA
- WHAT: "2007 American Bushido"
- ISCF Representative: TBC -
- ISCF Referee: Al Wichgers
- PROMOTER: For more info please contact Mr. Nestor Soto at (708)
752-2431 or by e-mail at
- Fight Card As Of Friday, January 12th, 2007 -
MORE NEWS OF 1-12-07
Up Close and Personal Featuring The
One and Only...
Mr. Maurice Smith
Special To ISCF
Recently, AKP Press had the pleasure of speaking with
Kickboxing/MMA Champion Mr. Maurice Smith of Seattle Washington. We
were elated he took time out of his very busy schedule to speak with us. He
surprised us with some of his comments regarding different groups and his
opinion on where he feels the state of Kickboxing and MMA is today and where
it's going. He cuts no corners and is very candid and gets right to the point.
Mr. Smith has done more for the combat industry than most of us can
dream. He has a great story and we hope you will enjoy our conversation with
Maurice "Mo" Smith recently
celebrated his forty fifth birthday and has accomplish great things in the sport
of Kickboxing and MMA. He's won a total of three kickboxing world titles, a K-1
USA Grand Prix Title as well as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
title to name a few. Maurice has a unique sense of humor but lets you
know that he loves and wants great things for the martial arts as a whole. He
and his team, The
Sharks are preparing for the big International Fight League (IFL) Championship
Show next Friday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland , CA. The
relatively new and the only fighting league that squares off teams in full
contact mixed martial arts (MMA) action. Maurice Smith is one of their
prominent coaches and has high regards for the direction of the
Here's more with the legendary
- AKP: Maurice, most people
have something or someone who inspired them to strive to reach certain goals.
What and, or who sparked your interest in the martial arts?
- MS: "That's an easy one, at the
age of thirteen, I went to see film star Bruce Lee in a Kung Fu Movie
called The Chinese Connection and after that
I was hooked!
Additionally, I saw Sugar Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali and Michael
Jordan on TV and knew I wanted to be something in their likeness! Since I'd
fallen in love with martial arts, I thought why not martial arts? Shortly after
seeing the movie, I started classes in Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu and began
participating in a few point karate tournaments but did not do that well. I
wanted to do more...I wanted to be able to make more contact. I had my first
full contact bout when I was around 18."
- AKP: Maurice, you had a nice
long run fighting for the K-1 organization, how was that for you? Do you feel
that K-1 helped the sport and if so, what did it do for you?
- MS: "Not really, I don't call it
a nice run...but it was a run. Overall, I did not like the way K-1 dealt with
their fighters. They did not do well with the matching of bouts that many times
made for boring and mis-matched fights. The crowd can tell if a fight is even or
not. Moreover, they use you while you are winning but lose a few and they drop
you. Don't get me wrong, I think it was good for what it was and I don't want it
to fail but it could have been so much more. You can not expect to grow an event
and market its fighters, if you are only having your event in one place ( Las
Vegas ) a couple times a year. If you live in Florida and want to see the
show, you would need to purchase an airline ticket to attend the event. The
bringing the shows to you... saving you money while giving you a first class
- AKP: Why do you think MMA is so
popular? (AKP-His answer was a little surprising...)
- MS: "I think it's popular
because so many people can do it. Kickboxing and Boxing is much harder than MMA!
- AKP: Really!
- MS: "Look! Boxing and
Kickboxing takes years to master. With MMA, you don't have to master any
particular art form, you just have to get a little of each and you are ready to
go! Most MMA Fighters can't Box and it all starts from a standup position where
the punch is closest first. A good striker will have a slight advantage at
first...this is why I prefer to strike."
(AKP- Maurice eluded to
the fact that another reason MMA was so popular is because everyone likes to see
a good brawl and that's what many of the matches turn into
- AKP: Tell us more about the
why you feel it's the best thing out there?
- MS: "First, let me say this, I
feel very fortunate to be a part of this great organization. I feel that they
really want to take care of the fighters. They are a model for other fight
organizations to follow...all of them...Boxing, Kickboxing and other MMA orgs!"
- AKP: Why do you say that?
- MS: They care about the fighters!
They set you up on a one year contract and pay you around a $25,000.00 annual
- AKP: That's more money than most
- MS: Plus, you get paid per show
upwards of $12,000.00. You are guaranteed at least three fights per year. A
fighter has Injury Insurance and can win additional money for best fight of the
night, best knockout or for having the most heart etc. Moreover, since the
now traded publicly, the coaches of each team receives stock options. I feel
all of them will be millionaires in a few years!" Oh, and the coaches also
get a piece of the sponsorship revenues as well."
- AKP: You could hear the extreme
enthusiasm in Maurice's voice as he spoke about the
- AKP: You mentioned
Millionaires...When do you think MMA will have its first million dollar purse?
- MS: "It really doesn't matter
what matters most is that these fighters can count on making certain
funds and that they will have more security...that's more important than
shooting for a million dollar payday."
- AKP: ... that makes sense. The
deals with the team concept much like the NFL. They have a pre and post
season then a final and or...a Super Bowl type event...correct? Do you see your
team in the finals? See Maurice's Team.
- MS: "Right for the most part.
Yes, I see my team in the finals. I have a solid team. Some of them are
strikers while others are better ground fighters
we have a great team!"
- AKP: Do you have a star player on
your team who may stand out a little?
- MS: I consider all of my team members
star players because everyone's win or loss counts for or against us. However,
I do have one fighter that seems to have what it takes to be a superstar player
one day. His name is
Brad Blackburn. He strikes a lot like me but has a
better ground game. Additionally, he has a great attitude and looks nice too
- AKP: OK, lets compare the
the NFL...will the IFL eventually have Eastern and Western
Divisions and will they have International Teams?
- MS: "There are about 16 teams
now. I think they are looking at a divisional conference type deal. We already
have international teams
like Canada , Brazil , England , Japan , France
and more coming on soon."
- AKP: It sounds like you really like
what the IFL
is doing. It certainly sounds great
. a couple more questions about you.
You have fought many tough battles with big names...like all time great
Kickboxer Rick Roufus in the K-1, MMA with Bas Rutten and Randy
Couture, Ken Shamrock, Marco Ruas and the list goes on... Who do you feel
was your toughest opponent?
- MS: "All of them were tough in
their own way. However, I feel that Randy Couture handled me a little
more and although not a tough fight, he controlled the fight more than the
others. I should also mention I will have a rematch with Marco in
March as the
Super Fight on the card...the first match ended with me winning but
he was injured coming into the bout. The rematch should be a good one!"
Maurice, with your celebrity status, what kind of things are you doing
in the community to assist others and also helping them believes they can attain
- MS: In conjunction with the
are doing "Free" Domestic Violence Seminars for abused women
as well as I work with kids suffering from Diabetes.
- AKP: Sum up your career for me... how
would you like to be remembered?
- MS: "As one who accomplished a
lot in the fight game... I also want to be remembered as a person who gave back
to the sport by training others who aspire to be their personal best and, or
world champions. I want to leave a piece of me in each of them."
- AKP: Thanks Maurice for your
time and we really enjoyed talking with you!
Interesting enough, AKP received an e-mail from another former world
champion fighter who is doing other things today - Jerry "Golden
Boy" Trimble out of Southern California. The e-mail spoke of a poem
called "The Dash." It started with a man speaking over his
departed wife and noting that there was a beginning date of her birth -"A
Dash"- and an ending date- the day she past on. He wanted every one to
know that although the little line is often looked over, there was an entire
life lived that represents that small dash. Based on all of Maurice Smith's
accomplishments, he is a fine example of living life to the fullest and making
his "dash" a legacy for so many to remember him for years to
Maurice Smith is a team coach for
League (IFL). His team is the
Sharks and they will be fighting
Marcos Ruas' team, the Condors on
next Friday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland , CA. Each team fights
in professional MMA bouts in a specific weight class. The most wins by knockout
or submission for the evening, wins the event and gets valuable points heading
up to the end of the season.
The January 19th IFL event will be under the authority of the
California State Athletic Commission and Sanctioned by the International Combat Federation (ISCF). The ISCF is based out of Northern California along with
it's sister organization for Kickboxing, the
Kickboxing Federation, IKF, and together are the largest
sanctioning body in the world for Kickboxing and MMA events. For more on the
the January 19th event in Oakland ...see their site at
JANUARY 11th, 2007, AT 8:30 PM,
"QUICK" RESULTS FROM
"Battle Cage 360 - Extreme Impact 2"
January 6th, 2007 - Bossier
City, Louisiana, USA
Brian Green defeated
at 1:24 in round 2 with Rear Naked Choke.
Bell at 2:29 in round 2 with Rear Naked Choke.
Brandon Rondon defeated
Chase Herrera (Rivera)
by Unanimous Decision.
Travis Bennett defeated
by Unanimous Decision.
Thomas (TJ) Reynolds defeated
at 2:32 in round 1 by Tapout due to Armbar.
King Gladney defeated
at 1:28 in round 1 by Tapout due to Punches.
Derrick Krantz defeated
at 1:06 in round 1 due to Doctor Stoppage.
Shea King defeated
James Dowden by Split Decision.
Gary Hancock defeated
at 0:33 of round 1 by Tapout due to Armbar.
Michael Braswell defeated
Kenneth Booten at 1:20 in round 1 by Tapout
due to Armbar.
For more info please contact Mr. Albert Cole at (318) 746-5425 or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
JANUARY 10th, 2007, AT 4:00 PM,
Two Are Better
Two of Georgia's top
MMA Promoters have decided to join forces and become the Top MMA Promotion
company in Georgia if not the South East! Brett Moses (Right)
and his Fight Party Production Team
has joined forces with the new kids on the block, the Beat
Down Crew, who were first known as Knuckle-Up
lead by Tony Metcalf (Sorry, no photo on file) and Chris
Georgia MMA fans will again be treated to responsibly matched
fights engineered through knowledge and experience by the pioneer, Fight Party &
Beat Down Crew teams! For more
info please e-mail Mr. Brett Moses at email@example.com or go to
JANUARY 8th, 2007, AT 9:00 PM,
December 16th, 2006 - Kansas
City, Missouri, USA
ISCF Event Representative
Shamrock Promotions & The
Blue Corner Promotions combined again to close out the year with yet
another strong and well run event. Results as follows:
- AMATEUR BOXING
Evinger vs Channel Rand
Evinger controlled the action in every round. Using a good jab
combined with a long right hand to win every round on two of the Judges cards.
The other judge had Rand winning two rounds to one.
WINNER By Majority Decision (30-27, 30-27 &
28-29) Tonya Evinger.
- AMATEUR BOXING
Katrina Canfield vs Stacy
Round one starts with Canfield working a good jab followed by
left, right combo's. Jennings lands a few jabs of her own to make it a
competitive round. Canfield lands more jabs followed by overhand rights.
The overhand rights set up a good body attack at the end of this round. Jennings
starts strong in round three backing Canfield up against the ropes with
some jab right hand combo's. Canfield counters back effectively.
WINNER By Unanimous Decision (30-27 all cards)
- KICKBOXING IR EXHIBITION
Bryan Carrol vs Adam Cella
Exciting exhibition by both fighters. Cella demonstrating good
kicking and boxing skills. Carrol good leg kicking skills.
AMATEUR MMA HEAVYWEIGHTS
Natu Visinia Vs
These big guys came to fight!
Visinia lands a right hand, leg kick and a takedown only to be reversed
by Orr. After some effectiveness by Orr, Visinia reverses Orr
for some ground & pound as the round ends.
Round 2 - After a few heated
exchanges by both fighters Visinia lands a big right hand that KO's Orr.
WINNER By KO (Strikes) at 2:32 of Round 2
Andrew Keahn vs
A leg kick and a right hand
by Keahn starts this one. Keahn follows with a take down. Velton
answer was a good ground defense, that set up the triangle into a arm-bar.
WINNER By Tap Out (Arm-Bar) at 2:10 of Round 1 Dan Velton.
Mike Dilday Vs
Dilday lands a right hand that Vancil answers by landing a
knee to Dilday's body. Dilday gets a takedown and moves to a
full mount. Vancil locks into the arm-bar from there.
WINNER By Tap Out (Arm-Bar) at 1:02 of Round 1 Chad Vancil.
AMATEUR MMA HEAVYWEIGHTS
Thad Owens Vs
was all Reinbold. He goes from takedown, to mount, and ground &
pound. Then secures the arm-bar.
WINNER By Tap Out (Arm-Bar) at 1:41 of Round 1
AMATEUR MMA WELTERWEIGHT
Aaron Jones vs
A jab and double leg takedown by Garner that Jones quickly
reverses. Garner gives Jones his back and Jones move in
to secure the rear-naked choke.
WINNER By Tap Out
(Rear Naked) at :56 of Round 1 Aaron Jones.
- 1-9-07: ISCF
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Form faxed to them with ALL his info filled out: (916) 663-4510.
AMATEUR MMA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS
Josh Carney Vs
A solid takedown by Karney. Karney moves to a full mount and gets
room to ground & pound. Referee
Engle stops this one shortly after.
WINNER By TKO (Strikes) at 1:55 of Round 1 Josh
Lonnie Dodge Vs
guys came to prove who was the best striker. Noll lands a leg kick
followed by a right hand.
Dodge answers with a right hand of his own. Both fighters trade knee's
to the body and right hands.
Noll lands a solid left hook that drops Dodge.
WINNER By TKO (Strikes) at 1:12 of Round 1
Van Powell Vs
Severeno Woods Jr.
This one could be the
main event on any ones card. Powell and Woods pound it out and
counter each other all the way to the end of the first round.
starts with more of the same. This time
Woods lands a right and a left hand that drops Powell forcing
Referee Engle to put a stop to this one.
WINNER By TKO (Strikes) at 1:46 of Round 2
Severeno Woods Jr..
Andrew Waters Vs
Waters wasted no
time getting the takedown and moving in to secure the arm-bar on Goldsby.
WINNER By Tap Out (Arm-Bar) at :28 of Round
1, Andy Waters.
For more info please contact Mr. Jesse Finney at (314) 608-3104 or
or Mr. Benjamin Nogueras Jr. at (913) 568-8009 or e-mail at
or go to www.ShamrockPromotionsLLC.com
POSTED AT 3:50 PM,
Mixed Martial Arts...
More Than an Impression in the Fight Arena!
Unique marketing strategy setting examples on the way up!
Johnny Davis, AK Press:
Sacramento , CA - January 8, 2007
Mixed Martial Arts... or MMA
as it is commonly called is the art of putting the most popular forms of martial
arts fighting (Boxing, Kickboxing, Grappling etc.) in one bout. It's
evident today that the great martial arts film star Bruce Lee, who was
an advocate of mixing different kinds of fighting forms to create your own
fighting style, was correct. He knew over thirty plus years ago that this
art-form was a great means of self defense. Perhaps he was not aware of the
potential of MMA as a spectator sport but his theory was on the right track as
we see its overwhelming popularity today.
At present, mixed martial arts is raging around the world as
former and current boxers, kickboxers and grapplers are clambering to get into a
cage or ring to show off their full arsenal with hopes of bigger paydays, fame
and glory. Its no doubt that other fighting arts have felt the brunt of MMA's
success as kickboxing and boxing events are seeing their gates dwindle in the
shadow of this new fighting dinosaur. However, in speaking to several promoters
of boxing and kickboxing, they feel confident that their events will stand the
test of time as some of MMA's new found fans will balance out and return to
their roots, as well as they too are marketing for new fans as millions more are
turning to martial arts for fun, profession or as a spectator. This may be
true. However, all evidence is showing that mixed martial arts fighting like
the gladiator fights of ancient Rome, their deep pockets and televised events
are here to stay for decades. Pictured at right- IFL Fighter Jeremy Horn
grounds and pounds his opponent. Photo courtesy of the IFL web site.
Promotions company's like the (UFC) The Ultimate
Fighting Championships that showcase great champions as Chuck "Iceman"
Liddell of San Luis Obispo, CA (a former kickboxer -
And IKF Champion) who is simply annihilating all
opponents who challenges his brut and skills) are making millions in casinos
and PPV events. Its been rumored that revenues from MMA events are putting a
major dent in boxing's reservoir especially in big fight states like Las Vegas,
NV. Furthermore, The International Sports Combat Federation( ISCF), is
reporting big numbers from sanctioning a record number of events in 2006 with an
already busy year of promoters locking down dates for their events in 2007
including sanctioning of the our next subjects' events, the
Leagues' Promotions (IFL), they are looking at yet
another record breaking year.
Fight League or IFL is
making big news due to their unique approach to the fight game. Their fight
league, similar to the National Football League (NFL) has hit the big
time as they joined Wall Street, one of America's top money makers and are now
traded publicly. IFL Commissioner and
co-founder Kurt Otto (Pictured at Left) is excited about the
potential of his new league. He wants to send a strong message to the MMA
community as he envisions great success for his fight league and pledges to take
care of all fighters that participate the best he can! This is great news for
any martial arts' fighter who has struggled to make ends meet. Mr. Otto
further stated He pledges that Fox Sports Net (FSN) broadcast of events
will be more "consistent and comprehensive." Additionally, he
feels that by announcing his entire season of events early on will give the IFL an upper hand with sponsors and television
networks because everything is right in front of them allowing more preparation
time for programming and budgeting. All of these moves by Mr. Otto are
designed to make the IFL "The NFL
of Mixed Martial Arts."
The IFL is set to bring a
big show to Oakland California on January 19th, 2007 at the Oracle Arena.
Thousands of California fight fans will get a chance to witness top notched,
professional MMA fights from a team perspective. It's sure to be a great night
Mixed Martial Arts fighting has indeed made a big impression on
the fighting world. New rules and an endless sea of revenues seem to keep this
exciting fighting art plowing forward to bigger and brighter days. Who knows
when and, or if MMA's run will end? But in the meantime, "fighters are
paying their rents and mortgages" says Otto
fans are quenching their thirst at 'the fight oasis' located at huge
fight venues around the world!
Later this week, Johnny Davis and his AK Press
department plans to speak with some of the coaches for the IFL Teams who will be competing in Oakland, CA on
January 19th. These current and former champion-trainers of a variety of combat
sports are serious about the IFL and their
participation. More to Come...
ISCF NEWS OF 1-8-07
International Fight League (IFL)
Fight League (IFL) the worlds first Pro mixed martial
arts fighting league will host a great night of mixed martial arts fights at the
Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. The event will be held on January 19, 2007 and
will start at 7:30 PM. Four- 5 man teams will square off to see who is the best
that evening as they press forward to later in the year (around September
2007) to see who is the overall best team of the season! Similar to the
NFL, the fight league has a regular and post season as well as a final event
where the best teams compete for the IFL
World Team Championship and will receive among other things an IFL Ring.
Each team is coached by renown fighters such as Pat
Miletich, Bas Rutten, Maurice Smith, Frank Shamrock and Renzo Gracie.
There are five weight classes ranging from lightweight (155lbs.) to
heavyweight (265 lbs.) The Teams are labeled with such names as the
Tiger-Claws, Anacondas, Condors and Tiger Sharks
for example. The event will also feature a super fight between two veteran
fighters Jeremy Horn vs Niko Vatale. All fighters will battle
in a five rope boxing ring especially designed for this type of competition.
The event will be under the authority of the CA Athletic
Commission and Sanctioned by the International Combat
Federation (ISCF). For more on the IFL
and the January 19th event in Oakland...see their site at
ISCF NEWS OF 1-8-07
Looking At New
Rules & Regulations For 2007
In addition to the already announced rule changes for 2007, the
ISCF is looking at several other possible
rules changes. Some of these rules are the use of elbows and forearms for both
pros and amateurs. The ISCF is looking at
the results from the use of various forearms and elbow strikes and would like to
make the sport safer. Although the current rules say Forearm strikes are
allowed, the issue is "What" are some calling a forearm and
what some call an "Elbow." Currently the ISCF does not allow any Rounded, Downward or Spiking
elbows at all but does allow Forearm Strikes and Rounded Elbows in both Pro and
Amateur bouts. The question is, "Should even forearm strikes be
eliminated, or at least to the head and face.?" This is what the ISCF is currently looking at.
The other rule has to do with the brand and style of Gloves all
MMA Fighters are allowed to wear at an event. At all
IKF Sanctioned Kickboxing events, all
fighters are required to wear the SAME style, size and brand of glove their
opponent is wearing. This is assured by the Promoter being the one who supplies
the gloves. Currently, MMA fighters may wear the gloves they bring to the event
they are fighting on. Some promoters DO supply all the fight gloves, where as
some do not. This results in various glove weights and padding differences.
This will surly be an approved rule the ISCF
will be changing for 2007. In conjunction with this, the ISCF will announce what brand of gloves they will
approve for ISCF Sanctioned events. They
will also regulate glove size requirements between amateur and pro MMA fighters.
The gloves approved by the ISCF (As
are boxing gloves by USA Boxing) will be the ONLY brands
allowed to be worn by MMA Fighters in all ISCF
Sanctioned bouts. Look for both of these this official announcement and others
to come later this month.
JANUARY 5th 2007, AT 1:10 PM,
True Fight Fan L.L.C. Presents
"CLASH IN THE CAGE "
Grain Valley, Missouri, USA
- WHEN: Tonight, January 5th, 2007
- WHO: True Fight Fan L.L.C.
- WHERE: Whiskey Tango, Grain Valley, Missouri, USA
- WHAT: "CLASH IN THE CAGE "
- FOUR ISCF TITLE BOUTS!
- ISCF Amateur Featherweight US Title
Troy Talavera Vs Derek Arcement
- ISCF Amateur Lightweight US Title
Andrew Waters Vs Eric Marriott
- ISCF Amateur Heavyweight Missouri
State Title Bout
John Jarvis Vs Sheppard Owens
- ISCF Amateur Woman's Bantamweight Missouri State Title Bout
Jennifer Babcock Vs Tonya Evinger
- ISCF Representative: Chuck Wolfe
- ISCF Referee: Rob Kimmons
- PROMOTER: For more info please contact Mr. Phil Jones At (816)
651-5087 or by e-mail at
- ON THE WEB: www.TrueFightFan.com
ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND!
Impact Promotions Presents
"Battle Cage 360 - Extreme Impact
Bossier City, Louisiana, USA
- WHEN: Saturday Nght, January 6th, 2007
- WHO: Impact Promotions
- WHERE: Harrah's Louisiana Downs Bossier City, Louisiana, USA
- WHAT: "Battle Cage 360 -
Extreme Impact 2"
- ISCF Representative: Andres' Landor
- ISCF Referee: John Munz
- PROMOTER: For more info please contact Mr. Albert Cole at (318)
746-5425 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org