Long Island MMA takes over the Coliseum

On July 22nd Long Island MMA fighters will take over the Coliseum. The first fight of the night is kicked of by Long Island MMA product Chris Wade. This is only appropriate as Long Island MMA’s Wade will take on Long Island’s first ever MMA fight since he even is part owner of a company called Island Strong, dedicated to promoting Long Island businesses.

July 22nd Long Island MMA of Farmingdale and Islip are sending in three fighters Chris Wade is first followed by LIMMA captain and owner Ryan LaFlare, and finally Dennis Bermudez will be the co main event of the show! UFC Long Island is also featuring other Long Island natives Brian Kelleher, Gian Villante and the main event is headlined by Chris Weidman.

Use hash tag #LONGISLANDMMA when talking about the event!

UFC Long Island

Long Island MMA Member Profiles: Mariann Teller

Long Island MMA Member Profiles: Mariann Teller

Check out this short video of Mariann Teller, Mariann has been a member of Long Island MMA for quite sometime. Mariann trains at least 3 times a week coming to Long Island MMA’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes with coaches Gregg DePasquale, Brent Appiarius and Brian Michelino. Mariann has been a decidcated member of Long Island MMA starting off her MMA journey with striking classes but eventually making her way to BJJ classes at Long Island MMA. Mariann’s MMA/BJJ journey has even lead her to competing in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament.

Stay tuned for more Long Island MMA profiles!

Hugh McKenna wins big at Bellator MSG

Hugh McKenna wins big at Bellator MSG

Long time Long Island MMA team member Hugh McKenna scored a first round submission at Bellator NYC. Hugh was able to impose his game and take his opponent down off of the cage. Hugh was able to get to the mount and get to one of his strongest submissions the Kimura. Hugh moved off of the mount position and finished the Kimura in the side mount position.

Congratulations Hugh! we are looking forward to seeing what is next for you!


4th of July Schedule!

LIMMA holiday schedule is as follows:
Long Island MMA’s Islip location is closed.
Long Island MMA’s Farmingdale location will hold two classes. We will be holding our regularly scheduled 7am No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu class, as well as a 11:30am No-Gi Jiu Jitsu class!

We hope to see you guys for both classes if possible!

LIMMA fighting at MSG


From Newsday:
On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Long Island MMA gym in Farmingdale, Sergio Da Silva and Hugh McKenna expressed excitement over being among the first group of Bellator MMA fighters to compete at Madison Square Garden. Bellator NYC is scheduled for June 24. McKenna will be facing John Salgado, while Da Silva fights Matt Rizzo.
(Credit: Newsday / Raychel Brightman, Marcus Villagran, Ryan Gerbosi)

Long Island MMA at Long Island’s First UFC

Long Island MMA at Long Island’s First UFC

The first ever UFC show to take place on Long Island, New York has its main event. Chris Weidman will headline vs Kelvin Gastelum, Weidman coming off a controversial loss is looking to get back into the win column. Currently, Weidman (13-3) finds himself in a three-fight losing streak. Weidman is joined by Long Island MMA fighter Ryan LaFlare, Dennis Bermudez and Chris Wade. Ryan LaFlare was the latest Long Island MMA fighter to be added to this card. This will be LaFlare’s second fight in a row in NY and his first fight ever fighting in his home town of Long Island. LaFlare went his whole career with out being able to fight in NY and now its his second fight in a row that he will be fighting in NY. LaFlare joins fellow Long Island MMA teammates Dennis Bermudez and Chris Wade as they both make there Long Island fighting debuts.

Come down to Nassau Coliseum and check out your Long Island MMA coaches fighting in the UFC’s first ever outing in NY. Tickets are on sale now!

The full fight card is:

Middleweight Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera vs. Thomas Almeida
Light Heavyweight Patrick Cummins vs. Gian Villante
Welterweight Ryan LaFlare (Long Island MMA) vs. Alex Oliveira
Welterweight Lyman Good vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Lightweight Chris Wade (Long Island MMA) vs. Frankie Perez
Featherweight Dennis Bermudez (Long Island MMA) vs. Darren Elkins
Featherweight Shane Burgos vs. Godofredo Pepey
Featherweight Kyle Bochniak vs. Jeremy Kennedy
Heavyweight Damian Grabowski vs. Christian Colombo
Middleweight Rafael Natal vs. Alessio Di Chirico
Heavyweight Timothy Johnson vs. Junior Albini