Amateur MMA in North Jersey is being well represented by a new promotion called Evolution AMMA, run by Steve Katz, Jose Suarez and Francisco Arcibal. Their first event was a big success and now they're holding their second show, this time in Rahway, NJ, at the Union County Performing Arts Center.
The card is chock full of talent. These are the guys who will be the future stars in the big promotions and I am excited to once again be hosting the show from inside the cage.
Make sure to check out the Evolution AMMA website and pick up tickets for the show!
It's time for another Asylum Fight League show! On February 27th at the Trump Marina in Atlantic City, NJ, Asylum Fight League 26 will be taking place. I will be in the cage as always, proudly ring announcing tomorrow's MMA stars as they fight their way into the pro ranks.
It's always great to watch these up and coming amatuers in action. Asylum's promoter, Carl Mascarenhas always puts on a great show and makes some amazing matches. I'll have more on this event later in the week. For now, check out out the Asylum Fight League website. These fights are insane!
Great insider's article about Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat show last week written by Mike Constantino of AMA Fight Club, home of the UFC's Miller brothers. I also did a quick video interview with the man himself, former world kickboxing champion Lou Neglia. Check out the vid, then the article.
From AMA Fight Club:
Mike Medrano making his debut fighting for AMA Fight Club fought a great fight in an absolute slugfest that saw both fighters trading huge blows. Medrano took an illegal knee to the face and his opponent Jose Viera was deducted a point for the illegal blow. This only fueled “Muscle Mike” as he came out in the third round and continued the slugfest then shot in and took Viera down. After a scramble, Mike snatched up a guillotine to win by submission in what earlier was a slugfest. Congratulations to Mike Medrano on a great victory!
Here is part 2 of the epic Bombsquad MMA documentary by Mac's MMA. This episode features 2 wild and crazy guys who also happen to be cousins and great fighters. John Franchi and Pat "Awesomely Awesome" Audinwood. This is a great insider's look at how they train up at Bombsquad with their head trainer Ryan Ciotoli.
Carmine Zocchi is a good friend of mine and a great BJJ instructor and he's a fixture at pro and amatuer shows in New Jersey where his fighters do very well. He'll be at Evolution AMMA on March 6 cornering the very talented Taj Abdul-Hakim. You can train with Carmine at his school on the Brooklyn-Queens border. Check out their website BrooklynQueensBJJ.com for details.