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The first "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" event was held in October 2004. On May 21, 2005, USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia (see photo at left) held his second "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" event. This time, the amateur Junior bouts in Thaiboxing and Full Contact Kickboxing, were held at the spacious New Brunswick Boxing Gym in New Brunswick, New Jersey. By the success of the first two "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" events, there should be many more to come. In fact Promoter Louis Neglia says "I want to do four of these events each year" (in addition to his "RING OF COMBAT" and "COMBAT AT THE CAPITALE" events). How does one measure 'success' when all the competitors are under the age of 18? The answer is simple. By the look on the fighters' faces before and after the event. Although some go home disappointed, their training studios put the emphasis on gaining 'ring experience'. Win, lose or draw, the experience that is gained by competing on one of these events can never be simply taught in the classroom. All competitors come away winners. These "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" are not sitting on the sidelines...they are in the ring gaining valuable experience. These "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" are the future of the sport.
The time and number of rounds of the bouts vary by the age of the competitors. For the youngest competitors, a typical bout can be 2 one minute rounds not scored. It can then go up to 2 one and a half minute rounds graduating to 3 two minute rounds that are scored. It any event, the action is second to none. Competitors on "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" events give their all and the audience members are most enthusiastic.
The results are as follows:
Participating studios were; Tiger Schulmann Karate, Zarko Academy, Gargiulo Kickboxing, Pitts Pen and Advanced Fighting Systems. The referee was Kuhn Fred Fitzgerald. The judges were Donnie Carolei, Kuhn Fred Fitzgerald and Liana Walters. The scorekeeper was Liana Walters.
d'AUGUSTE AND GABERT RETAIN TITLES ON "RING OF COMBAT 8"
In the Main Event, scheduled for three 5 minute rounds, Ring of Combat/USKBA MMA Welterweight Champion LAURA d'AUGUSTE went against ROXANNE MODAFFERI. Modafferi was coming off an impressive win. d'Auguste was coming off a successful title defense. On paper, Modafferi seemed to be d'Auguste's toughest opponent to date. This provided to be true as this bout went the distance. At the end of three 5 minute rounds, the unanimous decision went to Laura d'Auguste, who retains her Ring of Combat/USKBA MMA Welterweight Championship Title.
In the Featured Bout, scheduled for three 5 minute rounds, Ring of Combat/USKBA MMA Cruiserweight Champion JAMES GABERT squared off against DAVID PORTER. It had been some time since Gabert's last title defense. Gabert is one of the toughest fighters in his weight division. Porter, with an undefeated amateur record, came into the fight confident that he could hang with Gabert and possibly take the title from him. Gabert proved to be too much for Porter. This bout was over at 3:25 of Round 1 as Gabert applied armbar and kept the pressure on forcing Porter to tapout. Gabert retains his Ring of Combat/USKBA MMA Cruiserweight Championship Title.
In other action:
USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia had his hands full with this event. A last minute venue change added to the suspense of having this event go on. As they say, "The show must go on"... and go on it did. Promoter Lou Neglia pulled everything together and the fans in attendance were treated to a superb MMA event. The event was held under the auspices of the New Jersey Athletic Control Board, Larry Hazzard, Commissioner, and sanctioned by USKBA ACTION SPORTS. Special thanks to referees Kevin Mulhull and Dan Miragliotta. Participating studios included; Teak TSK, New England Submission Fighting, Team Renzo Gracie, East End Martial Arts, Dragon Gate Martial Arts, Pitt's Penn, Team Serra-Longo, Combined Martial Arts, Eternal Martial Arts, Inazuma Te Ryu and Team Ground Control.
Louis Neglia's next Ring of Combat MMA event will be in Atlantic City in August of 2005. Check Upcoming Events for more info.
||Two Bombardiers from Japan compete at the Capitale (A landmark site in NYC) A spectacular show in a spectacular place! The honors belong to Louis Neglia, Promoter, and the Palatial Capitale in New York City, site of Neglia's splendid February 11th kickboxing event. It was the perfect showcase for glory. Action and space were an ideal fit. An architecht whose life was featured in James Cagney's final film, Ragtime, built the Capitale in the 19th century. Corinthian columns, venetian glass, marble mosaic floors and sixty-five feet high ceilings make it look like a grand gold temple styled in the best of taste with a genuinely awesome atmosphere. The 40,000 square foot Capitale was sold out and packed with wildly enthusiastic fans who witnessed a night of the most dramatic and skilled Kickboxing and Muay Thai imaginable. The quality of the action was remarkebly consistent, considering there were 14 battles, professional and amateur, of men and women in many weight divisions. Fighting enginuity and brave hearts were in evidence all night. This is one of those rare instances of a claim that sounds too good to be true being nonetheless valid. Had an exit poll been taken of the fans leaving the Calitale after the show, it would have reflected a uninanimous sense that a finer display of athleticism and artistry in Martial Arts is simply not available anywhere else. Some of the contests were intensely anticipated for years. Two of Japan's most powerful fighters made the ten thousand mile trip for what they knew was the chance of a lifetime These were the results of the WKA USKBA sanctioned event: Results:
In the Championship Bouts... SHENNEN MACEO def Susumu Daiguji by unanimous decision. DEREK RIDDICK def Naoki Samukawn by decision.
FOUR NEW RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA CHAMPIONS CROWNED
An enthusiastic standing room only crowd was on hand to see the action at USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia's "RING OF COMBAT 7" on Saturday, November 20, 2004 at RexPlex Sports Complex in New Jersey. This event featured four RING OF COMBAT/USKBA Championship Title bouts and a super undercard of professional MMA action. The bouts were USKBA ACTION SPORTS sanctioned under the auspices of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, Larry Hazzard, Commissioner.
|The first Championship Bout was for the vacant RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Men's Super Cruiserweight Championship Title. This bout was scheduled for 3 five minute rounds and featured DANTE RIVERA (Team Renzo Gracie) going against JOSE RODRIGUEZ (Pitt's Pen). At 4:37 of Round 2, the referee stopped this bout due to unanswered strikes by Rivera on Rodriguez. The winner by TKO (Referee Stoppage) and RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Men's Super Cruiserweight Champion... Dante Rivera.|
|The second Championship Bout was for the vacant RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Women's Welterweight Championship Title. This bout was scheduled for 3 five minute rounds and featured LAURA D'AUGUSTE Team TSK) doing battle against CHRISTINA JENSEN (IMAT Academy). At 4:55 of Round 1, the referee stopped this bout due to unanswered strikes by D'Auguste on Jensen. The winner by TKO (Referee Stoppage) and RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Women's Welterweight Champion... Laura D'Auguste.|
|The third Championship Bout was for the vacant RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Men's Super Heavyweight Championship Title. This bout was scheduled for 3 five minute rounds and featured CARLOS MORENO (Team Endgame/BAMA) defending his title against TOM MULLER (Serra-Longo Competition Team). At 4:18 of Round 2, Moreno tapped out. The winner by submission and new RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Men's Super Heavyweight Champion... Tom Muller.|
|The fourth Championship Bout was for the vacant RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Men's Middleweight Championship Title. This bout was scheduled for 3 five minute rounds and featured KURT PELLEGRINO (Team Ricardo Almeida) going against JAY R PALMER (Ultimate Ruff Houzers). At 3:16 of Round 1, Palmer tapped out. The winner by submission and RING OF COMBAT/USKBA MMA Men's Super Middleweight Champion... Kurt Pellegrino.|
In other bouts:
Will Malloy (Team TSK) def Vinnie Sparacino (Luigi's Martial Arts Academy) by unanimous decision (20-17, 20-17, 20-18). Travis Roesler (Pitt's Penn) def Norm Schack (Team Renzo Gracie) by Referee Stoppage due to unanswered strikes at 3:05 of Round 2. John Sivori (Advanced Fighting Systems) def Hazem Ibrahim (Team Renzo Gracie) by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18).
The USKBA Event Representative was Liana Walters. The referees were Kevin Mulhall and Yves Lavigne. The judges were Fred Fitzgerald, Ray Martin and Douglas Crosby. The ring announcer was Peter Neglia. For information on future USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia events, call Louis Neglia Martial Arts at 718-372-9089.
"JUNIOR FIGHTERS" TO FEATURE JUNIOR AND PEE WEE FIGHTERS USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia realizes the importance of working with Junior age fighters. Juniors are fighters that are under 17 yrs of age. Not only does Promoter Neglia work with Junior fighters, but he has now come up with a Junior fighters event entitled "JUNIOR FIGHTERS". This event will take place this Saturday, October 23, 2004 at RexPlex Sports Complex in Elizabeth NJ. "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" is scheduled to have fighters doing battle in Full Contact Kickboxing and Thaiboxing. The fighters will range in age from 6 yrs old to 15 yrs old. You heard that right... 6 yrs old. We've even given fighters under 10 yrs of age their own division... the Pee Wee Division. After the success of the Pee Wee Division at the 2004 USKBA ACTION SPORTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, we are sure we'll see more and more of them on future USKBA Sanctioned events. "JUNIOR FIGHTERS" is scheduled to have fighters from Team TSK, Borodin's Gym, Derek Riddick's Gym, Eternal Martial Arts, Family Martial Arts and other studios. Team TSK is bringing fighters from their Watchung NJ, Staten Island NY, Great Neck NY, Hackensack NJ, Islandia NY, Bethlehem PA, Dix Hills NY, Plainview NY and Allentown PA locations. Many of Borodin's Gym Pee Wee fighters have participated in past events. All fighters should watch these Pee Wee and Junior fighters. Everyone in the Tri State area should watch these Pee Wee and Junior fighters. After watching the talent and technique of these fighters, one can only walk away shaking their head and muttering "WOW!" For tickets and information, call USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia at 718-372-9089.
STANDING ROOM ONLY CROWD DELIGHTED AT "COMBAT AT THE CAPITALE" ACTION USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia held his second event at The Capitale in New York City on October 8, 2004. And what a terrific event "COMBAT AT THE CAPITALE" was. The standing room only crowd witnessed some terrific Thaiboxing and Full Contact Kickboxing bouts. In accordance with current New York State Athletic Commission laws, The amateur bouts were sanctioned by the USKBA and the professional bouts were sanctioned by WKA-USA. The Capitale is one of the classiest venues in New York. The tremendously high ceilings and the interior decorations lend this venue an aura of lavishness. And set in middle of this extravagant venue is the ring where battle took place between well seasoned combatants. What a fitting beginning to "COMBAT AT THE CAPITALE" to have two kid fighters from Team TSK and Borodin's Gym put on a non-stop Thaiboxing exhibition. DJ Terelli and Daniel Chpatchev action set the pace for the balance of the bouts. In USKBA Amateur Action: Full Contact Kickboxing CARL BEAMS def Efrain Hernandez by TKO at 2:00 of Round 1 (Doctor Stoppage). Full Contact Kickboxing CARLOS ESPINOSA def Alexis Caban by split decision (29-27, 30-26, 27-28). Full Contact Kickboxing MICHELLE BUZAN and ADINA LOPEZ fought to a draw (30-27, 28-28, 28-29). Full Contact Kickboxing NICK MALTA def David Davis by TKO at 1:52 of Round 2 (Referee Stoppage). Full Contact Kickboxing RON PISANO def Jacob Schaper by KO at 1:19 of Round 1. Full Contact Kickboxing Raul Nuncio and Luke Cummo fought an exhibition. Thaiboxing DANIEL SUAREZ def Dominic Piscicelli by TKO at 1:07 of Round 3 (Doctor Stoppage). Thaiboxing LUIS RAMOS def Matthew Berman by TKO at 1:34 of Round 2 (Referee Stoppage). Thaiboxing Jonesly Theus and Thomas Anikiewicz fought an exhibition. Thaiboxing LUKE LANG def Eric Armington by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28). In WKA-USA Professional Action: Kat Diaz def Sandra Bastian by majority decision. Derek Riddick def Mike Thomas by TKO at 1:32 of Round 1. Sokhim Or def Shennen Maceo by unanimous decision. Special thanks to; USKBA Representative and Scorekeeper Liana Walters, Referees Fred Fitzgerald, Tony Chiarantano and Jim Gargiulo, Judges Frank Barroso, Miguel Almonte and Simon Burgess, Kick Counters Ron Isaac and Maurice Elbaz, Announcer Peter Neglia and JENNA...Fashion Model. For additional coverage of the WKA-USA (Brian Crenshaw, President) bouts, visit their website at www.wkausa.com. For information on future USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia events, call 718-372-9089.
CAESERS PALACE, ATLANTIC CITY - LANE RETAINS USKBA KICKBOXING WORLD TITLE AND MMA REIGNS SUPREME ON "RING OF COMBAT 4" USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia's "RING OF COMBAT 4", held at Caesars Atlantic City on August 15, 2003, produced non stop MMA and Full Contact Kickboxing action for the Standing Room Only crowd. The USKBA Full Contact Kickboxing Super Lightweight World Championship Title was on the line with Champion TIM “Bring The Pain” LANE defending his title against ERIK "The Hurricane" MARSHALL. Lane truly lived up to his nickname. This fight was action packed from start to finish! Round One opened with a very short feeling out process as these two fighters exchanged kicks and punches. By the middle of the round, Marshall was landing more punches and kicks. Shortly after, Lane turned up the heat and landed some solid shots staggering Marshall. In Round Two, Marshall was ready to wage war. The two exchanged punches, but it was Lane that controlled the ring landing relentless body shots. Round Three was more of the same, these two warriors exchanged strong punches and kicks. In Round Four, Lane landed some powerful kicks to the body followed by more big punches. Lane trapped Marshal in the corner and began to tear him with a barrage of body and head shots dropping Marshall. Referee Jim Garguilo counted to ten before Marshall was able to get up. The winner, and still champion, by KO 1:59 of Round Four ...Tim “Bring The Pain" Lane. Now on to the Mixed Martial Arts Action. All bouts were scheduled for three 5 minute rounds. The night opened up with an explosive bout between DEREK JOHNSON and GREG KILLIAN for the Battle of the Cruiserweights. Johnson was relentless with his take downs. Killian was able to defend some with solid punches, but Johnson was able to take him to the mat several times. After some exchanges on the ground the fighters were stood back up by the referee. The two exchanged punches. Killian connected with a big right hand sending Johnson to the mat. As Killian followed up, Johnson nearly fell out of the ring. The referee stopped the match and restarted the fighters in the middle of the ring. Johnson was able to regain his composure and weather the storm. In Round Two, Johnson was able to take Killian to the mat and throw some heavy punches from Killian’s half guard. Round Three was just as exciting. At the opening of the round, Johnson shot in for the double leg as Killian quickly tried for the guillotine choke. When they hit the ground, Killian switched to a Kimaura attempt, but Johnson walked right out of it. Killian was however able to roll Johnson and gain top control. Once on top, Killian landed some heavy body shots then attempted an arm bar. Johnson, in order to escape the arm bar, rolled out of the ring. The fighters were stood up once again. For the remainder of the round the two exchanging punches. Johnson scored another takedown. The fighters were brought to their feet several times. The fight went to the Judges' Scorecards and the decision went to the winner by split decision ...Greg Killian. The second bout of the night was The Battle Of the Women. LAURA d'AUGUSTE vs. TANYA VLAHAC. This fight was a real show of skill and heart from both women. At the opening of Round One, they met in the center of the ring and traded punches. After a brief exchange, Laura started landing solid shots straight down the middle, as Tanya tried to cover up. After weathering that storm, Tanya began firing back and found herself once again trading blows with Laura. By the end of Round One, Tanya’s face was beat red and her eye was swollen, but that didn’t slow her down. Round Two resembled Round One. Laura was clearly controlling the fight landing just about everything she threw. Tanya attempted a few take downs but was unsuccessful. Round Three was another exciting round. The two exchanged punches and kicks once again, but it was Laura that would walk away victorious. The winner by doctor stoppage at 1:58 of Round Three ...Laura d'Auguste. Next up was the Battle of the Heavyweights. TOM MULLER vs JOHN ROTONDELLA. This bout opened with an awesome display of skill by Muller. He opened the round with a beautiful high round kick, followed by a solid leg kick and a double leg take down. Rotondella gained half guard, but Muller was able to pass and get side mount then full mount where he rained down punches. Rotondella tried to escape but Muller was able to take his back and lock in a rear naked choke. The winner by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:37 of Round One ...Tom Muller. The next bout was a Superfight featuring JOSE RODRIGUEZ vs EDSON CARVALHO. As no surprise, Rodriguez came out throwing heavy leather. Seconds into Round One, Rodriguez connected with a solid right buckling the legs of Carvalho. Rodriguez then threw Carvalho to the ground and began throwing heavy punches. As Carvalho regrouped, Rodriguez brought the fight back to their feet. After a brief exchange, Carvalho scored a single leg takedown. Carvalho gained top control and applied a compression choke, smothering Rodriguez with his chest. The winner by Submission (compression choke) at 1:31 of Round One ...Edson Carvalho. The Rematch between LUKE CUMMO and DAVID TIRELLI. These two met at the last "RING OF COMBAT" where the match was stopped by the doctor for a cut on the nose of Tirelli. In Round One, the fighters traded punches and take downs. Cummo attempted some submissions but Tirelli was able to easily defend. In Round Two, after another brief exchange, Tirelli pulled guard and attempted a guillotine choke. Cummo pops his head out and the two stand back up. Tirelli throws a knee. Cummo catches it and takes Tirelli down. Cummo lands some big punches from the guard of Tirelli before passing to side mount. Tirelli tries to defend and Cummo takes his back. Tirelli reverses it and ends up in Cummo’s guard throwing punches of his own. Early In Round Three, Tirelli lands some big punches on what seemed to be an exhausted Cummo. Shortly after that Cummo connects with some solid punches of his own rocking Tirelli . This bout went to the Judges' Scorecards and the decision went to the winner by unanimous decision ...David Tirelli. "RING OF COMBAT" Super Light Heavyweight Championship. PETER “Drago” SELL vs. CHRIS LIGUORI. In Round One, both fighters quickly went to the ground with Sell in the guard of Liguori. They traded punches on the ground with Sell getting the better of the exchange. Sell worked on passing Liguori’s guard while dropping bombs. Liguori answered back with solid strikes from the bottom. In Round Two, Sell gets a takedown and regains top control. Liguori avoids a Kimaura attempted by Sell and is able to get to his feet, but Sell shoots and takes him to the mat with a double leg. Liguori reverses and takes top control landing some big punches of his own. Sell was able to get off of his back and tried to double leg Liguori. Liguori was able to sprawl, hold control and land a few more punches until the end of the round. Round Three was the best round. There was non stop action. Liguori lands a couple of punches before Sell double legs him and gains side control and connects with some solid punches. Sell made a few submission attempts. Liguori escapes them and lands more punches. Liguori stands but Sell quickly takes him back down. They get back up, clinch and fall back to the mat and Liguori gets side control and drops big punches. They stand back up and as Sell goes for another take-down, the bell rings putting an end to this awesome fight. The winner, and champion, by split decision ...Peter “Drago” Sell. "RING OF COMBAT" Cruiserweight Championship. Champion JAMES GABERT vs. EDDY ROLON. Round One saw the fighters quickly hitting the mat with Gabert in Rolon’s guard. They were both active with Gabert maintaining top control while Rolon was trying to lock Gabert's leg with his own legs. Eventually they stalemated and the referee stood them back up. Rolon under hooks Gabert's arm and tries to roll him, but Gabert is able to base out and regain top control. In Round Two, Rolon throws a leg kick, Gabert catches it and slams Rolon to the mat. Gabert again takes side mount and throws punches. After Rolon neutralized Gabert's punches, the referee again brings the fighters back to their feet. Gabert landed some strong leg kicks before clinching and going back to the mat with Rolon in Gabert's guard. Rolon then stands out of Gabert's guard and does a front flip to pass guard (this move looked like it came right out of the books of Sakuraba)! Gabert was able to regain top control just before the round ended. In Round Three, the fighters clenched and exchanged knees. Gabert scores another takedown and gets top control once again. Rolon reaches back for an ankle lock but Gabert escapes, takes top control and lands some punches. Rolon again neutralized the punches of Gabert and the referee stands them back up. Rolon tries to pull guard but Gabert gets full mount and starts throwing down punches. Rolon escapes looking for a heel hook. Gabert tries for the same but loses it and lands some good body shots. Seconds later, the round ends. The winner, and still Champion by unanimous decision ...James Gabert. Main Event Super Fight. NICKY “The Mad Monkey” SERRA vs RICK McCOY. The fight opened with a brief exchange. The fighters quickly clinch landing some good body shots. Serra showed why he’s called “The Mad Monkey” by jumping into a flying triangle taking McCoy to the mat. Once on the ground, Serra tightened the triangle and threw a barrage of heavy punches to the head of McCoy while occasionally looking over to his corner smiling. McCoy tried to escape but the triangle was too tight and he eventually tapped out. The winner by submission (triangle choke) at 2:58 of Round One ...Nicky Serra. All bouts were USKBA ACTION SPORTS Sanctioned under the auspices of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, Larry Hazzard, Commissioner, Sylvester Cuyler, Chief Inspector. The referees were Dan Miragliotta, Kevin Mulhull and Jim Garguilo. The judges were Kuhn Fred Fitzgerald, Shihan Fred Corritone and Master Frank Borosso. Participating studios included; Panza Kickboxing, Hollobaugh's Kickboxing, Team Tiger Schulmann, Serra-Longo Competition Team, Team End Game, Pitt's Pen, Tri-State Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team, Team Renzo Gracie, Total Fitness and Team Prodigy. For information on future "RING OF COMBAT" events, contact USKBA ACTION SPORTS Promoter World Champion Louis Neglia at 718-372-9089.