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AFC 15 – Florida Event Scheduled For February 18th! Plus A Look Back At the AFC 14!

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Absolute Fighting Championship 15War Memorial, Ft Lauderdale, FLSaturday, February 18th, 2006AFC Returns to Ft Lauderdale for their 15th edition on February 18th, 2006. A full schedule of six events in 2006 is in the works.pic (by Keith Mills): ATT’s Denis Kang takes out Ron Fields.LOOKBACK AT AFC 14Ft. Lauderdale, FL – It could be interpreted as disrespectful to hurricane victims but AFC’s fourth and final show of 2005 was worth the wait. Originally this show was scheduled for October 29th until Hurricane Wilma tore through Southern Florida, leaving the county without electricity and causing major damage. Thankfully none of the crew and fighters were hurt and AFC 14 was rescheduled, leaving the fighters an additional six weeks to prepare. Of the original card three fights were salvaged with two of them, Clementi/Schultz and Wallace/Vitoski, being highly anticipated ones. In the main event Team Quest?s Ryan Schultz came out aggressive throwing punches but Team Extreme?s Rich Clementi weathered the storm and took Ryan down. Once on the ground it was Clementi pushing the pace with strikes to the head, a triangle from top position, and finally an armbar for the win. Ryan is rarely seen fighting on his back for long, so Schultz deserves more credit than he seems to be getting for holding out as long as he did, but Clementi earned the praise with a strong performance bringing him back to the form of his pre-surgery fights. Also on the card Pride vet Denis Kang returned to fight in North America for the first time in two years, defeating Ron Fields by rear choke. For fans following Denis for the last three or four years this was a chance to see Denis? standup without the pressure of Andrei Semenov blitzing forward. Denis is rumored to be returning to Pride, hopefully for February?s card, but no details are available at this time.Denis and the rest of American Top Team went 4-0 on this card but the real satisfaction came with some of the other up-and-comers. Crafton Wallace, Diego Vitosky, and Ben Saunders have now all fought each other with Wallace/Saunders and Saunders/Vitosky being draws while this card featured Wallace beating Vitosky in a back-and-forth war. These three Middleweights are all bound for other things and are names to watch out for! Individual galleries will follow shortly. In the meantime a gallery of photos from the whole show is posted at Next year AFC are reported to be switching to six shows a year as well as some form of webcast. Details are not currently available but AFC 15 is scheduled for February 18th.

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