Long Island MMA at Triton Fights + Holiday training | Long Island MMA news update!
Long Island MMA had a good night this past staurday at Triton fights. Long Island MMA sent in 3 guys to compete. Chris Guariglia was making his MMA debut and was up as the first fight of the night. Chris went out and fought a tough fighter with a lot of skill in stand up, Chris wasn’t afraid to trade punches with him but ultimately got him on the ground each and every round. In the thrid round Chris got reversed from mount and ended up on the bottom, Chris was able to scramble and find an arm-lock finishing his opponent in the third round. Next up was Long Island MMA’s Mike Fitzroy, this was Mikes 3rd MMA fight but mike looked like a real veteran. Mike opponent much likes Chris’ was one of the tougher people on the card. Mike showed his improvement in his stand-up and wound up winning an unanimous decision. Asheik Ajim who was suppose to fight on the card vs Dennis Stamp, didn’t get a chance to compete in MMA but Triton set up a grappling match for him instead. Ashieks opponent came in 10 lbs over weight so he was not able to fight. Triton set up Ashiek in a grappling match against Stamp’s teammate. Ashiek looked calm and confident as he was able to attack his opponent the entire time. Ashiek did not get the win because of the submission only rule set but it was a fun contest to watch. The match ended in a draw.
Long Island MMA was in full support at Triton fights we saw Long Island MMA members everywhere during the Triton event! We are looking forward to the next event so our fighters can
show their skills. Pictures on the right is Mike Fitzroy after his dominant win and pictured above is Long Island MMA’s Chris “Big -Nog” Guariglia as he was getting his hand raised inside the Triton cage! Great job to everyone who participated at the fights in Long Island everyone did great!
Long Island MMA’s mats were packed during our Thanksgiving training session. Long Island MMA members stormed the mats as more then 40 people came out to train at our Farmingdale location on the holiday. One of our faviorte things about the holiday is our training class we typically run. With Christmas closing in we are already thinking about when we should get our Christmas session in. We hope to replicate the craze we had on the mats during our Thanksgiving session!
PROMOTION! in other all around Long Island MMA good news, our Long Island MMA Children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program just got a major upgrade. Long Island MMA’s Joe-Joe was promoted to the rank of yellow belt by Long Island MMA head kids coach Brian. Joe-Joe has been showing great improvements in his Jiu-Jitsu and has displayed true leadership qualities that make him an excelent team leader. We are proud of Joe-Joe and we can’t wait to see what else is in store for him at Long Island MMA! – Congratulations Joe-Joe!
Farmingdale’s Long Island MMA is home to many UFC fighters. Recently Long Island MMA UFC fighters Ryan LaFlare and Chris Wade picked up huge wins in the UFC, yesterday it was Dennis Bermudez turn to bring home the W to Long Island NY.
Dennis Bermudez was coming off of a two fight losing streak to two top 10 opponents and was looking to rebound yesterday verse Japanese MMA legend Tatsuya Kawajiri.
Dennis Bermudez was looking strong training for his fight at Long Island MMA in preparation for his UFC fight night 83 bout and all of his coaches and training partners were excited to see what a motivated “Menace” could do following his losses to Ricardo Lamas and Jeremy Stephens.
The Menace stepped into the Octagon yesterday looking the best we have ever seen physically and it showed throughout the fight.
In the first round of the fight Kawajiri was able to take Dennis down; Dennis would eventually get up and mount some of his own offense and he eventually transitioned to a kimura early in the round. Dennis attacked the Kimura from Kawajiri’s back but eventually got shucked off and spent most of the round on the bottom.
In the second round Dennis turned the tables when he was able to stuff one of Kawajiri’s take-down attempts and freeze him on his knees. It was from this position that Dennis would deliver the most amount of damage hitting Kawajiri with uninterrupted punches and elbows for nearly a full minute until Kawajiri eventually scrambled out. Dennis would go on to fully dominate the second scoring with heavy combinations and take-downs of his own.
The third round was perhaps the most one sided for Bermudez. Dennis was able to win all of the stand-up exchanges and out wrestled the Japanese power house earning himself a 29-28 unanimous decision victory.
After the fight Long Island MMA’s Dennis Bermudez was asked by Jon Anik who he wanted to fight next Dennis called out Ricardo Lamas and MMA legend BJJ Penn. Who would you rather see Dennis fight?
At UFC Fight Night 83 we will see an exciting night of fights headlined by a dual between two modern day Cowboys. The fight card, taking place in Pittsburgh PA, was supposed to headline with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s Welterweight debut against Tim Means. It was announced early February, that due to a potential USADA drug-testing violation, Tim Means was out, and Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira was in! Cerrone was on an 8 fight win streak before his loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos in December of 2015. Now he is making his move up a weight class to make a run at the Welterweight division. Alex Oliveira is making his way off of a 3 fight win streak, 2 of which fought at Welterweight, and his most recent fight at Lightweight. Both of these fighters are very exciting and both seem to hold the “fight anyone, anytime, anywhere” type of mindset. They like to be very active as well, Cerrone having 4 fights during the course of 2015, and Oliveira had 5! Both of these Cowboys are very exciting to watch and this bout should rival the action of an old “Spaghetti Western” film. Another fight you will not want to miss on this card will be Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez versus Tatsuya “The Crusher” Kawajiri. Bermudez, fighting out of Long Island MMA in Farmingdale NY, is one of the most explosive and exciting fighters we have ever seen inside the Octagon and has previously held a 7 fight win streak in his division, holding many performance bonus’s on the way. Although “The Crusher” is a true Veteran of the sport, with 45 professional MMA bouts, we see Dennis “The Menace” winning this one in exciting fashion!
The long anticipated matchup between Bellator Bantamweight Champion Marcos “Loro” Galvao and Eduardo Dantas is set for the main event of Bellator 150 on February 26th 2016. This bout was supposed to occur back in October of 2015, but Dantas had to pull out because of an injury, postponing the title fight until further notice. This will be Galvao’s first title defense, and everyone is excited to see him back in action. The first time these two met the roles were reversed, Dantas was the champion, and Loro was the challenger. That was back in February of 2013, where Dantas had finished Galvao with a knockout in the second round. Since then, Dantas successfully defended the Bellator Bantamweight title once more, but then later lost it to Joe Warren. Loro on the other hand, after losing his fight to Dantas, has been on a tear with 4 wins in a row, his last fight he defeated Joe Warren with a kneebar to win the title for himself. Marcos “Loro” Galvao has been training out of New York and can be seen with the team at Long Island MMA, owned by UFC fighter Ryan LaFlare. Loro has been training very hard with some of the best fighters in world, working with many UFC fighters like LaFlare, Chris Wade and Denis Bermudez. Now that Galvao is the champ, and Dantas the challenger, you can bank on the outcome being a lot different than the first time. This is one Bellator fight that you will NOT want to miss.
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!
Mike Kuhn Makes him amateur MMA debut and wins a title!
Mike wins the WKA title in his first MMA fight.
Long Island MMA bantamweight Mike Kuhn wins WKA title in his first ever MMA fight.
Mike Kuhn has been a member of the Long Island MMA team for quite a while and recently made his MMA amateur debut this past Saturday at New York Fight Exchange. Mike took on a tough and experienced opponent for his first fight but proved to be the better athlete and fighter. Mike took home the first ever WKA 135LB title winning in the second round via TKO. Mike is well known at the gym, often being called “the caveman” for his superior intelligence in nutrition and weight cutting methods, also helping a lot of the other athletes around the gym too. Congratulations from Long Island MMA on winning at the New York Fight Exchange.
Joe Ninomiya wins his first MMA fight for Long Island MMA.
Joe started training at Long Island MMA when he was 16 years old and became a successful MMA fighter!
Joe Ninomiya wins his first MMA fight
Joe Ninamiya is a great example of young, hard working talent. Joe is one of the hardest working individuals here at the gym and it paid off as he secured his MMA debut victory in devastating fashion this past weekend at New York Fight Exchange. Joe put on a display of great technique from the opening bell and never stopped trying to finish his opponent. He did such a good job in the first round that his opponent couldn’t come out in the second, throwing in the towel, giving Joe Ninamiya the TKO victory ! Joe proved to be a great competitor and has a great future here at Long Island MMA.