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Brave New World of Mixed Martial Arts (A Multi-Company C-Verse Dynasty)

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Hey folks, quick out-of character post to introduce the dynasty before we dive into things.


This is a dynasty where I will simultaneously book every company in the base C-Verse data, covered in character through various outlets like blurcat.com news pieces and event results post with abridged descriptions and in-character commentary.


I'll be posting event results, month-end and year-end review pieces with an annual awards special. Any reality TV companies do will be in the month-end posts as part of the company news.


On top of that, I'll include a rankings update for world and company rosters so you can get a good look at who's in what companies and you can track fighter progress.


There's a lot to cover and I hope things become clear as I post. With that said, let's step foot into the World of Mixed Martial Arts.





By: Amer Sami


2001 was a crazy year for MMA. ALPHA-1 and GAMMA grew their already-titanic presence in the sport to even bigger levels. ALPHA-1 had a year with major events like their first Grand Prix, a classic one-night tournament seeing some of the best heavyweights in the world going at it to prove who's the best of the biggest in the sport. On the other side of the Pacific, GAMMA put on stellar event after stellar event and such megastars like James Foster and Matthew Dean are on the verge of turning themselves into stars bigger than MMA itself and threaten to cross over into mainstream sports media.


It wasn't just the big two making waves, however. Europe finds itself a hotbed of fighting with BCF managing to ink a deal with UK Choice to get a great coverage of pay-per-view and massively increasing its audience. Meanwhile SIGMA developed some truly talented fighters and guys like Niko Soldo could end up outgrowing the company and sparking massive bidding wars. Europe's talent pool is so deep, however, that I don't know if losing their top stars would doom them as so many young guys are ready to pick up the slack.


The other major presence are the companies making a name for themselves on lightweight fights. KDM FC may lose its top stars at 155 to ALPHA-1, but with Featherweight and Bantamweight divisions featuring stars like Tomohiro Takeuchi, Kanji Togo, and Li-Kong Ho, not to mention a contender for the greatest female fighter ever in Veronika Sablikova, the Asian underdog finds itself among the hardcore fan's favorite organizations. XCC, based in the beautiful Van Nuys neighborhood in Los Angeles, California is a great American version of that style of fighting, though they lost their female fighters years ago. Fast-paced fights with the country's smallest guys have it a local favorite and videos of the fights that do surface have the internet (especially our forums) abuzz every time they surface. Up north, WEFF are the world's premier group of female fighters, putting on great bouts with fighters that either due to promoter bias or advertiser trepidation, no one else seems to want to. Their loss is the WEFF's gain, though, as they put on fights you really should be watching if you ever find yourself in the great white north.


The last major story was the death of Fight League Brazil. The longtime favorite of martial arts purists found itself going under with a lack of funds, no media presence, and a constant talent raid by larger companies. Names like Affonso Villar and Manuel Silva were thundering gods in Brazil, but were sniped by big money contracts and pay-per-view glory. Yet, in a shocking twist, Clodomil Dualib surfaced from the shadows around November, saying that FLB yet lived. Behind the scenes, protracted legal battles were being held over whether or not the top talent left fairly or were improperly poached away from them. While it never went to court, there were buyout agreements for several of their top stars that left FLB with just enough money to scrap together a rebuilt roster of local Brazilian fighters. The talent that's left isn't exactly awe-inspiring as a lot of these guys were either washouts from FLB's heyday or journeyman fighters never good enough to sign in the first place, Dualib doesn't want Brazilian MMA to die and you have to admire the tenacity they're showing. Maybe a diamond can be found in this rough and they'll bounce back better than ever. If they don't, at least they went down swinging.






ALPHA-1 is still the biggest company in the world and rather than being comfortable with its position, it looks to make itself even bigger coming into next year. They started throwing cash around like no one has ever seen, breaking ground on beautiful new offices in Tokyo, financed by new media deals with Japanese broadcasting giants J-Network East and Emperor Choice, which means even more eyeballs find themselves on what was already a white-hot product in Japan. Company CEO Ietsuna Hisamatsu is incredibly optimistic for 2002. The wildly popular Grand Prix format makes a return next year, but instead of the titans of the heavyweight division, it looks to make a splash at lightweight.


Sources indicate that this move was actually made after negotiations with champion Sukarno broke down and the champ and the company could not agree on a suitable opponent. Sukarno pushed for a rematch with Go Yamamoto, but Hisamitsu refused saying that Yamamoto's loss shouldn't be rewarded with an immediate rematch. Ever opportunistic, this seemed like the perfect time to revive the Grand Prix in hopes that a star-making performance from the tournament winner would appease the champion.


As a side-note, the super heavyweight division finds itself in similar trouble, with Palmer Lette feeling as if nothing is left for him in the division with threats to drop down to heavyweight where he hopes to rematch with Hassan Fezzik. This leaves ALPHA-1 in a difficult spot either way. They either face a division with a champion who refuses to fight or a champion who is too good for it. Either way, the only real star power at 265 plus right now is Daddy Bear. Attempts are being made to find the next star, but things look grim.


Not every title is being held up, however. The rest of the company is loaded with celebrity talent looking to shine. Recent champions like Fontes and Van Der Capellen look to build on their title wins while the legendary Hassan Fezzik continues to rack up MMA's greatest scalp collection. The biggest prize fight, though, is the dream match between 205 kingpin Jin Katou and the Brazilian beast himself, Affonso Villar. That one will be an absolute war.


ALPHA-1 is one of MMA's biggest companies and it's going to only get bigger. The top of the card is loaded with star talent and recent imports only make things better. There are potential concerns with the number of imports starting to crowd out homegrown Japanese talent and Hisamitsu himself has said he is committed to breeding the next group of star Japanese fighters, but that could be difficult. The long-term plans may have some question marks on them, but speaking strictly for 2002 ALPHA-1 is a must-watch.




If ALPHA-1 isn't the biggest company in the world, it's GAMMA. Matt Tripp's martial arts circus continues to be the best show in America, loaded with money fights and a hit reality TV show. Season 3 of Clash of the Titans starts this week. Going down the list of divisions, we now find ourselves trying to find the next star at light heavyweight. There seems to be a big commitment to providing entertaining TV this year, fully confident that the fighters themselves can live up to the fight aspect of the show. Coaches this season are Dexter Darling and Maarten De Vries, which will be an intersting coaching fight as these guys may be past their prime, but are still huge names in the space and will provide a good style match in the cage. On the screen, I can't wait to see these two go at it and word is there are some good entertainers among the cast this season too.


The name of the game when it comes to GAMMA this year is money. GAMMA is spending it like no one's business right now. Weekly reality TV is a massive drain on company finances and there's no guarantee that the winner of the competition will be a star that ever makes the show's money back for them. If that doesn't make them money, though, the title fights will. From March to May, we're going to see Regueiro vs. Silva, Foster vs. Boyer III, and Dean vs. Moura II. Ho. Ly. Crap. Each of those fights could easily make the company a million dollars, offsetting any losses they make.


Matt Tripp, in his usual manner, has said in recent interviews that he knows his company is being seen more as entertainment instead of sport, something he seems alternately amused and insulted by. If he wanted GAMMA to be seen as a freakshow, they'd still be running one-night tournaments (a shot at ALPHA-1?) and running openweight fights. He said not to worry, however/ GAMMA is committed to putting on the best fights it can and scouting out top talent for the future, showing excitement for several new fighters he discovered and signed as part of the talent search for Clash of Titans, looking to stock every division rather than just this season's showcase.


There are some disappointment though. While no titles are being held up, some divisions are lacking star power. Heavyweight, once a shining light for GAMMA now seems to simply be The James Foster Show, with no one unseating the long time champ and the shine coming off his once-promising roster of challengers. An active effort is being made in building the top of the division, hoping to avoid any possible opponent standoffs. The bottom of the division is also a focus as well, with Titans standouts like Sam Hoynes and Lars-Gunnar Ekberg vocally stating their desire to be stars of the future.


And as always, super heavyweight simply doesn't have the star power to find itself on the main card of the big shows. Championship fights are relegated to Battle Lines and the top of the division is still stuck in the prelim cards, with only big names like Gary Sampson and whoever holds the belt showing up on the main card. Big outside names are showing up looking to inject star power like veteran Marvin Stevens and the reborn career of boxing star Lucius M Banks, but it could be long past 2002 before super heavyweight finds itself in equal standing in the company.


Overall, though, GAMMA stands to see massive growth this year as well. It's still neck and neck with ALPHA-1 in the global consciousness but with massive title fights and a great presence on TV, it may yet finally cement itself as the undisputed world number one.




BCF still has its loyal fanbase and its deal with UK Choice gives it one of the best pay-per-view deals in the world. The company isn't in any major of losing money now that it has broadcast rights firmly in place, the talent feels the company is large enough that they're agreeing to exclusive contracts and the crop of British rookies looks incredibly inspiring.


The story for them this year isn't if they can grow, but how much they'll grow by. Will top stars like Carter Potter and Rob Baines be the people who finally make BCF big enough to cause waves outside of the UK? Will they finally be able to entice top stars to stay after losing names like Jake Keane and Curt Kitson in bidding wars where they couldn't offer an exclusive contract? And who will the next breakout star be?


Company owner Jerome McCallum seemed particularly excited about his rookie fighters. While he won't be featuring them on the main cards right away, if you asked him the future of the company is in the hands of fighters young enough to be university students like Aston Merryman, Owen Williams, and the notorious Jazz Snide.


While still only a name in the UK right now, it's solidly the biggest name in the UK and looks to firmly entrench itself as destination entertainment for British fight fans. The top stars are still relatively young, there is a youth movement being pushed by the management, and pubs all across the isles now have quality Saturday night fights to draw people in with. This is going to be a fun year for them.




If BCF was content to own British fighting, SIGMA was far from happy being its continental equivalent. DL Freeman is seriously pushing SIGMA to be a big player on the MMA stage. He ended 2001 trying to find a media deal and wasn't able to ink one. However, that could soon change. Continental Sports and Euro Cable Sports are currently engaged with a bidding war over the rights to air SIGMA programming. This deal is tenuous though, as they want a presence both in Russia, which has only several local fighters to its name and no full-time promotions. and the UK, which is dominated by the BCF, before agreeing to sign any contracts.


Rather than be deterred by such a request, Freeman has arranged a three-day tour of the company to its potential markets at the end of January with a Friday show in Moscow, a Saturday show in London, and a Sunday show in Bareclona with a card that was originally going to be headlined by both Basora brothers, but due to an unfortunate training injury to Lukas Mellberg, will "only" be headlined by Alberto vs. Jens Halle, which will still be white-hot for the Barcelona hometown hero. The Luis vs. Mellberg fight ended up being rescheduled into April to co-main an event in Zagreb headlined by Niko Soldo vs. Valentin Taneyev. Do you see what I mean about them being ambitious? I can't remember the last time anyone in this business swung this hard for the fences in trying to make a name for themselves. Fighters around Europe are eyeing this potential growth as a possible destination for themselves and British fighters who may not be seen as good prospects by the BCF may just jump the channel to SIGMA.


Doing this when the company isn't stable enough to offer exclusive contracts and without a current broadcast deal may seem like suicide to reasonable people within the business. I know some on the site who claim this could bankrupt the company by the end of the year and that they will suffer a glorious death that even FLB couldn't manage. I'm more optimistic though. Will this tour lose them money? Of course. You need to spend money to make money though and media rights can make them a lot of money, especially if they can conquer multiple markets at once.


It's not like they don't have the talent for it either. Niko Soldo, Aleksander Ivanov, and the legendary Basora brothers are among the best in their divisions in all of the world and they also have a robust featherweight division that gives it a competitive edge over companies like the BCF. Priding itself as having the best of all worlds and world-class fights, SIGMA can pass BCF soon and become a big name if this aggressive push continues. While it won't be as big as the big two, I think SIGMA may be a front-runner for Company of the Year if this all goes according to plan.




WEFF is also looking to see great growth this year as well. Rather than having to scrape for a deal, WEFF was actually approached by Q-TV near the end of the year with an offer to feature them in a monthly Friday night slot. Q-TV saw potential in the company as they lacked demographic support among both sports fans as well as women in general. Seeing a potential golden goose in the company, Sophie Aliss and company jumped at the chance to get themselves airtime that they thought they would never get after repeated efforts and continual denial from potential advertisers.


This is a huge development not just for the WEFF, but for female fighters everywhere. This is, right now, the only way female fighters can get themselves on the air and it remains to be seen if any of the top European and Asian names that are dominating their local scenes like Dajit Samir and Trish Biel will finally jump ship and make WEFF the premier destination for women in martial arts.


The company is definitely loaded with enough talent to carry the banner for women in the sport. Featherweight may be fighting for the spotlight with KDM FC and the “what-if” of Sablikova never fighting for them will probably haunt us for years, but there's enough talent for them to make a name for themselves. Then there's bantamweight and featherweight to factor into the equation which makes them the true giants of women's MMA. The championship trifecta of Lehane, Vaughan, and Sadorra as well as top contenders like Pamela O'Neill and Haley Croft leave this company in a great spot.


As if that weren't enough, though, WEFF is continuing the global push for fresh talent. Top free agents like South African star Serena Hill and American phenom Natasha Mellow have finally signed with the company. On top of that, promising rookies like Martina Collee, Haley Lovebond, and Idina Micklewhite headline a crop of top prospects that could soon challenge the incumbent legends of the company. WEFF has tv, it has stars, it's got youth, it's got it all.




The last few companies are largely finding themselves in a holding pattern I think. None of them have a media presence and it's not a guarantee they'll find one by the end of the year. Combine that with limited finances, all three of them will probably find themselves in the same spot next year.


With that disclaimer out of the way though, that doesn't mean there won't be exciting fights. KDM FC has long been a hardcore favorite. The fast-paced action of the Korea-based company has produced great slugfests and slick grappling for years and there's no signs of slowing down.


The women's featherweight division is highlighted by the indomitable champion herself, Veronika Sablikova. Beneath her, though, KDM has promised to feature the women in their company more prominently with at least one main card female fight per event. While there aren't any immediate threats to the queen, challengers are looking to solidify their chance in what looks to be a busy year.


The lightweight division is rebuilding itself after yet another raid from ALPHA-1. Undeterred, they're looking to showcase new championship Teeratep Nutnum in a Thai debut for the company, traveling to Bangkok in what will be the first of several shows outside of their usual Korean base. The division finds itself up in the air and its likely that Nutnum will lose in front of his hometown crowd as he's a heavy underdog against challenger Takahiro Nakamura. Who knows who the champion will be by year's end, but uncertainty can be exciting.


The lower divisions find themselves more firmly entrenched. Kanji Togo is a fearsome 135 pounder and the top of the division is on par with each other but probably a cut under the champ. Featherweight, though, is where the real prize is. There are many talented fighters at 145 pounds to be sure, but Tomohiro Takeuchi is an undisputed star and KDM looks to make him the ace of the company going forward.


KDM FC may find itself in roughly the same spot in December that it's sitting at in January, but as long as they don't go broke, we'll certainly enjoy the wars that are sure to erupt inside their confines.




XCC has always been the dark horse of the MMA world. They don't have the biggest fighters and may not have the best fighters of the division they do have, but what they do have is a roster that produces consistent, quality entertainment along with a passionate local crowd in the scenic Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles. A small-time promotion at the moment, those who do watch its fights rave about what they do see, similar to the hype surrounding KDM FC.


The lightweight division is a struggle to build star power in as the looming threat of anyone getting too big will simply be signed by GAMMA, but great fighters like Bosco Curbeam and Darren Southall highlight a division that has undeniable talent. Bantamweight is also a fun division with names like Willy Bassett and Zach Steggles being highlights of their smallest division both in fighter count and size.


The real gem though, is featherweight. 145 pounds seems to be the sweet spot for quality fighters for them as they have certified division legends like Sammy Gaffigan, Luiz Machado and the one and only Phillip Ziskie. On top of that, there's young phenoms like David James Diggle and Lamont Banner making their name as future contenders as well. XCC knows where its stars are and the 145 pounders are a welcome sight at their shows.


XCC recently moved out of its former home of American Legion Post 193 into the Sunset Ballroom on Van Nuys Boulevard. There's some renovations to do on the place, the new building does provide a larger space for crowds. While the loss of intimacy may dilute the atmosphere of the old Legion Hall that was nicknamed “The Zoo” for its rabid fans and wild energy, it will be nice to see fights in a venue like the new Ballroom. As it's relatively close to the Blurcat office, I may actually check out an event. Or, if I like what I see, maybe all of them.




I can't believe I'm actually writing about this company in 2002.


Well, let me backrack that. I can't believe I'm writing about them as an ACTIVE company in 2002. We'd always reminisce of past stars like Silva and Villar, but to think that after their implosion last July that they'd ever return is simply astounding. Yet here we are. The new year is here and FLB has literally returned from the dead.


Do they have a miraculous corporate backer footing the bill? No. Do they have a media presence giving them income? No. Do they have world-class talent that gives them hope for the future? Not really. What they have is the best of the rest of the Brazilian local scene, pocket change scraped from buyouts of their top stars, and a whole hell of a lot of hope.


The remaining talent in Brazil are guys FLB didn't want the first time around or were cut for not doing well. Josimar Martins is one of the best heavyweights they have and Carlos dos Santos is getting a title shot despite a 2-4 record in the old company. This is making a buffet out of a McDonald's dumpster, but maybe some things in there are still good. Perhaps promising rookies like Renan Heleno and Rogerio Votta will blossom. Young talent like Manoel Cabral and Valdo Calamari will shine. Maybe has-beens like Pedro Sousa and Mario de Souza will take the spotlight they've been thrust in and run with it.


It could just as well likely crash and burn as well. There's little to no money coming in, the talent is largely leftovers and unknowns, and there's no guarantee the raids just won't start all over again if anyone does break out. Clodomil Dualib may have been safer just sitting at home and focusing on his next venture. Brazil could just have been a hotbed and training ground for the stars of tomorrow rather than an MMA power in its own right. He didn't want that, though, and I admire the dedication.


FLB may not have a lot going for it, but I admire the fighting spirit. A lot of fans aren't satisfied with decisions ending good fights. They want finishes. Dualib is the same way. In his fight against the world, he didn't want it to end. If FLB is going down, it's going down swinging. Now's the time to make a comeback. For the sake of MMA, I hope it does. Mixed martial arts owes a lot to Brazil both in terms of giving us BJJ as well as tons of great fighters. It's better off with Brazil having a place at the table. Let's just hope this time it keeps its spot.










1 Matthew Dean, GAMMA Middleweight Champion (38-5)

2 James Foster, GAMMA Heavyweight Champion (37-4-1)

3 Sukarno, ALPHA-1 Lightweight Champion (30-0)

4 Hassan Fezzik, ALPHA-1 Heavyweight Champion (29-1)

5 Jin Katou, ALPHA-1 Light Heavyweight Champion (22-1)

6 Jake Keane, GAMMA Lightweight Champion (27-4)

7 Fiyero Lermontov, GAMMA Lightweight (18-0)

8 Phillip Ziskie, XCC Featherweight Champion (22-2-1)

9 Noach Van Der Capellen, ALPHA-1 Welterweight Champion (29-3)

10 Niko Soldo, SIGMA Light Heavyweight Champion (19-2-1)

11 Armen Sarkisian, ALPHA-1 Heavyweight (29-4)

12 Joaquim Fontes, ALPHA-1 Middleweight Champion (27-3)

13 Spencer Rubenstein, GAMMA Light Heavyweight (18-5)

14 Affonso Villar, ALPHA-1 Light Heavyweight (27-3)

15 Manuel Silva, GAMMA Welterweight (19-0)

16 Julio Regueiro, GAMMA Welterweight Champion (25-1)

17 Tomohiro Takeuchi, KDM FC Featherweight Champion (22-2)

18 Lars Bohlin, SIGMA Featherweight Champion (52-7)

19 Ichisake Miyagi, ALPHA-1 Welterweight (27-4)

20 Hiro Arai, ALPHA-1 Heavyweight (21-5)

21 Terron Cabal, ALPHA-1 Heavyweight (17-1)

22 Atep of Indonesia, ALPHA-1 Lightweight (14-1)

23 Brandon Sugar, GAMMA Lightweight (29-5)

24 Zvonomir Asanovic, ALPHA-1 Light Heavyweight (32-4)

25 Luis Basora, SIGMA Lightweight Champion (23-5)




1 Palmer Lette, ALPHA-1 Champion (24-6-2 2 NC)

2 George Pickering, GAMMA Champion (10-0)

3 Ali Shivari, ALPHA-1 (11-0)

4 Renato, ALPHA-1 (8-0)

5 Hanley Polter, GAMMA (7-0)

6 Taroemon Abukara, ALPHA-1 (8-1)

7 Kel Ryan, GAMMA (7-0)

8 Bob Dozier, ALPHA-1 (17-10)

9 Frank Paul, GAMMA (10-1)

10 Jutaro Honma, ALPHA-1 (7-1)

11 Marvin Stevens, GAMMA (27-12)

12 Sherman Shields, GAMMA (22-13)

13 Graham Goodbody, ALPHA-1 (20-10)

14 Seb Morehead, GAMMA (9-1)

15 Zachary Nobell, ALPHA-1 (6-0)

16 Gary Sampson, GAMMA (18-8)

17 Irwin Middleton, GAMMA (5-1)

18 Efren Luat, ALPHA-1 (7-1)

19 Namboku Okuda, ALPHA-1 (6-0)

20 Teddy Glossop, GAMMA (5-1)

21 Yoshikazu Inamoto, ALPHA-1 (10-6)

22 Noddy Pascow, ALPHA-1 (6-1)

23 Tomoji Takaoka, ALPHA-1 (4-1)

24 Joe Snettisham, GAMMA (8-2)

25 Wally Bryant, GAMMA (5-0)




1 James Foster, GAMMA Champion (37-4-1)

2 Hassan Fezzik, ALPHA-1 Champion (29-1)

3 Armen Sarkisian, ALPHA-1 (29-4)

4 Hiro Arai, ALPHA-1 (21-5)

5 Terron Cabal, ALPHA-1 (17-1)

6 Mason Archer, ALPHA-1 (22-6)

7 Carter Potter, BCF Champion (21-4)

8 Lefter Otkay, ALPHA-1 (16-1)

9 Tim Boyer, GAMMA (27-5-2)

10 Raul Hughes, GAMMA [Currently Fighting at Light Heavyweight] (17-4)

11 Palmer Lette, ALPHA-1 [Currently Fighting at Super Heavyweight] (24-6-2 2 NC)

12 Murilo Satinho, ALPHA-1 (12-0)

13 Kunimichi Kikuchi, ALPHA-1 (29-5)

14 Grzegorz Boniek, SIGMA (36-6)

15 Tony McCall, GAMMA (35-12)

16 Ari Peltonen, ALPHA-1 (28-10)

17 Rav Kapur, GAMMA (11-1)

18 Gladstone Lopes, GAMMA (16-2-1)

19 Tank Manu'a, GAMMA (20-7)

20 Stafford Alois, BCF (28-11)

21 Aleksander Ivanov, SIGMA Champion (11-1)

22 Eizo Alves Moura, ALPHA-1 (14-2)

23 Gyokusho Fujimoto, ALPHA-1 (11-2)

24 Fatuma Roy, GAMMA (23-10)

25 Percy Catcher, BCF (12-4)




1 Jin Katou, ALPHA-1 Champion (22-1)

2 Niko Solda, SIGMA Champion (19-2-1)

3 Spencer Rubenstein, GAMMA (18-5)

4 Affonso Villar, ALPHA-1 (27-3)

5 Zvonomir Asanovic, ALPHA-1 (32-4)

6 Mike Watson, GAMMA Champion (14-1)

7 Tadamasa Yamada, ALPHA-1 (23-4)

8 Lenny McFadden, BCF Champion (14-1)

9 Sho Kitabatake, ALPHA-1 (18-1)

10 Rafael Van Der Moot, ALPHA-1 (14-0)

11 Marlon John, GAMMA (14-2)

12 Aleksei Chekhov, ALPHA-1 (23-5)

13 Roberto Aldez, ALPHA-1 (46-13)

14 Anthony LeToussier, GAMMA (15-3)

15 Linfield Ballard, GAMMA (23-9)

16 Hyun-Shik Lim, ALPHA-1 (15-2)

17 Curt Kitson, ALPHA-1 (14-1)

18 Valentin Taneyeb, SIGMA (11-0)

19 Junior Patinkin, GAMMA (17-3)

20 Elgar, ALPHA-1 (29-8)

21 Nicolai Micklewicz, SIGMA (22-6)

22 Matti Kurri, SIGMA (10-2-1)

23 Faas Smit, SIGMA (38-17)

24 Tikhon Diev, BCF (11-0)

25 Lawrence Herringbone, GAMMA (16-3)




1 Matthew Dean, GAMMA Champion (38-5)

2 Joaquim Fontes, ALPHA-1 Champion (27-3)

3 Ieyoshi Yamashita, ALPHA-1 (28-10)

4 Carlos da Guia, ALPHA-1 (19-1)

5 Braulio Moura, GAMMA (25-3 1 NC)

6 Tora Mizwar, GAMMA (24-7)

7 Mal Phe Roby, ALPHA-1 (22-6)

8 Adam White, GAMMA (12-0)

9 Heiji Endo, ALPHA-1 (16-2)

10 Rob Baines, BCF Champion (33-11)

11 Buddy Garner, GAMMA (16-2)

12 Osmosis Benn, GAMMA (19-2)

13 Fjodor Kanchelskis, ALPHA-1 (14-1)

14 Thais Antonio Taffarel, ALPHA-1 (20-4)

15 Neil Napier, GAMMA (18-2)

16 Zaco, ALPHA-1 (47-15)

17 Jaromir Gyrgera, SIGMA (21-6)

18 Ashley Ballard, GAMMA (14-1)

19 Patrick Thomas, GAMMA (19-5)

20 Henning Olsen, BCF (18-7)

21 Sutton Ripley, GAMMA (17-4-1)

22 Fernandao Amaro, SIGMA 56-13-4 2 NC)

23 Bambang Sriyanto, ALPHA-1 (26-9-2)

24 JJ Reid, GAMMA (26-7-1)

25 Mario de Souza, FLB (24-9)




1 Noach Van Der Capellen, ALPHA-1 Champion (29-3)

2 Julio Regueiro, GAMMA Champion (25-1)

3 Manuel Silva, GAMMA (19-0)

4 Ichisake Miyagi, ALPHA-1 (27-4)

5 Carlos da Guia, ALPHA-1 [Currently Fighting at Middleweight] (19-1)

6 Alberto Basora, SIGMA Champion (22-8)

7 Xie Ming, ALPHA-1 (26-7)

8 Gabriel Gallego, GAMMA (20-5)

9 Chew Chua, ALPHA-1 (23-6)

10 Ikku Funaki, ALPHA-1 (20-6)

11 Bobby Brubaker, GAMMA (15-4)

12 Yevgeni Sipatov, GAMMA (29-9)

13 Darin Blood, GAMMA (16-6)

14 Jens Halle, SIGMA (18-3)

15 Rufus Stephens, GAMMA (19-4)

16 Templeton Crumb, SIGMA (22-4)

17 Syed Tan, ALPHA-1 (18-4-1)

18 David Webb, BCF Champion (19-5)

19 Fukusaburu Hirano, ALPHA-1 (15-2-1)

20 Claudio Palacios, ALPHA-1 (25-8)

21 Mills Mullally, BCF (19-6)

22 Josh Aldarisio, GAMMA (17-2)

23 Alan Kendall, GAMMA (16-5)

24 Kenneth Toadspew, SIGMA (14-3)

25 Vikram Sithalayan, BCF (19-4)




1 Sukarno, ALPHA-1 Champion (30-0)

2 Jake Keane, GAMMA Champion (27-4)

3 Fiyero Lermontov (18-0)

4 Atep of Indonesia, ALPHA-1 (14-1)

5 Brandon Sugar, GAMMA (29-5)

6 Luis Basora, SIGMA Champion (23-5)

7 Helio, GAMMA (19-1-1)

8 Naizen Hamacho, ALPHA-1 (13-1)

9 Go Yamamoto, ALPHA-1 (28-10)

10 Doug Hansen, BCF Champion (20-5)

11 Sean Morrison, GAMMA (30-6)

12 Bruce Steven, GAMMA (20-9)

13 Luke Hilton, GAMMA (12-2)

14 Lukas Mellberg, SIGMA (19-5)

15 Truck Gleeson, GAMMA (26-7 1 NC)

16 Datuk Ong Ka Ting, ALPHA-1 (11-1)

17 Caca de Andrade, ALPHA-1 (21-5)

18 Seth O'Breen, GAMMA (16-3)

19 Motoki Hojo, ALPHA-1 (20-6)

20 Georges Nouri, SIGMA (13-3)

21 Branco, ALPHA-1 (18-8)

22 Benny Danare, GAMMA (11-3)

23 Edson Edmilson, ALPHA-1 (25-12-1)

24 Bud Brockett, GAMMA (10-2)

25 Shizuya Nakae, ALPHA-1 (28-14)




1 Phillip Ziskie, XCC Champion (22-2-1)

2 Tomohiro Takeuchi, KDM FC Champion (22-2)

3 Lars Bohlin, SIGMA Champion (52-7)

4 Li-Kong Ho, KDM FC (21-2)

5 Kenji Akita, KDM FC (14-2)

6 Luiz Machado, XCC (25-5)

7 Masahiro Maeno, KDM FC (20-5)

8 Sammy Gaffigan, XCC (14-3)

9 Snorri Gunnarsson, SIGMA (24-6 1 NC)

10 Anthony Ray Shenkman, XCC (19-5)

11 Jason Daiglish, SIGMA (21-5)

12 Fernando Peragon, SIGMA (13-3)

13 David James Diggle, XCC (11-)

14 Frank Romita, XCC (13-2)

15 Easton Frye, XCC (16-6)

16 Yoshiro Makamori, KDM FC (11-2)

17 Davi Carlos Ramos, ALPHA-1 [Currently Fighting at Lightweight] (36-10)

18 Francesco Marazzina, SIGMA (22-9)

19 Azor Portela Nunes, XCC (24-6)

20 Norberto, KDM FC (30-7)

21 Manish Khan, SIGMA (11-4)

22 Rafael Tavares, XCC (15-4)

23 Pedro Alves, SIGMA (15-5)

24 Colm Dee, SIGMA (15-5)

25 Chan Wan Wah, KDM FC (9-1)




1 Willy Bassett, XCC (20-2)

2 Roddy Wickham, XCC (12-2)

3 Kanji Togo, KDM FC (18-5)

4 Zach Steggles, XCC (11-1)

5 Ray Bellinger, XCC (11-2-1)

6 Apolonio Redondo Jr. (8-0)

7 Pipob Jakkuprasat, KDM FC (12-2)

8 Gus Waters, XCC (14-2)

9 Aubrey Bassington-Bassington, XCC (9-1)

10 Ollie Rockmetteler, XCC (8-0-1)

11 Riveron Potter-Pirbright, XCC (8-0)

12 Ronnarit Mamanee, KDM FC (14-3)

13 Brian Claremont, XCC (10-3)

14 Alongkorn Phuk-Hom, KDM FC (12-3)

15 Shusui Ohmiya, KDM FC (10-3)

16 Mitchell Bryan, XCC (9-1)

17 Stiffy Little, XCC (10-2)

18 Ryozo Ozawa, KDM FC (7-0)

19 Najib Sri Aziz bin Zai, KDM FC (41-12-2)

20 Blas Suarez, XCC (8-0)

21 Dominic Ash, XCC (8-2)

22 Shoin Chiba, KDM FC (8-0)

23 Sophan Sastrowardoya, KDM FC (7-2)

24 Po-Han Yue, KDM FC (8-3)

25 Supachai Thamsatchanan, KDM FC (6-0)






1 Daniela Sadorra, WEFF Flyweight Champion (8-0)

2 Sarah Vaughan, WEFF Bantamweight Champion (13-2)

3 Monica Masters, WEFF Bantamweight (11-0)

4 Hope Lehane, WEFF Featherweight (9-0)

5 Pamela O'Neill, WEFF Bantamweight (12-1)

6 Saya Ikogami, KDM FC Featherweight (10-0)

7 Honey Due, WEFF Flyweight (8-1)

8 Veronika Sablikova, KDM FC Featherweight Champion (9-0)

9 Samantha Sachs, WEFF Bantamweight (10-1)

10 Dajit Samir, Free Agent Flyweight (10-0)

11 Sandy Oliver, WEFF Flyweight (12-0)

12 Michelle Addams, WEFF Bantamweight (10-2)

13 Serena Hill, WEFF Bantamweight (14-0)

14 Anna Thompson, WEFF Featherweight (7-2)

15 Haley Croft, WEFF Featherweight (9-3)

16 Kochiyo Chikamatsu, Free Agent Flyweight (9-0)

17 Gina Dixon, WEFF Bantamweight (9-1)

18 Alyson Arroway, WEFF Featherweight (7-2)

19 Jenny DeNeuve, WEFF Flyweight (7-1)

20 Kyoko Junna, Free Agent Flyweight (8-1)

21 Helena Broderick, Free Agent Flyweight (7-1)

22 Leona Deschanel, WEFF Bantamweight (7-0)

23 Karen Curtis, WEFF Flyweight (8-2)

24 Natasha Mellow, WEFF Flyweight (7-1)

25 Tabitha Cameron, WEFF Featherweight (7-1)




1 Hop Lehane, WEFF Champion (9-0)

2 Saya Ikogami, KDM FC (10-0)

3 Veronika Sablikova, KDM FC Champion (9-0)

4 Anna Thompson, WEFF (7-2)

5 Haley Croft, WEFF (9-3)

6 Alyson Arroway, WEFF (7-2)

7 Tabitha Cameron, WEFF (7-1)

8 Chiyo Yanagimata, KDM FC (11-3)

9 Rachel McGuinness, WEFF (9-2)

10 Verona Joseph, WEFF (7-0)

11 Hanako Shimizu, KDM FC (10-2)

12 Alisha Wood, WEFF (6-2)

13 Kit Sakamoto, KDM FC (8-1)

14 Kirsten Page, WEFF (7-1)

15 Tamiko Uchiyama, KDM FC (7-0)

16 Fusae Miura, KDM FC (7-0)

17 Sayoko Ebisawa, KDM FC (6-0)

18 Yutsuko Sasaki, KDM FC (8-1)

19 Kelly Andrews, WEFF (5-1)

20 Chelsea Lawson, WEFF (5-1)

21 Piper Evergood, WEFF (8-2)

22 Romi Takahashi, KDM FC (5-0)

23 Chie Namiki, KDM FC (6-1)

24 Eiko Shiokawa, KDM FC (6-0)

25 Lynda Epsom, WEFF (6-3)




1 Sarah Vaughan, WEFF Champion (13-2)

2 Monica Masters, WEFF (11-0)

3 Pamela O'Neill, WEFF (12-1)

4 Samantha Sachs, WEFF (10-1)

5 Michelle Addams, WEFF (10-2)

6 Serena Hill, WEFF (14-0)

7 Gina Dixon, WEFF (9-1)

8 Leona Deschanel, WEFF (7-0)

9 Helen Fox, WEFF (7-1)

10 Saya Ikogami, KDM FC [Currently Fighting at Featherweight] (10-0)

11 Maya Komagata, Free Agent (7-0)

12 Rain Richards, WEFF (13-1)

13 Henrietta Stein, Free Agent (8-2)

14 Stella Massey, Free Agent (10-1)

15 Tiiu Kaas, Free Agent (10-0)

16 Olivia Sweet, WEFF (9-3)

17 Junko Yamada, Free Agent (8-1)

18 Hester Maclean, WEFF (9-3)

19 Diana Marr, WEFF (6-3)

20 Vicki Summers, WEFF (8-3)

21 Katarzyna Vojciechowski, Free Agent (7-1)

22 Marion Reynolds, WEFF (7-2)

23 Setsuko Henmi, Free Agent (7-0)

24 Lucia Pessoa, Free Agent (6-1)

25 Katy-Jayne Paulson, WEFF (6-1)




1 Daniela Sadorra, WEFF Champion (8-0)

2 Honey Due, WEFF (8-1)

3 Dajit Samir, Free Agent (10-0)

4 Sandy Oliver, WEFF (12-0)

5 Kochiyo Chikamatsu, Free Agent (9-0)

6 Jenny DeNeuve, WEFF (7-1)

7 Kyoko Junna, Free Agents (8-1)

8 Helena Broderick, Free Agent (7-1)

9 Karen Curtis, WEFF (8-2)

10 Natasha Mellow, WEFF (7-1)

11 Katherine Williams, WEFF (7-1)

12 Rennaya Rivas, Free Agent (8-0)

13 Natalie Rogers, WEFF (9-1)

14 Jessica Herbig, WEFF (7-0)

15 Ramona Stivic, WEFF (8-0)

16 Nina Belle, WEFF (9-1)

17 Clare Peyton, WEFF (7-0)

18 Leslie Myers, WEFF (6-1)

19 Roz Wareing, WEFF (8-3-1)

20 Trish Biel, Free Agent (8-0)

21 Mao Fukuda, Free Agent (7-1)

22 Toni Dietrich, WEFF (7-0)

23 Layla Holmes, WEFF (6-2)

24 Maria Ferraz, Free Agent (6-1)

25 Catalina Vinicios, Free Agent (6-0)






C Palmer Lette (24-6-2 2 NC, 10-3)

2 Ali Shivari (11-0, 3-0)

3 Renato (8-0, 1-0)

4 Taroemon Abukara (8-1, 3-1)

5 Bob Dozier (17-10, 0-0)

6 Jutaro Honma (7-1, 4-1)

7 Graham Goodbody (20-10, 0-0)

8 Zachary Nobell (6-0, 3-0)

9 Namboku Okuda (6-0, 1-0)

10 Efren Luat (7-1, 0-1)

11 Yoshikazu Inamoto (10-6, 5-4)

12 Noddy Pascow (6-1, 2-1)

13 Tomoi Takaoka (4-1, 2-1)

14 Yang Fa Kun (6-3, 1-3)

15 Stanley Rine (6-2, 1-2)

16 Angus Silversmith (5-0, 1-0)

17 Eric Coleman (6-1, 1-1)

18 Kiyomori Sanda (5-0, 1-0)

19 Abe Locke (6-3, 1-3)

20 Zsolt Hargitay (8-2, 0-2)

21 Korekiyo Okuma (6-1, 0-1)

22 Sun Lu Tang (3-1, 1-1)

23 Mary Sinnar (5-3, 0-3)

24 Charlie Howerd (4-2, 1-2)

25 Matas Fialkowska (3-0, 0-0)


NR Ben Lees (2-2, 0-2)

NR Chi Ji Guang (3-2, 1-2)

NR Fred Goggins (3-0, 0-0)

NR Hidehira Nakamoto (2-0, 1-0)

NR Vinnie MacEntyre (3-3, 0-2)




C Hassan Fezzik (29-1, 9-1)

2 Armen Sarkisian (29-4, 11-3)

3 Hiro Arai (21-5, 12-2)

4 Terron Cabal (17-1, 4-1)

5 Mason Archer (22-6, 11-3)

6 Lefter Oktay (16-1, 0-1)

7 Murilo Satinho (12-0, 1-0)

8 Kunimichi Kikuchi (29-5, 7-4)

9 Ari Peltonen (28-10, 9-4)

10 Eizo Alves Moura (14-2, 1-0)

11 Gyokusho Fujimoto (11-2, 8-2)

12 Khru Duangjan (18-3, 6-2)

13 Ikuhisa Tamura (23-13, 9-9)

14 Gerson Mauricio (11-5, 7-5)

15 Pai Cheng (9-0, 0-0)

16 Denbe Ekiguchi (10-6, 7-6)

17 Sanraku Kawabata (8-0, 1-0)

18 Kanezane Fujii (7-1, 5-1)

19 Eien Kawano (6-4, 6-4)

20 Okura Ihara (8-1, 0-1)

21 Takaaki Fukumitsu (6-0, 1-0)

22 Toshiya Furube (6-0, 0-0)

23 Donnie Wang (5-0, 1-0)

24 Kozue Amori (6-1, 0-1)

25 Josuke Matsuzawa (6-1, 0-1)


NR Aljur Paras (3-0, 0-0)

NR Amir Ahmed (1-0, 0-0)

NR Bairei Akutagawa (3-1, 0-1)

NR Bunjiro Sammiya (1-0, 0-0)

NR Tadasu Tsukahara (1-0, 0-0)




C Jin Katou (22-1, 14-1)

2 Affonso Villar (27-3, 1-0)

3 Zvonomir Asanovic (32-4, 10-3)

4 Tadamasa Yamada (23-4, 9-3)

5 Sho Kitabatake (18-1, 14-1)

6 Rafael Van Der Moot (14-0, 3-0)

7 Aleksei Chekhov (23-5, 1-0)

8 Roberto Aldez (46-13, 0-1)

9 Hyun-Shuk Lim (15-2, 5-2)

10 Curt Kitson (14-1, 0-1)

11 Elgar (29-8, 0-1)

12 Ryosei Sakamoto (14-2, 10-2)

13 Osamu Dan (10-3, 8-3)

14 Washi Shiganori (9-0, 2-0)

15 Inejiro Chiba (18-9, 7-6)

16 Naozane Yamaguchiya (10-1, 1-1)

17 Takesi Yanagimoto (9-0, 2-0)

18 Gyukudo Teshigahara (9-2, 3-1)

19 Yoritomo Ina (24-11, 9-6)

20 Jiroemon Hasegawa (8-0, 2-0)

21 Gekko Goto (9-3, 6-3)

22 Naoki Itoh (25-17, 8-4)

23 Adrian Swall (9-1, 0-0)

24 Russell McPhee (20-8, 0-0)

25 Sharaku Kon (7-0, 0-0)


NR Alex Maitland (2-0, 0-0)

NR Datsakorn Pratoomwong (4-0, 0-0)

NR Eisaku Nozaki (8-7, 5-7)

NR Ryuji Ganaha (7-0, 0-0)

NR Tsuramatsu Inoue (26-20-2 3 NC, 5-8)




C Joaquim Fontes (27-3, 1-0)

2 Carlos da Guia (19-1, 9-1)

3 Heiji Endo (16-2, 8-2)

4 Mal Phe Roby (22-6, 11-3)

5 Ieyoshi Yamashita (28-10, 9-2)

6 Fjodor Kanchelskis (14-1, 0-1)

7 Thais Antonio Taffarel (20-4, 1-0)

8 Zaco (47-15, 1-0)

9 Bambang Sriyanto (26-9-2, 8-4)

10 Tadao Miyazaki (11-2, 7-2)

11 Haranobu Oshiro (19-8, 7-4)

12 Kojuro Kudo (13-4 1 NC, 4-2)

13 Kyuwa Itou (26-15, 10-7)

14 Kadonomaro Deguchi (9-0, 4-0)

15 Juro Fukazawa (17-5, 1-0)

16 Hiroshige Shiga (10-0, 1-0)

17 Shuncho Sakurai (13-6, 6-3)

18 Marinho Gomes (9-3, 0-1)

19 Tetsuji Myojin (10-0, 0-0)

20 Genki Shinashi (9-4, 6-4)

21 Jakuchu Abe (7-0, 2-0)

22 Atsutane Akera (7-1, 2-1)

23 Saemon Endo (7-0, 0-0)

24 Suketsune Okuma (7-0, 0-0)

25 Meiji Hagiwara (7-0, 0-0)


NR Ademir Coelho (9-6, 0-1)

NR Akihiro Jippensha (7-2, 0-0)

NR Ashihei Takimoto (4-1, 0-1)

NR Motoyuki Matsumara (4-0, 1-0)

NR Yaichiro Takahama (7-2, 1-2)




C Noach Van Der Capellen (29-3, 5-0)

2 Ichisake Miyagi (27-4, 10-2)

3 Xie Ming (26-7, 10-4)

4 Chew Chua (23-6, 10-3)

5 Ikku Funaki (20-6, 9-5)

6 Syed Tan (18-4-1, 11-3)

7 Fukusaburu Hirano (15-2-1, 9-2)

8 Claudio Palacios (25-8, 0-1)

9 Bakin Sakamoto (24-11, 8-4)

10 Simon Vine (24-9, 11-7)

11 Will Kane (18-6, 0-2)

12 Kafu Bunya (13-3, 8-3)

13 Yeijiro Yamamoto (19-8, 14-8)

14 Lucas (26-9-1, 0-1)

15 Konosuke Shirahata (10-0, 2-0)

16 Chojiro Goto (11-5, 5-5)

17 Keita Oshima (22-9, 10-5)

18 Chikafusa Abukara (20-10, 7-8)

19 Jonathan Huang (10-0, 0-0)

20 Bussho Maruyama (7-0, 2-0)

21 Matsudaira Satoh (10-2, 0-0)

22 Eiji Masuko (7-0, 4-0)

23 Thoki Murasaki (8-0, 0-0)

24 Jin Yamane (7-1, 1-1)

25 Kichisaburo Morri (13-7, 7-7)


NR Domingo de Vivanco (6-1, 0-0)

NR Kazuo Aizawa (5-3, 1-2)

NR Kiyotaka Aihara (18-13, 7-10)

NR Marihito Katsumata (7-2, 0-0)

NR Tekkan Okubo (8-3, 0-0)




C Sukarno (30-0, 5-0)

2 Atep of Indonesia (14-1, 1-0)

3 Naizen Hamacho (13-1, 8-1)

4 Go Yamamoto (28-10, 4-3)

5 Datuk Ong Ka Ting (11-5, 5-1)

6 Caca de Andrade (21-5, 1-0)

7 Motoki Hojo (20-6, 7-4)

8 Branco (18-8, 0-1)

9 Edson Edmilson (25-12-1, 1-0)

10 Shizuya Nakae (28-14, 9-6)

11 Davi Carlos Ramos (36-10, 3-2)

12 Fumiaki Hayashi (18-8, 7-4)

13 Eizan Ijichi (11-4-1, 8-4)

14 Korekiyo Anzai (9-0, 5-0)

15 Heikichi Shimizu (8-0, 6-0)

16 Eijiro Yanagita (29-16-2, 16-10)

17 Fujimaro Hidaka (9-3, 7-3)

18 Anderson Desailly (8-2, 0-1)

19 Yaichiro Munakata (9-1, 1-1)

20 Ren Akai (8-1, 4-1)

21 Seiho Nanami (7-0, 0-0)

22 Sinali Shomen (7-1, 0-0)

23 Timmy Dukes (7-0, 0-0)

24 Tadashi Kimura (9-4, 0-0)

25 Yoshitomo Horigome (8-0, 2-0)


NR Hidetada Matsumura (9-3,0-0)

NR Kikunojo Miyamae (7-2,0-0)

NR Masayoshi Tatsuko (4-1,0-1)

NR Shiko Taka (9-7 1 NC, 5-7)

NR Yoshinori Morishita (3-0,1-0)






C George Pickering (10-0, 4-0)

2 Hanley Polter (7-0, 3-0)

3 Kel Ryan (7-0, 5-0)

4 Frank Paul (10-1, 3-1)

5 Marvin Stevens (27-12, 0-0)

6 Sherman Shields (22-13, 0-0)

7 Seb Morehead (9-1, 1-1)

8 Gary Sampson (18-8, 7-5)

9 Irwin Middleton (5-1, 3-1)

10 Teddy Glossop (5-1, 1-1)

11 Joe Snettisham (8-2, 0-2)

12 Wally Bryant (5-0, 0-0)

13 John-James McInleen (5-0, 4-0)

14 Yan Hasluck (6-3, 1-2)

15 Cory Frain (5-0, 1-0)

16 Osser Mallaby (4-2, 2-2)

17 Drew D'Acosto (4-0, 1-0)

18 Randolph Gilliver (6-3, 2-2)

19 Dwight Witherspoon (5-0, 0-0)

20 Davey Rushton (5-2, 2-2)

21 Den Bickersteth (5-0, 0-0)

22 Terry Shakespeare (4-3, 1-3)

23 Eric Hughes (4-3, 1-3)

24 Lucis M Banks (2-0, 0-0)

25 Bruno Doman (2-1, 0-1)


NR August Pennell (1-0, 0-0)

NR MA Parker (1-0, 0-0)

NR Moses Amokachi (1-0, 0-0)

NR OJ Oberst (1-0, 0-0)

NR Peter Windsor (1-2, 1-2)




C James Foster (37-4-1, 10-0)

2 Tim Boyer (27-5-2, 7-3)

3 Tony McCall (35-12, 5-4)

4 Rav Kapur (11-1, 2-1)

5 Gladstone Lopes (16-2-1, 3-2)

6 Tank Manu'a (20-7, 5-3)

7 Fatuma Roy (23-10, 6-4)

8 Duke Aiona (15-6, 6-4)

9 Norman Pike (18-7, 2-3)

10 Kurt McDonald (9-1, 4-1)

11 Christopher Sharp (35-15, 2-4)

12 Fletcher Merman (13-3, 0-0)

13 Chuck Dooley (9-0, 0-0)

14 Sylvester Collins (9-0, 1-0)

15 Sam Hoynes (8-0, 1-0)

16 Taye Burnett (9-0, 0-0)

17 Nate MacReary (8-0, 0-0)

18 Wilson Franklyn (9-2, 0-1)

19 Harv Dennis (6-0, 1-0)

20 Steve Mason (11-1, 0-1)

21 Lars-Gunnar Ekberg (7-0, 1-0)

22 Antonio Rimando (2-0, 1-0)

23 Razor Rivers (3-0, 1-0)

24 Paulie Albarado (6-1, 0-1)

25 Kirk Purchase (7-1, 0-1)


NR Clem Wolff (3-1, 0-1)

NR Darius Best (3-2, 0-1)

NR Gaby Corrales (3-0, 1-0)

NR Joey Baddell (2-1, 0-1)

NR Michael Petkovic (3-0, 0-0)




C Mike Watson (14-1, 9-1)

2 Spencer Rubenstein (18-5, 8-1)

3 Marlon John (14-2, 5-2)

4 Anthony LeToussier (15-3, 7-3)

5 Linfield Ballard (23-9, 7-3)

6 Junior Patinkin (17-3, 6-3)

7 Lawrence Herringbone (16-3, 5-3)

8 Derek South (16-5, 5-3)

9 Nilton Fantoni (10-0, 1-0)

10 Toby Sorkin (11-0, 2-0)

11 Christian Mountfield (14-7, 4-6)

12 Ricky Heath (16-6, 6-3)

13 William Harrison (9-0, 1-0)

14 Kendall Tracey (11-3, 5-3)

15 Bryan Van Den Hauwe (19-6, 9-4)

16 Terry Catt (11-0, 0-0)

17 Guillermo Morales (13-0-1, 1-0)

18 Jethro Munter (16-8, 0-0)

19 Rupert Dreck (10-0, 1-0)

20 Jon Silvers (12-1, 0-0)

21 Zane Wybock (10-2, 0-0)

22 Adrian Pascal (7-1, 1-1)

23 Bill Cumming (29-16, 5-7)

24 Ken Peters (10-3, 3-3)

25 Titus Mostel (9-2, 0-0)


NR Big Magic (2-1, 0-1)

NR Brayden Behrami (6-1, 0-0)

NR Brett Krakowski (6-1, 0-0)

NR Justin Brannagh (8-3, 0-0)

NR Raul Hughes (17-4, 7-3)




C Matthew Dean (38-5, 12-1)

2 Braulo Moura (25-3 1 NC, 3-1)

3 Tora Mizwar (24-7, 5-1)

4 Buddy Garner (16-2, 6-2)

5 Adam White (12-0, 5-0)

6 Osmosis Benn (19-2, 7-2)

7 Neil Napier (18-2, 6-2)

8 Ashley Ballard (14-1, 6-1)

9 Patrick Thomas (19-5, 4-3)

10 Sutton Ripley (17-4-1, 5-3-1)

11 JJ Reid (26-7-1, 4-3-1)

12 Carl Ratcliffe (23-6, 1-2)

13 Dexter Darling (19-6-1, 7-4)

14 Leonardo da Costa (16-7, 0-1)

15 Dwayne Alleyne (10-0, 2-0)

16 Maarten De Vries (17-8, 6-3)

17 Petey Mack (11-5, 5-4)

18 Stuart Strange (18-4, 5-3)

19 Woody Fierstein (12-6, 3-5)

20 Vivinho (9-3, 1-0)

21 Eriverton Laurentino (11-3, 0-1)

22 Thomas Smith (15-5, 7-5)

23 Timothy McNally (10-0, 1-0)

24 Ramon da Silva Ramos (7-0, 1-0)

25 Bill Brown (8-0, 0-0)


NR Alex Cole (11-1, 0-1)

NR Billy Russell (8-0, 0-0)

NR Drew Jenks (10-3, 0-0)

NR Ethan Sutton (9-1, 0-1)

NR Isaiah Monroe (8-1, 0-1)




C Julio Regueiro (25-1, 8-1)

2 Manuel Silva (19-0, 1-0)

3 Gabriel Gallego (20-5, 3-1)

4 Bobby Brubaker (15-4, 6-1)

5 Yevgeni Sipatov (29-9, 5-4)

6 Darin Blood (16-6, 4-2)

7 Rufus Stephens (19-4, 7-3)

8 Josh Aldarisio (17-2, 5-1)

9 Alan Kendall (16-5, 6-2)

10 Jack Humphreys (25-10, 5-5)

11 Nathan Chambers (18-4, 5-4)

12 David Allen (17-5, 4-4)

13 Callum Henson (23-9, 1-2)

14 Lloyd McAllister (17-5, 1-2)

15 Delroy Rhodes (12-0, 1-0)

16 Tyler Lass (9-2, 4-2)

17 Dana Delaney (11-5, 3-5)

18 Diego Arteta (8-0, 1-0)

19 Agustin Gonzalez (13-5, 0-0)

20 Joe Hinchcliffe (26-13, 0-0)

21 Evan Gardner (9-0, 0-0)

22 Joshua Ziegler (11-3, 0-0)

23 Slade Cregg (13-5, 0-0)

24 Houston George (8-0, 0-0)

25 Brad Wyman (10-1, 0-1)


NR Cooper Richardson (13-7, 0-2)

NR Evan Pizzarro (7-0, 0-0)

NR Felix Matherson Jr. (8-1, 0-1)

NR Gideon Navarro (7-0, 0-0)

NR Holden Strant (8-4, 0-0)




C Jake Keane (27-4, 3-0)

2 Fiyero Lermontov (18-0, 2-0)

3 Brandon Sugar (29-5, 8-2)

4 Helio (19-1-1, 1-0)

5 Sean Morrison (30-6, 10-3)

6 Bruce Steven (20-9, 8-3)

7 Luke Hilton (12-2, 7-2)

8 Truck Gleeson (26-7 1 NC, 8-4)

9 Seth O'Breen (16-3, 0-1)

10 Benny Danare (11-3, 7-3)

11 Bud Brockett (10-2, 5-2)

12 H.M. Menzel (15-6, 8-4)

13 Glen Siemaszko (8-2, 0-1)

14 Tarcisio Dantas (8-0, 1-0)

15 Moss Gilbert (8-2, 5-2)

16 Nicholas Bretton (14-7, 7-5)

17 Carl Chenoweth (7-0, 1-0)

18 Malcolm O'Hearn (7-0, 0-0)

19 Chad Zoff (7-0, 0-0)

20 Hubert Channing (7-1, 0-0)

21 Aaron McBroom (11-6, 5-5)

22 Junmal Skinner (10-4, 0-0)

23 Frankie Geddon (8-1, 0-1)

24 Ralph Concannon (7-0, 0-0)

25 Jackson Mollusck (8-2, 0-0)


NR Brock Youdale (7-2, 0-0)

NR Charles Stiles (16-5, 0-1)

NR Doug Minnelli (6-1, 0-0)

NR Gerardo Diez (6-1, 0-1)

NR Hinton Grey (6-2, 0-0)






C Carter Potter (21-4, 7-1)

2 Stafford Alois (28-11, 5-3)

3 Percy Catcher (12-4, 6-2)

4 Fritz Phipps (9-1, 6-1)

5 Mark Bicknell (11-3, 7-1)

6 Perry Barr (16-7, 5-3)

7 Vic Millican (20-6, 4-3)

8 Dave Lennon (16-7, 5-3)

9 Tyke Milligan (8-0, 1-0)

10 Christopher Drew (7-1, 4-1)

11 Jesse Singh (18-6, 0-0)

12 Quentin Beecraft (8-0, 0-0)

13 Reynolds Baer (8-2, 4-2)

14 Michael Bannon (9-6, 4-3)

15 Linton Renn (9-3, 4-2)

16 Constantin Burlacu (5-1, 0-1)

17 Ozzy Bintley (5-1, 5-1)

18 Morgan Wakarewarewa (5-0, 0-0)

19 Howard Pursglove (13-10, 4-5)

20 Basil McCrystle (9-6, 0-0)

21 Laurence Lamping (2-0, 0-0)

22 Hayden Ellery (2-0, 0-0)

23 George Brabazon-Plank (1-0, 0-0)

24 Aston Merryman (1-0, 0-0)


NR Perry Potenkin (2-0, 0-0)




C Lenny McFadden (14-1, 8-1)

2 Tikhon Diev (11-0, 11-0)

3 Garry McSweegan (23-10, 6-4)

4 Fabian Schar (10-0, 1-0)

5 Danny Akabaro (9-0, 3-0)

6 Matthew Michael Kirby (8-0, 2-0)

7 Adrian Majoram (9-3, 5-3)

8 Murray O'Hare (7-3, 5-2)

9 Danko Jalavic (7-0, 1-0)

10 Daniel Hornsby (13-6, 3-4)

11 Crow Leddy (7-1, 5-1)

12 Michael Klaughnschue (8-2, 0-0)

13 Makhak Kirakosyan (7-0, 0-0)

14 Andoni Olano (8-2, 0-0)

15 Neville Granville (6-2, 1-2)

16 Mick Curran (15-11, 4-6)

17 Volker Herzog (7-2, 0-0)

18 Roko Stipanovic (5-0, 1-0)

19 Stef Lomb (4-0, 1-0)

20 Eoghan Behan (7-4, 0-0)

21 Owen Williams (4-0, 0-0)

22 Conor Houghton (7-9, 4-7)

23 Max Rebottaro (2-1, 0-1)

24 Hardy Tristan (3-4, 0-0)


NR Eddie Whelan (14-6, 6-4)




C Rob Baines (33-11, 7-2)

2 Henning Olsen (18-7, 8-3)

3 Ginger Beaumont (9-0, 7-0)

4 Davis Spyrou (20-7, 6-3)

5 Hans-Peter Schneider (17-8, 8-3)

6 Ram Phookan (11-6, 5-3)

7 Ivor Orr (8-0, 2-0)

8 Ollie Castle (8-0, 2-0)

9 Andrew Rush (18-10, 6-5)

10 Charlie Oakley (5-0, 2-0)

11 Tucker Plumm (17-11, 4-5)

12 Snuffy Fontana (8-1, 2-1)

13 Chaim Alexievich (7-0, 0-0)

14 Augustus Shorrock (8-2, 4-2)

15 Rhys Buck (7-1, 3-1)

16 Shaun Dico (7-0, 0-0)

17 Jemaine McKenzie (9-3, 0-0)

18 Heath Kaladaris (6-1, 2-1)

19 Edgar Van Den Hoogenband (6-1, 4-1)

20 Billy Fish (7-1, 1-1)

21 Wayne McKellen (7-5, 4-4)

22 Osvald Kikkas (7-2, 0-0)

23 Pierce Jeeler (6-5, 2-3)

24 Paul Goodfellow (1-1, 1-1)

25 Robin Catskill (2-2, 0-2)




C David Webb (19-5, 7-3)

2 Mills Mullally (19-6, 7-2)

3 Vikram Sithalayan (19-4, 4-3)

4 Steven Griffin (17-8, 7-3)

5 Timothy Latchkey (10-1, 7-2)

6 Iain Fussell (9-2, 5-2)

7 Martin Cupples (11-1, 5-1)

8 Jayden Karp (7-0, 2-0)

9 Mikey Wallace (8-3, 4-3)

10 Robert Darrell (14-7, 6-4)

11 Bret Clement (8-3, 5-3)

12 Buzzy Tuttle (9-4, 6-4)

13 Willem Van Ommen (12-4, 0-0)

14 Ats Kruglov (5-0, 2-0)

15 Jules Dupuit (7-1, 0-0)

16 Maxime Giresse (7-0, 0-0)

17 Ragnar Gunniaugson (6-1, 1-1)

18 Jean-Jacque Levasseur (8-2, 0-0)

19 Mily Golovanov (7-1, 0-0)

20 Caragh Green (5-2, 1-2)

21 Scott Gillespie (5-3, 2-2)

22 Malloy Mahoney (6-2, 2-2)

23 Kush Singh (2-1, 0-1)

24 Grant Kyle (4-4, 1-3)

25 Jerome Atkins (1-1, 1-1)




C Doug Hansen (20-5, 8-1)

2 Tim Oldacres (9-0, 4-0)

3 Gordon Idle (11-5, 5-3)

4 Gregory O'Hara (10-0, 5-0)

5 George Astaire (13-6, 6-3)

6 Rupert Lennox (9-0, 3-0)

7 Dom Yorke (7-2, 5-2)

8 Irving Braun (7-0, 2-0)

9 Paddy McNamara (9-1, 0-0)

10 Jochen Bellof (9-3, 5-3)

11 Enar Igonen (6-0, 2-0)

12 Mal Beswick (7-3, 6-3)

13 Keith Jolly (6-3, 2-3)

14 Sid Morgan (8-1, 2-1)

15 Ron Chuckle (8-2, 0-0)

16 Dominick Oppenheimer (6-3, 4-3)

17 Cyril Kamoze (6-2, 0-2)

18 Gerrard Kneeling (6-2, 2-2)

19 Jeremy Sproule (7-5, 5-4)

20 William Powell (12-9, 0-0)

21 Olafur Petursson (5-4, 2-4)

22 Nigel Collett (6-2, 0-0)

23 Pip Londress (4-1, 0-1)

24 Jazz Snide (3-0, 0-0)


NR Cullen Skink (1-0, 0-0)






C Aleksander Ivanov (11-1, 7-1)

2 Grzegorz Boniek (36-6, 5-2)

3 Mugur Boc (10-2, 5-2)

4 Stjepan Andric (16-7, 6-2)

5 Stratos Papaioannou (28-8, 4-3)

6 Souleymane Ya Konan (12-3, 6-3)

7 Jacco Landerweerd (9-0, 4-0)

8 Jozef Jankowski (8-0, 2-0)

9 Jean-Pierre Richelleau (23-11, 3-5)

10 Roope Kuqi (7-0, 3-0)

11 Stanislaw Lipnicki (16-8, 4-4)

12 Vittorio Pescatille (6-0, 0-0)

13 Otto Renner (9-3, 0-0)

14 Iancu Trailescu (9-4, 3-3)

15 Murray Darby (12-8, 2-4)

16 Sahan Ozbek (7-1, 1-1)

17 Bastian Neske (6-2, 1-1)

18 Hanif Hussain (6-0, 0-0)

19 Reinhardt Rhett (8-4, 0-0)

20 Juozas Skeria (7-2, 0-2)

21 Alexandre Montador (4-1, 1-1)

22 Scotty Arnsson (4-0, 0-0)

23 Zhenya Golob (4-1, 0-1)

24 Manny Van Post (3-0, 0-0)

25 Bast Moulke (3-0, 0-0)




C Niko Soldo (19-2-1, 8-1)

2 Valentin Taneyev (11-0, 7-0)

3 Nicolai Micklewicz (22-6, 4-3)

4 Matti Kurri (10-2-1, 5-2)

5 Faas Smit (38-17, 6-4)

6 Dmytro Dargomyzhsky (22-10, 5-3)

7 Shane Gilchrist (16-6, 6-2)

8 Alekos Karabatsos (14-7, 2-4)

9 Dag Kreuger (9-0, 4-0)

10 Danill Skala (21-9, 4-5)

11 Stephan De Winter (9-0, 2-0)

12 Jacob Matthaus (18-10, 5-3)

13 Emil Karlsson (7-0, 3-0)

14 Rens De Beus (7-0, 1-0)

15 Markku Mikkola (7-1, 1-1)

16 Nestor Morozov (25-14-1, 0-0)

17 Koenraad Bellen (9-6, 2-4)

18 Frankie Burgess (5-0, 0-0)

19 Gavrill Sviridov (7-4, 4-3)

20 Sebastian Pardo (5-0, 0-0)

21 Priti Manek (7-3, 0-0)

22 Franjo Topic (4-0, 0-0)

23 Otto Wittzke (4-0, 0-0)

24 Folee Caffatere (7-4, 0-0)

25 Joseph King (9-10, 0-0)




C Oleg Tariverdiev (10-2, 5-1)

2 Jaromir Gyrgera (21-6, 5-2)

3 Fernando Amaro (56-13-4-2 NC, 5-2)

4 Thorbjorn Rekdal (10-2, 6-2)

5 Uwe Maier (11-4, 3-4)

6 Ezio Gnocchi (8-2, 4-2)

7 Casim Yenkini (12-5, 3-3)

8 Thom Billings (9-0, 0-0)

9 Drazen Gabelich (8-4, 3-3)

10 Franz Ludwig (14-9, 0-0)

11 Artak Gevor (8-2, 2-2)

12 Luka Hajek (7-1, 2-1)

13 Tore Herlovsen (7-3, 3-3)

14 Mogens Leerback (6-0, 1-0)

15 Bixente Fontaine (9-6, 2-6)

16 Emile Rachal (5-0, 1-0)

17 Omar Calvert (6-1, 0-1)

18 Osi Lewis (5-1, 0-1)

19 Spiridon Domazos (5-5, 2-4)

20 Ramin Rostami (4-0, 0-0)

21 Conrad Bueller (4-0, 0-0)

22 Mariusz Nowak (3-0, 0-0)

23 Branko Alilovic (4-4, 0-2)

24 Vlad Kogan (1-0, 0-0)

25 Kirkor Yengibaryan (3-4, 0-0)




C Alberto Basora (22-8, 7-1)

2 Jens Halle (18-3, 6-1)

3 Templeton Crumb (22-4, 6-2)

4 Kenneth Toadspew (14-3, 5-1)

5 Evgeni Medtner (24-7, 6-2)

6 Dominykas Jankovic (13-4, 5-2)

7 Carmelo Rossi (12-4, 5-3)

8 Stian Agdestein (7-0, 2-0)

9 Viacheslav Chaliapin (10-5, 4-3)

10 Walter May (20-8, 0-0)

11 Pavel Radulov (8-2, 1-1)

12 Ern Fathoul (7-1, 3-1)

13 Vjekoslav Sarich (7-0, 0-0)

14 Filip Hristov (6-1, 2-1)

15 Christakis Boutzikos (7-2, 5-2)

16 Oleksandro Hilushko (6-1, 0-0)

17 Heinz-Hermann Haussermann (5-0, 0-0)

18 Lev Safanov (6-2, 0-0)

19 Bjarne Bjerre (6-4, 4-3)

20 Benni Peyroux (5-2, 1-1)

21 Wawrzyniec Dygasinski (6-3, 0-0)

22 Roland Furtwangler (6-3, 0-0)

23 Christijan Van Belkum (6-3, 0-2)

24 Bernhard Moltmann (2-0, 0-0)

25 Herman Drick (2-0, 0-0)




C Luis Basora (23-5, 5-2)

2 Lukas Mellberg (19-5, 5-2)

3 Georges Nouri (13-3, 6-2)

4 Patrik Pedersen (8-0, 3-0)

5 Lucas Mueller (9-4, 3-3)

6 Rodolphe Gygax (23-16, 3-4)

7 Milenko Rudonja (19-8, 2-5)

8 Lubos Plasil (8-2, 5-2)

9 Xavi Castillejo (8-0, 0-0)

10 Maurice Braudel (8-4, 3-3)

11 Folke Dalen (7-0, 0-0)

12 Harald Hubner (7-4, 3-3)

13 Alain Saul (7-1, 1-1)

14 Vladimir Baskov (7-4, 3-3)

15 Johan Kavil (4-0, 2-0)

16 Franak Pavlichenko (12-8, 1-4)

17 Eberhard Dahm (5-1, 1-1)

18 Andre Coton (5-0, 0-0)

19 Nshan Ramazyan (8-4, 0-0)

20 Dieter Kolzig (6-2, 0-0)

21 Pentti Rovanpara (7-4, 0-0)

22 Khariton Litke (5-1, 0-1)

23 Nod Palli (4-1, 0-1)

24 Thorvald Axelson (4-1, 0-1)

25 Egidijus Fomenka (6-3, 0-0)




C Lars Bohlin (52-7, 6-1)

2 Snorri Gunnarsson (24-6 1 NC, 6-2)

3 Jason Daiglish (21-5, 5-1)

4 Fernando Peragon (13-3, 6-1)

5 Francesco Marazzina (22-9, 6-3)

6 Manish Khan (11-4, 4-4)

7 Pedro Alves (15-5, 6-2)

8 Colm Dee (15-5, 5-3)

9 Gerrit Dudok (9-0, 5-0)

10 Marco Bernacci (8-2, 5-1)

11 Alvaro Negredo (22-11, 4-4)

12 Benedikt Streit (19-8, 3-3)

13 Krzystof Bujnicki (8-0, 0-0)

14 Nuno Valentino (7-0, 1-0)

15 Hans Christian Bloch (7-1, 3-1)

16 Ilya Fedorov (7-0, 0-0)

17 Heiko Pander (6-2, 2-2)

18 Kyril Alyabyev (7-2, 0-0)

19 Grigory Kabalevsky (7-1, 0-0)

20 Hovhannes Javakhyan (7-2, 0-2)

21 Ivano Ancic (6-1, 1-1)

22 Milovan Ajetovic (6-3, 2-3)

23 Roman Danielyan (6-2, 0-0)

24 Jan Ilic (5-2, 0-2)

25 Saul Cervantes (3-0, 0-0)






C Hope Lehane (9-0, 7-0)

2 Anna Thompson (7-2, 5-2)

3 Haley Croft (9-3, 5-3)

4 Alyson Arroway (7-2, 6-2)

5 Tabitha Cameron (7-1, 7-1)

6 Rachel McGuinness (9-2, 7-2)

7 Verona Joseph (7-0, 2-0)

8 Alisha Wood (6-2, 4-2)

9 Kirsten Page (7-1, 2-1)

10 Kelly Andrews (5-1, 4-1)

11 Chelsea Lawson (5-1, 4-1)

12 Piper Evergood (8-2, 4-2)

13 Lynda Epsom (6-3, 3-3)

14 Laura Adair (6-2, 2-2)

15 Janinha (5-2, 2-2)

16 Brooke Rockerfeller (5-4, 3-4)

17 Temperance McCoy (5-4, 5-4)

18 Kerry Silverman (4-4, 2-4)

19 Martina Collee (4-0, 0-0)

20 Haley Lovebond (3-0, 0-0)

21 Idina Micklewhite (3-0, 0-0)

22 Fi Johns (2-0, 0-0)

23 Shaunagh Stoltman (1-0, 0-0)

24 Catherine Newmar (1-0, 0-0)

25 Marianne Geoffries (1-0, 0-0)




C Sarah Vaughan (13-2, 3-1)

2 Monica Masters (11-0, 5-0)

3 Pamela O'Neill (12-1, 10-1)

4 Samantha Sachs (10-1, 6-1)

5 Michelle Addams (10-2, 5-2)

6 Serena Hill (14-0, 0-0)

7 Gina Dixon (9-1, 6-1)

8 Leona Deschanel (7-0, 0-0)

9 Helen Fox (7-1, 3-1)

10 Rain Richards (13-1, 2-1)

11 Olivia Sweet (9-3, 7-3)

12 Hester Maclean (9-3, 3-2)

13 Diana Marr (6-3, 4-3)

14 Vicki Summers (8-3, 4-3)

15 Marion Reynolds (7-2, 0-0)

16 Katy-Jane Paulson (6-1, 0-0)

17 Emma Birch (7-2, 5-2)

18 Thea Higgins (7-2, 5-2)

19 Simone King (6-1, 3-1)

20 Gianna Russo (6-1, 1-1)

21 Lula Baker (10-4, 4-1)

22 Carmen Routhwaite (6-0, 0-0)

23 Jennie Gill (5-2, 4-2)

24 Erica Page (10-5, 3-4)

25 Dorothy Gayle (6-1, 0-0)


NR Debra Everett (5-3, 0-2)

NR Grace Hughes (3-3, 3-3)

NR Harriet Fey (4-4, 3-4)

NR Rose Nessa (7-1, 1-1)

NR Tammy Westenra (7-6, 4-4)




C Daniela Sadorra (8-0, 4-0)

2 Honey Due (8-1, 5-1)

3 Sandy Oliver (12-0, 8-0)

4 Jenny DeNeuve (7-1, 6-1)

5 Karen Curis (8-2, 5-2)

6 Natasha Mellow (7-1, 0-0)

7 Katherine Williams (7-1, 5-1)

8 Natalie Rogers (9-1, 6-1)

9 Jessica Herbig (7-0, 2-0)

10 Ramona Stivic (8-0, 1-0)

11 Nina Belle (9-1, 5-1)

12 Clare Peyton (7-0, 2-0)

13 Leslie Myers (6-1, 1-1)

14 Roz Wareling (8-3-1, 4-2-1)

15 Toni Dietrich (7-0, 0-0)

16 Layla Holmes (6-2, 3-2)

17 Steph Smith (7-0, 0-0)

18 April Watson (6-3, 3-2)

19 Lisa Labone (6-2, 4-2)

20 Suzana Ramos (10-1-1, 0-1-1)

21 Violet Barnes (7-1, 0-1)

22 Phoebe Bergman (9-5, 5-3)

23 Andrea Jones (7-0, 2-0)

24 Charlotte DiSerra (6-1, 1-0)

25 Lorraine Quiche (6-2, 0-2)


NR Alison Beattie (6-4, 2-3)

NR Elizabeth Lindley (5-0, 0-0)

NR Hazel McClay (7-4, 4-3)

NR Tara O'Brien (7-4, 4-4)

NR Vanessa Phillips (7-3, 5-2)






C Teeratep Nutnum (11-6, 4-3)

2 Takahiro Nakamura (25-7, 4-2)

3 Taufik Wijaya (46-20-1, 2-4)

4 Min-Soo Sik (8-0, 2-0)

5 Hoshi Nagai (9-2, 1-1)

6 Ahmed Mohamed Farag (6-1, 5-1)

7 Bhumibol Ektawatkul (9-4, 0-3)

8 Chan Kim Huat (5-1, 4-1)

9 Masato Wai (6-0, 1-0)

10 Bunrakuken Abe (12-6, 3-3)

11 Kazuya Chano (12-7, 2-2)

12 Toson Ono (17-12, 1-3)

13 Yoshihide Hori (5-2, 4-2)

14 Rayver Anzures (13-11, 2-3)

15 Hatsu Nishijima (4-0, 1-0)

16 Cong Kao (4-0, 1-0)

17 Sadahige Yoshida (6-3, 0-0)

18 Sammi Chan (4-3, 1-3)

19 Shusui Ikoma (3-0, 0-0)

20 Shen Kang (3-1, 0-1)

21 Hokusai Araki (3-3, 1-3)

22 Norihide Kusonoki (2-0, 0-0)

23 Shigemori Sugita (3-3, 1-3)

24 Chakrit Mamanee (1-0, 0-0)

25 Utamara Kawatake (1-0, 0-0)




C Tomohiro Takeuchi (22-2, 7-0)

2 Li-Kong Ho (21-2, 4-2)

3 Kenji Akita (14-2, 5-1)

4 Masahiro Maeno (20-5, 4-2)

5 Yoshiro Makamori (11-2, 4-2)

6 Norberto (30-7, 3-3)

7 Chan Wan Wah (9-1, 5-1)

8 Greg Chiang (18-5, 4-1)

9 Yagi Jokichi (11-0, 1-0)

10 Josuke Hino (9-0, 1-0)

11 So Yip (14-6, 0-0)

12 Tan Su (14-7, 0-0)

13 Cong Dun (13-6, 1-4)

14 Ryota Sugimoto (9-2, 0-0)

15 Samba Nakamura (7-0, 1-0)

16 Taki Inouye (11-0, 1-0)

17 Ikeda Kenkichio (5-1, 4-1)

18 Zhao Pau (11-7, 1-3)

19 Reza Afshar (6-1, 3-1)

20 Kei Maki (8-1, 0-1)

21 Baiko Asuhara (7-2, 0-1)

22 Naruhiko Yonai (6-1, 0-1)

23 Yoshitora Ouchi (6-1, 0-1)

24 Pim Pim Gwon (6-3, 0-0)

25 Hyobe Kamioka (3-0, 1-0)




C Kanji Togo (18-5, 7-0)

2 Apolonio Redondo Jr. (8-0, 4-0)

3 Pipob Jakkuprasat (12-2, 4-1)

4 Ronnarit Mamanee (14-3, 4-1)

5 Alongkorn Phuk-Hom (12-3, 2-2)

6 Shusui Ohmiya (10-3, 1-2)

7 Ryozo Ozawa (7-0, 3-0)

8 Najib Sri Aziz bin Zai (41-12-2, 1-2)

9 Shoin Chiba (8-0, 0-0)

10 Sophan Sastrowardoya (7-2, 4-2)

11 Po-Han Yue (8-3, 3-2)

12 Supachai Thamsatchanan (6-0, 2-0)

13 Ang Dong (6-0, 3-0)

14 Kawin Kayem (6-1, 2-1)

15 Kim Wiriyaudomsiri (7-2, 3-1)

16 Lito Alcala (5-1, 2-1)

17 Maya Asgar (6-0, 3-0)

18 Tossapol Puangchan (4-0, 2-0)

19 Ashihei Bando (7-2, 0-0)

20 Suporn Yooyen (6-3, 2-3)

21 Sinthaweechai Miprathang (5-1, 2-1)

22 Tito del Sol (5-2, 2-2)

23 Kameo Oya (3-0, 0-0)

24 Tsunahei Ogawa (4-0, 0-0)

25 Masazou Nonaka (1-0, 0-0)




C Veronika Sablikova (9-0, 5-0)

2 Saya Ikegami (10-0, 1-0)

3 Chiyo Yanagimoto (11-3, 5-2)

4 Hanako Shimizu (10-2, 4-2)

5 Kit Sakamoto (8-1, 5-1)

6 Taniko Uchiyama (7-0, 3-0)

7 Fusae Miura (7-0, 1-0)

8 Sayoko Ebisawa (6-0, 3-0)

9 Yutsuko Sasaki (8-1, 4-1)

10 Romi Takahashi (5-0, 3-0)

11 Chie Namiki (6-1, 3-1)

12 Eiko Shiokawa (6-0, 3-0)

13 Yuya Shimizu (8-2, 4-2)

14 Echiko Watanabe (6-1, 3-1)

15 Naora Kikuchi (6-3, 2-3)

16 Umeka Fujiwara (6-3, 2-3)

17 Emi Nagano (5-2, 1-2)

18 Machiko Fujii (5-2, 1-2)

19 Mizuki Watanabe (5-3, 1-3)

20 Maricel Punya (3-0, 0-0)

21 Seka Mutsu (4-2, 2-3)

22 Feng Chung (3-0, 0-0)






C Bosco Curbeam (9-0, 5-0)

2 Darren Southall (9-1, 6-1)

3 Duane Weatherly (18-10, 5-3)

4 Ross Smith (8-2, 6-2)

5 Henry Baldwin (10-5, 0-0)

6 Floyd Haywood (7-0, 4-0)

7 Sammy Newton (7-2, 5-2)

8 Julian Beals (8-1, 1-1)

9 Coltrane Aaronson (7-2, 4-2)

10 Cory Brewer (9-4, 3-2)

11 Campbell Crane (7-2, 6-2)

12 Elvis Milissis (6-2, 4-2)

13 Warren Kitt (6-1, 1-1)

14 Kyle Sagal (6-3, 4-3)

15 Jimbo Jakes (6-0, 0-0)

16 Avery Gleason (7-2, 0-2)

17 Chuck Brown (5-1, 2-1)

18 Si Merryweather (4-0, 0-0)

19 Cole Moor (4-0, 0-0)

20 Gene Oakley (5-2, 0-0)

21 Raymond Austin (6-4, 0-0)

22 Steven Wu (2-1, 2-1)

23 Perry Madison (3-0, 0-0)

24 Clinton Kent (3-0, 0-0)

25 Tony Ibsen (3-0, 0-0)


NR Adam McLeish (1-0, 0-0)

NR Billy High (1-0, 0-0)

NR JW Cunningham (1-0, 0-0)

NR Kelv Bender (1-0, 0-0)

NR Nate Marx (1-0, 0-0)





C Philip Ziskie (22-2-1, 7-1)

2 Luiz Machado (25-5, 4-2)

3 Sammy Gaffigan (14-3, 5-2)

4 Anthony Ray Shenkman (19-5, 5-3)

5 David James Diggle (11-0, 4-0)

6 Frank Romita (13-2, 7-1)

7 Easton Frye (16-6, 5-2)

8 Azor Portela Nunes (24-6, 3-4)

9 Rafael Tavares (15-4, 5-3)

10 Shuler Eigenberg (12-4, 5-2)

11 Harvey Ripa (12-7, 4-5)

12 Lamont Banner (8-0, 2-0)

13 Gregg Grable (23-12, 0-0)

14 Wallace Everett (9-2, 5-2)

15 Lucky Lyman (9-1, 1-1)

16 Noah Smithee (12-5, 0-0)

17 Alejandro Laguera (7-0, 1-0)

18 Ivan Bokhour (8-2, 5-2)

19 James Busfield (9-7, 4-4)

20 DeMerritt Laine (8-2, 0-0)

21 Marcus Speed (8-2, 3-1)

22 Rory McEnterry (6-1, 2-1)

23 Pat Troy (6-1, 0-0)

24 Quincy McGarry (7-2, 0-0)

25 Kade Devine (6-2, 0-0)


NR Ashton Andrews (8-6, 0-0)

NR Dule Bayliffe (7-3, 0-0)

NR Jackson Gray (20-12, 4-4)

NR Jimmy Schott (5-3, 2-3)

NR Ryan Landingham (6-2, 0-0)




C Willy Bassett (20-2, 5-0)

2 Roddy Wickham (12-2, 4-1)

3 Zach Steggles (11-1, 4-1)

4 Ray Bellinger (11-2-1, 3-1-1)

5 Gus Waters (14-2, 3-2)

6 Riveron Potter-Pirbright (8-0, 5-0)

7 Ollie Rockmetteler (8-0-1, 3-0-1)

8 Aubrey Bassington-Bassington (9-1, 3-1)

9 Brian Claremont (10-3, 3-2)

10 Mithcell Bryan (9-1, 3-1)

11 Stiffy Little (10-2, 3-1)

12 Blas Suarez (8-0, 0-0)

13 Dominic Ash (8-2, 4-2)

14 D'Arcy Spode (9-2, 3-2)

15 Jez Worplesdon (7-1, 2-1)

16 Markus Waller (5-0, 2-0)

17 Stefan Champion (6-2, 3-2)

18 Webster Fittleworth (7-2, 1-2)

19 Bonzo Anstruther (6-0, 3-0)

20 Ade Travers (6-3, 2-2)

21 John Hatter (5-0, 0-0)

22 Chris Byng (4-1, 1-1)


NR Ned Butterfield (8-1, 0-0)

NR Roger Bean (8-0, 0-0)

NR Stewart Point (1-0, 0-0)






1 Waly da Cunha (16-8, 0-0)

2 Felipe Luiz Rosa (13-9, 1-1)

3 Josimar Martins (17-7, 2-4)

4 Kerlon Guerra de Bastos (8-3, 4-3)

5 Ilson de Lima (18-9, 0-0)

6 Sergio do Vale (9-4, 4-3)

7 Julio Correa (9-2, 0-2)

8 Marcelo Boccoli (13-7, 2-3)

9 Paulo Boas (19-14, 0-0)

10 Vitor de Melo (7-1, 3-1)

11 Rodolfo Camara (6-1, 3-1)

12 Giovanni de Matos (7-0, 0-0)

13 Dias Candido (12-5, 0-0)

14 Raimundo Pinheiro (7-5, 1-3)

15 Ariano Craveiro (14-10, 0-0)

16 Tiago da Paixao (10-6, 2-2)

17 Paulo Sergio Parente (7-5, 0-0)

18 Leo Carlos Goulart (6-4, 0-0)

19 Rogerio Votta (2-0, 0-0)

20 Olando Kalil (1-0, 0-0)




1 Pedro Sousa (21-5, 4-3)

2 Carlos dos Santos (14-6, 2-4)

3 Leandro Piquet (20-10, 1-5)

4 Silvio Leite (9-0, 0-0)

5 Marcos Maciel (7-1, 1-1)

6 Arthur Franco (12-8, 3-5)

7 Magno Peres Arruda (10-4, 2-2)

8 Denilson da Cunha (11-6, 2-5)

9 Gustavo Spagnol (6-1, 3-1)

10 Ranieri Fernanda (9-2, 0-0)

11 Rubenilson Augusto (8-3, 3-2)

12 Oscarino Baptista (21-12, 2-3)

13 Flavio Alberto (7-1, 0-0)

14 Juan Puga (13-10, 0-3)

15 Arkan Gleiser (8-5, 3-2)

16 Casimiro de Holanda (7-2, 0-0)

17 Kleber Pereira (7-6, 2-3)

18 Renan Heleno (2-0, 0-0)

19 Ruben Rua (1-0, 0-0)

20 Emerson Mori Nunes (1-0, 0-0)




1 Mario de Souza (24-9, 4-2)

2 Jorge Hormazabal (22-11, 4-2)

3 Marco de Almeida (28-15, 3-3)

4 Vagner (2-5, 0-0)

5 Pepe (11-3, 0-0)

6 Marcelo Oberto (26-17, 0-0)

7 Alecu de Castro (23-16, 0-0)

8 Gilberto Sabbatini (13-8, 1-4)

9 Euclydes Fliho (19-11, 0-3)

10 Edu Gattai (8-0, 0-0)

11 Mario Varela (9-2, 0-0)

12 Welvis Andre de Arruda (7-1, 0-0)

13 Humberto Falcao (15-10, 0-0)

14 Leandro Bastos (7-1, 0-0)

15 Otto Cascudo (25-13, 0-0)

16 Wederson de Oliveira (7-1, 0-0)

17 Andre Passos (4-0, 0-0)

18 Santiago Rocha (1-0, 0-0)

19 Thiago Azevedo (1-0, 0-0)

20 Inacio Barroso (4-5, 0-0)




1 Procopio Gollas (16-6, 5-1)

2 Wilson Semier (17-8, 0-0)

3 Orlando de Carvalho (7-2, 2-1)

4 Juan de Castro (9-1, 0-0)

5 Valdo Calamari (8-0, 0-0)

6 Thomaz de Miranda (10-3, 0-0)

7 Ronaldo Roncatto (8-2, 0-0)

8 Origenes Salgado (12-7, 0-0)

9 Raniere de Lima (7-1, 0-0)

10 Rodolfo de Souza (8-3, 0-0)

11 Tristao Bosi (7-2, 0-0)

12 Gregorio Freyre (11-8, 0-0)

13 Fausto Barbosa (6-2, 0-0)

14 Sonny Anderson (6-3, 0-0)

15 Godofredo Tavora (7-3, 0-0)

16 Afonso Romero (9-6, 0-0)

17 Nelson Angelo (8-5, 0-0)

18 Milton Pinotti (4-1, 0-0)

19 Fabio Santoro (1-0-1, 1-0-1)

20 Reynaldo Varela (1-0, 0-0)




1 Paulo Roberto Bezerra (12-7, 4-2)

2 Selton de Oliveira (18-10, 0-0)

3 Juan Pablo Rique (17-9, 0-0)

4 Helvecio Babenco (12-5, 0-0)

5 Chico Feijo (9-3, 5-2)

6 Lazro Campos (8-0, 0-0)

7 Erico Gil (21-13, 0-0)

8 Lima Fraga (13-7, 0-0)

9 Manoel Cabral (6-1, 0-1)

10 Laerte Portinari (17-9, 0-0)

11 Cesar Granda (6-2, 2-1)

12 Dalmo Pedrosa (11-6, 0-0)

13 Drauzio Simaan (9-3, 0-0)

14 Watson Viana (8-1, 0-0)

15 Goncalves Cassaro (6-1, 0-0)

16 Mozart Pinto (6-1, 0-0)

17 Luis Furtado (5-2, 0-0)

18 Flavio Luiz Oliveira (2-0, 0-0)

19 Rodrigo Vieira (1-0, 0-0)

20 Vinicius Azeredo (1-0, 0-0)

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Hey there, me again with the first set of events for the thread.


I'm going to post the cards for the month so you can get a preview of what fights are about to happen as well as make your own predictions for the fights. I have cards booked in advance. Most companies are booked through May already with monthly cards but I decided to only post the cards for the month instead of a megapost because... Look at this thing. It was like a 20 page word document pre-formatting with all my cards in office. I didn't want to make you read my entire booking sheet.


As for how I'm going to handle predictions, I will treat every prediction for a card as a one-hundred dollar bet with the listed fight odds. I'll keep track of individual user's predictions and show everyone's payouts. I'll make a special note of who wins the month's predictions and I'll try and think of a prize for who wins the prediction contest for the year. I want them to have SOME tangible impact on the game world as a reward, but I don't know what to do with it. If anyone has any suggestions, lemme know


I'll get to work on the results of every event. It took a long time booking everything so I'm excited to actually get the fights underway. There's a lot to cover here so I don't know how long it will take to write everything up. I've got class in like, three hours? After that I think I can take a deserved break for a good part of the day and start writing. Fingers crossed it doesn't take more than a few days to write.








SIGMA: Jankowski vs. Lipnicki

Moscow, Russia

Friday Week 4 January 2002





#8 Jozef Jankowski (8-0, 2-0) [-110] vs. #11 Stanislaw Lipnicki (16-8, 4-4) [-110]



#8 Alekos Karabatsos (14-7, 2-4) [-400] vs. #10 Danill Skala (21-9, 4-5) [+310]



#16 Ilya Fedorov (7-0, 0-0) [+220] vs. #19 Grigory Kabalevsky (7-1, 0-0) [-280]



#19 Gavrill Sviridov (7-4, 4-3) [-180] vs. #20 Sebastian Pardo (5-0, 0-0) [+140]





#11 Pavel Radulov (8-2, 1-1) [+150] vs. #12 Ern Fathoul (7-1, 3-1) [-200]



#11 Artak Gevor (8-2, 2-2) [-300] vs. #12 Luka Hajek (7-1, 2-1) [+230]



#12 Harald Hubner (7-4, 3-3) [-680] vs. #16 Franak Pavlichenko (12-8, 1-4) [+540]



#19 Spiridon Domazos (5-5, 2-4) [+420] vs. #20 Ramin Rostami (4-0, 0-0) [-530]




WEFF 28: Sadorra vs. Due II

Toronto, Canada

Friday Week 4 January 2002





© Daniela Sadorra (8-0, 4-0) [-160] vs. #2 Honey Due (8-1, 5-1) [+120]



#5 Michelle Addams (10-2, 5-2) [+260] vs. #7 Gina Dixon (9-1, 6-1) [-330]



#6 Rachel McGuinness (9-2, 7-2) [-480] vs. #9 Kirsten Page (7-1, 2-1) [+380]



#6 Natasha Mellow (7-1, 0-0) [-500] vs. #8 Natalie Rogers (9-1, 6-1) [+390]



#11 Chelsea Lawson (5-1, 4-1) [-380] vs. #14 Laura Adair (6-2, 2-2) [+300]





#21 Lula Baker (10-4, 4-1) [-350] vs. NR Harriet Fey (4-4, 3-4) [+270]



#13 Lynda Epsom (6-3, 3-3) [-280] vs. #16 Brooke Rockerfeller (5-4, 3-4) [+220]



#17 Steph Smith (7-0, 0-0) [-650] vs. #18 April Watson (6-3, 3-2) [+510]



#22 Carmen Routhwaite (6-0, 0-0) [-310] vs. NR Tammy Westenra (7-6, 4-4) [+240]




XCC: Bassett vs. Wickham

Los Angeles, California

Friday Week 4 January 2002





© Willy Bassett (20-2, 5-0) [-390] vs. #2 Roddy Wickham (12-2, 4-1) [+310]



#11 Harvey Ripa (12-7, 4-5) [+550] vs. #12 Lamont Banner (8-0, 2-0) [-700]



#4 Ross Smith (8-2, 6-2) [-350] vs. #5 Henry Baldwin (10-5, 0-0)



#5 David James Diggle (11-0, 4-0) [-300] vs. #9 Rafael Tavares (15-4, 5-3) [+230]



#6 Riveron Potter-Pirbright (8-0, 5-0) [-130] vs. #10 Mithcell Bryan (9-1, 3-1) [+100]





#15 Lucky Lyman (9-1, 1-1) [+300] vs. #17 Alejandro Laguera (7-0, 1-0) [-380]



#16 Markus Waller (5-0, 2-0) [-430] vs. #19 Bonzo Anstruther (6-0, 3-0) [+340]



#22 Steven Wu (2-1, 2-1) [-350] vs. NR Kelv Bender (1-0, 0-0) [+270]



#25 Kade Devine (6-2, 0-0) [-110] vs. NR Dule Bayliffe (7-3, 0-0) [+100]



#23 Perry Madison (3-0, 0-0) [-380] vs. NR Billy High (1-0, 0-0) [+300]




ALPHA-1: Fezzik vs. Sarkisian

Sapporo, Japan

Saturday Week 4 January 2002





© Hassan Fezzik (29-1, 9-1) vs. #2 Armen Sarkisian (29-4, 11-3)



#4 Chew Chua (23-6, 10-3) [+100] vs. #7 Fukusaburu Hirano (15-2-1, 9-2) [-120]



#5 Ieyoshi Yamashita (28-10, 9-2) [-200] vs. #8 Zaco (47-15, 1-0) [+150]



#7 Aleksei Chekhov (23-5, 1-0) [+300] vs. #9 Hyun-Shuk Lim (15-2, 5-2) [-400]



#8 Branco (18-8, 0-1) [+160] vs. #12 Fumiaki Hayashi (18-8, 7-4) [-210]





#3 Renato (8-0, 1-0) [-830] vs. #8 Zachary Nobell (6-0, 3-0) [+660]



#11 Davi Carlos Ramos (36-10, 3-2) [-380] vs. #16 Eijiro Yanagita (29-16-2, 16-10) [+300]



#13 Yeijiro Yamamoto (19-8, 14-8) [+300] vs. #14 Lucas (26-9-1, 0-1) [-380]



#15 Juro Fukazawa (17-5, 1-0) [+630] vs. #16 Hiroshige Shiga (10-0, 1-0) [-790]



#15 Pai Cheng (9-0, 0-0) [-730] vs. #16 Denbe Ekiguchi (10-6, 7-6) [+580]



#18 Gyukudo Teshigahara (9-2, 3-1) [+150] vs. #20 Jiroemon Hasegawa (8-0, 2-0) [-200]




GAMMA 50: Watson vs. Rubenstein II

Cleveland, Ohio

Saturday Week 4 January 2002





© Mike Watson (14-1, 9-1) [+250] vs. #2 Spencer Rubenstein (18-5, 8-1) [-300]



#3 Brandon Sugar (29-5, 8-2) [-500] vs. #6 Bruce Steven (20-9, 8-3) [+350]



#10 Jack Humphreys (25-10, 5-5) [+150] vs. #11 Nathan Chambers (18-4, 5-4) [-190]



#5 Adam White (12-0, 5-0) [-500] vs. #8 Ashley Ballard (14-1, 6-1) [+350]



#8 Duke Aiona (15-6, 6-4) [+100] vs. #10 Kurt McDonald (9-1, 4-1) [-110]





#24 Lucis M Banks (2-0, 0-0) [-430] vs. NR Peter Windsor (1-2, 1-2) [+340]



#14 Leonardo da Costa (16-7, 0-1) [+170] vs. #15 Dwayne Alleyne (10-0, 2-0) [-220]



#15 Delroy Rhodes (12-0, 1-0) [-180] vs. #17 Dana Delaney (11-5, 3-5) [+140]



#21 Lars-Gunnar Ekberg (7-0, 1-0) [-730] vs. NR Clem Wolff (3-1, 0-1) [+580]



#22 Junmal Skinner (10-4, 0-0) [+950] vs. NR Charles Stiles (16-5, 0-1) [-1200]




BCF: Baines vs. Olsen

Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Saturday Week 4 January 2002





© Rob Baines (33-11, 7-2) [-500] vs. #2 Henning Olsen (18-7, 8-3) [+350]



#3 Gordon Idle (11-5, 5-3) [+230] vs. #4 Gregory O'Hara (10-0, 5-0) [-300]



#4 Fritz Phipps (9-1, 6-1) [-200] vs. #6 Perry Barr (16-7, 5-3)[+150]



#6 Iain Fussell (9-2, 5-2) [-830] vs. #9 Mikey Wallace (8-3, 4-3) [+660]



#8 Murray O'Hare (7-3, 5-2) [+390] vs. #9 Danko Jalavic (7-0, 1-0) [-500]





#12 Mal Beswick (7-3, 6-3) [+220] vs. #15 Ron Chuckle (8-2, 0-0) [-280]



#17 Ozzy Bintley (5-1, 5-1) [-930] vs. #20 Basil McCrystle (9-6, 0-0) [+740]



#18 Jean-Jacque Levasseur (8-2, 0-0) [-280] vs. #21 Scott Gillespie (5-3, 2-2) [+220]



#21 Owen Williams (4-0, 0-0) [-650] vs. #22 Conor Houghton (7-9, 4-7) [+510]




SIGMA: Khan vs. Dee

London, England

Saturday Week 4 January 2002





#6 Manish Khan (11-4, 4-4) [+110] vs. #8 Colm Dee (15-5, 5-3) [-150]



#8 Thom Billings (9-0, 0-0) [-550] vs. #10 Franz Ludwig (14-9, 0-0) [+430]



#8 Stian Agdestein (7-0, 2-0) [-580] vs. #10 Walter May (20-8, 0-0) [+460]



#6 Souleymane Ya Konan (12-3, 6-3) [-130] vs. #10 Roope Kuqi (7-0, 3-0) [-140]





#12 Jacob Matthaus (18-10, 5-3) [-200] vs. #16 Nestor Morozov (25-14-1, 0-0) [+150]



#15 Murray Darby (12-8, 2-4) [-150] vs. #17 Bastian Neske (6-2, 1-1) [+110]



#21 Pentti Rovanpara (7-4, 0-0) [+110] vs. #23 Nod Palli (4-1, 0-1) [-150]



#24 Jan Ilic (5-2, 0-2) [-110] vs. #25 Saul Cervantes (3-0, 0-0) [-110]




KDM FC 21: Takeuchi vs. Akita II

Seoul, South Korea

Saturday Week 4 January 2002





© Tomohiro Takeuchi (22-2, 7-0) [-340] vs. #3 Kenji Akita (14-2, 5-1) [+270]



#3 Taufik Wijaya (46-20-1, 2-4) [+260] vs. #4 Min-Soo Sik (8-0, 2-0) [-330]



#4 Hanako Shimizu (10-2, 4-2) [-400] vs. #5 Kit Sakamoto (8-1, 5-1) [+310]



#7 Chan Wan Wah (9-1, 5-1) [-230] vs. #11 So Yip (14-6, 0-0) [+180]



#3 Pipob Jakkuprasat (12-2, 4-1) [-500] vs. #5 Alongkorn Phuk-Hom (12-3, 2-2) [+390]





#10 Romi Takahashi (5-0, 3-0) [+160] vs. #14 Echiko Watanabe (6-1, 3-1) [-210]



#13 Yoshihide Hori (5-2, 4-2) [+380] vs. #15 Hatsu Nishijima (4-0, 1-0) [-480]



#19 Reza Afshar (6-1, 3-1) [+260] vs. #20 Kei Maki (8-1, 0-1) [-330]



#20 Maricel Punya (3-0, 0-0) [-180] vs. #22 Feng Chung (3-0, 0-0) [+140]



#23 Kameo Oya (3-0, 0-0) [-380] vs. #24 Tsunahei Ogawa (4-0, 0-0) [+300]




FLB: Da Cunha vs. Rosa

Macelo, Brazil

Saturday Week 4 January 2002





#1 Waly da Cunha (16-8, 0-0) [-110] vs. #2 Felipe Luiz Rosa (13-9, 1-1) [+100]



#3 Juan Pablo Rique (17-9, 0-0) [+100] vs. #5 Chico Feijo (9-3, 5-2) [-110]



#3 Leandro Piquet (20-10, 1-5) [+100] vs. #6 Arthur Franco (12-8, 3-5) [-120]



#5 Valdo Calamari (8-0, 0-0) [-800] vs. #8 Origenes Salgado (12-7, 0-0) [+630]



#5 Pepe (11-3, 0-0) [-500] vs. #8 Gilberto Sabbatini (13-8, 1-4) [+390]





15 Godofredo Tavora (7-3, 0-0) [+300] vs. #19 Fabio Santoro (1-0-1, 1-0-1) [-380]



#17 Luis Furtado (5-2, 0-0) [-350] vs. #18 Flavio Luiz Oliveira (2-0, 0-0) [-440]



#19 Ruben Rua (1-0, 0-0) [-550] vs. #20 Emerson Mori Nunes (1-0, 0-0) [+430]




SIGMA: Basora vs. Halle

Barcelona, Spain

Sunday Week 4 January 2002





© Alberto Basora (22-8, 7-1) [-400] vs. #2 Jens Halle (18-3, 6-1) [+300]



#4 Matti Kurri (10-2-1, 5-2) [-430] vs. #5 Faas Smit (38-17, 6-4) [+340]



#5 Stratos Papaioannou (28-8, 4-3) [-680] vs. #9 Jean-Pierre Richelleau (23-11, 3-5)



#3 Georges Nouri (13-3, 6-2) [-810] vs. #5 Lucas Mueller (9-4, 3-3) [+640]



#7 Casim Yenkini (12-5, 3-3) [-110] vs. #9 Drazen Gabelich (8-4, 3-3) [-120]





#12 Benedikt Streit (19-8, 3-3) [+130] vs. #14 Nuno Valentino (7-0, 1-0) [-170]



#14 Mogens Leerback (6-0, 1-0) [-380] vs. #17 Omar Calvert (6-1, 0-1) [+300]



#19 Reinhardt Rhett (8-4, 0-0) [+150] vs. #24 Manny Van Post (3-0, 0-0) [-190]



#23 Otto Wittzke (4-0, 0-0) [-500] vs. #25 Joseph King (9-10, 0-0) [+390]

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<p>Putting up SIGMA results in separate post since that show comes first. Also im going to be really putting effort into this predictions basically making them separate Blurcat prediction articles.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>JANUARY EVENTS</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

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<span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>SIGMA: Jankowski vs. Lipnicki Predictions</strong></span></p><p>

Moscow, Russia</p><p>

Friday Week 4 January 2002</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:10px;"><strong>MAIN CARD</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#8 Jozef Jankowski (8-0, 2-0) [-110] vs. #11 Stanislaw Lipnicki (16-8, 4-4) [-110]</p><p>

<strong>Jozef Jankowski:</strong> A young kickboxer from Warsaw, Jozef has a pretty good striking game but the rest of his MMA game is a bit suspect. He has good takedown defense and does know how defend submissions so that should help him out until he improves the rest of his MMA game. He joined SIGMA last year and started off with back-to-back wins against Bastian Neske and Zhenya Golob. A hot prospect Jozef looks like he could became a star in the heavyweight division in the future.</p><p>

<strong>Stanislaw Lipnicki</strong> Stanislaw "Big Daddy" Lipnicki is an experienced wrestler from Warsazwa, Poland who has been a regular with SIGMA for a few years but hasn't really been able to break out of the pack. With a 4-4 record he has mainly been held back by his cardio while not horrible is not good enough to keep him going throughout a fight. While he has some power in his hands it's not enough to fear one-punch KO's and while he has some submissions on the ground they aren't utilized very often as he mainly goes through his fights with suffocating wrestling. Now that he is 35 and may be on the down in the division he still remains a tough fighter.</p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Jozef Jankowski</p><p>

While Lipnicki is a good wrestler his lack of finishing options and poor cardio will harm him in this fight. While he could do well early on and control the young kickboxer his cardio will very likely give out and give Jankowski a chance to slip free and use his striking to finish Lipnicki.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#8 Alekos Karabatsos (14-7, 2-4) [-400] vs. #10 Danill Skala (21-9, 4-5) [+310]</p><p>

<strong>Alekos Karabatsos:</strong> A veteran of of SIGMA having been around since 1998, Alekos hasn't found much success this mainly due to the fact that his cardio is quite poor. If Alekos could improve his cardio though he would be a good competitor in the division. With decent boxing at his disposal, good wrestling, and good ground and pound, Alekos could be a guy who could climb the rankings. A loss in this next fight could very well smell the end for the Athens native.</p><p>

<strong>Danill Skala:</strong> A skilled kickboxer who will be fighting in his native Russia in this event, Danill Skala is one of the mainstays of SIGMA having been around since late 1996. A skilled striker with good takedown and submission defense, Danill has been stuck in the position of good but not great in the promotion for many years only putting up a 4-5 record. He is looking to finally gain some momentum in this fight to climb the rankings.</p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Danill Skala</p><p>

I believe that Alekos will fall into the same problem that Stanislaw will fall into in the main event. While Alekos could very well dominate the first round on the ground his cardio will ultimately fail him and see him fall to Danill Skala's superior striking. </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#16 Ilya Fedorov (7-0, 0-0) [+220] vs. #19 Grigory Kabalevsky (7-1, 0-0) [-280]</p><p>

<strong>Ilya Fedorov:</strong> A young brawler out of St. Petersburg, Fedorov is making his debut with the promotion in this fight. A fighter with good hands Ilya can stand with just about anyone in the division but is severely let down by other areas of his MMA game such as his grappling and ground game which most likely will see the downfall for the Russian fighter.</p><p>

<strong>Grigory Kabalevsky:</strong> A fellow Russian competitor who will be making their SIGMA debut in their home nation, Grigory Kabalevsky is a good judo competitor who has some good judo throws and submissions but is let down by having a very poor striking game. </p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Grigory Kabalevsky</p><p>

With Fedorov having very poor takedown and submission defense it should be fairly easy for Kabalevsky to take down Fedorov with one his judo throws and submit him fairly quickly.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#19 Gavrill Sviridov (7-4, 4-3) [-180] vs. #20 Sebastian Pardo (5-0, 0-0) [+140]</p><p>

<strong>Gavrill Sviridov:</strong> A regular with SIGMA since early 1998, the exciting kickboxer Gavrill Sviridov has some good power in his feet and while his hands may not have the same power, all of his strikes have some good technique behind them. Where he is let down is his weak ground game. While his takedown defense may not be bad whoever gets past it may not find much trouble finishing it there.</p><p>

<strong>Sebastion Pardo:</strong> A German competitor originally from Chile, Muay Thai fighter Sebastion Pardo is an exciting fighter who can deal quite a bit of damage from the clinch but when the fight leaves the plum he may struggle a bit. He has little power in his hands and while he may have powerful kicks they are quite sloppy. He also has a really bad ground game but his takedown defense will hopefully protect him from that weakness while he attempts to batter his opponent from the Muay Thai plum. </p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Gavrill Sviridov</p><p>

In what should be an exciting bout, Gavrill's much more technical striking should lead the way for him to take out the debuting Pardo. If Pardo can get the fight to the clinch though he could do some major damage to the Russian native.</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:10px;"><strong>PRELIMINARY CARD</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>WELTERWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#11 Pavel Radulov (8-2, 1-1) [+150] vs. #12 Ern Fathoul (7-1, 3-1) [-200]</p><p>

<strong>Pavel Radulov:</strong> A decent all-rounder from Samara, Pavel Radulov started his SIGMA career last year with a win over Benni Pyroux but then a loss to dominant wrestler Dominykas Jankovic. A fighter with skills in all areas he is good at all aspects at fighting but isn't spectacular in any of them. While his all-round ability will be good against lower level guys, when he rises up the rankings it will be exploited by guys who are dominant at certain things. </p><p>

<strong>Ern Fathoui:</strong> A skilled Iraqi grappler, Ern Fathoui is well known for his leglocks and has used his grappling to good effect going 3-1 since joining SIGMA in early 2000, taking his first career lost to the experienced Evengi Medtner. Some strikes against the Iraqi though is that his striking is very weak and his chin isn't very great.</p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Ern Fathoui</p><p>

Pavel will look to exploit Ern's weak chin and weak striking but with his own striking not being that great Ern will likely bring the fight to the ground and lock in one of his patented leglocks.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#11 Artak Gevor (8-2, 2-2) [-300] vs. #12 Luka Hajek (7-1, 2-1) [+230]</p><p>

<strong>Artak Gevor:</strong> A skilled Armenian wrestler, Artak Gevor is looking to climb up the rankings with a few wins. A strong wrestling who also has some power in his hands, Artak's main finishing weapon is his ground and pound that utilizes the power in his hands. Artak's weakness is that he is vulnerable to getting caught in submissions while on the top.</p><p>

<strong>Luka Hajek:</strong> A skilled Serbian boxer, Luka Hajek has very good technique and blinding speed in his hands but does not have massive power in his hands which would make him a much bigger threat. Like many other good strikers he is let down by his poor takedown defense and poor ground game. </p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Artak Gevor</p><p>

Artak may not have many finishing options if he can avoid Luka's very good striking and suffocate him with his own wrestling, he could get a victory on the cards.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#12 Harald Hubner (7-4, 3-3) [-680] vs. #16 Franak Pavlichenko (12-8, 1-4) [+540]</p><p>

<strong>Harald Hubner:</strong> A good grappler who has also developed some good boxing, Harald Hubner's 3-3 record in SIGMA has mainly been a result of him fighting some of the top guys in the division and not his skill. The 26 year old has a good chance of breaking out into the higher levels of SIGMA's Lightweight division.</p><p>

<strong>Franak Pavlichenko:</strong> A Belarussion fighter with good ground and pound, Franak is starting his second stint with the company after going 1-4 and being cut last year to end his first stint. Coming back and looking to do better than last time around, Franak was let down by his lack of quality striking and suspect chin. While these two things haven't improved much he is looking to better implement his good ground and pound.</p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Harald Hubner</p><p>

A heavy favorite, Harald Hubner will look to prove why most likely looking to use his boxing game to out strike Franak and possibly crack his suspect chin. </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#19 Spiridon Domazos (5-5, 2-4) [+420] vs. #20 Ramin Rostami (4-0, 0-0) [-530]</p><p>

<strong>Spiridon Domazos:</strong> A decent boxer who has been with SIGMA since late 1997, Spiridon has struggled and looks to be on his last legs in the company. While he has good hands he has no takedown defense and has little to no ground game leaving him very open to submissions.</p><p>

<strong>Ramin Rostami:</strong> Iranian wrestler Ramin Rostami is looking to make a splash in SIGMA's Middleweight division with his dominating wrestling. Far from one-dimensional Ramin also has quite a few submissions in his arsenal and has a decent boxing game although he doesn't have to much power in it. </p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Ramin Rostami</p><p>

With Spiridon being weak against wrestlers and anyone with any sort of submission knowledge, Ramin should have easy work of Spiridon whether he decides to finish it early with a submission or grind out the victory on the cards with his suffocating wrestling. Either way it should be a easy win for Ramin. </p></div><p></p><p></p>

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GAMMA 50: Watson vs. Rubenstein II

Cleveland, Ohio

Saturday Week 4 January 2002





© Mike Watson (14-1, 9-1) [+250] vs. #2 Spencer Rubenstein (18-5, 8-1) [-300]


#3 Brandon Sugar (29-5, 8-2) [-500] vs. #6 Bruce Steven (20-9, 8-3) [+350]



#10 Jack Humphreys (25-10, 5-5) [+150] vs. #11 Nathan Chambers (18-4, 5-4) [-190]


#5 Adam White (12-0, 5-0) [-500] vs. #8 Ashley Ballard (14-1, 6-1) [+350]


#8 Duke Aiona (15-6, 6-4) [+100] vs. #10 Kurt McDonald (9-1, 4-1) [-110]




#24 Lucis M Banks (2-0, 0-0) [-430] vs. NR Peter Windsor (1-2, 1-2) [+340]



#14 Leonardo da Costa (16-7, 0-1) [+170] vs. #15 Dwayne Alleyne (10-0, 2-0) [-220]


#15 Delroy Rhodes (12-0, 1-0) [-180] vs. #17 Dana Delaney (11-5, 3-5) [+140]


#21 Lars-Gunnar Ekberg (7-0, 1-0) [-730] vs. NR Clem Wolff (3-1, 0-1) [+580]



#22 Junmal Skinner (10-4, 0-0) [+950] vs. NR Charles Stiles (16-5, 0-1) [-1200]

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<p>I'm gonna do these predictions post by post since they pretty big. Also the reason I'm putting so much effort is to assist in getting interest and to make it better with more articles coming from Blurcat's point of view.</p><p>

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<span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>WEFF 28: Sadorra vs. Due II</strong></span></p><p>

Toronto, Canada</p><p>

Friday Week 4 January 2002</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:10px;"><strong>MAIN CARD</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT</strong></p><p>

© Daniela Sadorra (8-0, 4-0) [-160] vs. #2 Honey Due (8-1, 5-1) [+120]</p><p>

<strong>Daniela Sadorra:</strong> The reigning undefeated Flyweight Champion, Daniela Sadorra won the title back WEFF 18 in a dominating performance against Karen Curtis and is looking to get her third defense of the title against Honey Due. Obviously known for her striking ability, Daniella has good takedown defense and does have good scrambling to escape if she is caught on the ground but she has not been tested on that weak ground game. With the title already around her waist the future looks bright for Sadorra.</p><p>

<strong>Honey Due:</strong> The number one contender for Sadorra's Flyweight title, Honey Due's only previous career loss was to Sadorra back at WEFF 14 where she got knocked out in the first. She has since bounced back and earned a title shot by beating former champion Karen Curtis at WEFF 26. Like Sadorra she is also a skilled kickboxer but also has dabbled in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu so also has good takedowns and ground game. If she can take out Sadorra in the rematch she can establish herself as a big name in women's MMA and set up a trilogy fight. </p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Daniella Sadora:</strong> Like usual Sadora needs to keep the fight standing and try and take out Due quickly like in their first encounter. If the fight goes down she will want to get it back to the feet so she can stay strong.</p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Honey Due:</strong> While Honey Due is normally a striker it would be best for her to try and to the ground in this match-up. While a strong striker Sadorra would most likely win a striking battle so Honey Due should take the fight to the ground and try and either submit Sadorra or keep her there.</p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Daniella Saddora</p><p>

While Honey Due may have the ability to possibly cause trouble on the ground for Daniella Honey Due may want to take her chance in a striking battle which if it goes that way would likely bring us another Saddora defense. </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#5 Michelle Addams (10-2, 5-2) [+260] vs. #7 Gina Dixon (9-1, 6-1) [-330]</p><p>

<strong>Michelle Addams:</strong> While no longer the top women's MMA fighter Michelle Addams still remains near the top of the rankings and remains a deadly foe. After a long and dominant reign as Bantamweight Champion, a title which she won all the way back at WEFF 2, she would lose the title at WEFF 16 to Sarah Vaughn. While she would lose her next fight as well to Monica Masters she would come back at WEFF 26 to beat Olivia Sweet and get back into the win category. A deadly Muay Thai fighter, Michelle Addams also posses good kicks outside of the clinch and has been improving her takedown defense since her debut but as shown in her loss to Sarah Vaughn her wrestling and ground game need to be worked on.</p><p>

<strong>Gina Dixon:</strong> A good wrestler from San Bernardino, Gina Dixon has done well since joining WEFF back in 1998 with the only blemish on her record being a loss to Kerry Silverman back at WEFF 6 where Gina looked out of sorts. Since then though she has been dominant with big wins over Vicki Summers and Gianna Russo. She hopes a win over Michelle Addams will get her into title contention. With good wrestling and takedowns the only things that hold Dixon back are her striking ability and lack of finishing ability on the ground.</p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Michelle Addams:</strong> Obviously Michelle Addams will need to avoid grappling with Gina Dixon as she will fall into the same hole she fell into at WEFF 16 against Sarah Vaughn where she finds herself out-grappled and losing. Of course this will be difficult as Dixon's main goal will to be grapple with Addams as Dixons striking is very weak. </p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Gina Dixon:</strong> Contrast to what Addams needs to do, Dixon needs to initiate grappling and take control quickly. With very weak striking if she doesn't go to grapple Michelle will make her pay for it severely. Of course she will want to clinch but she will need to avoid the Muay Thai clinch which is of course Michelle's strongest area. </p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Michelle Addams</p><p>

While Dixon is a far superior grappler and she will obviously attempt to overpower Addams many times throughout the fight there will be times where they are not and I think during these times Michelle Addams will take her opportunity and rain it on Gina. </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#6 Rachel McGuinness (9-2, 7-2) [-480] vs. #9 Kirsten Page (7-1, 2-1) [+380]</p><p>

<strong>Rachel McGuinness:</strong> One of the longest serving members of WEFF's roster, Rachel McGuinness has been with WEFF since May of 1997 and has been a top fighter ever since. While she has never been able to capture the title with both of her losses being title fights. The first was at WEFF 6 where she got TKO'd by Haley Croft and the second being at WEFF 21 where Hope Lehane made her tap to an armbar. After her loss to Lehane though McGuinness would come back with a split decision victory over Alisha Wood at WEFF 24 which has kept her in the title picture. Boasting a strong boxing game, the rest of her game is lacking which is why she has lost at key points. </p><p>

<strong>Kirsten Page:</strong> One of the newer members of the roster, French River native Kirsten Page has made an impression in her first three fights. She debuted at WEFF 19 where she knocked Lynda Epson out cold with one her trademark kicks. She would lose a big match at WEFF 22 though to former champion Haley Croft. She would come back at WEFF 26 by TKO'ing Kerry Silverman in less than two minutes. A good kickboxer known for her devastating head kicks, like quite a few skilled strikers on the roster she is lacking grappling and ground games and is severely limited. Another weakness she has though is that she a weak chin and as a striker, that will severely hinder her career. </p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Rachel McGuinness:</strong> What Rachel needs to do is to get up close and negate any possible damage Kirsten could do with her kicks. Getting in her face would also put her at a disadvantage as Page's hands aren't as good as her feet.</p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Kirsten Page:</strong> While Rachel need's to get it close, Kirsten needs to keep it ranged and stay away from Rachel's very potent boxing game. She need's to utilize her devastating head kicks and utilize leg kicks to keep her at distance. </p><p>

<strong>FLYWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#6 Natasha Mellow (7-1, 0-0) [-500] vs. #8 Natalie Rogers (9-1, 6-1) [+390]</p><p>

<strong>Natasha Mellow:</strong> Formerly one of the top female free agents in America, skilled Judoka Natasha Mellow became a star on the American local scene going 7-1 before finally getting signed this year. Of course being a Judoka she good throws and trips and good submissions when the fight gets to the ground, especially being known for her Von Flue Choke. She has a few weaknesses that kept her from mixing it with the best in Canada for awhile. One of the major problems was her size. Quite small for a flyweight she is prone to being bullied around. Another problem is her undeveloped striking. Many think if she can develop her striking, she could become a champion.</p><p>

<strong>Natalie Rogers:</strong> One of the top Flyweight's in the world, Natalie Rogers is one of the top Flyweight competitors and is looking to get a second title shot against Daniella Saddora. The 23 year old Englishwoman joined the company back in 1997 and quickly established herself as one of the top young female talents. After beating Layla Holmes at WEFF 21 she would get a title shot at WEFF 25 against Daniella Saddora. Controversially the fight would be stopped due to a cut in the second round. Now looking to fight her way back to another title shot, Natalie has some work to do. While she has a strong striking game she is let down by her wrestling. She does also have an underrated ground game with some decent submissions and good submission defense. </p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Natasha Mellow:</strong> While Rogers isn't a slouch on the ground Natasha will want to initiate some grappling and try and take down Rogers. While it may be harder to finish her when she gets down there she could also very well control her for three rounds.</p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Natalie Rogers:</strong> In this fight Natalie will need to be aggressive with her and she will need avoid clinching up with Mellow as to avoid her Judo throws and trips.</p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Natasha Mellow</p><p>

The free agent star should do well in her debut and takedown Rogers. While she may not be able to finish her she should be to control if she cant lock in a submission.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#11 Chelsea Lawson (5-1, 4-1) [-380] vs. #14 Laura Adair (6-2, 2-2) [+300]</p><p>

<strong>Chelsea Lawson:</strong> The Leaf Rapids native, Chelsea Lawson has done well in her time with WEFF with her only loss being back at WEFF 4 where she and Kelly Andrews had one of the best fights of all time. Since then she has done well with wins over Temperance McCoy, Lynda Epson, and others. A kickboxer, Chelsea does the most damage with her leg kicks and with her heavy hands. Like many other strikers she falls into the problem of having poor grappling and a poor ground game.</p><p>

<strong>Laura Adair:</strong> The six foot Muay Thai fighter, Laura Adair was one of the rising fighters in the division until last year when she got stopped twice. Once at WEFF 22 against Anna Thompson where she got out-pointed and at WEFF 26 where Tabitha Cameron knocked her out late in the first round. Now coming back and looking to continue her rise up the rankings with a few wins. Most dangerous from the clinch, especially with her knees, she also has some good kicks from when the fight isn't in the clinch. Unlike others she also has some pretty good takedown defense which protects her from her biggest weakness, the ground.</p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Chelsea Lawson:</strong> In a striking battle Chelsea will need to keep her distance and batter Adair with her kicks from a distance and will need to avoid getting up close and getting caught in the clinch.</p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Laura Adair:</strong> Laura will need to get up close and bring the fight into the clinch where she can do some damage. If she cant do that she can strike from a distance in the meantime. </p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Laura Adair</p><p>

While her and Lawson can both fight from a distance pretty well Adair's clinch game should be a separating point and should allow Adair to pull off the victory.</p><p>

<span style="font-size:10px;"><strong>PRELIMINARY CARD</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#21 Lula Baker (10-4, 4-1) [-350] vs. NR Harriet Fey (4-4, 3-4) [+270]</p><p>

<strong>Lula Baker:</strong> A tough experienced fighter from Charlotte, North Carolina, Lula Baker has used her heavy hands to bring herself to a 4-1 record in WEFF most recently TKO'ing Thea Higgins at WEFF 24. While she is a kickboxer she really only has power in her hands and those hands don't have much technique in them. Of course like many other strikers on the roster she is quite one dimensional and the fight is pretty much won if you can initiate some grappling or take her down.</p><p>

<strong>Harriet Fey:</strong> One of the original members of the WEFF roster, Harriet Fey has found it tough in the promotion going 3-4 in her time with WEFF with her most recent fight being a split decision loss to Vanessa Phillips at WEFF 24. The California native has decent striking but it's not good enough to frighten many people as it doesn't have too much power or technique. She does have the fact that she is elusive going for her. Another weakness of her's though is her chin is suspect which lessens the effect of her striking even more.</p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Lula Baker:</strong> What Lula needs to do is get up close and swing for the fences. She doesn't need any finesse or technique this fight she just needs to get up close and exploit the chin.</p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Harriet Fey:</strong> With her strikes not having cery much power and her chin being suspect, Harriet will need to keep the fight at a distance and try to out-point Baker.</p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Lula Baker</p><p>

In what should be an exciting bout, Lula and her lack of finesse should come out on top as her power and aggression will be too much for Fey.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#13 Lynda Epsom (6-3, 3-3) [-280] vs. #16 Brooke Rockerfeller (5-4, 3-4) [+220]</p><p>

<strong>Lynda Epsom:</strong> Formerly thought to be one of the future stars of MMA due to her powerful wrestling, Lynda Epsom has done poorly recently with loses to Alyson Arroway at WEFF 14, Kirsten Page at WEFF 19, and Chelsea Lawson at WEFF 27 with her biggest and most recent win being at WEFF 22 against Kerry Silverman. While she is a powerful wrestler and has quite good top control she has found very little success mainly due to her striker. While it does have power behind it is very slow and sloppy which allows more technical strikers to shine as shown in all of her losses. </p><p>

<strong>Brooke Rockerfeller:</strong> A kickboxer from Milwaukee, Brooke has been a regular in WEFF's Featherweight Division since June of 1998 and disappointingly has only been able to put together a 3-4 record with her most recent fights being losses being at WEFF 22 to Verona Joseph and WEFF 25 in a close fight with Janinha. While she does have some good kicks especially her powerful leg kicks, her punches while technically good have little power. Unlike other kickboxers she has surprisingly good wrestling. While it isn't good enough to use as an offensive option it is good enough to keep her out of trouble against some lower level wrestlers. Her biggest weakness however is her infuriating inconsistency.</p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Lynda Epsom:</strong> What Lynda needs to do is avoid striking with Brooke. While Brooke isn't the greatest striker her leg kicks could leave Epsom a lot slower than she already is. </p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Brooke Rockerfeller:</strong> What Brooke needs to do is use her leg kicks to keep Epsom at a distance and limit her mobility which would allow Brooke to slowly batter Lynda with her striking. </p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Brooke Rockerfeller </p><p>

In a slight upset Brooke should be able to use her powerful leg kicks to keep Epsom at a distance and if she does get caught her defensive wrestling should help quite a bit.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>FLYWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#17 Steph Smith (7-0, 0-0) [-650] vs. #18 April Watson (6-3, 3-2) [+510]</p><p>

<strong>Steph Smith:</strong> One of the better free agents until getting signed this year Steph Smith went 7-0 on the Canadian local scene before her signing. A good Jiu-Jitsu fighter Steph Smith has the ground abilities to cause anyone trouble but has been cursed by the fact that she is very poor at implementing a gameplan and has gotten into many striking wars. While her striking has been developing and she's a very elusive and creative striker, she will want to get rid of that habit and play to her strengths.</p><p>

<strong>April Watson:</strong> A talented striker, April Watson has not been able to find consistency since Daniella Saddora shattered her jaw back in March of 1998 at XCC: Gaffigan vs. Eigenburg. She wouldn't come back until December of 1999 where she would make her WEFF debut with a decision victory over Nicola Tyler at WEFF 15. She's been inconsistent since with losses at WEFF 18 and WEFF 22 to Layla Holmes and Lisa Labone, and wins at WEFF 20 and WEFF 26 over Tara O'Brian and Lorraine Quiche. With good striking and good takedown defense it's only a matter of time before April Watson regains her footing and rises up the rankings. </p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Steph Smith:</strong> On her debut she will need to make sure she can stick to a gameplan and take the fight to the ground and try to lock in a submission.</p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - April Watson:</strong> April will need to utilize her takedown defense and keep the fight standing and hopefully bring it to the Thai plum.</p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Steph Smith</p><p>

Hopefully Steph Smith can finally utilize a gameplan as makes it to WEFF. If she can she will easily take the win but she will need to be careful when she gets up close and avoid Watson Thai clinch.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#22 Carmen Routhwaite (6-0, 0-0) [-310] vs. NR Tammy Westenra (7-6, 4-4) [+240]</p><p>

<strong>Carmen Routhwaite:</strong> After going 6-0 on the American local scene around her native San Jose, California, Carmen Routhwaite was one of the new signings at the beginning of the year and is looking to make an impact right away. A strong striker, Carmen is known for her crisp technique in her strikes especially her particularly deadly head kick. Something that might hold her back though is the fact that she is one dimensional with little else in her arsenal besides her strikes.</p><p>

<strong>Tammy Westenra:</strong> One of the longest serving members of WEFF's roster, Tammy Westenra headlined WEFF 1 With Alyson Arroway where she would TKO'd early in the second round. Tammy has been up and down with a 4-4 record with her most recent fight being a loss to Grace Hughes at WEFF 25. While she has a good technical boxing game she falls into the holes that many good strikers do. She has poor grappling and a non-existing ground game. Another thing holding her back is her weak cardio which has seen her falter late in fights many times over the years. </p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Carmen Routhwaite:</strong> What Carmen will need to do to win her debut is to be patient and let Tammy tire herself and get more aggressive later in the fight when Westenra is tired.</p><p>

<strong>What They Need To Do - Tammy Westenra:</strong> What Tammy will want to do to try and save her WEFF career is to come out guns blazing and end the fight as soon as possible so her cardio doesn't get exposed later in the fight.</p><p>

<strong>Winner:</strong> Carmen Routhwaite</p><p>

Carmen should be able to easily wait through Tammy's attacks and finish her off later in the fight when she is exhausted and not putting up lively offense.</p><p>


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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>SIGMA: Jankowski vs. Lipnicki</strong></span></p><p>

Moscow, Russia</p><p>

Friday Week 4 January 2002</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>The show opens to a small crowd surrounding the cage, a far cry from SIGMA's usual slick production in Germany. At cageside are tonight's commentators, Jan de Mol and Andre Dyson.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Good evening fight fans, I'm Jan de Mol.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: And I am Andre Dyson.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: we are here live for SIGMA's debut in Russia here at the Premier Boxing Gymnasium. In addition to SIGMA's debut in Russia this is also our debut for SIGMA. Andre, are you excited to be here?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Watching fine martial arts is always a pleasure, so getting to be here live for this event is a treat. Russia is home to many great boxers, wrestlers, and the wonderful art of sambo. I can think of fewer cities that deserve a spectacle like this more than Moscow.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: What a spectacle it will be. The fans here are getting to witness their first professional mixed martial arts event and we have great fights to show them tonight. Our first fight of the night is going to be Ramin Rostami against Spiridon Domzaos.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: This is Rostami's first bout for SIGMA, so this is certainly a bigger stage than he's used to. However, when you combine the fact that it's a small crowd here tonight as well as the stylistic matchup against Domazos, he has all the tools needed to make a fantastic debut.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Now why do you say that?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Rostami is wrestler, Domazos is a boxer. Historically, boxing has a terrible base for successful MMA whereas wrestling lends itself very well for success. It's easier to teach a wrestler to punch than a boxer to wrestle. On the individual level, Domazos is an average fighter with a losing record here and Rostami has won every fight he's been in. Combine the styles and the fighters, it doesn't look good for Domzaos.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Do you think Domazos has a chance, though?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: A puncher's chance, sure? It's not like Domazos is incapable of producing a knockout, but this will certainly be an uphill battle.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Well let's get to the fight and see if Domazos' puncher's chance will carry him through or if Rostami gets that big debut win.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#19 Spiridon Domazos (5-5, 2-4) vs. #20 Ramin Rostami (4-0, 0-0)</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>The fighters square touch gloves in the middle of the cage. Rostami is looking much larger than his opponent, despite both of them weighing in at 185 the previous day. The bell rings and Rostami immediately shoots in for a single leg takedown, throwing Domazos to the ground as Domazos pulls guard. Rostami starts out throwing hammer fists down onto his opponent and while his first volley makes solid contact, Domazos manages to throw his gloves up for solid blocks on the rest of them. Rostami ceases the punching and proceeds to merely smother the other fighter into the mat, calming himself and his breathing before managing to push into an opening and landing another series of punches that land onto Domazos before being blocked and Rostami returns to the basic smothering tactics. Rostami can't find any more openings and continues to pin his opponent to the ground before the bell rings to signal the end of the round.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: That first round was very dominant for Rostami.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: By my watch Rostami had him on the ground in seven seconds. However, all he could manage to do with that was use his superior size to lay on him when he wasn't throwing punches.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: And even the punches left something to be desired. He had some good ones, but they were pretty rough for the most part. Definitely made more contact with Domazos' gloves than his head.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: If Rostami wants to finish this fight, he'll need to get past that guard and really lay into them or see if he can manage to lock in a submission if he knows any.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: That may be the best option: His opponent is better on his feet and if Rostami can't break the guard, a choke may be the only way he can get a finish here.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>The bell signals the start of round two and Rostami rushes in and grabs the single leg takedown to start the fight and throws Domazos back to the canvas. This time the groundwork opens with the smothering, with it being a good while before Rostami throws a punch that causes Domazos to lean wide enough to give an opening for Rostami to deliver a slicing elbow to Domazos' forehead, cutting him under the eye. Rostami continues the pressure, throwing a particularly hard punch that causes Domazos to snap back, but Rostami to pull his own hand back as well and go back to the smothering pressure. Rostami shifts his weight and starts throwing punches with his left, working in some body shots after further head punches prove ineffective. When it's clear he can't do any more damage, Rostami finishes off the round by smothering Domazos until the bell rings.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Did he hurt his hand in the middle of all of that?</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: He did switch to his weak hand in the middle of it. Looking over at the corner now, it doesn't look too good.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Not necessarily. His strong hand may be broken, but he's got over nine minutes of top control in this fight. All he needs to do is just get back on top and run out the clock and he has an assured victory.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Domazos is getting that cut looked at, Rostami seems to have broken his hand. There's some real damage in our first fight in Russia even if it hasn't been the most dynamic bout.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: This is Rostami's fight to lose. I think if it goes to the ground again, it's over.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>The fight resumes and Rostami seems hesitant to go for the immediate takedown a third time. Domazos seizes on the opportunity and pushes forward. He finds his distance with a jab, but the followup punch sails wide as Rostami steps back. Domazos repeats the sequence and lands a jab, aong with the followup cross this time. Before he can get anything in, though, Rostami explodes into a tackle and grabs his third single-leg of the night, Domazos completely unable to stop him. With a broken hand though, Rostami is limited in his attack. He seems content to keep his opponent pinned to the ground, combined with the occasional glancing shot with a left hand. Not much ends up happening though as Rostami simply runs out the clock with top control until the end of the fight.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: It looks like you called it.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: When you show no signs of a submission game and your punching hand is broken, there isn't much else you can rely on.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Let's go to the judge's scorecards.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>30-27 Rostami</strong></p><p><strong>

30-27 Rostami</strong></p><p><strong>

30-27 Rostami</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

The winner by unanimous decision is Ramin Rostami!</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>Rostami celebrates with his corner as the judges announce their decision.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Our first fight in Russia is officially over with a unanimous decision for Ramin Rostami.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: A strong showing in his opening. Solid wrestling, good power in his hands, and he's impossible to get off of you when he's on the ground. He definitely needs to add submissions to truly be threatening, but he's young and he has a long career ahead of him if he can keep fighting like this.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Domazos suffers his fifth loss in SIGMA to fall to two and five in a pretty poor showing. I can respect quality striking and while he did have some shots in the third round, not being able to contain a rookie with your level of experience is a poor reflection on your ability.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: I thought it was dreadful if I'm going to be entirely honest.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Well with not much to talk about in that first fight, let's move on to our next one. Harald Hubner takes on Franak Pavlichenko in the welterweight division.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Expect a lot more groundwork in this fight. It won't be nearly as one-sided though as both of these fighters know their way around the mat.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Pavlichenko is from Belarus. Do you think that gives him an advantage with the crowd here?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Possibly, but I don't know if it's enough to compensate for the skill levels. Hubner is seen as an average fighter here, but Pavlichenko is similar to Domazos in terms of their records. While he may have an easier time in terms of styles, I think the skill level may be too much to overcome.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#12 Harald Hubner (7-4, 3-3) vs. #16 Franak Pavlichenko (12-8, 1-4)</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>The fighters touch gloves before circling each other to scope out a potential striking battle. Hubner opens the action with a missed jab, but follows up with a straight, which is countered by a left from Pavlichenko. The Belarusian shoots in looking for a takedown. He can't finish, leaving Hubner hopping on one leg before getting rammed into the cage. Finding himself stable in the new position, he pushes off and circles out. The fighters resume trying to find each other with jabs, but after failing to land anything, Pavlichenko shoots in again and manages to floor Hubner, Once on top, Pavlichenko doesn't manage to do much beyond establishing top control and throwing a body shot or three before the bell rings to signal the end of the round. Pavlichenko springs to his feet and practically runs to the corner with a smile on his face while Hubner shakes his head as he walks to regroup with his team</em></p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Do my eyes deceive me or did Pavlichenko actually win that round?</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Hubner put up a good fight, but I think he did. Hubner was a pretty solid favorite going into the fight, so this is certainly a surprise.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: If he can keep this momentum going, we have an upset on our hands here.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>The bell sounds and Hubner immediately steps into the pocket as Pavlichenko gets ready to shoot. Hubner's left hand stops him in his tracks and a hard right to the jaw sends him reeling back. Pavlichenko takes those shots as a clear warning not to approach and tries to stay at range as best he can. Hubner has none of it and pushes himself into the pocket again, whiffing his setup shots but blasting Pavlichenko in the jaw once more. Pavlichenko tries backing up, but Hubner matches his steps and continues to push the attack. Pavlichenko finally seems wise to it however and finally dodges a combo. Hubner won't give Pavlichenko any range and the close encounter clearly makes the other fighter uncofmortable as he misses several weak looking punches. Hubner throws another set of jabs that hit followed by a missed big hand. Hubner takes a step back, Pavlichenko thinks it's an opening and pushes forward, but it's a feint! Hubner capitalizes on the overextend Pavlichenko with a haymaker to the chin that sends him careening to the floor. Hubner pounces on his opponent and rains down a few shots before the referee has to pull him off and call for the bell.</em></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>The winner by TKO via Strikes at 3:21 in Round 2 is Harald “Hammer” Hubner!</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>Hubner holds a hand out for Pavlichenko to pull himself up before pulling the other fighter into a hug and raising his hand for the crowd, who are cheering loudly for this fight.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: That was incredible! After a round of losing grappling, Hubner forces Pavlichenko to stand and bang with him and rocks him.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Pavlichenko proved he was the better grappler so Hubner adjusted and forced a standing fight that he clearly wasn't ready for. A brilliant shift by Hubner. There was admirable work by Pavlichenko there, but Hubner's ferocity was simply too much to handle.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: And you have to love the show of respect by Hubner at the end there. Pavlichenko put up a good fight and he showed him his thanks for it.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: A much better fight than the opener. I'm excited to see what we have next.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Well up next is another middleweight fight. This time it's between Artak Gevor and Luka Hajek. Gevor is the much smaller fighter here, giving up seven inches of reach to his opponent. On top of that, Hajek trains at Euro Team Thunder, a gym that Gevor has a loss to.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: He's a smaller guy and his opponent may know the playbook on him, but it's a wrestler versus boxer matchup again. I said it before, if Gevor can control Hajek on the ground, he should win this fight.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: But with such a large size advantage, can he get him down to begin with?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Possibly. While those long legs may make it easier to sprawl out to stuff a takedown, that high center of gravity leaves him vulnerable if Gevor gets his hooks in. We'll see how it goes.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#11 Artak Gevor (8-2, 2-2) vs. #12 Luka Hajek (7-1, 2-1)</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>The bell sounds and Hajek keeps the fight at range with some early jabs to keep Gevor away. After landing a straight shot, Hajek steps in with a left hand that connects and a right that doesn't. Hajek uses his reach advantage to land a sweeping hook to the ribs. Gevor pushes forward and clinches with Hajek. Gevor reaches up behind Hajek's head and manages to pull him down into range to throw up punches to the side of the taller fighter's head as he pushes back into the cage. Gevor manages to keep the clinch solid against the cage. With Hajek's range neutralized, the short strikes are much easier for Gevor to land and he peppers Hajek's ribs with dirty boxing. Hajek can't get himself off of the cage, so he's forced to eat short strikes to the body, responding with whatever punches he can land, mostly to Gevor's sides and back until the round expires.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Gevor managing to control the round there once he closed the gap with his opponent.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Hajek had control when it was a standup striking battle, but once Gevor got his hooks in, it was really difficult to find a good shot. It's hard to punch an opponent that much smaller than you when your back is against the cage. Hajek may have some trouble breathing with how many body shots he ate there.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>The round begins and Hajek steps up aggressively to take advantage of the fight before Gevor can get into the clinch. Hajek lands every shot of a four hit combo that ends in a big right hand, following that up with a right to the side of the ribs. Gevor tries to retreat, but Hajek's long reach cancels that as he keeps throwing punches. The next combo has as many misses as hits, but the last hit is a beautiful right cross that drops Gevor. Hajek drops down into a mount and starts throwing punches. Gevor eats the first few punches before throwing up his gloves to start blocking the blows. Gevor manages to get into half guard, which Hajek follows and passes. However, Hajek isn't experienced enough on the ground to capitalize and in the scramble that follows, ends up on his back with Gevor on top. Gevor throws an elbow that sails wide, and Hajek throws punches off his back to answer him. Gevor tries to answer by establishing top control but Hajek keeps throwing punches off his back until the bell sounds to end the round.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: That was incredible.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: I completely agree. Hajek clearly wanted this round to go his way and for the first couple of minutes, it was all his fight. Right up until that scramble, I thought he had it.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: I thought he had that knockout locked up, but Gevor was on guard and kept himself in control. But he couldn't control things on top and Hajek actually landed more shots off his back than Gevor even threw on top. I haven't seen something like that in a while.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: This fight just evened itself out in the best way. If this goes to a decision, it's all off the back of this round.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>The round starts and Hajek continues the aggressive pace from last round with a one-two to Gevor. Gevor is wise to the range this time and darts back immediately, setting himself low and looking for a chance to shoot. Hajek steps into range and throws a body hook, but it immediately swallowed up by a rushing takedown from Gevor that throws him into the cage. Hajek keeps his positioning as best he can, managing to fall into a seated position with his back to the cage as Gevor controls him with a waistlock. Gevor turns and pushes the takedown to the floor, mounting Hajek and using the ensuing confusion to unleash a volley of hard punches to Hajek that he has no answer for as the referee signals for the stop of the match.</em></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>The winner by TKO via Strikes at 1:57 in Round 2 is Artak Gevor!</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: And that's the fight! Gevor with a dominant takedown and mount to end the fight.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: That fight was incredible. Every fight we see tonight is better than the last and we're not even to the main card yet. What a show.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: It's not the biggest crowd SIGMA's ever had, but it's getting one of the best shows they've ever put on. Do I even need to comment on that fight?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: What is there to say? Hajek did exactly what he should and used his striking and reach to his advantage, but when all was said and done it wasn't enough to stop Gevor from getting the position he wanted.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Well said Andre. With the last preliminary fight, we have the Russian local Pavel Radulov taking on Iraqi sensation Ern Fathoui.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: The Phat Man is notorious for those leg locks of his, so if Radulov takes it to the ground, he'll have to fight very hard to maintain good top control or Fathoui could get himself to the legs and it could be over quickly.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Now we've seen grappler versus grappler stay on their feet once tonight already. Do you think that could happen again?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: It may be a smart strategy. Radulov is an underrated striker if you ask me and Fathoui may not be able to keep pace on his feet. I think the smart move is for Radulov to keep it standing as long as possible, wait for Fathoui to engage a takedown, and then establish control from there.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>WELTERWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#11 Pavel Radulov (8-2, 1-1) vs. #12 Ern Fathoui (7-1, 3-1)</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>The fighters touch gloves and eye each other up before Radulov begins the exchange with a jab. Fathoui manages to dodge a big right, but two left jabs from Radulov connect in retaliation. Fathoui tries to answer with punches of his own, but can't land a single one. A sequence of both fighters whiffing several punches causes the both of them to back off and continue their standoff. Fathoui misses an overhand, Radulov misses a hook, but neither of them are backing down this time around. Neither fighter is really causing damage, but no one wants to be the first one to back off. Radulov opens Fathoui up with a feint and lands a followup combo. After finally having enough of the failed standup, Radulov shoots in and gets a solid grab on Fathoui, throwing him down into a half guard. Radulov continues the pressure with strikes, but his ground strikes are about as effective as his standing strikes Fathoui tries to shift to full guard, but can't move and ends up being forced to block more punches. Radulov finally slows down his assault as the round winds down, mostly throwing weak punches to show control than actually cause damage as the round ends.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: The first round wraps up and it's hard to really say anything happened that round.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: I mean, technically Radulov won it but it's more by default than accomplishment. I was right that the smart way was to match fists with Fathoui, but it's not like he exactly landed that many punches.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: He did land more though and ended the round on top.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: He did, but he'll need to do more if he wants a finish here.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Radulov steps in and throws a punch to open the round. Fathoui answers with a counter and while it looks like the fight is going to devolve into a missed strike contest again, Radulov shoots in and grabs a single-leg takedown that has Fathoui immediately pulling guard on the way down. Radulov works on passing the guard, but Fathoui starts a scramble and dives for the leg, trying to grab a leglock. He can't get a solid lock in though and Radulov takes advantage of the bad position from Fathoui and attempts to lock in a bulldog choke of all things. Fathoui quickly scrambles out of the choke and as Radulov attempts to stand up, Fathoui shoots and pushes him into the cage. When both get back to their feet, Fathoui stomps hard onto his opponents foot and gets Radulov loosened up for a takedown. Radulov slides down into a seated position against the cage. Fathoui locks in a guillotine choke and manages to cinch it in, but Radulov refuses to tap out. Radulov finds enough wiggle room in the choke to catch enough breath to operate and starts throwing short punches. Fathoui releases the hold, seeing that he can't finish Radulov. From the mount, he throws some punches, but Radulov pulls him in and starts answering with short strikes of his own. Fathoui tries isolating a leg from Radulov's guard, but can't do it and narrowly misses a few hard swings from Radulov before attempting yet another leglock and once again failing to crack Radulov's guard. Radulov manages to close the round by pulling Fathoui in close and punching him in the side of the head before the referee has to pull the two apart as the bell signals the end of the round. Both fighters are clearly full of energy as they get back to their corners, the noise of the crowd fueling them.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Now that kind of determination is why I love martial arts. Fathoui had that guillotine in tight and Radulov just powered out of it until he could get enough breathing room to start punching back.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Incredible. Being choked out with his back literally against the wall and he just keeps punching. How does he do it?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Maybe it's Russian pride? He's here in front of his countrymen, the first Russian to fight for a big company in Russia, he has a lot to live up to.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: And he's living up to it honorably. At the same time though, this fight is still anyone's game. Fathoui did attempt plenty of submissions and had good control. It was a close round.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: It really was and we're in for another fight that's up in the air at the last round.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Radulov opens the round with a takedown, Fathoui falling back and settling into half guard. Radulov is unable to mount good strikes from the top, but also keeping control as he blocks a transition to full guard. Radulov tries throwing more punches, but can't land any solid blows. Radulov passes guard, but Fathoui uses the opportunity to scramble to his feet and while Radulov is still in the motion of standing, throws him into the cage. Fathoui muscles into a seated position and tries to lock in another guillotine choke. Radulov manages to block the choke this time around. Fathoui answers that with an elbow from the mount, opening a cut under Radulov's eye. Radulov throws as many punches to the back as he can from his seated position, initially hitting the shoulders before managing to land shots to the side of Fathoui. Fathoui spends the remainder of the round trying to muscle Radulov down to the mat while eating punches to the back as the round ends.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: The fight is over. Another amazing fight. Radulov showing incredible will and determination in not backing down, throwing blows from his back to try and neutralize Fathoui's grappling.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: It's a hard fight to call, but I'd give it to Fathoui if I was judging. Only slightly though. Fathoui had a lot of control in the grappling in the last two rounds.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: But was it good control? Radulov outpunched him from the back.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: That's a decision the judges will have to make.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>30-27 Radulov</strong></p><p><strong>

30-27 Radulov</strong></p><p><strong>

30-27 Radulov</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

The winner by unanimous decision is Pavel Radulov!</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>Fathoui is visibly disgusted as he walks away from the referee. Radulov, ecstatic, grabs the ring announcer's microphone to address the crowd.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Radulov: Ern. That was the best fight I've ever had in my life. You should be proud of your spirit this day. Russia was gifted a true show of combat that will be remembered for years! This was the best fight of my life, and I'm honored I can present it to the glorious city of Moscow and its wonderful people. I love you, I love this country, and I love fighting! Praise Russia! Praise the people! Thank you, Moscow!</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: A passionate speech from our winner.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Indeed, but a questionable decision by the judges. Not one round for Fathoui? That's... I don't wish to speak ill of the judges but I don't think it was the right call. I don't completely disagree with Radulov winning, but three cards that have him with every round?</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: It's a controversial call to say the least, but a deserved win for Radulov, wouldn't you say?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: It certainly was a great fight and a better win for Radulov. He can be proud of this fight.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: He already is. Shall we move on to the main card?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Gracious, we just now start the main fights? I may need a breather after those last three fights. Alas, we must carry on. Let's continue.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: We begin the main fights with Gavril Sviridov against Sebastian Pardo, kick boxing versus Muay Thai, experience versus ambition.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Well before that last fight I'd say this was a fairly even fight on paper. Sviridov knows his way around a SIGMA cage and has the talent to stand with Pardo, but Pardo has a good Thai plum and some lethal knees.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: So what makes you think it's not an even fight now.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Three judges giving every round to Radulov.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Now be nice. This is our first event here and I want a second one if I can help it.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Fine. Even before that I think Sviridov had the advantage. Pardo is facing stiffer competition than he's used to in Sviridov and the crowd factor was going to be good for him. It's an uphill battle for Pardo, but not an impossible one.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#19 Gavrill Sviridov (7-4, 4-3) vs. #20 Sebastian Pardo (5-0, 0-0)</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>The two men touch gloves to start the match off before squaring up in the center. Pardo opens with a jab, which is matched by Sviridov who follows his with an attempted high kick that gets dodged. The two meet for another exchange, Sviridov missing a big cross which Pardo counters with a jab and a near-miss on a body shot. After several missed shots from both fighters, they back off to catch their breath before re-engaging. Sviridov hits a jab but misses a head kick, Pardo hits two jabs and follows with a right hook. Sviridov hits a big left, Pardo hits a jab and a straight as an answer. The two back off and Pardo is bleeding above the eye. They meet again with Pardo hitting a jab, which Sviridov answers and then misses a spinning back kick. A jab from Sviridov is followed b a missed body kick, Pardo answers with a cross. Pardo misses a big hook and throws himself off-balance, which Sviridov takes advantage of with a big head kick! Pardo falls down to the floor while Sviridov drops down and throws a punch to Pardo that clearly hurts the both of them, causing Sviridov to back off. Pardo trips Sviridov off of his back and they scramble to their feet, Sviridov not wanting to lose advantage so he pushes Pardo into the cage. Sviridov tries to control the pace with dirty boxing, but is unable to get solid power behind his punches and Pardo works himself out to the center of the cage as the round ends.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: A big striking battle there from both fighters here.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: There is a certain beautiful brutality in two men trying to batter each other, isn't there?</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Few things are more exciting to watch in the cage. What are your thoughts so far?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: They both had good rounds. Both landed clean hits, Sviridov even had some solid wrestling at the end. I think he may have broken his power hand though, and pretty early in the fight too. He's lucky he's got good kicks to fall back on, but if he wants to get the win he's going to have to be careful and not exacerbate that hand injury.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Sviridov opens the action with an attempted punch that sails wide, Pardo answers with his own right hook, followed by another. Sviridov opens him up with a left jab and connects with a spin kick to the ribs. Backing off, Sviridov is breathing heavily and starting to look tired. Pardo tries to push in with strikes, but for a good chunk of time, neither can connect with anything. Quite a few punches are traded off of each other's gloves and Pardo misses a head kick. Sviridov connects with a leg kick in the melee, but most other shots are deflected or miss altogether. When the two break off, Pardo is breathing just as heavily as his opponent, tiring himself out trying to keep pace. Padro hits a body kick, Sviridov tries to answer but his kick misses. Pardo seems to be tired of the striking and tries to lock in a clinch. Sviridov tries to wrestle from the clinch but can't get a good grip on Pardo and finds himself tied up in a Muay Thai clinch. Pardo hits a big elbow on Sviridov's face that cuts him open. Pardo tries to follow with a knee but can't connect. The round ends as Sviridov tries to struggle out of the clinch but is saved by the bell instead.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: The second round is over and Pardo had a good showing.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: That broken hand of Sviridov's certainly held him back. He did get his licks in, but didn't really answer things the same way as he did in the first. I still think he has a good chance of winning with a strong final round, though as this fight's been mostly even.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>The two fighters step in and start trading blows. Sviridov lands a jab, Pardo hits a one-two. Sviridov is looking gassed by now. Pardo steps up and tries to throw several jabs that sail wide, Sviridov hits a jab of his own, Pardo misses a big head kick. Sviridov hits a jab and then the next dozen or so shots combined get traded off of each others' gloves. Pardo's corner is getting frustrated and audible yelling in Spanish is heard as Pardo's corner tries to push him to finish. Pardo hits a left hook, but Spiridov answers with a jab and a spin kick. A second spin kick is missed and the fighters can't make solid contact yet again before a final exchange of jabs from both fighters finally connect. Sviridov finally connects with a solid body kick that causes Pardo to back off and start sucking air as the bell rings to signal the end of the bout.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: And the bell signals the end of the round.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Not as exciting as the last few fights but not a bad one by any means. Very admirable striking, the will to keep fighting, I enjoyed it very much.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Who do you think won that fight?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: I'd give it to Sviridov. Looking at it, he had a good first and third and the fight was even the whole way. It can go either way, but I think Sviridov has the edge.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>30-26 Sviridov</strong></p><p><strong>

29-27 Sviridov</strong></p><p><strong>

29-28 Sviridov</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

The winner by unanimous decision is Gavril Sviridov!</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>Sviridov makes his way out of the cage, but is flagged down by De Mol to sit with them for a quick interview.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Great fight out there Gavril, how do you feel it went?</p><p> </p><p>

Sviridov: It was a good fight. Pardo was very tough. I was scared when he got that plum in. Kid throws a good elbow.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: How does it feel to fight in front of a Russian crowd like this?</p><p> </p><p>

Sviridov: It's incredible. They love strong combat and there's less than a hundred people here but it sounds like thousands. I love it.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: You look pretty tired, so just one question and I'll let you go and catch your breath. Do you have anyone you want to fight next?</p><p> </p><p>

Sviridov: Um... Rens De Beus. I think he'd be a good challenge. If he wants to meet me in the cage, he can get in contact with me and we'll make it happen.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Thank you for your time Gavril.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Sviridov leaves the desk.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: A good challenge there. Hopefully he gets it after pleasing a crowd like this. I think he's earned it.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Well I hope you like the reaction to the Russian fighters because we're getting two in the next fight with our featherweight contest between Ilya Fedorov and Grigory Kabalevsky.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: This should be a good one. Featherweight is a fun division to watch and these fighters could produce something good. I think it could be shorter than the fights we've seen so far. Fedorov has good power for his class and Kabalevsky's judo can choke him out if he gets sloppy.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Who has the edge?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Kabalevksy. It's not boxer versus wrestler bad, but Kabalevsky is a solid judoka and Feodorov is primarily a striker. Betting on the grappler is always a safe bet.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#16 Ilya Fedorov (7-0, 0-0) vs. #19 Grigory Kabalevsky (7-1, 0-0)</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>The two touch gloves as the crowd cheers for a match between two Russians. Kabalevsky starts things off with a tentative jab. Fedorov misses one of his own before throwing a straight right that hits square. Kabalevsky starts squaring up for a possible takedown, but Fedorov moves in before he can get the chance. A jab misses, but a big uppercut lands hard, dropping Kabalevsky. Fedorov follows with the mount and the fight is over after Kabalevsky has no answer for Fedorov's hammer blows, the ref pulling them apart as the bell rings.</em></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>The winner by TKO via Strikes at 1:29 in Round 1 is Ilya Fedorov!</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>Fedorov embraces his corner with a big smile and bows to the crowd.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: By far the fastest fight of the night, things were over almost as soon as they started.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Kabalevsky was about to get in a takedown and then one uppercut ended the whole thing. That may be the most beautiful punch of the whole night. Not much to say except great punching by Fedorov there.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Well then, we get to our co-main here. Alekos Karabatsos takes on Danil Skala.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: This one is tough to call. Karabatsos is a wrestler, Skala is a kick boxer. On paper, it's a win for Karabatsos. However, given that every Russian tonight's looked good for the home crowd and Karabatsos has noted cardio problems I'm actually going for the upset here.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: You're actually picking a striker over a grappler? That's a first on the night.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: What can I say? The Russian factor is doing it for me tonight. The locals are turning it up here and I think he can carry that momentum.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#8 Alekos Karabatsos (14-7, 2-4) vs. #10 Danill Skala (21-9, 4-5)</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>The bell rings and Karabatsos reaches out for a glove touch, but Skala throws up his hands to prepare to strike, not wanting to respond. The crowd, hot off the last match, boos the local fighter. Karabatsos responds with a shrug and he starts throwing punches, but with Skala blocking, he can't land any. A return volley from Skala is similarly blocked. Karabatsos throws a right hand that doesn't connect, Skala sails wide on a head kick in response. Skala pushes forward and throws a combo that fails to land a single blow. Karabatsos steps forward to try and shoot, but Skala catches him with a jab and a head kick that Karabatsos dodges. Skala feints Karabatsos off-balance and lands a few jabs and plants his left foot square in his foe's ribs. Keeping the forward momentum, he throws another few punches that find nothing but air. Karabatsos tries to answer with shots that get deflected off the gloves and eats a jab and a leg kick for his troubles. Karabatsos manages to land a jab with Skala trying to push deeper into the pocket but eats another jab for his trouble. Clearly on his back foot now, Karabatsos manages to land a couple more defensive jabs. Skala throws a head kick that connects but not with enough power to drop his opponent and the bell rings.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: More of a feeling-out round for these fighters.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: I think it's nice that after five amazing fights in a row they gave the fans a chance to use the bathroom.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Behave, Andre.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: My apologies, but I'm pretty sure I could count the number of hits that landed on both hands. Not much to write home about as they say.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Who do you think won that round.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: ...Skala, I suppose? At the same time, this was a dull round. Please let them pick it up.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Skala opens the round with a few missed jabs, but connects with another solid kick to the body. Karabatsos tries to close the distance for a takedown, but Skala catches him with a jab and a cross to stop him. Karabatsos backs off to throw a jab and Skala hits him with another cross. The action slows down as a series of jabs from both fighters fails to connect. Skala visibly slows down and he tries to catch his breath. Karabatsos hits a jab, Skala answers with a big counter right and then they slow down again with another series of missed punches. Another series of missed punches from both fighters seems to boil over with frustration by Karabatsos who shoots in for a single-leg. Skala manages to keep his balance on his other leg. Karabatsos manages to push Skala into the cage but can't do much else as the final minute is nothing but the two men dirty boxing until the bell causes them to break apart.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: The second round much the same as the first.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Unfortunately.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Do you see either fighter having an advantage?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: I don't care anymore. I just want this fight to end.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>The fighters meet up for another striking exchange. Skala hits a jab which Karabatsos answers with a missed jab but he hits a big right hand, Skala tries to answer with a kick to the body but Karabatsos is wise to it. Karabatsos backs off and keeps his distance, eyeing up a potential takedown attempt. Skala closes the distance with a jab and a leg kick. Karabatsos slows down after the leg kick, breathing heavily. Skala chops with another leg kick. Skala's corner yells out to just hit him already, causing Skala to push in. Karabatsos tries to shoot, but Skala cancels it out with a jab-hook combo. Karabatsos throws a jab that Skala answers and has to narrowly dodge a head kick attempt. The kick backs Karabatsos off and Skala steps in, blasting him with a cross hard enough to be heard, but not hard enough to drop him. Karabatsos shoots in with a single-leg and finally manages to take Skala down, but Skala pulls guard and Karabatsos is too tired to do much once he's on top. Karabatsos is content to smother his opponent to try and catch his breath, throwing a few jabs that Skala easily blocks. Karabatsos tries to pass guard, but can only get Skala into half guard as the fight ends.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: The fight is finally over.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Finally?</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: My apologies, it was a slip of the tongue.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: No, you were right the first time. On a technical level I don't think it was the worst fight of the night because at least both fighters tried to make something happen even if it didn't work. But by the end I just didn't care anymore.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: By the end of what? The first round?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Touche.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Who won that fight?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: If I have to pick a winner? Skala, but I think we all lost that one.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>30-27 Skala</strong></p><p><strong>

30-27 Skala</strong></p><p><strong>

30-27 Skala</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

The winner by unanimous decision is Danil “Skull Crusher” Skala!</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Skala wins our penultimate fight of the night. Shall we move on to the main event?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: Can't do it fast enough.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: The last fight of the night is a clash between Polish heavyweights Jozef Jankowski and Stanislaw Lipnicki. Lipnicki is a solid veteran here in SIGMA while Jankowski has been quickly establishing a name for himself.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: It's a fairly even matchup. Wrestler versus striker, but Jankowski has the sprawl to neutralize takedowns and Lipnicki can throw a decent punch if it stays standing.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: No one's been able to pick a favorite going into this one. Who do you have.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: I'm going with Jankowski. He's young, he's got momentum on his side, and he has one-punch knockout power. We've had several good strikers here tonight but he's the heaviest hands of the bunch. Lipnicki has a weak chin, so I think that one shot could be all he needs.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT</strong></p><p>

#8 Jozef Jankowski (8-0, 2-0) vs. #11 Stanislaw Lipnicki (16-8, 4-4)</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>The bell rings and Jankowski has a confident smirk on his face as he immediately pushes into the pocket. Lipnicki tries to match him with a clinch, but Jankowski backs him off with a leg kick, followed by a jab and a missed body kick. Jankowski tries to throw a punch to continue the pressure, but Lipnicki catches it and locks in a clinch. Lipnicki manages to land some hard punches from the clinch, backing Jankowski into the cage. From there, the last three minutes or so are a showcase of Lipnicki's clinch control and dirty boxing. A highlight is a short uppercut, but the crowd starts booing with about a minute left as it's clear that Jankowski can't break the clinch. The booing gets louder as the bell sounds and the fighters break for their corners.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: The crowd making their displeasure heard.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: When you follow up the last fight with over half a round of pushing a guy into a cage, I don't blame them. That said, it's a solid round from Lipnicki. He controlled the action and unlike most of the dirty boxing on the night, he actually did clear damage from the clinch. Jankowski will need to show more of that fire from the first minute if he wants to close this fight out.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Jankowski opens the round like he did the first, trying to be aggressive out of the gate. He misses a jab, but hits Lipnicki hard with a left kick to the head that sends him stumbling back into the cage. Jankowski rushes to finish, but the uppercut only finds the side of the cage as Lipnicki rolls out of the way. Lipnicki slaps himself in the face to wake himself up as he circles back out to the center of the cage. Jankowski rushes in and blasts him with a hard left cross. When Lipnicki doesn't drop, Jankowski starts slowing down. A leg kick connects, followed by a three jab combo and another leg kick. Lipnicki tries to push for the clinch, but Jankowski counters with another jab and a leg kick. Lipnicki backs off and fires a jab that connects but doesn't seem to faze his opponent. Jankowski lands three more jabs and yet another leg kick. Lipnicki backs off again and hits a weak right hand but eat another jab and leg kick for his troubles. Jankowski tries another hard punch, but Lipnick catches it on the gloves and locks him in a clinch, landing several clean shots to the side of Jankowski's head. Lipnicki controls the clinch and continues to unload into the side of Jankowski's head, slowly backing him into the cage and getting a few seconds of smothering against the cage before the bell rings.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: That's the aggression I was looking for from Jankowski. He went in and just battered Lipnicki. Almost had him about fifteen seconds in but that veteran awareness from Lipnicki meant he knew what was coming. He still ate a lot of shots though, but Lipnicki closed the round with that clinch and did plenty of damage of his own with those punches.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Well said Andre. How do you think we look going into the third?</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: This is still anyone's fight I think. If Lipnicki can control the clinch, he can win, but Jankowski's starting to find the holes in Lipnicki's defense. He's been hitting plenty of hard shots. All it takes is one good hit and it's over.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>The two fighters square up in the center. Both fighters are clearly tired, with Jankowski breathing heavily and Lipnicki limping now that he's starting to feel the damage from last round's leg kicks. Jankowski throws two rights and finishes with a hard right cross. The setup on his next combo misses, but manages to land a solid blow to Lipnicki's ribs. Spending the energy on these punches is clearly wearing Jankowski out as he slows down and tries to catch his breath. Jankowski nevertheless continues his assault, landing two hard left crosses that rock Lipnicki. Lipnicki doesn't have an answer for Jankowski's punches as he heats a jab, a left to the body, another jab, and finally a hard uppercut that sends his head snapping back and collapsing to the mat out cold. The referee signals for the bell before Jankowski can go for more shots and the fight is over.</em></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>The winner by KO via Punch at 2:17 in Round 3 is Jozef Jankowski!</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

<em>Jankowski lets out a yell and beats his chest. He walks over to the side of the cage that the announcers are seated at and yells loud enough to be picked up by their microphones.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Jankowski: Jacco! Give me Jacco!</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Jankowski's corner steps in and leads him away, apologizing to Jan and Andre.</em></p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Jankowski with the big knockout blow to put Lipnicki away in the third.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: And he's not stopping there from the looks of it with a pretty clear callout to Jacco Landerweerd. Now that's a fight I want to see, especially if he wins his next fight.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: Two young heavyweight phenoms may be on a crash course but for now we celebrate Jozef Jankowski's win over Stanislaw Lipnicki and the close of SIGMA's first event in Russia.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: A night with many wonderful fights, a fantastic crowd, and the establishment of several promising names. A roaring success here in Moscow. Hopefully we can return here someday.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: I hope so. For Signature Martial Arts, I'm Jan De Mol.</p><p> </p><p>

Dyson: I'm Andre Dyson.</p><p> </p><p>

De Mol: And we wish all of you in attendance a wonderful night.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>EVENT RECAP</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Ramin Rostami def. Spiridon Domazos via Unanimous Decision - Poor</p><p> </p><p>

Harald Hubner def. Franak Pavlichenko via TKO (Strikes) in 3:21, Round 2 - Good</p><p> </p><p>

Artak Gevor def. Luka Hajek via TKO (Strikes) in 1:57, Round 3 - Great</p><p> </p><p>

Pavel Radulov def. Ern Fathoui via Unanimous Decision - Fantastic</p><p> </p><p>

Gavril Sviridov def. Sebastian Pardo via Unanimous Decision - Good</p><p> </p><p>

Ilya Fedorov def. Grigory Kabalevsky via TKO (Strikes) in 1:29, Round 1 - Good</p><p> </p><p>

Danil Skala def. Alekos Karabatsos via Unanimous Decision - Decent</p><p> </p><p>

Jozef Jankowski def. Stanislaw Lipnicki in 2:17, Round 3 - Good</p><p> </p><p>

Fight of the Night - Pavel Radulov def. Ern Fathoui</p><p> </p><p>

Knock Out of the Night - Jozef Jankowski def. Stanislaw Lipnicki</p><p> </p><p>

Submission of the Night: N/A</p></div><p></p><p></p>

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