(PHOTO: Marcos “Parrumpinha” da Mata on cage)
American Top Team’s up-and-comers and grapplers have a busy weekend, not onlywith the ADCC Worlds but also two MMA shows in Florida. ShineFights and Bellator both did great jobs developing theup-and-comers from this team with Hector Lombard taking the Bellator titlewhile Yves Edwards and Micah Miller both had good matchups in ShineFights. Photos from ShineFights and Bellator are inthe 2009 gallery index at http://malarky.udel.edu/~keith/2009/oldnews09.htm.
Next up Action Fight League “Rumble at the Rock” takes place Friday at theSeminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL with four ATT fighters. According to their press release “ActionFight League was developed to partner top national networks with the bestpromoters, gyms, and teams in the world of mixed martial arts. They have worked with every major network andhave been a part of the largest MMA events and broadcasts to date.” At this time no broadcast for this show hasbeen announced. ATT fighters are inbold.
Most recent fight card:
170: Michael Bernhard vs. Charlie Rader
185: Danny Babcock vs. Ariel Gandulla
170: Rene Martinez vs. Bounmy Somchay
W115: Jessica Pene vs. Angela Magana
170: Clayton McKinney vs. Steve Bruno
185: Valdir Araujo vs. Patrick Anastasio
170: John Kelly vs. Nico Parella
155: James Freeman vs. Christian Rios
145: Jahmal McLennan vs. JimChaikong
170: Ben Marrow vs. Rodrigo Ramos
185: Brann Redi vs. Donavan Ciolfi
(Note: ATT representatives state DonovanCiolfi out of Roger Krahl’s ATT affiliate is fighting but his opponentcould not be confirmed.)
Saturday the team head over to G-Force in Coral Gables, FL. Originally the main event was Bellator vetsJorge Masvidal and Luis Palomino however Masvidal had to withdraw due to aninjury sustained during practice. Again,ATT fighters in bold.
Current fight card:
ISKA G-Force title: Luis Palomino vs. Jonathan Brookins
Alexis Vila vs.Cody Bell
Marcos “Parrumpinha” Da Matta vs.Steve Kinson
Eddy Boza vs. Zack Kluytenaar
Yuri Silva vs. Frank Carillo
Gamaliel Duran vs. Eric Luke
Allen Arzeno vs. Mike Hyman
Gioanni Maljo vs. Brian Eckstein
Chris Silva vs. Soba Homhasi
Tony Johnson vs. Cedric James
(Note: ATT representatives say CalebArcher is on the card and web sources say Edson Diniz but neither could be verified by G-Force.)
In other ATT news MMA fighters Jorge Masvidal and Jeff Monson compete thisweekend at the ADCC Worlds, an event for which Kid Peligro has the best insight. Marcelo Garcia has worked with ATT before,even opening an affiliate in FL however recently the -76.9 kg champion has beentraining in New Yorkand isn’t viewed as part of the team by observers. In MMA Luigi Fioravanti fights fellow UFC vetJohn Alessio in MFC live on HDNet next weekend, Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante isrumored to be in DREAM October 6th, Yves Edwards faces Kyle Jensenin Raging Wolf 5 October 10th, and Mike Brown next defends his WECfeatherweight title November 18th.
PIC: Steve Bruno on right