MFC 5 ‘USA versus JAPAN’Saturday, November 5th, 2005Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.com /Keywords: Mixed Fighting Championship or by callingthem at 1-800-736-1420.
With a bit of Pro Wrestling flair, Stephen Haigh andYuji Miyazaki agree to a MMA’s first ever ‘Loser Shaves His Head Match’!
This came about in very spontaneous fashion’ details matchmaker Miguel Iturrate. ‘The interesting thing isyou have two young professional fighters looking formotivation and looking to prepare. They don’t knowmuch about each other really, and this is their firstinternational bout, so they know what each other lookslike, but they dont have a wide array of matches andfootage.’
A few comments about the other guy’s looks developed in to the first ever MMA ‘Loser Shaves His Head Match’. It will certainly add to the drama, andprovide a bit of a show for the intermissions’ smilesthe matchmaker.
In response to the question about this being atraditional WWE-wrestling type of angle, thematchmaker responds. ‘Of course, they have used it for years. But they are entertainment, and the MFC adds the competition factor. In the MFC, neither guy wants his hair cut. Stephen is from Philly, and he will know several hundred people in the audience. Miyazaki has a real day job in Japan – he had a to make sure it was OK to come in bald if he lost, etc. Neither guy wants to be bald as winter sets in! I give credit to bothfighters for this spin. People will talk about it!’
The current complete card for MFC 5 appears below and is subject to final approval by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.
Current Card – (Subject To Change):
MFC SPOTLITE / FEATURE LADIES BOUT:3 ROUNDS / 132 LBS (Ladies):Tara Larosa (Team ROC, Fayetteville NC) v. AmandaBuckner (Academy of MMA, Portland, ME)
USA versus JAPAN’ – MMA (3 RDS of 5 MIN):
3 ROUNDS / 205 LBS:Wilson Gouviea (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. KazuhiroHamanaka (Inoki Office, Tokyo, Japan)
3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Eddie Alvarez (Fight Factory, Philadelphia, PA) v.Daisuke ’13’ Hanazawa (MMA Dojo Cobra-kai, Osaka,Japan)
3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Kurt Pellegrino (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. KazukiOkubo (U-File, Tokyo, Japan)
3 ROUNDS / 155 LBS:Joey ‘KNOCKDOWN’ Brown (Team Renzo Gracie, NJ) v.Hiroyuki Abe (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)
3 ROUNDS / 265 LBS:Alex Roberts (#3 in Pancrase, Kuju-ken Kaikan /Justice Management, Tokyo, Japan) v. Jay White (TeamQuest, Portland, OR)
3 ROUNDS / 215 LBS:Mike Patt (Team Jorge Gurgel JJ, Dayton, OH) v. YusukeMasuda (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)
3 ROUNDS / 130 LBS:Chris Macgrath (Advanced Fighting Systems, Mahwah, NJ)v. ‘BJ’ (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)
3 ROUNDS / 185 LBS:Jose Rodriguez (Freelance, NJ) v. Yuichirou Tsuchida(Kuju-ken Kaikan, Osaka, Japan)
3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Chris Ligouri (Team Rhino, NJ) v. ‘Toraji’ (AACC,Tokyo, Japan)
3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Stephen Haigh (Fight Factory, Philadelphia, PA) v.Yuji Miyazaki (MMA Dojo Cobra-kai, Osaka, Japan)
MFC SPOTLITE:3 ROUNDS / 195 LBS:Bristol Marunde (ATT, Seattle, WA) v. Rich Attonito(Planet JJ, East Hanover, NJ)
3 ROUNDS / HVYWT:Jason Guida (Gilbert Grappling, Chicago, IL) v. PatStano (CORE Martial Arts Voorhees, New Jersey)
3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Steve Bruno (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. Jay Jack(Academy of MMA, Portland, ME)