HAMMOND, IN - Since its debut in 1999, the Ironheart Crown has lived up to its vision of growth and improvement with every show. On June 5th, 2004, the production will once again exceed all expectations to provide local fans with more bang for their buck... With SEVEN Class-A bouts on the card, this promises to be the most action-packed showcase of skill ever witnessed on the U.S. Shooto scene! Headlining is local standout and Keith Hackney protege Gideon Ray, who will take on UFC veteran Curtis Stout in what promises to be a hailstorm. This fight represents one of the many quarterfinal bouts set for this event, all of which are part of several tournaments in 5 different weight classes, that will serve to crown the Shooto Americas Champion in each division. Goto www.shootoamericas.com for full-line-up.
Looks like Tommy Lee is out, so we are adding a Canadian to the card to make the Americas tournament more Continental.
Ray vs Stout should be pretty interesting.
I really can't call that one... Stout has more experience and is used to the weight... But Gideon just might be that untapped talent ready to handle guys like Stout...