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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!

 

Pennsylvania MMA fans should take note of Jim McCann's Xtreme Freestyle training center located in Newtown, PA, just outside of Philly.  Jim is a world class martial artists, and his list of accomplishments is amazing.  McCann also runs the fast rising American Mixed Martial Arts Fight League, and his next show is in February, so stay tuned for more details on that event.  He puts out a great online magazine called the Xtremefreestyle Combat Sports Magazine.  You can sign up for it on his website: XtremeFreestyle.com. Lots to explore on that site, so check it out.

And now take a look at Jim's resume.  It's an eye-opener!

Xtreme MMA ATT in Warrington PA is one of Pennsylvania's top martial arts schools.  This Sunday, November 13, they are holding a Muay Thai clinic with special guest Vladimir Borodine.  This is a great opportunity for to enhance your Muay Thai game and I highly recommend it.

Vladimir Borodine is a trainer and instructor at the famed Borodin's Gym in Brooklyn, New York. He was born in Odessa in the Ukraine, Russia. He has competed in over 250 contests and was a national champion of the Ukraine. He was a five time Soviet army champion. He was presented with his Kru at the Master Pimu camp in Bangkok, Thailand long after starting with Grandmaster Thom Harnick of Holland and continuing his studies with Arjarn Tony Moore, Kru Vtali Rykov of Russia, Hadj Bettahar of France and Marco DeCesaris of Italy. He has organized many muay thai tournaments and has been a multiple time representative of US national muay thai teams. He founded the first muay thai association in Russia. He is a licensed muay thai and kickboxing judge with the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

XTREME MMA ATT, 626 Easton Road, Warrington, PA 18976

The fee is 50 dollars per person.  Contact Tony at 215 343 3378

 

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Asylum Fight League's year end finale took place last Saturday night, and the fights were, as usual, insane.  We saw knockouts, submissions and close decisions and the fans all left with their voices hoarse from cheering on their favorite fighters.

In the pro bouts, Shedrick "Chocolate Thunder" Goodridge lived up to his nickname by coming out bombing.  He landed a quick one-two on James Frier that put Frier down.  Then Goodridge rained down punches, but Frier was able to tie up and work his ground game. Both men showed great skill on the ground, and after the early barrage, Frier was able to get some good positions on Shedrick.  By the end of the fight, however, Goodridge was coming on strong and he won a unanimous decision.  It was a great fight that had the fans screaming for more.

In the final bout of the evening, Pat Dwyer took on Brian Pohlmeyer and dominated.  Pohlmeyer showed great toughness and amazing sub defense to last out the fight, but Dwyer was in command throughout and won a unanimous decision.  Pat Dwyer is now 2-0 and he's somebody to keep your eye on.

Tonight is the night!  The Asylum Fight League returns to the Asylum Arena in South Philly for the year ending MMA Spectacular. This is the 36th show for the Carl Mascarenhas and the Asylum Fight League team, of which I am a proud member.  I can't wait to step into the cage tonight, because I know that the fighters are going to be going all out, as they always do at Asylum shows.

The card is stacked as always, and the production will be top notch.  If you have never seen an Asylum show live, you should really try to make it down to South Philly for the event. You can even treat yourself to a Philly cheese steak afterwards.

Here's a complete description of tonight's fights:

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