November 19, 2005
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum
This Saturday marks another historic show for HnS. 8-women will compete in a one-night, single-elimination tournament to see who leads the future of women’s MMA.
Ginele Marquez officially pulled out on Saturday due to serious neck and back issues. This stems from TWO auto accidents in the last year. “I wanted this more than anything” said Marquez. “I just can’t do it and risk my neck, my back and my future” Marquez will be back in 2006 after full rehabilitation.
Fighters will be paid match by match with the two finalists receiving the larger chunk of cash and the winner taking home $3,200 championship belt.
Tournament Elimination Matches
JULIE KEDZIE vs. MISSY KARR
JAN FINNEY vs. MYSTEE BLACKWOOD
TANYA VLAHAC vs. MOLLY HELSEL
KELLYN HEUHN vs. LISA WARD
Also scheduled are:
JASON BRYANT vs. STONIE HAYHURST
DARRON MORSE vs. BRANDON BISHOP
JORGE SHELBY vs. JUSTIN TAYLOR
SCOTT HENZE vs. SCOT DEES
Those traveling to the event can stay at the Executive Inn (812) 424-8000.
The event is being filmed by STRIKER PRODUCTIONS out of Orlando, Florida for nation wide DVD release. Striker Productions will also be launching www.HOOKnSHOOT.com in the upcoming days to promote an nation-wide ad campaign and future projects.
If all goes well, HOOKnSHOOT is looking at having a 2006 tournament with the likes of Jennifer Howe, Tara LaRosa, Megumi Fuji, Roxanne Modaferri, Erica Montoya and many others “top ten” fighters.
“Last year, we brought the absolute best women to the forefront of MMA. This year, I want to take the lesser-known women or those who are looking at breaking out and see who has what it takes to be a champion” said Osborne.