Promotion – Aggressive Combat Sports
Rules – No strikes to the head on the ground. No knees to the face. No elbows. Shinpads required. No twisting leg submissions. 3-Minute Rounds.
Status – Amateur MMA Competition.
Sanctioned by Organization Approved by NY Statute – No.
Sanctioning Body – USMTA (not approved by NY statute).
Location of Show – Bronx, NYC.
A “sanctioned” amature event took place Saturday January 26, 2013 in the Bronx, NY. Promoter Eugene Perez along with his partners Tom Kilkenny and Joe Ciminna put on a mixed fighting show under the Aggressive Combat Sports banner showcasing 8 amature MMA bouts and 1 grappling match. The MMA bouts used NJ amature rules which include, no knees to the face, no elbows, no strikes to the head while on the ground, and the use of shin pads. Below are some pics from the event. It’s been quite a few years since Lou Neglia last hosted a sanctioned MMA fight in NYC, making this comeback a long time in the works.
Arthur Khamukov def. Jamie Rodriguez via Unanimous Decision
Tobart Pongia def. Greggy Styles via Points (Six-Minute Grappling Competition)
Oswald Perez def. Josh Armstrong via Armbar Submission – 0:57 of Round 1
Matt Poricelli def. Erik Makris via Armbar – 2:32 of Round 1
Mike Devila def. Patrick Kelly via Unanimous Decision
Raymond Ceballos def. Anthony Knox via Knockout – 2:11 of Round 1
Vic Landeta def. B.J. Curcio via Guillotine Choke – 0:23 of Round 2
Aaron Galan def. Florentino Laureano via Unanimous Decision
Leo Muniz def. Noel Aviles via KO – Round 3