WEDNESDAY, August 28th, 2002, AT 9:00 PM, PT
CLAIMS VACANT ISCF U.S. TITLE!
CAGE RAGE IV Results Submitted by: Joseph Cunliffe
On Saturday, August 17, 2002, Cage Rage IV hit the Johanning Civic Center in Kokomo, IN. The Main Event featured Darrell 'The Bulldog' Smith fighting for the vacant ISCF Professional United States Welterweight title against Brian Gerahty. Five Cage Rage titles were also on the line during the 11 scheduled matches. Here are the Quick Results..
For more information, contact promoters Donnie Michael at 765-457-4083, 765-457-4824, and firstname.lastname@example.org (or) Terry Gruel at 765-628-0384 and email@example.com. The ISCF Event Representative was Mr. Jeff Malott. For More Info Go To www.Cage-Rage.com
TUESDAY, August 27th, 2002, AT 7:00 PM, PT
Title By Decision
While Hudson Loses His To Hall At
IKF & ISCF"MAYHEM IN MIDTOWN"
Here are the Event Results from Georgia Associate Matthew Waller (Right)
For more info on the IKF Kickboxing bouts please go to www.IKFKickboxing.com. For other Event Info, please contact Sukotai by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, August 22nd, 2002, AT 12:20 AM, PT
"MAYHEM IN MIDTOWN"
Copeland Vs Leo and Hudson Vs Hall Go For The IKF Brass!
Atlanta Georgia, USA
IKF and ISCF Promoters Sukotai Corp will host yet another exciting event packed with both IKF Kickboxing and ISCFMixed Martial Arts. This Friday nights event, "MAYHEM IN MIDTOWN", is scheduled at Earthlink Live in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The main event will be for the vacant IKF Pro Full Contact Rules Super Heavyweight East Coast Title with number 4 ranked Ronnie Copeland (Right) of High Point, North Carolina, USA ( PKB: 21-3/17, AMKB: 10-3-1/2, PBX: 7-1/6, 6'4", 220) Vs number 9 ranked Kelly "The Lion" Leo (Left) of Atlanta Georgia USA (18-5-1, 6', 216)
SEMI MAIN EVENT
The semi main event will be an IKF East Coast FCR Title *Defense for well known IKF Fighter *Shannon "TNT" Hudson. Hudson, (Right) of Lyman, South Carolina, USA (9-4/4) made it to the finals of this years 2002 IKF USA National Amateur Tournament but came up short against Kevin Engle of St Louis, Missouri, USA (14-3/8) losing by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27 & 30-27 in one of the most exciting bouts of the Tournament. He'll be defending his South East Regional title against Steve Hall.
Along with the 2 IKF Title Bouts will be plenty of
ISCF Mixed Martial Arts Action and even
MORE IKF Kickboxing!
For more info, please contact
Sukotai by e-mail at
SUNDAY, August 18th 2002, AT 4:00 PM, PT
CLAIMS VACANT ISCF U.S. TITLE!
It was so close it could have went either way, but in the end, Darrell "The Bulldog" Smith of Fishers, Indiana, USA (Pro: 8-1, AM: 21-5/11) won a unanimous decision over Brian Geraghty of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, USA, (8-4-1/2) to claim the vacant ISCF U.S. Pro United States Welterweight Title.
A Full Story TO FOLLOW later this week!
MORE NEWS OF 8-18-02
THE ROXY RAGED
AT INAUGURAL CARD
Carney Wins Rematch with Miller as Ortiz Looks On
Khunpon Successful in first Bout in Years
ISCF/IKF South/East News Source
Atlanta, Georgia, USA: It wasn't just the Roxy in Atlanta that rocked on Friday, August 16, 2002, it was the IKF Kickboxing and ISCF mixed martial arts action that took center stage. First time promoters Mimi Sancho and Sherri Thompson brought martial sports action to the epicenter of "the Big A's," upscale nightlife, and all in attendance seemed to appreciate their efforts.
The IKF and ISCF Southeastern team was in full force and effect to support the event. Mike and Elizabeth Carlson were present in ISCF and IKF representative capacities. Legendary trainer Gary Brown served as Kickboxing and MuayThai referee. ISCF US Champion Cam McHargue was the "third man in the ring" for the ISCF bout of the night. Veteran MMA stand out George Allen judged, along with martial sports scribe and parliamentarian Cal Cooper. Rounding out the judges' tables was Athens based fight enthusiast Tripp Owings.
This was just the start. Noteworthy martial sports figures from the Southeast and beyond, too many to mention, were everywhere at the venue. A few include the following. ISCF ECUS Champion Steve Headden was present, along with in the ring MMA rivals Kevin Brooks and Kent Hensley. LA Boxing's Chris Stolzman, who was a catalyst for the successful event, was busily volunteering his time and support for the promoters, fighters and the IKF/ISCF Trainer Dennis Palmer lent his "golden throat" to the singing of the National Anthem. UFC champion, Tito Ortiz was at the Roxy, and cornered his fighter Jason Miller. ISCF and IKF promoter Matthew "Mr. Shush" Waller was, as always, "in the house," and lending numerous hands to the effort. Up and coming heavyweight FCR kickboxer, Mark Selbee, was also in attendance, pulling for various members of the LA Boxing fight team. "Word on the street" is that Selbee and his handlers are focusing their fighter's efforts towards a possible fight with IKF US Heavyweight Champion, Kevin "Hurricane" Hudson. Stay tuned to the IKF News Page for more on this story as it develops!
Once the action started, the enthusiastic crowd got more than its money's worth. Here is a brief overview of those bouts.
For more event info please contact K.A. Productions, Inc. Mimi Sancho at (404) 245-0799 or Ms Sherri Thompson at (404) 843-0079 or by e-mail by clicking HERE!
MORE NEWS OF 8-18-02
Records Best Internet Rating Yet!
The sister Organization to the ISCF, The International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) is making big news on the Internet these days as the leading kickboxing Information web site on the Net. It's no surprise the IKF website today recorded it's highest Internet Rating to date with a new record of 110,994 among the Millions of Internet Web Sites.
These are not "Hits". This is a ranking among the millions of world wide web sites. Like in Golf, the lower the number, the better the rating. For example, Yahoo.com is the number 1 rated site in the world. The rating is confirmed by the world's only independent Web Tracking service, Alexa.com. Two weeks ago, the site set a major record two days after this years 2002 IKF USA National Amateur Championships. On august 6th, 2002 the site received 100,177 Hits. For a comparison example as to where the IKF web site ranks among other sanctioning bodies, the closest two competitors as of today, August 18th, 2002 are the ISKA at 426,005, the USMTA at 483,019. Other organizations rank even far lower on the scale such as since the IKF started tracking the site back in April of this year, there has never been any Sanctioning body site within 300,000 ranks of the IKF Site.
Other Fight related sights will give you even a better idea of how much more popular the IKF web site is around the world. Some of these include;
How does the IKF site compare to sites like the NFL, NBA, Chuck Norris or Bill Wallace? See for yourself by going to our Fight Site Tracker page by clicking HERE. Or check out these sites for yourself by going to Alexa.com Remember, the lower the number, the higher the site traffic rating...
This Weekends Action...
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16th 2002, AT 2:10 PM, PT
In Atlanta Georgia USA!
Tonight, August 16th, the ISCF and IKF will welcome yet another new Event Promoter to the Team. K.A. Productions, Inc. (KAP) headed by Ms Mimi Sancho and Ms Sherri Thompson will present their first ISCF and IKF Sanctioned event in at the "ROXY" in Atlanta, Georgia. This will be KAP's first try at promoting kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts. They will join other successful ISCF and IKF Georgia promoters such as the The Carlson's, Valdosta Martial Arts, Sukotai and Gauntlet Productions just to name a few.
Although there will be plenty of exciting IKF Kickboxing action on the event the main event will feature a special ISCF Pro bout between Jason Miller who now lives in Hunnington Beach, CA, USA Vs Todd Carney of Moundsville, West Virginia. Although no titles will be on the line tonight there's sure to be plenty of exciting action. For more event info please contact K.A. Productions, Inc. Mimi Sancho at (404) 245-0799 or Ms Sherri Thompson at (404) 843-0079 or by e-mail by clicking HERE! The ISCF & IKF Event Representatives for this event will be Mike & Elizabeth Carlson. The IKF event Referees will be Gary Brown and Scott Hicks. The ISCF event Referee Cam McCargue.
MORE NEWS OF 8-16-02
IT'S TIME FOR...
This Saturday night August 17th the Johanning Civic Center in Kokomo Indiana, USA will be "RAGIN" with CAGE RAGE IV! The main event will feature the quest for the vacant ISCF Pro United States Welterweight Title between Darrell "The Bulldog" Smith of Fishers, Indiana, USA (Pro: 7-1, AM: 21-5/11, 5'9", 155, 25) and Brian Geraghty of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, USA (8-3-1/2, 5'7", 155, 21) the event will feature a lot of other MMA Action as it always does. This will be yet ANOTHER GREAT CAGE RAGE Event you will NOT want to MISS!
CAGE RAGE IV is expected to be a SOLD OUT event, so get to the Johanning Civic Center early that evening!
The ISCF Event Representative is Mr. Jeff Malott. The ISCF Event Referee is Mr. Russell Young. For More Info Go To www.Cage-Rage.com
SATURDAY, July 27th 2002, AT 11:50 AM, PT
What Are You
Willing To Pay...
For Something You Really WANT?
Taking A Closer Look At The State Of Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation Division of State Boxing Commission Information for Promoters of Professional Boxing Events Which Refers to MMA Promotions.
When you have the only product in town that a lot of people want, it's easy to charge "ANY" price you want for it, knowing that others who REALLY Want it, WILL PAY YOUR FEE and sometimes, far more than the product or service is worth. Having this kind of "Product" Power is what every retailer wants. Only 1 store in town to find the product the customer wants, and to own that store would mean big $$ Rewards... There's a saying that goes well here that says, "With Great Power comes Great Responsibility." This quote is something we've always tried to be humble to in the workings of the ISCF as well as our sister organization for kickboxing, the IKF, International Kickboxing Federation.
In the case of the State of Georgia, USA, although the ISCF is the ONLY MMA Sanctioning body allowed to sanction MMA Events in that State, (Click Here for more info) we don't take advantage of this fact by (charging outrageous sanctioning, license or permit fees to promoters.)
However, this is not the case in Georgia's neighboring State of Florida. The good news is that promoters can promote MMA events in the State. (Something States like California never got their act together to do...) However the bad news is that it will cost that promoter "$5,000.00" JUST to get a permit from the State to do so... Plus a $250 Promoters license fee and other related fees. These fees look a little high when compared to the ISCF General Sanctioning fee which can be as low as $50 per event with no promoters license fee and no permit fees paid to us. On top of this, Florida, like most Athletic Commissions do, have standard fees for the event officials such as $125 per referee and $85 per judge. Knowing this, maybe some of those Georgia Promoters will appreciating their officials more on their next event since many often "VOLUNTEER" their time to work ISCF Sanctioned events. Not to mention the Florida LICENSE FEES for all those associated with the event such as Ring Announcer: $25, Manager: $50, Judge: $25, Matchmaker: $100, Referee: $25, Second: $15, Fighters: $15, Timekeeper: $25, Trainer: $15 and lets not forget the Promoter "AS WELL AS the Foreign Copromoters Licence Fee of another $250.00. Some of these are a bit less than other States Officials License fees, but still, on top of the $5,000, it's a lot to add up.
In the end though, the requirements to Promote an MMA Event in Florida are in a way, reasonable... At least for those who can afford to do so. Meaning all except the $5,000.00 permit fee. We have questioned MANY TIMES just what this fee is for. Who gets it, what does it pay for, etc. etc, and we still haven't come to a justified answer. Heck, even State "BOXING" Commissions don't charge this high of a fee for a Pro Boxing event. Maybe in the "AFTER EVENT" taxes, but heck, Florida's even getting this in the end, 5% of the gross gate.
We hate to say this, but maybe Florida doesn't want MMA Events in their State AT ALL. Their way of pushing MMA out of their state is this law, where it appears they are saying to everyone, "We really don't want MMA here in Florida, but if you pay us a lot of money, such as oh... $5,000.00, it's OK with us..." In their defense, their rules, regulations and event requirements are good requirements that even the ISCF requires and should assure a safe event for all involved.
Rules, Regulations and Safety is something Florida (As every state that hosted MMA Events) had struggled with in the past when many promoters ignored safety issues and other things to save a few dollars. So for this reason, the Florida Law is a Good thing. It simply means that we now have 1 more State that will be featuring LEGAL MMA Events... We just wish the fees could be re-thought on this one... For MANY obvious and justified reasons.
To read all about this law and the requirements yourself, Click HERE.
SUNDAY, July 21st 2002, AT 9:00 AM, PT
-POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 19th-
Atlanta's hometown MMA event has been postponed until October 19th due to a scheduling issue. The event will be held on October 19th at the same venue, STAR COACHES bus depot. All tickets sold until this time will be honored on that date. Refunds may be obtained by contacting TicketsPLUS.net at 1-800-585-3737.
The biggest change in the show will be the return of Wade Rome to the card to face Dan "The Beast" Severn (Right) as originally planned. Wade is in top form at 260 lbs of solid muscle and he is thrilled to finally get his shot at "The Beast".
Other CAGEFIGHTER CHAMPIONSHIPS bouts include:
Corrected Tickets for the event cost $30, $50, and $100. TicketsPLUS.net has recently corrected a problem with their Internet site that prevented buying of the less expensive tickets. $30 and $50 tickets are now available at http://www.ticketsplus.net
Tickets may also be purchased at:
CAGEFIGHTER CHAMPIONSHIPS will be an ongoing Mixed Martial Arts event. It is our aim to become one of the Southeast region's predominant MMA showcase and preferred venue of competition for fighters.
SEE YOU THERE!!!!!