The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its seventh class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the seventh dinner gala to be held at The Event Center in iPlay America in Freehold, NJ on December 6, 2019.

On December 6th, Andy Main will be inducted as MMA Fighter.

"I am honored to be receiving this induction. I stand on the shoulders of giants that have come before me in the storied history of martial arts. There is little that ignites the human spirit like combat and I have been blessed to have been able to make a life centered around doing what I love and to share this lifestyle with my brother Mikey as a training and business partner.

"My career as a professional MMA fighter has been in many ways a rollercoaster. Within a few short years of my first amateur fight in AC, I was competing as a professional on the UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter”. As fast as my career began, it came to a screeching halt when illness put me on the sideline for a number of years. When I finally was able to step back into action I had a realization that this career was fragile and could be cut short at anytime. I focused my efforts on chasing experiences, one of which was a goal to compete in the motherland of martial arts - Japan.

"The next 5 years would be multiple journeys out to Tokyo with my coach Brian McLaughlin to compete for one of MMA’s oldest and most prestigious organizations, Pancrase, and eventually capturing the legendary world title “King of Pancrase”. I am proud to be one of only a handful of Americans to have held this title. I’ve been fortunate have an amazing supportive family, to have learned and trained with the best fighters and coaches across the United States and around the world, and I am grateful for the opportunity to play a role in NJ’s MMA storybook. I don’t take it for granted. Thank you."

We hope you will join us on December 6, 2019. Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey martial arts history. Call 201-538-4843 or visit www.njmmaawards.com and get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts. It is certain to be a terrific night with family, friends, fun, and music.


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Grappling is a major component of mixed martial arts, and "ground wars" can be extremely exciting to watch. Dead Serious Promotions recognized the popularity of grappling and introduced Men of War, their professional grappling series.

Men of War 7 takes place on September 28, 2019 at iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey. The cards are always filled with some of the most talented grapplers on the planet. For tickets, or if you're interested in competing, go to: www.MenofWarPro.com.


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The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its seventh class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the seventh dinner gala to be held at The Event Center in iPlay America in Freehold, NJ on December 6, 2019.

We hope you will join us on December 6, 2019. Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey martial arts history. Call201-538-4843 or visit www.deadseriousmmacom and get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts. It is certain to be a terrific night with family, friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

2019 Seventh Class Inductee Awards


Gary Shaw – Combat Sports Promoter

Gordon Ryan – Jiu Jitsu

Kumron Vaitayanon – Muay Thai

Marlon Moraes – MMA Fighter

Anthony Ashnault – Wrestling

Gasper Oliver – Amateur MMA Fighter / NJSACB Referee

Dr. Stu Patel – Ringside Physician

Edson Carvalho – MMA Fighter / Corner man

Phil Nurse – Muay Thai

Murat Keshtov – Martial Arts Trainer

Jerry Fatjo – Martial Arts Trainer

Steven Bongiorno – Martial Arts Trainer

Tim William – MMA Fighter

George Sullivan – MMA Fighter

Andy Main – MMA Fighter

Jeff Lentz – MMA Fighter

Corey Anderson – MMA Fighter

 

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