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Two belts, heavyweight and lightweight, were supposed to be on the line at Fightcard Entertainment’s “Ruthless ’09” event in Cicero.  Instead fans only saw half of the card fight and just one title fight.

Promoters Brian Angelo and Nilo Soto salvaged what they could of the original advertised matches to put on a shortened version or “Ruthless ’09.”  Trouble first appeared when lightweight challenger LaQuinn Swift did not show up for the weigh in, which took place Friday.   More problems came about on Saturday when several fighters we not cleared by the sanctioning body, Combat Consulting, to participate.  Current lightweight champion Guillermo Serment was among those Combat Consulting did not allow to fight.  Chicago’s MMA was told the reason the fighters were not cleared was either the prefight medical was not up to standard, or other official requirements by the state were not met.

Just six fights took place, one of which included the heavyweight championship.  Top Notch/Jeff Neal/Carlson Gracie fighter Jeff Burdorf became FCE’s first ever heavyweight champion after finishing off  Xtreme Couture fighter Adam Medansky early in the third round with ground and pound.  For the most part the first two rounds were spent on the feet.  Video of the title fight coming shortly.



*Heavyweight Championship*

HWT:  Jeff Burdorf def. Adam Medansky by TKO(strikes)  Rd.3   @  1:08

*Lightweight Championship*

155:  Cancelled LaQuinn Swift failed to appear at weigh-in.  Guillermo Serment not cleared to fight by sanctioning committee.

205: Danile Vizcaya def. Jason Graves by Submission(arm triangle) Rd.1 @ 2:58

HWT: Mariusz Tarnowkski def. Barry Marovitz by Unanimous Decision

155:  Matt Dambrogio def. Joseph Zuniga by Unanimous Decision

Phillip Kljajk def. Bobby Kpa by Knock Out Rd.1 @ 1:38

Michael Wojtulewicz def. James Cleary by Submission(arm bar) Rd.2 @ 1:04

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