Long Island MMA’s Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez is the co Main event UFC FOX. The UFC camera’s came through to Long Island MMA’s Farmingdale and Islips locations. The Menace is joined by fellow UFC fighters Ryan LaFlare and Chris Wade. Check out Long Island MMA in the video below!
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|
Long Island MMA & Long Island Strength and Performance 2017 Health Fair
Who: Long Island MMA and freinds
What: Spring 2017 Health Fair and Enrollment Event!
When: May 6th 2017 from 1-4pm
Where: Long Island MMA and Fitness Center, 590 smith st Farmingdale NY 11735
Why: To give back to Long Island MMA members and the Long Island community in general and promote a healthier lifestyle!
Spring is Here and we are ready to help you and your family achieve your health and fitness goals. Come and join us and a few of our favorite local partners for a fun filled afternoon!
Prizes, Giveaways, and Enrollment Discounts all day! Every Attendee gets a raffle ticket! Bring your family and invite your friends this event is FREE for everyone!
The day will include:
-Free Health and Fitness Assessment
-Free Movement Screens
-Free Jiu-Jitsu classes
-Free Mobility Training
-Free LISP strength work-outs
-Local vendors specializing in nutrition, physical therapy, massage therapy, beauty and skincare!
-Prizes, Giveaways and enrollment discounts all day long!
As everyone has probably heard by now, Long Island Mixed Martial Arts is running a New Years resolution contest. I’m stoked to find out who is going to be the one who kicked off 2017 with a bang. Before the contest was posted I was rolling with my brochacho Brian and he made me aware of this incentive based contest. I recall agreeing with him on how it will promote attendance and it will increase the competitive atmosphere. He shared with me how it was something they implemented in his yoga class. When I was in high school I too partook in a similar contest. Being super competitive and goal oriented, when my football coach created the similar challenge, I was first to lick my chops at the prize. We had to show up after school and work out at the gym during the off-season. I showed up every single day! The competition was close but only one kid genuinely gave me a run for my money. Luckily at the time I was living in Florida and the kid caught a wicked sunburn and couldn’t lift that day. I literally beat him by one day. I passed up on the grand prize in the end but I walked away way stronger and reached many personal best in addition to benefiting ten fold from the drive I had to beat out my fellow teammates. I became a main stay in the gym and promoted others to try and out do me. So who will it be from LIMMA that comes out on top with the most attendance stickers next to his their respective name? I was nursing a cranked elbow last week but I will be getting my name on there by doing the trifecta of morning classes next week and sprinkling in some days this week. I’m equally stoked to find out the prize at the end as well. In addition to the New Years resolution contest LIMMA offers other incentive laden rewards, for example when you get a stripe on your belt you get to spin the wheel. On that wheel you find some pretty dope prizes (my personal favorite is a high five from the Depo). I am sure now that we are reaching the first half of the month the boards are stacked but it’s never to late to start doubling up and checking out those weekend classes offered to sneak in some stickers.
Long Island MMA is very proud of their Children’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program. The children in our program all show increases in their discipline, focus and leadership on a consistent basis. This hasn’t been more obvious then watching Tyler, Nick, and Sofia. These 3 kids have improved so much! Nick came from another martial arts school and recently has really turned a corner with his BJJ training, Nick has been focused and has really improved his aggression during his live training. Tyler is always the one who can answer the instructors questions, Tyler’s technique has improved so much in the last couple of months and we are very proud of him. Lastly Sophia has improved in every aspect of her game, Sophia always had a consistent guard but she has now improved her top game! for these reason Long Island MMA is proud to promote Tyler, Nick and Sophia to the rank of White-grey belt! congratulations guys!
The people at Long Island MMA put together a video on 10 different ways to do a Brabbo choke. This video features Pro Fighters like Sergio Da Silva and Hugh McKenna as Well as Long Island MMA head coach Gregg DePasquale. Let us know your favorite variation!
Don’t worry! At the time of this being written, the main event is still on between TJ Dillashaw and Dominick Cruz for the UFC Bantamweight Championship. The replacement will be earlier on in the night on the Preliminary Card. Originally the fight was planed between Beneil Dariush and Mairbek Taisumov, but Dariush was forced to pull out due to injury. Long Island’s Chris Wade stepped up to the plate to take on Taisumov, it was short notice, but New York fighters are always ready to jump in at a moment’s notice. Now, less than a week away from the fight, we find out that Mairbek Taisumov has to back out from the fight due to visa issues. Taisumov will be replaced by TUF 22 member Mehdi “The Sultan” Baghdad. Baghdad is a strong kickboxer and Wade has an explosive mix of standup and ground game which should lead to an exciting battle. Even though both original fighters are off of this card, we are pleased to have such an exciting matchup instead. There is a good chance this fight will lead to a performance bonus, and we are putting our money on Wade to come out on top of this one! The MMA circuit in New York has been growing strong and this will be another chance for us to prove that we have the best fighters around.
New & Improved Kids Mixed Martial Arts at Long Island MMA in Farmingdale!!
Starting in November Long Island MMA will be implementing their new Kids Mixed Martial Arts program. Classes will be offered 6 days a week and will start as young as 5 years old!
Martial Arts are very important for a child’s development, kid’s martial arts classes are proven to have many benefits including increases in confidence, self-discipline, fitness, perseverance, focus, respect, and self-defense. Kids will be receiving all these benefits, typically associated with the more traditional arts, while learning the most applicable, modern, and effective arts available. No other gym will be offering such an extensive program that will enable the kids to be ranked in more than one system at the same time! The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes will be offset by mixed Striking classes on opposite days and times so that the kids can get the most well rounded instruction available. There will also be regular “Special Focus” camps that will include MMA, Wrestling, and Weapons training as well, this will always keep the techniques fresh and make sure the kids will be safe in any situation life throws at them. There is nothing more rewarding to an instructor than helping the children of the community grow to become the best versions of themselves, the sky is the limit with this new youth program.
Often times people think of MMA as a male only sport, but recently with the popularity of the women’s division in the UFC and fighters like Ronda Rousey people have been paying more attention to the womens of MMA. Here is an awesome article on two of Long Island MMA’s up and coming women fighters Chrissy Yandolli and Sarah Thomas!
Check out the article here: