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:
Felix Martinez - MMA Promoter
Dave Mastrogiovanni - MMA Promoter
Carl Mascarenhas - Amateur MMA Promoter
Mark Shopp - Pioneer Fighter
Dave Sholler - Public Relations
Larry Cureton - Kickboxing
Paul Querido - Trainer / Cutman
Brett Hlavacek - Muay Thai Fighter
Dave Weinberg - Media
Sam Marji - Amateur MMA Trainer
Tom DeBlass - Grappling
Gary Gudzak - Inspector
Brian Blue - Conditioning
Steve Rivera - Wrestling Coach
Derek Riddick - Kickboxing Promoter
Mike Massenzio - MMA Fighter
Ricco Rodriguez - Pioneer MMA Fighter
Frank Savahna - Boxing
Lyman Good - MMA Fighter
Kevin Thompson - Kickboxing