New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame

New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame=20

List of Inaugural Class Inductees Released

For Immediate Release-
Monday, May 28, 2012-
(Wallington, New Jersey)-

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud to announce =
the. inaugural class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of =

This class will be honored at the Induction dinner gala to be held at the =
beautiful Crowne Plaza Meadowlands on December 7, 2012.=20

Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or =
online at www.

Discount hotel room rates at the Crowne Plaza can be also obtained by =
calling 877-227-6963 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.

New Jersey has always been on the forefront of combat sports, and some of =
the biggest bouts in MMA, kickboxing and muay Thai history have taken =
place at various venues around the state. =20

We are very proud to announce the formation of the New Jersey State =
Martial Arts Hall of Fame. New Jersey has had a boxing hall of fame since =
the 1960’s and, in=20
a similar sense, we hope to recognize and honor those involved in combat =
arts such as MMA and Muay Thai. New Jersey is building a rich tradition in =
non-boxing martial arts and our goal is to recognize these individuals and =

Our goal is to honor those involved with New Jersey martial arts and to =
celebrate with them, at an evening with family and friends. Our focus is =
on those directly involved in New Jersey martial arts.

This truly is a historical moment in our State’s combat sports history as =
our intent is to have the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame =
continue for many years and serve as a record for those outstanding =
individuals involved in martial arts in our State.

We hope you will join us on December 7, 2012. Mark your calendars now and =
purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey =
martial arts history. Call 201-538-4843 or visit and =
your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial =

It is certain to be a terrific night with friends, fun, and music.=20

Award Winners–

2012 Inaugural Class Inductee Awards

Legend Award- Renzo Gracie

Lifetime Achievement Award- Louis Neglia

MMA Fighter of the Year- Frankie Edgar

MMA Female Fighter of the Year- Munah Holland

Muay Thai Fighter of the Year- Ognjen Topic
Muay Thai female fighter of the Year- Prairie Rugilo

MMA Trainer of the Year-Mike Constantino

Muay Thai Trainer of the Year- Ray Cruz

MMA Promoter of the Year- Rob Haydak

MMA Matchmaker of the Year-Sam Caplan

Muay Thai Matchmaker of the Year- Chris Tran
Muay Thai Referee of the Year- Coban

MMA Referee of the Year- Dan Miragliotta

MMA Judge of the Year- Ricardo Almeida

Muay Thai Judge of the Year- Vladimir Borodine

Ringside Physician of the Year- Dr. Sherry Wulkan=20

Announcer of the Year- Kevin Garvey

Media Personality of the Year-Jim Genia

Pioneer MMA Fighter Award- Dave Tirelli

Outstanding Achievement in MMA- Kurt Pellegrino

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