Beat the Streets Rumble on the Rails stops at Grand Central Terminal in New York City Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Iran and Russia traveled across seas to compete with the United States freestyle wrestling team at the Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. The competition will be held adjacent to the annual Beat the Streets Awards Gala, following wrestling at the Bryant Park Grill. Obe Blanc earned the honors of being invited to wrestle at the event for the United States.
Pat “The Punisher” Russo, 33, is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a former police officer in Plainfield, N.J., now a Pennsylvania state trooper and a professional mixed martial artist.
The former Military Police Officer, now a resident of Allentown, PA has been serving on the Pennsylvania state police out of the Belfast for eight years. The hours of his work schedule may vary from time to time, however they follow a pattern of 10 consecutive days on with four days off.
“If I’m not in a patrol car, I’m in the gym” Russo said.
New Jersey’s Calogero Torretta – Youngest Member of USA National Karate Team – Competing at Pan American Karate Championships
New Jersey native, Calogero Torretta, 18, has been training and competing in Karate for more than 15 years.
Next week the New Jerseyan will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina where he will compete for the United States in the Pan American Karate Championships.
Aggressive Combat Sports returns to St. Raymond High School in the Bronx this Saturday, May 11 with Aggressive Combat Sports 2.
The first installment of the all amateur fight series was held in January at the same location. While professional mixed martial arts still is not legal in the Empire State, amateur bouts are permitted with certain regulations.
This past Saturday night at UFC 159, middleweight contender Alan ‘the Talent’ Belcher sustained an unfortunate injury to his previously damaged eye, calling an end to his contest with England’s Michael ‘the Count’ Bisping just 29 seconds before the fight would have concluded and gone to the judges for a decision.
The fight at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey was declared a “technical decision” in favor of Bisping due to the fight being sent to the fate of the judges and referee Herb Dean not allowing Belcher to continue.
Nearly two years after the first cage fight to ever hit Pike County, TriState MMA/BJJ is proud to announce its second mixed-martial arts (MMA) fight, TriState Cage Fight. The event, which will be held on Saturday, May 4, 7 p.m. at the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras, PA, will showcase both local and regional MMA fighters.
“We have been working hard with the athletic commission and our exclusive hotel sponsor, Best Western, over the last ten months to secure a date,” said Harry Brofsky, owner of TriState MMA/BJJ. “There are a lot of moving pieces behind the scenes that need to be ironed out before any cage fight can be orchestrated, especially since our first fight had over 600 hundred attendees and we have no doubt that there will be double the number of people looking to attend. With all the media attention that mixed-martial arts have been receiving with the rise of the UFC, the Ultimate Fighter and other shows, it is surely going to be a night to remember.”
Amateur mixed martial arts fighters in Pennsylvania would be able to strike the head of an opponent who's on the mat under a new regulation making its way through the state approval process.
Professional MMA athletes are allowed to use the "ground and pound" technique, but Pennsylvania currently bans it from amateur fights.
“I don't dislike Brandon Becker as a person; just don't like how he fights and I can't wait to fight him. I truly cannot wait to hit this guy!”
That’s what current Cage Fury Fighting Championships welterweight champion George Sullivan wrote on his personal Facebook page earlier this week, talking about upcoming opponent and challenger to his belt, Brandon Becker.
Sullivan who just celebrated his 32 birthday yesterday and holds a professional record of 12-3 is currently riding a four fight win streak with his most recent victory coming at the midway point of round two in his February 2 bout with Julian Lane.
East Stroudsburg, PA’s, Team Chamber and AMA Fight Club of Whippany, N.J., fighter Rich Patishnock, recently signed to fight Igor Gracie (5-3) in Atlantic City, March 23 under the World Series of Fighting promotion.
The WSOF 2 main event is between two former UFC competitors, former heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson.
Patishnock,( 4-1) alternates training between Chamber and AMA and said told USCS he would not be where he is if it were not for coaches at both camps and the entire training staff and teams at both locations.
The second installment of Sherman Cage Rage was held at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg last night. The Feb. 23 fight card was jam packed with action at both the amateur and professional levels.
In the evening’s main event, Joe Fye (2-0) improved his undefeated record to three wins with no losses as the attending physician asked referee Keith Peterson to stop a call to the action after Fye opened a massive gash under the left eye of opponent Kevin Horowitz.
The fight started with Fye dropping Horowitz from inside the clinch with a devastating knee. Just when it appeared the fight would end in the opening second, Horowitz made it back to his feet and started to exchange leather with Fye. Once again Fye dropped Horowitz with another knee and then the two fighters started scrambling.
Blood began to drip to the canvas from the face of Horowitz. Peterson, a veteran referee of the sport’s most dominant organization, the UFC, noticed a large swelling start to form under the eye of Horowitz and called for the fighters to break so the ringside doctor could take a look. Moments later the fights was called and Fye was declared the victor at 2:50 of round one.
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