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WOMAN WILL MAKE HISTORY AS YOUNGEST MMA COMPETITOR EVER IN MAINE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Portland, Maine (August 30, 2017) –New England Fights (NEF) will make its long-awaited debut in Portland onFriday, November 3, 2017 at Aura with “NEF 31: The Old Port.”  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of an amateur mixed-martial-arts bout to the card.  Jayda “Lil Killah” Bailey (0-0) is scheduled to face Danae Dostie (0-0) in a female bantamweight contest.

Bailey, a senior at Hermon High School in Hermon, Maine, will turn 18 (the legal minimum age for one to compete in MMA in Maine) a mere eight days before the fight, thereby making her the youngest person in history to ever compete in a regulated MMA fight in the state.  She has trained in the martial arts since the age of four and has been a member of Young’s MMA in Bangor since age twelve.  Bailey also wrestles for Bucksport High School as Hermon does not have a team.  At the age of 15, she traveled to New Mexico to train at the world famous Jackson Wink MMA Academy where she worked with the likes of former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm (11-3).  Bailey regularly competes in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments throughout the New England region.

“I’ve been wanting to fight for as long as I can remember,” said Bailey. “November 3rd will be the day I can showcase what I have, and begin my career with a bang.”

Standing opposite Bailey in the cage will be a fellow amateur debut in the form of Danae Dostie.  Dostie is a graduate of Fryeburg Academy High School in Fryeburg, Maine where she was a standout athlete on the track and field team.  She currently serves as a member of the military police with the Maine Army National Guard.  Dostie represents Kenney’s MMA of Lisbon, Maine.

“I’m very excited for my first fight in NEF,” said Dostie. “It will be fun to see how this fight goes. I know either way I will learn a lot.”

NEF’s next mixed-martial-arts event, “NEF 31: The Old Port,” will see the company debut in Portland, Maine at the brand new, state-of-the-art venue Aura.  The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 3, 2017.  Tickets are on sale now at www.auramaine.com.

RUMBLE IN RIO CHARITY EVENT TO FEATURE WORLD CLASS PROFESSIONAL TALENT AND GUNS & HOSES AMATEURS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Albuquerque, New Mexico – January 6, 2017 – On March 18th, Victory Boxing Promotions and Rumble in Rio team up to present a night of charity boxing at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The card kicks off with eight amateur “guns & hoses” bouts between New Mexico Police and Firefighters who will fight to benefit the Jim Franklin Bike Giveaway Program and various New Mexico children’s organizations in New Mexico. The professional portion of the card will feature top prospects from the area, including flyweight Matthew Griego (6-0, 6KO) and super featherweight Alex Holguin (9-1, 6KO). Hard-hitting Carlos “El Tiburon” Sanchez (11-0, 10KO), who hails from San Felipe, Mexico, will also be looking to remain undefeated in a six round bout at junior welterweight.

It’s the promotion’s second foray into the Land of Enchantment. Matthew Griego wowed Albuquerque crowds at Victory Boxing’s July event, stopping Marco Alcaraz in the second round of their bout. Alex Holguin and Carlos Sanchez also came away with wins that evening.

The Rumble in Rio is in its 12th year in the state of New Mexico. It was inspired by Jim Franklin, who was an evidence technician in the Rio Rancho Police Department. For several years Jim would take old bicycles from storage and rebuild them and give them out to children of low-income families in the area for Christmas. This effort prompted Officer Pete Camacho to create “Rumble in Rio,” and allowed the Jim Franklin Bike Giveaway Program to expand and provide more bicycles to more kids. So began the tradition of “Cops and Firefighters Fighting for the Kids”.

“The Rumble in Rio Board now includes members from multiple public safety agencies from New Mexico,” said Andrew Garcia, President of Rumble in Rio. “Our fighters are EMTs, Police Officers, Corrections Officers and Firefighters from around the state and have represented dozens of departments.”

“It’s an honor to team up with Rumble in Rio for this event,” said Victory Boxing Promotions’ Promoter Chris Middendorf. “Any time we have the opportunity to put our events to work in the community, that’s something we’d like to do.”

Doors for Rumble in Rio open at 6 p.m. on March 18th, and first bell is at 7 p.m.

JACKSON WINK MMA ACADEMY FEATURED ON THE NEXT EDITION OF “60 MINUTES SPORTS” TUESDAY, MARCH 1 ON SHOWTIME®

 

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NEW YORK (Feb. 25, 2016) – Noted mixed martial arts journalist Jon L. Wertheim takes an in-depth and personal look at how Holly Holm, a barely known underdog, was able to knock out women’s MMA queen Ronda Rousey.  In the piece, Wertheim visits Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, N.M., the home of Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn.  Wertheim investigates how the world-renowned trainers helped guide Holm to victory last November and have established their once-unheralded outpost in Albuquerque as a mecca for some of the best MMA fighters in the world.

 

Wertheim’s report appears on the next edition of 60 MINUTES SPORTS, premiering Tuesday, March 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.  Nathalie Sommer is the producer.

WMMAA: The future of MMA

 
Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque, Efren Leyba, and
WMMAA Pan-American president Tomas Yu (center)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (February 15, 2016) – The second annual World MMA Association (WMMAA) Pan-American Congress, recently held at The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was a major success by all standards.
(L-R) — WMMAA Pan-American president Tomas Yu, MMA superstar
Jon Jones and legendary coach Chris Luttrell
“The Pan-American Movement”, as it was named, brought together sports, tourism, and education for a common goal with more than 12 participating countries.
The Congress provided a rare opportunity for the entire WMMAA Pan-American family to collaborate with special partnerships like The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and The Mexico Consulate in Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Global Education Department. PANAM Members, representatives of National Federations, Commissions, Association and the Organizing Committee of the WMMAA Pan-American Championship (OCPC), as well as athletes, coaches, media, sponsors and other stakeholders to meet and discuss issues of importance to the entire MMA movement.
In his closing speech to the Congress, Pan-American Division President Tomas Yu paid tribute to the excellent collaboration between Pan-American members.
“If you asked me to sprawl a couple of times, I would most definitely need some nitro coffee from Villa Myriam before I run out of breath, followed by the guaranteed use of Sore No More,” Yu said.  “But when it comes to fighting for our youth, for our MMA global goals – for cleaner competition, for a healthier, more peaceful and more flourishing SPORT – I will sprawl-jab-cross-kick like a champion. I will sprint the steepest trail in the Sandia Mountains. I will never stop until we raise our hands by victory. I am counting and exhorting all involved in the MMA industry to join us. We must go for the KO.”
Over the course of the three-day Congress and 13-day PANAM Camp, there were special guest such as Legacy Champion Damacio Page, former UFC champion Jon “Bones” Jones and Carlos Condit.  Participants heard from many respected speakers such as Health Committee Director Curt Chavez from eVOLV Strong, Hector Molina, Director of PANAM Regulatory Committee and Director of PANAM Medical Committee, Dr. Justo Pavia. The congress had interesting discussions on the following themes: athletes, 2016 Expo MMA, structure of the “WMMAA Pan-American Movement”, global officials’ license and database, new era of Digital Sports Marketing Revolution, and the 2016 Pan-American Championships.

Each day was divided in two general sessions with a half-day devoted to Rules and Regulations discussions for PANAM. The plenary sessions were followed by three simultaneous breakout sessions on respective sub-themes.

All sessions were live-cast over the internet to allow the general public to hear discussions as it happened.
Two sessions began with presentations from a panel of speakers. The moderators of each panel were then responsible for the ensuing discussion period, which gave participants an opportunity to voice their opinions on issues. The main points from each session were carefully recorded by“ENLACE”the new exclusive WMMAA correspondent program – to inform the Editorial Committee of the discussions at the end of each day. The final document reflected the main ideas to come out of the proceedings in Albuquerque, as well as information collected through the virtual WMMAA Pan-American Congress, allowing the WMMAA Pan-American family and public to submit written contributions.
The mission of the 2016 WMMAA Pan-American Congress was to bring together sports, tourism and education for a united front and review the status of the WMMAA PANAM Movement in today’s evolving global society. Information was gathered and opinions sought regarding its future, in addition to providing structure, guidance, proposals and recommendations to all constituents and other stakeholders of the WMMAA PANAM Movement for its structured showcase and harmonious development within the global youth community.
The 2016 WMMAA Pan-American Congress was a great success and has left the WMMAA Pan-American Movement with a blueprint for the future. It is now time, once again, for the PANAM family to translate words into action: We are the Future of MMA!
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Colon thrills fans with unanimous decision over Munoz Blake defeats Prescott also wins by Davis, Williams, Newman, Fulton, Clark and Russell

Philadelphia, PA (February 2, 2015)–His fans came from hundreds and even thousands of miles away.  Undefeated Jr. Middleweight Prichard Colon made their trip a happy one as he pounded a 6-round unanimous decision over rugged Hector Munoz to highlight an 8-bout card at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
The show was promoted by King’s Promotions and XFE.

Colon looked to make it a short night as he landed a huge uppercut that sent Munoz to the canvas in the first round which brought the 2300 Arena to a deafening sound.  Colon continued to drill Munoz with power shot after power shot which drew blood over the left eye of Munoz as early as round three.  Colon continued to show fluid movement while landing hard shots on the game Munoz who fought the last few rounds with that left eye closing.  The blood was running down the face of Munoz which was a result of Colon’s master performance.

Colon of Puerto Rico won by scored of 60-53 twice and 60-51 and is now 13-0.  Munoz of Albuquerque, NM is now 23-14-1.

Grayson Blake fought through some adversity to win a 6-round unanimous decision over Anthony Prescott in a Welterweight bout.

Blake was badly hurt in round two by a big right hand but was able to hold on and stem the tide.  Blake started taking control of the bout and he hurt Prescott in round five with a hard right of his own.

Blake of State College, PA won by scores of 58-56 on all cards and is now 6-3. Prescott of Cherry Hill, NJ is 5-5-2.

Kyrone Davis pounded out a 6-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Garcia in an entertaining Middleweight bout.

Davis of Wilmington, DE won by scores of 60-54 on all cards and is now 6-0.  Garcia of Aguada, PR is 4-12.

Rayell Williams overcame a 4th round knockdown to win a 6-round unanimous decision over Ryan Picou in a Lightweight bout.

Williams got the better of the action but was caught with a right hand that stumbled him back on the canvas.  He was able to recover and box his way to the unanimous decision by scores of 59-55 twice and 58-55.

Williams, who was a 2008 Olympian out of Cleveland, OH is 6-0.  Picou of Las Vegas is 2-5.

Earl Newman dropped Yusshua Zadok in round three from a hard left to the body won a 4-round unanimous decision in a Cruiserweight bout.

Newman of Brooklyn, NY won by 40-35 tallies on all cards is now 4-1.  Zadok of Atlanta. GA is 2-3-1.

Stephen Fulton of Philadelphia won a 6-round unanimous decision over Eric Gotay in a Jr. Featherweight bout.

Fulton won by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 twice is now 4-0.  Gotay of Puerto Rico is 3-3.

Jamontay Clark boxed his way to a 4-round unanimous decision over Dominique Foster in a Welterweight bout.

Clark bloodied Foster’s nose in round two and won by shutout margins of 40-36 on all cards.

Clark of Cincinnati, OH is 4-0.  Foster of of Las Vegas is 2-7-1.

In the opening bout, Antonio Russell scored a scary and wicked 2nd round stoppage over Harold Reyes in a scheduled 4-round Bantamweight bout.

Russell landed a nice combination in the corner which was culminated by a booming right hand that sent Reyes down and out for several minutes.

Reyes had to have some oxygen applied but he was able to walk out of the ring under his own power.

The time of the stoppage was 2:10 of round two for Russell of Capitol Heights, MD who made his pro debut.  Reyes of Puerto Rico is 1-2.

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KINGS PROMOTIONS RETURNS WITH ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT OF BOXING ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 AT THE ECONO LODGE IN ALLENTOWN, PA FEATURING RISING JR. LIGHTWEIGHT FRANK DE ALBA

Weights from Philadelphia (Plus Press Conference and Weigh in video)

Philadelphia, PA (January 30, 2015)–

Colon – Munoz

Prichard Colon 151.4 – Hector Munoz 153.8
Stephen Fulton 123.1 – Eric Gotay  122.9
Anthony Prescott 150.2 – Grayson Blake 146.7
Kyrone Davis 159.8 – Jonathan Garcia 160
Raynell Williams 133.9 – Ryan Picou 135.5
Jamontay Clark 150.6  – Dominique Foster 150.6
Earl Newman 180 – Yuwshua Zadok 181.1
Antonio Russell 116.2 –  Harold Reyes 120

Promoter:  King’s Promotions & XFE
Venue: 2300 Arena
1st Bell:  6:45 PM

Tickets for this great night of boxing cost $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling 610-587-5950 or www.hboxing.eventbrite.com
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The 1st bout will start at 6:45  PM with the doors opening at 6 PM.

Undefeated Kyrone Davis set to face Jonathan Garcia this Saturday at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA (January 27 2015)–This Saturday night at the 2300 Arena, undefeated Middleweight Kyrone Davis will take on veteran Jonathan Garcia in a 6-round bout on a show promoted by King’s Promotions.

The main event will see undefeated Prichard Colon (12-0, 10 KO’s) of Orocovis, Puerto Rico taking on Hector Munoz (23-13-1, 15 KO’s) of Albuquerque, New Mexico in the 8-round Jr. Middleweight fight.

Davis out of Wilmington, Delaware has a record of 5-0 with three knockouts and the former amateur standout is excited about his fight this Saturday.

“Training went well.  I know that Garcia is a durable guy who has fought good competition.  My goal on Saturday is to put on a good, clean performance.  Not to get hit and give everyone a good show for my first fight in Philly,”said the 20 year-old Davis.

Davis was 91-9 as an amateur, who won two National PAL tournaments and competed in Olympic trials is looking forward to his local debut.

“Even know I was born in New Jersey and live in Delaware, I train in Philadelphia.  I have not fought here professionally and I am coming back to show everyone what I am doing.  I am going to fight smart and push for the knockout.  I just want to be a great pro.”

“I am in good spirits and have put in lots of road work.  I have a great team with my trainer Stephen Edwards.  This is the longest camp we have had as I was supposed to fight in December and went that did not happen, we stayed training.  I am in the best shape.  This is my first six round fight but we prepared to go even longer so it wont be a problem.  I expect to perform at the next level.

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In 6 round bouts:

Raynell Williams (5-0, 3 KO’s) of Cleveland, OH will battle Ryan Picou (2-4) of Las Vegas in a Lightweight bout.

Grayson Blake (5-3, 2 KO’s) of State College, PA will fight Anthony Prescott (5-4-2, 2 KO’s) in a Welterweight bout.

In 4 round bouts:

Earl Newman (3-1, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will do battle with Yuwshua Zadok (2-2-1) of Atlanta, GA in a Cruiserweight fight.

Caleb Plant (5-0, 4 KO’s) of Ashland City, TN will square off with David Lopez (4-11-3, 1 KO) of Caldwell, ID in a Middleweight bout.

Jamatay Clark (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Cincinnati, OH will fight Dominique Foster (2-6-1) of Las Vegas, NV in a Welterweight fight.

Robert Irizarry (2-0-1) of Cherry Hill, NJ will take on Luis Acevedo (1-0-1) of Bethlehem, PA in a Super Bantamweight bout.

Willie Jones (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Tampa, FL will fight Moises Rios (5-2, 4 KO’s) of Arecibo, PR in a Welterweight fight.

Antonio Russell of Capitol Heights, MD will make his pro debut against Gabriel Braxton (2-7, 1 KO) of Red Oak, GA in a Bantamweight fight.

Stephen Fulton (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Eric Gotay (3-2, 1 KO) of the Dominican republic in a Super Bantamweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing cost $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling 610-587-5950 or www.hboxing.eventbrite.com

The 1st bout will start at 7 PM with the doors opening at 6 PM.

Stephen “Scooter” Fulton to take on Eric Gotaythis Saturday at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA (January 26, 2015)–This Saturday night at the 2300 Arena, undefeated Super Bantamweight Stephen “Scooter” Fulton will look to remain perfect when he takes on Eric Gotay in a 4-round bout on a show promoted by King’s Promotions.

The main event will see undefeated Prichard Colon (12-0, 10 KO’s) of Orocovis, Puerto Rico taking on Hector Munoz (23-13-1, 15 KO’s) of Albuquerque, New Mexico in the 8-round Jr. Middleweight fight.

Fulton of Philadelphia has a record of 3-0 with 1 knockout and he has had a good camp as he prepares for his 2nd consecutive hometown appearance.

“Everything has been great.  I been working on a strength and conditioning.  I have been getting great pad work and my trainers have been pushing me real hard.  We are looking to fight 6-rounds but I am preparing for more,”said the 20 year-old Fulton.

Fulton has been trying find out about Gotay but has only found very little information on his opponent.

“The only thing I really know about him is that he has long arms and he likes to jab.”

Fulton, who made his Philadelphia debut with a 4-round unanimous decision over Benjamin Burgos on December 5 enjoy his hometown but he prefers to fight out of town.

“I enjoy fighting away from here.  There is more pressure fighting home, but I am very focused.”

That pressure is nothing to new to Fulton as the decorated amateur was a National Silver Gloves champion, a Ringside champion and competed in the World Series of boxing where he went 2-1.

Fulton has been hailed by some as a future star of boxing and he wants to appeal to the fans.

“I want to make sure people notice me and enjoy my fighting style.  A lot of people will notice me by the end of the year and hopefully I can get some television time.  Take a good look at me and see where I am, because i a few years, I will be a world champion.

In 6 round bouts:

Raynell Williams (5-0, 3 KO’s) of Cleveland, OH will battle Ryan Picou (2-4) of Las Vegas in a Lightweight bout.

Grayson Blake (5-3, 2 KO’s) of State College, PA will fight Anthony Prescott (5-4-2, 2 KO’s) in a Welterweight bout.

Kyrone Davis (5-0, 3 KO’s) of Wilmington, DE will take on Jonathan Garcia (4-11, 1 KO) of Aguada, PR in a Middleweight bout.
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In 4 round bouts:

Earl Newman (3-1, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will do battle with Yuwshua Zadok (2-2-1) of Atlanta, GA in a Cruiserweight fight.

Caleb Plant (5-0, 4 KO’s) of Ashland City, TN will square off with David Lopez (4-11-3, 1 KO) of Caldwell, ID in a Middleweight bout.

Jamatay Clark (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Cincinnati, OH will fight Dominique Foster (2-6-1) of Las Vegas, NV in a Welterweight fight.

Robert Irizarry (2-0-1) of Cherry Hill, NJ will take on Luis Acevedo (1-0-1) of Bethlehem, PA in a Super Bantamweight bout.

Willie Jones (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Tampa, FL will fight Moises Rios (5-2, 4 KO’s) of Arecibo, PR in a Welterweight fight.

Antonio Russell of Capitol Heights, MD will make his pro debut against Gabriel Braxton (2-7, 1 KO) of Red Oak, GA in a Bantamweight fight.

Tickets for this great night of boxing cost $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased by calling 610-587-5950 or www.hboxing.eventbrite.com

The 1st bout will start at 7 PM with the doors opening at 6 PM.