Promotion – Underground Combat League (UCL) Rules – Full Unified Rules of MMA or UFC 1 “Vale Tudo” Rules, depending on agreement of fighters. 3-Minute Rounds. Status – Amateur MMA Competition. Sanctioned by Organization Approved by NY Statute – No. Sanctioning Body - Unsanctioned (legal). Location of Show – Bronx, NYC. Why would somebody fight […]
Promotion – Underground Combat League (UCL) Rules – Full Unified Rules of MMA or UFC 1 “Vale Tudo” Rules, depending on agreement of fighters. 3-Minute Rounds. Status – Amateur MMA Competition. Sanctioned by Organization Approved by NY Statute – No. Sanctioning Body – Unsanctioned (legal). Location of Show – Bronx, NYC. The Underground Combat League’s […]
In the final matchup of the Fate of Eight tournament, Peter Storm, UCL legend and promoter, faced off with rising MMA star Jonathan Rodriguez. Rodriguez used Storm’s Judo coat to his advantage and maintained a tight clinch throughout most of the two rounds, firing off knees at close range. Storm connected with a good right […]
Quick MMA Results from the Show: Irish Todd def. Thiago Chavez – Guillotine Choke. Israel Martinez def. Kevin Wall – Front Kick KO. Jonathan Rodriguez def. Nico Agusto – Rear Naked Choke. Mark Agnew def. Desmond Nelson – Rear Naked Choke.
Local New York City fighters ride the subway to undisclosed locations every month or two to test their fighting skills in reality scenarios. Style vs. Style vs. Crosstraining – the NYUCL is the original proving ground for the up-and-coming hard-hitting young breed of combatants, forced to fight off the radar until the Athletic Commission sanctions […]
Hiding in plain sight, Peter Storm’s Underground Combat League showcases unsanctioned Vale Tudo MMA fights in NYC. By invitation only, both spectators and fighters attend the city’s only long-running legitimate MMA show. Operating just outside of the reaches of the NY Athletic Commission, this event is a throwback to the early days of MMA, using […]
If you want to fight in NYC, you need an invitation to compete at the City’s only MMA club, the Underground Combat League. There is no publicity and no purse. These are not prize fighters, they are hard hitting warriors who fight for honor and experience. Tossing aside the usual rules that govern sanctioned MMA […]
Teacup Kung Fu was the style claimed by “Iron Will” back in September of 2004 when he faced NYC Boxer “Lump” Rasheen. The party didn’t last long though. After landing a few glancing blows to the much larger boxer, UCL legend “Iron Will” got blasted off his feet, pounced on, and throat choked into submission. […]
With the grace and swagger of a seasoned prizefighter, the gym cat took center ring shortly before the first fight was set to begin. In those few moments she gave fair warning to those who followed her: own the canvas, be at peace, never lose focus. Her lessons were lost on most that day.
His entourage wore suits and ties. They could buy the room if they cared to. Between high-stakes deals, they took a train from Wall Street and watched as their friend and coworker demolished his opponent with a series of viscious punches and kicks. After his fight, the anonymous fighter changed back into his business attire […]
Usually when the bell rings or in this case, the ref steps in, the fight is over. Not the case this time around. Emotionally charged underground fighter, tattooed from belly to cranium and identifying himself as “Sekau Mau Mau,” needed to be contained in his corner by promoter Peter Storm following his beatdown loss at […]