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(Carl Macarenhas, Brian Collins, CJ Mascarenhas and a bevy of beauties)

Asylum Fight League 39 took place on Saturday and it was, as usual, an amazing show.  The Asylum lightheavyweight crown was up for grabs, and Rami Awad and Brian Collins both fought like champions.  After three grueling rounds, Collins earned a unanimous decision victory and the Asylum Fight League championship belt.  It was a great fight, and a hard fought, well deserved victory for Collins.  I already look forward to Brian defending the strap.

The rest of the card was exceptional as well.  Stealing the show were the two female fighters, who set a blistering pace in their three round war. Ashley Miller and Allycia Mitchell both gave everything they had, and it was the hardest fight to score.  Miller won a razor thin split decision, but both women have reason to be very proud of their performances.

As usual the crowd was totally into all the fights, and they were treated to some great action throughout the night.  The Golden Nugget Casino Hotel is a great venue, and  Carl Mascarenhas and his son CJ run a top notch promotion.  The Asylum is a family affair, and the fighters and fans certainly felt the family vibe throughout the evening.  I had a blast ring announcing the event, and look forward to the next show.

Check out the Asylum Fight League website for more videos and pics, and catch the replays on MSXN.  Also, check out Kevin Wuchter's amazing photography of the event at FinalRoundPhotography.com.

Here are the official results of the show:

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is  extremely proud of its inaugural class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Meadowlands on December 7, 2012.

On December 7th, Dave Tirelli will be inducted as New Jersey’s “Pioneer MMA Fighter.”

Dave Tirelli was the first of many fighters to come out of TSMMA. He competed in Bare-knuckle Full Contact tournaments such as the Challenge of Champions. He remained undefeated in bare knuckle competition after 12 fights. He also holds a record of 6-0 in Muay Thai.

Tirelli first fought in professional MMA in June 1999 in Clearwater, Florida at the Xtreme Combat Championships. He also competed at RSF’s Redemption in the Valley. He is a veteran of Reality Fighting 2 and 3, as well as Ring of Combat 3 and 4. He holds victories over the UFC’S Luke Cummo and Tom DeBlass.

Following retiring from competition, he coached and cornered many TSMMA fighters and champions that reached great heights competing regularly in UFC, Bellator, and ROC.

Dave Tirelli has also judged the UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator and Ring of Combat for the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

Now, as a master head instructor, Sensei Tirelli has the experience of teaching thousands of students, helping many change their lives. His passion for teaching contributes to the success of his students. Sensei Tirelli is credited for getting his adult students in the best shape of their lives, and has had students lose over 100 pounds thru his training and nutritional counseling. Where Sensei Tirelli really shines is teaching children of all ages and needs such ADHD and Autism. Sensei Tirelli focuses on building their confidence through both self discipline and self defense and giving them the strength to say no to peer pressure and to carry that confidence into their adulthood.

Sensei Tirelli and his family reside in River Dell and he teaches out of Elmwood Park.

Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at www.njmmaawards.com. Discount hotel room rates at the Crowne Plaza can be also obtained by calling 877-227-6963 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.

New Jersey is building a rich tradition in non-boxing martial arts and our goal is to recognize these individuals and entities. Our goal is to honor those involved with New Jersey martial arts and to celebrate with them, at an evening with family and friends. Our focus is on those directly involved in New Jersey martial arts. This truly is a historical moment in our State’s combat sports history as our intent is to have the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame continue for many years and serve as a record for those outstanding individuals involved in martial arts in our State.

We hope you will join us on December 7, 2012. 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.

Let the madness begin!  Tomorrow night, September 22, Asylum Fight League 39 takes place at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The Asylum is one of the absolute best amateur MMA promotions in the country, and the fighters always leave everything in the cage.  And as always, I will be hosting the show from that very same cage, so be sure to check it out.

If you can't be down at the Golden Nugget for the live action, you can still watch the fights live on MSXN TV.  Don't miss a single fight, as tomorrow's MMA stars fight today. And check out the Asylum Fight League website for videos and other goodies from previous shows.

See you at the Golden Nugget!

The Warriors Cup show is back with more professional and amateur Muay Thai action next Saturday, September 29 at the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, New Jersey.  The card is shaping up very nicely, and as usual the match ups are outstanding. The main event features two amazing Muay Thai practitioners, Rami Ibrahim and Ognjen Topic vying for the WBC National US Title. If you are an MMA fan, it's a chance to check out the one striking art that every mixed martial artist studies--in its purest form.  Elbows, fists and knees will be flying, so be sure to check out this great night of striking action.

For more info, check out the Warriors Cup website.  I will also have more on this event as we get closer to the date.  I am pumped to once again be hosting the show from inside the ring, and look forward to seeing you all there!

Here is the top of the card:

WBC NATIONAL US TITLE
RAMI IBRAHIM  VS  OGNJEN TOPIC

WBC FULL RULES- PRO BOUTS
MARCUS FISHER    VS    MAKSIM ISHKOV
LIAM TARRANT      VS    KEVIN MOLINA
JAY MATIAS          VS    CHRIS MAUCERI

STACKED AMATEUR UNDERCARD
3 A-CLASS FULL RULES AMATEUR BOUTS
2 AMATEUR TITLES

10 B-CLASS AMATEUR BOUTS

WEAPONS 9 PROMOTIONS WILL CAP OFF 2012 WITH
WARRIORS CUP XVI(16) ON NOVEMBER 3RD

 

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its inaugural class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Meadowlands on December 7, 2012.

On December 7th, Chris Tran will be inducted as the Muay Thai Match Maker of the Year.

Chris Tran resides in New Jersey with his family. He currently is a Muay Thai instructor for Weapons 9 and at Modern Martial Arts in New Jersey.

Chris is a life long practitioner of martial arts who has won USKBA titles in Muay Thai and WEKAF titles in Escrima.

Chris has served as the match maker for all sixteen Weapons 9 Warriors Cup Muay Thai events held in this State.

Chris is well known for matching fair, competitive and exciting bouts. He is respected and trusted throughout the industry. He acts with the utmost integrity and has an extremely calm demeanor.

Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at www.njmmaawards.com. Discount hotel room rates at the Crowne Plaza can be also obtained by calling 877-227-6963 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.

New Jersey is building a rich tradition in non-boxing martial arts and our goal is to recognize these individuals and entities. Our goal is to honor those involved with New Jersey martial arts and to celebrate with them, at an evening with family and friends. Our focus is on those directly involved in New Jersey martial arts. This truly is a historical moment in our State’s combat sports history as our intent is to have the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame continue for many years and serve as a record for those outstanding individuals involved in martial arts in our State.

We hope you will join us on December 7, 2012. 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.

The Asylum Fight League is back with its 39th big show this Saturday, September 22 at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The Asylum is one of MMA's top amateur promotions, and each event is insane!  If you can't be down at the Golden Nugget for the live action, you can still watch the fights live on MSXN TV.  Don't miss a single fight, as tomorrow's MMA stars fight today.

See you at the show!

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its inaugural class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Meadowlands on December 7, 2012.

On December 7th, Rugilo will be inducted into the first class of honorees.

Rugilo is a lifelong practitioner of the martial arts, and began her Thai training under the tutelage of James Wellington.

Rugilo fought in the first Muay Thai event ever held at the prestigious Madison Square Garden. In this March 2012 contest, Rugilo captured a WKA title.

Rugilo also fought and won in both 2011 and 2012 at the first Thai shows ever held in an Atlantic City casino; Bally’s.

Rugilo currently operates a martial arts school, GirlFight, located in Toms River.

Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at www.njmmaawards.com. Discount hotel room rates at the Crowne Plaza can be also obtained by calling 877-227-6963 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.

New Jersey is building a rich tradition in non-boxing martial arts and our goal is to recognize these individuals and entities. Our goal is to honor those involved with New Jersey martial arts and to celebrate with them, at an evening with family and friends. Our focus is on those directly involved in New Jersey martial arts. This truly is a historical moment in our State’s combat sports history as our intent is to have the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame continue for many years and serve as a record for those outstanding individuals involved in martial arts in our State.

We hope you will join us on December 7, 2012. 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.

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its inaugural class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Meadowlands on December 7, 2012.

On December 7th, Vladimir Borodine will be honored as the Muay Thai Judge of the Year.

Vladimir is the head instructor at the famed Boridin’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York.

He was born in Odessa in the Ukraine, Russia. He has competed in over 250 contests and was a national champion of the Ukraine. He was a five time Soviet army champion.

He was presented with his Kru at the Master Pimu camp in Bangkok, Thailand long after starting with Grandmaster Thom Harnick of Holland and continuing his studies with Arjarn Tony Moore, Kru Vtali Rykov of Russia, Hadj Bettahar of France and Marco DeCesaris of Italy.

He has organized many muay Thai tournaments and has been a multiple time representative of US national muay Thai teams. He founded the first muay Thai association in Russia.

He is a licensed muay Thai and kickboxing judge and referee with the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.  In that capacity, he has worked the first regulated professional rules Muay Thai shows in the history of the State.

Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at www.njmmaawards.com. Discount hotel room rates at the Crowne Plaza can be also obtained by calling 877-227-6963 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.

New Jersey is building a rich tradition in non-boxing martial arts and our goal is to recognize these individuals and entities. Our goal is to honor those  involved with New Jersey martial arts and to celebrate with them, at an evening with family and friends. Our focus is on those directly involved in New Jersey martial arts. This truly is a historical moment in our State’s combat sports history as our intent is to have the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame continue for many years and serve as a record for those outstanding individuals involved in martial arts in our State.

We hope you will join us on December 7, 2012. 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.

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its inaugural class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Meadowlands on December 7, 2012.

On December 7th, Jim Genia will be inducted as New Jersey’s Media Personality of the Year.

Jim Genia is the author of Raw Combat: The Underground World of Mixed Martial Arts, and has covered the sport of mixed martial arts since 2001. For nine years he was a writer and editor for Full Contact Fighter magazine, and has sat ringside for hundreds of fighting events, covering the action and penning over a thousand articles on the subject.

He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at www.njmmaawards.com. Discount hotel room rates at the Crowne Plaza can be also obtained by calling 877-227-6963 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.

New Jersey is building a rich tradition in non-boxing martial arts and our goal is to recognize these individuals and entities. Our goal is to honor those involved with New Jersey martial arts and to celebrate with them, at an evening with family and friends. Our focus is on those directly involved in New Jersey martial arts. This truly is a historical moment in our State’s combat sports history as our intent is to have the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame continue for many years and serve as a record for those outstanding individuals involved in martial arts in our State.

We hope you will join us on December 7, 2012. 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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