02/22/14 – Queens, NY
Steve Eno was the first representative from the TSMMA camp. Steve trains under Sensei Domingo at the Garden City TSMMA. Steve set the platform for TSMMA by finishing Renzo Mendoza with multiple punches to the face causing the referee to stop the Muay Thai bout in the (3) third round. Congratulations to Steve Eno on his TKO win.
Next up was Joshua Neilson who trains under Sensei Rich Jean at the Huntington TSMMA. Joshua fought a tough Muay Thai bout with Hung Nguyen from Edge Hoboken. These two guys went at it throughout their contest but Joshua started to make adjustments in the second and third round with his punches. At one time Joshua even looked surprised at the way he was able to maneuver Hung around the cage. Joshua won his bout by decision. Congratulations to Joshua Neilson on his win.
The third representative from TSMMA was Erin Blanchfield from Elmwood Park School training under Sensei David Tirelli, Sensei Will Hamilton and Joshu Sofia Gegovic-Gegaj. Erin entered her Muay Thai bout with one thing on her mind (DESTROY).
She fought a determined Destiny Quinones from Kai Next Level MMA who competes in either a Muay Thai or Grappling event every (2) two weeks. Erin won her bout with a sequence of left and right punches causing the referee to stop the bout in the (2nd) second round. Congratulations to Erin on her TKO win.
The next TSMMA prodigy representing the organization was newcomer Louie Walther. Louie trains under Sensei Jose Montes and Joshu Shane Burgos at the Vails Gate TSMMA. He was matched up against Arthur Larson from East Coast United. This bout was considered fight of the night by officials and spectators. These two were not looking to leave anything in the hand of judges. They fought with intensity and conviction. Louie won the contest by Split decision. A rematch is in the making. So look forward to Louie competing at the next Aggressive Combat Sport Event in May of 2014.
Nuchem Fischer was the (5th) fifth TSMMA competitor to represent the organization. Nuchem trains out the TSMMA Elmwood Park School with Sensei David Terrilli, Sensei Will Hamilton, and Joshu Sofia Gegovic-Gegaj. Nuchem took on Shamir Arias from East Coast United. Nuchem won his bout by split decision but in the eyes of the audience and coaches it was an unanimous decision. Nuchem pummeled Shamir with rights and left punches forcing him against the cage through out every round. Congratulations to Nuchem Fischer on his win.
The Co-Main event was Matthew Roman vs Eric Taylor. These MMA contestants were scheduled to fight at the 170 lb weight class. Due some miscommunication, Eric Taylor weighed in at 187 lbs. Matt weighed in at the agreed 170 lb weight class. Coaches, fighters, and officials suggested both competitors fight at the 180 lb weight limit. The contest consisted of Eric Taylor attempting to strike with Matthew and on each occassion he was met with a takedown into the mounted position with Matthew on top. Eric fought with a lot of aggression and was able to get the split decision victory over Matthew. I assure you the next appearance Matthew Roman makes will be much different.
Thank you everyone who helped out in the corner Sensei-Jose Montes, Sensei Rich Jean, Sensei Vincent Domingo, Shane Burgos, Jerome Bourne, Steve (Sed Olner), Sofia Gegovic-Gegaj and family. See you at the next Aggressive Combat Sport Event May 10, 2014.
By: Will Hamilton