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WEDNESDAY, November 26th, 2008, AT 9:10 PM/PST

Results From The Blue Corner's
"Ultimate Blue Corner Battles"
November 21st, 2008 - Independence, Missouri, USA

  1. AMATEUR LIGHTWEIGHTS MMA 155
    Jeremy Struble VS Rule Goins
    WINNER: Jeremy Struble by Tap Out (Guillotine Choke) at 2:06 of Round 2.
    Goins has registered with event Representative Chuck Wolfe.

  2. AMATEUR MIDDLEWEIGHTS MMA 185
    John Paul Horsch VS Patrick Hill
    WINNER: John Paul Horsch by Tap Out (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:04 of Round 2.
    John Paul Horsch was not on final fight card but was cleared by Representative Chuck Wolfe as a ISCF Registered Fighter.
    ISCF has a question about the PRO bout listed on John Paul Horsch's fighter bio.

  3. AMATEUR MIDDLEWEIGHTS MMA 185
    Dominic Cantu VS Derrick Bennett
    WINNER: Dominic Cantu by Tap Out (Guillotine Choke) at :26 of Round 3.

  4. AMATEUR LIGHTWEIGHTS MMA 155
    Kevin Shull VS Russell Williams
    WINNER: Russell Williams by Tap Out (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:58 of Round 1.

  5. AMATEUR FEATHERWEIGHTS MMA 145
    **Mike Johnson VS Ben Pryer
    WINNER: Ben Pryer by Majority Decision, 30-27, 30-27 and 28-29.
  6. AMATEUR FEATHERWEIGHTS MMA 145
    **Kyle Hale VS Troy Cooper
    WINNER: Kyle Hale by TKO as Referee Stops Contest (Strikes) at 2:31 of Round 2.
    Troy Cooper - Medical Suspension 30 days due to Referee Stoppage Due to Strikes.

  7. AMATEUR MIDDLEWEIGHTS 185
    Matt Williams VS Tyler Barker
    WINNER: Matt Williams
  8. WELTERWEIGHTS MMA 170
    Chris Barrows VS Wes Lubberts
    WINNER: Chris Barrows by Tap Out (Arm Bar) at :29 of Round 1.
  9. AMATEUR FEATHERWEIGHTS MMA 145
    Chad Vandenberg VS Kevin Wahler
    WINNER: Chad Vandenberg by Tap Out (Arm Bar) at 1:25 of Round 1.

  10. AMATEUR WELTERWEIGHTS MMA 170
    Nick Nolte VS Robbie Williams
    WINNER: Nick Nolte by TKO as Referee Stops Contest (Strikes) at :10 of Round 3.
    Robbie Williams - Medical Suspension 30 days due to Referee Stoppage Due to Strikes.
    Williams has registered with event representative Chuck Wolfe.

  11. AMATEUR MIDDLEWEIGHTS MMA 185
    Brandon Koontz VS Cameron Smith
    WINNER: Brandon Koontz by Tap Out (Strikes) at :51 of Round 2.

  12. AMATEUR MIDDLEWEIGHTS MMA 185
    Severeno Woods Jr. VS Robert Hoppert
    WINNER: Severeno Woods by Majority Decision, 30-27, 29-28 and 28-29.



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Stupid Is As Stupid Does

If you remember, Forrest Gump said that in the Movie called, ahhh, "Forrest Gump". Today we received an e-mail urging us to check something out and reply with our professional opinion. Well, we must say, just when we thought we saw pretty much EVERY Ridiculous thing in the fight game, hold on, we hadn't seen this yet... We must say, with all honesty, this is by far the most RIDICULOUS attempt at a fight sport we have EVER SEEN!

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Wait for the Commercial and then watch....

I believe the words, "Your kidding me right? This is a Joke Isn't it?" must have been said over and over again throughout the action and ESPECIALLY the commentary! Oh man, wait till you see this! Even MORE FUNNY, This event took place in CALIFORNIA! It surly must have been on an Indian Reservation because we see NO WAY the California State Athletic Commission would have sanctioned it. Or, at least we wouldn't think they would have.



MONDAY, November 24th, 2008, AT 7:50 PM/PST

Results From Apex Xtreme Engagement LLC's
"AXE MMA"
November 22nd, 2008 - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA

AXE MMA does it again with a sold out venue, and great fights all night long. What an amazing night, the crowd was on the edge of their seats all night long. With the Fight of the Night going to Michael "Arnie" Wells and Wyatt Hensley.

  1. Amateur MMA: Featherweight
    Jon Lew, 140lbs 5'10 0-1 Self Trained Idaho Falls, Idaho VS Jordan Chandler, 144lbs 5'8 2-1 Gracie Barra Pocatello, Idaho.
    Winner by Rear Naked Choke hold :28 seconds in the First Round Jordan Chandler.
    Jon Lew: 30 day suspension due to Choke (passed out).
    Referee: Jason Casper.

  2. Amateur MMA: Lightweight
    Jose Ayala, 155lbs 5'9 7-1 Team Affiliated Sparks, Nevada VS Sterling Peterson, 155lbs 5'11 3-5 Shito Ryu-Othello, Washington
    Winner by Arm Bar 2:18 seconds in the First Round Jose Ayala Referee: Jason Casper.

  3. Amateur MMA: Catchweight
    Rigo Oliva, 166lbs 5"8 2-0 Team Affiliated Idaho Falls, Idaho VS William Cook, 158lbs 6'2 0-1 Self Trained Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Winner by Referee Stoppage at 2:13 seconds in the First Round Rigo Oliva Referee: Jason Green.

  4. Amateur MMA: Middlewight
    Victor Pamplona, 170lbs 5'4 0-1 O-Style MMA Roberts, Idaho VS Corey Stinson, 170lbs 5'11 1-0 Team Davis Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Winner by Referee Stoppage at 2:44 seconds in the Second Round Corey Stinson Referee: Jason Green.

  5. Amateur MMA: Super Cruiserweight
    Justin Bradfield, 207lbs 6'2 4-3 Team Apocalypse Salmon, Idaho VS Preston Bludworth, 209lbs 6'5 1-2 Team Davis Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Winner by Tapout 2:19 seconds in the First Round Justin Bradfield.
    Referee: Andrew Porter.

  6. Amateur MMA: Lightweight
    Kevin Rhoades, 155lbs 5'10 7-4 Self Trained Boise, Idaho VS Robert "Bobby" Earley, 155lbs 5'8 7-1 Team Davis Pocatello, Idaho
    Winner by Tapout 1:12 seconds in the First Rounf Robert Earley.
    Referee: Jason Casper.

  7. Amateur MMA: Catchweight
    Jaun Ortiz, 197lbs 6' 1-1 Team Affiliated Shelley, Idaho VS Steven Later, 193lbs 6'1 0-1 Self Trained Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Winner by Tapout 1:10 seconds in the Second Round Juan Ortiz
    Steven Later: 45 day suspension cut under left eye and blurred vision.
    Referee: Jason Casper.

  8. Amateur MMA: Lightweight
    Derrek Jorgensen, 154lbs 6' 4-1 Chaos Fight Club Rexburg, Idaho VS Quentin Bowcutt, 154lbs 5'8 4-5 Shito Ryu Rigby, Idaho
    Winner by Corner Throwing in Towel 1:41 seconds in the First Round Derrek Jorgensen.
    Quentin Bowcutt: 30 day suspension due to choke ( passed out)
    Referee: Andrew Porter.

  9. Amateur MMA: Welterweight
    Brett Nichols, 165lbs 6' 6-2 Team Apocalypse Salmon, Idaho VS Cody Ziemer, 156lbs 5'10 4-1 Idaho Elite Nampa, Idaho.
    Winner by Doctor Stoppage at the end of the First Round Cody Ziemer.
    Brett Nichols: 45 day suspension due to cut on eye and blurred vision.
    Referee: Andrew Porter.

  10. Amateur MMA: Bantamweight
    Wyatt Hensley, 133lbs 5' 7 4-2 Team Apocalypse Idaho Falls, Idaho VS Michael "Arnie" Wells, 135lbs 5'10 6-4 Illusion Jiu-Jitsu Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Winner by Tapout 2:32 seconds in the Third Round Michael Wells FIGHT OF THE NIGHT!!!!
    Referee: Jason Casper.

  11. Amateur MMA: Featherweight
    Brandon Hempleman, 145lbs 5'6 3-4 Twin Falls BJJ Jerome, Idaho VS Rob Radford, 145lbs 5'9 8-6 Team Davis Rigby, Idaho
    Winner by Tapout :50 seconds in the First Round Robert Radford.
    Referee: Andrew Porter



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Results From Reno Academy of Combat's
"ULTIMATE RENO COMBAT"
November 22nd, 2008 - Reno, Nevada, USA

  1. AMATEUR -135 - MMA
    Travis Depoali VS Steven Dolan
    Winner: Travis Depoali by TKO (Knees) at :38 seconds of round 1.
    Steven Dolan 30 day Medical Suspension from TKO.

  2. AMATEUR -155- MMA
    Adam Johnson VS Nick Anderson
    WINNER: Nick Anderson at 2:24 of round 2 via Tapout due to Rear Naked Choke.
  3. AMATEUR -140- MMA
    Jay Egami VS Willie Boatwright
    WINNER: Jay Egami by Tapout due to Rear Naked Choke at 2:55 of round 1.

  4. AMATEUR -185- MMA
    Russell Redner VS Joe Mitchell
    WINNER: Russell Redner via Referee Stoppage due to Gound and Pound at :28 seconds of round 2.
    Joe Mitchell 30 day Medical Suspension from TKO.

  5. AMATEUR -170- MMA
    Delorean Heaivilin VS ***Roy Mortensen
    WINNER: Delorean Heaivilin by Tapout due to Rear Naked choke at 2:13 of round 1.

  6. AMATEUR -135- MMA
    Tyler Cowan VS Mosas Valentine
    WINNER: Mosas Valentine by Submission/Choke at 1:32 of round 3.

  7. AMATEUR -185- MMA
    Sean Neely VS John Butcher
    WINNER: Sean Neely by Punck KO at :35 seconds of round 2.
    John Butcher 60 Day Medical Suspension due to KO and cut.

  8. AMATEUR -155- MMA
    ***Jeff Stapleton, VS Ryan Johnson
    WINNER: Ryan Johnson by Referee Stop of Triangle Choke at 1:58 of round 2.
  9. AMATEUR -160- MMA
    Ricardo Trujillo VS Briggs Foreman
    WINNER: Ricardo Trujillo by Tapout due to armbar at 1:11 of round 1.
  10. AMATEUR -170- MMA
    Jarad Lavelle VS Zach Bunnell
    WINNER: Zach Bunnell by Rear Naked Choke at 1:56 of round 1.

  11. AMATEUR -145- MMA
    ***Manuel Hernandez VS Tim Dusseau
    WINNER: Manuel Hernandez by Tapout due to armbar at :43 seconds of round 1.

  12. PRO MMA - BANTAMWEIGHT
    Johnny Mancilla VS Devin Conklin
    WINNER: Devin Conklin by TKO due to Punch - Flying Knee combo at :52 seconds of round 3.



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Results From Valley Fight League's
"ISCF AMATEUR MMA"
November 21st, 2008 - Winchester, Virginia, USA

  1. AMATEUR MMA 145: Ryan Seidell VS David Pope
    WINNER: David Pope - by submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:11 of round 1

  2. AMATEUR MMA 230: Brett Payne VS Frank Armstrong II
    WINNER: Frank Armstrong II – by TKO at 1:47 of round 1.
    Brett Payne 30 Day Medical Suspension due to TKO.
  3. AMATEUR MMA 185: Jason Bariatti VS Elijah Garshnick
    WINNER: Eli Garshnick – by TKO at 1:53 of round 1.
    Jason Bariatti 30 Day Medical Suspension due to TKO.

  4. AMATEUR MMA 175: Dave Monteith VS George McGinnis
    WINNER: George McGinnis – by Submission (Arm Bar) at 1:34 of round 1.

  5. AMATEUR MMA 255+: Jack Sharky VS William "BJ" McCleester
    WINNER: Jack Sharky – Opponent quit at end of round 1.

  6. AMATEUR MMA 175: Ryan Bateman VS Frank Bush
    WINNER: Ryan Bateman – by submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:29 of round 1
  7. AMATEUR MMA 155: Matt Caudle VS Misha Christianson
    WINNER: Matt Caudle – by submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:50 of round 2.

  8. AMATEUR MMA 205: James Kearns VS Bruce Monroe
    WINNER: Bruce Monroe – by Unanimous Decision, 28-30, 28-29, 27-30.

  9. AMATEUR MMA 230: Michael McIntyre VS Blaine Balicki
    WINNER: Blaine Balicki – by submission (Guillotine Choke) at :48 of round 1.
  10. AMATEUR MMA 265: Joseph Hughes VS Jon Neese
    WINNER: Jon Neese – by Unanimous Decision, 28-29, 28-29, 28-30.

  11. AMATEUR MMA 135: Josh Anderson VS Bret Thomas
    WINNER: Josh Anderson – by submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:53 of round 2
  12. AMATEUR MMA 205: Jose Cabraja VS Donald Crawford Jr.
    WINNER: Donnie Crawford – by TKO at 1:49 of round 1.
    Jose Cabraja 30 Day Medical Suspension due to TKO.

  13. AMATEUR MMA 175: Roy A Miller VS Peter Nwaorgu
  14. AMATEUR MMA 175: Robert Conner VS Justin Head
  15. AMATEUR MMA 175: Blaine Thomas VS Jesse Garshnick,
    WINNER: Jesse Garshnick – by submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:52 of round 3



FRIDAY, November 21st, 2008, AT 2:25 PM/PST



TONIGHTS ISCF ACTION!

The Blue Corner Presents
"Ultimate Blue Corner Battles"
Independence, Missouri, USA



MORE ISCF ACTION TONIGHT

Valley Fight League Presents
"ISCF AMATEUR MMA"
Winchester, Virginia, USA



MORE ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND!

Reno Academy of Combat Presents
"ULTIMATE RENO COMBAT"
Reno, Nevada, USA



MORE ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND!

Apex Xtreme Engagement LLC Presents
"AXE MMA"
Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA



MORE ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND!

FM Productions LLC Presents
"XTreme CageFighting"
Springfield, Missouri, USA




TUESDAY, November 18th, 2008, AT 10:20 PM/PST

Results From Partridge Productions'
"Collision in the Cage 4"
November 8th, 2008 - Clinton, Missouri, USA

Results Submitted by ISCF World Representative Chuck Wolfe.

  1. FEATHERWEIGHTS 145lbs GRAPPLING ONLY
    Alex Keith VS **Aaron Trahan
    WINNER: Aaron Trahan by Tap Out (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:41 of Round 1.
  2. BANTAMWEIGHTS MMA 135lbs
    Fletcher Plum VS Jeff Bradley
    WINNER: Fletcher Plum by TKO (Strikes) at 2:59 of Round 1.
    Jeff Bradley - Medical Suspension 30 days due to Referee Stoppage Due to Strikes.

  3. HEAVYWEIGHTS MMA 265lbs
    Tyler Johnson VS Dwayne Joness
    WINNER: Tyler Johnson by Tap Out (Ankle Lock) at :46 of Round 1.

  4. WELTERWEIGHTS 170lbs GRAPPLING ONLY
    Richard Tucker VS Devin Liles
    WINNER: Devin Lies by Tap Out at 1:47 of Round 1.

  5. HEAVYWEIGHTS MMA 265lbs
    Tony Manuel VS Steve Tabor
    WINNER: Steve Tabor by Tap Out (Strikes) at 1:46 of Round 2.

  6. BANTAMWEIGHTS MMA 135lbs
    Tylor Leonard VS Chad Longhoser
    WINNER: Tylor Leonard by TKO (Strikes) at 1:16 of Round 1.
    Chad Longhoser - Medical Suspension 30 days due to Referee Stoppage Due to Strikes.

  7. LIGHTWEIGHTS MMA 155lbs
    Charles Rafferty VS Auwstin Green
    WINNER: Charles McGafferty by Verbal Submission (Key Lock) at :47 of Round 3.

  8. WELTERWEIGHTS MMA 170lbs
    Greg McPhearson VS John Hickman
    WINNER: John Hickman by Tap Out (Strikes) at 1:02 of Round 1.
    Greg McPhearson - Medical Suspension 90 days due to Doctors advise from pre fight injuries not disclosed.

  9. HEAVYWEIGHTS MMA 265lbs
    Mic Hercules VS Brandon Jolley
    WINNER: Brandon Jolley by Verbal Submission (Strikes) at 3:00 of Round 2.
    Mic Hercules was unable to answer bell for Round 3.



MONDAY, November 17th, 2008, AT 9:25 PM/PST

Results from Chi Town Throwdown & R & R Productions'
"RECKLESS FURY"
November 15th, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois, USA

Herrig And Meehan
Battle For The Vacant
IKF PRO
WOMEN'S
US MMTR BANTAMWEIGHT
Title!


The Question Is...
"Who will The Winner Face Next?"

Chicago, Illinois, USA: It was a battle between two former IKF Amateur Champions who between them could fill up a trophy case from just the IKF Title Belts they have won, let alone any other titles. Both have been well known in the fight game and both were top contenders for the vacant IKF Pro Modified Muay Thai Rules Women's Bantamweight United States Title.

At 24 years old, Felice "Lil' Bulldog" Herrig had the edge in youth being 9+ years younger than "Killer" Katie Meehan, 33, but both were close to the same experience level. Before Saturday's clash, Felice had a 3-1 Pro record with an impressive Amateur record of 18-2. If you want to get technical, she also had 3 other Pro Fight bouts or should we say "Rounds" in the single round sprint bouts of the World Combat League

In the WCL "Karate Style Fighting" Felice had a round record of 1-2. However since the WCL is not really a real "Ring Fight" Sport but more of a "Karate" fighting sport, the leaders in real Kickboxing and Muay Thai don't put much stock in the win loss record of these bouts. A lot of the True Kickboxers and Muay Thai Fighters find themselves out of place in the open floor circle of the WCL fighting format which is nothing more than full contact "KARATE" and a far cry from real Kickboxing or Muay Thai! However with very few Pro Kickboxing Promoters in North America, many Pro Kickboxers and Muay Thai style fighters find themselves forced to give the "Sprint Karate" a try. Some have had success while others have found the open floor circle hard to adjust to.

Pre bout number 2 ranked Felice of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA was also part of the Oxygen Channel's "Fight Girls" which featured young women Muay Thai fighters. Many who followed the show thought that Felice was the strongest prospect to emerged from the show in terms of both skill and star power. What many people may not have realized about the 23 year is that prior to Fight Girls, Herrig had already accomplished a great deal in the Kickboxing.

Oddly enough, Felice's first kickboxing bout was at the 2003 IKF/TKO USA National Amateur Kickboxing Championships. At the event she lost in the opening round to eventual second place finisher in the Full Contact rule division, Stephanie Kernan of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.

In 2004 Felice didn't make the trip to Orlando, Florida for the IKF Tournament. However in 2005 she did, and won the 2005 IKF North American Classic Tournament, Adult Women's in the Full Contact Rules Bantamweight (112.1 - 121) FCR Title over Terri French of Little Rock, Arkansas, USA by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

In 2006, just seventeen weeks after breaking her arm, she defended the "Tournament" title at the same weight in the Full Contact Rules division when she won the 2006 IKF World Classic Tournament Title when she defeated Stacy Chung of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada by unanimous decision 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.

On the other side of the ring stood Katie Meehan. Before Saturday's clash, Katie had a 5-2-1 Pro record with an impressive Amateur record of 15-5-2. Like Felice, Katie has also fought in the World Combat League and currently has a WCL record of 1-4. However again, don't put too much stock in those WCL "Rounds."

Katie won her first IKF title when she took home the 2001 IKF/RINGSIDE USA National Amateur Kickboxing Championship Title in the Adult Women's IR Flyweight (120 lbs & Below) division when she defeated Tracy Kuschel of Omaha, Nebraska by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-28 & 30-28.

The next year Katie defended the same title successfully at the 2002 IKF/RINGSIDE USA National Amateur Kickboxing Championship when she defeated Tamie Lankey of Alexandria, Virginia, USA by unanimous decision 29-27, 29-27 & 30-26.

The next year at the 2003 IKF/TKO USA National Amateur Kickboxing Championship Katie was ready to challenge for the Muay Thai title. However due to a massive power outage in the north/east USA and parts of Canada that shut down many airports (Including New York) on Thursday before the event, her top opponent, Alison Moore, (2002 IR Champion) of New York, New York could not make it to the event. The remaining fighter in the bracket was Alona Kipp of Casper, Wyoming, USA who simply "No Showed" for no reason. with no opponent, Katie was awarded the 2002 Tournament title by Forfeit.

On April 3rd, 2004 in Denver, Colorado, USA Katie had a shot at yet another IKF Title. This time it would be a 5 round clash for the vacant IKF Amateur International Rules Featherweight US Title. However she fell short to Sarah Ponce of Houston, Texas, USA by unanimous decision.

At stake was also the top spot to challenge current IKF Pro Women's Muay Thai World Champion, Karen Harding (Right) of Epsom, Surrey England for the IKF Pro Women's Muay Thai Rules Bantamweight World Title. However, chances are high that neither Meehan or Herrig would end up facing Harding for the title in the future. Why? Well, due to inactivity and no updated contact info, Harding may soon lose her IKF World title and the winner here would face another top challenger. The question is WHO? Harding won her IKF World Title way back on August 18th, 2002 in Reading, England when she defeated Gulzapa Azzizova of Kazakhstan by unanimous decision.

TO THE FIGHT!
So now that you know their background, lets look at how these two Gladiator Women did as the nights Main event at the Chi Town Throwdown & R & R Productions' "RECKLESS FURY" on November 15th, 2008 at the Congress Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

So many questions had come up about these two Gladiators for this bout. Would Felice's age play a difference in speed, quickness and endurance or would Katie's experience in leg kicks and Muay Thai give her the technical edge to teach the younger, faster Felice a lesson? As round 1 played out, it was clear that Felice was quicker to the punch than Katie. Katie would be the aggressor, but Felice played a masterful counter fight game off of Katie's every strike. As Katie moved in, Felice found Katie's head with her right hand over and over again. Known for her endurance and composure, it was clear Katie would need to come alive in the later rounds to take control. However, Felice impressed many with her own stone faced composure. Her facial expression never changed during the entire 5 rounds of action. The question now came to the cornermen. Could Katie's cornerman make the right adjustments in her game plan to close up the free path Felice was finding to Katie's head with her right hand? Adjustments had to be made and made quickly. It was apparent that Katie's plan was to take the fight inside and score with Knees. However, getting inside was a battle in itself since Felice was landing her hands and front kick with high percentages. when round one came to an end it was an easy round to score, 10-9 for Felice across the board.

Always strong in the clinch, Katie's corner stayed with the game plan to take the fight inside. The result was the same as Felice stopped her attack with front kicks and right hands. Once Katie got inside, Felice was able to shed off the knee attack and back out, only to start the outside plan all over again. At the end of the second it was clear once again that Felice had won the round. However, although two judges gave it to Felice another one of the Illinois State Commission judges, Augustine Rodriguez gave it to Katie, which placed fears in the judging for the rounds to come since this was the first Muay Thai event that the Illinois State Commission had ever sanctioned.

In the beginning of round three, Katie and her corner seemed to have found a solution to Felice's free line strikes. However, as the round played out, it was back to the same exchanges. Felice was simply beating Katie to the punch and Katie had dropped back into the same plan of trying to win the fight in the clinch, which just wasn't working. As the round ended, all three judges gave the round to Felice who now lead on all three judges cards, 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.

Round 4 started much like round 3 did, with the looks that Katie was changing her game plan. However, as round 3 did, soon enough, she fell back into the habit of trying to press the fight to the clinch. As she pressed, Felice landed jabs, front kicks and the right hand. As in the previous rounds, when the two did lock up, nothing was accomplished by either. A few knees thrown, but none doing any real damage to either fighter. In the end, 2 Illinois State Commission judges gave it to Felice while Illinois State Commission judge Dr. David Smith gave it to Katie. Felice's lead now was 40-36, 39-37 and 39-37. Out of reach to catch Felice by points, it was clear now that Katie needed a knock out to win.

Round 5 came and believe it or not, both fighters showed just as much fire as rounds 1-4. This was a non stop action bout, except for when the two went into the clinch. However, as was the case in rounds 1-4, Katie kept pushing the fight in hopes of a clinch and Felice simply continued to counter her attack. Without any change of a game plan, Katie's title hopes were fading away. Where were those Mehann hands we have seen in the past? Where was that explosive front kick she has rocked other fighters with? Why was she insisting on fighting an inside game? Questions after questions were asked about the fight strategy since her game plan just didn't seem to be the right decision. On the other side of the ring though, Felice's trainer, Alex Trujillo had a masterful game plan scheduled out for Felice. We were forced to move over by Felice's corner to sit with the Illinois State Commission to attain the round scores during this bout so we were basically in Felice's corner the whole fight. As the rounds played out, it was impressive how Trujillo kept Felice composed. Keeping her calm and relaxed seemed to be the main focus of Trujillo, and Felice followed the plan 100%. Throughout the entire bout he kept talking to Felice, not "Yelling" just to yell out commands but talking to her to keep her composed and calm.

When round 5 closed, Katie had done all she could winning on 2 of the 3 judges score cards 10-9, but as they say, it was just too little, too late. The new IKF Pro Modified Muay Thai Rules (MMTR) United States Champion on this night went to Felice "Lil' Bulldog" Herrig by unanimous decision, 49-46, 48-47 and 49-46. Congratulations on the win Bulldog! It was a masterful game plan that you disciplined yourself to follow well, which in itself shows the mind of a Champion! As well as the Heart!

As for Katie, we are sure to see her again. No Warrior like her wants to let such a loss go. Could these two fight again down the road? Who knows, only time will tell. One thing is for sure though. Any promoter looking to put either of these ladies on their fight card won't be disappointed because BOTH brought professionalism, energy, skill and plenty of Heart to the fight game! We here at the IKF are proud to have both of you as part of the IKF's History as well as the IKF's Present and hopefully future!



THURSDAY, November 13th, 2008, AT 8:45 PM/PST



THIS WEEKENDS ISCF ACTION!

Chi Town Throwdown & R & R Productions Presents
"RECKLESS FURY"
Chicago, Illinois, USA

MAIN EVENT
IKF Pro Woman's Modified Muay Thai Rules
US Bantamweight Title

Katie Meehan VS Felice Herring


PRO CARD OVERSEEN BY ILLINOIS STATE COMMISSION



TUESDAY, November 11th, 2008, AT 8:45 PM/PST

Results From Mid Missouri MMA's
"MID-MO-FIGHT SHOW 10"
November 8th, 2008 - Moberly, Missouri, USA

Results submitted by ISCF World Representative Chuck Wolfe.

  1. AMATEUR FEATHERWEIGHTS MMA 145lbs
    Steven Mulnix VS Rob Ray
    WINNER: Steve Mulnix by Verbal Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:13 of Round 2.

  2. AMATEUR WELTERWEIGHTS MMA 170lbs
    Willie Belcher VS Brandon Kissel
    WINNER: Brandon Kissel by Tap Out (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:28 of Round 1.
  3. AMATEUR HEAVYWEIGHTS MMA 265lbs max
    Michael Stromsness VS Brandon Summers
    WINNER: Michael Stromsness by TKO as Referee Stops Contest (Strikes) at 1:12 of Round 1.
    Brandon Summers - Medical Suspension 30 days due to Referee Stoppage Due to (Strikes.

  4. AMATEUR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS MMA 205lbs
    Mike Dawson VS Eric Jones
    WINNER: Mike Dawson by Tap Out (Arm Bar) at :16 of Round 1.

  5. AMATEUR FEATHERWEIGHTS MMA 145lbs
    Justin Cornelison VS Brett Stewart
    WINNER: Brett Stewart by TKO as Referee Stops Contest (Strikes) at :34 of Round 1.
    Justin Cornelison - Medical Suspension 30 days due to Referee Stoppage Due to Strikes.

  6. AMATEUR LIGHTWEIGHTS MMA 155lbs
    Tristan Ross VS JR Holloway
    WINNER: Tristan Ross by Tap Out (Strikes) at 1:53 of Round 1.

  7. AMATEUR HEAVYWEIGHTS MMA 265lbs max
    James Lucas VS Jeff Scott
    WINNER: James Lucas by Tap Out (Strikes) at 1:35 of Round 1.

  8. AMATEUR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS MMA 205lbs
    Joe Baker VS Rodney Collier
    WINNER: Rodney Collier by Tap Out (Strikes) at :35 of Round 1.
  9. AMATEUR WELTERWEIGHTS MMA 170lbs
    Jeff Stoneking VS Joseph "JK" Gehlbach
    WINNER: Joseph "JK" Gehlbach by Tap Out (Guillotine Choke) at :35 of Round 1.

  10. AMATEUR FEATHERWEIGHTS MMA 145lbs
    Jerry Taylor VS Frank Salsberry
    WINNER: Frank Salsberry by Tap Out (Triangle Choke) at 1:49 of Round 1.

  11. AMATEUR SUPER HEAVYWEIGHTS 266lbs+
    Anthony Slater VS Harold Davis
    WINNER: Anthony Slater by Tap Out (Strikes) at :48 of Round 1.

  12. AMATEUR WELTERWEIGHTS MMA 170lbs
    Christopher Spencer VS Andrew Reyes
    WINNER: Christopher Spencer by Tap Out (Strikes) at :21 of Round 1.
    Andrew Reyes was not on fight card but was approved by Mr Wolfe as He is a ISCF Registered Fighter.

  13. AMATEUR HEAVYWEIGHTS MMA 265lbs max
    Aaron Lane VS Josh Thomas
    WINNER: Aaron Lane by Tap Out (Strikes) at :53 of Round 1.

  14. AMATEUR HEAVYWEIGHTS MMA 265lbs max
    Chris Goodwin VS Josh Lyons
    WINNER; Chris Goodwin by Tap Out (Strikes) at 1:04 of Round 1.

  15. AMATEUR LIGHTWEIGHTS MMA 155lbs
    Mahlon Kugler VS Kyle Carver
    WINNER: Kyle Carver by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27 and 30-26.

  16. AMATEUR WELTERWEIGHTS MMA 170lbs
    Caleb Paffrath VS Edwin Cabuz
    WINNER: Caleb Paffrath by Tap Out (Arm Bar) at 1:51 of Round 1.




MONDAY, November 10th, 2008, AT 11:00 PM/PST

Results From True Fight Fan L.L.C.'s
"CLASH IN THE CAGE"
November 7th, 2008 - Grain Valley, Missouri, USA

Results submitted by ISCF World Representative Chuck Wolfe.

  1. BANTAMWEIGHTS MMA 135lbs
    Kevin Wahler VS Nick Hutchison
    WINNER: Nick Hutchison by Tap Out (Guillotine Choke) at 2:57 of Round 1.

  2. LIGHTWEIGHTS MMA 155lbs
    Michael Richardson VS Kris Edwards
    WINNER: Michael Richardson by TKO as Referee Stops Contest (Strikes) at 1:04 of Round 1. Kris Edwards - Medical Suspension 30 days due to Referee Stoppage Due to Strikes.

  3. FEATHERWEIGHTS MMA 145lbs
    *Cortez Davis VS Cody Peterson
    WINNER: Cody Peterson by Tap Out (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:58 of Round 1.
    (*) Cortez Davis was not on final fight card but was approved by Mr. Wolfe as a Registered ISCF Fighter.

  4. WELTERWEIGHTS MMA 170lbs
    William Combs VS Tab White
    WINNER: Tab White by Tap Out (Guillotine Choke) at :31 of Round 1.

  5. WELTERWEIGHTS 170lbs SUBMISSION GRAPPLING ONLY
    Jake Ward VS Danny Klick
    WINNER: Danny Klick by Tap Out (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:26 of Round 1.
    Jake Ward and Danny Klick were not on final fight card but were approved by Mr. Wolfe as Registered ISCF Fighter's.

  6. MIDDLEWEIGHTS MMA 185lbs
    Rob Hopper VS Shawn Crowley
    WINNER: Rob Hopper by TKO as Referee Stops Contest (Strikes) at :27 of Round 1.
    Shawn Crowley - Medical Suspension 30 days due to Referee Stoppage Due to Strikes.

  7. BANTAMWEIGHTS MMA 135lbs
    Nick Bird VS Shane Denton
    WINNER: Shane Denton by Tap Out (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:22 of Round 1.

  8. HEAVYWEIGHTS MMA
    Tony Matzke VS Ron McDeemod
    WINNER: Tony Matzsky by TKO as Referee Stops Contest (Strikes) at :11 of Round 1.
    Ron McDeemod - Medical Suspension 30 days due to Referee Stoppage Due to Strikes.

  9. HEAVYWEIGHTS MMA
    Tom Thurber VS John Sippel
    WINNER: Tom Thurber by Tap Out (Strikes) at :51 of Round 1.

  10. MIDDLEWEIGHTS MMA 185lbs
    Richard Bouphanouvong VS Todd White
    WINNER: Richard Bouphanouvong by Tap Out (Strikes) at 2:58 of Round 1



MORE FIGHT NEWS


Executive Officer Armando Garcia
Resigns From
California State Athletic Commission

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) will formally accept the resignation of Executive Officer Armando Garcia (L) at a commission meeting on November 18 in Los Angeles. Garcia left the position he held for over three years. At the meeting the commission will appoint an interim executive director and move to assemble a search committee for a permanent replacement.

With nearly 20 years of experience as a boxing referee and judge, Garcia was appointed as Executive Officer for the CSAC in mid 2005. Prior to his appointment, the commission, with the work of previous Executive Officer Rob Lynch, paved the way for Professional MMA in California. This was something Lynch had been working on since 2000. After working on rules and regulations for both Amateur and Professional Mixed Martial Arts, California Governor Gray Davis dashed the hopes of legalized MMA in California when he denied the Commission's funding request to regulate it. This denied funding request automatically forced the Office of Administrative Law to disapprove both the proposed Amateur and Professional mixed martial arts regulations. So, Lynch and his team went back to work on MMA however he was never able to see it pass into the California rules before he retired.

Soon after Garcia was appointed in 2005, with the road already paved by Lynch and his staff, Professional MMA was past as a legal sport in California. During Garcia's tenure California transformed into a hotbed of Professional MMA events, hosting large events by large MMA Promotional companies such as UFC, IFL, Strikeforce and EliteXC. In March of 2006 the Commission oversaw the first regulated event, Strikeforce "Shamrock VS Gracie," which set the North American attendance record for that time with 18,265 spectators.

Although Garcia worked hard to establish new rules and regulations in California, his work and success did not come without controversy. He was often questioned about his practices which included the firing of many established commission employees, demoting others and even bringing in officials from as far as Florida on the promoters dime instead of using California State Officials even though they were available and qualified for the event. On top of that, the commission had been criticized for failing miserably in not establishing any rules for AMATEUR MMA as was outlined in Lynch's plan. Garcia's Commission had tried to pass Amateur MMA in April of this year. However the effort started strong but simply ended, with no real reason.

The failure or lack of push for Amateur MMA has been rumored by individuals close to the Commission to be related more to money than any legit or justified reason. Rumor has it that the California State Commission did not want to approve, sanction or allow Amateur MMA, claiming it would take away from large profit revenues the State would receive from State Sanctioned Pro MMA events. This was a simply thought since PRO events bring in more $$ to a State Commission than Amateur. The State could have approved an Amateur MMA Sanctioning body as they have done with USA Boxing for Boxing, but choose not to do this as well, for probably the very same reasons.

Still, Garcia's commission did have it's high points. Such as when they implemented stringent drug-testing procedures. However, this too had it's downfall following a number of positive tests that resulted in the suspensions of several high profile fighters. Garcia was at the center of the controversial steroid suspensions of former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk, Strikeforce participant Phil Baroni, and most recently, in the one-year suspension of EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva.

During the Sherk case, questions were raised about the CSAC's oversight of drug-test samples. The former UFC lightweight champion, who maintained his innocence throughout the case, blasted the commission for what he believed were mistakes by the commission-appointed laboratory that compromised the integrity of his sample. Since the Sherk case, the commission has made changes to its drug testing program and now conducts analysis of drug tests in World Anti-Doping Agency, certified facilities only.

Other rumors of why Garcia resigned were associated with his decision to suspend the promoter licenses of Pro Elite and King of the Cage last Wednesday. Both of which are owned by the now defunct Pro Elite. Another idea is that Garcia's move may be more political. For example, come January there will be a change in political power from Republican to Democratic. Such a change means changes in some State jobs as well. Could Garcia be looking at the recently vacated Kansas Boxing Commission position recently vacated by Aaron Davis? Davis took the Boxing Commission job at the State of New Jersey leaving the Kansas Boxing Commissioner position vacant and looking for a new Boxing Commissioner. Could Garcia be going to Kansas? Who knows, but many are wondering what brought on his resignation in California.

Commission representatives were instructed not to comment on Garcia's departure over the phone or in person at a state regulated MMA event this past Saturday in Fresno, California. Commission Officials have said there may or may not be any press release about the issue but if so, an official statement from the Dept. of Consumer Affairs, which oversees the commission, would be issued shortly.

Garcia and his commission regulated over 500 boxing and MMA events in California during his three year tenure. Although he help grow MMA in California, Kickboxing and Muay Thai seemed to suffer from several bad or unjustified decisions in regards to the establishment of the new Martial Art laws in the State. The new rules and regulations pretty much killed Amateur Kickboxing in California as well as Pro. Making claims that were later established as facts in the new State Kickboxing Regulations, both San Shou and Muay Thai were deemed illegal in the State. However, the work of Southern California promoter Dennis Warner kept Pro Muay Thai alive and eventually Amateur Muay Thai as well. However the damage was done and many California Kickboxing promoters simply threw in the towel. Garcia's new definition of the Rules also outlawed well known IKF Pro San Shou World Champion and now MMA Fighter, Cung Le's Amateur San Shou Event that had been taking place for years. In the new rules and regulations definition, San Shou, both Pro and Amateur became banned in California. Adding to this, the raising of the promoter's required fighter medical insurance and additional requirements for Amateur Kickboxing promoters took Amateur kickboxing in California from around 30 events a year to less than 10 in 2007 and only 9 so far in 2008. California is one of less than a dozen USA States that regulates Amateur Kickboxing. However California has far more regulations than any of the others who regulate Amateur kickboxing such as those higher minimums for fighter medical insurance ($20,000).

"Commission revenue the year before I took over the job was at about $441K," Garcia told BoxingInsider.com. "In my first year we went to $1.3 million, the next one $1.6 million and then this tremendous $2 million plus year." It's important to keep in mind that 80% if not more of this income came from Professional MMA and as hot is MMA is right now, no one other than the event promoters can be given credit for these numbers. numbers that would be there regardless who was at the Executive Directors position in California.

Like any position of power, Garcia has had more negative things written about him than any of the good things he did accomplish that were positives for the State of California. Sadly for him, individuals will probably only remember those negative issues instead of the good things he accomplished while in office. Pretty much all of those negative issues can be summed up in two articles written sometime ago that can be found Here and Here.

IKF-ISCF tried to contact Mr. Garcia today but there was no answer at his contact number and a message was left. If IKF-ISCF has any additional information to add to this issue it will be posted here. IKF-ISCF is in hopes to hear Mr. Garcia's side of his decision. Regardless what it is, the IKF-ISCF wish Mr. Garcia the best in his future endeavors.



FRIDAY, November 7th, 2008, AT 1:25 PM/PST



THIS WEEKENDS ISCF ACTION!



TONIGHT...


True Fight Fan L.L.C. Presents
"CLASH IN THE CAGE"
Grain Valley, Missouri, USA



MORE ISCF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



SATURDAY NIGHT...


Mid Missouri MMA Presents
"MID-MO-FIGHT SHOW 10"
Moberly, Missouri, USA



MORE ISCF ACTION THIS SATURDAY NIGHT...

Partridge Productions Presents
"Collision in the Cage 4"
Clinton, Missouri, USA



WEDNESDAY, November 5th, 2008, AT 5:10 PM/PST

Results From Capital Entertainment LLC's
BATTLE AT THE CAPITAL "ROUND 3"
November 1st, 2008 - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA

Results submitted By ISCF Missouri Representative, Robert Geiser.

  1. Amateur MMA Featherweight
    Trever Neuroth VS Josh Campbell
    WINNER: Josh Campbell defeated Trevor Neuroth by verbal submission (due to strikes) at 1:04 of Round 3.
    REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.

  2. Amateur MMA Bantamweight
    Josh Watts VS Dow McMelly
    WINNER: Dow McMelly defeated Josh Watts by KO (due to strike) at :08 of Round 1. REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.
    Josh Watts has been given a medical suspension of 45 days due to the knockout at :08 seconds in the first round.

  3. Amateur MMA Light Heavyweight
    Steven Schrank VS Nathan Etgeton
    WINNER: Nathan Etgeton defeated Steve Schrank by Tapout (due to rear naked choke) at 1:31 of Round 2.
    REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.

  4. Amateur MMA Welterweight
    Anthony Ellison VS Eric Ward
    WINNER: Eric Ward defeated Anthony Ellison by Tapout (due to strikes) at :58 of Round 1. REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.
    Jose Arias was scheduled to fight in this bout but was unavailable due to a death in the family. Condolences to the family.

  5. Amateur MMA Super Middleweight
    Claudio Cobian VS Nick Dowling
    WINNER: Nick Dowling defeated Claudio Cobian by KO (due to strikes) at 2:34 of Round 1. REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.
    Claudio Cobian has been given a medical suspension of 45 days due to the knockout at 2:34 in the first round.

  6. Amateur WOMEN'S MMA Flyweight
    Melinda Wood VS Amber Powell
    WINNER: Amber Powell defeated Melinda Woods by Tapout (due to rear naked choke) at :36 of Round 1.
    REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.

  7. Amateur MMA Welterweight
    Alex Edwards VS William Walters
    WINNER: Alex Edwards defeated William Walters by TKO (corner man through in towel due to strikes) at 1:50 of Round 1.
    William Walters has been given a medical suspension of 30 days due to the technical knockout at 1:50 in the first round. REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.
  8. Amateur MMA Featherweight
    Chase Miller VS Austin Kidwell
    WINNER: Chase Miller defeated Austin Kidwell by Tapout (due to arm bar) at 2:59 of Round 1.
    REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.

  9. Amateur MMA Super Middleweight
    Adam Meridith VS Raymond Gray
    WINNER: Adam Meredith defeated Raymond Gray by Majority Decision 29-29 Draw 29-28 Meredith 29-28 Meredith.
    REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.

  10. Amateur WOMEN'S MMA Flyweight
    Sydney McElwain VS Holly Powell
    WINNER: Holly Powell defeated Sydney McElwain by Unanimous Decision 30-27 Powell 30-27 Powell 30-27 Powell.
    REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.

  11. Amateur MMA Flyweight
    Tommy Kusick VS Nick Fannin
    WINNER: Nick Fannin defeated Tommy Kusick by KO (due to strikes) at 1:17 of Round 2.
    REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.
    Tommy Kusick has been given a medical suspension of 45 days due to the knockout at 1:17 in the second round.

  12. Amateur MMA Super Middleweight
    William Bagby VS Brando Whitley
    WINNER: Will Bagby defeated Brandon Whitley by TKO (due to strikes) 2:05 of Round 3.
    REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.
    Brandon Whitley has been given a medical suspension of 45 days due to the technical knockout at 2:05 in the third round.

  13. Amateur MMA Welterweight
    Justin Davis VS Fredrick Moore
    WINNER: Fred Moore defeated Justin Davis Tapout (due to arm bar) at 2:54 of Round 1.
    REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.

  14. Amateur MMA Middleweight
    Brandon Barger VS Calvin Cunningham
    WINNER: Brandon Barger defeated Calvin Cunningham by Tapout (due to rear naked choke) 3:42 of Round 1. REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie.

  15. Amateur MMA Bantamweight
    Matt Chinn VS Jordan Howard
    WINNER: Matt Chin defeated Jordan Howard by Split Decision, 29-28 Howard, 29-28 Chinn, 30-27 Chinn
    REFEREE: Jack Shepherd
    JUDGES: Morgan Shank, Arnold Williams, and Doug Massie




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