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Fairtex No-Gi Festival Results

24 Aug

Fairtex No Gi Festival

First and foremost a big thanks to the host of this event, Fairtex Bangplee training camp and to Khun Chano and Eric Gerber. The requests from the local community of grapplers for a no-gi version of the ‘white/blue festival’ was heard and together with EMAC and BKKBJJ, this event was made possible. A big thanks to Bryan Garrison, Niti Techottiasnee, Minyoung Kim, Ben Weinstein, Pat Aphaisuwan and all the competitors for taking part and showing your support. We had a healthy turnout of competitors and supporters, filling in the MMA training space at Fairtex. Nearly every match was filled with action and is what we’ve come to expect with a no-gi tournament. The submission rate was high but so was the camraderie and sportsmanship. It was a great pleasure and honor to see all the local teams together as friends having a good time.

To all the teams that came to represent and have a great time competing: Fairtex, EMAC, BKKBJJ, 301MMA, Q23, 13 Coins, Saigon JJ, Leicester Shootfighters, Sriracha Seafood JJ, 3Monkeeez and Newbreed PH.

Fairtex No Gi Festival
Fairtex No Gi Festival
Fairtex No Gi Festival
Fairtex No Gi Festival

Fairtex No Gi Festival
Fairtex No Gi Festival

Novice, 56.4-59.2 kg
1- Detchoot, Detchoot (301 MMA)
2- Parakawong, Saharut- Max (301 MMA)
3- Tontong, Komsan- Kom (3 Monkeez)

Novice, 63.7-67.6 kg
1- Rewtawee, Methus (301 MMA)
2- Kono (SSJJ)
3- Chano, Nurmakin (Fairtex)

Novice, 71.7-79.6 kg
1- Kiffin, Kieron (Leicester Shootfighter)
2- Pisanu, Glinpech (Fairtex)
3- Bourgoin, Tony (EMAC)

Novice, 82.0-83.0 kg
1- Auscharanuwat, Tikhomporn- Nook (EMAC/ Fairtex)
2- David, Thomas (Fairtex)
3- Grover, Anthony (13 Coins)

Beginner, 61.6-72.1 kg
1- Bjoon, Patric (Q23)
2- Ez, Julio (EMAC)
3- Khemtongpre, Kevin (BKKBJJ)

Beginner, 73.6-79.6 kg
1- Ozmalkoc, Taylan (BKKBJJ)
2- Dixon, Ben (BKKBJJ)
3- Miyoshi, Masa (EMAC)

Beginner, 80.8-87.9 kg
1- Boobers, Carl (Q23)
2- Grimes, Steve (BKKBJJ)
3- Eskenazi, Jared (3 Monkeez)

Intermediate, 67.3-74.1 kg
1- Keating, Connor (BKKBJJ)
2- Watthanakrai, Kraithawat- Dew (EMAC)
3- Kongkiattiwong, Sarawud- Do (EMAC)

Intermediate, 77.6-82.1 kg
1- Outrequin, Sylvain (13 Coins)
2- Haja, Chris (Chiang Mai BJJ)
3- Kotani, Hisnaori (Saigon JJ)

Shark Fights 18 – Powered By Fairtex

17 Aug

Shark Fights 18 Poster
Shark Fight Promotions announces Shark Fights 18, their first event in Reno, Nevada at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel and Casino Resort on August 19, 2011. The main event pairs popular Ultimate Fighter and UFC vet Shane Nelson (13-5) against former King of the Cage Champion Aaron Wetherspoon (8-3). Ultimate Fighter 8 contestant Shane Nelson, coached by two-time UFC Champion BJ Penn, holds notable wins over George Roop and a 44- second TKO over Aaron Riley in the UFC. Nelson is coming off a 15- month layoff with a submission victory over Jai Bradney in Australia. Former KOTC Champion Aaron Wetherspoon spent his past two years away from the sport and made his return with a decision victory over Nick Reale. Wetherspoon was the longest reigning KOTC Welter Weight Champion and holds notable victories over Jeremiah Metcalf, Laverne Clark, and Thomas Kenny.

The co-main event features 6’6 BJJ black belt sensation Ricky Shivers (10-5-1) against hard hitting Kings MMA star Emanual Newton (15-6-1). In Shivers last fight, he finished KOTC vet Tony Lopez with a first round arm bar. Both fighters are on a three fight win streak. Shivers has finished his last three opponents via submission and Newton is coming off a hard fought decision victory over Ilir Latifi at Shark Fights 17.

Shark Fights 18 also features BJJ World Champion and Blackhouse Team Nogueira fighter Adriano Camolese (4-1), King of the Cage vet Ruben “Warpath” Villareal (19-21-3), and knockout artist Dave Huckaba (15-4). Camolese is the training partner of UFC superstars Antonio Nogueira, Anderson Silva, and Junior Dos Santos. Warpath and Huckaba have made their names synonymous with knockouts. Warpath has finished eleven of his nineteen fights via knockout and Huckaba has thirteen knockouts in fifteen victories. Shark Fights 18 guarantees to be an exciting night of fights.

. … Shark Fights 18 will take place on Friday, August 19, 2011 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel and Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada and will be broadcast via tape delay on Fuel TV beginning September 2. Doors Open at 6pm PST. Fights start at 7pm PST. Tickets for Shark Fights 18 are on sale this Wednesday, July 27. Tickets are priced from $20 to $120. Tickets are available at and all Ticketmaster retail locations, John Ascuaga’s Nugget, IFC Gym, and Carnal Dammage.

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