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Do You Recognize
(Hint: He migHt be tHe best FigHter
in tHe World at 170 Pounds)
Jake Shields Page 2
Shields Shines On Small Stage
by JonatHan snoWden moter needed someone to fill in at 185 lbs. I
took the fight. For about a year I did it just for
ou’ve never seen him on The Ultimate fun, to learn some self defence and to stay in
Fighter or on UFC Pay Per View. He’s shape. Then I started really getting into the
never been on Spike TV and never training and decided to go for it. I started train-
fought in Japan for Pride. Yet the most famous ing hard and fighting at my own weight.”
fighters in the world are scared to death of him.
He’s Jake Shields and he might just be the best Shields exploded onto the MMA scene with
fighter in the world at 170 pounds. a huge win over Hayato “Mach” Sakurai for
SHOOTO in Japan. At the time, Sakurai was
They say it’s not always what you know, it’s considered a top 3 fighter at 170 pounds and
who you know. For Jake Shields it was a bit of Shields was immediately on the map as a big-
both that got him started on the road to MMA time player at welterweight. Although getting
fortune and fame. the win was a huge thrill, there was plenty of
criticism as well. Many hardcore fans thought
“I was in college on a wrestling scholarship in Shields did little more than hold Sakurai down
San Luis Obispo. One day I met Chuck Liddel and his corner was literally yelling at him to do
and he invited me over to his gym,” Shields nothing at all and let the clock run out.
said. “After only about two weeks I went with
a team member to watch him fight. The pro- “It was great to get a shot at the number one
Jake Shields Page 3
guy. I only got 13 days notice, so obviously After leaving Japan, Shields has been on a world
they were bringing me in to lose. They fly you tour racking up wins in paradises like Hawaii
over 2-3 days before the fight. Its a 12 hour and Costa Rica. Along the way he’s taken wins
flight, going forward 17 hours. Once you get from UFC competitors Yushin Okami and Dave
there they have you scheduled for an hour of Menne and beaten WEC Welterweight champ
training time at 10pm, it’s hard to find sauna’s, Carlos Condit. Now finding fights is a chal-
and things like that,” Shields said. “But it was lenge because his overall skill level makes him a
a good experience overall and helped bring me tough matchup for grapplers and strikers alike.
up in the MMA rankings.”
Shields is taking things one fight at a time, but
The win allowed Shields to carve out a niche there is one opponent he’d definetly love to get
as a gaijin fighter in the ring: controversial
in Japan. He con- Pride announcer Frank
tinued to fight for Trigg.
“I only got 13 “Well, I know Frank
ing a world title in Trigg had a contract to
the process. De-
spite fights with
days notice, so fight me just recently,”
Shields said. “With a big
the top second tier
promotions in the obviously they pay offer, but he backed
out in the end.”
never ended up
fighting for Pride.
were bringing The war of words contin-
ued on MMAWeekly’s
But that doesn’t
mean the big- me in to lose.” Sound Off radio show.
gest promotion in ”What promoter is go-
the world never ing to put it on? Who is
called. going to pay my fucking
rate? And where is it go-
“Pride contacted Cesar (Gracie) about using ing to be seen and who is going to do it?” Trigg
me at least twice. I’m not exactly sure why asked. “So now he has put a challenge out there
we ended up doing something else. I have al- that he wants to fight me and that he is going to
ways liked Pride. Definitely one of my favorite come in at 185 lbs. Well who the fuck cares? Is
shows,” Shields said. “As far as fighting in Ja- the UFC going to pick it up? WEC? Bodog?
pan its the famous double edged sword you’ve IFL? Who the hell is going to pick it up? Who
heard about. The fans are great. They know gives a shit.”
whats going on in the fight and are very re-
spectful. But the promotions seem to do what- While he is waiting to get Trigg in the ring,
ever they can to make it hard on you.” Shields is staying plenty busy. He’s got his
second fight on a three fight deal with Elite XC
jake Shields Page 4
tomorrow in Hawaii against Renato “Charuto” itive promotions. It definitely gives the fighters
Verissimo. more opportunity and the pay has gone up con-
siderably,” Shields said. Plus the exotic locales
“Verissimo has a great ground game and very are hard to beat. “I do seem to keep fighting in
good hands. My own stand up has become pret- the island paradises! Can’t complain about that.
ty strong, so I would like to trade some with And yeah, I’d like to fight in the UK sometime.
Charuto,” Shields said. “But we both have I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about the MMA
strong grappling backgrounds so the fight will scene there.”
probably go to the ground sooner or later.”
When, or if, he gets to the welterweight stal-
Charuto has been on the losing end of some warts in the UFC they can expect a fighter that
high profile fights in the UFC and Rumble on has all the tools he needs to win the fight wher-
the Rock in recent years, but Shields expects ever it goes. And opponents beware, the former
him to be on top of his game. king of the unanimous decision has finished
three fights in a row.
“As far as his other fights go, anyone can catch
a flying knee, but I expect to see the fighter “I hope to keep finishing fights. I’m trying to
who beat Gil Castillo and was all over Matt be more aggressive,” Shields said. He thinks
Hughes.” his reputation as a boring fighter might be mis-
leading. “I did start with some top fighters ear-
With Showtime broadcasting his second fight ly on, with short notice. It makes a difference
in a row on national television, Shields is now when you get to train for 6-8 weeks and have
plying his trade in front of a large audience in the necessary cardio going into the fight. But
his home country for the first time. I’m always wanting to finish, that’s what makes
“My last few fights have been high profile here.
I’ve been in the top ten for several years, but
in the US only fighters and hard core fans have Elite XC airs tomorrow night on Showtime
known who I was,” Shields said. “In the last with rebroadcasts on Monday, Tuesday, and
year that has started to change and it feels good Wednesday.
to be recognized here at home.”
The next step in recognition would be the UFC
and Shields has been approached to come and
fight there. But for now he’s happy with the
“Collaboration,” a collection of fight promot-
ers including Pro Elite, Strikeforce, BoDog and
others. Although the UFC is the biggest game
in town, it’s not the only game.
“It’s great for the fighters to have some compet-
Fighter Profile Page 5
a FigHt girl Finds Her strengtH
and keePs Her smile
by tHomas Hackett
A martial artist since childhood, Michelle Waterson became known
to fight fans when she was featured on the Oxygen network’s real-
ity TV series “Fight Girls” earlier this year. The 22 year old former
model with the winning smile lost the Muay Thai bout that would
have won her an appearance in the “Fight Girls” finale in Thai-
land, but she made it clear that her journey as a fighter had only
begun. Lauded by her cast mates for her determination, Waterson
has since switched to MMA and will face Jaime Cook of Action
MMA Fight Team at Ring of Fire 30 in her hometown of Denver
this Saturday. Total MMA’s Tommy Hackett caught up with Water-
son to discuss the upcoming bout, her experiences on Fight Girls,
and her future.
Total MMA: You’re preparing for your third MMA bout, your first
in a cage. How is training going?
MW: Training is great. I’m 100% confident in my ground this
Total MMA: What actually inspired you to transition from Muay
Thai into MMA?
MW: (laughs) It’s a funny story, actually. I trained with Donald
Cerrone, just training Muay Thai with him, and one day he goes,
Michelle, I got you a fight. I say, OK! He says it’s MMA, and I’m
like, OK? I started training for it. I took that first fight and I loved
it. I love the fact that it’s so diverse.
Total MMA: You’re listed as training with Greg Jackson in New
Mexico, but based out of Denver. Do you divide your time be-
tween the two? in with open arms and welcomed me into the Jackson family. I
train with Julie Kedzie, and she’s a big hero to me.
MW: I actually moved out to Albuquerque so that I could train.
I’ve been up here for three months. I’ve been going to Denver for Total MMA: Your trainer in Denver…
about one week a month. I just decided to take it to the next level,
and I got an apartment out here. So, I’m lovin’it! MW: Donald Cerrone?
Total MMA: Yes. He is a Muay Thai fighter, isn’t he?
Total MMA: Greg Jackson’s camp has a huge list of talent. There’s
Duane Ludwig, who will actually fight in the main event at Ring MW: He is, but he is dominating with all his submissions. He is
of Fire 30, and Keith Jardine, who has a big fight coming up next an all around awesome fighter. I don’t think we can him a pre-
weekend for the UFC… Do you have any heroes in the martial dominately standup fighter now, because he’s won all of his MMA
arts? Was that something that brought you to the Jackson camp? fights by submission.
MW: (laughs) It’s funny, all the guys. I looked up to all of them. Total MMA: Are you considering going for a submission this
After I met them in person, they became family. They all took me weekend?
Michelle Waterson Page 6
Total MMA: Sure. It sounds like you’ve
MW: (laughs) We’ll see, we’ll see what opened a lot of people’s eyes to women in
happens! You never know what’s going to martial arts.
happen in the ring. If it goes to the ground,
I’m comfortable with being on the ground. MW: I hope!
Total MMA: Your opponent is Jaime Cook; Total MMA: We appreciate your time for
she’s also a striker, isn’t she? sure. Do you have any other messages for
MW: Yeah, from what I know she is, so
it’ll be good. MW: No, you know. Just, um, the sky’s the
limit. Do what you want to do, and don’t
Total MMA: Have you seen her fight? let anybody tell you anything different.
MW: I haven’t. She has a real quick clip on Total MMA: Thanks again, Michelle. Best
YouTube. She’s definitely a brawler. She’s of luck this weekend and we’ll hope to talk
got some heavy hands but that’s OK ‘cause to you again real soon.
I got a strong jaw.
MW: Thank you, Tommy!
Total MMA: Have you watched the show?
Do you feel like you were portrayed pretty
accurately in it?
I’m grateful that Ardra got to go Thailand
MW: I think they did a really great job of and show the world what she’s all about.
portraying everybody on the show, the way She’s a great person and it was her time.
we all were. The only thing I wish they did This is the very beginning of my career,
is show the entire fights, the fights in their you know? I’m still learning.
entirety. They might have shown me com-
ing across a little weak, but I think when Thailand & beyond
I was on the show… I was. You know, it
was really mentally wearing on me. It was Total MMA: You mentioned on the show, ROF promoter Sven BOOGIE Bean an-
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What’s next for you? will take place on Saturday, September
Total MMA: How did it feel when Mas- 15th 2007 at the Broomfield Event Center
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though I lost my fight I took a lot with me.
Cage Rage 23 Preview Page 7
by cage rage.tV his career at middleweight. Mark will be awesome at his
new found weight as he is one of the fastest and most ac-
Julius Francis will be making his Cage Rage debut on the curate strikers in the World, but you can be sure “Semtex”
22nd of September 2007 at the Wembley Arena. Julius will be ready to explode. At the moment Paul Daley is
Francis can boast of winning four British Heavyweight almost unstoppable as he has worked his way through a
title fights and five Commonwealth title fights, as well as number of World class opponents finishing his last three
two challenges for the European title and he has fought fights with clear stoppages. This will be one that no fan
four former or future World champions, besides owning will want to miss.
his very own much heralded Lonsdale belt. Now he is
about to make the transition to one of the most techni- International Featherweight War
cal combat sports in the World, but Francis will not be Chris Brennan Vs Jean Silva
too fazed by this transition as he was a very successful
kickboxer, before turning to boxing, Francis is currently Imanari Masakazu has pulled out of his World title match
working with Rob Sulski on his wrestling and Jujitsu, two with Jean Silva due to personal reasons which is very un-
very important tools that he will need inside the cage. fortunate as this fight would have been a possible Jujitsu
Julius Francis will be up against a very formidable op- master class in place of Imanari Cage Rage have been
ponent in Gary “Smiler” Turner, just like Julius Francis, able to secure Chris “The Westside Strangler” Brennan,
Gary Turner established himself an international name as
a K-1 kickboxing star representing the UK all over the Chris Brennan is a well rounded American fighter who
World. But don’t let that fool you, Gary has been study- will be out to secure a very quick win on making his Cage
ing and practicing martial arts for many years and is an Rage debut Chris and Jean have much in common as they
excellent striker. have fought many of the same World class opposition but
have never met Jean has stated that he wants to put a Cage
Cage Rage World Light-Heavyweight Title Rage belt back on his waist and that Chris Brennan is a
Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort Vs James “The Messenger” mere obstacle between him and his belt.
Cage Rage British Heavyweight Title bout
Vitor Belfort is a superb Brazilian fighter that can Box, Mustapha Al-Turk Vs Tengiz Tedoradze
Grapple, Wrestle and submit his opponents into defeat.
Vitor has proven himself worthy of a title shot by destroy- This will be a huge battle between two exceptionally well
ing Cage Rage fighters, Anthony Rea and Ivan Serati, rounded heavyweight fighters. Mustapha Al-Turk earned
but now he faces his toughest test against Current World his title shot destroying his opposition, including mixed
champion James Zikic, who is a clever durable fighter martial arts legend, Mark Kerr. Mustapha is a huge heavy
that has proven strategy works. This will be an interesting handed striker with the ability to ground and pound his
fight and a very evenly matched war. opposition into submission,
Cage Rage World Welterweight Title bout Tengiz is a fast thinking fighter with the ability to suplex
Mark “The Wizard” Weir Vs Paul “Semtex” Daley or out wrestle his opponents, but in his last fight Tengiz
also proved he can strike by strategically picking apart ex
This fight has all the makings of being one of the best professional boxer Butterbean. This will be a battle of the
ever domestic match ups and with the World and British heavyweights with neither giving an inch.
titles on the line both men will have a lot to gain from a
victory, Mark Weir has decided to come down in weight International Middleweight War
to the welterweight division after spending a majority of
Cage Rage 23 Preview Page 8
Xavier “Professor X” Pokam Vs Pierre Guillet of the toughest welterweight fighters out there including
a big KO win over welterweight title contender Marios
This will be an awesome fight between two World class Zaromskis, Ross “The Boss” Mason is a well rounded
fighters; both men are excellent strikers with very good fighter with excellent striking skills and you know when
ground games. This will be an evenly matched bout that Ross enters the cage that we will be witness to a war.
could possibly be fought out without going to the ground,
both men are more than capable of finishing the fight at British Welterweight Cage Kickboxing
any moment, so don’t blink or you may just miss it. Jason “Bad Ass” Barratt Vs Lee “Guitar man” Doski
Cage Rage British Middleweight Title bout This is going to be an extraordinary bout between to
Matt “The Hardest” Ewin Vs Alex “Reidernater” Reid seasoned veterans, both these fighters are well rounded
mixed martial arts practitioners but tonight they will go
This will be a war between two exceptional fighters, Alex head to head in a cage kickboxing bout, both men start-
Reid has been in the cage with some of the toughest fight- ed there careers as kickboxers and will be comfortable
ers in the World including Dave Menne, Daijiro Matsui and striking this bout will be fought over 3 x 3 minute rounds
Jorge Riveira to name but a few, Alex is a tough durable of action.
fighter with excellent striking and good submission skills
and now he will be fighting an old enemy in Matt “the
Hardest” Ewin for the Cage Rage British middleweight International Middleweight War
championship belt Matt is a tough, durable, well rounded Xavier “Professor X” Pokam Vs Pierre Guillet
fighter with excellent ground and pound skills.
This will be an awesome fight between two World class
British Heavyweight War fighters; both men are excellent strikers with very good
Domonic Ostich Vs Neil Grove ground games. This will be an evenly matched bout that
could possibly be fought out without going to the ground,
We all love the heavy weights but heavy weights with both men are more than capable of finishing the fight at
heavy hands are even better. These two guys can knock any moment, so don’t blink or you may just miss it.
you out with either hand while moving around the cage
like light weights. It’s now their big chance to shine. Cage Rage British Middleweight Title bout
Matt “The Hardest” Ewin Vs Alex “Reidernater” Reid
September 22nd is going to go BANG when these two im-
mense men step in the cage. Neil Grove is unbeaten and a This will be a war between two exceptional fighters,
real force in the HW division, while Dominic is a kickbox- Alex Reid has been in the cage with some of the tough-
ing superstar who will “put everything on the line when est fighters in the World including Dave Menne, Daijiro
he steps in the cage” says his manager. Both fighters are Matsui and Jorge Riveira to name but a few, Alex is a
signed to long term contracts, so with nothing to lose fire- tough durable fighter with excellent striking and good
works are going to fly. submission skills and now he will be fighting an old
enemy in Matt “the Hardest” Ewin for the Cage Rage
British Light-Heavyweight War British middleweight championship belt Matt is a tough,
Ed “Smasher” Smith Vs Roman Webber durable, well rounded fighter with excellent ground and
This will be a battle of strikers as both these men have
proven from past experience that they like to swing for the British Heavyweight War
fences, Ed Smith made his Wembley debut at Cage Rage Domonic Ostich Vs Neil Grove
22 – Hard as Hell and had an absolute war with Cage Rage
veteran Tom “Kong” Watson, only to lose by judges deci- We all love the heavy weights but heavy weights with
sion, which will give him the hunger for a victory. Roman heavy hands are even better. These two guys can knock
Webber is a physically strong individual that likes to bang you out with either hand while moving around the cage
and you can expect these two fighters to trade everything like light weights. It’s now their big chance to shine.
they have until someone hits the canvas.
September 22nd is going to go BANG when these two
British Welterweight War immense men step in the cage. Neil Grove is unbeaten
Che Mills Vs Ross Mason and a real force in the HW division, while Dominic is a
kickboxing superstar who will “put everything on the
That’s right fight fans two of the UK’s hottest welter- line when he steps in the cage” says his manager. Both
weight fighters are about to throw down Che is a very di- fighters are signed to long term contracts, so with noth-
rect technical fighter who has proven himself against some ing to lose fireworks are going to fly.
Tom Gentlemen Rankings Page 9
HEAVYWEIGHT 1. FEDOR EMILIANENKO – RED DEVIL SPORT CLUB 11. SERGEY KHARITONOV – RTT/GOLDEN GLORY
2. RANDY COUTURE – TEAM EXTREME COUTURE 12. PEDRO RIZZO – RVT
3. ANTONIO RODRIGO NOGUEIRA – MINOTAURO TEAM 13. BEN ROTHWELL – MFS
4. TIM SYLVIA – MFS 14. JOSH BARNETT – TEAM CSW
5. GABRIEL NAPAO – TEAM LINK/SITYODTONG USA 15. JEFF MONSON – ATT OLYMPIA
6. ANDRE ARLOVSKI – TEAM PITBULL 16. PAUL BUENTELLO – AKA
7. CHEIK KONGO – QUONIAM GYM 17. PE DE PANO – GBCT
8. MIRKO CROCOP – CROCOP SQUAD GYM 18. BRANDON LEE HINKLE – HAMMER HOUSE/NEXT LEVEL
9. FABRICIO WERDUM – CHUTE BOXE 19. ROMAN ZENTSOV – RED DEVIL SPORT CLUB
10. ALEKSANDER EMILIANENKO – RED DEVIL SPORT CLUB 20. JOSH CURRAN – LION’S DEN IDAHO
1. SHOGUN RUA – CHUTE BOXE USA 11. HOUSTON ALEXANDER – TEAM DOYLE
2. QUINTON JACKSON – TEAM RAMPAGE/3. CHUCK LID- 12. RICARDO ARONA – BTT
DELL – SLO KICKBOXING 13. ANTONIO ROGERIO NOGUEIRA – MINOTAURO TEAM
4. DAN HENDERSON – TEAM QUEST 14. RENATO BABALU – GBCT
5. WANDERLAI SILVA – CHUTE BOXE 15. ALISTAIR OVEREEM – GOLDEN GLORY
6. RASHAD EVANS – JACKSON’S GAIDOJITSU 16. KEITH JARDINE – JACKSON’S GAIDOJITSU
7. RAMEAU THIERRY SOKOUDJOU – TEAM QUEST 17. FORREST GRIFFIN – HARDCORE GYM/ATT
LIGHT 8. JASON LAMBERT – NCFA
9. TITO ORTIZ – TEAM PUNISHMENT
18. STEPHAN BONNAR – TEAM EXTREME COUTURE
19. VLADIMIR MATYUSHENKO – TEAM UNBREAKABLE
HEAVYWEIGHT 10. LYOTO – BLACK HOUSE 20. TODD GOUWENBERG – REVOLUTION FIGHT TEAM
MIDDLEWEIGHT1. ANDERSON SILVA – BLACK HOUSE 13. TREVOR PRANGLEY – LION’S DEN IDAHO
2. RICH FRANKLIN – TEAM JORGE GURGEL 14. TRAVIS LUTTER – LION’S DEN DALLAS
3. PAULO FILHO – BLACK HOUSE 15. TERRY MARTIN – TEAM NO EGO
4. YUSHIN OKAMI – WK NETWORK 16. CHAEL SONNEN – TEAM QUEST
5. NATE MARQUARDT – JACKSON’S GAIDOJITSU 17. JOE DOERKSEN – TEAM MUNDURUCA/ELITE PERFORMANCE
6. ROBBIE LAWLER – HIT SQUAD 18. PATRICK COTE – BTT CANADA/SITYODTONG USA
7. FRANK TRIGG – J-SECT/R1 GYM 19. THALES LEITES – NOVA UNIAO
8. MAYHEM MILLER – TEAM QUEST 20. DENIS KANG – ATT 21. AKIHIRO GONO – TEAM GRABAKA
9. MATT LINDLAND – TEAM QUEST 22. FRANK SHAMROCK – FRANK SHAMROCK TEAM
10. KAZUO MISAKI – TEAM GRABAKA 23. MURILO NINJA – CHUTE BOXE USA
11. MARTIN KAMPMANN – TEAM EXTREME COUTURE 24. PHIL BARONI – HAMMER HOUSE/TEAM EXTREME COUTURE
12. JEREMY HORN – ELITE PERFORMANCE 25. AMAR SULOEV – RED DEVIL SPORT CLUB
1. MATT SERRA – SERRA/LONGO JJ 13. NICK THOMPSON – MINNESOTA MARTIAL ARTS
WELTERWEIGHT 2. GEORGE ST. PIERRE – TRI-STAR GYM 14. JOSH BURKMAN – TEAM QUEST
3. MATT HUGHES – HIT SQUAD 15. CARLOS CONDIT – FIT NHB TEAM
4. JOSH KOSCHECK – AKA 16. DREW FICKETT – ACS
5. DIEGO SANCHEZ – JACKSON’S GAIDOJITSU 17. BROCK LARSON – MINNESOTA MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY
6. KARO PARYSIAN – LEGENDS MMA/10TH PLANET JJ 18. K-TARO NAKAMURA – WK NETWORK
7. JAKE SHIELDS – JAKE SHIELDS FIGHT TEAM 19. YOSHIYUKI YOSHIDA – TOKYO YELLOW MANS
8. JON FITCH – AKA 20. AKIRA KIKUCHI – KILLER BEE
21. MARCUS DAVIS – MFS
9. SHINYA AOKI – PARAESTRA TOKYO
22. DAVID BARON – HAUTE TENSION
10. ANTONIO MCKEE – BODY SHOP
23. FORREST PETZ – STRONG STYLE FIGHT TEAM
11. KUNIYOSHI HIRONAKA – ACADEMIA AZ 24. OUTLAW DAN HARDY – ROUGH HOUSE GYM
12. NICK DIAZ – CESAR GRACIE 25. DAIZO ISHIGE – SK ABSOLUTE
1. VITOR SHAOLIN – NOVA UNIAO 11. DIN THOMAS – ATT
2. TAKANORI GOMI – TEAM RASCAL/KIGUCHI DOJO 12. TYSON GRIFFIN – TEAM EXTREME COUTURE
3. JZ CAVALCANTI – ATT 13. CLAY GUIDA – GILBERT GRAPPLING/HELLHOUSE
4. MITSUHIRO ISHIDA – T-BLOOD 14. MARCUS AURELIO – ATT
5. YUSUKE ENDO – GOKITA GYM/KIGUCHI DOJO 15. TAKASHI NAKAKURA – STG OSAKA
6. GILBERT MELENDEZ – JAKE SHIELDS FIGHT TEAM 16. SEAN SHERK – MINNESOTA MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY
7. TATSUYA KAWAJIRI – T-BLOOD 17. KOUTETSU BOKU – KILLER BEE
8. HAYATO SAKURAI – MACH DOJO 18. JOACHIM HANSEN – TEAM FRONTLINE
9. LUCIANO AZEVEDO – RFT 19. CHRIS HORODECKI – TEAM TOMPKINS
10. FRANK EDGAR – RHINO FIGHT TEAM 20. HERMES FRANCA – TEAM ARMORY
FEATHERWEIGHT 1. AKITOSHI CARVALHOTSUDANUMA DOJO
– SHAH FRANCO
14. MARK HOMINICK – TEAM TOMPKINS
15. HIDEO TOKORO – TEAM ZST
3. HATSU HIOKI – ALIVE 16. CUB SWANSON – TEAM CSW
4. LION TAKESHI – STG YOKOHAMA 17. ANDRE DIDA – CHUTE BOXE
5. JEFF CURRAN – TEAM CURRAN 18. HIROYUKI TAKAYA – TSUDANUMA DOJO/TEAM HARDCORE
6. FREDSON PAIXAO – GBCT 19. JOAO HERDY – DAMAGE INC./TEAM MONTEIRAO
7. MASAKAZU IMANARI – TEAM BARBOSA/TEAM ROKEN 20. EBEN KANESHIRO – KAMOLE JJ
8. WAGGNEY FABIANO – NOVA UNIAO 21. JOE PEARSON – MFS
9. RANI YAHYA – ATIADA JR JJ 22. TOMMY LEE – GILBERT GRAPPLING/HELLHOUSE
10. URIJAH FABER – CCFA 23. YOSHIRO MAEDA – PANCRASE INAGAKIGUMI
11. BAO QUACHE – NO LIMITS 24. SAKAE KASUYA – K’Z FACTORY
12. TENKEI FUJIMIYA – STG YOKOHAMA 25. WICKY AKIYO – STG YOKOHAMA
13. MIKE BROWN – ATT