Quick review from our second event. We made a profit!
It was a swift card with 8 of the fights finishing in the first round.
At Featherweight Rambo Tan made quick work of Kevin Siccuan winning with a Triangle Armbar within two minutes in a dominant performance.
In the welterweight division Bill Perkins kicked and kneed his way to a points victory in a controlled performance vs Barra Cuda which brought him the victory but didn't excite the crowd. Next he takes on 18 year old prodigy Evan Rooney in a match he will start as underdog despite being the older man.
Also at Welterweight Shane MacGowan took 47 seconds to knock out Mark Cruz and take the KO of the Night award and in the process didn't let his opponent land a hand on him. Impressive stuff.
The Middleweight fight of the evening was the fastest of the card. Master Ramos subbing Savard via Kimura in 23 seconds to win Sub of the Night and boosting himself to the top of the NJMMA Middleweight rankings.
Three Light Heavyweight contests took place with impressive performances by 'BBC' Rob Kardashian and 'The Tashkent Tank' Djmolidine Abdoujaparov propelling them both into the mix for the 205 belt. Each of them had straightforward first round wins via TKO. 'The Assasin Vasif Tehmezov was another winner at Light Heavy via first round stoppage.
Up at Heavyweight Johan De Jong took a unanimous decision to win the opening fight of the card. Later on Lavrentiy Pudovkin subbed Pavard with an Armbar after just 40 seconds. The win was all the more impressive as he was the only fighter who fought on the first two NJMMA cards, winning both! Celebrating in the changing rooms after the fight the Russian put pen to paper on a contract extension but was then hit by the immediate news that his manager was dropping him. That's right, 2-0 Pudovkin is now a free agent. Hopefully someone will sign him up.
The headline fight saw top NJMMA P4P fighter Russel Bufalino make his debut for the org. The Swede took it to the clinch and dominated his opponent in a first round TKO victory, taking his overall record to 4-0. Bufalino told reporters he hopes to fight Justin Sane next should Sane manage to get past Axel Boozer in a Jiu Jitsu brown belt battle next week.
NJMMA#3 takes place on Wednesday. The first midweek event for the org and the start of the 2x events per week calendar which will see more fighters make their debut, some try to bounce back after a defeat and others try to move into contention for an early title shot.
In other news, NJMMA now has a betting partnership with Island FC booking. You can bet on our next two events here