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FRIDAY, November 28th 2014, AT 11:40 AM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...




Mr. Pete Foley Presents
"IKF Ireland Senior Novice Full Contact National Championships"
Galway, Ireland



This is strictly for fighters with no more than 3 fight experience in any fight style and two rings will operate throughout the day.
This competition is open to all clubs/associations etc throughout Ireland.
Registration open at 9am and closes at 11am - medicals from 10am - Tournament starts at 12 noon.

With the recent success of the IKF Ireland Junior National Championships its time now to concentrate on the Seniors. The IKF brought in a National Championships for novice adults last year to give them a chance to compete among their peers without the danger of giving away too much experience. The whole idea is to give Novice fighters with no more than THREE fight experience in any Full Contact Fight Code/Rule Style (eg: one kickboxing, one K-1, one MMA or two boxing and one thai boxing etc) a chance at a NOVICE National Title and we rely solely on the honesty & integrity of the coach to supply us with the correct information.

The plan is to have the fighters fight off in a tournament style format to an eventual winner and gain some valuable experience along the way. Last years competition was a huge success and we hope it will be even better this year. This is open to ALL fighters regardless of their Organization or Affiliation. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to your reply.
Regards
Pete Foley IKF Ireland
087 8119227




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...




TKO Elite Promotions Presents
"COMBAT ZONE - UNITED IN BATTLE"
Rochester, Kent, England



NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION






WEDNESDAY, November 26th, 2014, AT 1:20 PM/ PST







Results From 408 Fight Promotions'
BATTLE OF THE BAY IV
November 22nd, 2014 - San Jose, California, USA


  • WHO: 408 Fight Promotions
  • WHERE: City National Civic, San Jose, California, USA
  • WHAT: IKF Muay Thai
  • IKF Event Representative: Elaine Jojola
  • IKF Admin Weigh-In Representative: Dan Stell
  • IKF Referees: Dan Stell
  • IKF Judges: Susan Thomas-Gitlin, Terry Burton & Tim Stell
  • IKF Timekeeper: Sonny Bimbo
  • Inspectors: Denise Mendez, Jeffrey Spaulding, Regina Larkin & Rotating Judges
  • Ambulance Service: Rural Metro Ambulance
  • IKF Ringside Physicians (MD)
    • Pre Fight Checks: Dr. Gary Furness
    • Event: Dr. Gary Furness & Dr. Tim Pence
  • Promoter: (707) 742-3393 or E-mail: BayAreaChallenge@gmail.com
  • ON THE WEB: www.408Fights.com


  1. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 128 / 3x2
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    **Anthony Limon (Santa Clara, California, USA, 1-0, 129.4, 5'5", 10-14-86, Jivoni Jordon, (408) 844-8485)
    defeated **Kolongshoug Vang (Fresno, California, USA, 0-1, 128.4, 5'5", 10-20-88, Jasper Tayaba, (559) 978-4202) by Split Decision.
    • Judge Terry Burton 29-28 Limon
    • Judge Tim Stell 29-28 Limon
    • Judge Susan Thomas-Gitlin 28-29 Vang
    • Referee: Dan Stell



  2. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 173 / 3x2
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    Mike Rossi (Palo Alto, California, USA, 2-1/1, 171.6, 6'1", 11-27-90, Ryan Roy, (650) 483-2665)
    defeated **Tanela Fakasiieiki (East Palo Alto, California, USA, 0-1, AMMA: 1-0, 170.4, 5'10", 5-10-94, Eugene Jackson, (650) 444-9854) by TKO at 1:35 of round 3.
    • Tanela Fakasiieiki has been issued a 30 day No Training & 45 Day No Competition Medical suspension by Dr. Gary Furness due to "TKO, hard fight" until JANUARY 6th, 2015.
    • Mike Rossi has been issued a 180 day No Training & 180 Day No Competition Medical suspension by Dr. Furness due to possible "fracture to right foot" until MAY 21st, 2015.
      • Rossi can be cleared for fracture by MD Letter submitted to IKF and if so, shall only have a 30 day No Training & 45 Day No Competition Medical Suspension until December 20th, 2014.
    • Referee Dan Stell



  3. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 132 / 3x2
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    **Nohelin Hernandez (Gilroy, California, USA, 1-0, AMMA: 3-3, 132.8, 5'10", 3-1-94, Anthony Figueroa, (408) 310-9125)
    defeated **Anthony Alexander ( (Sacramento, California, USA, 0-6, 132.6, 5'7", 8-31-80, Harry Seperas and Jordan Balcita, (916) 812-2659) by Unanimous Decision.
    • Judge Susan Thomas-Gitlin 29-28
    • Judge Terry Burton 29-28
    • Judge Tim Stell 29-28
    • Referee Dan Stell



  4. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 142 / 3x2
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    Benjamin Campos (San Jose, California, USA, 1-1, 142.4, 5'9", 11-28-92, Eugene Jackson, (650) 444-4954)
    defeated **Alexander Fernandez (South San Francisco, California, USA, 0-1, 140.8, 5'6", 11-20-91, Mark Tabuso, (650) 642-4220) by Unanimous Decision:
    • Judge Susan Thomas-Gitlin 30-27
    • Judge Terry Burton 30-27
    • Judge Tim Stell 30-27
    • Referee Dan Stell



  5. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S MUAY THAI 115 / 3x2
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    **Jacklyn Carlos Hom (Santa Clara, California, USA, 1-0, 114.8, 5'5", 10-14-86, Jivoni Jordon, (408) 844-8485)
    defeated **Esperanza Blanco (San Luis Obispo, California, USA, 0-1, 115.2, 5'3", 11-21-90, Kru Albert, (805) 534-4157) by Split Decision
    • Judge Susan Thomas-Gitlin 29-28 Carlos Hom
    • Judge Tim Stell 29-28 Carlos Hom
    • Judge Terry Burton 28-29 Blanco
    • Referee Dan Stell



  6. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 185 / 3x2
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    **Domonique Speight (Soquel, California, USA, 3-1, 182.2, 5'11", 5-27-89, Sam Radetsky, (831) 234-1365)
    defeated **Brandon Hester (San Jose, California, USA, 0-1, AMMA: 9-1 (Camo MMA: 9-2) 185.6, 6'1", Eugene Jackson, (650) 444-9854) by Split Decision.
    • Judge Susan Thomas-Gitlin 29-28 Speight
    • Judge Terry Burton 30-27 Speight
    • Judge Tim Stell 28-29 Hester
    • Referee: Dan Stell



  7. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 155 (3x2)
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    **Tyler Morrish (Santa Cruz, California, USA, 1-0/1, 153.8, 6', 2-15-92, Sam Radetsky, (831) 234-1365)
    defeated **Le Phan (Newark, California, USA, 0-1, 154.2, 5'10", 2-7-79, Greg Surat and Amorndet Ranjanhuek, (209) 712-6218) by TKO at :14 of round 2.
    • Le Phan has been issued a 30 day No Training & 45 Day No Competition Medical suspension by Dr. Gary Furness due to "TKO" until JANUARY 6th, 2015.
    • Referee: Dan Stell



  8. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S MUAY THAI 120 (3x2)
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    Vivien Lee (San Jose, California, USA, 2-1/0, 119, 5'2", 8-23-85, Jivoni Jordan, (831) 332-1431)
    defeated Jane Cornell Banks (Clovis, California, USA, 0-2, 120.6, 5'5", 10-29-85, Jasper Tayaba, (559) 978-4202) by Unanimous Decision.
    • Judge Susan Thomas-Gitlin 29-28
    • Judge Terry Burton 29-28
    • Judge Tim Stell 29-28
    • Referee Dan Stell



  9. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 159 (5x2)
    5 ROUND PROMOTIONAL TITLE

    NO HEADGEAR OR SHIN PADS REQUIRED.

    Chrisente Joaquin (San Jose, California, USA, 5-2-2/1, 158.4, 5'10", 8-25-84, Eugene Jackson, (650) 444-9854)
    VS James Clark (Fresno, California, USA, 3-2, 158.4, 5'11", 4-2-87, Art of 8, James Contreras, (559) 396-1026) by Unanimous Decision.
    • Judge Susan Thomas-Gitlin 49-46
    • Judge Terry Burton 48-47
    • Judge Tim Stell 48-47
    • Referee: Dan Stell
    • James Clark has been issued a 30 day No Training & 45 Day No Competition Medical suspension by Dr. Gary Furness due to " hard fight" until JANUARY 6th, 2015.



  10. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 142 (5x2)
    5 ROUND PROMOTIONAL TITLE

    NO HEADGEAR OR SHIN PADS REQUIRED.

    Jacob Ycaro (Milpitas, California, USA, 5-1/1, 142, 5'10", 12-28-93, Rudi Ott/Unlimited MMA, (510) 913-6849)
    defeated Cruz Montenegro (Fresno, California, USA, 5-2, 140.4, 5'9", 8-20-95, James Contreras, Art Of 8 Limbs, (559) 396-1026) by Split Decision.
    • Judge Susan Thomas-Gitlin 50-45 Ycaro
    • Judge Tim Stell 49-46 Ycaro
    • Judge Terry Burton 47-48 Montenegro
    • Referee Dan Stell

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MONDAY, November 24th, 2014, AT 6:50 PM/ PST




Results From Pro-Faction's
"Bay Area Challenge Muay Thai Series"
November 22nd, 2014 - Petaluma, California, USA


  • WHO: Pro-Faction
  • WHERE: Petaluma Veteran's Building
    1094 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma, California, USA
  • WHAT: IKF Muay Thai
  • IKF Event Representative: Steve Fossum
  • IKF Admin Event Representative: Terry Burton
  • IKF Referees: Vichai Supkitpol "Rex" & Kim Kongkriangkai
  • IKF Judges: Bruce Rasmussen, Marcos Guevara & Alternating Referee
  • IKF Timekeeper: Valinda Stell
  • Inspectors: Lucas Martino, Adam Pain & Nemo Vier.
  • Ambulance Service: Verihealth
  • IKF Ringside Physicians (MD)
    • Weigh-In: Dr. Mitch Jelen
    • Event: Dr. Mitch Jelen & Dr. Richard Paltenghi
  • Promoter: (707) 742-3393 or E-mail: BayAreaChallenge@gmail.com
  • ON THE WEB: www.BAChallenge.com


  1. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI - 135 / 3 x 2 ROUNDS
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    **Vincent Chee (Sacramento, California, USA, 1-0, 133.6, 5'4", 8-27-88, Aber Bouttavong, (916) 594-7571)
    defeated Victor Alyandre (Stockton, California, USA, 1-4, 136.4, 5'3", 7-31-93, James Deleon, (209) 630-4632) by unanimous decision:
    • Judge Vichai Supkitpol "Rex": 29-28.
    • Judge Bruce Rasmussen: 29-28.
    • Judge Marcos Guevara: 29-28.
      • Referee: Kim Kongkriangkai


  2. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI - 155 / 3 x 2 ROUNDS
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    **Mohammed Bostaji (Oakland, California, USA, 1-0/1, 153, HEIGHT?, 5-28-93, Phicheat Arunleong, (415) 570-3253)
    defeated **Kevin Liang (Santa Clara, California, USA, 0-1, 154, 5'9", Dan Le Messurier, (812) 498-8228) by TKO at 1:53 of round 2.
    • Kevin Liang has been issued a 30 day No Contact and a 45 day No Competition Medical Suspension until January 7th, 2015.
    • Referee: Kim Kongkriangkai
      • IKF is currently reviewing this bout due to proper procedure and mechanics of stopping a bout.


  3. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI - 155 / 3 x 2 ROUNDS
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    Anwar Pack (Milpitas, California, USA, 2-1, 154, 6'2", 8-18-85, Rudi Ott, (408) 946-2151)
    defeated Gabriel Ramirez (Vacaville, California, USA, 1-1/1, 154.8, 5'8", 4-3-94, Javier Naranjo, (707) 761-9501) by unanimous decision:
    • Judge Kim Kongkriangkai: 30-27.
    • Judge Bruce Rasmussen: 30-27.
    • Judge Marcos Guevara: 30-27.
      • Referee: Vichai Supkitpol "Rex"


  4. IKF "JUNIOR" AMATEUR MUAY THAI - 126 / 3 x 2 ROUNDS
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    Tony Gonzalez (Stockton, California, USA, 13-6/3, AB: 4-0/0, APankration: 35-3, 127.6, 5'7", 12-5-98, Jesus Gonzalez, (209) 851-5881)
    defeated **Adam Medina (Folsom, California, USA, *0-1, (S: 5-0) 125, 5'5", 12-15-98, Ryan Hatfield, (916) 342-4332) by split decision:
    • Judge Kim Kongkriangkai: 29-28 Gonzalez.
    • Judge Bruce Rasmussen: 29-28 Gonzalez.
    • Judge Marcos Guevara: 29-28 Medina.
      • Referee: Vichai Supkitpol "Rex"


  5. IKF AMATEUR "FULL RULES" MUAY THAI - 127 / 3 x 2 ROUNDS
    Ethan Conte (Newark, California, USA, 3-5, 127, 5'3", 9-8-94, Daniel Kim, (510) 498-8889)
    defeated John Pheap (Modesto, California, USA, 3-2 (5-4), 125, 5'6", 4-14-88, Pat Rivera, (209) 331-3786) by unanimous decision:
    • Judge Vichai Supkitpol "Rex": 29-28.
    • Judge Bruce Rasmussen: 29-28.
    • Judge Marcos Guevara: 30-27.
      • Referee: Kim Kongkriangkai


  6. IKF AMATEUR "FULL RULES" MUAY THAI - 195 / 3 x 2 ROUNDS
    **Matt Baker (Walnut Creek, California, USA, 16-5/7, 202, 6'3", 5-21-91, Dan Black, (925) 813-0229)
    defeated **Idris Wasi (Sacramento, California, USA, 2-3-1, AMMA: 6-6-2, 198.8, 5'11", 12-11-89, Self Trained) by TKO at :22 seconds of round 2.
    • Idris Wasi has been issued a 30 day No Contact and a 45 day No Competition Medical Suspension until January 7th, 2015.
    • Referee: Vichai Supkitpol "Rex"


  7. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI - 147-153 / 3 x 2 ROUNDS
    Willy Whipple (Reno, Nevada, USA, 9-5/4, AMMA: 2-1, 151, 5'8", 9-30-89, Brent Beltsta, (775) 336-9306)
    defeated Eliezer Roldan (Los Angeles, California, USA, 2-2/1, 150.4, 5'8", 5-15-92, Rick Rodriguez, (562) 309-5982) by unanimous decision:
    • Judge Kim Kongkriangkai: 30-27.
    • Judge Bruce Rasmussen: 30-27.
    • Judge Marcos Guevara: 30-27.
      • Referee: Vichai Supkitpol "Rex"


  8. IKF AMATEUR "FULL RULES" MUAY THAI - 142 - 5 x 2 ROUNDS
    IKF CALIFORNIA LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE - 137.1 lbs. - 142 lbs.

    Andrew Capurro (Oakland, California, USA, 8-5-1/2, 141, 5'8", 3-8-86, Phicheat "Gunyao" Arunleung, (415) 570-3253)
    defeated Raheem Davis (Vallejo, California, USA, 5-1/1, 142, 5'9", 5-13-95, Isreal Ocampo, (707) 331-9048) by TKO at 1:54 of round 4.
    • Raheem Davis has been issued a 30 day No Contact and a 45 day No Competition Medical Suspension until January 7th, 2015.
    • Referee: Vichai Supkitpol "Rex"


  9. IKF AMATEUR "FULL RULES" MUAY THAI - 5 x 2 ROUNDS
    IKF CALIFORNIA MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE - 159.1 lbs. - 165 lbs.
    AGREED CONFIRMED WEIGHT IS 160!

    Sonny Singh (Milpitas, California, USA, 10-4/1, 162, 6', 9-19-86, Rudi Ott, (510) 913-6849)
    defeated Jarrade Pierce (Concord, California, USA, 5-1-1, 161.2, 6', 11-22-89, George Tsutsui, (925) 759-6040) by TKO at 1:52 of round 1.
    • Jarrade Pierce has been issued a 30 day No Contact and a 45 day No Competition Medical Suspension until January 7th, 2015.
      MUST BE CLEARED BY MD THROUGH IKF to compete again - Possible fractured Rib.
      Suspension remains until "CLEARED THROUGH IKF".
    • Referee: Vichai Supkitpol "Rex"










I would like to give an additional Congratulations to newly crowned
IKF California Muay Thai Champion

Andrew Capurro...

There is a reason behind this special congratulations I'd like to share with all of you...

This delegation of overseeing Kickboxing and Muay Thai in California has been no easy work...
Sadly, it's also an everyday battle of trying to please everyone all the time.
Coming up almost too often are the complaints of others in California (And even from other states) who only care to complain, instead of trying to be productive and offer legit advice to address the issues they may be upset about. Especially on social media (Facebook) where certain comments may be taken wrong by others and off the thread goes on a whirlwind of negative responses. Or worse yet, someone posts some off the wall "Assumption" that isn't even close to the actual truth and like bees to honey, several who claim to be experts of this great sport (And many more who are far from it...) don't want to miss posting their 2 cents worth of negative "Jabs" as if the beginning thread comment was factual truth... Of course... before even investigating the beginning accusation or claim...

There have been too many of these "Self Proclaimed" experts who take some of these comments as fact and jump on their attacking bandwagon and off they go... And even if there's a truthful thread made, there are still those who have NO IDEA about the legalities and regulatory process of the sport, but yet, they have their claimed answer on how to solve an issue they believe we screwed up on...

By the end of the day, I'm often emotionally drained from ignorant individuals who's only point was to try and drag the IKF through the mud with false accusations, name calling and of course, those who claim they know everything about the legal issues, safety and regulatory aspects of this sport, yet have NEVER done it. I have regulated and operated the IKF sanctioning body for over 22 years and our ISCF organization for the last 15 years. Simply put... I know my job. I know my job just as other trainers and fighters say they know theirs, yet you don't see me making up threads telling fighters and trainers what they are doing wrong. Instead, my post are made to inspire others, not force them to defend themselves on of all things, a social media page...

Everything above needed to be said... "Here, outloud." I have shared this frustration with others, but after this past weekend, I needed to post this now because even though we all had a great event (Actually 2) this past weekend, it was actually the comments made to me by one individual who made my day.

Andrew Capurro had just won his IKF title and could have left to go home right after the event. However instead, he took a few extra moments, IKF Belt in hand, to show his thankful appreciation of winning his belt that night. But it was not that he did so, as many do, it was what all he said that was so meaningful and it was his words that changed my feelings about all the internet warriors out there attacking everyone they can, and not just me.

You see, no matter who you are, there are always going to be plenty of people out there who hate you but have never met you, are jealous of you, but have no idea what you do, who talk behind your back, yet have no idea who you really are... and no matter what you say or do to try to help them feel better about what they're angry, jealous or upset about, they will never change... They will never change because what you are seeing is WHO these individuals TRULY are...

I'm not just talking about me, I'm talking about EVERYONE reading this. ALL of you have had someone attack you in some way, whether on social media, in person, a text, whatever. Although they may have strength, these are not strong people who do these things. Although they may win some fights or battles in life, they are not REAL Champions. Although they may have many followers, these people are not Leaders...

If you want to be a great person, a great Leader, you need to inspire those around you, not attack them. You need to help those around you, not push them down. You need to do the right thing, even though it may not be the popular thing to everyone. In the end, it all comes down to Integrity... Do you have it or not?

As Dwight David Eisenhower once said,

"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office."

So as I bring this to an end, I need everyone here to know that it's the little things that can really change the way you feel about something. What Andrew Capurro did Saturday night reminded me WHY I do what I do. I do what I do because I never had an opportunity to fight for an organization like the IKF or more so, to have the chance to win Title belts like we award with the IKF Title Promoters out there. I do what I do, not for me, as it's never been about me. I do it for all those Andrew Capurro's out there who truly appreciate the opportunity his friends, family, trainers, event promoters and us here at the IKF have given him. True appreciation for winning something he has longed for and strived for every day in his gym. I do what I do for others, or as the Dalai Lama once said,

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others."

Thank you Andrew Capurro. You and other like you have helped us all see a brighter light at the end of each day and made some of us want to go that extra mile yet again, to help those around us...
Sincerely,
Steve Fossum












FRIDAY, November 21st 2014, AT 10:20 AM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...




Pro-Faction Presents
"Bay Area Challenge Muay Thai Series"
Petaluma, California, USA


FRIDAY WEIGH-INS
Friday, November 21st
Fighter Check-In & Paperwork: 5:30 PM
WEIGH-IN: 6:00 PM
PHYSICALS 7:15 PM
Rookie Sports Bar, 321 1st Street, Benicia, California

SATURDAY FIGHT DAY
Saturday, November 22nd
FIGHTER CHECK-IN: 3:00 PM
FIGHTER RULES MEETING: 3:30 PM
DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 PM
FIGHTS BEGIN AT 5:00 PM





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...




408 Fight Promotions Presents
BATTLE OF THE BAY IV
San Jose, California, USA



FRIDAY - WEIGH-INS
Friday, November 21st
Fighter Check-In & Paperwork: 5:00 PM
WEIGH-IN: 6:00 PM
FULL & PRE FIGHT PHYSICALS WILL ALL BE DONE ON SATURDAY AT THE VENUE AT 1:PM
SEE BELOW

Heroes Martial Arts
Downtown San Jose at 460 South Market St, San Jose CA 95113
-Please Allow For Traffic-
The gym is located in a brick building in the SOFA district of downtown San Jose
(408) 288-8857

SATURDAY - FIGHT DAY
Saturday, November 22nd
FIGHTERS WHO WILL NEED "FULL PHYSICALS" CHECK IN AT 1:00 PM
FIGHTER CHECK-IN: 2:00 PM
FIGHTER RULES MEETING: 2:30 PM
DOORS OPEN AT 3:00 PM
FIGHTS BEGIN AT 4:00 PM





WEDNESDAY, November 19th 2014, AT 4:00 PM/ PST


A Record 1.8 Million Viewers Tune In To See
Tito Ortiz VS Stephan Bonnar
At Bellator 131
On Spike TV

It was the most Watched MMA Fight On Cable in 2014 and the most watched Bellator Event In Franchise History
The Ortiz-Bonnar Fight Peaked At 2 Million Viewers


Scott Coker

Bellator 131 knocked out the competition on Saturday, November 15th with record ratings for the emerging MMA franchise under new president Scott Coker. The Bellator 131 main event between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar (11:50pm-12:16am) drew 1.8 million viewers, peaking at 2 million, making it the most-watched and highest­rated MMA fight on cable in 2014.

The Ortiz-Bonnar fight ranks as 2nd highest-rated MMA fight telecast in all of television with Men 18-34 and Men 18-49, including broadcast, in 2014. Also, Ortiz-Bonnar ranked #2 in its timeslot in all of cable with Men 18-34 and Men 18-49. "Bellator 131 was an incredible event that had something for everybody, and I'm thrilled to see our efforts were so well-received by our fans," said Coker. "I'm very proud of our entire Bellator and Spike family for all of the hard work they put resulting in these record-breaking ratings. The most exciting thing for me is the knowledge that we are just getting started, and I can't wait for everyone to see what we have in store for the future."

  • Bellator 131 ratings breakdown:
    • Bellator 131 ­ Ortiz vs. Bonnar ­ 11:50p
      1.8 million viewers

    • Bellator 131 ­ 10:11p
      1.3 million viewers

    • Bellator 131 ­ 9p
      994,000 viewers

    • Overall, the entire fight card (9:00-12:16) delivered 1,241,299 viewers, a record for Bellator MMA on Spike TV.

Bellator 131 was a knockout with social media as well ­ as it was the most tweeted Bellator event in Spike history. Reach on Facebook and the associated video views were also record highs for Bellator.

About Spike TV: Spike TV is available in 93.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at www.spike.com/press - Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
Press Contacts: David Schwarz, Spike TV, 212-767-8639, david.schwarz@spike.com

  • *Previous Bellator MMA viewership high was 1.1 million viewers for Alvarez-Chandler II (11/2/13)
  • *Highest rated MMA telecast of the year among M18-49 and M18-34 (FOX broadcast ­ Sat 1/25)






TUESDAY, November 18th 2014, AT 7:00 PM/ PST



Results From Don Arnott's
"QUEST FOR THE TITLE"
November 15th, 2014 - Trinidad, California, USA


  • WHO: Mr. Don Arnott
  • WHERE: Cher-Ae Heights Casino, 27 Scenic Drive, Trinidad, California, USA
  • WHAT: IKF Muay Thai /ISCF MMA/IAB Boxing
  • IKF/ISCF/IAB Event Representative: Steve Fossum
  • IKF/ISCF/IAB Admin Event Representative: Elaine Jojola
  • ISCF MMA REFEREES: Dan Stell & Alex Rosenburg
    • ISCF MMA JUDGES: Susan Gitlin-Thomas, Bruce Rasmussen & Randy Partain
      Ernie Albers Sr, James Bartley & Matt Yates
  • IKF MUAY THAI REFEREE: Dan Stell
    • IKF MUAY THAI JUDGES: Susan Gitlin-Thomas, Bruce Rasmussen & Randy Partain
  • IAB BOXING REFEREE: Dan Stell
    • IAB BOXING JUDGES: Susan Gitlin-Thomas, Bruce Rasmussen & Randy Partain
  • IKF/ISCF/IAB Timekeeper: Elaine Jojola
  • Ambulance Service: Mad River Ambulance Service
  • IKF Ringside Physicians (MD)
    • Weigh-In: Dr. Gary Furness & Dr. Dennie Schultheis
    • Event: Dr. Gary Furness & Dr. Dennie Schultheis
  • Promoter: Mr. Don Arnott at (707) 440-3511, Or By E-mail At sywf@live.ca
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  1. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - 180
    *Monti Wilson (Ashland, Oregon, USA, 2-0, 182.4, 5'10", 4-4-92, Chris Holliday, (619) 669-5605)
    defeated *David Hooper (Salem, Oregon, USA, 0-1, 178.6, 6'1", 5-5-96, Derick Bartlemay, (503) 999-6408) by TKO at :50 seconds of round 1.
    • David Hooper has been issued a 60 day Medical Training Suspension and 60 day Competition Medical Suspension until January 15th, 2015.


  2. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - 170
    *Kenneth Jackson (Mad River, California, USA, 2-0, 168.4, 5'8", 4-8-90, Independent, (707) 574-6316)
    defeated *Arnold Berber (Crescent, City, California, USA, 1-2, 174.2, 6'2", 10-15-91, Warrior MMA, (707) 218-4669) by TKO at 1:50 of round 2.
    • Arnold Berber has been issued a 30 day Medical Training Suspension and 45 day Competition Medical Suspension until December 31st, 2014.


  3. IAB AMATEUR BOXING - 190
    *Robert Muro (Redding, California, USA, 4-3, 199, 5'8", 3-23-79, Independent, (530) 356-0026)
    defeated *Jesse Camacho (Payette, Idaho, USA, 3-2, 188.8, 5'8", 3-14-75, Independent, (208) 830-5538) by TKO (Injury - Bicep Rupture) during the break of round 1 & 2.
    • Jesse Camacho has been issued a 180 day Medical Training Suspension and 180 day Competition Medical Suspension until May 16th, 2015.


  4. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT
    *Aaron Anderson (Eureka, California, USA, 1-1, 227.6, 5'10", 5-10-84, Independent, (707) 834-0524)
    defeated *George Wilson (Bridgeville, California, USA, 0-1, 228.6, 6'1", 4-12-79, Independent, (707) 599-3074) by Injury stoppage during break of round 1 & 2 - Wilson claimed he could not see.
    • George Wilson has been issued a 60 day Medical Training Suspension and 60 day Competition Medical Suspension until January 15th, 2015.


  5. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - 155
    *Lucas Maxwell (Suisun, California, USA, AMMA: 1-1, 157, 5'10", 9-26-88, Eric Williams, (707) 688-7300)
    defeated *Richard Morrison (Rio Dell, California, USA, 0-2, 158.2, 5'9", 10-11-92, Independent, (707) 362-5150) by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.
    Judges: Susan Gitlin-Thomas, Bruce Rasmussen & Randy Partain


  6. IAB AMATEUR BOXING - 160
    *Nathan Adams (Harrisburg, Oregon, USA, 1-0, AMMA: 3-0, 160.8, 5'10", 8-21-88, Thongsay Sanhtytham/Thongsai Kobb Muay Thai, (541) 214-4472)
    defeated *Tyler Durant (Eureka, California, USA, 0-1, 154.6, 5'9", 7-12-89, Independent, (707) 273-0972) by TKO at 1:48 of round 2.
    • Tyler Durant has been issued a 30 day Medical Training Suspension and 45 day Competition Medical Suspension until December 31st, 2014.


  7. ISCF AMATEUR MMA - 185
    *Michael Cody (Arcata, California, USA, 1-0, 185, 5'11", 1-20-90, Independent, (707) 382-2420)
    VS *Christian Holliday (White City, Oregon, USA, 0-2, 176, 6'2", 7-5-86, Roque Combat Academy, (541) 531-2851) by KO at :24 seconds of round 1.
    • Christian Holliday has been issued an indefinite Medical Suspension and must be cleared by a Neurologist with the ISCF/IKF before allowed to fight again.


  8. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    CALIFORNIA STATE LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE - 155

    *Ronny Tsutsui Jr. (Vallejo, California, USA, 5-0, 154.6, 5'10", 9-16-89, George Tsutsui, (925) 759-6040)
    defeated *Matt Chadwick (Crescent City, California, USA, 3-2, AB: 2-2, 154.8, 5'11", 11-14-87, Warrior MMA, (707) 218-4669) by unanimous decision, 50-45 on all 3 judges cards.
    Judges: Susan Gitlin-Thomas, Bruce Rasmussen & Randy Partain


  9. IAB AMATEUR BOXING - 155
    NORTH WEST SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE - 155

    *Sam Cid (Kiezer, Oregon, USA, 6-2, 155, 5'11", 1-20-88, Derick Bartlemay, (503) 999-6408)
    defeated *Jimi Stipe Jr. (James Stipe, Fort Bragg, California, USA, 2-1, MMA: 7-1, 154, 5'9", 11-25-81, Joel Jordon, (707) 813-7691) by TKO at 1:19 of round 2.
    • Jimi Stipe Jr. has been issued a 30 day Medical Training Suspension and 45 day Competition Medical Suspension until December 31st, 2014.


  10. IKF AMATEUR FULL RULES MUAY THAI
    SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE - 172

    Zachary Bunnell (Reno, Nevada, USA, 7-2/2, AMMA: 6-1/1, AB: 1-1/1, 171, 5'11", 7-19-89, Kirian Fitzgibbons, (925) 765-7277)
    defeated Charles Rodriguez (Walnut Creek, California, USA, 7-1/1, S: 10, 172, 6'1", 2-4-89, George Tsutsui, (925) 759-6040) by split decision:
    • Judge Susan Gitlin-Thomas: 49-46 Bunnell
    • Judge Bruce Rasmussen: 48-47 Rodriguez
    • Judge Randy Partain: 49-46 Bunnell







JUDGE

JUDGE
Susan Gitlin-Thomas

_____

JUDGE
Bruce Rasmussen

_____

JUDGE
Randy Partain

ROUND

Charles Rodriguez
RED

Zachary Bunnell
BLUE

Charles Rodriguez
RED

Zachary Bunnell
BLUE

Charles Rodriguez
RED

Zachary Bunnell
BLUE

1

10

9

10

9

9

10

2

9

10

9

10

9

10

3

9

10

10

9

10

9

4

9

10

10

9

9

10

5

9

10

9

10

9

10

TOTAL

46

49

48

47

46

49


  • THE FOLLOWING BOUTS DID NOT TAKE PLACE...REASONS EXPLAINED

    • IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI - 142
      Carlos Thompson (Ukiah, California, USA, 0-1, 5'6", 29, Independent)
      VS
      Dustin Collins (Concord, California, USA, 1-1, 140.6, 5'8", 8-23-86, George Tsutsui, (925) 759-6040)
      • Carlos Thompson couldn't keep his commitment and NO SHOWED leaving Dustin Collins without an opponent.
        Dustin Collins weighed in at 140.6.


    • ISCF AMATEUR MMA - SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT
      David Little (Fields Landing, California, USA, 9-1, 302.6, 6'8", 11-25-80, Self, (707) 267-3622)
      VS Pomo Saulque (Bishop, California, USA, **5-3??, 5'10", 27, Trainer ?)
      • Pomo Saulque couldn't keep his commitment and NO SHOWED leaving David Little without an opponent.
        David Little weighed in at 302.6.


    • IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI - 130
      Sophal Nhep (Eugene, Oregon, USA, 2-1, 5'5", 21, Thongsay Sanhtytham/Thongsai Kobb Muay Thai)
      VS Gabriel David (Antioch, California, USA, 3-3-1, 135.8, 5'8", 10-26-91, George Tsutsui, (925) 759-6040)
      • Sophal Nhep's trainer and other fighters showed up, but Nhep couldn't keep his commitment and NO SHOWED leaving Gabriel David without an opponent. Gabriel David weighed in at 130.4.

    • ISCF AMATEUR MMA - SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT
      Augie Hernandez (Santa Rosa, California, USA, **2-0, 6'3", 21, Ringtime Fitness/Israel Nunez)
      VS Nick Illanes (White City, Oregon, USA, **1-2, 6'3, 29, Rogue Combat Acad./Chris Holliday )
      • This bout was scratched a day or two prior to weigh-ins.










THURSDAY, November 13th 2014, AT 9:40 AM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...



Don Arnott Presents
"QUEST FOR THE TITLE"
Trinidad, California, USA




IKF MUAY THAI / ISCF MMA & IAB AMATEUR BOXING

__________________________________________________________________________

IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE


CHARLES RODRIGUEZ
Walnut Creek, California, USA
(7-0/1, S: 10, 6'1", George Tsutsui)

VS

ZAC BUNNELL
Reno, Nevada, USA
(6-2/2, AMMA: 6-1, AB: 1-1/1, 5'11", Kirian Fitzgibbons)

__________________________________________________________________________

ISCF AMATEUR MMA
CALIFORNIA LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

MATT CHADWICK
Crescent City, California, USA

VS

RONNY TSUTSUI
Walnut Creek, California, USA

__________________________________________________________________________

IAB AMATEUR BOXING
NORTH WEST SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE

SAM CID
Kiezer, Oregon, USA

VS

JIMI STIPE JR.
Mendocino, California, USA





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...

Mr. John Quigley Presents
"IKF Fight Night"
Offaly, Ireland



NO OTHER INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED FOR THIS EVENT




TUESDAY, November 11th, 2014, AT 10:05 AM/ PST


Bless Our Veterans


Veterans Day will be the day that we all show our Thankful Appreciation, Gratitude, Respect and Honor in knowing so many great veterans.
We are blessed to have each and every one of you as a part of our lives and no words could ever repay you for your service and sacrifices for us and our loved ones.
We can only hope that others here can share the same appreciation for you as we do in our hearts.
We owe you all more than you will ever know... May you all be blessed every day of your life...




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MONDAY, November 10th, 2014, AT 8:20 AM/ PST


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FRIDAY, November 7th, 2014, AT 9:10 AM/ PST


Intensity MMA & Fitness Presents
"IKF Point Muay Thai Kickboxing Tournament"
San Diego, California, USA


IKF/PKB Is The ONLY California State Athletic Commission "APPROVED" Semi-Contact Kickboxing Competition
And The ONLY "Sanctioned" Semi Contact Kickboxing Organization In California!






THURSDAY, November 6th, 2014, AT 9:50 AM/ PST


OFFICIAL NOTICE TO ALL CALIFORNIA
FIGHTERS - TRAINERS & OFFICIALS


ATTENTION ALL Amateur Kickboxers and Muay Thai Fighters "AND" their Seconds/Cornermen-women in California.
Please find this notice as a "Reminder" and "Heads-Up" that if you participate on an Illegal Smoker event "ANYWHERE" in California that is Not Sanctioned:

We have been notified to take a "NO TOLERANCE" stance on Illegal Smokers and are doing so! We know of 3 coming up in the month of November.

Hopefully this message gets to all who need to know, as you will NOT be given a second chance if caught participating with any Illegal smoker. Don't want to rain anyone's parade, and it's never nice being the "bad Guy" here, but consider yourself warned...



MONDAY, November 3rd, 2014, AT 8:30 PM/ PST



Results From 8 Limbs Fight Promotions'
"Muay Thai Global"
November 1st, 2014 - Sacramento, California, USA




  1. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 155
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    **Gabriel Ramirez (Vacaville, California, USA, 1-0/1, 155.5, 5'8", 4-3-94, Javier Naranjo, (707) 761-9501)
    defeated **Kevin Yang (Sacramento, California, USA, 0-1, 153.5, 5'11", 4-5-92, Rocky Twitchell, (916) 747-3694) by TKO at :51 seconds of round 2.
  2. IKF WOMEN'S AMATEUR MUAY THAI 122
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    Moriah Ta-a (San Jose, California, USA, 2-0/1, 122, 5'8", 3-28-94, Rudi Ott, (510) 913-6849)
    defeated **Andrea Smith (Hayward, California, USA, 0-1, 120.5, 5'1", 12-8-85, Ignacio Trejo, (415) 350-4743) by TKO at 1:31 of round 1.
  3. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 124
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    **Dave Engel (San Leandro, California, USA, 3-0, S: 3-0, 127.5, 5'8", 10-12-91, Meungsiam Samphursi, (415) 922-1443 {???})
    defeated **Kevin Chamness ( Oakley, California, USA, 1-1, 123, 5'5", 6-18-93, George Tsutsui, (925) 759-6040) by unanimous decision:
  4. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 132
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    Sean Climaco (Fremont, California, USA, 3-2/1, 132, 5'7", 5-14-94, Rudi Ott, (510) 913-6849)
    defeated Aldred Arandia (Vallejo, California, USA, 1-1, 131.5, 5'4", 11-11-90, Alec Gonzales, (707) 631-6973) by TKO at :38 seconds of round 2.
  5. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 135-137
    BOTH FIGHTERS MUST WEAR HEADGEAR AND SHIN PADS

    Mario Franco (Richmond, California, USA, 2-3, 135.5, 5'6", 9-25-92, Master Cheetah, (510) 390-0696)
    defeated Michael Ardon (San Francisco, California, USA, 0-3, S: 4, 136.5, 5'6", 8-16-91, Bunkard Fairtex, (415) 571-0371) by split decision:
  6. IKF AMATEUR "FULL RULES" MUAY THAI 142
    Jonathan Tan (San Francisco, California, USA, 3-1/1, 141, 5'8", 7-14-94, Jongsanon Fairtex, (415) 516-6224)
    defeated Jonathan Rico (Benicia, California, USA, 1-3, 142.5, 5'6", 6-21-79, Alec Gonzales, (707) 631-6973) by TKO at :54 seconds of round 2.


PRO FIGHT CARD REGULATED BY THE CSAC

PRO MUAY THAI RESULTS


  1. PRO MUAY THAI
    Aleksander Naumoski (155) defeated Jonathan Pryor (153) by split decision:
  2. PRO MUAY THAI
    Carlos Galvan (137) defeated Josh San Diego (137) by unanimous decision:
  3. PRO MUAY THAI
    Eric Luna (130) defeated Schren Sroeuy (132) by TKO at 2:00 of round 2.
  4. PRO MUAY THAI
    Ming Freeman (117) defeated Bell Tran (118) by *TKO between the break of round 3 & 4.
  5. PRO MUAY THAI
    Deutsch Puu (286) defeated Panama Tauga (281) by medical stoppage (Cut) TKO at 1:40 of round 1.




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