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MONDAY, October 31st, 2005, AT 11:40 AM, PT

Gladiators Fighting Series
Sells Out Milwaukee

by PKW's Gladiators Correspondent Greg Kalikas -

IKF & ISCF Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: On a night which featured the return of one legend and a Hall-of-Fame induction of another, the rapidly growing Gladiators Fighting Kickboxing & MMA Series was back in the Milwaukee Ramada Convention Center's Grand Ballroom Friday night, October 21st, with it's biggest show to date, "Colosseum Returns."

In front of a raucous, standing room only crowd, fight fans witnessed seventeen exciting, wild bouts featuring both Kickboxing and mixed martial arts. As has become expected, promoters Duke Roufus and Scott Joffe put together a first rate event that not only started on time, but delivered on what was an action packed and very entertaining fight card.

Preliminary Bouts
The "Awesome Amateurs" undercard featured several kickboxers with a promising future including hometown, Duke Roufus trained fighters Benni "The Albanian Jet" Izairi and Milwaukee's own Kyle Monreal, who was also a major sponsor of the show, and Team Function's Andy Normington of Madison, Wisconsin.

  • In one of the most entertaining preliminary bouts Justin Abate, of Pekin Illinois was able to out strike Chris Trautsch of Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin and earned a well deserved TKO victory in the late stages of the second round.
  • In the featured preliminary fight, Rachid Maakoul of Rockford, Illinois put on a very impressive display of hand speed as he jabbed and hooked his way to a unanimous decision victory over Lansing, Michigan's Henry Ebron.
  • Main Card Bouts
      With twelve fights still to come and the crowd now in full fight mode, it was time to bring on the big boys as Canada's Damian "The Demon" Smektala (7-0) squared off with Roufus protégé Kyle "Wicked" Weickhardt who came in sporting his own impressive 5-1 record. Both fighters laid it on the line for the sold out crowd in an evenly contested match up.
      The Demon fired first with a series of low kicks which backed up Weickhardt early and set the tone for the rest of the fight. Weickhardt had his best round in the third and staggered Smektala with a series of punches and kicks late, but it wasn't enough as Smektala earned a unanimous decision and kept intact his undefeated record.

    2. ISCF MMA
      This card featured four fighters from the Buckeye state including Thomas Russell (right) of the Peak Submission Fight Team who lead the charge in one of the night's most exciting MMA fights.
      Russell, who had made his MMA debut just one week prior, took on Milwaukee's Ray Koeper and looked for his second win in two weeks.
      With an impressive display of power and speed the nineteen year old Russell opened the fight with a "Matt Hughes" like body slam that brought the crowd to its feet and sent an early message to his opponent at the same time.
      From that point on it was all Russell as he put Koeper away via strikes at under two minutes of the opening round. Russell, now 2-0, is a middleweight to watch for on future Gladiators' events.

      Next was a Kickboxing match-up of exciting lightweights featuring Nathan Smith (Winner at Right, Modesto, CA) of the world renowned Team Voodoo lead by Gene Fields who took on Michigan's Ben "Stoneman" Yelle as both fighters came in with identical 12-2 records.
      In what many thought was the kickboxing fight of the night, Smith was able to score with various combinations, all set up by devastating low kicks which kept Yelle off balance for most of the fight.
      Yelle, however, would not go quietly and showed off an impressive offensive arsenal of his own that included several quick high kicks that just narrowly missed their target.
      Both warriors would pick their shots in a fight that saw everything from spinning backfists to five punch combinations, never for a second lacking in action.
      However, shortly after the bell rang to end round three, it was Smith (above with Team Voodoo and Referee Al Wichgers) who came away with the unanimous decision victory and improved to 13-2.

    4. ISCF MMA
      Bantamweight MMA fighter Dan "The Savage" Lasavage wasted little time taking care of Stacy Lavaque in a cross state rivalry.
      After a brief exchange, Lasavage (right) was able to get the back of Lavaque and finish the fight via rear naked choke in round number one.

    5. ISCF MMA
      Caleb Krull put his undefeated MMA record (5-0) on the line against Peak Submission's Chris Lee who looked to announce his presence in the welterweight division.
      Things started off in favor of Krull as an early take down led to several submission attempts, including an armbar and triangle from his guard.
      However, the younger and more aggressive Lee would not take the bait and went on the attack, landing a barrage of strikes leaving ace referee Al Wichgers with no choice, but to stop the fight giving Lee the exciting TKO victory.

      In what was the night's most interesting bout, Gladiators Fighting Series Kickboxing veterans Bryce "Bam Bam" Frank of Rockford, Illinois, would take on Harold "The Hammer" Johnson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
      It is still unclear what Johnson was looking for as this match began, but it certainly was not a clean fight. After several warnings and fouls which ranged from low blows, to holding, to tackling after a break, Johnson was disqualified and a frustrated Frank awarded the victory in a manner he surly didn't want.

    7. ISCF MMA
      In the fastest fight of the evening, Racine Catch Teams' Ed Nelson (left) scored a one punch knockout at just fourteen seconds over fellow MMA Light Heavyweight fighter Reese Shaner of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

      The next bout featured the return of "Milwaukee's Kickboxing Ironman" Horace "The Real Deal" Craft as he took on Chuck Jewel in a Super Heavyweight bout.
      Jewell held his own against the more experienced Craft in the early stages, but was unable to stop a right hook which ended things in the second round giving the "Ironman" a thrilling win in front of a large legion of fans.

    9. ISCF MMA
      Known for his sharp ground game, Welterweight BJJ champion and Milwaukee native Jon Friedland took on the tough and aggressive Hammer House fighter Tommy "Gun" Ridenbaugh from Newark, Ohio.
      Ridenbaugh would push the pace early and tried to keep things standing, but Friedland saw an opening and took the fight to the ground where he would be able to work his magic.
      Ridenbaugh survived several early submission attempts by Friedland, but was unable to escape a rear naked choke late in round one.
      Friedland improved to 7-1 with the win and is another Milwaukee fighter that could make some noise in the division.
      For more info on Friedland Click HERE.

      New Orleans native Pat "Get Hype" Barry lived up to his nickname as he took care of fellow K-1 veteran and Team Voodoo fighter Dustin "The Mechanic" Hanning (sporting a brightly colored head of bright magenta and blue hair) of Los Angeles, CA.
      Barry put on an impressive performance utilizing all of the tools which have now made him a name to watch in the ranks of K-1.
      The smaller, but quicker Barry used both his hand speed and quick feet (landing the high kick at right) to neutralize any reach advantage Hanning might have had.
      With thunderous, axe like low kicks peppering Hanning's legs (left) spot on each time, Barry put his colorful opponent away late in round one and improved to 13-1 overall.
      After the fight, Barry addressed the appreciative crowd and thanked the fans of Milwaukee and New Orleans for their support. It should be noted that Barry recently relocated to Wisconsin after the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and is now training full time under Duke Roufus in Milwaukee.

    11. ISCF MMA
      In one of the night's co-main events, UFC Middleweight veteran Adrian Serrano made his long awaited return to the ring after fighting to recover from a life threatening illness which left him wondering if he would ever compete professionally again.
      But get in the ring he did and Serrano pounded out a win over the very game Brandon Lee who suffered his first career loss.
      Serrano fought off an early surge by Lee (right) while controlling the fight on the ground, showing why he is a MMA champion and longtime Milwaukee favorite.
      Lee found himself on his back for most of the fight and was unable to get hold of Serrano's solid forearms, which eventually prompted referee Al Wichgers to stop the fight and award Serrano a round two TKO victory.
      With over 100 career fights to his credit Serrano told fans in an emotional post fight speech that this was the biggest fight of his career considering everything it took for him to get to this point. Congratulations to Adrian Serranoa true legend of the sport!

Prior to the main event, Gladiators Fighting Series co-promoter and 4-time Kickboxing World Champion Duke Roufus was quite humbled and surprised when he was presented (Right) with one of the sport's most prestigious honors as it was announced by former Kickboxer and Gladiators official Keith Cory that he was being officially inducted into Black Belt Magazine's Hall-of-Fame. A well deserved honor for one of the sport's true champions and ambassadors.

MMA stars Nick Agallar and Stephan "The American Psycho" Bonnar, star of SpikeTV's hit reality show "The Ultimate Fighter - Season One" were also introduced to the crowd.

Ben "The Berzerker" Rothwell, fresh of his impressive victory headlining the Gladiators September 17th "Fight Nite in the Flats" Cleveland show, would clash with Team Voodoo's mountain of man, 6' 8", 266 lbs. Justice Smith in the main event.
Larger didn't mean better though as it would not be Smith's night in the brew city.
Smith could never really get things going against the more experienced Rothwell and was penalized several times for low blows.
After the fourth foul, and against Rothwell's (right) impassioned pleas to let the bout continue, referee Wichgers was left with no choice, but to stop the fight in the first round and disqualify Smith.

While not the crash, bang, boom finish everyone was looking for, "Colosseum Returns" as a whole produced one fantastically exciting night of Kickboxing and MMA brawls. As all fans seemed to agree, seventeen bouts over five non-stop hours of action produced another impressive Gladiators Fighting Series show that delivered once again.

Fight fans can expect more fireworks in early 2006 as the Gladiators Fighting Series features two huge shows in February with a return to Cleveland for a night of pro MMA action on a date yet to be announced and then back to Milwaukee for a special Ten Year Anniversary show entitled "X - A Decade In The Making" February 24th at the Ramada Convention Center.

"King of the Gladiators - One" Tournament Champion Giuseppe "The Godfather" DeNatale, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and "K.O.T.G. - Two" Champion "Lightning" Mike Sheppard, Palestine, West Virginia, have agreed to meet in the show's highly anticipated Heavyweight "border war" main event.
Tickets may be reserved now for this historic evening in Gladiators show history by calling Ad Cetera Sports at (414) 967-7767.

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Complete results from "Colosseum Returns"

  • Preliminary "Awesome Amateurs" Bouts:

    1. Cheryl "Goolab Hin" Clancy vs Erin Salm, Exhibition.
    2. "DJ" Machi Gulinksi vs Tony Aveiro, Exhibition.
    3. Kyle Monreal over Zach Tennison by unanimous decision.
    4. Andy Normington over Nick Marti by TKO Round 2.
    5. Justin Abate over Chris Trautsch by TKO Round 2.
    6. Rachid Maakoul over Henry Ebron by unanimous decision.
    7. Benny "The Albanian Jet" Izairi over Kyle Dietrich by unanimous decision.


      Damian "The Demon" Smektala over Kyle "Wicked" Weickhardt by unanimous decision.

    2. ISCF MMA
      Thomas Russell over Ray Koeper by KO Round 1.

      Nathan "Ice Mountain" Smith over Ben "Stoneman" Yelle by unanimous decision.

    4. ISCF MMA
      Dan "The Savage" Lasavage over Stacy Lavaque by rezr naked choke round 1.

    5. ISCF MMA
      Chris Lee over Caleb Krull by TKO Round 1.

      Bryce "Bam Bam" Frank over Harold "The Hammer" Johnson by DQ Round 1.

    7. ISCF MMA
      Ed Nelson over Reese Shaner by KO Round 1.

      Horace "The Real Deal" Craft over Chuck Jewell by KO Round 2.

    9. ISCF MMA
      Jon Friedland over Tommy Ridenbaugh by referee stops contest in Round 1.

      Pat "Get Hype" Barry over Dustin "The Mechanic" Hanning by TKO Round 1.

    11. ISCF MMA
      Adrian Serrano over Brandon Lee by TKO Round 2.

      Ben "Berzerker" Rothwell over Justice Smith by DQ Round 1.

"Colosseum Returns" is sponsored by Kyle Monreal Painting, WLUM 102.1 FM and with additional support from All Construction, Atdish, Inc., Branded Steer Restaurant, Combat Sports International, Curtis Universal Ambulance, Cush Lounge, Duke Roufus Kickboxing, Boxing & MMA Academy, Euro Cafe' Bar, J&K Granite & Marble, Joey Buona's Pizzaria & Grill,, On The Border,, Share Chemical Corporation, Phil Repetti/Bill Anderson/Jordan Chiropractic, Attorney Martin Stein, Sunbusters, Tendercar, Rick Winter DDS/Hampton Dental, Windy Muaythai Equipment, World Fight Warehouse.
Roundcard girls provided by On The Border.
Sanctioned by IKF Kickboxing & ISCF MMA
Produced by Ad Cetera Sports, Milwaukee. For more information please call Scott Joffe, Ad Cetera Sports, (414) 967-7767.

Gladiators Fighting Series

FRIDAY, October 28th, 2005, AT 1:30 PM, PT

Xtreme Freestyle Fighting

ISCF Georgia, USA
Xtreme Event Productions, LLC is bringing Mixed Martial Arts to new venues and fans in Georgia! This Saturday, October 29th at the Bradley Theatre in Columbus, Georgia, will be the venue host of ISCF Promoter Kenneth Coffey's Xtreme Freestyle FightingTM XFF was created by its founder, Ken Coffey, as a means for sharing his passion for the sport of mixed martial arts and structured hand-to-hand combat. "It is our goal to share this sport with the general public in an effort to educate them on its validity as a highly organized and structured sport as well as to broaden it's appeal as an entertaining sporting event." said Coffee.

  • Here is the scheduled card as of press time today:
    • Nick Vogas (Messiah) 0-0, 165 vs Sean Lane (Velocity) 0-0, 160

    • Ben Pierce (Praxis) 0-0, 155 vs Jason Hudson (Warrior) 0-0, 155

    • Micah Miller (Praxis) 4-0, 145 vs Jarrell Bowman (Trammell) 2-2, 145

    • John Stevens (Ind) 0-0, 170 vs Jason Bird (Team Slaughter) 0-0, 170

    • Jerome Lucas (Reality) 2-0, 155 vs Jeff Power (Velocity) 0-0, 160

    • Brian Burch (FMA) 0-0, 190 vs Tony Hunter (Praxis) 0-1, 190

    • Iaoko Kalili (USCAA) 0-0, 170 vs Douglas Lima (Velocity) 1-0, 170

    • Kenneth Graham (Praxis) 0-2, 155 vs TBA

    • Nate Ford (USCAA) 0-0, 145 vs TBA

    • Blake Bowman (Praxis) 1-1, 185 vs TBA

    • Pro Main Event

The Main Event is a rematch. These two fought last June at ISCF Summer Heat in Valdosta, Georgia. Jonathan "Lock N Load" Wiezorek is the current ISCF Pro United States Heavyweight Champion. He won his title on April 12th, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA when he defeated John Dixon at At 2:36 of the second round by tapout. The current "Heavyweight" Title was previously the "SUPER" Heavyweight title under the original ISCF Weightclasses before the cut off for Heavyweight was changed to 265. Wiezorek hasn't fought since the Smith match-up.

Jerome Smith's last fight before the Wiezorek match-up was in April of this year, a draw to James Thorpe at the ISCF Friday Night Fights event. Some questioned the stop of the Smith - Wiezorek fight saying it was too soon or not justified. However, video shows the stop was made due to good reason. Still, this fight will be a great opportunity for either Wiezorek to prove there was no bad call or for Smith to show the crowd he was for real! Either way, fans will see some good Heavyweight Action!

Tickets are on sale NOW starting at $15 and can be purchased at Ticketweb either by phone at 1-866-468-7630 or online at Tickets are also available at the Bradley Theatre and The Army Combatives School, Blg 69, Fort Benning - Contact Matt Larsen.

The Bradley Theatre is located in Downtown Columbus at 1241 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901 (706) 321-9098, FAX: (706) 321-09092, e-mail: Web:

For a map CLICK HERE

For more info please contact Mr. Ken Coffey at (404) 310-4060 or or go to

THURSDAY, October 20th, 2005, AT 7:00 PM, PT

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

IKF/ISCF Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
This Friday night, October 21st, Milwaukee will become "Gladiator Town" as Duke Roufus and Scott Joffe's Ad Cetera Sports Productions will host another exciting night of

Pro and Amateur IKF Kickboxing and ISCF MMA. The event will be at the Ramada Grand Ballroom, 6401 S. 13th St, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Event doors will open at 6:PM and the fight action will begin at 8:PM.

While Kickboxing has always been the main course of the Gladiators Fighting Series, Mixed Martial Arts ("MMA") has proven itself to be a great accompaniment as evidenced by the positive fan reaction to the dual style format. MMA will be featured prominently on this Friday's fight card. Fifteen total bouts are currently scheduled for this standout card and tickets are going fast. Complete coverage from the event will be provided by "The Voice of the Fight Fan" and

General Admission tickets will be $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ringside Reserved tickets are $50, Vip Table Reserved are $80 which will include waitress service & food platter. Excellent seats are still available and can be purchased by calling (414) 967-7767 or at the Duke Roufus Kickboxing, Boxing & MMA Academy, 111 West Virginia Street in Milwaukee (414) 319-1151 or by calling (414) 967-7767. There will be a Free Post Fight Party in the Grand Ballroom and the public is invited to meet the fighters. Entertainment will be provided by "Dj Hugo" & "Dj Machi" and will begin at 11:00 P.M.


    • Super Heavyweight Kickboxing (K-1 Rules) 3 rounds
      Pat Barry (Right, Duke Roufus Gym-New Orleans, LA) Vs Dustin "The Mechanic" Hanning (Team Voodoo-Modesto, CA)

    • Super Heavyweight Kickboxing (K-1 Rules) 3 rounds
      Ben "Berzerker" Rothwell (Duke Roufus Gym/Militech Fighting System-Kenosha, WI) Vs Justice Smith (Team Voodoo-Los Angeles, CA)

    • Super Heavyweight Kickboxing (K-1 Rules) 3 rounds
      "Bam Bam" Bryce Franck (Duke Roufus Gym/Rockford Kickboxing & Jiu Jitsu-Rockford, IL) Vs Harold "The Hammer" Johnson (Martin Luther King Boxing Center-Milwaukee, WI)

    • Super Heavyweight Gladiators Kickboxing 3 rounds
      Horace "The Real Deal" Craft (Box Off Gym-Cudahy, WI) Vs Chuck Jewell (World Gym-Rochester, NY)

    • Middleweight Mixed Martial Arts 3 rounds
      Adrian Serrano (Serrano's Freestyle Fighting-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Brandon Lee (Peak Submission Fight Team-Delphos, OH)

    • Welterweight Mixed Martial Arts 3 rounds
      Jon Friedland (Neutral Grounds BJJ-Shorewood, WI) Vs Tommy "Gun" Ridenbaugh (Impact Martial Arts - Columbus, OH)

    • Middleweight Kickboxing (K-1 Max Rules) 3 rounds
      Ben "Stoneman" Yelle (Marquette, MI, 10-1/1) Vs Nathan "Ice Mountain" Smith (Team Voodoo-Modesto, CA, 12-2/1)
      This fight will be fought without headgear because both fighters meet the headgear bypass requirements found HERE.

    • Light Heavyweight Mixed Martial Arts 3 rounds
      Reese Shaner (American Dojo-Waukesha, WI) Vs Ed Nelson (Racine Catch Team-Racine, WI)

    • Welterweight Mixed Martial Arts 3 rounds
      Caleb Krull (Serrano's Freestyle Fighting-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Chris Lee (Peak Submission Fight Team-Delphos, OH)

    • Bantamweight Mixed Martial Arts 3 rounds
      Dan "Savage" Lasavage (Duke Roufus Gym-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Stacey Lavaque (Independent-Fond Du Lac, WI)

    • Welterweight Mixed Martial Arts 3 rounds
      Ray Koeper (Serrano's Freestyle Fighting-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Thomas Russell (Peak Submission Fight Team-Delphos, OH)

  • Undercard 6:PM - 7:30 PM
    • Light Cruiserweight Kickboxing 3 rounds
      Kyle "Wicked" Weickhardt (Duke Roufus Gym-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Damian "The Demon" Smektala (Siam #1-Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

    • Super Lightweight Kickboxing 3 rounds
      Benni "The Albanian Jet" Izairi (Duke Roufus Gym-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Matt Conley (Devine Dragon Kung Fu-Kenosha, WI)

    • Heavyweight 3 rounds
      Rachid Maakoul (Nikko-Ki-Rockford, IL) Vs Henry Ebron (American Martial Arts and Fitness Academy-East Lansing, MI)

    • Cruiserweight Kickboxing 3 rounds
      Chris Tratsch (Duke Roufus Gym-Prarie Du Chien, WI) Vs Justin Abate (Pekin Martial Arts-Pekin, IL)

    • Light Cruiserweight 3 rounds
      Nick Marti (Full Circle Martial Arts-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Andy Normington (Team Function-Madison, WI)

    • Super Middleweight Kickboxing 3 rounds
      Kyle Monreal (Duke Roufus Gym-Milwaukee, WI) Vs Zac Tennison (Pekin Martial Arts-Pekin, IL)

    • Exhibition: "DJ Machi" Gulinski Vs Tony Aviero
    • Exhibition Cheryl Clancy

Heeding the advice of her doctor, MMA Gladiator Greta "Mo Betta" Hicks had no choice but to pull out of her highly anticipated "revenge match" with fellow MMA Gladiator Jen "The Genetic Wonder" Case scheduled for tomorrow night. After being diagnosed with a pinched nerve in her neck, the popular female mixed martial artist decided it was best to rematch Case, whom Hicks lost to in June of this year, on the Gladiators Fighting Series 10th Anniversary show scheduled for Friday, February 24th in Milwaukee. Hicks is unsure when her physician will give her clearance to begin training again, buts anticipates she will have ample time to prepare for her February rematch with Case.

For more info contact Mr. Duke Roufus at (414) 319-1151, or by e-mail at or go to

This event is Sponsored By All Construction, Atdish, Inc., Branded Steer Restaurant, Combat Sports International, Curtis Universal Ambulance, Cush, Euro Cafe' Bar, J&K Granite & Marble, Joey Buona's Pizzaria & Grill, Milwaukeenights.Com, On The Border, Prokarateweekly.Com, Josh Rapkin/Share Chemical Dr. Phil Repetti/Jordan Chiropractic, Attorney Martin Stein, Sunbusters, Tendercar, Rick Winter Dds/Hampton Dental, Windy Muaythai Equipment, World Fight Warehouse, Roundcard Girls Courtesy Of On The Border.


"Pin Up's Fight Night"
Pin Ups Night Club
Atlanta, Georgia , USA

ISCF Atlanta, Georgia, USA: ISCF Promoter J. J. Coronel and his Georgia Fight Company will host more ISCF MMA Action this Saturday night at Pin Up's night club in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more info please call Mr. J. J. Coronel at (678) 908-8923 or by e-mail at or go to

TUESDAY, October 18th, 2005, AT 2:40 PM, PT

First Event - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA

Knuckle Up productions put on a great MMA/Muay Thai card in Atlanta for a packed house of more than 2,200 screaming fans. With some last minute fight card adjustments the night was set for some great Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai action.

    The night started off with Amateur Muay Thai featuring Janna Fritz vs Tonja Ivanovich. Though both girls were very game, Janna came out on top and took the victory home with a TKO stoppage in the 3rd round.

    Steve Mitchell
    squared of against Jim Kassner and Kassner proved to be too much on his feet scoring a second round referee stoppage from strikes. Mitchell had several deep heels hooks in but couldn't finish Kassner.

    Joel Negron
    went toe to toe with Cal Yarborough which was an even fight until late in the first round with Joel receiving a cut over his left eye but was able to continue. Soon after the timeout for the cut Cal exploded with some vicious blows finally earning a corner stoppage and taking home the TKO win over Negron.

    David Brown
    looked to take Joe "Agent" Smith down to the ground and employ his ground game but ran into a good grappler in Smith and the ground war ended with Brown being stopped from un answered blows on the bottom.

    Douglas "The Baby Boy" Lima
    completely demolished an experienced Mike Cogan in dramatic fashion. Lima every bit of 17 years old squared off against Cogan in what was expected to be an even match up of skill. Douglas took the upper hand throwing a ton of leather and eventually winning the fight with Cogan tapping on the cage from a vicious assault of knees and hands from Lima. Definatley look for this kid to be destroying the competition on some future Knuckle Up shows.

    Anthony Nieves
    barley broke a sweat against Shaun Gay, cracking him early with some solid shots as Gay was unable to continue a minute into the first round due to a leg injury sustained from exchanging kicks.

    Diego Saraiva
    and Virgil Strzelecki went at it early trading leather and eventually ending up on the ground were the black belt (Saraiva) imposed his superior submission skills on Virgil via triangle from the bottom mid way thought he first round.

    Ran Weathers
    ran into a tough opponent as the undefeated armature made his pro debut against a seasoned wrestler in Ryan Williams. Williams scored the early takedown and began the ground and pound tactics while fending off Weathers' constant triangle and arm bar attempts. Williams' grappling ability and intensity proved too much for Weathers' as he tapped from strikes in the second round.

    Reuben Lopez
    vs Randy Pogue was probably the fight of the night. Both men entered the cage hungry and squared of for 5 action packed rounds with Lopez walking away the aggressor. Both men gave and took some serious shots as the rounds progressed. It was a pleasure to see two pros in great condition push each others level of intensity the entire fight.

    Philip Botha
    made quick work of his last minute replacement Bobby Gamboa with a medical stoppage from a broken foot during a fierce exchange of leg kicks and knees. Congratulations to Philip and we look forward to his next fight on the next card.

    Steve Headden
    also made quick work of his opponent tapping him in a short amount of time in a grappling only bout.

For more info contact Mr. Chris Stolzman at (770) 792-7925 or go to or go to

FRIDAY, October 14th, 2005, AT 1:20 PM, PT

Productions Kicks Off First Event

IKF/ISCF Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Tonight, October 14th KNUCKLEUP Productions will host there first of what they hope to be many ISCF MMA and IKF Kickboxing events in Georgia. The action will be at COWBOYS at 1750 North Roberts Road, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA.

General Admission is $30, Reserved Ringside is $50 and Front Row Ringside is $100. The event doors open at 7:30 PM and the fights will begin at 8:PM. For more info contact Mr. Chris Stolzman at (770) 792-7925 or go to

FRIDAY, October 7th, 2005, AT 11:50 AM, PT

Athens Georgia's
Forrest Griffin
On UFC Tonight

ISCF Georgia, USA
Forrest Griffin of Athens Georgia (Overall Pro & Am: 17-4, 205, The Hard Core Gym, Adam Singer) and the winner of the Spike TV reality television show The Ultimate Fighter, returns to national television tonight as he's scheduled to fight Elvis Sinosic (Sydney, Australia, 6-7-2, in UFC 55, live at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. Sinosic has won many titles such as the Australian Vale Tudo Heavyweight Title and AFBJJ Australian and Pan Pacific Heavyweight Titles just to name a few. He has fought in many organizations across the world which include The UFC, Universal Combat Challenge, RINGS, Australian Vale Tudo Open, Caged Combat and K-1.

As a two-time Welterweight Champion of the World, Griffin took two years off before returning months ago with a win over Stephan Bonnar (Hammond, Illinois, 7-2) by unanimous decision at UFC-Ultimate Fighter Finale this past April. After that win he defeated Bill Mahood (Prince George, British Colombia, Canada, 12-4-1) by a rear choke submission at UFC 53-Heavy Hitters this past June. With a win tonight he improves his chances for a potential Light Heavyweight title shot. Currently ranked number 6 in the World in the ISCF Light Heavyweight rankings, he has some strong competition ahead of him which include Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Quinton Jackson and Vitor Belfort. However, due to UFC Contracts, some of these fighters may never fight outside the UFC, which puts Griffin in the drivers seat for a possible shot at an ISCF World Title in his future.

The UFC will begin at 10:PM tonight and will be shown live at the Cheetah in Atlanta, Georgia, the Atlanta headquarters for all boxing and UFC events in Atlanta. The nights Main Event will feature who the UFC is calling their Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski (Minsk, Belarus, 8-3) against who they say is their number 1 contender, Paul "The Headhunter" Buentello (San Jose, California, 19-8). Arlovski is ranked number 21 and Buentello is ranked number 19 in the ISCF Pro World Rankings.

Here's a small connection in two of tonights fighters... In Buentello's last bout in June he defeated a fighter named Kevin Jordan by guillotine choke submission. Back in 2001 Jordan lost to Forrest Griffin by an arm bar submission as an amateur on ISCF Promoter Matthew Waller's Gauntlet Trials event.

  • Official Fight Card & Weigh-in Results
    • UFC Heavyweight Championship: Andrei Arlovski [236] vs. Paul Buentello [ 251]
    • Light Heavyweight Bouts: Forrest Griffin [203] vs. Elvis Sinosic [203]
    • Chael Sonnen [199] vs. Renato Sobral [205]
    • Ron Faircloth [205] vs. Alessio Sakara [204]
    • Heavyweight Bout: Keigo Kunihara [228] vs. Marcia Cruz [232.5]
    • Branden Lee Hinkle [234] vs. Sean Gannon [265]
    • Middleweight Bout: Dennis Hallman [185] vs. Jorge Rivera [184]
    • Joe Riggs [170] vs. Chris Lytle [170]

For the pre-fight Press conference Click HERE.

Forrest Griffin

In two weeks, on Friday, October 21st, Atlanta resident and Pro Welterweight Boxer Vernon Forrest (36-2/27) continues his comeback as he takes on Elco Garcia (18-3/8, Durango, Colorado) in the main event of FOX Sports, Best Damn Sports Show Period. Back in 2002 Forrest beat Shane Mosley in back to back bouts by unanimous decision for the WBC Welterweight Title. He later lost his title to Ricardo Mayorga and was again unsuccessful in a rematch with him 7 months later. Forrest is coming off a TKO win over Sergio Rios at the MGM Grand in, Las Vegas this past July.

THURSDAY, October 5th, 2005, AT 10:25 AM, PT

Dekalb Atlanta Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

ISCF Atlanta, Georgia, USA
On Friday, September 30th, ISCF Mixed Martial Arts returned to the DeKalb Atlanta Centre, in Atlanta, Georgia. The inaugural Fists Of Fury event, promoted by J.J. & Carole Coronel of Casca Grossa ( fame, featured six amateur MMA bouts culminating in the Fight of the Night in which Larry Landry defeated Jerrell Bowman.

    John Trent (Velocity) vs Brian Herring (Gorilla Nation)
    Trent shoots for the double leg and takes Herring down. Herring sinks in the guillotine and attempts to pull guard. Trent works his head out and stands up, where he gets a guillotine and forces Herring to tap.
    Winner: Trent at 1:33 of Round 1 by Tap Out from Guillotine Choke.

    Jose Soto (Velocity) vs. Justin Granit (McCullough's Submission)
    Soto gets the big takedown into the mount. Granit works his way out and back to stand up. Soto gets a big slam takedown and forces his way to Granit's back and works in a rear naked choke.
    Winner: Soto at 1:21 of Round 1 due to Tap Out by Rear Naked Choke.

    John Gonzales (United/Velocity) vs. Jeremy Stephens (Universal Martial Arts)
    Stephens closes the distance and lands a solid right. He then shoots and takes him down where Gonzalez pulls guard. Gonzalez attempts numerous submissions (armbar, guillotine) which Stephens easily defends, Stephens lands punches from the top and then stands up. Stephens lands a solid knee and comes down into side body and the round ends.
    Winner: Stephens at 4:00 of Round 1. Gonzales was unable to answer the bell for Round 2.

    E.J. Miller (McCullough's) vs. Carlton Spaulding (Eagle/Velocity)
    The fighters immediately exchanged punches which result in blood from Miller's nose and from Spaulding's eye. They clinch and fall to the ground where Miller attempts a guillotine. Spaulding escapes to the mount and begins punching.
    Winner: Spaulding at 2:08 of Round 1 by Referee Stoppage due to Strikes.

    Stephen Ledbetter (Hardcore) vs. Travis Bland (Team Renegade)
    Ledbetter shoots the double leg taking Bland down. Bland sins the guillotine and pulls guard. Ledbetter works his head out and scoots up to full mount. He rains down punches and gets Bland's back. Bland defends the choke and Ledbetter punches more getting him to expose the neck and sinks in the choke.
    Winner: Ledbetter at 1:51 Round 1 by Tap Out due to Rear Naked Choke.

    Larry Landry (Velocity) vs. Jerrell Bowman (Trammell's)
    Easily the Fight of the Night, the round began with the fighters circling one another. Bowman threw a solid leg kick and Landry answered with a jab and cross. Bowman then threw a solid knee. Landry shot in and lifted Bowman high for a slam. Bowman got away and Landry shot in and slammed him again. Landry hits him a few more times and Bowman wiggles out. Landry then picks him up and throws him across the ring. Bowman gets up and lands a glancing kick to the head and a hard kick to the side. Landry takes him down again and punches to the side as the bell rings.
    Round two begins with Bowman grabbing Landry's head for the plum. As Landry pulls away Bowman lands a solid kick to the side of Landry's head knocking him down. Dazed, Landry somehow manages to pull guard and clinch. He then manages to scoot away and get on top to half-guard. Bowman hugs tight, but Landry slides into the mount. Bleeding, Landry starts punching down.
    Winner: Landry 3:05 of Round 2 by Referee Stoppage due to Strikes.

For more info please call Mr. J. J. Coronel at (678) 908-8923 or by e-mail at or go to


REHAB Performing Live At
Velocity Kickboxing's

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Atlantas Velocity Kickboxing in association with Knuckle Up Productions is adding to the MMA Excitement in Georgia with their first MMA/Kickboxing show coming later this month. This rugged style of competition (MMA) has captured the attention of the masses and the guys at Velocity know first hand what all the hype is about. They are champion fighters who teach it and live for it. Join them on October 14th at Cowboys at 10:PM as their top fighters show the world some of the best MMA action around!

REHAB, Cages and Butt-Kicking...OH MY!
Danny Boone Alexander (vocals), Mike Hartnett (guitar), FOZ (guitar), Hano Leathers (bass) and Chris Hood (drums). REHAB has been reborn and they're back with a vengeance! The Atlanta-based quintet breaks new ground and addresses new challenges on its latest album, Graffiti the World. The collection is the work of combined contributions from each individual member of the band. "It's five people getting together and trying to do the music that they want to hear," says front man Danny Alexander. "Everybody contributed. You always have a vision of what you want to do and it never really comes out the way you plan, but the end result is really good. You're just constantly trying to put out what you feel. The final result of their combined efforts evokes a more positive and inspired feeling to the record."

For REHAB, Graffiti the World is the band's bid to cover the world with special sounds, seeking the dark and light within, asking questions and perhaps, sometimes, finding the right answers. Danny admits that he can't do that alone. Along with the help of A- list producers/mixers Billy Hume, whose credits include the Ying Yang Twins, David Banner, and Bonecrusher, and Phil Tan who has worked alongside the Neptunes, Snoop, and Mariah Carey.

Currently recording and touring, Danny speaks about his new songs Last Tattoo and Bump. He states, "My lyrics are becoming more and more conscious and meaningful from my past work. Last Tattoo confronts the temporary nature of relationships. Bump is a story of a beautiful evening in Warner Robbins, Georgia (Boons home town), driving around listening to music and having a great time...I have learned to tell better stories in my songs, they're all my own personal stories and experiences but I know others can relate to them. "
REHAB is currently on tour promoting their second album Graffiti the World.

THE MAIN EVENT: Watch some of Atlantas top professional MMA (no holds barred) fighters commit crimes of punishment on their opponents on October 14 at Cowboys at 10:PM. This night of live MMA action and devastating Muay Thai action will be packed with one-on-one battles featuring the Velocity Kickboxing Champion Fighters such as ISCF World Champion Steve Headden along with Raphael Assuncao and Ruben Lopez.

More On Velocity Kickboxing
Velocity Kickboxing is not only for professional fighters, its for everyone! When you've decided its time to lose some pounds, get yourself ready for your emerging fighting career or just want to learn some self-defense and kickboxing moves, the seasoned instructors at Velocity will give you the direction and motivation you need. Velocity Kickboxing combines the best staff; latest equipment and state-of-the art facilities to make sure that you leave feeling strong, confident and ready for more. Velocity Kickboxing has three convenient locations:
Roswell, Midtown and Kennessaw.
Each school is equipped with a regulation sized boxing ring, over 1,000 square feet of grappling mats and an assortment of more than 30 Muay Thai and boxing heavy bags. Each Gym also has state of the art free weights and weight machines for your training regimen. For more info see our website at

FRIDAY, September 30th, 2005, AT 5:00 PM, PT


Georgia Fight Company Presents
Dekalb Atlanta Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

ISCF Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Tonight, Friday, September 30th, the Georgia Fight Company will present "FIST OF FURY" at the Dekalb Atlanta Center ( Plaza Fiesta of Bufford Hwy and Clairmont ) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Promoter Mr. J. J. Coronel says they will be running these promotions about once a month. "We are putting a great card together with some of the best local talent from some of the TOP fight academies in the state." Said Coronel, "This will be a great opportunity for these fighters to get some good experience, before you go to the " BIG " show in town, and other local or out of state promotions."

Tickets for tonights events are available at all ticketmaster locations or as well as at the Dekalb Atlanta Center, (404) 982-0989, Velocity Kickboxing and MMA Gyms, The Hardcore Gym in Athens, Team Praxis in Macon, Body Plex in Atlanta and at or call (678) 867-6812 or (866) 56-CASCA ( 22722). For more info please call Mr. J. J. Coronel at (678) 908-8923 or by e-mail at or go to


"Pin Up's Fight Night"
Pin Ups, Atlanta, Georgia , USA

ISCF Atlanta, Georgia, USA
ISCF Promoter J. J. Coronel and his Georgia Fight Company will get done with ISCF MMA Action on Friday night and turn around and do it again Saturday night at Pin Up's night club in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more info please call Mr. J. J. Coronel at (678) 908-8923 or by e-mail at or go to

THURSDAY, September 21st, 2005, AT 9:55 PM, PT

SEPTEMBER 16, 2005
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

By Chuck Wolfe, IKF/ISCF Missouri Representative
Jesse Finney (Shamrock Promotions) partnered with Ben Nogeueras (The Blue Corner) to bring another outstanding Midwest Fight Fest to Kansas City. This fine partnership between the Fight Pride of St Louis, Finney's Champions, (rated under the IKF, PKL, ISDF and KICK organization) and Nogeueras' Blue Corner, Kansas City Professional Boxing Organization' perfect venue, showcased some outstanding fight talent together!

The event was held at the classy Clarion Hotel Ballroom in Kansas City. The crowd certainly got what they paid for ~ an evening full of action and excitement as the Midwest's premier fighters took the ring by storm.

These promoters had a variety of fighters on their card ~ talented, eager MMA fighters, peppered between with Kickboxers (both Full Contact and Muay Thai Rules) ready to rumble! The evening went fast and furious, with results as follows. We're sure to see more of these fighters in the future!

  1. ISCF MMA Light Middleweight
    Mike Hammer (Self-trained, Knobnoster, MO) vs Jimmy "JR" Haynes (Brad Jones Garage, Overland Park, KS)
    Mike Hammer started fast in an attempt to take down Jimmy Haynes. Jimmy quickly countered with an effective sprawl, keeping Mike from executing. Jimmy then swiftly moved to the dominant position and proceeded to "ground and pound" forcing ISCF Referee Kevin Engle to stop the match at :52 seconds of the 1st round!
    Jimmy Haynes winner TKO - :52 seconds of Round 1

    Jeff Marzolf (Krav Maga, Overland Park, KS) vs Chris Barrows (Dan Tharp, Kansas City, MO)
    Both fighters quickly went to the mat ~ with Barrows attempting what appeared to be a missed ankle lock. Within seconds, Barrows somehow rolled over Marzolf's ankle, causing an immediate dislocation. The ankle looked extremely out-of-place, and extremely painful! However, Marzolf was a true warrior, handling the injury with grace! He left the ring on a gurney, but the crowd cheered him on their feet!
    Chris Barrows Winner: Referee Stopped Contest Due to Injury -:39 seconds of Round 1

  3. ISCF MMA Middleweight
    Parker Southworth (Dan Tharp's Gym, Kansas City, MO) vs Alex Carter (Self-trained, Chicago, IL)
    This bout was a barn burner. Both contestants came out throwing haymakers! Alex quickly settled down and got busy ~ landing repeated rights and lefts on Southworth's head! They went to the mat, and Carter gained the rear position, moving in for a rear naked choke, causing Southworth to quickly tap out!
    Alex Carter winner TKO - :2:28 of Round 1 - Rear Naked Choke

  4. ISCF MMA Middleweight
    Todd Brown (Brad Jones Garage, Overland Park, KS) vs LC Davis (Dan Tharp's Gym, Kansas City, MO)
    This bout was a crowd pleaser. As Davis entered the ring, the crowd went wild with chants of "LC, LC". The fighters gave the crowd exactly what they wanted ~ three full rounds of action! In round one, Brown attempted to get Davis into a Figure Four, but Davis slipped past the leg lock. Davis then took the side guard position, and the action stalled. The referee stood the fighters up and the match continued. Davis landed a strong leg kick, followed by a quick right hand at the end of the round, clearly dominating this round. The fighters emerged for round two quick and ready. First blood was drawn ~ Davis again landing a right hand. The fighters returned to the mat, with Brown attempting an arm lock, with no success. Round two ended with Davis having an edge. The crowd roared for the start of round three. The fighters came out swinging. Quickly going to the mat, it was a battle of strengths, landing both fighters over the edge of the apron. The deft referee quickly stepped in and stood the fighters up to complete the round. Both fighters finished strong, with Brown fighting smart, but Davis still held his edge. All three judges scored it 30-27 for Davis. The crowd got their money's worth with this bout!
    LC Davis winner Unanimous Decision

  5. IKF FCR Kickboxing - Light Middleweight
    Melvin Hartley (Bud Johnson, Trainer, Kansas City, MO) vs Josh Fisher (Finney's Kickboxing, St. Louis, MO)
    These fighters had no problem getting their required kicks in every round. That left the focus on their boxing skills combined with their kicks. Fisher started round one landing several good straight lefts, causing Hartley to become tentative. Hartley then came back with a few straight rights of his own, followed by back leg round kicks; however, these were not enough to answer Fisher's speed. Fisher clearly dominated this round. Round two saw the fighters come out ready to brawl. Hartley landed some rights to the body early in this round, but again, Fisher's straight left hand along with an effective back leg round kick dominated. Hartley knew stepping into Round three he had to work to win this fight. Fisher threw a dynamic round kick to Hartley's face, causing Hartley to appear as though he was out of gas...but, just as the crowd thought Hartley was done, he pulled a right jump front kick out, landing it squarely on Fisher's body, causing Fisher to step back. Realizing what he had done, Hartley ran forward with a quick right hand to Fisher's face. Fisher came back with a series of flurries of his own. Although Hartley showed heart, Fisher dominated the fight overall, with all judges scoring all three rounds 30-27, in Fisher's favor. These young men (still teenagers) have a bright future in kickboxing!
    Josh Fisher winner: Unanimous Decision

    Tyler Hood (Brad Jones Garage, Overland Park, KS) vs Josh Johnston (KC North Cisco Guerra)
    This fight started with both fighters landing wicked knees from a stand up position. Johnson quickly gained an advantage as both fighters went to the mat. Johnson gained position from a top mount, consistently pounding on Hood until the round ended. Round two started much the same way, with Johnson demonstrating superior control throughout the round. Hood went back to his corner with both eyes swollen shut. The referee stopped the bout at the end of the 2nd round.
    Josh Johnson Winner: TKO - Referee Stopped Contest end of 2nd Round

  7. IKF FCR Kickboxing
    Cade Woodall (Kansas City, MO) vs Frank Bryant
    Both fighters came out fast, with Bryant landing a smart, crisp left-right combination, confusing Woodall. Bryant continued this barrage with front leg kicks, double punch combinations, forcing the referee to give Woodall a standing 8-count. Woodall attempted to answer back, but was clearly outgunned by the stronger, larger Bryant. As with all the fighters, these gentlemen are champions just to be in the ring!
    Frank Bryant Winner: TKO 1:36 of Round 1

  8. ISCF MMA - Light Heavyweight
    Dean Kugler (Brad Jones Garage, Overland Park KS ) vs Kenny Allen (Chicago )
    These fighters were ready to rumble. Allen came out with a flurry of strong punches ~ and Dean answered back with a couple of quick leg kicks. The crowd loved this action. The fighters went to the mat with Kugler attempting an arm bar, but Allen was too cagey to capture. As Allen attempted to get up off the mat, Kugler threw a powerful ax kick from the floor to Allen's face, connecting with a hard slam! Allen was forced to step back, injuring his knee in the process, causing him to tap out! Awesome fight action!
    Dean Kugler Winner: Tap Out: 2:15 Round 1

  9. IKF MTR Heavyweight Kickboxing
    Eric Siley (Krav Maga, OPKS) vs Darryl Harris (Chicago)
    Siley took command of this bout with a flurry of punches. Half way through the round, Siley's strikes were beginning to take effect, causing Harris to take a knee. After receiving an 8-count, the bout continued much on the same path - with Siley in command! Within seconds, Siley pulled out another series of punches causing the referee to stop the bout 1:28 in the first round!
    Eric Siley Winner: TKO 1:28 Round 1

    John Cornett (Brad Jones Garage Overland Park, KS ) vs Joe Marayo ( Chicago)
    The main event was worth waiting for ~ but, if you blinked, you could have missed the action! MMA fights are known for their quick upsets due to the technical nature of the fight! This fight was no exception - with Cornett getting down to business with a quick start! Cornett immediately landed a leg lock on Marayo and the fight was over in less than 30!
    John Cornett Winner: TAP OUT :24 seconds Round 1

For more info please call Finney's Kickboxing at (314) 608-3104 or by e-mail at or see go to

THURSDAY, September 15th, 2005, AT 11:50 PM, PT


ISCF Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Brett Moses (Right) Full Throttle IV played to over 3,000 spectators - a packed house at any other venue, but simply another good crowd at the WILD BILL'S venue. The faithful were not disappointed as the 15 action-packed bouts played out. Celebrity guests included Yves Edwards, Renzo Gracie, guest referee Forrest Griffin and this year's Ultimate Fighter contestant Jorge Gurgel. Bout of the night went to the Luigi Fioravanti vs Tim Stout war! Fioravanti went on to win the decision, but both fighters gave and received plenty. Here are the nights results below.

    DYMOND JONES Defeated MARK SERKEZ by SPLIT DECISION at 12:00 Round 3.
    It was the debut for each of these light heavyweight fighters. Both were well-trained and thus they were evenly matched.

    RAN WEATHERS Defeated CHASE KNIGHT by TAP OUT by ARMBAR at 0:26 Round 1.
    Weathers was quick to secure the armbar submission, avenging an earlier loss.

    Nestlehutt appeared to have the upper hand from the get go, forcing Longworth to the ground and mounting; however, Longworth was able to defend, weather the storm and ultimately reverse and land strikes to force the tap out.

    Guevara was sharp in his pro debut closing the distance for the clinch, taking Jones to the ground, mounting and then getting the back for the RNC tap out.

    JOE MERRITT Defeated JOHN TARRH by TAP OUT at 1:14 Round 1.
    Tarrh seemed in control early on securing the take down and getting mount. Merritt swept him and Tarrh all of a sudden cried out in pain and immediately tapped out. The ring physician confirmed that he had somehow separated his shoulder.

    In the first of two victories by Team Jorge Gurgel fighters, Toney looked sharp, mounting and raining down blows, forcing Santos' corner to throw in the towel.

    DIEGO SARAIEVA Defeated BRANDON BLEDSOE by TAP OUT at 0:52 Round 1.
    Hats off to Bledsoe for accepting a fight against a BJJ Black belt on two days notice. While he started off strong, Saraieva was too slick, securing the armbar.

    SCOTT HARPER Defeated KEVIN BROOKS by REF STOPPAGE at 0:37 Round 1.
    Harper, in only his second pro bout, stepped up to face the veteran, Brooks. It was all Harper as he knocked Brooks down, mounted and rained down punches until Referee Forrest stepped in to halt the onslaught.

    COLE "WUNDERKIND" MILLER Defeated TIM HONEYCUTT by KO at 0:23 Round 1.
    Miller, primarily known as a grappler, showed precision punching ending the bout with a crisp straight right that put Honeycutt on the canvas to stay.

    In what initially appeared to be a mismatch in Khalliq's favor, Team Jorge Gurgel fighter Varney took all the punishment Khalliq had to offer (which would have KO'ed many a fighter) and then, in the second round, turned it on against his obviously tired and frustrated opponent.

    LUIGI FIORAVANTI Defeated TIM STOUT by UNANIMOUS DECISION in 15:00 minutes, 3 Rounds.
    The fight of the night featured two warriors slugging it out in a 15 minute war. No one left their seat as neither fighter backed down or away. Fioravanti landed more combinations en route to the victory, but neither fighter left unscathed. Amazing battle!

    JEFF "LITTLE POPEYE" BEDARD Defeated ROCKY LONG by UNANIMOUS DECISION in 15:00 minutes, 3 Rounds.
    Bedard's lightning fast takedowns, leverage and positioning were too much for Long. Rocky was never able to get off as Bedard would take him down and Ground N' Pound.

    ANDY FOSTER Defeated WAYNE MUSIC by TAP OUT - ARMBAR at 1:19 Round 1.
    In a rematch of an earlier victory, Foster proved it was no fluke. Music got the takedown and Foster pulled guard, defending and baiting until Music gave him the arm. Music did take the fight on short notice when Foster's original opponent was injured, but offered no excuses this time around.

    Assuncao controlled from the beginning. At 3:58 of Round 2 McGlothlin tapped to the guillotine, keeping Raphael's unbeaten streak intact.

    In a huge upset, McCarthy shot and Garrett secured the guillotine. They went to the ground, but Garrett held on. McCarthy wound up going to sleep.

For more event info go to the Fight Party website at
Or contact ISCF Full Throttle IV Promoter Brett Moses at the Fight Party HOTLINE at (404) 315-7235.

MORE NEWS OF 9-15-05


From Mr. Mike Hammoud

  1. Featherweight - 145 lbs.
    Joseph Ramirez
    (1-0, Vancouver, BC) defeated Tom Chilton (0-1, Vernon, BC) by TKO referee stoppage from punches at 2:13 of Round 1.

  2. Featherweight - 145 lbs.
    Hardeep Singh
    (2-0, Vancouver, BC) defeated Joe Cummings (1-2, Portland, OR ) by TKO referee stoppage from punches at 2:13 of Round 1.

  3. Middleweight - 175 lbs
    Akawui Riquelme
    (1-0, Vancouver, BC) defeated John Dobier (0-2, Burnaby, BC) by TKO referee stoppage from punches at 2:39 of Round 1.

  4. Lightweight - 155 lbs
    Kevin Barkhouse
    (3-0, Vernon, BC ) defeated Jose Orozeo (3-1, Portland, OR ) by arm bar at 1:38 of Round 1.

  5. Lightweight 150 lbs
    Chris Jensen
    (2-1, Portland, OR) defeated Kenny Butterfield (4-1, Prince George, BC ) by TKO ref stoppage from punches at 0:49 of Round 1.

  6. Welterweight - 165 lbs
    Garrett Davis
    (6-6-1, Vancouver, BC) defeated Matt Lininger (6-4, Lacey, WA) by guillotine choke at 1:15 of Round 1.

  7. Heavyweight - 240 lbs
    Paul Daniel
    (2-1, Chillwack, BC ) defeated Ihsan Sitchaisai (0-1, Tacoma, WA ) by TKO referee stoppage from a knee at 0:56 of Round 1.

  8. Welterweight 165 lbs
    Myles Merola
    (4-1, Surrey, BC) defeated Ken Tran (3-2, Vancouver, BC ) by rear-naked choke at 1:11 of Round 2.

  9. Middleweight 185 lbs
    Danny Dlask
    (6-1, Lanley, BC) defeated Jodey Ingalls (7-2-1, Campbell River, BC) by verbal submission from punches at 2:51 of Round 1.

  10. Heavyweight - 235 lbs
    Devin Cole
    (9-0, Medford, OR) defeated Ulisses Castro (14-4-1, Campbill River, BC) by TKO referee stoppage from strikes at 2:42 of Round 1.

For more info please contact Mr. Mike Hammoud at (604) 318-1902 or (778) 885-7774 or

FRIDAY, September 9th, 2005, AT 9:45 PM, PT


ISCF Georgia, USA: Next Saturday night, September 17th the Macon City Auditorium in Macon Georgia will be the venue host of ISCF Promoter Matthew Waller's (Right) Gauntlet Productions, Submission Fighting Open XII! SFO XII will explode with the usual great no-holds-barred action as all the previous SFO's! SFO XII will feature competition from all over the Southeast inside an 18-foot ring.

Tickets are on sale NOW starting at $15 and can be purchased either by phone at 478-751-9232 TicketMaster - 478-752-1600 or online by clicking HERE!

The Macon City Auditorium is located at 415 First Street in Macon, GA. Driving Directions to Macon City Auditorium: From Atlanta: I-75 South to I-16 East, Downtown Exit (corner of First and Cherry Streets)
From South: I-75 North to I-16 East, Downtown Exit (corner of First and Cherry Streets)
From Savannah: I-16 West, Downtown Exit (corner of First and Cherry Streets) (corner of First and Cherry Streets)
For a map CLICK HERE!

If you have any questions please contact the promoter at or call (478) 475-1092. The Submission Fighting Open is Georgia's longest running mixed martial arts promotion and has been in effect since 1997. Owned and operated by Gauntlet Productions, the same company that brings you The Gauntlet Trials Southeastern Regional MMA qualifiers, the SFO is the premier showcase for up and coming talent in the southeastern region of the U.S.
*Fight card is subject to change.

WEDNESDAY, September 7th, 2005, AT 3:30 PM, PT


ISCF Atlanta, Georgia, USA:
This Friday, September 9th, 2005, FIGHT PARTY PRODUCTIONS, the UNDISPUTED KING of NHB-style Mixed Martial Arts Fighting in Georgia, in conjunction with WILD BILL'S Country Music Dance Club, proudly present the fourth installment of the FULL THROTTLE EXTEME Mixed Martial Arts FIGHTING series:


Come watch 16 Mixed Martial Arts fights, LIVE in Georgia's only CAGE! FULL THROTTLE regularly matches the best fighters in Georgia against some of the best up and coming fighters in the sport today. Come see UFC veteran Charles "Chainsaw" McCarthy, Jeff "Little Popeye" Bedard, Raphael Assuncao and the return of local favorites Andy Foster, Rashad Khalliq, Joe Merritt and Kevin Brooks. Special guests to include last season's Ultimate Fighter champ Forrest Griffin, this season's lightweight front runner Jorge Gurgel and a special appearance by Martial Arts legend Renzo Gracie!

Look for collections, raffles and sales of collectable memorabilia, the profits of which will all go directly toward Hurricane relief.

Forget the haters and imitators…And remember; if it doesn't say Fight Party, Wild Bill's or Full Throttle MMA, you never know what you're getting. This is the very best Georgia has to offer!


    1. ISCF Featherweight MMA
      • Jeff "Little Popeye" Bedard (creighton martial arts – atlanta) vs. Rocky Long (yves edwards thug jitsu – houston, tx)

    2. ISCF Featherweight MMA
      • Raphael Assuncao (velocity – atlanta) vs. William McGlothlin (living defense martial arts – little rock, ak)

    3. ISCF Light Heavyweight MMA
      • Charles "Chainsaw" McCarthy (american top team – coconut creek, fl) vs. Trevor Garrett (killing fields, ohio)

    4. ISCF Heavyweight MMA
      • Andy Foster (united/velocity – dalton, ga) vs. Wayne Music (vmac – valdosta, ga)

    5. ISCF Middleweight MMA
      • Luigi Fioravanti (marcio simas – orlando, fl) vs. Tim Stout (team oxendine/helio soneca – johnson city, tn)

    6. ISCF Heavyweight MMA
      • Rashad Khalliq (velocity – atlanta) vs. Andrew "Sprout" Varney (team jorge gurgel – west virginia)

    7. ISCF Featherweight MMA
      • Cole "Wunderkind" Miller (team praxis – macon, ga) vs. Tim Honeycutt (marcio simas – orlando, fl

    8. ISCF Welterweight MMA
      • Diego Saraieva (velocity – atlanta) vs. Brandon Bledsoe (team helio soneca – knoxville, tn)

    9. ISCF Welterweight MMA
      • Matt Santos (team santos – providence, ri) vs. Jamie Toney (team jorge gurgel – west virginia)

    10. ISCF Middleweight MMA
      • Joe Merritt (boxing martial arts – atlanta) vs. John Tarrh (martial concepts jiu jitsu – terre haute, indiana)

    11. ISCF Light Heavyweight MMA
      • Scott Harper (team praxis – griffin, ga) vs. Kevin Brooks (boxing martial arts – atlanta, ga)

    12. ISCF Welterweight MMA
      • Juan Guevara (team tiger – roswell, ga) vs. Terrance Jones (team santos – providence, ri )

    13. ISCF Super Heavyweight MMA
      • Cory Nestlehutt (velocity – atlanta) vs. Mark Longworth (auburn, al)

    14. ISCF Lightweight MMA
      • Danny Payne (team inferno – dallas, tx) vs. Robbie Lee Bishop (team executioner – south carolina)

    15. ISCF Welterweight MMA
      • Ran Weathers (velocity – kennesaw, ga) vs. Chase Knight (tennessee )

    16. ISCF Light Heavyweight MMA
      • Dymond Jones (velocity – kennesaw, ga) vs. Mark Serkez (marcio simas – orlando, fl )

*Thanks to Trevor Garrett for stepping up on short notice to face Chainsaw.
**When Andy Foster's opponent had to bow out due to injury, Wayne Music quickly stepped in to challenge Andy. Music insists an earlier loss to Foster was somewhat of a fluke and eagerly awaits the opportunity to avenge the loss…

For more event info go to the Fight Party website at Or call the Fight Party HOTLINE at (404) 315-7235

TUESDAY, September 6th, 2005, AT 4:15 PM, PT

Results From The
September 3rd - Louis, Missouri, USA

By Robert Donaker, ISCF & IKF Missouri, USA
Once again Shamrock Promotions put on another great night of fights. To a packed house, Jesse Finney made an unbelievable night of fights come to life. The match-making was perfect. In the boxing matches Team Finney went up against some of the best in their weight classes, and all of them coming out victorious. There were four NHB matches on the card. Each fight a little different. The first one had Erich Singer up against Kenny Allen. This match was your wrestler versus your Jui Jitsu fighter. The 2nd one had Dustin Phillips and Alex Carter slugging it out, and they did. There wasn't much defense, and the crowd loved the many punches that were landed. In a highly anticipated fight Tracy Taylor took on 3 Time National Wrestling Champion Titus Taylor. This fight was action packed from the start, and showed Tracy's well developed ground and pound skills. The last night of the four NHB fights had new comer, Chris Barrow, up against the veteran Mike Green. The only kickboxing match was between Josh Fischer and Brad James, both these fighters were coming off a great showing at the IKF North American Championships. Here are all the nights results:

    Chris Barrows (Lenexa, KS) def Mike Green (St. Louis, MO) in the first round by Arm Bar.

  2. IKF Kickboxing Josh Fischer (St. Louis, MO) def Brad James (Little Rock, AR) 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

    Tracy Taylor (St. Louis, MO) def Titus Taylor (East St. Louis, IL) in the second round by guillotine choke.

    Dustin Phillips (Kansas City, KS) def Alex Carter (Chicago, IL) by split decision.

  5. Kickboxing Exhibition
    Ron White (St. Louis, MO) vs Mike Kirk (Dallas, TX).

    Erich Singer (Kansas City, KS) def Kenny Allen (Chicago, IL) in the second round by rear naked choke.

  7. Boxing
    Jamie O'Hare (St. Louis, MO) def Channel Ivory (East St. Louis, IL) by referee stoppage.

  8. Boxing
    Timmy Connors (St. Louis, MO) def Brandon Hoskins (Hannibal, MO) by score card 3-0.

  9. Boxing
    Kevin Engel (St. Louis, MO) def Adam Johnson (Hannibal, MO) by first round KO.

  10. Boxing
    Michelle Hurchla (St. Louis, MO) def Dyesha Robertson (St. Louis, MO) by referee stoppage.

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