RSF Shooto Challenge

RSF SHOOTO Challenge Rings in the New Year with Big News

On Friday January 2nd, on the heels the new year celebration, promoter Randy Greenman, along with co-matchmaker Jeff Osborne and the Shooto Association, has assembled one of the hottest card ever to hit the Midwest. Top Midwest talent, UFC veterans and high ranking Shooto competitors will all gather at the Belle Clair Expo Center in Belleville, IL for the next installment of what is quickly becoming one of the foremost MMA promotions around. The event features a talent-packed card in what promises to be an action-packed night of intense Shooto action.

With a quick look back at 2003, we saw the formation of the Shooto Americas divisional rankings. These served to give recognition to fighters who were active within the Shooto circuit in North and South America. Now that those rankings have been developed we take it a step further and proudly announce our BIG NEWS for 2004... As SHOOTO and RSF kick off the new year together, they also kick off a series of on-going tournaments that will crown the Shooto Americas Champion in 5 different weight classes. So feast your eyes on this entire blockbuster card, and be ready to see who rises up as the new Shooto Americas Champion!!!

Main Event Class-A (MW - 167.5 lbs) 1st round tournament Chris "Lights Out" Lytle (Shooto Americas #2) v. Pete "The Secret Weapon" Spratt

Class-A (WW – 154.4 lbs) 1st round tournament Phil Johns (Shooto Americas #5) v Steve Berger

Class-A (MW – 167.5 lbs) 1st round tournament Sam Morgan (Shooto Americas # 2) v. Manvel Gamburyan

Class-A (LHW – 183 lbs) 1st round tournament Curtis Stout (Shooto Americas #5, World #8) v. Mike Rethmeyer

Class-A (CW – 200.6 lbs) Alex Steibling vs Mike Rogers (A-class)

Class-B Ladies - Ginelle Marquez v. Kelly Kobald

HW - Doug Sauer v. Travis Fulton

WW – Mike Lloyd v. Jay Estrada

MW- Ryan Maynor v. Heath Pedigo

CW - Matt Schwinnen v. Bill Hill

MW- MO Mohler v. Mike Green

Look for more information on the tournaments regarding dates and additional participants to be released soon. For tickets and information on this event logon to or call (314)832-3489.