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June 2013

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Flyweights Louis Gaudinot vs. Tim Elliott slated for UFC 164 in Milwaukee

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UFC On Fox: Diaz v Miller - Weigh In

BY: MMAJunkie.com

A bout between top 15 flyweights Louis Gaudinot (6-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Tim Elliott (9-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is set for UFC 164 in Milwaukee.

UFC officials today announced the bout.

UFC 164 takes place Aug. 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Gaudinot vs. Elliott likely will be part of the prelims.

Elliott is currently ranked No. 9 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA flyweight rankings. Gaudinot is ranked No. 12.

Gaudinot most recently rebounded from a UFC-debut loss to Johnny Bedford, which snapped a four-fight win streak, with a submission victory over John Lineker. That action-packed bout earned both fighters “Fight of the Night” bonuses. Gaudinot, though, hasn’t been in action since the May 2012 fight due to injuries.

Elliott, meanwhile, recently earned a decision victory over Jared Papazian in December that earned “Fight of the Night” honors. Prior to that, Elliott made his UFC debut but snapped an eight-fight win streak with a close decision loss to John Dodson.

Tiger Schulmann's Martial Arts | Men Grappling

A Day with Tigers part 3 – Nick Pace talks Glory 9: NYC

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TUF 12 Finale

By: David Herbert – Buddha Sports

You may remember Tiger Schulmann fighter Nick Pace from his stint in the UFC or even back to his battle with current flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson under the WEC banner.

Not many can say they “invented” a choke of their very own. At the TUF 12 finale back in 2010, Pace won his UFC debut with a never before seen submission which is now dubbed the Pace choke, a new variation of the rarely seen Pillory choke. Now he is giving a new reason to remember his name.

The New York native will be showcasing his striking prowess at Glory 9, one of the most anticipated combat sports events to ever hit NYC. His opponent is Levan Makashvili, who recently won his pro MMA debut at Ring of Combat 44 this past April. Primarily a grappler (and a good one at that), Pace sees this fight as an opportunity to not just gauge his standup skills but take a running leap back into fighting.

Nick set some time aside at his Bay Ridge, Brooklyn headquarters before teaching some future TSMMA fighters to talk a bit about the upcoming challenge and his delve back into the fight game.

Tiger Schulmann's Martial Arts | Kids Grappling

Students Demonstrate Perseverance in the Face of Adversity

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Challenge-of-Champions rego

The following is a testimonial from a Parent who has been bringing their 2 kids to Tiger Schulmann’s MMA in Rego Park for over a year now. They recently competed at this year’s Challenge of Champions on Sunday, June 2nd. They share their experience of how competing and going to martial arts have changed their kids for the better…

“Marvin and I would like to say thank you to the Rego Park staff for the valuable life long lessons are children are learning.”

Yesterday, both Kayla and Brandon showed perseverance in the face of adversity. While it was very hard for me to see Brandon lose himself during his first match which nearly cost him the opportunity to advance. However he was able to pull it together in the end. When asked what did he learn from the experience he stated “I should never lose my focus and calm even when things get hard.” The first kid really gave him a workout and he became frustrated very easily.

I saw a focus and determination in him to become better. I saw his confidence build.

After his match, whenever I looked for Brandon, he was not running around the place but watching the other matches closely behind Rego Park. He was taking it all in and picking up strategies. I saw a focus and determination in him to become better. I saw his confidence build.

She now sees why she has to train more and push herself

Kayla definitely had to step up her game because her last competitor was tough. I saw her becoming flustered also. However she was able to pull through but it wasn’t easy. She now sees why she has to train more and push herself. She is a very low key person naturally who always excels academically. She is a natural brain when it comes to school but MMA challenges outside her comfort zone. I need her to know what it feels like to not be perfect at something but to experience failure and not fall apart. She is definitely learning that in class. There are many days she wants to quit but we continue to push her beyond her comfort zone.

Thank you for the continued life lessons and building on the values we work to instill in our children.

Shanesha and Marvin

Tiger Schulmann's Martial Arts | Glory 9 Poster

8CN Exclusive: UFC vet Nick Pace gears up for GLORY 9

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Glory 9 Local Poster(1)

Written by Darren Barcomb – http://8countnews.com

Fight Fans are familiar with MMA bantamweight Nick Pace from his stints with the UFC, Bellator, and WEC. The 26 year old Pace, who trains out of Tiger Schulmann Fight Team and fights out of Staten Island, forged a 6-3 record before splitting with the UFC in November of 2011. His raw athleticism has awed fans who remember him for holding the Ring of Combat bantamweight belt, Knocking out Collin Tebo with a flying knee for Bellator, going the distance with Demetrious Johnson in WEC, and three UFC octagon appearances.

Pace is re-tooled and amped to re-hit the combat sport world though on June 22nd as he faces Levan Makashvili in a featherweight kickboxing bout at GLORY 9 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The 24 year old Makashvili, who also hails from NY City, has forged a 5-0 professional MMA record for regional promotions.

8CN’s Darren Barcomb tracked down Pace as he prepares for the bout and chatted about his career, future, and the prestige of fighting for the world’s premiere kickboxing promotion, GLORY.

On making his GLORY debut in his hometown of NY:

“It’s great. I have the home crowd here; a lot of people are going to come out to show their support. It’s right in my backyard, so it’s unbelievable.”

On the move from MMA to kickboxing:

“I’m looking to get back into MMA. After my last fight, I really evaluated myself, and I felt that I needed to work on my stand-up and get more confident in that area, so I’m doing this kickboxing fight. If things go well in this fight, and they want me to fight again, I’ll fight again.”

On his current training focus:

“I’m doing mostly kickboxing but I’m still working on Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling and cardio. Mostly I’ve been geared towards kickboxing because of the upcoming fight.”

On his plans for the upcoming year:

“I have Ring of Combat in my sights. I think I’m going to do a few fights for them. It’s a learning experience, and I have to do what have to do. The match maker at the UFC says I need a few more fights and prove myself to the UFC to get back in there again.”

On what is motivating him to win at GLORY 9:

“I’m just taking it one step at a time though; I’m not looking past Levan. I’m taking this fight very serious as if it’s the last fight I’m ever going to fight. I really need to prove to myself that I can get out there and tear it up.”

On how he spends his free time:

“I just like to relax, and spend time with my girlfriend Britney. She’s super supportive. Sometimes I like to shoot some pool, or hang out in the backyard. It’s mostly all about MMA. If I’m not training, I’m teaching. If I’m not teaching, I’m usually at a tournament. I teach seminars at different Tiger Schulmann schools. Along with training I have to put my effort into work to build myself and be established.

His shout-outs and last words:

“I want to shout out to my mom, my dad, my brother, sisters, and my girlfriend Britney. I love you guys. TiGear Fight Team…the best gear in the world. All my coaches, they help me do everything. The team at Tiger Schulmann and my people in Brooklyn.”

Self-Confidence is the Combination of Self-discipline and Self-defense.

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Confidence Building Day by Day for Cherry Hill Kid Through MMA

The formula for having self-confidence is a combination of self-discipline and self-defense.

By: TSMMA Cherry Hill

Calvin joined Tiger Schulmann’s MMA Cherry Hill with the hopes of developing a level of confidence that could help him break out of his shell. His parents wanted to make sure that his shyness wouldn’t lead to him getting picked on or taken advantage of down the road. The formula for having self-confidence is a combination of self-discipline and self-defense. The great part for Calvin is that he already had an unbelievable level of self-discipline. Now it is just focusing in on his self-defense so that he is not afraid of what anybody would say or do to him.

“…with developing the ability to achieve in all aspects of life, one will develop a self-confidence, which is where true happiness…”

Because of his focus, he was able to pick up his technique of the moves very quickly and have quick success in class. Through achievements, we develop confidence in that skill. However, with developing the ability to achieve in all aspects of life, one will develop a self-confidence, which is where true happiness is because you believe in yourself and no one can take that away from you. It doesn’t come right away, but Calvin has gone from a kid that doesn’t say a word in class to one that wants to answer all the questions, ki-ai loud at the end of combinations, and will speak up more and more.

…Calvin has gone from a kid that doesn’t say a word in class to one that wants to answer all the questions

The destination has no been reached yet, but the progress is further than I could even hope and that’s due to the constant work from Calvin, nicknamed “Lethal Weapon”. That is why Lethal Weapon recently got promoted to Tiger Schulmann’s High White Belt.

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Challenge of Champions 34 Team Champions Announced

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Challenge of Champions 34 – 06/01/13

Challenge of Champions Team Champions are separated into 3 groups based on student population by school.

Congratulations again to all who competed and represented their school and instructors.

Group A

1st Place – Bay Ridge

2nd Place – Glendale

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Group B

1st Place – Astoria

2nd Place – Wayne

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Group C

1st Place – Woodbury

2nd Place – Paramus

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Warriors Cup XVII Results

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06/1/13 – North Bergen NJ

Sofia Gegaj (TSMMA Manhattan) vs. Laura De-Jean of Sitkangmonkorn – 125lbs

Gegaj wins via 3 Round Unanimous Decision

Alex Cintron (TSMMA Smithtown) vs Pete Bouton, team Impact – 175lb

Cintron wins via 3 Round Unanimous Decision

Lyman Good (TSMMA Manhattan) vs Strahinja Ivanovic – 185lb

Good wins via 5 Round Unanimous Decision

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Warriors Cup XVII Weigh-In Images

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Sofia Gegaj (TSMMA Manhattan) vs. Laura De-Jean of Sitkangmonkorn – 125lbs

Alex Cintron (TSMMA Smithtown) vs Pete Bouton, team Impact – 175lb

Lyman Good (TSMMA Manhattan) vs Strahinja Ivanovic – 185lb

June 1st at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen NJ

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