Israel FC took place this afternoon-possibly the oddest schedule for us in America to watch. The card had exciting fighters, UFC veterans, and only a few fights went the distance. The full results are listed below:
Ricco Rodriguez def. Daniel Tabera (98 KG/215 Pounds catchweight) via decision
Jeff Monson def. Sergey Shemetov (120/265 - Monson's last fight at heavyweight) via submission (Kimura) in Round 1
Frank Trigg def. Roy Neeman (82/181 catchweight) via TKO Round 1
Moshe Kaitz def. Hermes Franca (70/155 lightweight) via decision
Rameau Sokoudjou def. Valdas Pocevicius (93/205 light-heavyweight) by decision
Daniel Gracie def. Martin Wojcik (93/205 light-heavyweight) via submission (rear naked choke) in Round 1
Jeremy Knafo def. Shonie Carter (80/176 catchweight) via decision
Alexandre Ceconi def. Vitaly Shemetov (93/205 light-heavyweight) via submission (triangle choke) in Round 1
Thiago Meller def. Ariel Abargel (70/155 lightweight) via submission (armbar) in Round 1
VItali Krabresky def.. Serob Minasyan (70/155 lightweight) by decision
Ido Pariente def. Joshua Hewlett (70/155 lightweight) via submission (armbar) in Round 1
Roy Peretz def. Fabrice Riconneau (70/155 lightweight) via submission (triangle choke) in Round 1
Now onto the upsetting news: 'Mr. International' Shonie Carter lost for the 5th straight time today to Jeremy Knafo (who holds a professional record of...0-0...). Immediately after losing the decision after a solid 3 round fight, Mr. International stepped into the cage and anounced his retirement:
"You may all have just witnessed my retirement, but it has been my pleasure to give this world, all of me."
We've seen many fighters go into retirement only to come back and fight again later, but after a 5 fight losing streak and losing to a 0-0 fighter who you have much more experience over, it may be safe to assume Shonie will be out for good now.
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