Category Archives: U OF MMA

U of MMA: Fight Night 11 Dean’s List Recipients

U of MMA: Fight Night 11 Dean’s List Recipients                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FIGHT NIGHT 11 QUICK RESULTS AND ‘DEAN’S LIST’ AWARDS Los Angeles, CA – With the legendary cut man Jacob “Stitch” Duran wrapping the fighters’ hands at the University of MMA’s Fight Night 11, fists flew as hard and heavy as could be thrown. Both University of MMA title challengers upset the defending champions in knockout fashion. Kurt ‘The Hurt’ Eberhard (Saekson’s Muay Thai) shocked Albert Veloz (Cage Combat Academy) just 45 seconds into the first round to win the University of MMA featherweight championship. Similarly, Pious ‘Voodoo’ Enilolobo Jr. (BJMUTA/Flying Kick) put away Antonio Lopez (Saekson’s Muay Thai) with a big right hand to realize his dream of becoming the University of MMA lightweight champion. All 34 fighters on the 17-match show put their...

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University of MMA: THREE TITLE MATCHES FOR FIGHT NIGHT 10 AT CLUB NOKIA AT L.A. LIVE, MAY 31

University of MMA: THREE TITLE MATCHES FOR FIGHT NIGHT 10 AT CLUB NOKIA AT L.A. LIVE, MAY 31 Los Angeles, CA – The University of MMA marks its latest milestone onSunday, May 31, with the tenth installment of its ‘Fight Night’ series. Taking place at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE (aka “the U of MMA campus”), University of MMA:Fight Night 10 is packed with 15 fights, including three title matches to crown new University of MMA champions. Tickets are now on sale at www.UofMMA.comand www.axs.com.   A new University of MMA’s lightweight champion will be decided between Julio ‘The Gr818er’ Lopez (Kings Combat Sports) and Antonio Lopez (Gooch Training Academy/Saekson Muay Thai). Julio advanced from the opening round of the University of MMA lightweight championship tournament, still undefeated. Antonio was originally scheduled to be in the tournament as well, before injury sidelined him from action. But both men ride four-fight win streaks going into this title match,...

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U of MMA: FIGHT NIGHT 9 QUICK RESULTS AND ‘DEAN’S LIST’ AWARDS

U of MMA: FIGHT NIGHT 9 QUICK RESULTS AND ‘DEAN’S LIST’ AWARDS Los Angeles, CA – The old adage “bigger is better” proved to be true for the first University of MMA event of 2015, as Fight Night 9 set several new records, all stemming from the show’s 18-match fight card. The event took place on March 8 at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE, producing several candidates for Fight of the Night, Blue Chip Honors, and Submission of the Night.   “It’s rare when you have quantity and quality in such perfect synergy, but the fighters and fans gave us exactly that. When it was done, I was still had energy to watch a few more matches,” said University of MMA matchmaker Jay Tan.   In the end, the Dean‘s List performance awards for Fight Night 9 are:   Fight of the Night (TIE): Jasmine Pouncy (Nubians MMA) vs. Daria Berenato (Systems Training Center) and Ryan Lilley (Bas Rutten’s Elite...

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U of MMA: Two Title Matches, Three Womens’ Matches, & Lightweight Championship Tournament for FIGHT NIGHT 9

U of MMA: Two Title Matches, Three Womens’ Matches, & Lightweight Championship Tournament for FIGHT NIGHT 9 UNIVERSITY OF MMA LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT BEGINS AT FIGHT NIGHT 9 MARCH 8 AT CLUB NOKIA AT L.A. LIVE   Los Angeles, CA – The University of MMA begins it’s 2015 season on March 8, at their regular campus, Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE, withUniversity of MMA: Fight Night 9. Already overflowing with 19 guaranteed explosive matches, Fight Night 9 will feature one of the most diverse fight cards in U of MMA history, including three women’s matches, two University of MMA championship title defenses, and the opening round of the University of MMA’s second-ever lightweight championship tournament. Tickets are now on sale at www.UofMMA.com and www.axs.com.   “The buzz around this show has been tremendous. We’re just as excited as the fighters and fans, and we’re looking forward to launching the U of MMA in 2015 with...

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SIX-PART ‘ART DAVIE SPEAKS OUT’ VIDEO SERIES DEBUTS THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

SIX-PART ‘ART DAVIE SPEAKS OUT’ VIDEO SERIES DEBUTS THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 Los Angeles, CA – In conjunction with the 21st anniversary of ‘UFC 1: The Beginning,’ the UFC’s inaugural event from 1993, the University of MMA has produced a six-part video interview series featuring Art Davie, creator of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The first episode will launch thisWednesday, October 22, at 11:00am PST on the University of MMA’s YouTube channel(www.YouTube.com/UofMMA). Entitled ‘Art Davie Speaks Out,’ the series will spotlight Mr. Davie’s thoughts on several topics related to the creation and evolution of mixed martial arts in North America. A short sizzle piece for the series can be found here: http://youtu.be/RuK3NtkFCmU On July 1, Mr. Davie’s tell-all memoir, Is This Legal? The Inside Story of the First UFC From the Man Who Created It, hit Amazon.com and bookstores across the country. Since it’s launch, Is This Legal? has ranked at the top of Amazon.com’s martial arts...

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U OF MMA: FIGHT NIGHT 8 QUICK RESULTS & ‘DEAN’S LIST’ AWARDS

U of MMA: FIGHT NIGHT 8 QUICK RESULTS & ‘DEAN’S LIST’ AWARDS Los Angeles, CA – Commemorating the University of MMA’s tenth show at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE, legends such as UFC founder Art Davie, ‘Judo’ Gene LeBell, and ‘Big’ John McCarthy were in attendance to witness a night of high expectations and even more impressive performances. Three championship titles were on the line at University of MMA: Fight Night 8, adding to the prestige of a loaded card of fighters who turned in the best performances of their young careers. In the end, the Dean’s List performance awards for Fight Night 8 are: Fight of the Night: Roman Todorovich (Elite Training Center) vs. Shohei Yamamoto (CSW) Knockout of the Night: Dominick Reyes (Cage Combat Academy) Submission of the Night: Sergio Perez (Hayastan MMA) Blue Chip Honors: Scorpio Sky (The Guild) The Dean’s List is sponsored by OTM Fight Shops and WSS, which have contributed $100 gift cards...

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U of MMA FIGHT NIGHT 8 Results

THE UNIVERSITY OF MMA: FIGHT NIGHT 8 went down August 24, 2014 at the Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA 1) 153 lbs. catchweight (3 x 2 min., shin guards) – JULIO LOPEZ (Ruckus MMA) def. KURT ‘THE HURT’ EBERHARD (Nelson’s Boxing & MMA Club) via submission, R1, 1:20. 2) 145 lbs. (3 x 2 min., shin guards) –LANCE ‘VANQUISH’ LEE (Hayastan MMA) def. JOSH TRAVAGLIO (R1 MMA) via unanimous decision. 3) 125 lbs. (3 x 2 min, shin guards) – GILBERT NAKATANI (Sampa BJJ / Sityodtong LA) def. HUGO ARANDA (House of Champions) via TKO, R1, 0:22. 4) 145 lbs. (3 x 2 min, shin guards) – JUAN ORTA (Lightning MMA) def. JUAN VASQUEZ (Dream Killer Fight Team) via unanimous decision. 5) 145 lbs. (3 x 2 min, shin guards) – SERGIO ‘SURGE THE KID’ PEREZ (Hayastan MMA) def. ALBERT VELOZ (Cage Combat Academy) via submission,...

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THREE TITLE MATCHES, SCORPIO SKY CONFIRMED FOR UNIVERSITY OF MMA: FIGHT NIGHT 8

Los Angeles, CA – On Sunday, August 24, University of MMA: Fight Night 8 will once again showcase the depth of amateur MMA talent California has to offer. Three title fights featuring some of the top ranked talent in the state headline the show, bolstered by the long-awaited U of MMA debut for pro wrestler Scorpio Sky and a featherweight clash that is guaranteed to deliver a full night of exciting MMA action at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE. Tickets are now on sale at www.UofMMA.com and www.axs.com. The University of MMA light heavyweight and welterweight championships will be defended at Fight Night 8, asDominick ‘The Devastator’ Reyes (Cage Combat Academy) and Roman ‘The Gladiator’ Todorovich (Elite Training Center) put their respective titles on the line for the first time, each facing his most credible and dangerous challenge to date. University of MMA veteran Tommy ‘The Spaniard’ Aaron (Elite Training Center) welcomes newcomer Cameron ‘Showtime’ Underhill (Aguirre’s Fight System) to crown a new University of MMA...

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