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VICTORY VII MMA To Rock MADISON SQUARE Garden NOV 21ST-MMA Confidential                    Nov 21

VICTORY VII MMA To Rock MADISON SQUARE Garden NOV 21ST-MMA Confidential

,By Bruce KiVo

Mixed Martial Arts is coming to MSG. Took long enough and it’s goin down Friday, Nov 21st, thanks to Victory Combat Sports. Victory CEO, Kevin Lillis partnered up with Take On Productions to bring in the biggest event ever sanctioned by the WKA in New York.  Some of the best Kick Boxers and Muay Thai Fighters will compete alongside the best amateur Mixed Martial Arts Athletes in the Tri-state area for this historic event.  TITLEFIGHTS and GIRLFIGHTS are included.

 

 

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Coming off a nice win over Chris Carmozzi @ UFC FightNight, Renzo Gracie fighter, Rafael “Sapo” Natal,  gives his thoughts on Victory VII coming to MSG.

 

Take On’s 170lb Champ Ariel Abreu is set to face NYC’s Chike Obi in a 3 round explosive MMA  Showdown.  KO artist Pawel Zawistowski will compete against  Muay Thai and MMA standout Manny Casias in a 3 round Victory title fight.
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Former UCL Champ, Chad Hernandez of Radical MMA is set to take on  Anthony Glacchina of Serra/Longo in what looks to be a great fight.
Coach Rene Dreyfus of Radical MMA is well aware of  the  famous Serra/Longo camp. Nobody can deny that former UFC WW Champ Matt Serra’s KO of former UFC WW Champ George St Pierre and UFC MW Champ Chris Weidman’s KO and TKO of the former UFC MW Champ Anderson Silva, AKA The GOAT  were possibly the biggest upsets in UFC history. According to Coach Rene, Chad is more then ready.

 

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Also on the card are 2012 Olympian Ibrahim Faraq, UFC Gym’s NJ Mac, Renzo Gracie’s Max McGarr, NY Combat Sambo’s Hassan Hope and Thomas Doyle, Take On Muay Thai Champ Jason ahim faraqVan Oijen and the ever exciting Bernard Cano who always brings it.  Victory VII’s card  is stacked.  Max McGarr’s submissions are off the hook and who can forget Hassan Hope’s great back and forth match against Brad Bateman?  Sambo Steve says his athletes are ready.
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Limo Bob Talks VICTORY VII:

 

Speaking of stacked, did somebody say GIRLFIGHT?
The 2013 Female Fighter of the Year, Gianna Smith, Women’s Muay Thai and MMA Phenom Prairie Rugilo, Long Island’s Jessica Cavagnaro, Katalina Morales and Krav Maga Academy’s Viktoria Makarova will hilite this history making event. Just look back on previous Victory and Take On events. Is the next Ronda Rousey fighting on this card?

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GIRLFIGHTS Totally ROCK!

 

Madison Square Garden is considered the greatest arena in the world. Dating back to the early 1900’s to today, Champions like John L. Sullivan, Jack Jonson, Benny Leonard, Barney Ross, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Rocky Graziano, Sugar Ray Robinson,  Ali, Vito Antuefermo, Duran, Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, Holyfield  and so many more have  all fought here.

I know Former UFC Champs and Hall Of Famers Dan Severn and Royce Gracie would have been honored to fight here as well as Olympic Silver Medalist and UFC legend Matt Lindland.

In our last interview with New Yorker and former UFC Champ Matt “The Terror” Serra, he hinted at a possible  comeback if it were at MSG.  The Great Renzo would love  the chance to compete here too.  Former UFC Champ Frankie Edgar has mentioned it.  Even UFC Champs, Chris Weidman and Jonny “Bones” Jones hope for the  chance to compete in the greatest arena in the world!  Refs Big John McCarthy and New Jersey’s Dan Miragliotta also have that itch and Dana White would would like nothing better then having a UFC @ MSG.

MMA fan, Actor Alex Corrado of TV’s Gotham, here with Penguin says “Big Congrats to Victory for bringin MMA to MSG!

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It’s a dream come true for every athlete.  See you at the Garden Nov 21st.

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Bonus! Photos from previous VICTORY FIGHTS! Enjoy!

Nick and Bruce

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Kings Of New York Amateur MMA Rocks The Hammerstein Ballroom MMA Confidential

by Bruce KiVo

It was standing room only as history was made Sat, March 23rd @ NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Featuring 13 amateur bouts including an action packed female fight and superhot ring girls,  fans

came out in droves to support  New York’s first ” sanctioned”  Mixed Martial Arts event in 11 years.

KO’s, TKO’s, Submissions….

Here’s how it went down:

Awesome opening match was 140 lb Diego Lopez submitting Jimes Casserly via real tight triangle choke round 1.

145 lb Felix Perez gets TKO, ground and pound win over Kimson round 2.

155lb devastating striker Jose Mariscal TKO’s Ethan Gomez end of round 1

135lb Abner Hernandez totally beats down Vernon Lodman round 1. Lodman takes tremendous beating. Hernandez looks gassed end of round 1.  Round 2, Hernandez repeats the beatdown from the mount.  Lodmannever tried for a sweep, has no clue what to do on the ground and and just gets pounded.  Ref stops fight and warns Abner to stop holding the cage.  Abner is just too gassed to go on and verbally submits.  Lodman was dominated totally but gets the w round 2.

155lb Next up was Team Renzo fighter  Ronmy Davila of The Bronx.  In spite of a kidney problem gets split dec win over a very game Fabian Llerena.

135lb Carlos Hernandez submits Jeff Balladares  round 3 via vicious rear naked choke. Carlos trains under the legendary Bob Shermer out of Chicago.  Just love a good submission win.

145lb  Jose Torres gets a UD dec win over Jarelle Marcalle.

110lb Women’s MMA…Krav Maga Acadamy’s  Victoria Markarova gets UD victory over Phil Dunlap’s Jodi Lynn Reicher Both girls came to bang.  At one point Jodi had a nice guillotine clamped on the Krav Maga fighter, but Victoria maintained her composure and was able to slip out. Victoria continued to dominate Jodi with takeddowns and strikes from the ground and standing.  Jodi showed a lot of heart and and fought hard till the end, but Victoria’s  arsenal was too much and earned her the Unan dec victory. As in all the previous bouts, these athletes bonded and showed true sportsmanship, or should I say sports”woman”ship after the match.

175lb Angelo Rivera wins via tko ref stoppage round 2 over Chris Miller.  Miller showed good wrestling and came out very strong round 1, but gassed.  Rivera stayed composed and the rest is history.

170lb Main Event Time  Mathew Perez came out with very aggressive attack, but the very composed Simmon Sara locked on a real nice armbar round 1.  Perez slammed him and Sara improved  the armbar even more and got the tap. Loved this fight.

Quite a few celebs were in the house including legendary MMA fighter, Shonie Carter,  MMA ‘s Seth Petruzelli who KO’d Kimbo Slice, ‘ONE Tough Cop” Bo Dietl,  Matan Gavish, Sambo Steve and Champion Boxer Mike Corleone to name a few.

Thank you Frank Babcock,  Anthony Medina,  Bob Shermer,  Renzo Gracie,  Dan “The Beast” Severn, Pat Militich, Matt Hughes and everyone else @ Fighters Source who made the event possible.

Until next time!