Gokor Chivichyan

Gracie, Shamrock, Barnett and Chivichyan to Coach in Upstart Promotion

MMAWeekly is reporting that a new MMA promotion has surfaced in Las Vegas which plans on utilizing the team format with MMA legends as the coaches.

Platinum Fighting Productions has named the event Ring of Fire and announced that the coaches will be Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock, Josh Barnett and Gokor Chivichyan.

Team Gracie

Cleber Luciano (1-2)
Jorge Patino (20-10-1)
Daniel Sarafian (1-0)
John Marsh (7-6)
Katrine Alendal (0-1)

Team Shamrock

Evan Dunham (4-0)
Kyacey Uscola (13-10)
Mike Whitehead (19-5)
Ricco Rodriguez (26-7)
Tonya Evinger (4-3)

Team Barnett

Koji Oishi (15-7-4)
Yuki Kondo (47-20-6)
Renato Sobral (28-7)
Jeff Monson (23-7)
Ginele Marquez (5-7-1)

Team Chivichyan

Karen Darabedyan (2-0)
August Wallen (2-1)
Rodney Faverus (24-13-3)
Hakim Goram (3-1)
Amanda Buckner (10-4-1)

The debut event titled Ring of Fire: Manila is scheduled to take place Dec. 9 at Araneta Stadium in the Philippines. Each team will battle in four events set to take place in the Philippines, Macau, Japan and China. The two best teams will then battle in the Ring of Fire finals in December 2008.

Ring of Fire: Manila
Dec. 9, 2007
Team Barnett vs. Team Chivichyan

Koji Oshi vs. Karen Darabdeyan
Yuki Kondo vs. August Wallen
Renato Sobral vs. Rodney Faverus
Jeff Monson vs. Hakim Gouram
Ginele Marquez vs. Amanda Buckner
Zach Light vs. TBA