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GARY GOODRIDGE READY FOR WKN INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP vs CATALIN MOROSANU

By Fightmag.net
Monday, December 8th, 2008

12 of DECEMBER 2008 . PLOIESTI . ROMANIA

WKN INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP KICKBOXING ORIENTALES RULES . plus 96 kg
Gary GOODRIDGE ( Trinidad and tobaggo ) vs Catalin MOROSANU ( Romania )

Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge (born January 17, 1966) is a professional Super Heavyweight kickboxer and mixed martial artist of Trinidad and Tobago descent, now living and fighting out of Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Goodridge is known for his hard-hitting fighting style and showmanship. Besides martial arts, he is also renowned as one of the top ranked contenders in the world of professional arm wrestling.

Goodridge made an immediate impression on MMA competition, winning his first two fights in UFC 8 to reach the final against Don Frye. His first fight, against Paul Herrera, is considered one of the most brutal knockouts in UFC history – After Herrera attempted a fireman’s carry, Goodridge trapped both of his arms in a crucifix hold and proceeded to deliver multiple elbow blows to the head, ending the bout in 13 seconds.

He lost his next fight against Frye, but returned again for UFC 9 and UFC 10. After his second loss to Don Frye in 1996, Goodridge moved from UFC to PRIDE. He retired from PRIDE competition due to alleged personal issues, and signed with K-1, and their MMA afiliate HERO’S, where he still competes today. He is also a trainer of up and coming fighter Mike Rowbotham

Kickboxing career

Big Daddy made his kickboxing debut in 1999 at K-1 Revenge, against Musashi and lost the fight by disqualification. His first win in K-1 came against Mike Bernardo by TKO in K-1 World GP 2002 in Las Vegas.

In 2005, Goodridge participated in two K-1 World GP tournaments held in United States. On April 30 in Las Vegas he knocked out Sean O’Haire and Scott Lighty and reached the finals, where he was stopped by Glaube Feitosa with a high kick KO. Three months later, on July 30, 2005, in Honolulu, Hawaii he scored three KO wins in three bouts to win the K-1 World Grand Prix in Hawaii Tournament.[3]Recently Goodridge has formed a promotional company with partners Dave Wallace and Josh Ayearst Called FU.. fightu productions. A new reality tv show and mma school are also in the works.

Titles

2006 K-1 World Grand Prix in Las Vegas finalist
2005 K-1 World GP in Hawaii champion
2005 K-1 World Grand Prix in Las Vegas finalist
1997 1st I.V.C Tournament Champion
1996 UFC 8 Tournament finalist
Black Belt 3-dan Kuk Sul Won

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12 of DECEMBER 2008 . PLOIESTI . ROMANIA

WKN International supervisor : M. radu PIETREANU

WKN International Promoter : M. Eduard IRIMIA

WKN International referee : M. Cesar GHEORGUE

WKN INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP KICKBOXING ORIENTALES RULES . plus 96,600 kg
Gary GOODRIDGE ( Trinidad and tobaggo ) vs Catalin MOROSANU ( Romania )
WKN INTERNATIONAL FIGHT KICKBOXING ORIENTALES RULES . 3×3 mn

Andrei BOUDA ( Romania ) vs Emanuele DE PROFITIS ( Italia )

Sebastian CIOBANU ( Romania ) vs Ian FLETCHER ( USA )

Mihai BARBU ( Romania ) vs Carlos TAVARES ( France )

Cornelius RUS ( Romania ) vs David DANCRADE ( France )

Vasile POPOVICI ( Romania ) vs Bogdan NEAGU ( Ploiesti )


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