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The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, Ellen Rubin will be inducted as Scorekeeper.

I am probably the only one of the inductees who isn’t a martial artist. But I am married to one. The “legendary ” Donnie Carolei, as “the Garv” was so fond of calling him. He is the one who got me involved in all of this!

I was a restaurant owner for many years. Between 1994-2000, I helped him put together some kickboxing shows for his company, Master Productions.  Then I returned to the restaurant business.

I retired in 2004 and in 2006, Donnie was a referee for his organization the USKBA, with the late Paul Rosner.

Since I was going to shows anyway, I was put to work for them as a scorekeeper. I was also in charge of all licensing and paperwork for the organization.   I got my MMA education on the job!

After the passing of Paul Rosner in 2009, the NJSACB took over the sanctioning of all MMA , Muay Thai and kickboxing events in NJ.  I started working for them under the guidance of our counsel, Nick Lembo., and I haven’t missed many shows since then.

It is a privilege to be part or the best team of MMA officials in the country !

We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 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.comand 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:

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, Nick Catone will be included as MMA School Owner.

Nick graduated in 2004 from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ where he wrestled all 5 years. Rider is a NCAA Division I program and Nick had over 100 career wins and still wrestles at Rider to train for his upcoming MMA fights. He currently holds a black belt rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the guidance of legendary 4th degree BJJ black belt and UFC veteran, Ricardo Almeida. Nick’s Jiu-Jitsu training began in 2005 and his first professional (MMA) mixed martial arts fight was in May 2007.  After fighting in the local MMA events with an undefeated record of 6-0, he became the middleweight champion for Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat. In 2008, Nick received an opportunity to sign a multiple fight deal with the world’s largest fight organization with the UFC ® – Ultimate Fighting Championship and debuted his UFC career on February 7, 2009 with a submission win against Derek Downey at the sun dome in Tampa, Florida. In addition to training full-time for the UFC, Nick dedicates himself coaching and instructing at his 8,000 square foot state of the art training facility in his hometown, Brick NJ.

We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 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.njsmartialartshof.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.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, Joan Pierce will be inducted as Admimistrator.

I have been a nurse at Inspira Health Network since 1979. I have held the current position as Combatant Sports Medicine  Coordinator for 15 years. My job consists of performing various types of testing to sure that each contestant is safe to get in the ring/cage.  I collect that information and forward the test results to The NJACB and other commissions for their approval.  Believe me, it is a labor of love. I feel like these young men and women are family. It is a pleasure to serve them. Knowing that I can be a small part in helping them advance in their career is a true blessing. I am honored to invest my time into their lives.

I am thankful to Inspira Health and the New Jersey Athletic Control Board for this wonderful opportunity.

Outside of work, my affections lie with my husband, Herb, my children and grandchildren. In my spare time, I am a licensed evangelist, a school board member and a local zoning board officer.

We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 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.njsmartialartshof.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.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, Keith Peterson will be inducted as Referee.

Keith Peterson is a dedicated and respected referee of MMA.  He has been a life long fan and competitor of collegiate wrestling, his first love.  He wrestled through High School and College.  Through the New Jersey Amateur Program he was able to begin competing in MMA.  It is here he won two titles in MMA. He also holds a title in Muay Thai and grappled his way to a Naga Championship win.  Keith began refereeing at New Jersey’s Amateur events, which led to opportunities refereeing in other states such as Pennsylvania, Maine and Ohio.  Keith has refereed in many organizations both here and abroad, the Ring of Combat here in New Jersey, MI-Global in Russia, the UFC in Brazil as well as Strikeforce and Bellator.  Keith not only gets on the mat with the Top Dogs but, volunteers his time as Assistant Coach to the Islip Youth Wrestling Program in the town he lives in with his wife, Marissa, and three children, Sean, Mora and Matthew.

We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 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.comand 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.

Fight Club Champion's Fight for Our Heroes event took place on October 11 in Jersey City at the Jersey City Armory.  Here are the official results of all the bouts:

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.

On December 5th, Eric Colon will be inducted as the MMA Judge

 

COMMISSIONS BOTH ACTIVELY JUDGING & PAST EVENTS

-Mixed Martial Arts Judge& Muay Thai Judge for the NJ State Athletic Control Board

-Mixed Martial Arts Judge for the Mohegan Athletic Tribe, CT

- MM A Judge for Maryland Athletic Commission

- MM A Judge for Pennsylvania Athletic Commission

- MMA Judge for Virginia Athletic Commission

- MMA Judge for Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Athletic Commission (Foxwoods Casino)) CT.

- MMA Judge for Rhode Island Athletic Commission

- MMA Judge for Soaring Eagle Tribal Athletic Commission, Michigan

- MMA Judge for Maine Athletic Commission

HIGHLIGHTS OF MMA EVENTS JUDGED

Judge UFC 169 Cruz vs Barao, Newark NJ (upcoming)

Judge UFC 159 Jones vs Sonnen, Newark, NJ

Judge UFC 78 Validation, Newark, NJ

Judge UFC 101 Philadelphia, PA

Judge UFC Ultimate Fight Night 20, 45 & 47

Judge UFC on FUEL TV, Fairfax, VA

Judge UFC on FX, Atlantic City, NJ

Judge for multiple Bellator Fighting Championships 118, 110, 108, 98, 95, 87, 82, 81, 68, 65, 63, 59, 2

Judge for multiple International Fight League Championships

Judge Elite XC, CBS, Newark, NJ

Judge for multiple Ring of Combat events

Judge World Series of Fighting

Judge multiple MMA events including YAMMA, Reality Fighting, MFC, King of the Cage, Cage Fury Fighting Championships & many more

Certified IBJJF Referee, NYC 2013

MARTIAL ARTS BIO RELATING TO MMA

Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Fernando “Cabeça” Sarmento Jr

Master Instructor under former Bruce Lee student Richard Bustillo of the International Martial Arts & Boxing Academy and Chris Ascari

Student Of World Champion fighter & trainer Kru Phil Nurse since 1996

Opened Tong Dragon Mixed Martial Arts in 1995 as one of the original MMA academies in New Jersey

Competed in MMA in B.A.M.A. Fight Nights & Mass Destruction

North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Instructor of the Year 2001

Certified IBJJF Referee, NYC 2013

Travels to Brazil to expand BJJ knowledge and experience

We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 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.njsmartialartshof.com 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:

2014 Third Class Inductee Awards

Referee – Keith Peterson

Muay Thai Trainer – Tommy Dowd

MMA School Owner – Nick Catone

Prestigious Achievement – Dylan Wanagiel

Muay Thai Fighter – Justin Greskiewicz

Ringside Physician – Dr. Steven Oxler

Pioneer Physician – Dr. Mark Belafsky

Striking Coach – Mark Henry

USA Boxing – Henry Hascup

Event Organizer – Alan Goldberg

Pioneer Fighter – Chris Liguori

MMA Judge – Eric Colon

Administrator – Joan Pierce

Traditional Martial Arts – Karriem Abdallah

MMA Fighter – Dan Miller

Fighter of the year – Chris Weidman

MMA Nutritionist – Mike Dolce

Wrestling Coach – Scott Goodale

Scorekeeper – Ellen Rubin

Grappling – Tom Manelski

 

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Dead Serious MMA 12 took place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, New Jersey.  Pics of the event can be found at FightNightPics.com. Here are the official results from all the night's bouts:

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MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world. Since it first exploded on the scene in 1993 with UFC 1, the sport has grown by leaps and bounds, and now events take place all over the world. In fact, in countries as diverse as Sweden, Mexico and China, MMA is growing at an amazing rate. There is just something special about two competitors being locked in a cage for 15 to 25 minutes, in a battle to determine which fighter is the best fighter that night.

At first, the sport of MMA was strictly a man's game. But after a few years, women decided to get in on the action, and eventually big female MMA stars were born. Gina Carano, who fought for Strikeforce, became an action movie star after her MMA career ended. And now Ronda Rousey, the reigning UFC women's champion, is following in Gina's footsteps, with a recent movie credit in the Expendables 3 with Sylvester Stallone.

But not only are the fighters and fans winning in MMA. The soaring popularity of mixed martial arts has presented enthusiasts on betting with ample opportunity to get in on the action as well. One of the popular amongst online bookmakers is William Hill, where you can wager on MMA and many other sports as well. You can visit their website to see all of their sports betting offers such as on Mixed Martial Arts, boxing, basketball and so on.

There is a lot of money to be made by savvy bettors who study MMA. Knowing the fighters, their strengths and weaknesses, and their current injury status, can tell you a lot about who will win the fight. When it comes to betting on MMA, it's more about skill than luck, so if you are a devoted fan, you definitely have an inside track when it comes to betting on the fights.

Betting on MMA, in some ways, actually makes more sense than betting on team sports. With just two competitors facing off, it's much easier to study the fighters and learn about how their styles will mesh in the cage. In addition, the fighters all have social media accounts, which provide valuable insider information about how the fighters are doing in their training camps, and what fans can expect to see come fight night.

If you're thinking on trying your hand at sports betting, checking the odds on MMA is a great way to get started. But remember to roll it in a trustworthy portal for safety especially when dealing online.

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Dead Serious MMA is back with another big show at the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, NJ.  This is the promotion's 12th outing, and the show gets better every time out, so be sure to jump on tickets before they're all gone. Visit the Dead Serious MMA website for ticket info.

You can attend the show in style by checking out Dead Serious Fight Gear for some of the best MMA apparel you'll find anywhere.

Dead Serious MMA: October 4th. Be there!

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