Fight Card Set for GFC

By Sherdog.com Staff May 10, 2007
Gracie Fighting Championships has announced the full bull for its May 19 pay-per-view televised event from the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Jeff Monson (Pictures), who was set to face Wes Sims (Pictures) in the main event, will now confront Ohio native Brian Vanderwalle after contractual issues prevented the 6' 10'' Sims from competing on the card.

Monson last took to the ring against Kazuyuki Fujita (Pictures) at PRIDE 34 "Kamikaze," where the "Snowman" won by first round submission in the first official UFC-PRIDE "dream match." Vanderwalle, who sports a record of 4-3, has not seen action since he submitted Tommy Bacon in January of 2004.

Also on the card, Pancrase and DEEP veteran Fredson Paixao (Pictures) will tangle with Thomas Denny (Pictures) for the promotion's vacant lightweight title.


Updated GFC "Evolution" Fight Card
Leopoldo Serao vs. Rob Wince (Pictures)
Nissen Osterneck vs. Chris Meyers
Matt Brown vs. Daniel Moraes (Pictures)
George Bush vs. Vinicius Magalhaes
Adriano Pereira (Pictures) vs. Mike O'Donnell (Pictures)
Phil Cardella (Pictures) vs. Rafael Dias
Damian Maia vs. Ryan Stout
Adam Disabato (Pictures) vs. Chris Brennan (Pictures)
Branden Lee Hinkle (Pictures) vs. Alexandre Ferreira
"Jacare" Ronaldo Souza (Pictures) vs. Bill Vucick
Jeff Monson (Pictures) vs. Brian Vanderwalle
Thomas Denny (Pictures) vs. Fredson Paixao (Pictures)
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