Absolute Fighting Championships #7 War Memorial Coliseum, Ft Lauderdale, FL. Friday, February 27th, 2004 Doors Open 6:30 PM Fighst Start: 7:30 PM Doors Open: 6:30 pm / Fight Start: 7:30 pm BEST PRICE ON TICKETS ANYWHERE: GOLD CIRCLE: $35.00 / RINGSIDE: $25.00 - $35.00 / GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00 The AFC#7 is less than 2 weeks away, as an international card of Mixed Martial Arts takes aim at Ft Lauderdale's War Memorial Coliseum. 'The 3 main events feature an 'American TOP TEAM versus Team Japan' theme.' starts matchmaker Miguel Iturrate. Marcel Ferreira takes on PANCRASE star Izuru Takeuchi in what is definitely a step up fight for him. At 170 lbs Jorge Santiago meets former SHOOTO star Takuya Wada. Finally at 155 lbs. Edson Diniz makes his comeback against Hiroki Kotani. 'The professionalism and skill of the Japanese fighters will be a good way to see if ATT's second wave of fighters is ready to breeak through.' explains the matchmaker. There are also teams from all over Europe, as fighters from Finland, Sweden and France appear on the undercard. The United States is represented by talent from Washington, Indiana, New England, Vegas, West Virginia as well as by Miami's own Freestyle Fighting Academy. 'The undercard is packed with even matches between up and comers thoughout.' states the matchmaker. 'It is hard to pick a winner in any of them but they are sure to be entertaining.' 'One late replacement is Ricardo Pires student Mark Tullius. He will take on frenchman Antony Rea at 205 lbs.' concludes the matchmaker. The entire 11 match card appears below! FEBRUARY 27th, 2004 - AFC #7 Card Subject To Change: 3 RDS / 185 LBS: Marcel Ferreira (American TOP TEAM, Ft Lauderdale, FL.) v. Izuru Takeuchi (Pancrase, Tokyo, Japan) 3 RDS / 185 LBS: Jorge Santiago (American TOP TEAM, Ft Lauderdale, FL.) v. Takuya Wada (Pancrase, Tokyo, Japan) 3 RDS / 155 LBS: Edson Diniz (American TOP TEAM, Ft Lauderdale, FL) Hiroki Kotani (Tokyo, Japan) 2 RDS / 170 LBS: Thiago 'PITBULL' Alves (American TOP TEAM, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. Nuri Shakir (Team ELITE, NH) 2 RDS / 185 LBS: Charles "Chainsaw" McCarthy (Freestyle Fighting Academy, Miami, FL.) v. David Bielkheden (Team Scandinavia, Stockholm, Sweden) 2 RDS / 205 LBS: Mark Tullius (Pires JJ, Las Vegas, NV.) v. Antony Rea (Toulouse, France) 2 RDS / 155 LBS: Gesias 'JZ' Calvancanti (American TOP TEAM, Ft Lauderdale, FL.) v. Justin Wisniewski (Duneland Vale Tudo, Portage, IN) 2 RDS / 185 LBS: Efrain Ruiz (Freestyle Fighting Academy, Miami, FL) v. Todd Carney (Freelance, West Virginia) 2 RDS / 170 LBS: Joakim Engberg (SHOOTERS Int'l, Gothenberg, Sweden) v. Landon Showalter (Pearson Systems, Seattle, WA) 2 RDS / 170 LBS: Sauli Heilimo (Team Scandinavia, Turku, Finland) v. Carlo Prater (Yves Edwards Thugjitsu, Houston, TX) 2 RDS / 155 LBS: James Edson Berto (Tiger's World, Orlando, FL) v. Scott Johnson (Freelance, Orlando, FL.)
I am in NY right now taking care of some bussiness. I will return to FL the first week of march! see you soon!
-Joe "bambinO" MCFarlane
SEE YOU GUYS THERE!!!
Does anyone have the contact info for the promoter of this event? I'm press looking for possible credentials/photo pass. ttt for any info. Thanks.
TTT for my boy Chainsaw Charles McCarthy!!!!!
Good luck brotha!
crushedstained- Try e mailing Carlao at firstname.lastname@example.org he should be able to help you out.
No Ackerman is not fighting in this event for the title
Ackerman is fighting in FCC on March 6th in Racine Wisconsin for that title.
TTT. Us Masachusettes fans are being robbed. We we're supposed to see Thiago vs. Nuri at MD14. Bad Ass fight. Sucks what happened, wish I was gonna be there to see it.
Kick ass Team Elite.
Card is great. Get your tickets now at ticketmaster as AFC 6 there were no more $35 tickets available the night of the fight. See you guys there.
Great card! International fights and up and coming fighters. Joakim Enberg and Antony Rea are the guys to watch. Will a DVD available for this event? Or will it be broadcast over the Net?