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Former Bellator champion Lyman Good is headlining Warriors Cup XVII on June 1 at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey.  Good, a world class mixed martial artist, will test his Muay Thai skills against the dangerous and experienced kickboxer Strahina Ivanovic.  This fight is sure to be explosive and it tops another outstanding Warriors Cup card.

Warriors Cup, which made history by bringing WBC sanctioned Muay Thai events to New Jersery, is Muay Thai's premier promotion on the East Coast.  Their cards are always stacked with the top professional and Muay Thai talent in the world.  This is a can't miss event, so be sure to get your tickets early, as it's sure to be another sell out.  For tickets and info, visit the Warriors Cup website.

See you at the show!

Two titles were defended and a heart was stolen, Saturday night.  All in a nights work for the folks over at Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC).  The Borgata was jam packed and the raucous crowd came to see some action.  They certainly got what they came for.  The South Jersey based fight organization has yet to disappoint with their brand of MMA.  The expansion to PA, DE, and VA certainly doesn’t hurt, but these guys have found a home in Atlantic City.

The story of Bobby Fabrizi and Alfred Alo’s three round war was all about heart.  These warriors went toe to toe, fought through exhaustion, and not one ounce of quit was shown.  This one is up for fight of the night and rightfully deserved.  Takedowns ended up being the deciding factor in this fight and Fabrizi came away with the unanimous decision win and found himself back on track, improving to 3-1 and getting better with every fight.

If you thought Fabrizi’s gutsy performance in this fight stole the show, think again.  Fabrizi topped that performance by dropping to a knee and proposing to his longtime girlfriend and CFFC cage girl, Melanie Truxton, in the center of the cage.  Don’t worry; she said yes and with that victory, Fabrizi went 2-0 for the night.  Not too shabby, Bobby.  Congrats to you both, Bobby and Melanie.  Best wishes for a long and happy future.  The first in-cage wedding, perhaps?

The main event was a scrap for the welterweight championship.  George Sullivan was on a mission, Saturday night.  After a great camp, “The Silencer” was more focused than ever and looked to be in the best shape we have seen him in yet.  George spent the majority of the first round defending against takedowns and despite being taken down several times; he still took the round by out striking the previously unbeaten, Brandon Becker from the ground.

Round two was all Sullivan as he used his superior striking to neutralize Becker’s wrestling.  The fight spilled to the mat and Sullivan unleashed some brutal ground and pound and forced the referee to call a stop to the action about halfway into the round.  Sullivan improves to 13-3 and this was George’s third title defense as the king of the welterweight division at CFFC.  Big things should be coming Sullivan’s way as the Pellegrino MMA standout seems to get better and better every time he gets in the cage.

The flyweight championship was also on the line Saturday night and Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella claimed another victim en route to his fourth successful title defense as champion of the 125-ers.  Dave Morgan showed up, but had no answer for Santella’s slick Jiu-Jitsu.  Morgan got the fight to the ground as he had planned to, but that ended up being his downfall.  Santella’s BJJ took over and Morgan found himself taking a nap after being locked in a triangle choke and put to sleep.  Santella continues to impress and improves to 13-3-1.  Hopefully this AMA Fight Club star will get to grace the UFC octagon sooner than later.

As if the night was not exciting enough, Zach “Fun-Size” Makovsky made his highly anticipated CFFC debut.  The Bellator vet and former champion had a tough challenge ahead of him in Claudio Ledesma.  Zach overcame some tough situations and came out victorious by way of unanimous decision.  Ledesma out forth a tremendous effort, but Makovsky’s experience and skill proved to be too much for Claudio on this night.  Rumor has it, this win may put Makovsky in line to challenge Sean Santella for “Shorty-Rock’s” flyweight crown.  You will not want to miss that one.

We also saw some outstanding performances from Jay Haas and Derrick Kennington.  Both fighters came away victorious with some impressive showings.  Despite mediocre records, these guys showed some impressive skills and should continue to improve.  You will not want to take either fighter lightly.

The next show for Cage Fury will be CFFC 25 in Valley Forge, PA on June 22nd.  Get your tickets ASAP and catch some of the East Coast’s very best MMA.  This rapidly expanding promotion keeps getting better and is one of the best organizations out there right now.  A return to The Borgata in Atlantic City should take place a little later this year.  Head over to www.cffc.tv for tickets and more information and as it becomes available.

 

Carl Mascarenhas of the Asylum Fight League has worked long and hard to put together a world class, $100K one night tournament to find the best Middleweight MMA fighter on the planet.  The event is expected to take place November 2nd, on the Caribbean Island of Saint Lucia.  The Grand Prix will feature 16 fighters in total, representing 8 countries.  And the winner gets a check for one hundred thousand dollars!

Caged Insider did a nice write up on the tournament and spoke to Carl about his plans:

“We’re there; we found a home in Saint Lucia. The people were fantastic” Mascarenhas told Caged Insider.com. “The boxing commission there, the Prime Minister of Sports, the Prime Minister of Tourism, they were fabulous to deal with and they welcomed us with open arms.”

The Asylum will be holding tryouts this June in AC and Vegas, so if you are a fighter and want to compete, check out the Asylum Fight League website for details.

We'll have more on this story as it develops, and I will be interviewing Carl down at the Golden Nugget on May 25 at the Asylum Fight League 41 event. So stay tuned!


Asylum Fight League is back!  Atlantic City's premier amateur fight league is back with its 41st big show on May 25 at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel.  If you've never been to an Asylum show, do yourself a favor and check it out live on May 25.  The fights are always insane, and the venue is good as it gets in AC.  You will be a fan forever by attending just one show.  Carl Mascarenhas does an outstanding job in making sure that the fans get their money's worth.  He always brings in the best camps and finest up and coming talent in the fight game.

I am honored to once again be hosting the show from inside the cage at the Golden Nugget.  Last time out, we saw some of the best MMA action on the planet, and this show is shaping up to be even bigger and better.  Check out the Asylum Fight League website for ticket info.

See you at the Asylum!

 

Full rules Muay Thai is back when Warriors Cup presents Warriors Cup XVII on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey!  The Warriors Cup is the East Coast's premier Muay Thai promotion and their shows always attract world class talent.  I am honored to be the ring announcer for this shows, so come join me at Schuetzen Park on June 1!  For ticket info, check out the Warriors Cup website or click the poster above.  See you at Schuetzen Park!

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Dead Serious MMA is going all out on June 8, 2013, with seven titles up for grabs!  Dead Serious MMA Night of Champions takes place at the famed Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey.  It's a great venue and a fitting location to crown seven champions in one night!  Don't miss this show.  Check out the Dead Serious MMA website for ticket info or just click on the poster above.  See you at the Collins Arena!

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Gold Medal MMA had to switch venues just two days before the show, and yet they managed to get it done, and the fans in attendance at Schuetzen Park were glad they did.  Twelve fights took place last night, and all of them were excellent.  I had a blast ring announcing the show, and look forward to the next Gold Medal MMA event.

Here are the official results from last night's action:

There has been a venue change for this Saturday's Gold Medal MMA show which was supposed to take place in Metuchen, New Jersey.  The show will now happen at the famed Schuetzen Park, 3167 Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen, New Jersey, just minutes from the Lincoln Tunnel.  Schuetzen Park is a great venue and I've hosted quite a few shows there.  There is a bar and kitchen on site and it's always a party at Schuetzen Park.  It's not far from the original venue, so there is no need to miss this event.  Just reprogram your GPS and head on over to North Bergen, NJ!  See you at the show!

Get ready for Gold Medal MMA, coming to the Metuchen Sportspex in Metuchen, New Jersey this Saturday April 20, 2013!  Fifteen bouts are scheduled, featuring some of New Jersey's and the East Coast's finest amateur MMA talent.  Many great schools are represented on the card, and the Sportsplex is a great venue in which to enjoy mixed martial arts action.

I am honored to be hosting the show from inside the cage, and I'm looking forward to some great fights.  For tickets, hit up the Gold Medal MMA website or call 201-538-4843.  Check out the complete card below (card subject to change).

See you at the Metuchen Sportsplex!

1
147
Ref Velasquez
Kris Rivero vs. Brandon Browne
Judges Krawiec, Sernack and Vrlaku

2
161
Ref Kerrigan
Ron Templeton  vs. Aleksey Khakimov
Judges Krawiec, Sernack and Ruglio

3
235
Ref Carolei
Kevin Ranski  vs. Fred Hemmerich
Hemmerich needs CFW
Judges Ruglio, Sernack and Vrlaku

4
182
Ref Carolei
Ezequiel Flores  vs. Sy Strong
Judges Ruglio, Sernack and Vrlaku

5
147
Ref Kerrigan
Herney Herrera vs. Mike Jenkins
Judges Krawiec, Ruglio and Vrlaku

6
235
Ref Carolei
Adam Timberlake  vs. Karl Robinson
Judges Krawiec, Sernack and Ruglio

7
175
Ref Carolei
Travis Foster  vs. Donald Brooks
Judges Krawiec, Sernack and Ruglio

8
140
Ref Kerrigan
Diego Lopez vs. Mike Robinson
Judges Ruglio, Sernack and Vrlaku


9
147
Ref Velasquez
Sergio DeBari  vs. Mario Hernandez
Judges Krawiec, Ruglio and Vrlaku


10
197
Ref Carolei
Giovany Santiago vs. Rafal Niewiarowski
Judges Krawiec, Sernack and Ruglio


11
168
Ref Velasquez
Alejandro Dominguez  vs. Mustafa Khalil
Judges Krawiec, Sernack and Vrlaku


12
140
Ref Velasquez
Robert Wallin vs. Martin LeConte
Judges Krawiec, Sernack and Vrlaku


13
154
Ref Kerrigan
Dan Powell vs. Richard Zimmerer
Judges Krawiec, Ruglio and Vrlaku


14
168
Ref Velasquez
Justin Francisco vs. Alex Stine
Judges Krawiec, Sernack and Vrlaku

15
135
Ref Kerrigan
Erly Abrigo vs. Anthony Genovese
Judges Krawiec, Sernack and Vrlaku

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