ALPHA-1: ABSOLUTE VALE TUDO
On the heels of the preliminaries of the Alpha-1 Lightweight Grand Prix, Alpha-1 hopes to put on yet another exciting event. While it will not feature any tournament bouts, Alpha-1 president Scott Avatar says that he "hopes people will pay attention to these fights, as many of these fighters are some of the best in the business and may very well compete in more upcoming grand prix's. The most interesting of these fights will be a heavyweight tilt between champion Hassan Fezzik and top ranked sambo specialist, Ari Peltonen. The fight will be the first defense for the current title holder and is expected to be a war.
Hassan Fezzik vs Ari Peltonen
NOTE: Some new rules have also been put into place. Due to the borefest that Miyazaki/Kitabatake was, the referee can now stand the fighters up due to inactivity. Plus, all title fights will be TWO 30 minute rounds.
Gyokusho Fujimoto vs Nezario Pessao
Oleg Dorosklov vs Flavio Alberto
Hiro Arai vs Gerson Mauricio
Carlos da Guia vs Ikku Funaki
Humberto Falcao vs Inejiro Chiba
Aluizio da Assuncao vs Mily Golovanov