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Dan Miller

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, Dan Miller will be inducted as MMA Fighter.

Dan was born into a family of wrestlers, and spent his childhood wrestling in Sparta, NJ alongside his older brother, Mike, and his younger brother, Jim. After graduating high school, Jim and Dan began framing houses with their father, Mike, and looking for a way to satisfy their competitive needs began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Planet Jiu Jitsu. Within six months of beginning training the brothers made their professional mixed martial arts debuts at Reality Fighting 10, with Dan securing a first round triangle choke victory. After his third fight with Reality Fighting, Dan moved to Cage Fury Fighting Championships where another one-round victory saw him earn his first chance at a title. Dan took on Lance Everson at CFFC 2 and following an early slam, transitioned to the back and sunk in a fight-ending rear naked choke to take home the CFFC Middleweight Title.

Following his first title defense, an injury to Fabio Leopoldo set Dan up with the opportunity to make his International Fight League debut, fighting for Renzo Gracie’s Pitbulls in the IFL Semifinals. Facing off against Dave Phillips, Dan caught Phillips as his opponent attempted to scramble from his back to his feet, locking on a guillotine choke which quickly put Phillips to sleep. The choke remains one of the most famous submissions in MMA history. The victory was impressive enough to earn Dan a title shot with the IFL, and a first round kneebar of the champion Ryan McGivern earned Dan his second belt, and a chance with the UFC.

Dan has been with the UFC for more than six years and has faced many of the toughest middleweights to ever step foot inside of the Octagon. With four submissions victories, including a Submission of the Night against Ricardo Funch in front of a hometown crowd at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, Dan can always be counted on to deliver an entertaining fight. Looking to pass on what they’ve learned in their near decade of experience fighting professionally, Dan and Jim opened their own mixed martial arts gym in their hometown of Sparta in November 2014, serving both fighters and casual martial artists. With a quickly growing fight team, they are excited to be grooming the next generation of New Jersey mixed martial artists, passing on their experience to ensure that New Jersey maintains its reputation as one of the premier breeding grounds for top MMA talent.

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.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:

Mike Dolce #2

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, Mike Dolce will be inducted as MMA Nutritionist.

Mike Dolce used to be a municipal tax assessor in New Jersey and weighed 280 pounds.  After working his way all the way down to 170 pounds, he quit his job to take up mixed martial arts fighting.  He stands 5 feet, 11 inches.  He began his professional career with three straight wins, two via decisions and one via technical knockout.  The next four, however, were not so successful.  He lost his next four fights under his coach Matt Lindland.  Now he is a member of the International Fight
League Organization under Portland Wolfpack.

Outside the ring, Mike Dolce serves as the conditioning coach for Oregon-based Team Quest.

Mike Dolce is part of the cast of reality mixed martial arts competition The Ultimate Fighter. Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest on Spike TV.  This latest installment features 32 middleweight fighters who will vie for a six-figure, multi-fight contract with the organization Ultimate Fighting Championship.  The cast is immediately trimmed down to the final 16 fighters to move in the house.  For this season, the fighters are divided into two teams, each coached by UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson and Light heavyweight number 1 contender and season one winner Forrest Griffin.

He is married to Brandy Dolce.

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.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:

Henry Hascup #2

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, Henry Hascup will be inducted as USA Boxing.

Henry Hascup is a noted boxing historian and ring announcer, who is famous as the man called upon to give the eulogy at the funeral of hundreds of deceased boxers, calling on his historical expertise in the field of boxing to tell their families the story of the boxer’s life in the ring.

Henry Hascup’s contributions to the sport of boxing are too numerous to list. His most noteworthy endeavors to date, which continue to advance the sport of boxing, include: President of the New Jersey Diamond Gloves competition for the past 26 years (Amateur Golden Gloves) President of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame for 28 Years President for the fourth year of the New Jersey Association of USA Boxing, which oversees amateur boxing Contributing editor of Boxrec online, dealing with ring records of professional boxers and officials Charter member of the International Boxing Research Organization International Boxing Hall of Fame Modern Committee and Old Timer’s committee member Regional supervisor for the International Boxing Association Boxing historian for Ring 8, the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame and the Boxing Writer’s Association of America Board member with the AAIB Serving as Master of Ceremonies for many sporting events in the Metropolitan New York-New Jersey region

Hascup has served as ring announcer for over eight hundred amateur and professional bouts, most frequently in New York State, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He is known for the 9 count (rather than the traditional 10 count ringing of the bell) for fallen boxers. As for why Hascup rings a 9 count for fallen boxers and luiminaries (instead of the traditional 10 count) instead of 10 count, according to Hascup, “A small part of them (the departed fighter) will stay with the family and friends, and help to perpetuate and live on the memory of that fighter, a small part of them to the next generation. The 10 count is final, the 9 count is not.

Through his work with the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, Hascup’s ongoing charitable endeavors help out down and out boxers financially, as well as his paying for funeral processions and tombstones of departed fighters. “Through the efforts of our New Jersey Hall of Fame board members, we personally visit ex-fighters in need, help them, bring them groceries, call them, and let them know somebody cares, so they (the boxers) are not forgotten,” explained Hascup. Incredibly, Hascup has done well over 200 eulogies for departed boxers, trainers and luminaries known to the sport, including such well known names as Emile Griffith, Gil Clancy, Howie Albert, Arturo Gatti, Joey Giardello, Tippy Larkin, Rocky Castellini, Joe Miceli, Paul Cavalier and Johnny Colon.

We hope you will join us on December 5, 2014 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:

Tommy Dowd

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, tommy Dowd will be inducted as Muay Thai Trainer.

Tom Dowd was introduced to Muay Thai in 1996 while training under Kru James Wellington, who fought and trained under Kru Phil Nurse from The Wat in New York City. Tom trained in the martial art for one year until the opportunity to work in law enforcement and the obligations of starting a family required that he devote more time away from Muay Thai training.

Tom started training once again in 2000 and was able to compete in five smoker fights as well as two sanctioned fights. After several years of training on and off, Tom decided in 2008 to open his own school in Wall Township with his partner Tracy Dowd and named the school Impact Martial Arts Academy with the focus that the school would have an impact on their students’ lives.

Since the inception of Impact Martial Arts Academy, Tom and Tracy have had hundreds of students both young and old come through the doors of their school. Some students come just to work out. Other students just need a place to get away or want to meet new people, while others join who want to fight competitively at Muay Thai.

Tom has also been invited on several occasions to teach the art of Muay Thai at the Monmouth County Police Academy. Tom has trained with and was a regular sparring partner for UFC fighter Kurt Pellegrino as well as current UFC fighter Nick Catone whom he has trained and cornered in several of his professional fights. Since opening Impact in March of 2008, the school has had two amateur Muay Thai belt holders and Impact Martial Arts Academy looks forward to a bright future.

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.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, Justin Greskiewicz will be inducted as Muay Thai fighter.

Justin is one of the top pound for pound Muay Thai fighters in the country. He fights anywhere from 140-147 lbs, but has fought as light as 138 lbs and as heavy as 155 lbs as a professional. Justin has been fighting since June 2005, and has amassed over 65 fights to date, 25 amateur and 40 professional.
Justin has fought some of the top fighters in the world, including Malaipet Sasiprapa, Kevin Ross, Salah Kalifah, Matt Embree, Shane Campbell, and Liam Harrison. Justin is one of the few East Coast fighters who has earned a WBC title belt, an international title agains the WBC UK champion, Bernie Mendietta of England. Justin has competed in some of the nation’s largest promotions, including Lion Fight and K-1.

Justin has been a staple in the Muay Thai community, working to grow Muay Thai in America. In addition to competing often on the country’s biggest stages, Justin is the owner and head coach at Stay Fly Muay Thai in Philadelphia, PA. He is also a NJSACB referee and judge, has worked as a judge at Lion Fight, and as a referee for the WKA.

Justin works as a striking coach for some of Philadelphia’s top MMA fighters. His clients include UFC fighters Charlie Brenneman and Zack Makovsky, as well as Bellator’s Will Martinez. Justin also had the pleasure of being the main event on both New Jersey and Pennsylvania’s first full rules Muay Thai events, historical milestones he is very proud of.

Justin’s love for the sport of Muay Thai makes him eager to share his knowledge and passion with those who have a chance to train with him. Whether a beginner student, aspiring fighter, or established professional, Justin can help you expand you knowledge and love for Muay Thai.

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.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:

Lou Neglia and Dead Serious MMA teamed up on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Rahway Rec Center for a night of amateur MMA action. Here are the official results from all the night's bouts.

EVENT-

Amateur MMA
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lou Neglia Ring of Combat 19 and Dead Serious MMA
Rahway Recreation Center
275 E. Milton Avenue
City of Rahway


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, Dylan Wanagiel will be inducted as Prestigious Achievement.

Dylan is an energetic event developer and marketing executive with over 20 years experience in the live event industry, combining all aspects of event booking and production throughout a vast array of sporting events such as: Amateur Wrestling (Executive Producer of “Grapple at the Garden”), College/High Scool Basketball, WWE live and televised events, Professional & Amateur Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai/Kick-boxing, PBR, NFL & NBA Drafts, NFL Honors, Gymnastics, Track & Field, Lacrosse, Action Sports, etc), as well as Consumer/Trade Shows, Network Upfronts, Corporate Meetings, and Film/TV Productions.

Current position, held since 2006, includes the booking and marketing of Sports-related events in the recently Transformed Madison Square Garden Arena, The Theater at MSG, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theatre, The Chicago Theatre, The Forum (LA), CPAC Wang Theatre (Boston), and other external venues/locations.

Served as a member of the WrestleMania 29 Local Organizing Committee, and currently serving on the board of the Metropolitan Wrestling Association.

Specialties: Relationship building, new business development, event creation, contract negotiation, and client services.

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.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, 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:

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