3 Fight Cards, Past, Future and Never?

IFL had an event in Atlanta last night. From Fight Report: The Wolfpack, coached by Matt Lindland and based in Portland, Ore., and Pitbulls,…

By: Nate Wilcox | 16 years ago
3 Fight Cards, Past, Future and Never?
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IFL had an event in Atlanta last night. From Fight Report:

The Wolfpack, coached by Matt Lindland and based in Portland, Ore., and Pitbulls, coached by Renzo Gracie and based in New York, won their 2007 International Fight League debuts in front of 5,057 at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. UFC veteran Robbie Lawler defeated Brazilian upstart Eduardo Pamplona by TKO in the Superfight which followed the team competition.

The Wolfpack topped the Dragons (Toronto), coached by Carlos Newton, 3-2, while the Pitbulls subdued the Red Bears (Chicago), trained by Igor Zinoviev, by a 4-1 margin. The victory moved the Pitbulls into first place after the first round of IFL competition.
Full Results
Portland Wolfpack b Toronto Dragons 3-2
Lightweight: Wagnney Fabiano (T) b Ian Loveland via first round side choke
Light heavyweight: John Krohn (P) b Wojet Kaszowski via unanimous 30-27 scores
Middleweight: Matt Horwich (P) b Brent Beauparlant via Kimura early in the second round
Welterweight: Mike Dolce (P) b Jim Abrille via knockout in 19 seconds
Heavyweight: Rafael Reijao (T) b Devin Coke via ref stoppage early in the second round

New York Pitbulls b Chicago Red Bears 4-1
Lightweight: Erik Owings (NY) b Peter Kaljevic via first round choke
Welterweight: Delson Heleno (NY) b Mark Mille via decision
Middleweight: Fabio Leopoldo (NY) b Chris Albandia via guillotine early in round one
Light heavyweight: Tim Kennedy (C) b Dante Rivera via tap out from punches on the ground in round two
Heavyeight: Bryan Vetell (NY) b Mo Fowzi via keylock in 45 seconds

Superfight: Robbie Lawler b Eduardo Pamplona via strikes in the second round

WEC (hattip to MMALowdown) has announced their card for their next event. Some good fights. I’m particularly interested in seeing Carlos Condit. Would love to see him move up to the UFC. And UFC fans will get the answer to the oft-asked question, “what ever happened to Tiki and Terrell?”

Light Heavyweight Bout
Steve Cantwell vs. Brian Stann
Featherweight Bout
Jesse Moreng vs. Micah Miller
Welterweight Bout
Scott Norton vs. Alex Serduykov
Featherweight Bout
Tommy Lee vs. Cub Swanson
Welterweight Bout
Tiki Goshn vs. Dave Terrell
Welterweight Bout
Eric Apple vs. Brock Larson
Middleweight Bout
Hiromitsu Miura vs. Joe Riggs
Title Bout – Bantamweight
Chase Beebe vs. Eddie Wineland [Title Holder]
Title Bout – Featherweight
Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber [Title Holder]
Title Bout – Welterweight
Carlos Condit vs. John Alessio

And Ivan Trembow has done the math on PRIDE’s latest challenge to the UFC — a 4 man tourny of each organization’s top fighters in each weight class. Sure would be fun, but I don’t see it happening.

   Heavyweight Fight #1: Mirko Cro Cop (UFC) vs. Fedor Emelianenko (Pride)
    Heavyweight Fight #2: Tim Sylvia (UFC) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Pride)
    Alternate options: Andrei Arlovski (UFC) or Josh Barnett (Pride)

    205-pound fight #1: Chuck Liddell (UFC) vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pride)
    205-pound fight #2: Renato Sobral (UFC) vs. Wanderlei Silva (Pride)
    Alternate options: Quinton Jackson (UFC) or Ricardo Arona (Pride)

    185-pound fight #1: Anderson Silva (UFC) vs. Paulo Filho (Pride)
    185-pound fight #2: Rich Franklin (UFC) vs. Kazuo Misaki (Pride)
    Alternate options: Nathan Marquardt (UFC) or Dan Henderson (Pride)

    160-pound fight #1: Sean Sherk (UFC) vs. Takanori Gomi (Pride)
    160-pound fight #2: Hermes Franca (UFC) vs. Hayato Sakurai (Pride)
    Alternate options: Joe Stevenson (UFC) or Gilbert Melendez (Pride)

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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of BloodyElbow.com. As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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