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The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its fourth class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the fourth dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 4, 2015.

On December 4th, Mark Shopp will be inducted as Pioneer Fighter.

Mark Shopp came from a long line of fighters in his family, his grandfather and father were both pro boxers.

At 12 years old, Mark began boxing at the Middletown boxing club under Bill Ballback, Vinny, Mr. Davies and a pro boxer by the name of Freddy Boyton. By 1978 Mark had won his first fight in an exhibition against Sean Brown of Trenton, the end of that year he went on to win his first Junior Olympics and two more wins in 1979 and 1981. In 1983 Mark also won the New Jersey State Gold Golden Gloves. In 1983 Mark left for the military serving in the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division, serving with the elite and training for over 7 years. Leaving the military Mark started Mixed Martial Arts training, which at time was called NHB (No Holds Barred).

On February 26, 2000 he fought in the first commissioned MMA event on the East Coast- Ring of Combat at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City under a promoter by the name of Lou Neglia.

Mark has trained with some of the best fighters in the world including; Bas Rutten, Coban, Gokor, Gene LaBell, and Renzo Gracie. While also attending seminars with Pete Williams, Guy Metzger, Oleg Taktra, Burt Valle, and Tito Ortiz. With teammates like "Big" Dan Miragliotta, Dan Fisher, Eddie Cruz, and leg lock Dave Lopez.

In his 34 years of experience, expertise and knowledge he is still training new and upcoming fighters everyday with schools located in NJ, FL , NC, and TX under his Pitts Pen Submissions Team, and is constantly looking for new fighters.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

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The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its fourth class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the fourth dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 4, 2015.

On December 4th, David Weinberg will be inducted as Media.

David Weinberg, a 30-year member of The Press of Atlantic City's sports department, began covering mixed martial arts in 2004, when the UFC staged a card at Boardwalk Hall featuring former standouts such as Tito Ortiz and Matt Hughes. Over the years, he has  chronicled the sport's growth in the Atlantic City area with stories about the UFC, Ring of Combat and Vineland-based Cage Fury Fighting Championships, as well as features on MMA's top fighters, officials, promoters, and referees.

Some of his articles in the MMA field included stories on Frankie Edgar, Kimbo Slice, Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller, as well as local MMA fighters such as Jeff Lentz, Mike Wilcox and Tim Williams, plus referee Gasper Oliver and judge Jose Tabora.

Earlier this year, Weinberg was also selected for induction into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame.

Weinberg, 57, is a graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School and Appalachian State University (N.C.). He resides in North Cape May with his wife of 33 years, Karen. The couple also has two children, Ashley and Kyle, and are about to become grandparents for the first time in February.

We hope you will join us on December 4, 2015. 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.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

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The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its fourth class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the fourth dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 4, 2015

On December 4th, Tom DeBlass will be inducted as Grappler.

Tom was born May 14, 1982. He is the son of Tom and Debra DeBlass.  In high school he was a County Champion, school record holder Long Jumper and state place winner graduating from Central Regional High school in 2000. He went on to Graduate Monmouth University in 2004 with a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education.

Tom DeBlass is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Ricardo Almeida and world class competitor winning such titles as Pan American, National and World Championships in the Adult divisions. He is the only person in NJ history to win the North American ADCC trials two times. He is also a multiple Grapplers quest Champion, two time ADCC veteran, and one of the most respected competitors in the world of submission grappling.  Tom is also a former 2 division Ring Of Combat champion along with a UFC and Bellator veteran.

DeBlass opened his own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, in 2006, Ocean County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His Academy host's 300 students. He has produced his own World Champion students, along with numerous Black Belts. He resides in Forked River NJ with his wife Delilah DeBlass with their two children Isabelle and Thomas.

We hope you will join us on December 4, 2015 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.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

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The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its fourth class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the fourth dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 4, 2015

On December 4th, Dave Sholler will be inducted as Public Relations.

Dave Sholler serves as Vice President of Public Relations and Athlete Marketing for the UFC. Heading into his eighth year with the largest mixed martial arts promotion in the world, Sholler oversees public relations efforts for the organization’s 40+ live, global events and roster of nearly 600 athletes. In 2014, Sholler was given the added responsibility of overseeing the organization’s newly-formed Athlete Marketing and Development Division, which focuses on its athletes health, well-being, education, and career maximization. Today, Sholler manages a team of more than 20 full-time employees, as well as several leading agencies, while also serving as a key UFC spokesman at press events and on his favorite social media channel, Twitter.

Prior to leading the UFC’s public relations efforts, Sholler worked for UFC’s sister company, WEC. There, he helped build the profiles of top MMA stars Urijah Faber, Anthony Pettis, Dominick Cruz, and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

A native of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Sholler is a 2006 graduate of The Richard Stockton University with a degree in Communications and a minor in Business. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Tiffany, and twin daughters Luciana Marie and Lindleigh Jean.

We hope you will join us on December 4, 2015 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.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

Dead Serious MMA 16 took place on October 10, 2015 at the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, New Jersey. As usual the card was stacked and the night featured submissions, knockouts and close decisions.  Here are the official results:

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Dead Serious MMA returns with their first show of the fall. Dead Serious MMA 16 takes place on October 10, 2015 at the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, New Jersey. For ticket info, visit DeadSeriousMMA.com.

And don't forget to gear up and watch the fights in style. Check out DeadSeriousFightGear.com for the best MMA apparel on the Net!

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World Class Kickboxing IV took place on October 3, 2015 at the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, New Jersey. Here are the official results of all the night's bouts:

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The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud to announce the fourth class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

To see all of the inductees biograhies and pictures, please visit our website www.njmmaawards.com

This class will be honored at the Induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites Meadowlands Hotel  on December 4, 2015.

Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at www.njmmaawards.com.

Discount hotel room rates at La Quinta can be also obtained by calling 201-863-8700 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.

New Jersey has always been on the forefront of combat sports, and some of the biggest bouts in MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai history have taken place at various venues around the state.

New Jersey has had a boxing hall of fame since the 1960′s and, in a similar sense, we hope to recognize and honor those involved in combat martial arts such as MMA and MuayThai. 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 4, 2015. 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 friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of inductees:

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The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud to announce the fourth class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

To see all of the inductees biograhies and pictures, please visit our website www.njmmaawards.com

This class will be honored at the Induction dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites Meadowlands Hotel  on December 4, 2015.

Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at www.njmmaawards.com.

Discount hotel room rates at La Quinta can be also obtained by calling 201-863-8700 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.

New Jersey has always been on the forefront of combat sports, and some of the biggest bouts in MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai history have taken place at various venues around the state.

New Jersey has had a boxing hall of fame since the 1960′s and, in a similar sense, we hope to recognize and honor those involved in combat martial arts such as MMA and MuayThai. 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 4, 2015. 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 friends, fun, and music.

Here is the complete list of inductees:

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