New York Fight

November 29, 2008

Ring OF Combat XXII Results

from Ring of Combat website


NJSACB Official Weights, Results, Suspensions and Attendance

November 21, 2008
Promoter Louis Neglia
Ring of Combat
Tropicana Hotel and Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Professional Mixed Martial Arts

Ringside Physicians Drs. Sherry Wulkan, Michael Kelly and Vincent Guida

Announcer Peter Neglia

Timekeeper Jason Robinson

Scorekeeper Ernie Suarez

Judges Eric Colon, Jeff Blatnick and Cardo Urso

Referees Yves Lavigne and Kevin Mulhall

Inspectors Gary Gudzak, Tony Tamburrino, Paul Hafner, Steve Errickson, Jon Bilyk, Michael DiBella, Todd Manfredi and Jim O’Connor

Rob Guarino vs Doug Sonier
Bout cancelled, Sonier fails weigh in, contract weight 155

Jim Boudourakis vs Pat Collins (Heavyweight)
Collins wins at 0:31 of round one via TKO referee stoppage due to unanswered strikes
Referee Yves Lavigne

Sean Santella vs Nick Pace (Bantumweight)
Pace wins unanimous decision two rounds
Judge Blatnick 20-18, Judge Urso 20-18 and Judge Colon 20-16
Referee Yves Lavigne

Chris Prestia vs Mike Stewart (Middleweight)
Stewart win via arm triangle at 3:34 of round one
Referee Yves Lavigne

John Salgado vs Jay Isip (Lightweight)
Salgado win via rear naked choke at 3:24 of round one
Referee Yves Lavigne

Biff Walizer vs Dom Stanco (Lightweight)
Stanco win via KO punch at 0:40 of round two
Referee Kevin Mulhall

Paul White vs Joe Abouata (Heavyweight)
Abouata win via rear naked choke at 3:06 of round one
Referee Yves Lavigne

Jason McLean vs Jimmie Rivera (Lightweight)
McLean wins split decision three rounds Judge Colon 29-28 Rivera, Judge Blatnick 30-28 McLean and Judge Urso 29-28 McLean
Referee Kevin Mulhall

Troy Maxwell vs Igor Gracie (Welterweight)
Gracie wins unanimous decision three rounds Judge Colon 30-26, Judge Blatnick 29-28 and Judge Urso 29-28
Referee Kevin Mulhall

John Doyle vs Costa Phillipou (LightHeavyweight)
Phillipou win TKO referee stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 3:05 of round three Doyle suspended 60 days
Referee Kevin Mulhall

David Sachs vs Tim Troxell (Featherweight)
Sachs win via rear choke at 4:40 of second round
Referee Kevin Mulhall

Cory Mahon vs Chris Liguori (Lightweight)
Liguori wins via armbar at 3:41 of round two
Referee Yves Lavigne

Paul Bradley vs Dante Rivera (Middleweight)
Bradley win via TKO referee stoppage due to punches at 0:34 of round one
Referee Yves Lavigne


October 23, 2008

FIGHT ALERT. Ring of Combat 22 on 11/21

Ring of Combat XXII

Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Nov. 21, 2008 – 8:30pm

The best regional promotion in the east coast, Ring of Combat is back featuring four title fights.  Ultimate Fighter 7 contestant and former IFL fighter Dante Rivera (10-3) facing undefeated Lionhead mma fighter Paul Bradley (7-0) for the ROC middleweight belt.  Ricardo Almeida fighter, UFC and EliteXC veteran Chris “the Story” Ligouri (8-7) will face undefeated Cory Mahon (8-0) for the ROC lightweight title. Also on the card, fighting out of the Renzo Gracie Academy is Igor Gracie competing in his second mixed martial arts fight.

Full Fight Card


Chris Liguori vs Cory Mahon

Dante Rivera vs Paul Bradley

Rich Ashkar vs Tom Gallicchio


Constantino Phillipou vs John Doyle

Joe Abouata vs Paul White

Tim Troxell vs Dave Sachs

Igor Gracie vs Steve Barnett

Jimmy Rivera vs Anthony Montanero

John Salgado vs Jay Isip

Sean Foreman vs Greg Soto


Nick Pace vs Doug Anderson

Jay McLean vs Anthony Budion

Pat Collins vs Jim Boudarakis

Eric Hyer vs Seth Tringer

Rob Guarino vs Doug Sonier

October 14, 2008


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Date/Time: October 25, 2008 10:00 AM
Location: 175 Norris Drive
Rochester, New York
United States
Contact: Walter MacDonald


What- 4 hour seminar on Muay Thai Times- 10am-12noon 12-12:30 lunch break 12:30-2:30pm Cost- (Presale by Oct 17th) $65, (after Oct 17th) $95 Make checks payable to (Empire Academy) and send to: 175 Norris Drive Rochester, NY 14610

July 31, 2008

M.M.A.’s Macho Badge of Honor: Deformed Ears (NY Times Article)

From The New York Times

By Michael Brick

published on July, 31 2008

Is your son into mixed martial arts? Check his ears.

Once an outlaw sport derided for its brutality, the prizefighting style known as mixed martial arts or ultimate fighting has toned down its act to gain government approval, a loyal television audience and hundreds of gyms training youngsters across the country. Now, to herald its full arrival, mixed martial arts has claimed a signature injury — cauliflower ear.

A deformity initiated by repetitive trauma, cauliflower ear can crumple an outer ear to a misshapen shell.

Unfazed by the prospect of living life as a walking what’s-grosser-than-gross joke, a nationwide corps of professional fighters, amateur enthusiasts and teenagers have taken to leaving their ears untreated or self-treated, wearing their shriveled, hardened waxen auricles as badges of honor.

“It’s definitely part of the culture,” said Dr. John H. Park, a physical therapist in Rockville, Md., who specializes in treating M.M.A. participants. “They say, ‘Chicks dig that stuff because they know you’re a fighter.’ “

A familiar chasm separates what women dig from what dudes imagine women dig. But for mixed martial arts, a combination of boxing, wrestling and jiu-jitsu that has found favor among young men, cauliflower ear has assumed a place alongside such evocative conditions as torn elbow ligaments in pitchers, knee tendinitis in marathon runners and torn anterior cruciate ligaments in female basketball players.

In gym locker rooms and online discussion forums, teenage boys trade advice on ways to gain that telltale look.

“It’s man’s ear,” said Nisar Loynab, 15, who trains at Capital Jiu-Jitsu in Alexandria, Va. “When you get cauliflower, you’re really a man.”

Nisar, a 10th-grader who has lost weight and gained an incentive to make good grades through his pursuit of mixed martial arts, said his sore ears had yet to calcify. By leaving them untreated, he hopes to cultivate the appearance of more seasoned fighters, like his father.

His father, Abubakr Loynab, 43, who trains at the same gym, said he expected Nisar to develop the ailment.

“In my family, we’ve had boxers and stuff, and it’s just one way you toughen up the kid,” Loynab said. “There’s some people in here that he looks up to. He’ll go up and show them, ‘Look, I’m starting to get the cauliflower ear.’

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July 15, 2008

Association of Boxing Commissioners names New Jersey official head of new MMA Commission.

Filed under: Mixed Martial Arts — Tags: — nyfight @ 3:31 pm


The Association of Boxing Commissioners, which recently made some waves after announcing proposed changes to MMA’s weight classes, has created a new committee to focus on mixed martial arts.

The MMA committee will be headed by Nick Lembo, the legal counsel for the New Jersey Athletic Control Board.

Lembo confirmed the appointment with

Good news, boxing officials will no longer be in charge of making rules for Mixed Martial Arts. They’re almost finished destroying boxing and now they have their sights set on mma. Boxing has too many weight divisions and champions. These boxing officials attempted to add more weight classes to mma in an attempt to make it look more like boxing. After the huge backlash they received from promoters, fans and some state athletic commissions, they downplayed the changes as”guidelines”. It is misguided to have people who aren’t knowledgeable about a particular sport to pass rules and regulations for that sport.

Statement from the office of Nick Lembo via

I have been asked to chair the ABC’s MMA committee.

The ABC is comprised of athletic commissions from the United States and territories, Canadian provinces and both countries sovereign indian lands.

I would like your participation and input with regard to review of professional and amateur MMA matters. Your assistance would be a benefit to our committee members.

Your participation will conclude with a presentation report and document to the ABC membership at their 2009 convention in New Orleans next July. Please reply to me if interested.

Thank you for your involvement and support of the sport.

Nick Lembo

July 14, 2008

The “New York Bad Ass” Phil Baroni assaulted after fight in England

Filed under: Mixed Martial Arts — Tags: , , , — nyfight @ 9:59 pm


The ‘New York Badass’ Phil Baroni has decided not to press charges following an assault on him at Wembley Arena on Saturday night, witnessed by millions on live television.

Cage Rage officials have, however, banned the brother of his defeated opponent, Scott Jansen, from attending future fights following the incident at Cage Rage 27 presented by EliteXC.

First, the American banged out plucky Brit Jansen in a blistering battle, which lasted just 3:18 of round one. Then as Baroni went to check on Jansen’s condition, he fended off an attacker that, without warning, headbutted the 32-year-old.

A sanguine Baroni has decided to let the matter rest. “These things happen,” said Baroni. “It must be tough to see a loved one get knocked out like that. Emotions ran high. I want to put this behind me.”

Dave O’Donnell, Cage Rage co-promoter stated, “We launched an immediate investigation into cage-side security and have issued a ban on a member of Scott’s family attending future fights.

“This should not have happened. Baroni has shown a lot of dignity throughout. Many fighters might have responded and escalated the situation.

Heres the vid of the fight
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July 9, 2008 NYC’s Phil Nurse – Is He George St. Pierre’s Secret Weapon?

Filed under: Mixed Martial Arts — Tags: , , — nyfight @ 2:00 am

Interesting interview with Muay Thai coach Kru Phil Nurse by’s John Moody regarding George St. Pierre; welterweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Check out this great website, for more info.

TSF: Explain how you were first connected with George St. Pierre.

Phil Nurse: Another student brought him down here when he was training at Renzo Gracie’s. He (George) heard about this guy called Phil Nurse but he didn’t’ know how to get to me. This guy called me and said can you train my friend, he is going to be the next UFC world champion. This was three years ago. This was the second fight with Matt Hughes. I was not in tune with any of that at that time. I said I am solid booked up, but I can fit him in for 45 minutes. He came in and we started moving around and the biggest thing was … we end up sparring … moving around and for someone of his caliber …not once did he test me to see if I am worthy enough of training him.

TSF: What do you mean “test me” “worthy enough of training him?”

Phil Nurse: In martial arts they (fighters) test you. Are you worthy enough for training me – to see how good you are. In different ways … they will give a hard punch to see how you deal with it. Then they say he is good enough to train me. Not once did he test me. That gave me the utmost respect for him. Made me like – “I love this guy.”

TSF: Then it was “on” so to speak… right?

Phil Nurse: As soon as he finished that first day he said I want to train every day. He was here for like five days.

TSF: It is no secret that GSP is a natural athlete. How quick did he pick up your style of Muay Thai?

Phil Nurse:
I knew it straight away from that first 45 minutes. In that week when he was here I showed him some things. I am very tricky in my sparring. I am a chess fighter. I am not a slug fighter. I am always playing the chess game. Making you do certain things to get certain things – so that is my kind of fight game.

TSF: How do you deal with instructing MMA fighters in Muay Thai opposed to fighters just specializing in Muay Thai – do you have to change your methodology?

Phil Nurse: Standup in Thai is a very tall kind of fight which you can’t do in MMA. But the same tricks I use in Thai standing tall I will adjust George to a shorter height, more crouch. He was in here sparring with some of my guys and the tricks I showed him – he was nailing them with em … in only four/five days, he was pulling it off. I was like (to the other guys) ‘I showed him that yesterday.

TSF: Take me back to your work with GSP before the second fight Vs. Matt Hughes because this is when you really started to impact George’s style.

Phil Nurse:
The second Hughes fight – I was training with him about a month before that as far as Muay Thai and the head game. He took it in like a sponge. I can tell specifically the things we worked on for that fight. I just worked on certain things; like if you want guy to think you are going to kick him in the leg … look at leg but kick high. If a guy is blocking high – kick his other leg out. If you want to superman – punch fake front kick first then throw the punch. He put it all in his own world and did him.

And he ended it with a kick to the head. You must have been on cloud nine?

Phil Nurse: If you get a fighter to pull of one thing is hard – he pulled off four or five things, and he finished him off with one of them. I was on top of world like a kid with a new toy.

TSF: Then you joined in the celebration in the ring … how cool was that?

Phil Nurse: I was in the audience. He won the fight and he pulled me out of the audience into the octagon. The internet blew up … They were like who was the black guy. Nobody knew who I was.

TSF: Next was Matt Serra-1 and everybody in the world thought GSP would cruise through him. Can you take us into the post fight locker room after the stunning knockout loss?

Phil Nurse: He was apologizing to everybody. He (George) was mad at himself. Saying “Oh Phil I am sorry. I lost, I can’t beleive it, my first title defense.” He was saying “this is my worst nightmare.” After the fight I said George “that is the best thing that could have happened.” You are not going to understand that now. For the age I am at I can say that. I don’t know if he heard it.

TSF: Then in Serra-2 GSP took the fight right in Matt’s comfort area on the ground. It seemed like George was working a very high pace.

Phil Nurse: The plan was … If you see any opportunity take him down and put him in his comfort zone. After that – when in his comfort zone you will put so much pressure on him it won’t be his comfort zone anymore. It will be mixed signals. Serra will think “I should be relaxed here I am in my zone now I am getting so much pressure thrown in.”

TSF: Big picture now – how do you see your role in training a MMA fighter that is not just concerned with his Thai but has so many other disciplines to manage?

Phil Nurse: The way I fought my standup as a Thai fighter I think is perfect for these guys if they can adapt it right. It’s not a big change for me – it is refreshing to have that one little part. I am the opening. I am the one that gets you in – this is how you get on floor, this how you take his head off, this is how you going to hit him with knee.

TSF: While I think I know your answer – where do you fall on the discussion over whether a fighter should start as a ground specialist and learn stand up or start with stand-up skills and then learn the ground game. Your thoughts.

Phil Nurse: I would say that a stand-up guy gets better in MMA than a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu guy that goes into standup. You usually see a good standup guy get better with BJJ. The ground guys seem to struggle with the standup. I am sure there will be more successful standup guys than BJJ guys.

TSF: Chuck Liddell seems to never have to deal with the ground game though every opponent would like to take him there.

Phil Nurse: Chuck doesn’t go down. He has his defense and that’s it. He probably works on a handful of moves on the floor if he needs em and how to get up. You got to knock him out or you got to run after him and he beats you up.

TSF: You must be a hot commodity. Your phone has to be ringing. Who else are you training?

Phil Nurse:
It started with GSP then moved on to Rashad Evans. A couple people have called me like big fighters. But I have a big business here at The Wat. 5000 sq feet to run.

TSF: Phil thanks so much for taking time with Finally, tell us a little about The Wat.

Phil Nurse: When I opened I wanted it to be 100% Muay Thai and anything in here is around Muay Thai. I have boxing here which enhances a Muay Thai guy, have yoga, stretching classes. With George St. Pierre I have world class-fighters who train here and having those guys around people are like “wow.” But if you walk in there now there is a lady that is pregnant training.

Ring of Combat XX Photos and Recap

Ring of Combat XX Photos from
Photos courtesy of Steven Sachs. To purchase photos contact Steven Sachs at

Erick Tavares vs Nick Catone

Catone via TKO (strikes) 4:25 of round 1

Doug Gordon vs Tom Gallicchio

Gallicchio via rear naked choke 3:11 round 1

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Recap posted by Arias Garcia Jr. from the official site of Lou Neglia

Atlantic City, NJ—Even though the event was missing one of its biggest fights, Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat XX still brought plenty of excitement to the Jersey Shore. The event was highlighted by another impressive performance from Tom Gallicchio as he successfully defended his USKBA Welterweight Title against Doug Gordon with a rear naked choke in the first round. In what appeared to be a mismatch in the other title bout, the undefeated Nick Catone almost had a scare when the grizzly veteran, Eric Tavares slapped on an armbar from the bottom in their USKBA Middleweight title bout. Catone was resilient, avoided the submission and TKO’d Tavares near the end of the first round. Here are the official results and play-by-play from Friday night’s action:

Ring of Combat XX

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ.

USKBA Middleweight Title Championship:

Nick Catone (BJJ Shore Academy/Ricardo Almeida) vs. Eric Tavares (Shotokan BJJ)

Round 1: A feeling process out ensues and Catone is unable to take Tavares down after two feeble attempts. Catone eats a left kick to the face and catches it and takes Tavares down. Tavares defends well from the ground-and-pound and secures and armbar. Catone slams him a few times but Tavares holds onto the armbar. Tavares eventually gives it up and eats some leather in from ground-and pound. Catone is able to get the crucifix position on top and traps both of Tavares’ arms. In this position, Catone lands heavy blows and the referee is forced to stop the bout.
Catone def. Tavares by TKO – 4:25 rd. 1

USKBA Welterweight Title Championship:

Tom Gallicchio (Rhino Fight Team) vs. Doug Gordon (Team Rush Elite BJJ)

Round 1: After trading some strikes, Gordon gets the takedown but welcomes a stand up. They trade strikes again and Gordon appears to getting the better of Gallicchio. After another clinch, Gallicchio gets the takedown and lands in the mount position. From here, Gallicchio is able to land heavy punches but Gordon gets out of danger. Gallicchio almost gets side control but then winds up taking Gordon’s back and sinking the hooks. Gallicchio secures the rear-naked-choke and forces the challenger to tap for another impressive performance.
Gallicchio def. Gordon by rear naked choke – 3:11 rd. 1

Costa Phillippou (Team Serra Longo) vs. Tony Andreocci (NJ Combat Club)

Round 1: Phillippou wastes no time and stuns Andreocci early with strikes. Seemingly out on his feet, Andreocci tastes more leather and is dropped, Referee Kevin Mulhall halts the bout just 22 seconds into the first round.
Phillippou def. Andreocci by KO – 0:22 rd. 1

Fernando Rivera (Team Ewick) vs. Brett Kohan (Rhino Fight Team)
Round 1: These big boys come out swinging and after tasting each other’s leather, Kohan goes for a takedown and ends up in a clinch. They separate and both appear to be comfortable on the feet. Kohan lands a thunderous right hand and drops Rivera on his back. Kohan follows it up with some vicious ground-and-pound knocking Rivera and his mouthpiece completely out. Doctors attend to Rivera and he is finally helped to his feet after a scary knockout.

Kohan def. Rivera by KO – 1:48 rd. 1

Scott Harrington (Alex Wilkie) vs. Ed Fyvie (Ricardo Almeida/Spa City BJJ)
Round 1: After trading a few insignificant strikes, Fyvie clinches with Harrington and forces him against the cage. Fyvie breaks apart with a punch and Harrington answers with a kick to the body. They clinch again with Harrington’s back on the fence. They separate and Fyvie lands more strikes. They clinch again but the referee separates them. Harrington looks uncomfortable in the stand up game and Fyvie lands a huge right followed by a knee. Fyvie then pounces on Harrington and the fight is stopped by the referee. Harrington stands up and has a nice size cut on the bridge of his nose.
Fyvie def. Harrington by TKO (ref. stoppage to a cut) – 3:55 rd. 1

Ryan LaFlare (Bellmore Kickboxing) vs. Radji Bryson Barrett (TSMMA)
Round 1: The fighters circle each other until LaFlare clinches and gets the takedown on Barrett. They eventually land in Barrett’s guard and LaFlare brings him to the cage. Barrett tries for an armbar but is up against the cage and LaFlare pulls out. LaFlare gets back in side control but Barrett brings it back to the feet and gets the takedown but lands in a triangle. LaFlare switches to an armbar and after trying to punch his way out, Barrett eventually taps out.
LaFlare def. Barrett by armbar – 2: 38 rd. 1

Brian Demuro (Bomb Squad) vs. Nabih (Team Serra Longo)
Round 1: Nabih tries for a “Superman” punch but Demuro avoids the strike and forces Nabih against the cage. Demuro jumps guard but Nabih eventually forces the stand up after they both nullify each other on the ground. The fighters clinch again and Nabih lands a right hand and almost get Demuro’s back while standing. They clinch again and Nabih tries for a guillotine choke against the cage as the round ends.

Round 2: Nabih tries to trade strikes and Demuro forces a clinch. Nabih keeps the heat standing and lands a right hand and subsequently takes Demuro down. In guard, Demuro attempts a gogo plata but it is quickly thwarted and the fighters get back to their feet. Another clinch ensues and the referee separates them. Nabih starts with some flashy kicks and punches as Demuro seems uncomfortable in the stand up game. It appears that during this exchange, Demuro lost his mouthpiece. During the break between second and third round, Demuro doesn’t answer the bell to an apparent knee injury.

Nabih def. Demuro by TKO – 4:00 rd. 2

Dwayne Shelton (Team Prodigy) vs. James Meals (AMA Fight/Renzo) Gracie
Round 1: Shelton throws a right, misses and then clinches. He almost gets a takedown but Meals is able to land on his knee and get back to his feet. Shelton tries a throw but inadvertently lands with Meals on top. In Shelton’s guard, Meals is reversed to the bottom. Meals attempts an armbar from the bottom and Shelton backs away and welcomes the stand up. A right hook stuns Meals but he is able to recover quickly and get a takedown. This time Meals is more active but Shelton is able to avoid any significant damage. The round ends in Shelton’s guard.

Round 2: This time the fighters exchange strikes and when Shelton throws a kick, Meals grabs it and takes him down. Shelton gets back to his feet but gets taken down again. Shelton is able to get on top but Meals attempts another armbar. Shelton avoids the submission and lands some heavy ground-and-pound and then forces Meals to stand up. Meals gets another takedown but Shelton is able to gain the top position again. From here, Shelton lands some ground-and-pound and lets Meals stand up. Shelton lands another huge right that puts Meals back on the ground but he quickly recovers. Shelton lets the fight stand back up and swings again for the fences. He misses and Meals gets the takedown and lands on top with only ten seconds left in the round.

Round 3: Shelton continues the striking from round two but Meals is able to avoid any damage and gets the takedown. Shelton tries for a guillotine from the bottom but is unsuccessful. Shelton is able to tie up Meals from the bottom forcing a referee stand-up. Shelton finds another home for his right hand but Meals responds with a left hand. Meals grabs for a single leg but Shelton punishes him with shots to the body and head. Meals tries for another takedown but is unsuccessful. He gets the takedown on the second attempt but there are only 10 seconds left in the third and final round.
Shelton def. Meals by unanimous decision after three rounds (30-27 all)

Dom Stanco (Bellmore Kickboxing) vs. John Salgado (Team Ross Zocchi)
Round 1: These two come out swinging and Stanco initially stuns Salgado with a left hand and then finishes with an uppercut forcing his opponent to his knees with his mouthpiece flying. The referee halts the bout as Salgado gets up and protests. It appears as though Salgado was momentarily out and was going to receive more punishment if the referee did not intervene.

Stanco def. Salgado by KO – 0:14 rd. 1

Troy Maxwell (ACMMA) vs. Rich Ashkar (Team Oliveria)
Round 1: Ashkar goes right for the takedown and gets it. Ashkar then transition smoothly and sinks the hooks in. From the Ashkar works for the rear-naked choke and although Maxwell tried to defend, he eventually tapped out.
Ashkar def. Maxwell by rear naked choke – 1:05 rd. 1

Joey Camacho (AMA Fight/Renzo Gracie) vs. Vasilica Goian (TSMMA)

Round 1: The fighters clinch and Goian forces Camacho to the cage. Against the cage, Camacho goes for guillotine but is unable to fully secure it. The referee separates them and Goian sprawls and avoids a takedown attempt. Camacho is still relentless and grabs for a single leg forcing Goian to the mat. After Camacho is unable to improve his position in the guard, the referee stands them up. Camacho attempts another takedown but the round ends.

Round 2: They clinch quickly again and this time Goian gets the takedown. Camacho gets to his knees but Goian is delivering some heavy body shots. Camacho then reverses and lands on top in Goian’s guard. A stall in the action forces another stand-up. Camacho attempts another single leg but Goian defends well. They both stand up and after a brief exchange of strikes, Camacho gets the takedown with 45 seconds left in the round. However, Camacho is unable to land any serious damage on top and the round ends.

Round 3: Both fighters appear to be tired but Camacho comes out and gets another takedown. Goian defends well in his guard an attempts a guillotine choke from the bottom. Although Camacho gets out, he is unable to land any ground and pound or improve position. The referee forces another stand-up. Camacho goes right in for the takedown but Goian sprawls and attempts a guillotine. Goian attempts to take the back but Camacho escapes and the fighters end up in Camacho’s guard. The third round ends with both fighters extremely exhausted.
Goian def. Camacho by split dec. after three rounds (29-28, 28-29, 29-28 )

Jay Silva (Team Rampage Jackson) vs. Mark DaPolito (Pitt’s Penn)

Round 1: After Silva tried a flying knee, DaPolito grabbed him in mid air and slammed him to the mat. From there, DaPolito was unable to do any significant damage from Silva’s guard. When DaPolito attempted to gain side control, he was reversed and Silva landed on top and gained full mount. DaPolito turned to give his back and Silva sunk the hooks in. However, he wasn’t able to secure the rear naked choke and DaPolito was able to get the fight back to the feet. After a clinch, DaPolito was able to take Silva down and the round ended with DaPolito on top.

Round 2:

A left-right combination stunned DaPolito but he was able to clinch quickly. Silva was then able to secure a takedown and gained DaPolito’s back. Same result as round one as DaPolito was able to escape and get on top. Silva defended well in the guard and doesn’t receive any damage. Silva eventually escapes and gets on top and passes to side control. DaPolito gives his back up again and this time, there was no escape from the rear-naked-choke.
Silva def. DaPolito by rear naked choke 3:47 rd. 2

July 2, 2008

Hamilton, New Jersey’s Ricardo “Big Dog” Almeida fighting at UFC 86

Filed under: Mixed Martial Arts — Tags: , , , — nyfight @ 6:20 pm

From wikipedia

Ricardo Almeida (born November 29, 1976) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) grappler residing in Hamilton, New Jersey. He is a third degree black belt in BJJ under Renzo Gracie. Almeida is a veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, PRIDE Fighting Championships, and a former Middleweight King of Pancrase. In Pancrase he had notable wins over Nathan Marquardt and Kazuo Misaki.

Almeida retired for a 3-year period after a six fight win streak to focus on running his Jiu-Jitsu school in Hamilton, New Jersey. He now returns to the middleweight MMA scene after recently signing a six fight contract with the UFC. His return bout in the UFC occurred at UFC 81, where he submitted Rob Yundt.

Ricardo Almeida will take on Patrick Cote with the winner possibly being the #1 contender for Anderson Silva’s belt. Almeida who has a 9-2 mma record and is a 4 time grappling National Brazilian Champion will attempt to subdue Cote’s power with his Jiu-jitsu. Patrick Cote from Montreal, Quebec, Canada is known for his punching power so Almeida is expected to take the fight to ground and win by submission. Therefore the often cliched striker vs grappler challenge will take place this Sat., July, 5 as the co-main event for UFC 86.

Ricardo Almeida talks about fight with Patrick Cote
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June 29, 2008

Ring of Combat XX Results

From Atlantic City, NJ

June 27, 2008

Jay Silva defeats Mark Dapolito by Rear-Naked Choke (3:47 of R2)

Vasilica Goian defeats Joey Camacho by Unanimous Decision ( 29-28 )

Rich Ashkar defeats Troy Maxwell via Rear-Naked Choke (1:05 of R1)

Dom Stanco defeats John Salgado by KO (14 sec. R1)

Dwayne Shelton defeats James Meals by Unanimous Decision ( 30-27 )

Nabith defeats Brian DeMuro by TKO (Corner Stoppage after R2)

Ryan LaFlare defeats Radji Bryson-Barrett via Armbar (2:38 R1)

Ed Fyvie defeats Scott Harrington by TKO (Ref. stoppage due to Cut 3:55 R1)

Bret Kohan defeats Fernando Rivera by KO (2:48 R?)

Coasta Phillippou defeats Tony Andreocci by KO (R1)

Tom Gallicchio defeats Doug Gordon via Rear-Naked Choke (2:11 R?)

Nick Catone defeats Eric Tavares by TKO (Ref Stoppage 4:25 R1)

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