MFC 5 ‘USA v JAPAN’ – Final Card Announced!

MFC 5 ‘USA versus JAPAN’Saturday, November 5th, 2005Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

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We have our main event!’ states matchmaker MiguelIturrate. ‘PRIDE veteran Kazuhiro Hamanaka will betaking on Wilson Gouviea of ATT. Hamamaka foughtNino’ Schembri and Ryan Gracie in PRIDE beforejoining the Inoki Dojo. He launched a comeback thispast weekend, fighting Naito the ADCC qualifier to adraw. That is a very tough fight, and Wilson will alsobe a very tough fight. Hamanaka is not a fighter thatbacks down from a challenge, and heading Team Japan onNovember 5th is his next assignment.

The current card appears below and is subject to finalapproval by the New Jersey State Athletic ControlBoard.

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 (Pitt’s Pen, NJ) v. Yuichirou Tsuchida(Kuju-ken Kaikan, Osaka, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Chris Ligouri (Pitt’s Pen, 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)


3 ROUNDS / HVYWT:Jason Guida (Team Goyteia, Chicago, IL) v. Pat Stano(CORE Martial Arts Voorhees, New Jersey)

3 ROUNDS / 195 LBS:Bristol Marunde (ATT, Seattle, WA) v. Rich Attonito(Planet JJ, East Hanover, NJ)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:Steve Bruno (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. Jay Jack(Academy of MMA, Portland, ME)

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