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SUNDAY, October 26th, 2003, AT 11:15 PM, PT










Steve Headden
(Above)
Becomes Only The Second ISCF Pro World Champion

Andy Foster Claims His First Piece of ISCF Gold!
Selbee Takes His IKF Gold Home, But It's Bittersweet...



IKF/ISCF Dalton, Georgia, USA


MOSES




LUCAS




ALEXIO




HEADDEN


LUCAS




SELBEE




RITCH &
HEADDEN

IKF & ISCF Promoter Brett Moses (Right) and his Fight Party Productions (FPP) can finally rest after last nights TRAUMA event at the North West Georgia Trade And Convention Center in Dalton, Georgia, USA. Unlike other FPP events, this one was not produced in Atlanta (Moses' home base for FPP) and the change of venue took it's tole. Moses was on a streak of 3 consecutive sellouts in Atlanta, but promises made by the locals involved to help support an out of town Dalton Georgia event (About 100 miles outside of Atlanta) fell short which closed the door on any hopes of another FPP sellout. Although a house of around 900 was still an excited room, Moses and his FPP associates had hoped for at least twice that and from the performance of his last 3 shows, this wasn't wishful thinking.

Adding to Moses' frustration and disappointment was the drop of the nights main event, the IKF Pro Heavyweight North American Title bout. The disappointment occurred when IKF Heavyweight Dan Lucas (Left & Right) suffered a freak accident while getting ready to go to the airport to catch his plane to Atlanta Friday that left him with several stitches in his forehead. (See cut in both photos) From what we were told, Lucas was packing equipment at his gym. As he stood up he had forgot about a new dip bar that was put in and bolted to the floor. As he stood up he hit his head and blacked out for a moment. When he came to on the floor he had blood pouring down his face coming from a 6 inch gash in his forehead. A trip to the doctor and many stitches later it was clear he could not fight, for many weeks to come...

Due to the pull-out happening within 48 hours of the event, Lucas' opponent Mark Selbee (Left with the IKF Pro North American Heavyweight Title Belt) was awarded the vacant IKF Pro FCR North American Heavyweight title by forfeit. However, as IKF rules stat he must defend the forfeit awarded title once before moving to his next desired title shot, the IKF World Title. Hopefully we can match him with Lucas again for the same title in the mandatory defense. This of course was very disappointing for Selbee (As well as Lucas) because this was not how he wanted to win the title.

It prolongs his time to go for that IKF Pro Heavyweight World Title that may soon be retired by Dennis Alexio (Right) and the IKF due to no defense in the last several years and the lack of money available by any promoter to feature Alexio in a defense. If so, the IKF will need to determine who the two contenders will be, one of course being the winner of the next Selbee vs whomever bout. The selection of the other contender may be confusing as the heavyweight division gets a reworking for ranking placement.

Adding to this confusion is the unknown activity of the IKF ranked fighters in Europe. It's not unlikely at all that we could see two North American Heavyweights fighting for the title if Alexio is excused from the mix. In a perfect world, a promoter could be found to promote a World title defense of Alexio vs the top contender. However due to talks the IKF has had with Alexio over the last year this seems highly unlikely due to his requested purse which is in excess of $70,000.00.

As if the cancellation of the Selbee - Lucas wasn't bad enough for both fighters, more disappointing to them was the absents of financial gain. Since the accident was no fault of the promoter, Moses, neither would receive any of their fight purse.

Regardless of the lack of the Selbee vs Lucas bout and the lack of a packed house, (Possibly due to the NASCAR Event in Atlanta and of course the deciding game of the Baseball World Series) the night was filled with plenty of IKF Kickboxing and ISCF Mixed Martial Arts action. Brett Moses like all of us has had disappointments in his life, and as the saying goes, "Fall down six times get up seven." Which means, if Moses is the promoter we have known him to be, you better get tickets EARLY for the next Fight Party, because it's sure to be a MEGA SHOW... "In Atlanta Georgia... The HOME of one of the best promoters in the World, Brett Moses and his dynamic show, The Fight Party!"




ON TO THE SHOW!
The main event of the night featured Steve Headden (At Right after another ISCF Bout) of Atlanta, Georgia, USA (11-2, 185, 5'11") vs Shannon Ritch of Tempe, Arizona, USA (66-48-2, 182, 5'9") for the vacant ISCF Pro Middleweight World MMA Title. Although everyone had hoped to see a barn-burner of a bout, the barn was only burning for about a minute. (See some of the bouts action at left)

After Headden slammed Ritch to the ring floor he hit Ritch with a left hook to his head. This strike was enough to make Ritch give in by verbal submission while on his back at 1:42 of round 1. The win gave Headden his 11th win and the ISCF Pro Middleweight World MMA Title making him only the second pro fighter who has won the prestigious ISCF World Title in the organizations history.

Those well involved in the IKF and ISCF have seen Andy Foster of Dalton, Georgia, USA (6-0/6, 196, 6'2") basically grow up in the world of MMA. Foster had more than proved himself against his peers of the sport that it was time he get a state or regional title shot after compiling 5 straight wins by submission in all 5 of his bouts. On this night he would face Will Blankenship of Athens, Georgia, USA (4-2/0, 189, 5'11") for the vacant ISCF Amateur East Coast U.S. Heavyweight Title. Like Headden's win, Foster didn't take long to get his gold as he defeated Blankenship by Armbar submission at 2:18 of round 1 to win the Title

Here's how the undercard bouts went for the night.


  1. Corrina White and Tiffany Say, both of Atlanta, Georgia, USA started the night off with a 3 round IKF Womens Muay Thai 'Exhibition'.

  2. IKF Super Middleweight Full Contact Kickboxing
    Mike Littrell of Atlanta Georgia, USA (6-0/3, 167, 6')
    defeated Rolando Luna of Dalton, Georgia, USA (--/--, 154. 5'6") by majority decision, 30-27, 29-28 & 29-29.

  3. IKF Light Cruiserweight Full Contact Kickboxing
    David Boles of Dalton, Georgia, USA (5-0/4, 183, 6'1")
    defeated Dean Johnston of Kansas City, Kansas, USA (0-1/0, 185, 5'11") by TKO at 1:21 of round 3.

  4. ISCF Welterweight MMA
    Rafael Assuncao of Smyrna, Georgia, USA (2-0/1, 143, 5'5")
    defeated Brandon Burgess of Madison, Alabama, USA (1-1/0, 140, 5'6") at 1:52 of round 2 by rear naked choke.

  5. IKF Super Middleweight Full Contact Kickboxing
    Shaun Giles of Dalton, Georgia, USA (10-1/7, 153, 5'9")
    defeated Harris Norwood of Atlanta, Georgia, USA (4-1/0, 153, 5'11", 28) by unanimous decision, 30-27, 29-28 and 30-26.

  6. ISCF Welterweight MMA
    Frank Maryska of Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1-0/1, 155, 5'11")
    defeated Joe Laughlin of Anderson, South Carolina, USA (1-4/0, 153, 5'10") by submission at 1:45 of round 1.

  7. ISCF Light Middleweight MMA Challenge Bout
    Morrison Butler of Atlanta, Georgia, USA (3-2/1, 170, 5'8")
    defeated Chris Cloddfelter of King, North Carolina, USA (6-3/0, 170, 5'9") by strikes 'TKO' at 3:01 of round 1.

  8. ISCF Pro Super Heavyweight MMA
    Jonathon "Lock N' Load" Wiezorek, (Right) of Valdosta, Georgia, USA (5-0, 246, 6'2", ISCF #1 Ranked & ISCF USA Champion)
    defeated Johnathon Ivey of Conroe, Texas, USA (32-18, 263, 5'9") at :40 seconds into round 1 by smother Choke.
    The fight preparation and management of Wiezorek trainer/manager James Corbett has brought Wiezorek from the ranks of an unknown wrestler to a top contender in the MMA Fight World.

  9. The Following Bouts Did not take place;

For more info please call the Fight Party Hotline at (404) 315-7235 or e-mail to not_tank@hotmail.com or go to
www.TheFightParty.com





REVISED AND RE-POSTED ON

FRIDAY, October 24th, 2003, AT 9:10 AM, PT


Brett Moses &

PRESENTS
Live At The North West Georgia Trade And Convention Center, In Dalton, Georgia

A KICKBOXING & MIXED MARTIAL ARTS EXTRAVAGANZA!

October 25th, 2003

Georgia's Premier Fight Promotion Delivers Once Again
With
14 Action Packed
IKF/ISCF Sanctioned Bouts

Including
THREE
Championship Bouts!

IKF
Pro North American Full Contact Heavyweight Title
Mark Selbee
(Left) IKF #1 Ranked & IKF USA Full Contact Champion
VS
Dan Lucas
(Right) IKF #3 Ranked & USKBA Full Contact World Champion.

ISCF
Pro Middleweight World MMA Title
Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch
ISCF USA Champion
VS
Steve Headden
ISCF South East Champion.

ISCF
Amateur East Coast U.S. Heavyweight Title
Andy Foster VS "Iron" Will Blankenship.



Plus this Exciting Undercard...

Dropping off the card for reasons unknown were the bouts of ISCF Light Middleweight MMA: Cleuder "Junior" Assuncao (Broken Hand) Vs. Steve Kinnison (After losing opponent, no opponent could be found) and ISCF Welterweight MMA: Frank Maryska (Was rematched up with Joe Laughlin) Vs. Chris Keller. (Personal issues with his trainer)

TICKETS are $25.00, $35.00 & $75.00 and can be purchased through the Trade Center Box Office (800) 824-7469. Charter bus & Limo packages are available from Atlanta.
DIRECTIONS: Exit I-75 at exit 333. Travel west (left turn traveling North, Right turn traveling South) approx. ¼ mile. Trade Center on left.


For more info please call the Fight Party Hotline at (404) 315-7235
or e-mail to not_tank@hotmail.com or go to
www.TheFightParty.com





WEDNESDAY, October 22nd, 2003, AT 7:30 AM, PT







Re-Posted & Revised From Last Week

Brett Moses &

PRESENTS
Live At The North West Georgia Trade And Convention Center, In Dalton, Georgia

A KICKBOXING & MIXED MARTIAL ARTS EXTRAVAGANZA!
October 25th, 2003

Georgia's Premier Fight Promotion Delivers Once Again
With
14 Action Packed
IKF/ISCF Sanctioned Bouts

Including
THREE
Championship Bouts!

IKF
Pro North American Full Contact Heavyweight Title
Mark Selbee
(Left) IKF #1 Ranked & IKF USA Full Contact Champion
VS
Dan Lucas
(Right) IKF #3 Ranked & USKBA Full Contact World Champion.

ISCF
Pro Middleweight World MMA Title
Shannon "The Cannon" Ritch
ISCF USA Champion
VS
Steve Headden
ISCF South East Champion.

ISCF
Amateur East Coast U.S. Heavyweight Title
Andy Foster VS. "Iron" Will Blankenship.

Plus this Exciting Undercard...

Dropping off the card for reasons unknown were the bouts of ISCF Light Middleweight MMA: Cleuder "Junior" Assuncao (Broken Hand) Vs. Steve Kinnison (After losing opponent, no opponent could be found) and ISCF Welterweight MMA: Frank Maryska (Was rematched up with Joe Laughlin) Vs. Chris Keller. (Personal issues with his trainer)

TICKETS are $25.00, $35.00 & $75.00 and can be purchased through the Trade Center Box Office (800) 824-7469. Charter bus & Limo packages are available from Atlanta.
DIRECTIONS: Exit I-75 at exit 333. Travel west (left turn traveling North, Right turn traveling South) approx. ¼ mile. Trade Center on left.

For more info please call the Fight Party Hotline at (404) 315-7235
or e-mail to not_tank@hotmail.com or go to
www.TheFightParty.com




MORE NEWS OF 10-22-03



Iowa Challenge
XI

We are still awaiting the Reuslts from Iowa Challenge XI.
Look for them to be posted here soon.





FRIDAY, October 17th, 2003, AT 2:20 PM, PT


At Iowa Challenge XI
Fulton & Wiuff Fighting For
ISCF Midwest Super Heavyweight Title

While Hoppes Defends Against Strawn.


ISCF Waterloo, Iowa:
This Saturday night, ISCF Promoter Chad Bergmeier will host Iowa Challenge XI at the 5 Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in downtown Waterloo, Iowa. The event will start at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased at Cedar Valley Pro Fitness, Lederman Bail Bonds, or call the fight line at (319) 415-5000.


Here's the nights line-up.

For more info contact Chad Bergmeier at (319) 415-5000 or by e-mail at iowachallenge@hotmail.com




MORE NEWS OF 10-17-03



Mad Dog
Mixed Martial Arts



ISCF Columbia Missouri
This Saturday night ISCF Promoter Travis Day, Powell Sports And Combat Systems L.L.C. Present Mad Dog Mixed Martial Arts, a night of exciting Amateur Mixed Martial Arts at The Fieldhouse in Columbia Missouri. For more info please contact Mr. Travis Day at (573) 256-2289 or maddogmma@juno.com




MORE NEWS OF 10-17-03



Wiezorek
Tries New Body On For Size



ISCF Pro Champion Jonathan Wiezorek (Left) is set to try out his new body against some stiff competition. Wiezorek, Valdosta's own World Champion fighter, has lost an amazing 75 pounds since last April. Yet he says, "I am stronger and faster than I have ever been." In April, the International Sport Combat Federation's United States Super Heavyweight Champion weighed 320 pounds. He is now a svelte 245 pounds.

Wiezorek will face Jonathan Ivey at the October 25th "Trauma" (See Stories below) event that will be held in Dalton, Georgia. Ivey is 5 inches shorter than Wiezorek, but now outweighs him by 10 pounds. Ivey's fight record of 16 wins to 22 losses may be deceiving. He has fought some of the best names in MMA including Travis "Ironman" Fulton, Travis Wiuff, (Fighting on event posted above this weekend) and Jimmy Armbriz. Ivey also possesses nine times more fight experience than Wiezorek. Ivey is a leg-lock specialist and is well known for his punching power.

Wiezorek's training typically includes weightlifting, running, and fight specific training. "I have been working under the direction of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Strength and Conditioning Coach and have realized tremendous success," said Wiezorek. Wiezorek is a graduate assistant in the Sports Medicine program at UTC. He plans to earn a Ph.D. and eventually teach on the university level in that field. He is a recent graduate of the Valdosta State University Sports Medicine program where he earned a 3.9 GPA.

James Corbett, (Above Right) Wiezorek's trainer/manager at Valdosta Martial Arts Center, said that Wiezorek's transformation is due in part to his meeting his goals. "Jonathan wants to compete in the larger events like the Ultimate Fighting Championship or Pride. We have spoken with matchmakers for these events and they wanted Jonathan to get into better shape and to gather more ring experience. While some fighters are not as busy as Wiezorek and fight nearly every month amassing large records, such as in his upcoming opponent's case; we are committed to Jonathan's educational goals and work around his internship and academic schedule."

Corbett added, "He is presently 4-0 including defeating two big-name competitors, Dan Severn and John Dixon, whose combined records exceed a total of 100 matches. With defeats of more notable opponents and his new physical condition, we feel that larger promotions like the UFC and Pride will be compelled to bring Wiezorek into their promotion."

Wiezorek's most recent match was at his hometown Valdosta, Georgia, where he took on Ivan Carrabello. He defeated Carrabello by choke submission at 21 seconds of the first round (See Photo at Right) as witnessed by a venue packed with his supporters. Wiezorek had previously earned a World Title in his defeat of Severn.

Ticket information regarding the "Trauma" event can be found at www.thefightparty.com. News on Wiezorek can be found at www.valdostamac.com.

The ""Trauma" event is sanctioned by the IKF, International Kickboxing Federation (www.ikfkickboxing.com) and the ISCF, International Sport Combat Federation.




TUESDAY, October 14th, 2003, AT 9:40 AM, PT


Brett Moses &

PRESENTS
Live At The North West Georgia Trade And Convention Center, In Dalton, Georgia

Fight Party Card Announced


A KICKBOXING & MIXED MARTIAL ARTS EXTRAVAGANZA!
October 25th, 2003

Georgia's Premier Fight Promotion Delivers Once Again
With
14 Action Packed IKF/ISCF Sanctioned Bouts
Including 3 Championship Bouts



TICKETS are $25.00, $35.00 & $75.00 and can be purchased through the Trade Center Box Office (800) 824-7469. Charter bus & Limo packages are available from Atlanta.
DIRECTIONS: Exit I-75 at exit 333. Travel west (left turn traveling North, Right turn traveling South) approx. ¼ mile. Trade Center on left.

For more info please call the Fight Party Hotline at (404) 315-7235
or e-mail to not_tank@hotmail.com or go to
www.TheFightParty.com





MORE NEWS OF 10-14-03



QUICK RESULTS FROM THE
FALL BRAWL
IN THE GARDEN CITY - Augusta, Georgia, USA.


IKF Pro Kickboxing Full Contact Rules

IKF Amateur Kickboxing Full Contact Rules

ISCF Amateur Mixed Martial Arts
Tony Cantrell of Augusta, Georgia defeated Joe Laughlin of Anderson, South Carolina by split decision.


For more info see all the press releases below or please contact Elizabeth Carlson at (706) 855-5269 or augustamaa@earthlink.net




MORE NEWS OF 10-14-03



Was K-1
As Bad As We Have Heard?

What Has Happened To The "New Fighting Sport?"

CLICK HERE...





MONDAY, October 6th, 2003, AT 5:00 PM, PT


Fall Brawl Main Event Changed
Hancock Out and Caldwell In!



Damien Caldwell, who fights out of the highly respected and much heralded Rick Davis (www.championmuaythai.com) fight camp of Statesville, North Carolina, will replace Joshua "Hollywood" Hancock against Sean McCully in the IKF Kickboxing main event of Fall Brawl in the Garden City on Saturday, October 11, 2003, in Augusta, Georgia.

IKF World Rated Heavyweight Kickboxer Ronnie Copeland, a fellow North Carolinian, speaks highly of both Davis and Caldwell: "One thing about Rick Davis is when he says his people are coming they will be there and will FIGHT. I have been in the ring with Damien and he is no push over. McCully is in for a real test."

Augusta Martial Arts Academy head instructor and IKF and ISCF World Team member, Mike Carlson, shared Copeland's laudatory comments on Davis and Caldwell: "Rick Davis has a reputation for having a fight team that is always ready to go. His enthusiasm to be part of Fall Brawl was reflective of this. We in the Augusta area are privileged to have fighters the caliber of McCully and Caldwell tying into each other on this card." Caldwell was moved in as a replacement for Hancock, after Hancock reported an injury that he asserted would prevent him from competing.

Fall Brawl will feature both professional and amateur IKF kickboxing bouts and one ISCF amateur mixed martial arts contest. Fall Brawl in the Garden City will be held in the Warren Road Gym, off Washington Road, a few blocks from junction between Interstate 20 and Washington Road. Tickets for admission will be ten dollars $10.00. Fight fans wanting more information should contact Augusta Martial Arts Academy by e-mail at augustamaa@earthlink.net or by phone at (706) 855-5269 or via FAX at (706) 855-7119. Set forth below is the Fall Brawl 2003 card, as currently set (bouts subject to change)






THURSDAY, October 2nd, 2003, AT 11:00 AM, PT


Fall Brawl Card To Feature Numerous
Professional IKF Kickboxing Bouts

Augusta, Georgia Event Promises Tremendous Action


IKF/ ISCF Augusta, Georgia, USA: Southeastern fight fans wanting to see professional kickboxing bouts will get more than their money's worth on Saturday, October 11, 2003, as M.E.R.K. Services, Inc., in conjunction with Augusta Martial Arts Academy, presents Fall Brawl in the Garden City in Augusta, Georgia. Included on the event will be five professional IKF kickboxing bouts. Tournament organizer, Elizabeth Carlson comments: "I cannot believe how easily this fight card came together. There were a great many people wanting to be part of the event."

The main event of the evening will place Southern fan favorite and seventh world rated (full contact rules) cruiserweight, Joshua "Hollywood" Hancock against Sean "Crazy Hunter" McCully, of Costa Mesa, California. McCully, who is world rated by the IKF in the international and Muay Thai rules division, will be in his inaugural American rules bout as a pro. The Crazy Hunter sees the fight with Hancock as his chance to establish himself in a different rules style and spread his name in a new region of the country. Hancock is ready and is looking to play spoiler on McCully's ambitious campaign into Hancock's home territory.

IKF and ISCF World President, Steve Fossum, is impressed and particularly enthused about the number of professional bouts on the card: "It is very inspiring to see this kind of development in the IKF. Booking more Pro fights on IKF Sanctioned events is part of our overall plan to move the sport forward. Those promoting Pro events in Georgia like the Carlson's and Brett Moses have always brought a lot to the table in regards to fight promotions."

IKF and ISCF World Team member and head instructor at Augusta Martial Arts Academy, Mike Carlson, agrees: "Clearly, this event was able to capitalize on the inertia that IKF and ISCF have created, especially in recent months. From another record setting national tournament to a regularly televised feature program, there is a rising tide from Newcastle that is floating a great many boats!"

Many familiar faces to Southern Fight Scene will be making an appearance on the card. In the coming days, their stories will be told in the best venue available-right here on the IKF and ISCF news pages - SO STAY TUNED!

Fall Brawl in the Garden City will be held in the Warren Road Gym, off Washington Road, a few blocks from junction between Interstate 20 and Washington Road. Tickets for admission will be ten dollars $10.00. Fight fans wanting more information should check the IKF and ISCF news pages, or contact Augusta Martial Arts Academy by e-mail at augustamaa@earthlink.net or by phone at (706) 855-5269 or via FAX at (706) 855-7119. Set forth below is the Fall Brawl 2003 card, as currently set (bouts subject to change)






MORE NEWS OF 10-2-03



Winfield, Engel & Taff
Win Big In St. Louis!


IKF/ISCF St Louis, Missouri, USA:
On a night that many people would of stayed in to avoid cold temperatures and heavy rain, the demand to see some great fights was still too much for fight fans. When Lucky's on the Landing's doors opened at 6:30 PM, a line had already formed with eager spectators standing in the rain, waiting to get in and take a seat.

The night started out with some disappointment for some fighters. Two fighters from the same gym didn't make it, no show no call. So their two opponents decided to put on an exhibition fight. Josh Fischer and Tom Leoeuf, both fighting out of Finney's Championship Kickboxing and Martial Arts, train everyday together. These two fighters wouldn't let that get in their way. At the sound of the bell starting the first round, they came out ready to fight. The fight was non stop action for all three rounds, with both fighters getting stunned a couple of times.

The second fight showcased two IKF Champions in an exhibition fight. Jen Repa is on her way to get back into the ring, her opponent this night was fellow training partner Erin McNamara.
The third fight of the night featured David Hoffman and John Higdon. Higdon trains out Cedar Valley Pro Fitness, the same gym as IKF Amateur Super Heavyweight FCR World Champion Trent Thompkins. Not only did he train with him he did a lot of the same things. One thing for sure... the spinning heal kick, and just like Trent, it landed. Hoffman fell to the canvas, and was out for a minute or two. Doctors looked at Hoffman and checked him out. Winner by KO, Higdon's.

After a short intermission the fights started back where they left off. The Pride of the Southside "Mean" Mike Green stepped into the ring to face "Poison" Ivy Davis. The first round was all Green. He handed everything he threw. The second round was the closest round of the fight, both fighters landing combinations. The third round was Davis's round from the start, landing power punches after getting Green into the corner. All three judges gave it to Davis by unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

"Little" Matt Taff stepped into the ring with something to prove. Taff wasn't able to complete in the 2003 IKF US National Tournament, due to family obligations that prevented him from training. So now that he was back in the ring he was ready to let loose. His opponent was Jeff Thompson out of Detroit, Michigan. Taff came out in the first working and getting his rhythm back, landing combinations and moving around the ring. The second round he was back to normal, walking Thompson down with his kicks, and them unloading his hands. Thompson receive a standing eight count in the second. The third was no different, all Taff trying to get the knockout. In the end all three judges gave it to Taff 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

The only ISCF sanction fight was between Dyrick Ripley and Nick Zona. Both these fighters come from a wrestling background. At the start, Zona shot in for a double leg, putting Ripley on his back. Zona, now in the guard, started to ground and pound Ripley, landing a couple big shots to the face. The action was stopped by the referee and restarted them in the middle, because they were getting too far under the ropes. When they were restarted Ripley immediately went for an Arm-Bar, and wasn't able to sink it in. He then switched to a Triangle-Choke, and submitted Zona.

The next fight was something different for the St. Louis crowd, Boxing. This would be the first time IKF USA National Amateur Champion Kevin "The Hitman" Engel was stepping into the ring and only using his hands. His opponent was Jodi Simons, from East St. Louis Boxing Gym. Simons has been to the National Golden Gloves Tournament a few times and is a 4-time Golden Gloves Champion, and has over 45 fights. Engel saw the difference early on, when Simons showed the hand speed of a pure boxer. Engel started to get more comfortable at the end of the round. The second round Engel and Simons both came out ready to put it on each other, until Engel connected with an uppercut to the solar plexes of Simons, hurting him. Simons ended up in the corner where Engel landed two right hooks to the body dropping him. Simons couldn't make the count as Engel wins his first boxing match by KO.

The main event of the night brought Mark "KY" Winfield back to the ring after a year off. His opponent was Dwayne Stanley. Stanley came in with more boxing experience that Winfield so Winfield's corner made the adjustment, informing him to keep his distance and land kicks early in the round. Once Winfield's kicks slowed Stanley down, Winfield moved in to use his punching ability. The first round went to Winfield. In round 2 you could tell that the first round took its toll on Stanley. Winfield landed kicks and punches at will, finally dropping him to the canvas. Stanley couldn't make the count and Winfield took the win by KO.

For more information on the fight or upcoming fights, contact Finney's Championship Kickboxing and Martial Arts at (314) 351-5226. Or email: finneys@finneyskickboxing.com Finney's Championship Kickboxing and Martial Arts Website is: www.finneyskickboxing.com




SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, 2003, AT 1:10 PM, PT


Fall Brawl In The Garden City
Brings IKF And ISCF Action Back To
Augusta, Georgia, USA

October 11, 2003 Card To Showcase Familiar and New Talent


Special To ISCF via IKF/ISCF GA: Anyone familiar with the IKF and ISCF know the reputation that Georgia has for putting on great fights and lots of them. No one making the trip to Augusta, Georgia on October 11, 2003 will be disappointed as Augusta Martial Arts Academy presents Fall Brawl in the Garden City, a combination IKF and ISCF event, set to feature both amateur and professional bouts.

"Due to some cancellations and uncertainty concerning other fight cards, we decided to step forward to provide an opportunity to people who wanted to get into the ring in a lower pressure atmosphere," said organizer Elizabeth Carlson. She adds, "We still have some slots available, so anyone wishing to fight should get in touch with us ASAP." Such familiar Southern standouts as Shaun Gay, Stevie Dement, Joshua Hancock, and Houston Grant are already engaged in negotiations for appearances on the card, with many other new and old faces beginning to line up for a shot at a match on the sure to be exciting card.

FALL BRAWL 2003 will be held in Warren Road Gym in Augusta, Georgia, USA on Saturday, October 11, 2003. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Carlson at augustamaa@earthlink.net or (706) 855-5269.




THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 2003, AT 12:15 PM, PT


Tito Ortiz & Bruce Buffer
On NBC's Tonight Show Friday

"It's Time... To Begin..." With The UFC On NBC Jay Leno's Tonight Show, SEPT. 19th at 11:30 EST/PST

Dean Lister, Marc Friedman, Bruce Buffer, Ryan Seacrest, Tito Ortiz
Fabiano Iha
and Glenn McCusker property of www.maxfighting.com

Special To ISCF: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz and Bruce Buffer, "The Voice of MMA & the UFC Octagon", taped a special segment for Jay Leno's Tonight Show with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest. Scheduled to air on TV this Friday night Sept.19th, the humorous and informative segment was filmed under the guidance of Bruce Buffer along with Tonight Show segment producer Scott Atwell, as the crew spent three hours filming at the Ultimate Training Center in Huntington Beach, California.

Also featured in the segment are UFC veteran Fabiano Iha and MMA champion Dean Lister. The humorous and informative segment features all answering questions by Seacrest about the UFC, its evolution, where it is today and the sport of MMA. Seacrest is enthusiastic and game as he is schooled by Tito, Fabiano and Dean on what it takes to be an Ultimate Fighter while learning special moves and while training with all three fighters.

"This Leno segment is an historic network television event and promotional opportunity for the UFC and Tito Ortiz. This level of positive mainstream TV exposure for both the UFC and the sport of MMA is priceless in my opinion and with UFC 44 being next week, the timing could not be more perfect. If the Tonight Show can have Oscar de La Hoya, Bob Sapp and Hulk Hogan on promoting their events, then it's time to begin this Friday with Tito and me promoting the UFC and MMA. Tito, Fabiano and Dean all did a great job and I owe a big thanks to Tito's manager Marc Friedman and Glenn McCusker of X-treme Promotions for their help in coordinating all the fighters, the Octagon, the location and all else needed in time for the shoot," states Bruce Buffer.






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