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Influcted
22-12-2007, 18:05
Heel erg jammer;

Hyped as one of the better fights scheduled for a busy New Year's Eve weekend, Shinya Aoki (http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?fighterID=10774) (Pictures (http://www.sherdog.com/news/[email protected]@Shinya Aoki)) versus Gesias Calvancante (http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?fighterID=9771) (Pictures (http://www.sherdog.com/news/[email protected]@Gesias Calvancante)) will not come to fruition, sources tell Sherdog.com.

Why the Yarennoka! card -- a co-promotion between former PRIDE FC employees and upstart M-1 Global in what has been billed as a "Farwell to PRIDE" -- will miss its most interesting match is still in question.

Calvancante is rumored to be coming off knee and nose surgeries in Brazil. It is known that the 23-year-old Brazilian, ranked third at 155 pounds by Sherdog.com, has not been in Florida to train for this fight with his American Top Team camp.

Complicating the situation is the fact that "JZ" did not mention any injury concerns in a recent interview with Sherdog.com.

When questioned about the status of the bout, which was officially announced at a press conference in Tokyo on Nov. 28, M-1 Global CEO Monte Cox stated that if the fight is off, no one has informed him.

"As far as I know the fight is still happening," said Cox, "and it is one I am really looking forward to seeing."

Despite Cox's comments, sources speaking on the condition of anonymity told Sherdog.com that the fight won't take place and an announcement will be made in the coming week withdrawing it from the Yarennoka! lineup, which will be shown live in the U.S. on HDNet starting at 6 a.m. ET on Dec. 31.

In mid-September Calvancante (14-1-1), considered among the fastest ascending stars in the division, won a second consecutive K-1 HERO'S lightweight tournament championship.

Meanwhile Aoki, 11-2-0, is a slick 24-year-old grappler who has run off eight consecutive victories, including an impressive gogoplata submission over former Shooto champion Joachim Hansen (http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?fighterID=3177) (Pictures (http://www.sherdog.com/news/[email protected]@Joachim Hansen)) last New Year's Eve.

According to one source, Aoki-Calvancante might happen sometime in 2008 when the Brazilian is healthy enough to compete.

http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=10496

Jeru
22-12-2007, 19:30
Bummer....

Jeru
23-12-2007, 13:47
Aoki staat nu gematcht tegen TBA. Zal ie nog een zware kluif aan hebben.

tom l
23-12-2007, 15:55
Klote, dit was één van de matchen waar ik echt naar uitkeek. Hoop dat het een vergissing is en het toch nog doorgaat.

Evilman
23-12-2007, 16:02
jammerrrrrrr

chief108
23-12-2007, 16:25
Bummer....
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