WFA: King of the Streets

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WFA: King of the Streets
A poster or logo for WFA: King of the Streets.
Information
Promotion World Fighting Alliance
Date July 22, 2006
Venue Great Western Forum[1]
City United States Los Angeles, California, USA
Event chronology
WFA 3: Level 3 WFA: King of the Streets

WFA: King of the Streets was a mixed martial arts event held by World Fighting Alliance on July 22, 2006 at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California, USA. This would be the last event held by the World Fighting Alliance. The event was seen live on pay per view in the United States via iN DEMAND, and is the only fight in the 21st century to feature former UFC champion[2] Bas Rutten.[3] Rutten's win over Warpath capped a 22 fight win streak, dating back to 1995, to end his career.[4]

Young Danish prospect Martin Kampmann received a call to fight for the heavily promoted WFA King of the Streets card on two days notice.[5] He knocked out his opponent Aguilar in the first round. Four weeks after his win Kampmann made his UFC debut; once again on short notice.[6]

Lindland, who had moved up in weight class from Middleweight for his second match at Light Heavyweight,[7] reportedly made 70000US for his match vs Rampage. This exhibited that it was possible to receive a sizable payday outside of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[8] This was after being recently dismissed from the ufc in spite of his number 1 contender status for wearing an inappropriate sponsor on his shirt.[9] Lindland stated that moving up in weight was not a problem, and that he could fight at any weight other than lightweight.[10] In a 2012 interview with Cage Potato Lindland said that his split decision loss to Rampage was his most bitter defeat. He felt that the fix was in and that he clearly won 2 rounds, despite two of the judges calling the fight in favor of Rampage.[11]

Former IFL champ and UFC competitor Matt Horwich is on record with the Baltimore Sun saying that Rampage vs Lindland was one of his favorite fights because of the size difference between the two. He also felt that Lindland did enough to get the decision.[12] Kimo was originally scheduled to fight Rutten and had this to say:

" “I’ve helped this sport come from bare knuckles, no rules and no excuses to where it is today, and for this man to select me specifically as the target for his comeback is an insult to everything I’ve accomplished,” said Kimo. “This will be the shortest comeback of all time, and Bas will regret the day he chose me for his return to the cage.”[13]

One of the fights on the card was a rematch of a WEC title fight involving Ricco Rodriguez and Ron Waterman. Waterman won the first WEC affair. However, in spite of his issues with the scale,[14] he was able to overcome Ron Waterman and take a victory by referee stoppage at the end of the first round.

King of Queens star Kevin James was also on-hand to corner Bas Rutten for his comeback fight against Warpath.[15][16][17]

however a failed drug test days resulted in his being removed from the card. This was the second time that Kimo had failed a drug test. As he failed one two years prior after his UFC 48 loss to Ken Shamrock.[18]

Bas Rutten failed a post-fight drug test for painkillers[19] following his victory over Warpath, administered by the CSAC.

Attending the event was LA Times sports columnist J.J Adande who said: "Finally, in Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's split decision victory over Matt Lindland in Saturday night's main event, I saw one of the most amazing feats of strength I've seen in sports. With Lindland trying to choke him into submission, Jackson was somehow able to get to his feet and toss Lindland off."[20]

Color commentary for the event was provided by former National Football League player and professional wrestler Bill Goldberg. and Barry Tompkins, formerly of HBO Boxing.[21]

Results[22][23][edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Quinton Jackson[24] def. Matt Lindland[25] Decision (split) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Bas Rutten def. Ruben Villareal TKO (leg kicks) 1 3:24
Light Heavyweight Lyoto Machida[26] def. Vernon White Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Jason Miller def. Lodune Sincaid Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:29
Middleweight Ivan Salaverry[27] def. Art Santore TKO (punches) 2 4:18
Super Heavyweight Ricco Rodriguez def. Ron Waterman[28] TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00
Lightweight Rob McCullough[29] def. Harris Sarmiento Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Marvin Eastman vs. Jorge Oliveira Draw 3 5:00
Middleweight Martin Kampmann def. Edwin Aguilar TKO (punches) 1 2:43

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldman, Eddie. "Jeremy Lappen, CEO of the World Fighting Alliance (WFA)!." Abu Dhabi Combat Club. (2006): n. page. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. <http://www.adcombat.com/news/2006-07-11/jeremy-lappen-ceo-world-fighting-alliance-wfa>.
  2. ^ Hunt, Loretta. "Former UFC champ turned actor Bas Rutten readies for his close-up".
  3. ^ Dure, Beau. "Martin Kampmann brings taste of Denmark to UFC cage." USA Today. 11 2010: n. page. Print. <http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/mma/2010-06-10-Kampmann-Thiago-UFC115_N.htm>.
  4. ^ Staff, . "Five MMA Fighters Who Went Out on Top." Cage Potato. n.d. n. page. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. <http://www.cagepotato.com/five-mma-fighters-who-went-out-top/>.
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  6. ^ Dure, Beau. "Martin Kampmann brings taste of Denmark to UFC cage." USA Today. 11 2010: n. page. Print. <http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/mma/2010-06-10-Kampmann-Thiago-UFC115_N.htm>.
  7. ^ Lindland, Matt. "- MATT LINDLAND PRE-FIGHT VIDEO INTERVIEW ." MMAweekly. 19 2006. . Web. 15 Dec 2012. http://www.mmaweekly.com/matt-lindland-pre-fight-video-interview.
  8. ^ Vondersmith, Jason. "Lindland finds life after UFC ." Portland Tribune. 17 2006: n. page. Web. 14 Dec. 2012. <http://portlandtribune.com/component/content/article?id=99897>.
  9. ^ Foster, Eric. "MATT LINDLAND: UFC REFUSES TO NEGOTIATE NEW DEAL ." MMAJunkie/USA Today. 18 208: n. page. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. <http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/3750/matt-lindland-ufc-refuses-to-negotiate-new-deal>.
  10. ^ Lindland, Matt. "- MATT LINDLAND PRE-FIGHT VIDEO INTERVIEW ." MMAweekly. 19 2006. . Web. 15 Dec 2012. http://www.mmaweekly.com/matt-lindland-pre-fight-video-interview.
  11. ^ Kaplan, Matt. "Unforgettable: Matt Lindland Discusses His Greatest Opponents ." Cage Potato. n.d. n. page. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. <http://www.cagepotato.com/unforgettable-matt-lindland-discusses-his-greatest-opponents/>.
  12. ^ Horwich, Matt. Interview by Kevin Richardson. "Faith-based fighting: Q&A with IFL champ Matt Horwich." Baltimore Sun. 27 2008. . Web. 16 Dec 2012.
  13. ^ MMA weekly staff, . "Press release." MMaweekly. 31 2006: n. page. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. <http://www.mmaweekly.com/wfa-announces-bas-rutten-vs-kimo>.
  14. ^ Frazer, Bear. "Where Are They Now?." Fight Magazine. 2007: n. page. Web. 14 Dec. 2012. <http://www.fightmagazine.com/mma-magazine/mma-article.asp?aid=35&issid=3>.
  15. ^ Hunt, Loretta. "Former UFC champ turned actor Bas Rutten readies for his close-up."
  16. ^ Martin, Damon. "MORE MMA ON ESPNEWS AS BAS RUTTEN APPEARS." MMAWEEKLY. 20 2006: n. page. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. <http://www.mmaweekly.com/more-mma-on-espnews-as-bas-rutten-appears>.
  17. ^ Sherwood, Jeff. WFA "King of the Streets" Pictures. 2006. SherdogWeb. 15 Dec 2012. <http://www.sherdog.com/pictures/gallery/event/5137/33535/>.
  18. ^ Cain, Jeff. "- KIMO FAILS DRUG TEST, WILL NOT FIGHT BAS RUTTEN." MMAweekly. 20 2006: n. page. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. <http://www.mmaweekly.com/kimo-fails-drug-test-will-not-fight-bas-rutten>..
  19. ^ Snowden, John. "MMA's 8 Most Disappointing Drug Test Failures." Bleacher Report. 14 2012: n. page. Web. 14 Dec. 2012. <http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1065464-mmas-8-most-disappointing-drug-test-failures>.
  20. ^ Adande, J.J. "In This Sport Choking Works." La Times. 24 2006: n. page. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. <http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jul/24/sports/sp-adande24>.
  21. ^ Goldberg, Bill. Interview by Loretta Hunt. Second Goldberg Enters the Booth: Former WWE Star Set to Jabber, Not Jab at WFA 2006. . Web. 16 Dec 2012. http://fcfighter.com/post/international-fight-league-announces-next-two-events-in-portland-oregon-and-moline-illinois-featuring-two-special-super-fights.
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  23. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/events/WFA-King-of-the-Streets-3870
  24. ^ Vondersmith, Jason. "Lindland finds life after UFC ." Portland Tribune. 17 2006: n. page. Web. 14 Dec. 2012. <http://portlandtribune.com/component/content/article?id=99897>.
  25. ^ Vondersmith, Jason. "Lindland finds life after UFC ." Portland Tribune. 17 2006: n. page. Web. 14 Dec. 2012. <http://portlandtribune.com/component/content/article?id=99897>.
  26. ^ Hunt, Loretta. "WFA Reborn? Rampage vs. Lindland Headlines July 22 "King of the Streets" Event." 14 2006: n. page. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. <http://fcfighter.com/post/wfa-reborn>.
  27. ^ Hunt, Loretta. "WFA Reborn? Rampage vs. Lindland Headlines July 22 "King of the Streets" Event." 14 2006: n. page. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. <http://fcfighter.com/post/wfa-reborn>.
  28. ^ Frazer, Bear. "Where Are They Now?." Fight Magazine. 2007: n. page. Web. 14 Dec. 2012. <http://www.fightmagazine.com/mma-magazine/mma-article.asp?aid=35&issid=3>.
  29. ^ Chiappetta, Mike. "'Hitman' sets his target on Marquardt." NBCsports. 28 2008: n. page. Web. 15 Dec. 2012. <http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/26438457/wid/17153370>.