THURSDAY, April 27th, 2006, AT 10:30 PM, PT
ISCF - IKF Georgia, USA: This Friday night, April 28th, 2006, at At Cowboy's In Kennesaw, Georgia, USA, Mr. Chris Stolzman and his Knuckle Up Team will host Pro & Amateur ISCF MMA & IKF Kickboxing. The event will feature 4 Pro MMA bouts and 8 Amateur Mixed Martial Arts bouts along with IKF Kickboxing... "In the Cage!".
Junior Assuncao will be making his return to the cage after a long hiatus concentrating on coaching his MMA & Jiu Jitsu students at the Midtown Velocity Location. Philip Botha will meet up with Frederico Assuncao from Miami Florida. Assuncao is a Native to Brazil who is a Capoierra Black Belt and is a two time state champ in Brazil. His most recent fight was three weeks ago in a K-1 style match which he won by decision after 3 rounds. This will be Assuncao's pro debut
Also on the card and getting back in the cage will be Diego Sariava, Clay Harbison and Douglas Lima to put on a great show for the fans.
Tickets are available at all Knuckle Up Fitness locations, (formerly Velocity Kickboxing) and all Discount Nutrition locations. For More Info Contact Mr. Chris Stolzman at (404) 247-5494 or email@example.com or go to www.KnuckleUp.tv
Here's the nights MMA Fight Card.
CLASH IN THE CAGE II
ISCF Missouri, USA: This Friday night, April 28th, True Fight Fan will present CLASH IN THE CAGE II at the Whiskey Tango in Grain Valley, Missouri, USA. for more info on this event, contact Mr. Phil Jones at (816) 651-5087 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.TrueFightFan.com
Here's the nights Fight Card.
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
ISCF Alabama, USA: This Saturday night, April 29th, JAB Entertainment LLC will present Colosseum Combat I at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. For more info on this event, contact Mr. Phil Jones at (816) 651-5087 or at email@example.com or go to www.TrueFightFan.com
For more info please contact Mr. Jay Martin at (765) 210-5581 or at firstname.lastname@example.org For event tickets, click HERE!
Here's the nights Fight Card.
MORE ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND
Springfield, Missouri, USA
ISCF Missouri, USA: This Saturday night, April 29th, CAGE OF HONOR will present Bound For Glory at the Weiser Gymnasium on the Drury Campus in Springfield, Missouri, USA. For more info on this event, contact Mr. Brandon Schwin (417) 724-2747 or by e-mail by clicking email@example.com or go to www.CageOfHonor.com
Here's the nights Fight Card.
MORE ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND
Tinley Park, Illinois, USA
ISCF - IKF Illinois, USA: Get ready for the "Standoff Classic" this Saturday, April 29th at the Holiday Inn Tinley Park Convention Center. This show is the Finals event for the 2006 IKF Muay Thai and International Rules Regional Kickboxing Tournament. Fighters from 6 States will battle it out for the gold with over 20 finals bouts on this card plus additional explosive ISCF Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bouts. The MMA card features local up and coming fighters such as Leo Perez of Double Tap Fight Crew, Joe Spiker of Midwest Jiu Jitsu, Anthony "Babyface" Jordon of American Kenpo Karate, Chris Hogan of Carlson Gracie Team, John Schaffer, and Derek Garner.
Promoters Ron Hill, James Hill, and Brian A. Thompson have put together an action packed day of IKF Sanctioned Muay Thai/ International Rules Kickboxing and ISCF Mixed Martial Arts.
Doors open at 5:PM and the event starts at 6:PM. Tickets are still available by calling (815) 730-3800. Also log on to www.standoffkickboxing.com for an up to date list of competitors currently registered for the tournament. The venue for the event will be the beautiful Holiday Inn Tinley Park Convention Center. The Convention Center boasts a 200+ room hotel, with an indoor pool, and the Bananas Bar & Grill restaurant.
Athletes looking to compete on our next event Pure Force III "Fire" scheduled for June 16th, should email there information to our matchmaker James Hill or register there information at www.PureForceMMA.com - Pure Force III looks to be the most exciting event of the series with more information coming soon ..
For more info please contact Mr. Brian Thompson at (815) 730-3800 Or go to www.PureForceMMA.com Also See www.StandOffKickboxing.com
Here's the nights MMA Fight Card.
MORE ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND
6... TRUE VENGEANCE"
Morgan City, Louisiana, USA
- IKF Louisiana, USA
This Saturday night, April 29th, Battlezone Presents "BATTLEZONE 6... TRUE VENGEANCE" at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium in Morgan City, Louisiana, USA
The event will feature both ISCF Amateur MMA & IKF Amateur Kickboxing. For more info please contact Mr. Stephen Miller At (985) 384-5425 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's the nights MMA Fight Card.
MONDAY, April 17th, 2006, AT 10:50 PM, PT
RESULTS FROM Unleashed
Battle In The Northland
North Kansas City, Missouri, USA
ISCF Representative Benjamin Nogueras Jr.:
Unleashed Combat: Battle in the Northland
turned out to be an evening of excitement and entertainment. From the moment the
first bell rang, to the very last minute of the main event. You couldn't ask for
anything better, aside from more fights. And I'm sure the fans are looking
forward to the next Unleashed Combat
Here's the nights results below.
For more info on this event please contact Mr. Daniel Summers at (913) 963-1031 or by e-mail at TASummers68@msn.com
MORE ISCF NEWS OF 4-17-06
POSTED AT 7:15 PM, PT
Proves He's Number 1!
RESULTS FROM Breaking Point Productions
IKF & ISCF World
Representative Chuck Wolfe: Breaking Point Productions and
Promoters Lasha Dalakishvili & Matt Leidy hosted their debut
event on a stormy night in Northwest Missouri. With a tornado watch in effect
for the region, the crowd found out that the real storm was inside St. Joe's
Civic Arena in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA on this night. The crowd some 1600+ saw
eleven preliminary bouts plus a ISCF
Central Regional Amateur Welterweight Title between
Rick Wymer of Springfield, Missouri vs
Rob Lilly of Kansas City, Missouri, USA and they
were not disappointed.
Results as follows:
Yet another good show for first time promoters, continuing to make Missouri the HOT SPOT for AMATEUR MMA in the United States. For more info on this event please contact Mr. Lasha Dalakishvili or Mr. Matthew Leidy at (816) 244-8132 or by e-mail at Lashad@stjoelive.com
MORE ISCF NEWS
DeNatale Wins IKF World Title!
Doerksen Only Needs A Few "Seconds!"
Photos to Be Added Monday: It's one thing to win a World Title, but to do in in your home town in front of over 3,500 screaming fight fans makes it all that much more special. Last night in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Giuseppe "The Godfather" DeNatale made his return to the ring a memorable one. DeNatale (15-3/12) took the Lion out of "The Lion Rampant" Duncan Airlie James. of Glasgow, Scotland (30-15-2/5) to win the vacant Pro IKF Muay Thai Heavyweight World Title.
In round 1, both started slow, looking for the weaknesses of the other, yet neither showed their game plan. In round two, we saw much of the same yet DeNatale started to press the action a little more. Them. after winning 10-9 on all 3 judges scorecards in rounds one and two, DeNatale brought the "Godfather" back to the ring in round three as he shot James down twice in the third round with his fire power. Then, at 1:53 of that third round, DeNatale dropped James for the good in the third and final time forcing referee Al Wichgers to stop the bout, giving DeNatale his long awaited World Title!
DeNatale was lifted off his feet by trainer Duke Roufus and later in a show of respect, by James too. When the World Title belt was placed around his waist DeNatale was given a bottle of champagne in which he shook up and sprayed the crowd in jubilation. Both DeNatale and James' paid a small price though. In round three the two clashed shins so hard they cut each other open drawing blood. The damage of the impact could have easily made a difference for both in round four if DeNatale didn't finish the bout in round 3.
"It just isn't meant to be" said a disappointed Duncan James about his second try at the IKF World Title. James has won 6 World Titles in the top sanctioning bodies, but it has been the IKF title he has not added to his trophy case. James looked much stronger then when we had seen him before. "It just hasn't sunk in yet" said the excited DeNatale.
DeNatale made the most of his time away from the ring. He was more composed and seemed to pick and land the cleaner, more powerful shots. James had plenty of power though, as noted in the shin clash explained above and in catching DeNatale with a hook or two.
This was the second IKF Title DeNatale has won and the second James has lost. James had another shot at the IKF World Title back on August 16th, 1998 in St. Helens, England where he lost to former IKF World Champion Chris Wright. DeNatale's won his other IKF Title on February 10th, 2000, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by TKO at 1:33 of the 3rd round over Ryan Graham when he landed a head kick on Graham that dropped him. The win gave the "Godfather" the vacant IKF Amateur Canadian Heavyweight Title.
Congratulations to our new IKF
World Champion, Giuseppe "The Godfather" DeNatale.
We would also like to give a special congratulations to the promotional effort of Giuseppe DeNatale and his team and a mega congratulations on a job well done by DeNatale's promotional partner and Canada's TOP Boxing Promoter, John Vernaus of "King John Boxing!" Along with the kickboxing and MMA above, Vernaus also featured a full five bout professional boxing card making this the first time ever in Manitoba that all three fighting sports were featured on one event. These two already have tentative plans to do this again later this year on September 23rd, and if so, we hope to again be a part of the action!
We would also like to say "Thank You" to the Manitoba Boxing Commission for all their work and all the event officials for their "Excellent" job on ALL the nights bouts. Together it was clear what hard work and "Teamwork - IKF/ISCF Style" can accomplish!
For additional information, please visit www.gladiatorsfights.com or call (204) 772-2599.
WEDNESDAY, April 12th, 2006, AT 3:10 AM, PT
Gladiators Winnipeg Features Triple Main
DeNatale Battles For IKF World Muay Thai Title
Boxing and MMA Also Featured
ISCF Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
King John and CKMTC Join Forces for Historic "Colosseum of Champions" Triple Header:
Giuseppe "The Godfather" DeNatale makes a triumphant return to the ring in front of a his loyal hometown fans fighting for the vacant IKF World Muay Thai Heavyweight Title against Glasgow, Scotland's 6-Time World Kickboxing Champion "The Lion Rampant" Duncan Airlie James. James, who boasts of having some Scottish relatives of his own living in the Winnipeg area, looks to put up quite a challenge for DeNatale who has the whole of Winnipeg's Italian community behind him helping quite the lion's roar.
In his last fight in Winnipeg DeNatale displayed an amazing level of skill and control as he dismantled Atlanta, Georgia's Kelly Leo "The Lion" in just two rounds. With deep passion for the sport and a fire that still burns strong in his heart, The Godfather is looking better than ever and is sure to be a crowd pleaser as he goes for his first world championship.
This event also features the return of UFC fighter Joe "El Dirte" Doerksen battling in front of his hometown crowd against Illinois native Bill "The Truth" Hill. Joe suffered a loss in his last Winnipeg appearance and is looking to start his rise again. Win or lose, it's no lie that Joe never disappoints the crowd.
Winnipeg's resident "pugilist specialist" Larry "Razor" Sharpe takes on Chicago's Anthony Ivory in a Boxing main event matchup that rounds out the "Triple Main Event." This "Do Not Miss" show marks the first time in Winnipeg's long sports history that Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing are featured on the same card.
MORE ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND
Tinley Park, Illinois, USA
Saturday April 15, 2006
Get ready for an exciting evening of IKF sanctioned Kickboxing and ISCF Mixed Martial Arts at the Tinley Park Convention this Saturday April 15th. The Pure Force II event features several top Midwest gyms including: Peoria Athletic Club, Carlson Gracie Team, Rockford Kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu, Double Tap Fight Crew, Martial Arts America, Team Takedown, Aki Training Hall, and The Palace Athletic Club.
The Pure Force II main event features Dennis Ho of the Peoria Athletic Club in Peoria Illinois versus Jason Skow an independent fighter from Decatur Illinois. Both fighters have displayed impressive victories on previous Standoff and Pure Force events. Look for fireworks when these two fighters hit the mat.
Other fighters to look for include Leo Perez of Double Tap Fight Crew. His trainer is Charles Wilson who is currently on a 10-0 (TBC) winning spree in Amateur MMA. Perez is 1-2 in amateur MMA. He will be taking on Joshua Langer from Team Kay Fabe from Chicago Illinois. Langer fought a very impressive bout on the Pure Force show in January of this year and is 1-1. His unorthodox style makes him a great crowd pleaser.
View an updated seating chart at
AN ADDITIONAL NOTE
MORE ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND
Battle In The Northland
This Saturday night, April 15th, Unleashed Combat will Present, "Unleashed Combat Battle In The Northland", Amateur MMA at Finnigans Hall in North Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
For more info on this event please contact Mr. Daniel Summers at (913) 963-1031 or by e-mail at TASummers68@msn.com
MORE ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND
Breaking Point Productions Presents
St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
This Saturday night, April 15th, Breaking Point Productions will Host "Zero Tolerence" at the St. Joseph Civic Arena in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA. This ISCF Amateur Mixed Martial Arts event will host the vacant ISCF AMATEUR CENTRAL REGIONAL WELTERWEIGHT TITLE. The contenders who will meet in the ring are Rick Wymer of Springfield, Missouri USA and Rob Lilly of Kansas City, Missouri USA. The Winner of this bout will be one of the two contenders for the vacant ISCF Amateur US Welterweight Title
For more info on this event please contact Mr. Lasha Dalakishvili or Mr. Matthew Leidy at (816) 244-8132 or by e-mail at Lashad@stjoelive.com
MORE ISCF NEWS FOR 4-12-06
Results From Shamrock
"Midwest Fight Fest"
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
ISCF St. Louis, Missouri, USA
If you didn't hear that Shamrock Promotions was putting on fights this past Saturday Night, you were one of the few. Jesse Finney once again put on a spectacular show. The night was full of excitement from the start. There were 13 fights on the card, Two of which were special exhibitions. All of them were action packed from the start.
To a sell out crowd, multi time IKF National Tournament Champion Justin "The Hammer" Lawrence made his comeback to the ring a memorable one. Lawrence took on a well known boxer in a great boxing match. Titus Taylor extended his winning ways. Kevin Engel went up against a great champion in Anthony McGaughy in a Special Exhibition that had all the Excitement of a real bout.
For More info contact Mr. Jesse Finney at (314) 608-3104 or by e-mail by clicking email@example.com or see our website at www.ShamrockPromotionsLLC.com
SATURDAY, April 8th, 2006, AT 9:20 AM, PT
THIS WEEKENDS ISCF ACTION
Shamrock Promotions Presents
"Midwest Fight Fest"
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
FRIDAY, March 31st, 2006, AT 10:30 PM, PT
Looking To Bring Top Talent To
California MMA Show!
ISCF Stockton, California, USA: Midwest and East Coast Fighters, ISCF Matchmaker Dan Stell and Promoter James Grunski will be the first to host an ISCF Sanctioned event in California. in doing so, Stell is looking to bring some top MMA Talent to the West. The event will be held at the new which seats 11,000 people in Stockton, California on May 12th. Here are the fights Stell is looking to match for the event below.
All expenses will be paid for the fighter and trainer which include air flight, food and hotel room. To reach Mr. Stell, call (707) 372-0882 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, March 29th, 2006, AT 9:00 PM, PT
Clash in the Cage I
Grain Valley, Missouri, USA
By ISCF World Representative Chuck Wolfe: Clash in the Cage I is Huge Success in Grain Valley, Missouri. Phil Jones and the The True Fight Fan people put on a outstanding show in a small town east of Kansas City, Missouri. Almost 2000 people packed into Whiskey Tango's (a not so small country bar) with anticipation of a good show and they got one. Eleven bouts later you could not believe this was the first show for this promotional team. Results as follows:
Outstanding! That's my take on this one. I can hardly wait for the next one. For more info contact Mr. Phil Jones at (816) 651-5087 or email@example.com
FRIDAY, March 24th, 2006, AT 11:45 PM, PT
Ratner Leaving Nevada
Going To UFC
KEVIN IOLE -Las Vegas Review-Journal
Marc Ratner, (Right) the widely respected executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, resigned Thursday to accept a lucrative three-year contract from the Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Ratner, who has been with the commission since 1985 and was appointed full-time executive director in 1992, called the offer "an extraordinary opportunity for my family." His last day with the athletic commission will be May 13.
"I love the commission and I love working for the state, and so from that standpoint, this was a very difficult decision," said Ratner, who will be a vice president for the UFC. "The commission has been such a huge part of my life for so long. But I had to think of my family and this offer was amazing." UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta said Ratner, 61, will be involved in all aspects of the operation. He will concentrate on regulatory issues and dealing with state athletic commissions. The UFC recently was sanctioned in California, making it the 20th state where mixed martial arts fights are regulated.
Fertitta, who was a member of the athletic commission and developed a close bond with Ratner, said the hire is significant for his company. "Obviously, Marc's reputation is impeccable and his knowledge is first-rate, and people like that are the kinds of people we want working for us," Fertitta said. "He's very knowledge about mixed martial arts and he's one of the most knowledgeable guys anywhere about combat sports, and MMA is a combat sport. He adds a lot of value to our company. Our business is literally exploding and we've had to bring in a number of key senior-level executives to catch up with the demand the company is putting upon us."
Commission chairman Skip Avansino, who was a college classmate of Ratner's at UNR, said Ratner will be difficult to replace. Avansino praised Ratner for his dedication to the commission and to the sports he regulated. Avansino said few, if any, regulators are held in as high esteem as Ratner is. "There just aren't a lot of Marc Ratners walking around out there," Avansino said. "I wish there were, because then it wouldn't be such a big task to replace him. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement, but Marc has a wonderful opportunity with a very successful and growing company. He's been a marvelous leader for this commission as executive director and we'll miss him terribly. It's going to be a daunting task to replace him, but we're going to put a process into place to come as close as we can to getting someone of his caliber."
Ratner played a large role in writing the rules the commission adopted that allowed the UFC to promote in Nevada beginning in 2001. In its early days, the UFC was a "no holds barred" organization with virtually no rules. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called it barbaric and campaigned to have it outlawed. But Ratner worked with the Association of Boxing Commissions to develop a standard set of rules that helped create the modern UFC. "(The commission) never could have accepted it in the (no holds barred) days," Ratner said. "But once there were a defined set of rules and weight classes and such, then it became something that would work for the state. There's always fine-tuning and it's something I'll look at every day. How do we make this better and how do we make it safer?" Ratner's first day with the UFC will be May 15. There is an April 6 UFC card at the Hard Rock Hotel. Ratner said he would recuse himself from all duties involving that show.
MORE NEWS OF 3-24-06
Here We Go AGAIN!
A little over a month ago we presented to you a sad story about how the State of Illinois, Department of Regulations stepped in and threatened to shut down new IKF & ISCF Promoter,John Castillo's, IKF & ISCF Sanctioned Event in Moline, Illinois.(New Promoter John Castillo Decides To Cancel Show After Unethical Actions Of Others) Castillo was contacted by Rafeal Carro (Unsure of last name spelling) of the State of Illinois Boxing Commission, Department of Regulations on Thursday before his event. In the conversation, Carro informed Castillo he would need several items before he and the Illinois Boxing Commission would allow his event to take place.
Before we go on, let us remind everyone here that according to all the rules
and regulations we have reviewed from the Illinois Boxing Commission, they have
no Legal Jurisdiction over MMA or Kickboxing and certainly none over
AMATEUR Kickboxing or Mixed Martial Arts. Back to Castillo.
By Friday morning Castillo had all the necessary papers Carro had asked him for. That morning, both Castillo and the IKF/ISCF tried to reach Carro to find out where to fax the required paperwork to. Four calls by us here at the IKF/ISCF were made to Carro that Friday morning. NONE were returned.
Finally, the week after the fight on Tuesday morning, (February 14th) Carro called us back here at the IKF/ISCF office. However, as if to be assured he would not have to speak to anyone, but yet, show he made an effort to return our call, he returned the call to us here at 7 AM Pacific time and left a message that he called. The moment we arrived at the office which was about 8:45 AM, we returned his call. In fact, his call was returned to him THREE TIMES, and all we received was an answer machine for the State of Illinois Boxing Commission. The story about all this was then posted after 10PM that evening.
Well, here we are again...
As of today, another event in Illinois was shut down. We received a call from IKF/ISCF Promoter Brian Thompson at about noon our time. He had received a call from Rafeal Carro (Unsure of actual last name spelling) of the Illinois Boxing Commission - Department of Regulations at 2:00 PM Illinois time. Carro presented Thompson with what we now call "The List" of requirements that has been mysteriously created. The funny part about this is that Carro told Thompson he needed the requirements on his "List" within about 20 to 30 minutes of him calling. Of course, during the phone conversation, Corro threatened to shut down Thompson event saying he will have the local authorities at the venue to stop the show if he could not provide him with his "List" of requirements.
Once called by Corro, Thompson immediately called us. After hearing Corro's name again, ugly memories came into play from our last issue with him. We immediately called Corro's number he gave Thompson. We were greeted with his voicemail as we were the last time. We left a message, as we did last time, and then waited.... and like last time, the call was not returned. Another call was made to him, still no answer, and yet another. After three attempts, we wondered... "As with Castillo, IF Thompson had his list completed within the miracle time limit of 20 minutes, HOW would he get in touch with Corro to get him the required documents?"
Next we called another number for the Department of Regulations. This time we were greeted with a receptionist. We had him physically go to Corro's office to ask him to take our call. He came back and said, "OK, he will take your call now." He transferred us and again, we got an answering machine. This happened two more times. Finally, Corro actually called us back.
During the conversation we asked him repeatedly to direct us to the law, rule or regulation that said the State of Illinois Boxing Commission, Department of Regulations has ANY jurisdiction over Amateur Kickboxing or MMA. Finally he directed us to this page CLICK HERE.
On this page, he proceeded to direct us to several areas of their
regulation. First he drew our attention to this section:
(225 ILCS 105/6) (from Ch. 111, par. 5006)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2012)
Sec. 6. Prohibitions. All boxing matches, contests, or exhibits in which physical contact is made including, but not limited to, "ultimate fighting exhibitions", are prohibited in Illinois unless authorized by the Department.
However, he must have thought we would not read the last line of this which stated;
At this point, we think he thought we didn't read the next paragraph which read:
In the conversation, even he agreed that both the IKF and the ISCF met ALL of these requirements. Still looking for his answer, he next directed us to this section, and as you read it, note the true feelings of MMA as expressed in a legal document by the Illinois State Boxing Commission as they compare MMA to Professional boxing;
This part he of course stopped at and said "See, there it is." At this point, we reminded him of the discussion we had a few minutes before. We had asked him, "How are these other MMA Promoters allowed to do MMA events in the State of Illinois?" In which his exact, word for word answer was, "Because they all got their paperwork to us on time."
Of course, from this we brought his attention back to the line within the regulation, which read, "It is therefore an appropriate exercise of the police power of the State and necessary for the public safety and the common good to prohibit ultimate fighting exhibitions in this State." and of course, the final one which read "No person may hold, promote, or participate in any ultimate fighting exhibition in this State."
He didn't have a response for us. He quickly moved to, "Well, it's out of my hands now." In which we replied, "OK, so who do we need to be talking to then?" He said his boss Ron Pichello, but said he didn't think he was in. After a short discussion, he said Pichello was in and said he would go and have him call us to talk with us about it. Well, of course, we knew better than this so we offered to be put on hold... A total of "Thirty Seven" minutes later, we determined we had waited long enough. We hung up and called Carro's number back. Of course, we were greeted by his voicemail...Again. We called the other number and again were greeted by the receptionist. We again had him physically go to Carro's office and asked him to take our call. The receptionist came back and said, "OK, he said he will take your call now." So we were transferred, and guess what... We got Corro's voicemail... AGAIN!
This happened three more times and we think you get the picture. The State of Illinois will need to answer a lot of questions and they will probably be asked in a Federal Court. This is because Corro and his staff had given a directive to the Joliet Police department to "Shut Down" Thompson's event if it happened. However, Corro had already said the event "Would have been OK if Thompson got his paperwork in on time." However again, even when Thompson had gathered all the required paperwork Corro requested, none of us could find Corro to get him the documents he requested. The fact here is the state took themselves out of the game and neglected to serve their own public.
So the question came to, "WHO were they REALLY Serving?" Was there some kind of a "Good Ol Boy" works in the play here? Was Thompson being shut down because his show, like Castillo's, threatened another MMA show in Illinois? A lot of fingers have been pointing that way and a lot of people are talking... Except the Illinois Boxing Commission - Department of Regulations. They have went silent and avoided and ignored all our calls. Are they afraid to explain to us a law that is enforced on some but not enforced for others? This is pretty "Black and White" to us here. someone has crossed a line and the line is VERY Dirty. It's time the Federal Courts step in to see what is really going on in Illinois with Kickboxing and MMA.
We reviewed the case a bit more and even made calls to the Joliet Police department who by the way, were on our side. In the end, we came to the conclusions;
Well Mr. Corro, all you did is get your feet wet. The next plunge you take into that water will be very public so make sure you have your best bathing suit on because the State of Illinois Boxing Commission is about to be dunked for this one.
BELOW POSTED AT 8:50 AM/PT
ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND
True Fight Fan L.L.C Presents
"Clash In The Cage I"
Grain Valley, Missouri, USA
WEDNESDAY, March 22nd, 2006, AT 11:15 PM, PT
Pure Force II- March
Joliet, Illinois, USA
Get ready for an exciting evening of hard hitting action and premium entertainment this Saturday March 25th. Pure Force II "March Mayhem" comes to Joliet, Illinois with IKF sanctioned Muay Thai Kickboxing and ISCF Mixed Martial Arts.
Promoters Ron Hill, James Hill, and Brian Thompson have searched the Midwest for top notch fighters for this event. The Pure Force II card will feature the much anticipated Muay Thai Kickboxing match between Brian "Smashing Machine" Kovar of Team Toro and Justin Abate of Pekin Martial Arts. These fighters have been set to square off on two other occasions but were postponed due to injuries. Look for fireworks when these two hit the canvas.
Pure Force II is bigger and better; featuring 12 bouts and a Masters MMA Demonstration by HCX Mixed Martial Arts instructors Ron "Tashi" Hill and James Hill. The Main Event will be an MMA bout in the Welterweight class between Charles Wilson of Double Tap Fight Crew and Dan "Mighty" Masella of Dragonstyle Martial Fitness.
Charles Wilson has been on a role as he is undefeated in MMA competition. He will have to bring his top game against Masella who has made previous appearances in Standoff Kickboxing events. Masella was the 2005 NAGA Novice Division Champion. Order your tickets now as seats are going fast!!!!!!!!
View an updated seating chart at
IBEW 176 Banquet Hall
Athletes looking to compete in the 2006 IKF Muay Thai and International Rules Kickboxing North Central Regional Tournament should register by clicking www.standoffkickboxing.com or contact Brian A. Thompson at (815) 730-3800. Tickets are still available for this terrific evening of finals fights and MMA bouts. For ticket information and to view the seating chart visit www.standoffkickboxing.com or contact Brian A. Thompson (815) 730-3800.
TUESDAY, March 21st, 2006, AT 4:10 PM, PT
British Columbia, Canada
By Jim Tessman
The Elite Fighting Championship was a classy event held at the prestigious Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Every seat in the house had an excellent view of the ring albeit all from only one side. This ensured that the fighters could showcase to one side of the ring in order to electrify the entire audience.
The place was set up like a rock-star event. There were projection screens showing the live action, pre-fight interview videos and an old-style microphone that dropped from the ceiling whenever the MC entered the ring. The details were definitely looked after.
Unfortunately I was busy to take many notes, assuring all the
fighters were playing fair. I will make comments on the fights following the
The event wrapped up quickly following that bout, with interviews and photos being taken as the crowd filed out happy with an exciting evening of authentic fighting. For more info please contact promoter Mr. Mike Hammoud at (604) 318-1902 or (778) 885-7774 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.EliteFights.tv
MONDAY, March 20th, 2006, AT 7:40 PM, PT
RESULTS FROM CAGE OF HONOR'S
Union, Missouri, USA
Union, Misouri, USA
This past Saturday Night, March 18th, 2006, Promoter Bradon Schwin brought the Cage of Honor Gateway to East Central College in Union, Missouri, USA. There was a great crowd on hand to witness the first "CAGE" fights in Union, Misouri. Schwin and his staff put on a great night of fights. Results are as follows:
For more event info please contact Mr. Brandon Schwin at (417) 724-2747 or by e-mail at email@example.com or go to www.CageOfHonor.com
FRIDAY, March 17th, 2006, AT 4:20 PM, PT
THIS WEEKEND IN THE ISCF
British Columbia, Canada
MORE ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND
Union, Missouri, USA
WEDNESDAY, March 15th, 2006, AT 3:20 PM, PT
Midwest Fight Fest
March 10th, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
By Chuck Wolfe,
IKF & ISCF World
ISCF & IKF Promoters Jesse Finney of Shamrock Promotions (www.ShamrockPromotionsLLC.com) and Ben Nogueras of The Blue Corner (www.TheBlueCorner.com) treated a SOLD-OUT crowd to Amateur Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA at the Clarion Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. the Main Event featured the quest for the vacant ISCF amateur Light Heavyweight Central Regional Title.
The Title Bout would feature top ISCF Ranked Amateur MMA fighters, John Cornett and Robert Bishop. Once again, fans were not disappointed, as these Promoters continue to put on a Class-Act in the Fight World! Along with great musical entertainment the nights special guest was Mr. Matt Hughes, 8 time UFC Welterweight World Champion! Matt graciously visited with the fans while also signing autographs! Matt holds a 37-4 record and has fought in Japan, Kuwait and Great Britain, as well as throughout the US and his native Hawaii! Here are the nights results below.
For more info please contact Mr. Jesse Finney at (314) 608-3104 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Benjamin Nogueras Jr. at (913) 568-8009 or e-mail at email@example.com
MORE NEWS OF 3-14-06
FIGHT FEST '06" - Festival of Fisticuffs
March 11th, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
ISCF Promoter Craig Cummings and his Danger-Fire Promotions team held another successful event this past weekend. FIGHT FEST "06", Festival of Fisticuffs was held at the St. Joseph Civic Arena, in St. Joseph Missouri. All fighters came to bang - and bang they did! This afternoon card started with all Amateur MMA fights and later that night it featured Pro Boxing.
For more info please contact Mr. Craig Cummings at (816) 668-4752 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
ON A BAD NOTE...
It was a shame to realize that two of the nights bouts from Cummings event above brought some bad light to this great event. After the event it was discovered that Cummings never disclosed that two of the fighters on the event, fighting as Amateur MMA Fighters were in fact, Professional Boxers. This of course is a major violation of the new ISCF Rules and Regulations for Amateur MMA Matchmaking.
In an Amateur welterweight match-up, Robert Smallwood of St. Joseph, Missouri was matched up against Nathon Winters of Kansas City, Kansas who was making his amateur fighting debut. At the event, Smallwood was declared the winner by tapout at :28 of the first round. However the bout decision was later changed to a "No Contest" ruling when the ISCF discovered that the Promoter never disclosed that Smallwood was a Professional boxer with SEVEN Professional Boxing matches. Because of this, Smallwood faces a suspension and fine from the ISCF for fighting as an Amateur fighter as does Cummings.
However, this gets worse. Smallwood had a Pro Boxing bout on February 1st, 2006 at the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, Missouri. In the bout, he lost by KO which places him under a "45" day STATE MANDATED suspension. His 45 day suspension ends on March 19th. Doing the math here it is clear to see that he fought on this March 11th event, well inside his 45 day suspension. Additional fines may be added by the ISCF for him fighting while under a "State Mandated" suspension. However worse for both him and Cummings is that the State of Missouri may also tack on some fines and suspensions too. Cummings is also a Pro Boxing Promoter in Missouri and as bad luck would have it, Cummings was the promoter for the February 1st event Smallwood was KO'ed on.
Smallwood will be placed into the ISCF PRO MMA Rankings with a record of *0-0, (1 no contest) to assure he will not fight on future "Amateur" fight cards.
As if one wasn't enough, in another Amateur MMA bout, in the Middleweight division Nate Ziekle of Cameron, Missouri faced Eliah Whitmore of St. Joseph, Missouri. in their bout, Ziekle knocked Whitmore out in only 12 seconds of the first round. This bout too was later changed to a "No Contest" ruling as it was later discovered that Ziekle is a Professional boxer with "19" Professional Boxing matches. Again, because of this, Ziekle like Smallwood faces a suspension and fine from the ISCF for fighting as an Amateur fighter as does again Cummings.
As for Cummings defense, "I must apologize and plead ignorance to the fact that pro boxers can not switch over to amateur MMA." said Cummings. "This is a bad situation, as many of the MMA fighters in this area have had at least 1 or 2 pro boxing matches. I viewed it as 2 completely separate sports where amateur or professional status on one would not effect the other. I know that I for one had 59 pro boxing matches, but would be a complete amateur at MMA."
To make something very clear here, Promoter Craig Cummings is a Very Good fight promoter and a guy who has Passion for the fight business. However, he made a mistake. A mistake he admits to and will end up paying for. But this will just be a bump in his successful journey as one of the best fight promoters in the game. The lesson will be learned and everyone will continue to move forward. He knows the fight game better than many having been a very Successful Professional Boxer himself with a Pro record of 52-6-1 with 42 wins by KO having fought in Germany, Denmark, Scotland and of course around the USA.
In his response, he does make a fairly good point, as for a defense. However, the rule was already in place and was a rule he too was informed about prior to his event. Still, maybe this is something that needs to be reviewed again... Or does it? It's true that "Some" Professional boxers would get "Spanked" in an MMA fight. However, in the case of Ziekle above, he was the one doing the "Spanking" in only 12 seconds. So how would you feel if you were Eliah Whitmore? Or what about Nathon Winters who was able to last twice as long, which is nothing to be excited about since it was only 28 seconds.
It was previously discussed to review such status on a "Case by Case" basis. But truly now... WHO would judge what Professional fighters could fight as amateurs? In the end, there was no way to do so. So, we here at the ISCF ruled as other State Commissions have. "If you have fought as a Professional in ANY fight Sport, you are now a Professional in ALL Fight sports."
As for how ISCF has tried to avoid situations like the one above, we sent out via e-mail new ISCF Rules and Regulations for Amateur MMA Matchmaking to all our Promoters. We also posted the first draft on the news page in January. The final version of these rules can be found by clicking HERE.
So WHAT makes a Professional fighter? Here are two very good explanations to
'AMATEUR' IN MARTIAL RING SPORTS
Know the Difference Between Amateurs And Pros!
MONDAY, March 13th, 2006, AT 1:20 PM, PT
Landor Leads The ISCF
Charge Into Louisiana With
Rampage In The Cage
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Representative James Corbett:
Andres is an experienced boxing promoter and parlayed these skills into a successful promotion. The elements that Andres and his team accessed were a great venue, excellent marketing, support of the State of Louisiana, hard working staff, skilled fighters, and fans!
Make no mistake, the fans in Louisiana love to support a fight event. They turned out about 5,000 strong for this first ISCF MMA event! They know how to enjoy a fight event. Just the mention of the Super Heavyweights, prior to that fight, brought the crowd to their feet with cacophony of celebration.
Andres promoted a very professional event. Some of the fighters commented they would gladly make the 10 hour drive again to fight for Left Hook Promotions.
A new 20' cage was used, as well as professional lighting to highlight the matches. All of the fighters had dramatic entrances to the excitement of the fans. Professional announcer T.D. Smith helped add the excitement and atmosphere greatly, also.
Russell Naquin, (Right) who is the "Event Coordinator" for the Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission (LBWC) was on hand to assist with the event. Naquin is the consummate professional and a real pleasure to work with. While he worked cageside, other members of the LBWC were also cageside to enjoy the event.
Dr. Thomas Cockerham was the chief medical official. An experienced fight physician, he breezed the fighters through the physicals and was even happy to help with the gate and taping gloves if needed.
Referee Gabe Barahona instructed fighters at the rules meeting and brought his experience of over 300 bouts to the event. The fighters did not allow the judges a chance to demonstrate their powers of evaluation (more about that later). Still, the three judges included another Louisiana MMA promoter, Steve Miller, and other qualified individuals. Tracy Corbett and Brenda Waller worked to help organize ISCF paperwork and judges scorecards at cageside.
The stars came out for the event as well. Among them included TUF Season 2 competitor, Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard who was present. Kasha Chamblin, number three ranked in the world boxer, was cageside. A number of boxing greats were present, also.
Did I mention the fans? They really appreciate the efforts of the fighters and the great show that Landor promoted. While several of the fighters were novices, all of the 28 fighters went in the cage and put it on the line. Here are the results of the show the fans enjoyed:
The fighters are to be commended for the professionalism they displayed at the event. Several of the fighters who were not fortunate to win were seen backstage and in the crowd, happy with what skills they were able to display for the fans. The ISCF congratulates Andres Landor and Left Hook Promotions on a great show with "Rampage in the Cage."
For more info please contact Mr. Andres' Landor at (337) 298-7693 or by e-mail at email@example.com or go to his website at www.LeftHookPromotions.com
ISCF Event Representative
reporting, James Corbett (Right).
Thanks to Tracy Corbett for taking notes for this article.
FRIDAY, March 10th, 2006, AT 11:30 PM, PT
IKF Champ Cung Le Wins By KO!
Results From Sherdog.com
In the FIRST EVER Legal MMA bout in California, Frank Shamrock needed only 21 seconds to dispatch of Cesar Gracie, landing a kick-punch combination that sent the popular trainer to the mat and out in Strike Force's main event Friday night in San Jose, California.
IKF Pro San Shou World
Champion Cung Le KO'S Altman!
Here are all the nights results.
TUESDAY, March 7th, 2006, AT 10:30 PM, PT
THIS WEEKENDS ISCF ACTION!
Midwest Fight Fest
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Rampage In The Cage
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
FIGHT FEST '06"
Festival of Fisticuffs
St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
MORE ISCF NEWS FOR 3-7-06
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, February 24th, 2006
Stories & Photos By www.groundnpound.org
This event has been a long time coming for many GNP (Ground N Pound) members and fans. We have been talking about it for months and were very excited to see a few of the members on the card, we were not disappointed... Tony Metcalfe & Knuckle Up Productions put on a highly impressive event, the fighters on the card came to bang and both Cowboys & Mav TV helped to make the show a huge success. I wont drag it out but have to thank all the fighters, you put on an awesome show, the entire Knuckle Up crew for executing a flawless event and making us feel welcome and at home, and to everyone else involved in putting the show together and pulling it off. Records show there was close to 4,000 in attendance and there was not a bad seat in the house. GNP was proud to be a part in helping to get the word out to the fans and we look forward to their next event, if you missed this one you will want to be sure to make the next. Lets do this!!!!!
Brenden Bohannon VS
James Foster (Grappling Match 5 Mins)
Due to improper rankings by FC Fighter listing James Foster as a pro, the ISCF could not allow these guys to fight a striking MMA match. After the event, Fc Fighter corrected Foster's status as seen HERE. As for on this night though, both men are true warriors and since they were there decided to entertain the fans and kick off the nights action with a 5 minute grappling match.
Both fighters gave it their all in a great display of ground
skills as they went after each other non-stop for the entire 5 minutes. There
were several takedowns, some very slick reversals and a total of 10 expertly
executed submissions ending with a score of 8 - 2 in favor of Brenden
Bohannon I tip my hat to both of the fighters who came to throw down MMA
style but regardless of the wrench thrown into the mix not allowing them to
strap on the gloves and compete they were both anxious and dedicated enough to
the sport and the fans to still get in the cage and compete in what turned out
to be a great show of their skills.
Brenden Bohannon defeated James Foster 8 - 2 Submission Grappling.
Yan Giserman VS
ROUND 1: Sky throws a front kick to start things off but Yan grabs it shooting in and dumping Sky to the ground. Yan works Sky against the cage, Sky tries to roll out but gets caught in a guillotine choke. Yan has Sky against the cage as he sinks the choke and just rolls to his back trapping Sky between himself in the cage and in seconds Sky taps giving the submission victory to Yan.
Yan Giserman defeated Sky Boyce :32 Round 1 by submission via Guillotine.
Clay Harvison VS
ROUND 1: The fighters touch gloves and Michael comes in kicking with two roundhouse kicks to the body that miss. The fighters circle and Clay comes in, fakes a kick and lands a straight shot to the head. Clay then lands a solid leg kick just before Michael rushes in swinging, lands a couple shots to the head and the fighters clinch, Clay then lets loose with several knees inside the clinch landing to both the head and body. Michael tries to get free but Clay is pouring it on, Clay lands a few more knees as the fighters spin center ring, Clay puts Michael back on the fence lands another big knee and then a couple straight shots to the head before clinching back up and continuing with the knees. Clay then pushes off out of the clinch as the crowd begins to chant his name, the fighters circle and Michael lands a solid kick to the body, throws another grazing kick to the body and then Clay moves back in with a kick of his own backing Michael against the cage with a second kick Clay lands a solid shot to the face that drops Michael , Clay lands a second before Michael can hit the mat and the ref stops the fight giving Clay the TKO victory.
Clay Harvison defeated Michael Berryhill at 1:32 of round 1 by TKO Stoppage.
Matt Ruskins VS
ROUND 1: The bell rings and both fighters rush center ring, Matt lands first with a leg kick and the fighters clinch up center ring. Matt attempts to pick up and slam Vern to the mat but its Vern landing on top as the fighters go to the ground, Matt starts to put Vern in his guard but Vern stands just as Matt pushes him away with his foot, Matt then stands back up also the the action continues in a very fast paced match. Matt comes rushing in lands a solid knee to the face that drops Vern, Matt lands another as Vern is going down against the cage and then side mount and begins the GROUNDNPOUND as the ref notices Vern is out cold due to the knees and rushes in to stop the fight giving Matt the KO victory in just 13 seconds.
Matt Ruskins defeated Vern Ruffner at :13 of round 1 by KO.
Ben Pierce VS
ROUND 1: The fighters touch gloves and begin to circle, both fighters throw out a few loose jabs, Ben lands a leg kick and then Sean rushes in swinging backing Ben up against the cage. Ben then scores a double leg take down putting Sean on his back and landing in side mount, Sean catches him in a guillotine choke on the way down and Ben starts in with several knees to the body while trying to free his head from the choke. Ben is able to get free of the choke and starts working for total control on the ground to unleash strikes but Sean is holding him in close, Ben pulls free stands over Sean and pounds in a solid shot to the head and then backs away letting Sean back to his feet. Sean comes back in swinging landing a couple shots to the head and the fighters clinch up, Ben lands a couple knees to the body and one to the head before scoring a heel trip taking Sean back to the ground. Sean is able to reverse control rolling Ben to his back and into his guard. Sean lands several shots to the body and a few to the head but Ben has him in a tight guard and holding him in close to prevent the damage, Sean turns him away from the cage and throws a few knees to the body as Ben drives in some heel shots to the kidney and ribs from below. Sean lands a few more body shots from above and then Ben sinks in a triangle choke locking it in deep. Sean stands, picks Ben up while still trapped in the choke and slams him to the ground in an attempt to break free but Ben holds tight, Sean then tries a few over the top shots to the face to get free but Ben holds tight on the choke just as the bell sounds ending round 1.
ROUND 2: Sean connects first with a front kick followed by several looping shots to the head that are ducked or blocked as the fighters clinch up against the cage, Ben throws a few knees to the head and body, Sean answers back with a knee to the body as Ben starts driving for a take down and gets it putting Sean on his back. Sean throws a few shots from the bottom as Ben works to free his arm and unload a few shots of his own, after freeing his arm Ben lands a solid head shot and then stands dropping down a couple more shots as he jumps to side control. Ben drops a few hammer fists while working for total control on the ground and then steps over to full mount, postures up and starts in with some heavy bombs to the face. Sean works to get free but ends up giving up his back, Ben sinks his legs in and hammers a couple shots to the head before attempting to sink in the rear naked choke, Ben covers up and tucks his chin to prevent the choke and after a few more shots dropped by Ben Sean pulls off a great reversal putting Ben's back on the canvas and ending up in his guard. Sean is hammering in shots to the body as Ben answers a few loose shots to the head from the bottom and is trying to control Sean's arms, Ben locks in another triangle choke and Sean starts trying to punch his way free just as the bell sounds again in a deja vu set up saving Sean from the choke twice in one fight and ending round 2.
ROUND 3: The fighters touch gloves, Sean lands a front kick to the chest and Ben shoots scoring a double leg take down. Ben starts in with shots to the body and a couple to the head as he works to pass the guard, Ben soon gains full mount but Sean reverses it quickly putting Ben on his back. Sean lands a few body punches from the full guard and then stands, still in the guard and rains down a few shots to the head. Sean then drops back to the ground and works a few more body shots, Ben lands a few heel strikes to the kidney and rib area before attempting to sink in another triangle. Sean stands to stop the choke attempt and drops a several of shots from above as Ben starts to work on a leg lock, Sean spins and drops back down to the ground to avoid the leg lock and the action continues. Ben pulls Sean back into his guard as Sean throws a few shots to the body and head, Ben starts looking to reverse the control on the ground and after a few attempts does so putting Sean on his back and gaining full mount. Ben begins to hammer in shots to the head, Sean blocks a few but most are getting through, Sean attempts to roll and reverse the mount but Ben stays in control hammering in shots to the head as the bell sounds ending round 3 and sending the fight to the judges.
Ben Pierce defeated Sean Lane by Unanimous Decision.
Robi Ramey VS
Robi comes to the ring in the most electrifying entrances with his "Rick James Biatch" attitude and style. The entire set of seats behind me is there in support of Robi and goes wild as he makes his way to the cage.
ROUND 1: The fighters touch gloves and Robi shots in scoring a double leg pick up & slam putting Danny on the mat and against the cage. Robi immediately starts hammering in knees to the body from side control, Robi postures up and drops a couple solid shots to the head and then sinks a guillotine from his knees pressing Danny's back against the cage and cranking away. Danny throws a couple shots to the body and is able to work free of the choke, get to his feet and scramble into side control putting Robi on his back. Danny then steps over to full mount but Robi has him in a tight grip so he is unable to throw any strikes, Robi then begins to roll for a reversal and after a couple seconds gets it putting Danny on his back once more. Danny throws a couple shots to the body before Robi goes to his knees and sinks another guillotine and again presses Danny's back into the cage and begins to crank away on the choke. The ref attempts to get a response from Danny but doesnt seem to get one and stops the fight giving Robi the victory via submission.
Robi Ramey defeated Danny Kiser at 2:27 of round 1 by submission via Guillotine
Nick Vogas VS
ROUND 1: Nick throws first with a high roundhouse kick that just misses followed by a kick to the body, Jason swings and Nick ducks under and goes for a take down driving Jason onto the cage and then to the mat. Nick works from the guard landing a couple light shots but Jason has control of his hands limiting the striking, after a few seconds Jason is able to sweep and roll into the top position reversing control, Nick holds him in close to prevent the striking and as Jason tries to push free Nick is able to back out and get to his knees putting Jason against the cage. Jason attempts a guillotine choke putting Nick into his half guard but after a few seconds Nick works free and lands a knee. Nick then stands and Jason starts to drive for a take down from his knees but Nick scrambles and takes back control and starts working a rear naked choke and dropping a couple shots to the head to loosen him up. Jason rolls out and back to his back where Nick lands in side control and starts hammering in shots to the head. Jason tries to get free but Nick keeps pounding away dropping some heavy shots until the ref steps in to stop the fight giving Nick the win via TKO.
Nick Vogas defeats Jason Hudson at 3:04 of round 1 by TKO Stoppage.
Sean Jollicover VS
ROUND 1: Jay lands a leg kick, Sean swings and misses, Sean throws another grazing shot to the head and Jay lands another leg kick. Sean then shoots in driving Jay back onto the fence and then picks him up slamming him to the mat. Sean works for control landing a few shots to the head before stepping over to full mount and begins the GROUNDNPOUND. Jay tries to defend but ends up giving up his back, Sean immediately sinks in a rear naked choke and starts to crank away on it, Sean rolls to his back locking in his legs and in seconds Jay taps giving Sean the submission victory via rear naked choke.
Sean Jollicover defeats Jay Mckay at 1:08 of round 1 by submission via rear naked choke.
CJ Haggerty VS
ROUND 1: CJ comes in connects with a shot to the head and backs out then comes back in with a kick to the body, shot to the head and the fighters clinch, CJ then goes for a take down and ends up slinging Chad to the mat and landing in full mount. CJ lands a couple shots to the head before Chad is able to pull him in close and prevent the striking, CJ lands a couple shots to the body as he works to get free. Once CJ is free of Chad's grip he hammers down a couple more blows before Chad scrambles up and the fighters end up in a north south position on their knees. As both fighters stand, CJ throws a knee to the head on their way up and the separate and restart the action standing. The fighters circle and both throw a high kick that misses, CJ rushes in landing a few shots to the head back steps and then lands a front kick to the body. CJ comes back in with a jumping overhand shot to the face and is meet with a knee to the body that causes him to loose his footing on the way down and falls to the mat, Chad jumps on him taking side control but CJ pulls him in tight to prevent any striking and then rolls him reversing position and ending in full mount, CJ lands a few shots to the body as Chad tries to buck free of the mount, Chad ends up turning giving up his back where CJ attempts a rear naked choke but gives it up and hammers in a few shots to the side of the head still on Chad's back who is flat on the mat belly down. Chad tries to roll free but CJ stays in control on his back, after a few more shots dropped by CJ, Chad rolls into and reverses control putting CJ on his back, CJ traps Chad in his guard but Chad is landing several shots to the head, CJ tries to scramble free but Chad rides it out continuing to drop shots to the head. CJ is finally able to back out and attempt an arm bar that causes Chad to stand, CJ stands and is meet with a solid side kick to the body, CJ throws a leg kick followed by a front kick to the body and a shot to the head,, the fighters circle and CJ throws another leg kick/head shot combo just as the bell sounds ending round 1.
ROUND 2: The fighters circle, CJ comes in and the fighters exchange blows with Chad landing 2 solid shots to the face. They circle a bit more and CJ comes in with two front kicks followed up with a solid shot to the face. CJ throws a high roundhouse kick that misses and Chad comes back with a shot to the head that connects, the fighters circle for a bit with both throwing grazing shots but neither connecting with any heavy shots with Chad pushing the fight and CJ backing up just staying out of reach. After several seconds CJ comes back in with a high kick that connects to the head follows it up with a front kick to the body and a shot to the head, CJ comes back in with a second front kick and is meet with a straight right to the face and the fighters circle a bit more before CJ comes back in with a front kick/head shot combo, the fighters clinch and CJ lands a knee before pushing off out of the clinch. CJ throws a back kick followed by a shot to the head, Chad answers back with the same and the fighters exchange a few shots to the head before they clinch up and CJ takes Chad to the mat. From side mount CJ throws a couple knees to the body before stepping over to full mount where he lands a few shots to the head before crossing over and attempting an arm bar, Chad turns into it, CJ throws a couple more shots to the head and Chad scrambles free putting CJ on his back but not for long, CJ reverses and drives Chad back to the ground, Chad begins to scramble and gets free rolling out and back to his feet. Both fighters are looking tired as CJ has his hands on his knees, CJ comes back in landing a shot to the head, Chad returns and the fighters exchange a few standing toe to toe, CJ backs out and again stands for a second with his hands on his knees, Chad starts coming in looking as tired with his hands down just as the bell sounds ending round 2.
ROUND 3: The fighters touch gloves, CJ comes in swinging and connects with one to the head. CJ then lands a solid kick to the body followed by a high kick to the head that rocks Chad, CJ comes in and swings but Chad ducks under and clinches, CJ lands a knee in the clinch and Chad pushes off. CJ comes back in with a jumping straight shot to the head that rocks Chad hard, CJ then lands a knee to the face that drops Chad to the mat causing the ref to stop the fight giving CJ the victory via KO.
CJ Haggerty defdeats Chad Mitten at :22 of round 3 by KO.
Bryan Hearin VS
ROUND 1: Bryan connects first with a 1-2 combo and backs out, Steven comes in to swing and eats a shot right to the face then starts to clinch, Bryan traps him in a guillotine and falls back to the ground pulling guard, Steven fights to get free for a few seconds but then stops moving, the ref comes in to check it out and finds out Steven has been put to sleep and stops the fight giving Bryan the TKO victory. (Steven came to in a few seconds and was fine)
Bryan Hearin defeated Steven McDonald at :33 of round 1 by TKO (put him to sleep via RNC)
Carlton Spalding VS Donnie Blue
ROUND 1: The fighters touch gloves, Donnie throws first landing a grazing high kick to the head, they circle and Donnie comes back in with a few more kicks that miss. Carlton comes in with a leg kick and Donnie answers back with a front kick to the body and then the fighters clinch up and begin to work for control on their feet with Donnie getting a heel trip and putting Carlton on his back. Carlton lands a few shots to the side of the head from the bottom and has Donnie's arms trapped to prevent him from striking from above, Donnie works to gain control and free his arms but it allows Carlton to get to his feet and the fighters continue to work from in the clinch. Donnie presses Carlton against the cage throwing a few knees to the body along the way, Carlton lands a knee of his own but that gives Donnie the chance to grab a leg and drive him back to the ground again. From the guard, Donnie lands several shots to the body and a few to the head, Carlton answers back with a few shots to the head from below as both fighters work to control the fight on the ground. Donnie stands to break the guard and jumps over to side mount but Carlton is able to turn and work to his knees putting the fighters into a north south position. Donnie muscles him back around driving him back to the ground and continues to work to gain total control from above. Donnie lands a few more shots to the head but Carlton pulls him in preventing the striking and working to gain some control from below while he lands a few shots to the side of the head when the bell sounds and they end round 1.
ROUND 2: Carlton lands first coming in and connecting with three shots to the head, the fighters clinch up and Carlton lands several knees to the body followed by another clean shot to the head, Donnie turns him and presses him into the cage but Carlton continues with the knees then pushes off and throws several shots to the head causing Donnie to shoot in for a take down, sprawls out as the fighters go to their knees and then hammers in a few more shots to the head as the fighters work their way to their feet. Donnie starts driving for another take down as he pushes Carlton into the fence and eventually scores it putting Carlton on the ground. Donnie works from within the guard but Carlton has control of his arms preventing the strikes while he lands a few shots to the side of the head from below. Donnie works free of the guard and into side control but that allows Carlton to work to his knees and drive Donnie back against the cage, Carlton lands a knee to the body while he is standing and Donnie is sitting with his back to the cage, Donnie has a grip on Carlton but Carlton works free hammering in a shot to the head and maintains the same position. Carlton pushes away from Donnie's grip and begins to hammer in solid shots to the head and continues to do so until the ref stops the fight giving Carlton the TKO victory.
Carlton Spalding defeats Donnie Blue in round 2 by TKO Stoppage.
Kevin Brooks VS
ROUND 1: The fighters circle, after a few seconds the exchange a leg kick with Kevin landing first. Its clear these fighters respect each others skills as they circle for several more seconds looking for their chance to move in and impose their game plan, Fabio connects with a solid leg kick and attempts to shoot in but its blocked by Kevin and the fighters continue to circle. Fabio shoots in again but Kevin defends, landing a couple grazing shots to the head before Fabio pulls back away, Kevin comes back with a knee to the head as Fabio tries for the take down again. The fighters clinch up and Fabio lands an uppercut as he works to gain control in the clinch and get Kevin to the ground. Fabio lands a couple more uppercuts and Kevin gives them back before pushing out of the clinch and the begin to circle once more. Kevin comes in and swings, Fabio ducks under and goes for a take down but Kevin pushes off and both fighters remain standing. As they circle a bit more it is becoming clear that Kevin does not want any of the ground game and Fabio doesnt want to trade shots with Kevin as each fighter continues to push the fight in their direction. Kevin lands a couple leg kicks and as he comes in with a front kick Fabio swings connecting with a forearm to the side of the head that is blocked but still knocks Kevin off balance a bit, he backs up and they continue to circle. As they circle Kevin throws another leg kick and Fabio answers back, they exchange a couple more leg kicks and then Kevin rushes in swinging, connects a couple shots to the head and the fighters clinch up where Kevin lands a solid knee to the head that causes Fabio to stumble and then rolls to the ground to avoid Kevin coming in for the kill. With Fabio on his back Kevin attempts a jumps into the air landing on Fabio and dropping a shot to the head on his way down, then backs up and throws a couple leg kicks to Fabio who is still on his back, Kevin backs away allowing Fabio to stand just as the bell sounds ending round 1.
ROUND 2: They start out circling again looking for a chance to impose their will, Fabio lands a leg kick as the crowd starts to chant his name. Fabio lands a couple more leg kicks but the action has slowed down as the fighters continue to circle and look for a chance to counter one another, Kevin rushes in and lands a solid shot to the head but Fabio circles off the cage and they continue waiting to close in and for the other fighter to make a mistake., They both throw a few jabs that fall short then out of nowhere Kevin rushes in with a barrage of punches to the face that drive Fabio against the cage and rock him, Fabio turns away and tries to circle off the cage but Kevin smells blood and closes in for the kill, lands another shot that sends Fabio to the ground and then continues to hammer in shots to the head until the ref steps in to stop the fight giving Kevin the TKO victory near the end of round two.
Kevin Brooks defeats Fabio Costa at 2:57 of round 2 by TKO Stoppage.
Tim Stout VS
Many of the fans from GNP came to see this fight and as it drew near it was looking as Tim would not be able to fight as two opponents pulled out. Chancellor stepped up with only days to go and also turned pro for this fight proving himself a true MMA warrior.
ROUND 1: The fighters touched gloves and began to circle as Chancellor rushed in shooting for a take down and scored it putting Tim on his back. Chancellor lands a couple shots to the head and Tim answers back with a few to the body while keeping Chancellor in a full guard. Tim attempted to work a triangle but Chancellor rolled free as the fighters roll into the cage and to their knees, the fighters get to their feet still in a clinch and Tim lands a knee to the head as Chancellor drives in for another take down. Tim sprawls out and from a side/back control sinks his hooks in and rolls Chancellor over taking him to the ground where Tim starts to work for a rear naked choke, Tim hammers in a few shots to the head from behind Chancellor to loosen him up for the choke and then sinks it in cranking away causing Chancellor to tap giving Tim the submission victory.
Tim Stout defeats Chancellor Edmonson at 1:04 of round 1 by submission via Rear Naked Choke.
George Lockhart VS
ROUND 1: The fighters touch gloves and George shoots in scoring a take down, Scott reverses it putting George on his back against the cage and begins to work for control, Scott steps over to full mount but before he can do any work George backs out and reverses control putting Scott on his back once more but Scott attempts to lock in an arm bar so George stands, picks him up and slams him back to the mat. Scott moves from the arm bar to a triangle during the slam and begins to sink it in deep, George stands and slams him once more trying to escape the triangle but Scott keeps trying to work the choke. George continues to work on escaping the choke and eventually gets free ending in side control, Scott holds him in close to prevent striking and then backs out reversing position and putting George on his back. Scott works through the guard and steps over to full mount where he rains down a few shots to the head but George is holding him in close and trying to control his arms and prevent the striking. Scott lands a few more shots to the head before George sweeps and reverses position ending up on top in a great exhibition of ground work from both fighters. George lands several body, body, head combos from in the full guard as he works to soften up Scott, Scott works on controlling George's arms to prevent the striking but George still manages to land several to the head and body where they finish up round 1.
ROUND 2: The fighters circle a bit before they clinch up and Scott scores the take down landing in side control, Scott hammers in a few shots to the head along with a couple elbows to the face. Scott steps over to full mount and George holds him in close to prevent the striking, Scott is able to land a few shots to the side of the head before George reverses position putting Scott on the bottom and ending in his guard. George lands several body shots and a few to the head but Scott is holding him in close to prevent any real damage, after a few seconds and the action slowing down a bit the ref decided to stand the fighters and restart the action. George shoots in but Scott sprawls out and turns George onto his back and ends up in full guard, as Scott attempts to step over to full mount George reverses putting Scott on his back once more and ends up in full mount. Immediately Scott reverses again putting George on his back and ending in full mount, George has a tight grip holding Scott in and no striking is taking place, George attempts to reverse again and that gives Scott a chance to posture up and rain down some blows to the head, George latches on pulling him back in to stop the striking and after a few seconds the ref decides to stand the fighters to restart the action. Scott fakes a leg kick and steps back, George slowly closes in and just as he throws a shot to the head the bell sounds ending round 2.
ROUND 3: George lands first with a shot to the head, Scott comes back in to return it and George ducks under, clinches and throws a knee to the head and follows up with a barrage of punches to the head, Scott answers back with a couple shots but George unleashes several more before they clinch up and George drives Scott to the ground landing in side mount. George throws a couple knees to the body and then starts in with several shots to the head until Scott taps to the strikes giving George the victory via TKO.
George Lockhart defeats Scott Harper in round 3 by TKO.
Steve Headden VS
ROUND 1: The fighters touch gloves and Steve rushes in taking Butch down to the mat against the cage and begins hammering in shots to the head. Butch attempts to control the arms but Steve keeps getting his arms free and drops shots to the head and body. Steve keeps Butch pushed against the cage and hammers in a few shots to the head, Butch tries to move to the side but Steve turns him exposing his back and jumps on latching in a rear naked choke. Butch defends so Steve drops a few shots to the head from behind to loosen him up, Steve attempts the choke once more rolling onto his back to straighten Butch out and locks in the choke deep. Butch tries to control an arm to stop the choke but Steve has it in strong and a few seconds later Butch is forced to tap giving Steve the final victory of the night via rear naked choke and ending a great night of fights.
Steve Headden Ddefeats Butch Hajicek at 3:03 of round 1 by Submission via Rear Naked Choke.
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MORE NEWS OF 3-7-06
Portions Of This Story Are From the Mercury News & The Shamrock-Gracie Website
This Friday night at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, Fight Promoter Scott Coker (Right, Best known for promoting Strikeforce shows and K-1 USA) will host California's first officially sanctioned MMA event. The state legalized the sport in December but Coker and others have had to wait until March for the State to be prepared to cover the event with qualified officials.
"The public response has been overwhelming. We are past the 12,500 mark in tickets sales right now,'" Coker said, "and we're expecting maybe 15,000. If we do that, we will break the American record for paid attendance at a Mixed Martial Arts event, which was 14,200 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas a couple of years ago."
So what is all the hype about? MMA Veteran (Frank Shamrock(17-7-2) can tell you. He might be San Jose's least-known world-famous guy but is very well known in the sport of MMA. Shamrock won MMA titles around the planet in the 1990s, becoming an icon in Japan and Brazil, among other places. Then he retired here in 2003 to raise a family and run his own martial-arts business, which includes consulting with many law-enforcement entities.
At age 33, he's coming out of retirement for this show's main event. He sees the future. "Friday is the beginning, the celebration, the grand opening," Shamrock said. "It's going to open everybody's eyes to what I call the truth -- the art of fighting. It doesn't have to be dirty. It doesn't have to be bloody. It's just got to be entertaining and a great time and a good story."
Within minutes of meeting him, you can tell that Shamrock is a smart man. He just opened his 4,300-square-foot Shamrock Martial Arts Academy in South San Jose. He basically cut his own deal for Friday's event, which will pay him $100,000.00 and he is ready to debate the ethics and merits of MMA with anyone. He says the sport's appeal is that in every match, there is a definite winner. There are no controversial decisions, as in boxing.
And as for all of that kicking and punching? "The perception of violence in our society has gone way down or way up, depending on what side you're looking at," Shamrock said. "Ten years ago, fighting in a cage was one of the most extreme things you would look at. Now, fighting in a cage, honestly, it's not that big of a deal.
Coker is required to follow Pro Promoter rules and regulations as a Pro Boxing promoter. He is required to provide fighter medical insurance, medical personnel (MD) and California State Licensed referees. All of this is excellent, Shamrock notes. "I'm a martial artist," he said. "So to me, it's an art form. It's the art of fighting. And I'm not going out there to hurt anybody. I'm there to win as quickly and efficiently as possible, without getting hurt. . . . But in MMA, anything can happen. A kick, punch, elbow, a choke, a throw, a hold. Anything can happen. And there's a story. Two guys have a conflict, they're fighting, and there's almost always an end to that story."
The story Friday is a classic one. Shamrock's last MMA fight was in 2003 when he defeated Bryan Pardoe by Submission (Arm Bar) at the World Extreme Cagefighting 6: Return of a Legend at The Palace Indian Gaming Center in Lemoore, California. He had won five world championships during his career and he is coming back to accept a challenge from Cesar Gracie, another former champion.
The match is being promoted as the revival of cage fighting's "Oldest family rivalry," because the Shamrock and Gracie clans have a history. on November 12th, 1993, Gracie's cousin (Royce Gracie beat Shamrock's brother (Ken) in a heated match. He beat him in only :57 seconds of the first round by a Rear Naked Choke Submission at the Ultimate Fighting Championship 1: The Beginning at the McNichols Arena in Denver, Colorado, USA.
On April 4th, 1995 the two met again at the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina in UFC 5, Return of the Beast. In this bout the two fought for 36 minutes and the bout ended in a draw in the UFC's first ever "Super Fight".
The two families have feuded ever since. Think Ali-Frazier, or Hearns-Leonard were classic battles? Well, that's what will happen Friday. "There are people coming in from all over the world for this," Coker said. "I'm getting calls from Australia, Japan and Canada. We're going to fill up a lot of hotel rooms. I'm a little surprised. I thought we would get to 10,000. But to already be at 12,000 this early in the game . . . it's a little overwhelming." And it could be just the kick start California MMA needs!
However, a bout that probably has even more fan appeal than the Shamrock Vs Gracie bout is the MMA Debut of IKF (International Kickboxing Federation) Pro San Shou World Champion Cung Le (Left). Following a sensational run through San Shou kickboxing's 185 pound division, the undefeated world champion, Cung Le (16-0 in San Shou), will answer the demands of fight aficionados when he makes his mixed martial arts debut against a former opponent, hard-nosed veteran, Mike Altman (19-8). Le won his IKF World Title when he defeated Shoni Carter of Chicago, Illinois, USA by unanimous decision in San Jose, CA, USA on December 15th, 2001.
"I'm not going in there thinking that I'm invincible because I'm the best in San Shou." Said the 33-year-old Le, "I'm going in with an open mind and a competitive spirit." Le, is a two-time captain of the United States National San Shou squad that competed in Italy and Hong Kong, respectively, as well as a four-time winner of K-1 Superfights that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. He and Altman met for the first time in 1999 in San Jose. In the third round of action, Le scored a roundhouse kick to the head that put Altman on the canvas. Altman beat the referee's count, but Le quickly sent him down for the 10 count with a left hand to the body.
"My conditioning is a lot better for this fight so I'll be a lot more confident throwing blows," said Altman, who accepted the first bout with Le on only three weeks notice. "I'm going to have a lot more power and be able to throw with bad intentions." This will be Altman's (Pro: 1-1 third MMA bout. His last was just this past January when he lost to Jon Kirk (Pro: 2-0 by TKO when his Corner Threw in the Towel at :10 seconds of the second round at the Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, Texas, USA. The bout was only Kirk's second MMA bout too.
Tickets for "Shamrock vs. Gracie" are officially on sale and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster (408-998-TIXS) outlets and Ticketmaster online (www.ticketmaster.com) as well as at the HP Pavilion box office (408-287-7070). Fans can also purchase tickets by logging on to the official "Shamrock vs. Gracie" website, www.shamrockvsgracie.com, and clicking on the "Tickets" link where a ticket order form is located. All completed forms should be returned for processing to Ms. Julie Lin either via fax: 408-863-0153 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket prices start at $30. Doors to the event will open at 5 PM Pacific Standard Time on March 10th. The first preliminary bout will begin at 6 PM.
The "Shamrock vs. Gracie" event is being promoted and produced by Silicon Valley Sports and Entertainment (SVSE, www.svse.net), a leading producer of major sporting and entertainment events and the exclusive producer of such events for San Jose, California's largest entertainment arena, the HP Pavilion. SVSE's many properties include "Miller Lite Fight Night," world championship boxing; the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks; and the annual ATP men's professional tennis "SAP Open" event.