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!
It has been an extremely long and eventful journey for the new Bellator Bantamweight Champion Marcos “Loro” Galvao. After his first encounter with Joe Warren four years ago the champion was robbed of his title in an extremely controversial decision. A decision that would sculpt and contour the four years to come, sculpt them into a very specific path, an end to a means; the road to his belt. Marcos Galvao prepared to face Joe Warren for the second time with the likes of fellow New York professionals and UFC fighters Chris Wade, Dennis Bermudez etc. out of the Long Island MMA camp.
His good friend and also professional fighter for the CFFC Sergio “The Savage” DaSilva was with him every step of the way and following his friends victory stated “it was like a huge weight was lifted off of my chest”. Seeing his friend and team mate achieve something that he and all of his friends knew was rightfully his was incredibly liberating. When the time came to face Joe Warren a second time it was clear that a decision couldn’t be an option, given the unfortunate outcome of their first meeting; Joe Warren needed to be stopped. That is exactly what happened.
In the second round of their second title fight Marcos “Loro” Galvao submitted the champion with a vicious knee bar. After Joe Warren cried out in pain the referee was forced to stop the bout due to a verbal submission. At long last, that long road, the specific path had reached its climax; the belt was finally in the hands of its rightful owner. The new Bantamweight Champion must now set his eyes upon a new path, the path to a long series of definitive title defenses.