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The American Mixed Martial Arts Fight League, noted for its commitment to fighters and fans, returns on Saturday, November 3, with Fight Night 5.  As always, the show takes place at the Newtown Athletic Club, located at 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA, and will feature amateur and professional mixed martial arts.

The AMMAFL has been growing rapidly and is now one of the top promotions in Pennsylvania.

Promoter Jim McCann explains:  "We started off as a relatively small show, just so we could establish ourselves as truly a professional organization, not only for the fans but for the fighters.  And I believe absolutely we've done that.  Every time out, the show gets bigger and better and we've had nothing but positive feedback from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission to the fighters to the managers to the fans, from the venue to the show, from the vendors--it's been great, a great experience."

The experience will continue and Jim and co-promoter Patrick Byrne look to take the AMMAFL to the next level.

"Coming forward into next year, we are looking to move into some bigger venues, perhaps some and some other areas that we're currently negotiating with," Jim said.  "We've been in discussions with some pretty big names, some past stars of the UFC and Pride that have expressed interest in fighting for us.  We certainly will have some nice surprises coming in 2013."

Right now, however, both men are focused on Fight Night 5.

"We're going to bring back some of the fighters that have fought in our shows in the past," Jim explained.  "Couple of guys have put on some great performances.  We've also been speaking with some of the top camps in the greater Philadelphia-New Jersey area and we're going to be bringing forth some of their up and coming stars.  We expect to have a great show from soup to nuts."

Women fighters will also be featured on the card. The AMMAFL has been ahead of the curve in putting on women's MMA bouts.

"Now everyone around us is also trying to put on a women's bout," Patrick observed.  "Just like we did in our last show.  Even the UFC is looking into it and Bellator is too.  I think the women are going to make it big and bring in the MMA world into a whole new level."

Women face unique challenges in the MMA world, not the least of which is finding training partners.

"There's not that many women in the gym--but I think you're going to see that grow—and with that said most of your women fighters actually have to spar with the guys," Patrick said.  "So they have to learn the techniques better and faster than the guys just to keep up and spar with the guys."

For Fight Night 5, Patrick and Jim plan on doing more of what they've been doing:  making fighters feel like stars.  Jim McCann is a former fighter himself, so he knows how difficult a road that is.

"I did fight," Jim said.  "I know what it's like to show up at an event and not have my opponent show up.  Or they switch someone out on you.  Or the accommodations were [terrible].   I came from that perspective.  And I wanted to try and make our show fighter friendly, so they wanted to fight for us and pursue us and say, hey, I just enjoy that show and I like fighting for those guys, they treat me well, my opponent was exactly who they said it was, they gave me all the right information, they made sure my paperwork was processed, there were no surprises for me.  And that's what I want the guys to say and they sure do appreciate it."

"I think also what the fighters like," Patrick added, "is that we have the biggest cage around.  We have a 30-foot cage.  The fighters can use the sauna rooms, the weight rooms, the day before the fight or the day of the fight if they still have to cut some weight in the morning or anything else.  Not really any other organization does what we do."

It is not only what Jim and Patrick do, it's where they do it.

"We hold it at the Newtown Athletic Club," Jim said.  "It is actually the fifth largest athletic club in the United States.  It's a great place.  It is approximately a 150,000 square foot facility with over ten thousand members.  It's simply gigantic.  It's very fan friendly, a state of the art facility.  So it's really a great place for us to put on shows.  There's not a bad seat in the house!"

Still, it takes more than a great venue and commitment to the fighters to make a great show.  Jim and Patrick have worked hard to get where they are.

"It's been a heck of a learning curve," Jim and Patrick explained.  "There's no Promoting a Show for Dummies book that's out there.  It had taken some time to learn all the ins and outs and develop relationships with all the people in the industry.   What we like to pride ourselves on is our professionalism.  We get back to people immediately when they call us.  We're upfront and honest with them on every aspect of what we do.  I have fighters out there fighting in different shows--it's a very tough business to be in and not everyone is so professional, not everyone gets back to you, and not everyone is truthful.  We try to do that.  And quite honestly, the feedback has been great because the fighters and the managers appreciate having us be straightforward with them.  And we actually probably do that to our own fault, quite honestly.   But we are proud of that and want to continue to do that and not pull any surprises on anybody when something is coming up."

The card for Fight Night 5 is in the preliminary stages, but it's already coming along nicely.

"We're working on the card right now," Jim and Patrick said.  "Contacting everybody on our gigantic checklist and making sure we don't drop the ball.  Now we're just making sure that we have everything so that this show can be the absolute best show that we've put on.  I'm absolutely convinced we're on the path for it to be a completely successful show. "

As fans of any AMMAFL Fight Night can tell you, they are treated like royalty at the show.

"For Fight Night 5, our VIP section will include, all food and beverages are included and we're even going to have servers come around and take your order and bring it to you, We feel if you are in the VIP section than you should be treated like a VIP," Patrick said.  "You don't have to get up and leave your seat."

Chances are, however, you will leave your seat as you cheer on your favorite fighters with standing ovations.

If any fighter would like to try to get on this card or a future card please contact Jim McCann or Patrick Byrne

For ticket information, please visit the AMMAFL website at www.AmericanMixedMartialArtsFightLeague.com.

About American Mixed Martial Arts Fight League:

The AMMAFL’s professionalism and dedication to putting on the most exciting action packed MMA Events is second to none!  We will absolutely deliver the kind of extraordinary show you will soon come to expect with top notch competitors, celebrity guests including former UFC & Boxing Champions, Philadelphia Sports Stars, vendor booths, frees giveaway’s and much much more.  Contact:  Jim McCann: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Patrick Byrne: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Rex "T-Rex" Harris is fighting at the MASS 2 event in Kingston, PA next Saturday March 24th.  The up and coming fighter was profiled recently on MMAMelee.com, and he is looking to live up to the hype come fight night.  I am excited to be the ring announcer for this event, and I can't wait to see T-Rex in action.  Click on the poster below for ticket information.  This is one show you do not want to miss!
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I am thrilled to have been selected as the ring announcer for MMA Melee's Mass 2 event, which takes place on Saturday, March 24th at the Kingston Armory in Kingston, PA.  The card is shaping up to be great, and I am definitely looking forward to all the action.  Click on the poster above for ticket info, or check out their website at WorldClassMass.com.  See you at the fights!

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Event Information
The Central Pennsylvania Warrior Challenge Presents: A Submission Grappling and Karate Tournament with over 200 Divisions for Men, Women, Children, and Teens of all Ages.

Just Added GI Divisions!!!!

Team  Competition (1st, 2nd , 3rd and 4th place)
-Total Combined Team Points
-Each Individual Win= 1 point
-1st Place Finisher=3 Points
-2nd Place Finisher=2 Points
-3rd Place Finisher= 1 points
-Absolute Winner= 4 points

3 Man Team Competition
- 155lb and below, 156 and above
-3 Team Members
-Win 2 out of 3 Bouts Team Advances

Absolute Division
(Submission Only No Time Limit)
- 155lb and below, 156 and above
-No Points, Win by Submission only

Cost: $35.00 (Cash or Check only). Make all checks payable to the Central Pennsylvania Warrior Challenge.

Registration Forms and Information at: www.warriorchallenge.info

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(Kasey Matthews and Jamie Driver throw down)

The American Mixed Martial Arts Fight League continues its ascent in the MMA world.  On Friday night, the fans went wild when 16 fighters left everything they had in the cage.  The sell out crowd was treated not only to great MMA action, but complimentary food and beverages were provided as well.  The venue at the Newtown Athletic Club was top notch, with great lighting and sound.  It was a pleasure ring announcing all the fights and enjoying the show.

For the first time ever, the AMMFL featured a women's MMA bout, and in my opinion it was the Fight of the Night.  Kasey Matthews and Jamie Driver provided fans with a three round war, with Driver coming out on top on the scorecards.  I had the fight a draw, and would love to see a rematch between these very talented and determined fighters.  It was truly a fight to remember.

Another very memorable fight was Des "The Predator" Green vs. Bam Bam Jones.  Jones came out and went into berserker mode against Green, even trying to fight after the end of the second round.  But Green showed great composure and a high skill level by weathering the storm and taking control of the fight.  Green, out of Team Bombsquad, won by unanimous decision.

All the fights were great, as the fighters gave their all.  I don't have all the official times handy, but will get that info and post it in a couple of days.  I can tell you that the Fight Night series is here to stay, though, and I'm already looking forward to Fight Night 5.

Promoters Jim McCann and Patrick Byrne do an outstanding job on all facets of the fight game. They know how to match make put on an event, and it shows.  If you are near the Philly area, do yourselves a favor and check out a Fight Night event live.

For a replay of all the action, check out UStream.tv/bslive.

 

It's fight week!  The final arrangements are being put in place as the American Mixed Martial Arts Fight League makes ready for this Friday night's big card.  Promoter Jim McCann is rapidly taking the AMMAFL to the top of Pennsylvania's MMA scene, and his shows are always spectacular.  I am proud to be the official in-cage voice of the Fight Night series, and I am very much looking forward to the action on Friday night. Click the poster above for ticket information, or check out the AMMAFL website.

See you at the fights!

AMMAFL Fight Night 4 takes place this February 17 in Newton, Pennsylvania, and promoter Jim McCann has put together a card featuring the best camps in the area.  His Fight Night 3 event was spectacular, and the promotion gets better with every outing.  The card Jim is putting together now will be comprised of fighters with outstanding camps.  Check out this list of fight camps:

Diamonds MMA

Wings MMA

Renzo Gracie

Hamilton Martial Arts

Balance MMA

Buck’s MMA

Venom’s MMA

Modern Gladiator

LA Boxing

Titans Gym

Fusiaon Gym

Shaddock MMA

Jim McCann is committed to making AMMAFL's Fight Night cards the best around, and he's doing a great job of it so far.  I am the official ring announcer for the AMMAFL, and I can't wait to get in the cage on February 17.  There are always VIPs in the house as well, the venue is great, and the crowd will most certainly leave fully satisfied.  Check out AMMAFL's website for more info:  AmericanMixedMartialArtsFightLeague.com.

See you in Newtown!

AMMAFL Fight Night 4 takes place this February 17 in Newton, Pennsylvania, and promoter Jim McCann has put together a card featuring the best camps in the area.  His Fight Night 3 event was spectacular, and the promotion gets better with every outing.  The card Jim is putting together now will be comprised of fighters with outstanding camps.  Check out this list of fight camps:

Diamonds MMA

Wings MMA

Renzo Gracie

Hamilton Martial Arts

Balance MMA

Buck’s MMA

Venom’s MMA

Modern Gladiator

LA Boxing

Titans Gym

Fusiaon Gym

Shaddock MMA

Jim McCann is committed to making AMMAFL's Fight Night cards the best around, and he's doing a great job of it so far.  I am the official ring announcer for the AMMAFL, and I can't wait to get in the cage on February 17.  There are always VIPs in the house as well, the venue is great, and the crowd will most certainly leave fully satisfied.  Check out AMMAFL's website for more info:  AmericanMixedMartialArtsFightLeague.com.

See you in Newtown!

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MMA in Pennsylvania is thriving, and the reason for that is promotions like the American Mixed Martial Arts Fight League.  The AMMAFL is owned by Jim McCann, who is a fighter himself, and as such has keen insights into the game that other promoters lack.  His matchmaking is excellent, and the last show, Fight Night 3, was a wild affair.  The crowd was as spent as the fighters, who left it all in the cage, and everyone went home satisfied.

Fight Night 4 is scheduled for February 17 and promises to be even bigger and better than Fight Night 3.  I am pumped to be ring announcing this event, and I can tell you that Jim knows how to treat the fighters, staff and especially the fans.  If you live in the South Jersey, or Philly area, this is a must see show.

Check out the AMMAFL website for more info.  See you in Newtown!

 

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