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Glory 43 kickboxing is coming to NY's Madison Square Garden on Friday, July 14, 2017. The card features the one and only Jeff Lentz, so don't miss it!


WCKC 10 took place on June 24, 2017 at iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey. Here are the official results from all the night's bouts.


When it comes to protecting yourself, nothing can compare to martial arts. While other sports like boxing teach you how to punch, martial arts train both your body and mind. Gradually, your arms and legs develop coordination and work faster. Your body responds with a lightning speed. There is a growing demand and popularity of self defense schools that teach martial arts across the globe. There are various styles of martial arts such as karate, gojuryu, judo, boxing and other mixed martial arts.

Martial Arts and Self-Defense

Martial arts is a great way to stay healthy and fit and it makes for a great sport for spectators as well. However the prime purpose behind Martial arts is self-defense and the main aim is to teach one how to prevent injury and protect yourself. The objective is to not to beat up your attacker with martial arts moves. This is the beauty of martial art as it keeps one away from getting into a physical conflict with the opposition and keeps one safe and protected. Just about anyone can learn the martial arts.


Advanced Martial Training

It is essential to keep in mind that one may find themselves in a difficult scenario and may face chaotic and violent opposition. It is quite possible that there might be multiple opponents who may be armed and the situation can be overwhelming. It requires a cool mind and confidence in one’s training that can help one overcome the situation. Only advanced martial training can help one to handle the situation and come out as a winner and unscathed. A good martial arts training prepares one for the worse scenario. It is quite possible that there might be multiple opponents who may be armed and the situation can be overwhelming.

A solid martial arts training with the right combination of strategy and techniques can leave one confident. One is able to learn how defend themselves against sticks, knives, and guns. Keep in mind that the training can be extremely strenuous and hard to follow. The right training will leave one in good physical and mental health. As the aim behind is to train for self-defense, the training helps build personality and confidence. A good training is oriented towards teaching the right skills and methods that train one’s mind and body to feel optimized in the real world and ready to face any situation.

Martial arts training can be taken by anyone and at any age. There are different levels for different age groups such as, children, adults, seniors, teenagers, and many of them are preparing for personal needs or are getting ready for competitions and promotions. Many students prepare for advanced, professional or national level and get trained for national and Olympic games. Keep your objectives clear when enrolling for martial arts training or when you play at Betfair. The idea behind is to get the best out of your training or when enjoying those bets at various games.



Press release:

Lou Neglia of Ring of Combat and Frankie Perez of Dead Serious MMA Promotions are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to promote both amateur and professional Mixed Martial Arts events.

Two of the biggest promotions in the Tri-State area have come together to put on some of the premier and storied Mixed Martial Arts events.

This combination is sure to bring bigger and better events for the benefit of both the fighters and the fans.

Lou Neglia - " I'm very happy to have Dead Serious join Ring of Combat, they have proven to run a quality show in addition to have a passion for the sport.  We will continue to help the fighters pursue their passion which has always been my goal".

Frankie Perez - " We are very excited and looking forward to join forces with Ring of Combat and only improving on the already outstanding product.  This is a new chapter for Dead Serious and we are very honored to be part of Ring of Combat".

Ring of Combat has promoted 59 Professional events and 23 amateurs shows. As many familiar with the industry are aware that Ring of Combat has placed 124 fighters into the UFC roster.

Dead Serious in addition to their 9 kickboxing shows, 15 Pro/Am Muay Thai shows, 5 Pro/am shows have also done 25 amateur shows.

Jointly we look forward to all the possibilities that our combination can bring to the future of the sport.



A few months ago, as the negotiations for the proposed boxing match between MMA champ Conor McGregor and “retired” boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather began to heat up, a date was even chosen for the contest: September, 2017.

But then reality got in the way. The negotiations slowed (but not Conor’s and Floyd’s tweeting, of course) and the September date suddenly became unavailable, filled instead with the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin showdown.

Which means that Conor vs. Floyd will have to be pushed out for a few months, if it happens at all. The buzz seems to have died down since McGregor had signed his end of the deal, despite Mayweather saying that he was close to signing his own side.

Still, if you’re a boxing fan, MMA fan, or both, this fight is very intriguing. Boxing fans, of course, don’t give Conor much of chance to survive the fight let alone be victorious. But MMA fans see Conor’s length, fluidity, and untraditional style as something that Floyd has not seen before, and they suspect that he is going to shock the world.

For those who like to gamble, the wild speculation from both sides makes the fight a very interesting bet. And because both sets of fans are so sure of victory, it’s going to be very interesting to see what kind of betting odds come out if and when the bout is formally announced.

Will Floyd “Money” Mayweather be the heavy betting favorite? Or will Conor’s fans bet heavily on their guy, reducing the odds to a near pick ‘em?


One important factor in determining how to bet how active the two fighters have been. Conor is at the top of his game right now, while Floyd, who is forty years old, has been retired since 2015. How big of a role Floyd’s inactivity will play in the fight remains to be seen, but it’s definitely significant.

Another important  factor is where to bet. Online sports betting sites have really start to dominate the gaming world, and they offer a lot more action than sports betting. Still, the potential Conor vs. Floyd dream match will attract an enormous amount of bettors who believe in their fighter.

Notice I said “potential” dream match. There are still many hurdles to clear in the negotiation. But if and when it does happen, it will certainly be one for the ages.



Weapons 9 and Dead Serious Promotions have once again teamed up to bring you Warriors Cup 32 from Philadelphia, PA on July 8, 2017. This historic promotion features the best Muay Thai fighters in the world. The cards are always sold out, so get your tickets early. Check the poster for details.


World Class Kickboxing Championships is back with their 10th show on June 24, 2017. Venue is the outstanding iPlay America in Freehold, NJ. The card is stacked so get your tickets now!





Two recent fights, Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi at UFC 207 and Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 212, have put the spotlight on the new "downed opponent" rules, and not in a positive way. Both fights ended in controversy, and it's clear that the new rule changes--which have not been universally adopted--are causing problems for the fighters, officials, fans and sport itself.

Recognizing the dilemma, the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, which was instrumental in developing the unified rules, has written an open letter to the Association of Boxing Commissions. This letter expresses their concerns and offers ways forward to ensure fighter safety, which is their primary concern. I believe this letter is spot on in addressing the confusion in both the implementation of the rules and of the rules themselves. I urge the Association of Boxing Commissions to give serious thought to NJSACB's recommendations.

You can read the letter in its entirety below:

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