by Ricardo Mendoza – MMAWeekly.com
Cage Rage 19 is highlighted by the inclusion of various UFC and Pride veterans on the card with the main event being a heavyweight bout between Pride veteran and the “King of the four rounders” Eric “Butterbean” Esch taking on Rob “Bear” Broughton.
Also on the card are two big title fights as the Cage Rage British Midldeweight title is on the line as champion Mark “The Wizard” Weir looks to get back to his winning ways against the up and coming Zelg “Little Cro Cop” Galesic.
Former Shooto Welterweight Champion Vitor “Shaolin” Ribiero, who is currently the #6 Lightweight in the MMAWeekly Rankings, will defend his Cage Rage Lightweight Title against the crafty Japanese submission fighter Daisuke Nakamura, who is coming off a win over Seichi Ikemoto at Pride Bushido 12.
Cage Rage 19
December 9, 2006
Heavyweight Bout: Eric “Butterbean” Esch vs. Rob “Bear” Broughton
Cage Rage British Midldeweight Championship Bout: Mark “The Wizard” Weir vs. Zelg “Little Cro Cop” Galesic
Cage Rage Lightweight Championship Bout: Vitor “Shaolin” Ribiero vs. Daisuke Nakamura
Heavyweight Bout: Wesley “Cabbage” Correira vs. Tengiz Tedoradze
Light Heavyweight Bout: Elvis Sinosic vs. Mark Epstein
Welterweight Bout: Luiz Azeredo vs. Paul “Semtex” Daley
Lightweight Bout: Danilo Cherman vs. Jean “White Bear” Silva
Heavyweight Bout: Alan Murdock vs. Dave Legeno
Middleweight Bout: Xavier “Professor X” Foupa Pokam vs. Alex Reid
Welterweight Bout: Jess “The Joker” Llaudin vs. Ross Mason
Middleweight Bout: Matt Ewin vs. Alex Cook
Heavyweight Bout: Lee Doski vs. Suley Mahmoud