Monday, July 28, 2008

ABSOLUTE FIGHTERS top Utah's Best

photo courtesy of Miyo Strong

Cage News – Light Heavyweights, Lightweights and Featherweights

The cagenews.com crew hammered out the current local rankings in the quest to find Utah’s very best. Once again the lists are loaded from top to bottom with prime talent.


145 Featherweights

1. Steve Siler

2. Travis Marx

3. Camrann Pacheco (ABSOLUTE MMA)

4. Lance Gorman

5. Casey Beckstead

Another testament to the level of MMA in Utah, most of these guys could be competitive against the best from anywhere. The list is solid as is, but cagenews.com insiders predict a meteoric rise by the exciting number 3 on our list. Camrann Pacheco.


155 Lightweight

1. Birddog

2. Steve Sharp (ABSOLUTE MMA)

3. Shane Brenner

4. Rad Martinez

5. Dustin Collins

All of these lightweights are currently active and ready to hammer out their respective standings.

170 Welterweight

Maybe not as deep as the middleweight class, the welterweight still brings us some of the most exciting and dynamic fighters we have ever seen locally. Lucky for us, the pecking order is more clear, and all five of these fighters are still active locally, but with at least three of them looking ready to make the big jump, now is the time to catch these guys live.

1. DaMarques Johnson

2. Chris Kennedy

3. Mike Arrant

4. Nate Gerrard

5. Harold Lucambio (ABSOLUTE MMA)


205 Light Heavyweights


1. Ben Fuimaono (ABSOLUTE MMA)

2. Hank Weiss

3. Jordan Smith

4. Sean O’Connell

5. Cole Rose

All of these fighters are currently active and ready to fight it out to either claim their rightful spot or cement their current standing.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Elite Fight Night




taken from thecagenews.com



Absolute MMA fighters go 2-0 in Jeremy Horns Elite Fight Night. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our fighters and a great night of fights.

Camrann Pacheco vs. Lance Gorman

Pacheco lands a hard couple of inside leg kicks. Gorman scores with a jumping knee and eats another couple of hard leg kicks. Gorman drops to the mat and Pacheco is all over Gorman. Pacheco is hammering down with both fists. Ref John Jordan steps in at :49 after Gorman has no answer for Pacheco’s “monkey strikes,” as the announcer puts it. Great fight!

Steven Sharp vs. Shane Brenner

Round 1: Steve Sharp comes out to a huge ovation. Wow, everyone is on their feet here cheering for Sharp, who comes out in a ninja suit and rips off the head gear to show is trademark pink hair with a black Mohawk. They’re still standing and cheering here. Brenner takes the center of the cage. They exchange some tentative strikes. Sharp lands a hard outside kick to Brenner’s right leg. Sharp lands a few strikes and Brenner’s leg either buckles or got kicked, I couldn’t tell. Joe Riggs steps in to stop this fight, as Brenner is down holding his leg, which doesn’t look good. At :39, Sharp gets the victory. In Sharp’s victory speech he says Brenner came in with an injury and made it worse. Brenner, sitting on the ground, thanks everyone and confirms the previous injury.

To read more about Steven "RAZOR" Sharp click here

Monday, July 14, 2008

Champion's Challenge VII Results

Champion's Challenge VII Results (May 31, 2008)

ABSOLUTE TAKE'S HOME 9 MEDALS WITH ONLY 11 PARTICIPANTS!!

Kids (age 7-12)
1st: Tyson Davis
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)
2nd: Ashton Lewis
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)
3rd: Shaylie Brewer
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)


Teen Boys (age 13-18)
1st: Shimomura Kenta
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)
2nd: Collin Teague
(Fusion Academy, Eddie Edmunds)
3rd: Piotr Sauerbronn
(Fusion Academy, Eddie Edmunds)
4th: Yilong Zou
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)


Beginner Light-Weight
1st: Sam Kem
(Rad Martinez)
2nd: Josh Siyavong
(Rad Martinez)
3rd: Denver Merrifield-Nirva
(Absolute MMA, Rob Handley)
4th: Thomas Williams
(Stick & Bones BJJ, Chuan Donell)
5th: Piotr Sauerbronn
(Fusion Academy, Eddie Edmunds)
6th: Rachel Chantry
(BYU Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)

Beginner Middle-Weight
1st: Mario Garcia
(Academy of MMA, Paul Tom)
2nd: Eli Steele
(Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Ricky Lundell)
3rd: John Curtiss
(Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Ricky Lundell)
4th: Yilong Zou
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)
5th: Julie Chamberlain
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)
6th: Levi Lloyd
(Absolute MMA, Rob Handley)

Beginner Heavy-Weight
1st: Ben Garner
(Absolute MMA, Rob Handley)
2nd: Trevor Windhorst
(Behring Jiu-Jitsu, Paul Tom)
3rd: David Hamblin
(Behring Jiu-Jitsu, Paul Tom)
4th: Jerry Bowling
(Behring Jiu-Jitsu, Paul Tom)
5th: Collin Teague
(Fusion Academy, Eddie Edmunds)
6th: Timothy Carr
(BYU Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)


Intermediate Light-Weight
1st: Camrann Pacheco
(Absolute MMA, Rob Handley)
2nd: Simon Ioane
(Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Ricky Lundell)
3rd: Sejin Seol
(Behring Jiu-Jitsu, Paul Tom)
4th: Shimomura Kenta
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)
5th: Chaun Donell
(Fusion Academy, Eddie Edmunds)
6th: Race Sawyer
(???)

Intermediate/Advanced Heavy-Weight
1st: Marc Brewer
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)
2nd: Ben Garner
(Absolute MMA, Rob Handley)
3rd: Jared Coleman
(Throwdown, Griffin Raynaud)
4th: Benjamin Anderson
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)
5th: Seon O’Donnell
(Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Ricky Lundell)
6th: Kyle Cross
(Absolute MMA, Rob Handley)


Absolute Open-Weight Women
1st: Rebecca Rodriguez
(Absolute MMA, Rob Handley)
2nd: Julie Chamberlain
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)
3rd: Erin Sais
(BYU Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)
4th: Rachel Chantry
(BYU Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)

Absolute Open-Weight Beginner Men
1st: Jared Coleman
(Throwdown, Griffin Raynaud)
2nd: Trevor Windhorst
(Behring Jiu-Jitsu, Paul Tom)
3rd: Eli Steele
(Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Ricky Lundell)
4th: Cabeb Robinson
(BYU Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)

Absolute Open-Weight Advanced Men
1st: Dayne Aristizabal
(Throwdown, Griffin Raynaud)
2nd: Steve Sharp
(Absolute MMA, Rob Handley)
3rd: Marc Brewer
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)
4th: Sejin Seol
(Behring Jiu-Jitsu, Paul Tom)
5th: Benjamin Anderson
(Champion Jiu-Jitsu, Michael Pease)
5th: Camrann Pacheco
(Absolute MMA, Rob Handley


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