Full Results from Combat at the Capitale on October 17, 2014

Combat at the Capitale
130 Bowery
New York City
Friday, October 17, 2014



Villi Bello (Ardon’s Sweet Science in Brooklyn) def. Niko Tsigaris (Lions Martial Arts in Brooklyn) by Split Decision: 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28 │ 153 lbs. │ 3×2.

Jennie Nedell (Longo Competition Team on Long Island) def. Munah Holland (Team Tiger Schulmann in New Jersey) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28 │ 135 lbs. │ 3×2.

Dom Biondo (Alpha Omega on Long Island) def. Giovanni Moljo (Team Top Notch from Miami by way of Chicago) by TKO at 1:30 of Round 2 │ 143 lbs. │ 3×2.

Lashawn Alcocks (Dambakely Martial Arts in North Carolina) def. Jason Lee (Team Inner G in The Bronx) by Unanimous Decision: 30-26, 29-28, and 30-27 │ 160 lbs. │ 3×2.

Shennen Maceo (Team Tiger Schulmann on Long Island) def. Brian Burgan (Soo Doo Muay Thai in Detroit) by TKO at 2:29 of Round 2 │ 147 lbs. │ 3×2.

Christian Rojas (Alpha Omega from Chile by way of Long Island) def. Zaravkh Abashev (Lions Martial Arts in Brooklyn) by DQ for proving Glory Rules are for those who can’t cut it in Muay Thai │ 139 lbs. │ 3×2. [If you want sugar coating, you’re in the wrong place.]

John Salgado (Team Inner G on Long Island) def. Chris Wagner (Team Cannon on Long Island) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27, and 30-27 │ 172 lbs. │ 3×2.


Malik Blake (Team Tiger Schulmann in NYC) def. Chris Edmund (Wilkie’s Warriors in New Jersey) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27, and 30-27 │ 175 lbs. │ 3×2.


WKA Northeast Championship
Andrew Ball
(Neglia Competition Team in Brooklyn) def. Christopher Gray (Team Top Notch in Chicago) by TKO after 3 Rounds (Physician Stoppage) │ 185 lbs. │ 4×2.

Shannon Halstead (Dambakely Martial Arts in North Carolina) def. Michael Musilli (Longo Competition Team on Long Island) by KO at 1:53 of Round 1: 160 lbs. │ 3×2.

Missael Sanchez (Team Tiger Schulmann in NYC) def. Orondo Henry (Soo Doo Muay Thai in Detroit) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-27, and 30-27 │ 138 lbs. │ 3×2.

Nazim Sadikhov (Lions Martial Arts in Brooklyn) def. Justin Montalvo (Longo Competition Team on Long Island) by Split Decision: 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28 │ 157 lbs. │ 3×2.

George Maldarelli (Neglia Competition Team on Long Island) def. Brandon Hagar (Soo Doo Muay Thai in Detroit) by TKO at 0:55 of Round 2 │ 155 lbs. │ 3×2.

End Story MarkPhumi Nkuta (Longo Competition Team in New Jersey) def. Pancho Theuer (Soo Doo Muay Thai in Detroit) by KO at 0:26 of Round 2 │ 130 lbs. │ 3×2.

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Trinity II Presents 2nd Show in Kickboxing Series

Trinity II Kickboxing Championships
October 25, 2014
Doors: 6:00 pm │ First Bout: 7:00 pm Sharp

Rahway Recreation Center
275 East Milton Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065


Trinity presents the 2nd show in its fight championship series. It will bring high level action-packed K-1 Rules kickboxing to the East Coast, while expanding from Class A-B Amateurs to Professional Bouts. For more information on advance ticket purchases go to http://www.trinitykickboxing.com/.

B Class Amateur │ 125-130 lbs.
Christina Pucciarelli (The Institute) vs. Sam Abrams (Thornton Martial Arts)

B Class Amateur │ 130-135 lbs.
Will Rivas (TSMMA) vs. Alban Usini (AMA Fight Club)

B Class Amateur │ 130-135 lbs.
Mark Hassmiller (Mercer-Bucks Muay Thai) vs. James Chasarik (The Institute)

B Class Amateur │ 147-154 lbs. │ Title Fight
Macho Soto (The Institute) vs. Justin Muslija (TSMMA)

B Class Amateur │ 140-147 lbs.
Jaime Mendoza (Spyda Muay Thai) vs. Tony Fletcher (Thornton Martial Arts)


B Class Amateur │ 140-147 lbs. │ Title Fight
Juan Rosario (Camp Undefeated) vs. Karl Nemeth (Precision MMA)

B Class Amateur │ 140-147 lbs.
Farag Ibrahim (Elite Plus MMA) vs Matt Range (TSMMA)

B Class Amateur │ 147-154 lbs.
Brandon Cutler (IKAT) vs. Frank Wells (The Institute)

B Class Amateur │ 147-154 lbs.
Andrew Salas (Zealous Nation) vs John Esposito (The Institute)

B Class Amateur │ 155-160 lbs.
Alex Stine (Bad Guy Muay Thai/Killer Bee) vs. Ryan Dalton (Strategic Academy)

B Class Amateur │ 160-168 lbs. │ Title Fight
Victor Romero (Strategic/Weapons 9) vs. Collis Marques (AMA Fight Club)

B Class Amateur │ 170-175 lbs.
Santiago Sanchez (Cohn Lee Kenpo) vs. Caleb Taylor (Camp Sao Lak)

B Class Amateur │ 180-185 lbs.
Ken Jones(Stay Fly Muay Thai) vs. Cole Boulanger (Sitmangpong Thai Boxing)

B Class Amateur │ 205-210 lbs.
John Zapata (Zealous Nation) vs. Robert Cruz (The Phoenix Way)

End Story MarkProfessional Bout │ 185 lbs.
Shedrick Goodridge (Camp Sao Lak) vs Harley Beekman (Extreme MMA)

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¡¡¡Milestone for Muay Thai in Spain!!!

Event Poster

Former Muay Thai world champion – now IFMA Secretary General and Vice President of the WMC, Stephan Fox – is going to visit Spain this coming October the 18th. His visit will augment the International Ultra Elite Fighters Europe mega event.

Other prominent visitors will be the world’s number one ranked Andrei “The Bullet” Kulebin (Belarus) and Eric Ekambi (France), who will instruct referees in the national program for professional training of officials.

Muaythai España will also present a seminar: Advanced Techniques in the Development of Muay Thai during the last 15 years and the Future of Muay Thai. This will validate status as a National Coach and will be by invitation only.

Eric Ekambi with Officials

For more Information and Registration, contact Gustavo Luna at: [email protected] or 652049777.

¡¡¡Don’t Miss It. October the 18th will be a milestone for Spanish Muay Thai, with Stephan Fox, Andrei Kulebin and Eric Ekambi!!!

(President of Muaythai Spain)
[email protected] / 977910406
Visit: http://www.spainmuaythai.com

 Stephan Fox Poster



Andrei Kulebin Poster

MAS INFORMACIÓN E INSCRIPCIÓN EN [email protected] o 652049777 (GUSTAVO LUNA).


(Presidente de Muaythai España)
[email protected] / 977910406
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How Competitive a Sport Is Kick Boxing in the Ring of Popular Sentiment?

K1 Poster Featuring Buakaw vs. Khel

Much as opinion informs us that Glory World Series heralds the global warming of popular sentiment for kick boxing and that it’s destined to wash over us like sea level rise, there is nothing new about tides ebbing and flowing every single day. We’ve been avid surfers, until now, riding watery broncos as they buck out of the ocean. So we mounted K-1’s wave, until it washed away. Then there was a lull. Here comes another tide of anticipation in the surge of Glory World Series. Is this a solitary wave – that’s going retreat back into its watery womb – or does it cascade in the gust of trade winds above a deep ocean current?

 How to Judge Performance in the Ring of Popular Sentiment

 Just as the dual dimensions of volume and velocity size up fluid flow in a metaphor, so also does popular sentiment express itself in the metrics of consumption. However hard core consumers compute gain from pain, would the UFC sell more pay per views than dart throwing pub patrons in merry old England without the muscular momentum of popular sentiment?

Bear with me in acclaiming Facebook the most popular sport anywhere that it’s not being censored, while also beholding two other Pale Riders on Twitter and YouTube. There is just no begging the question of this consumption’s metrics. While you might not think of these as competitive sports, let me remind you what Niccolò Machiavelli observed about the ends justifying the means. (Chapter XVIII of “The Prince”) Let me also key word ‘entertainment’ into the search engine for such murky motivations as are intestinal to popularity contests.

GLORY Sports International Facebook Page

Amongst all of the permutations that motivate us to consume entertainment, sports are a variety of performance art akin to music in packaging and distribution. We can consume (experience) these kinds of ‘entertainment’ live as though in concert, at the ball park or in an arena. The metric for such consumption is ticket sales, a/k/a the box office or the live gate. (“Dana White tells Yahoo! Sports that the paid gate at UFC 175 in Las Vegas was estimated to surpass $5 million.”)


We can also consume (experience) these kinds of entertainment derivatively through whatever medium gains us access to their performance. The metrics for such remote consumption derive mostly from screen views, though radio remains a viable and monetize-able medium on the same order as tv ratings.


It is actually through monetizing derivative consumption – in all of its ingenious varieties – that we get most of our sports consumption metrics. They range from straight forward screen views (tv ratings) – that fold into the even more derivative advertising revenues – to pay-per-views (ppv’s) to subscription models like cable tv bundles and downloadable apps. Pretty much any communication medium can be adapted to distribute the common denominator of monetize-able messages. If you put all of this in an analytical blender, what comes out is a metric for popular sentiment. This brings us back to the dual dimensions of volume and velocity – or rather momentum – in terms of popular sentiment’s trend.


Keeping our focus on the entertainment quotient in competitive sports, the metrics of consumption regress to a mean around performance artists. True enough, some of us are indiscriminate in our play lists. You’re just not going to make a convincing case, though, that Jay-Z doesn’t sell more albums than an anonymous voice coming out of an unfamiliar face. It is an irrefutable fact that the UFC sold nearly 3x more ppv’s for Weidman vs. Silva II than business as usual.


Pie Chart of UFC Pay-Per-Views


Now let’s dial this down to our own humble cottage industry of a sport, where ticket sales are a metric that happens to be derivative from pay-to-play. It doesn’t get more humble than ticket quotas for neighborhood gyms, whose favorite sons and daughters zealously work the box office for the quid pro quo of fighting for local bragging rights. Neither does it get more deer-in-the-headlights exactly what motivates these most avid of fans to express their popular sentiment in a monetized (ticket) consumption metric.


Emotional Roller Coaster


So, public sentiment’s nature – in the species of competitive sports – is no less monogamous (at least transiently) than British tennis fans romance with Andy Murray during the Summer Olympics at Wimbledon. Successful match makers make it their business, therefore, to pivot off the functional equivalent of individual performers going viral with a fan population.


Don’t take my word for it. Take a poll, rather, of public sentiment in Cleveland on the occasion of Lebron James coming back home to the Cavs. Even though basketball is a team sport – unlike our solitaire edition of whack a mole – star power gets the most headlines in competitive sports exactly because it’s the same as a best selling brand. So much so that we enshrine our favorites in halls of fame, while the most epic of teams are lucky to get a cameo in a nostalgia documentary on ESPN.


Boxing scores highest on the popularity index for our generic product mix. This is due in no small measure to its legacy of public sentiment across generations. It is also because boxing has been able to mint star power with staying power, like Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Who among those of us old enough to remember doesn’t sometimes amble down memory lane – à la fans of the other mainstream (team) sports – nostalgic for the primes of Muhammad Ali, “Smoking” Joe Frazier and George Foreman? We had the epic athletes, and we had the drama of competition between them.


Let’s Go to the Scorecards


Think of everything up until here as the rules meeting. We’ve done our due diligence on the essential criteria that apply to judging a competitive sports enterprise in the ring of popular sentiment. Now let’s go to the score cards for kick boxing. You be the judge. Give it two grades. One for performance – specifically on Glory Sports International’s watch – and the other for potential growth in popularity on the basis of whatever metrics can support a reasonable inference. (See “Kickboxing and the Curious Case of Eternal Fatalism” by Dave Walsh on LiverKick.com, posted on August 21, 2004)


Name one pair of kickboxers, whose match-up would be so epic that it’d set off a ticket scalping frenzy within commuting distance of the live gate, while also selling upwards of a million ppv’s. If you can’t, then either Glory World Series is doing something wrong or it just might be tilling barren soil. Suspending our judgment on the premise of a purse fertilizer’s work-in-progress kind of assumes that the working capital problem will solve itself. This is “such stuff as dreams are made on”. What’s not part of the solution – you know the drill – there is always some illusion built into a disappearing act.


Ramon Dekkers vs. Coban Lookchaomæsaitong


Illusion casts its shadow across a whole buffet of novelties, gimmicks and deceptive appearances. Judge the appearance in Glory World Series of Grand Prix elimination tournaments by this criterion: does it promote any performers – whose charisma we know is the molecular compound for contagious in popular sentiment – or does it aim rather to curate performance art, as though galleries or museums can ever be a successful business model in competitive sports?


In judging whether the appearance of Grand Prix elimination tournaments in Glory World Series is operationally (self) deceptive, we can also get there through deductive logic:



  • K-1’s business model was unsuccessful.


  • The copying of K-1’s business model by Glory Sports International’s branding obsessives – in their misguided belief that WWE operates by the same public sentiment principles as competitive sports – what part of this don’t they get?


Instead of fools-rush-in-where-angels-fear-to-tread, there is an intuitive corollary to our deductive reasoning that’s hiding in the plain sight of boxing’s successful business model. Credible rankings in boxing incubate what’s organically infectious in the spread of contagion through a fan population. (See “The Tipping Point” by Malcom Gladwell) On a scale of if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it, thus, Rule #1 for a kickboxing enterprise should make it a strategic imperative to align with the stars – like Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao – instead of showcasing reruns of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” conjuring chaos, with Mickey Mouse in the title role.


In Glory Sports International’s campaign to brand itself ‘Master of the (Kick Boxing) Universe’, rankings are so cryptic that they ply public sentiment with all the drama of cryogenics. So Schilling upsets Levin in Chicago but Levin remains ranked #1, because corporate enterprise branding obsessives are doing some kind of tenure thing that makes no sense. Then Barrett beats Schilling in New York, but he’s still chasing Joe in the rankings, who himself drops even further behind Levin in the tenure statusphere. This wannabe ‘Master of the (Kick Boxing) Universe’ is so obsessive about branding itself that there’s no chapter in the Policies & Procedures Manual about boarding long haul passengers before closing the train doors. Never mind collecting fares to pay for the tickets.


Last Man Standing Collage


If corporate enterprise management just aims to jump start a product line of contenders with branding potential, a case could be made for rolling out rankings via the modality of Grand Prix elimination tournaments. Once public sentiment begins to show a pulse, though, it’s essential to transition into brand management where, incidentally, a competitive sports enterprise is also supposed to begin making money.


Whenever a business model deploys “hail Mary” tactics: that’s a gambling mindset. It might work for casinos to put wheels of fortune at their entrances – on the order of freak shows in carnivals – but this is no way to cement the foundations for long term sustainable growth with the essential star power that’d mobilize a fan population around it. Rarely will you see in a self-sustaining business model such a yawning chasm between short term jackpot tactics and long term growth strategy.


Lest we despair, “The Bonfire of the Vanities” has in actual fact managed to tease out enough of viewing audience for Spike TV to renew the series. (See “GLORY Sports International Appoints Jon J. Franklin As Global Chief Executive” from kswo.com on August 19, 2014)


TV Ratings


End Story MarkWe can tentatively infer from respectable – if not spectacular tv ratings – that popular sentiment for the sport of kickboxing is a tunnel’s vision away from tilling barren soil. Cable tv viewership averages 459,000 for Glory World Series’ U.S. shows. From Chicago’s (Glory 11) ground zero rollout, tv ratings seems to have peaked at 498,000 in Denver (Glory 16). They then slid 3% into a 483,000 groove in the L.A. ring at Glory 17. If you put any faith in prophecy, this one seems to apply: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7)


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Dan Eric’s Photo Gallery is also a CLICK AWAY.


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Born Warriors Film Screenings in NYC


“Born Warriors” film producer Vincent Giordano reports: Our September 13th screening of “Born Warriors (Part One)” at the Myanmar Film Festival in Los Angeles was a great success. “Born Warriors” was given a special award at the opening ceremony, along Wera Aung’s film, “The Glassman.” Wera flew in from Yangon for the event, and we discussed the current difficulties of making films in Myanmar.

I personally felt that “Born Warriors” did not reflect the full picture that I wanted to present to the audience. Ideally, “Born Warriors” and “Born Warriors Redux” should be seen together, as separate chapters of the same piece. They were created to work in synergy with one another and the other six shorts on the DVD release. Still the reception was good from a native audience both here and in Myanmar. So I was at least happy about that.

Screenings of “Born Warriors (Part One)” will continue until mid-November.

The following film festivals and show times are now confirmed:

Oktober Film Festival

Sunday, October 5th at 4:30 pm
Short Series IV Screening Block
The Poet’s Den
309 East 108th Street
New York, New York
For further information, visit: http://www.ocktoberfilmfest.com.

Big Apple Film Festival

Thursday, November 6th from 8:15 pm to 10:15 pm
Program 7 (Theater 1) at Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick St. (corner of Canal Street)
New York, NY

Big Apple Film Festival Screenings:

■ “Arthur Avenue”
■ “A Day in the Life of Lolita the Performing Orca”
■ “Born Warriors”
For further information, visit: http://www.bigapplefilmfestival.com

Bakersfield Film Festival

November 7 – 9 (Screening date and time yet to be confirmed)
The Fox Theater
Downtown Bakersfield, California
For further information, visit http://www.bakersfieldfilmfestival.com


There are several more festivals in the pipeline. We hope to premiere “Born Warriors Redux”, once it is completed, at one of them.


For those in the New York area, we are trying to host a special “Born Warriors” and “Born Warriors Redux” screening right before the release of the DVD. It will be the best way to see both films and be part of our usual spirited dialogue and audience interaction.


We are still hard at work trying to mix and get the DVDs ready for a November release.


Contact Vincent Giordano at [email protected]


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Epic Show in Lion Fight XIX at Foxwoods







LION FIGHT XIX, the premier American Muay Thai promotion’s third event in the Northeast Corridor, is set for Friday, November the 21st. It features two championships with Fabio Pinca and Caley Reece both making their first title defenses.


In the Main Event, France’s Fabio Pinca (90-21-4) – Lion Fight’s welterweight champion – will take on top contender Sean Kearney (29-9-1) from Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. In the Co-Main Event, Australian Caley Reece (50-5-0) – Lion Fight’s female featherweight champion – will take on European Muay Thai Champion Chajmaa Bellekhal (43-10-2) from Amsterdam in the Netherlands.


Fabio Pinca (left) vs. Malaipet at Lion Fight XII on February 8, 2014.  Photo courtesy of Bennie E. Palmore II.

Fabio Pinca (left) vs. Malaipet at Lion Fight XII on February 8, 2014. Photo courtesy of Bennie E. Palmore II.


Pinca last fought at LION FIGHT XII, where he won the welterweight title by systematically outpointing world class Muay Thai fighter Malaipet. In addition to holding the Lion Fight title, Pinca is also the 2012 WBC World Muay Thai Welterweight Champion, 2010 Isuzu Thai Fight Tournament Champion and 2009 WBC World Muay Thai Super Lightweight Champion. He’s known for his technical fighting style and for his high profile victory over one of the world’s most renowned Thai fighters, Sænchai Sor Sinbi, in a spectacular 2012 rematch.


Reece last fought at LION FIGHT XIII, where she gave Tiffany Van Soest her first Lion Fight loss in a unanimous decision victory. The incumbent women’s Lion Fight featherweight champion, Reece is considered one of the greatest female fighters in standup sports. The Australian native has held three World Muay Thai Council (WMC) titles and has also fought as a professional kickboxer.


Caley Reece (left) vs. Tiffany Van Soest at Lion Fight XIII on November 2, 2013.  Photo courtesy of Bennie E. Palmore II.

Caley Reece (left) vs. Tiffany Van Soest at Lion Fight XIII on November 2, 2013. Photo courtesy of Bennie E. Palmore II.


The LION FIGHT 19 main card is stacked with some of the best Muay Thai fighters from all over the world, including:


Ognjen Topic (Lodi, NJ) vs. Rungravee Sasiprapa (Surin, THAILAND) in a 132 lbs. bout.


Chris Mauceri (Kingston, NY) vs. Coke Chunhawat (Oakland, CA) in a 140 lbs. bout.


Pedro Gonzalez (Gloucester, MA) vs. Rungrat Sasiprapa (THAILAND) in a 143 lbs. bout.


Matt Doherty (Boston, MA) vs. Julio Pena (Boston, MA) in a 135 lbs. bout.


Ognjen Topic (right) vs. Paowarit Sasiprapa at Lion Fight IX on March 15, 2013.  Photo courtesy of Bennie E. Palmore II.

Ognjen Topic (right) vs. Paowarit Sasiprapa at Lion Fight IX on March 15, 2013. Photo courtesy of Bennie E. Palmore II.


See Bennie E. Palmore II’s entire Photo Gallery HERE.




End Story MarkTickets for LION FIGHT XIX are on sale now starting at $25 and are available at the Foxwoods’ Grand Theater. Tickets are also available through Foxwoods.com or by calling the Foxwoods’ Box Office at 800-200-2882 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. LION FIGHT XIX airs live on AXS TV starting at a special time, 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Visit LIONFIGHT.com for news, information and event updates, and follow on Twitter @LIONFIGHT.


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The Warriors Cup XXI – Full Results

Victor Romero vs. Brian Bogue. Photo by Mariya Stoyanova.

Victor Romero vs. Brian Bogue. Photo by Mariya Stoyanova.

The Warriors Cup XXI
Rahway Recreational Center
275 East Milton Avenue in the City of Rahway, New Jersey
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Joe Logan (right) vs. Jared Tipton. Photo by Dan Eric.

Joe Logan (right) vs. Jared Tipton. Photo by Dan Eric.


Professional WBC Full Rules International Challenge Championship, 5×3, 137 lbs.
Deividas Danyla (Team Toro Janjira from Lithuania by way of Chicago) def. Rami Ibrahim (Rami’s Elite from Palestine by way of Philadelphia) by TKO at 1:08 of Round 2.

Professional WBC Full Rules, 5×3, 130 lbs.
John Nofer (Rami’s Elite in Philadelphia) def. Amine Ballafrikh (Capital MMA from Morocco by way of the Washington, D.C. Beltway) by TKO at 0:46 of Round 4.

A-Class Amateurs, 5×2, Warriors Cup 180 lbs. Championship
Ariel Abreu (Camp Undefeated in NYC) def. Sean Woodham (The Institute in New Jersey) by KO at 1:10 of Round 1.

A-Class Amateurs, 5×2, 126 lbs.
Joe Logan (Stay Fly Muaythai in Philadelphia) def. Jared Tipton (Level Up Boxing in Maryland) by Unanimous Decision: All Three Judges 48-47.

A-Class Amateurs, 3×2, 178 lbs.
Brian Hansen (Five Points Academy NYC) def. Paul Banasiak (Thornton Martial Arts – Sityodtong in Connecticut) by TKO at 1:10 of Round 2.

A-Class Amateurs, 3×2, 133 lbs.
Adam McCann (Body Arts Muay Thai in Philadelphia) def. Youyung Cho (Kings Combat Fitness NYC) by Split Decision: 30-28, 29-28 and 28-29.

A-Class Amateurs (No Elbows), 3×2, 165 lbs.
Victor Romero (Strategic Combat Academy) def. Brian Bogue (Burke’s Martial Arts Rhode Island) by Split Decision: 30-27, 29-28 and 28-29.

A-Class Amateurs, 3×2, 150 lbs.
Chanon Kuldraree (C3 Athletics Connecticut) def. Kevin Sanchez (The Wat NYC) by Unanimous Decision: 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27.

A-Class Amateurs, 3×2, 140 lbs.
Rich Stambach (AMA Fight Club in New Jersey) def. Ethan Geffen (Queens MMA in NYC) by Split Decision: 30-29, 29-28 and 28-29.

B-Class Amateurs, 3×2, 140 lbs.
Henry Lee (Kings Combat Fitness NYC) def. Stergos Mikkios (Thornton Martial Arts – Sityodtong in Connecticut) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-28 and 29-28.

B-Class Amateurs, 3×2, 150 lbs.
Jermaine Palmer (North Jersey Muay Thai) def. Vinny Melillo (Serra Longo Fight Team on Long Island) by Unanimous Decision: 30-27, 30-28 and 29-28.

B-Class Amateurs, 3×2, 140 lbs.
Mike Gallagher (Iron Wolverines in New Jersey) def. Malcolm Hill (The Institute in New Jersey) by Split Decision: 30-27, 29-28 and 28-29.

B-Class Amateurs, 3×2, 125 lbs.
Sam Santiago (Square Circle New York) def. Jack Hu (The Wat in NYC) by Split Decision: 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29.

B-Class Amateurs, 3×2, 145 lbs.
Manny Reinoso (Serra Longo Fight Team on Long Island) def. Chris Bartolino (Iron Wolverines in New Jersey) by Split Decision: 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29.

B-Class Amateurs, 3×2, 145 lbs.
Chris Berrocal (Impact Martial Arts Academy in New Jersey) def. Ray Kwan (Five Points Academy in NYC) by Unanimous Decision: 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27.

Adam McCain (right) vs. Youyung Cho. Photo by Dan Eric.

Adam McCain (right) vs. Youyung Cho. Photo by Dan Eric.

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Church Street Boxing Gym Presents the Friday Night Fights in NYC



The new season of Church Street Boxing Gym’s Friday Night Fights in NYC begins on Friday, September the 19th featuring:


Kwiatkowski vs. Martinez

Sepulveda vs. O’Brien

Smaguin vs. Clarke


Broad Street Ballroom

41 Broad St.

New York, NY, 10004


Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

CLICK HERE to buy tickets.

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Muay Thai to Debut at the World Games

The International World Games Association (IWGA) has presented the sport program for the 10th World Games in Wroclaw (Poland) in 2017. “Floorball (Men), Lacrosse (Women), and Muay Thai will make their debut in the official competition program” announced Joachim Gossow, CEO of the IWGA.

Wroclaw 2017 Logo

A total of 27 sports will be showcased at the multi-sport event from 3 August to 13 August 2017 in Wroclaw with its more than 640,000 inhabitants, capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. During the ten competition days, about 170 medal events will be on the program. The official program was developed in close cooperation with the IWGA Member Federations and the Wroclaw Local Organizing Committee.

The IWGA expects that nearly 3,500 participants from about 100 countries will compete for the medals at The World Games 2017.


Founded in 1980, the International World Games Association (IWGA) is a non-governmental and non-profit-making international organization constituted under Swiss law. Made up of International Sports Federations, it administers a quadrennial and multidisciplinary sports event, The World Games, which aspires to equal and exceed the importance of world championships organized by each federation individually.

The World Games Logo

The principal aim of the IWGA is to develop the popularity of the sports governed by its Member Federations, to improve their prominence through excellent sporting achievements, and to conserve all the traditional values of sport through The World Games.

Since its founding meeting in Seoul, Korea, IWGA membership increased from 12 to currently 37 International Sports Federations (IFs). For IFs to become a Member of the IWGA, their membership with SportAccord (formerly General Association of International Sports Federations – GAISF) is prerequisite. The IWGA is a member of SportAccord and represented on its Council. Another requirement is that the sports, or disciplines of sports, proposed by the federations for inclusion in The World Games are not currently on the program of the Games of the Olympiad.

End Story MarkIn the year following The World Games, the IWGA General Meeting elects a seven-member Executive Committee to a term of four years. This board coordinates and supervises all matters related to The World Games on behalf of the Member IFs. The board’s tasks include making recommendations for the selection of suitable host cities and serving as the permanent liaison between the IWGA and the games’ organizers.

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Yodsænklai Fairtex and Jorina Baars to Defend Their Titles at Lion Fight XVIII

Lion Fight XVIII Poster

Two of the biggest stars in the sport – both reigning Lion Fight champions in Yodsænklai Fairtex and Jorina Baars – will headline at Lion Fight 18 – live from The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, September the 5th. The doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT; the first bout starts at 5:00 p.m.

LION FIGHT 18 will be broadcast live on AXS TV, starting at 10:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. PT). Tickets are on sale through Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office, online at AXS.com or by calling 1-888-9-AXS-TIX.

“Lion Fight is bringing two of the best Muay Thai fighters, Yodsænklai Fairtex and Jorina Baars, back to the U.S. for LION FIGHT 18 at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas,” said Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent. “In the world of Muay Thai, no name is bigger than Yodsænklai Fairtex and to have him fight on the same night as Jorina Baars, who just defeated the ‘baddest woman on the planet, Cris ‘Cyborg,’ makes LION FIGHT 18 a mega-fight for fans everywhere.”

Yodsænklai Fairtex vs. Gregory Choplin

Yodsænklai Fairtex vs. Gregory Choplin

Fairtex won the men’s Middleweight Title at LION FIGHT 10, scoring a unanimous decision over his opponent, Chike Lindsay, while putting on display his world class Muay Thai techniques and style. Fairtex has fought twice for Lion Fight and remains undefeated with wins over Lindsay and French Muay Thai Champion Gregory Choplin.

“I am looking forward to returning to Las Vegas for my first title defense at LION FIGHT 18,” said Fairtex. “I give my thanks to my fans for their support and to Scott Kent and Christine Toledo for giving me another chance to show millions of Americans what my country’s sport is all about.”

Jorina Baars vs. Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino

Jorina Baars vs. Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino

Lion Fight’s women’s welterweight champion Jorina Baars is on tap for LION FIGHT 18’s co-main event title fight. She last fought at LION FIGHT 14 against one of the biggest stars in combat sports, Cris “Cyborg” Justino, and shocked and impressed fight fans with a dominant performance and unanimous victory over the Brazilian Muay Thai and MMA standout.

“This is my sport,” said Baars upon defeating Cyborg and claiming the first ever Lion Fight Welterweight Title in the women’s division. “Whoever Lion Fight puts in front of me on September 5th, I will do the same. I’ve been fighting my whole life. No one is going to take this title from me.”

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