Friday, October 2, 2009
A number of UCL veterans, including members of the American Freestyle/New Generation Karate fight team, are en route to Vermont to compete at Saturday's Caged Rage MMA show in Essex Junction. This isn't the first time the promotion has fielded a few UCLers, and it's actually not that uncommon for representatives from other organizations to exchange fighters (in fact, at one point the Empire State Warriors Challenge wanted to take on the UCL's best to see who had the better underground competitors). This time around Chris Coor and Eric Blasich are going to be throwing down, with Coor actually taking on a KOTC vet. MMA Journalist won't be making the trip, but I certainly wish them luck. Kick ass guys!
The long-awaited bout between Ultimate Warrior Challenge 135-pound champ Mike Easton and WEC veteran Chase Beebe will finally happen this weekend at UWC 7: "Redemption" in Fairfax, Virginia, with Easton likely crushing the Midwesterner like a bug scurrying across a kitchen floor. Sadly, it's a fight that should've happened months ago. As some may recall, this match-up was originally slated for last February, but a sudden injury to his vagina had Beebe no-showing, and fighting - and losing - in a DREAM tournament weeks later (click here for a walk down Memory Lane: http://mmajournalist.blogspot.com/2009/02/chase-beebe-suffers-vagina-injury.html). Anyway, let's hope Beebe has recovered enough to at least give Easton a decent fight. The rest of the UWC 7 card looks great, with usual suspects Kyle and Beau Baker, Reshad Woods, Kris McCray and female fighter Iman Achhal all back for more. MMA Journalist will have correspondents on hand to check out the event, so stay tuned for more coverage.