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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, Chris Weidman will be inducted as the Fighter of the Year.

Chris Weidman was 4 time All American wrestler. He is undefeated as a mixed martial arts fighter with a 12-0 PRO MMA record. Before entering the UFC he was the Ring of Combat champion. He ended former UFC Middle Weight Champion Andersons Silva’s 17 fight win streak and became the new Middle Weight Champion.

Since then he has two title defenses and is still the UFC Middle Weight Champion of the world.

Chris lives in Dix Hills, NY with his wife is Marivi and their two children.

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, Mark Henry will be inducted as the Striking Coach.

All army fighter, golden gloves, all Germany champion twice, all European champion, represented US boxing team vs Sweden.

Married to beautiful wife Christina, 2 kids Pino and Celina.

Train fighters to share Word of God with team Rabjj Renzo Gracie.  Besides trying to share Gods Word with fighters wouldn’t be coaching without Great friend and partner Ricardo Almeida who in foxhole with!  Trained Chris Ligori ROC champion, Tom DeBlass 2 div  Roc Champ, entered 1 fighter golden gloves won Champion Max Bohanan, coached TUF 19, trained Ultimate Fighter Champion Corey Anderson , WSOF Champion Marlon Moraes ( ranked #5 in world), UFC champ Frank Edgar (ranked #2 in world). 7 UFC title fights …..and counting.  Also train or trained and cornered Renzo Gracie UFC, Ricardo Almeida UFC , Rashad Evans UFC (ranked #3 in world), Edson Barboza UFC (ranked #9 in world) Frankie Perez WSOF and ROC, Katlyn Chookagian WSOF, Rafael Natal UFC, Akira Corrasanni  UFC, Nick Catone UFC, Roger Gracie Strikeforce UFC , Gregor Gracie WSOF, Rolles Gracie WSOF, Igor Gracie WSOF, Scott Krampetz CFFC, Brandon Shaub UFC, Roger Mamedov  ROC, Timur Valiev WSOF, Sidney Outlaw Bellator Ozzy Dugulubgov WSOF , and some other great fighters.

Just had awesome night month ago cornered all 4 fights on main card WSOF and all won plus 1 prelim with win ( don’t get too many nights like that !! )

Beyond Blessed to have an Awesome God , Best wife and family , business (Pinos Pizza, Woodbridge, NJ) Best GYM and team IN THE WORLD Rabjj Renzo Gracie, train in the best MMA state in the world!! Beyond Blessed to even be CONSIDERED  for this AMAZING ONCE IN A LIFETIME AWARD !!!! Completely HUMBLED and THANKFUL!!!  JERSEY STRONG ALL DAY EVERY DAY!!!

God Bless and can’t begin to thank you.

–Mark Henry

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:

(Pic courtesy of FightNightPics.com)

World Class Kickboxing Championships 2 took place on Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Rahway, New Jersey. WCKC is a fast-growing kickboxing promotion run by the Dead Serious Promotions, which also puts on the famed Dead Serious MMA shows and sells kick ass Dead Serious Fight Gear.  Here are the official results from all the night's bouts:

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Amateur Kickboxing
Saturday, November 1, 2014

World Class Kickboxing Championships 2
Rahway Recreation Center
275 E. Milton Avenue
City of Rahway

CFFC 43 took place on Saturday, November 1 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Here are the official results of all the bouts.

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November 1, 2014
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Professional MMA
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 43 on PPV

Combat sports in New Jersey continue to thrive, and that's no surprise given the level of talent in the area.  The hits keep on coming this Saturday, November 1, 2014 when World Class Kickboxing Championship 2 takes place at the Rahway Rec Center, and brought to you by Dead Serious Fight Gear. Tickets are going fast, so get your now. Visit the World Class Kickboxing Championship website for more info.

(Pic courtesy of Fight Night Pics)

Trinity Kickboxing Championship 2, the fast rising New Jersey promotion founded by John Narleski, took place on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Here are the official results from all the bouts.

EVENT-
Kickboxing

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Trinity Kickboxing Championship
Trinity 2
Rahway Recreation Center
275 E. Milton Avenue
City of Rahway

If you are looking for a night of exciting kickboxing action, head on over to the Rahway Rec Center tonight in Rahway, New Jersey, where Trinity Kickboxing Championship 2 takes place. In the main event, Harley "Darkheart" Beekman takes on Shedrick "Chocolate Thunder" Goodridge in a fight that is guaranteed to produce to fireworks.

Check out the Trinity Kickboxing Championship website for more details.

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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:

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