Team Tiger Schulmann’s Top 5 Moments in the UFC

by Keith Gehshan

#1. Nick Pace Notches The First UFC Win in Tiger Schulmann’s History

Opponent: Will Campuzano
Date: December 4, 2010
Event: The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale
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Tiger Schulmann’s Tottenville Head Instructor, Nick Pace, notches the first UFC win in Tiger Schulman’s history. All he had to do to accomplish this…..was invent his own submission! Deep into the 3rd period of their action packed bout, Pace secured a fight finishing submission that turned heads in both the MMA and BJJ communities. Dubbed “The Pace Choke,” at his post fight interview, Nick’s historic victory paved the way for his teammates and put Team Tiger Schulmann’s on the map in the premiere MMA Promotion.


#2. Louis Gaudinot Puts on a “Fight of Night” Performance at UFC on Fox 3

Opponent: John Lineker
Date: May 5th, 2012
Event: UFC on Fox 3
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Competing a mere 7 miles from his school in Hoboken NJ, at the Izod Center, Louis Gaudinot and opponent John Lineker stole the show with a classic back and forth stand up battle that tested the will of both men. Sporting his trademark green hair, Louis weathered the early storm to take control of the bout late in the 2nd period. Following a brief grappling exchange, Louis found his opening, and caught Lineker in a guillotine choke. This crowd pleasing victory cemented Louis as a top 10 ranked UFC Flyweight.


#3 – Lyman Good Makes his Long Awaited UFC Debut

Opponent: Andrew Craig
Date: July 15, 2015
Event: UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee
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10 years, and 18 victories into his Pro MMA career, TSMMA Chelsea Head Instructor, Lyman Good, announced his UFC arrival with a bang! Taking the bout on short notice, the former Bellator Champion and Team Tiger Schulmann’s fan favorite delivered in his octagon debut, earning the knockout victory in round 2. The debut and victory was a long time coming for Good, who has his sights now set on earning contendership in the UFC’s welterweight division.


#4 – Jimmie Rivera Flies 7 hours across the Pond to Unleash 90 Seconds of Fury

Opponent: Marcus Brimage
Date: July 18, 2015
Event: UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites
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Rivera, TSMMA Gramercy Head Instructor, jumped at the short notice opportunity to compete on the grand stage, willing to fly out to London to take on UFC veteran Marcus Brimage. The former Ring of Combat and CFFC champion was long overdue for his shot to prove himself against the world’s best bantamweights. Riding a 17 fight winning streak, Rivera made quick work of Brimage, following a barrage of punches.


#5 – Jimmie Rivera Earns Contender Status 

Opponent: Iuri Alcântara
Date: January 30, 2016
Event: UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader
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Fresh off a hot 2-0 start to his UFC career, Rivera was awarded a match up against a highly regarded and ranked bantamweight contender. A win over of Alcantara would cement his status as a contender in the division and a name to look out for. Adding to the excitement of the opportunity, the event would take place in Rivera’s backyard of Newark, NJ. Rising to the occasion is just what Rivera does in the spotlight as he took home a unanimous decision victory over Alcantara. The victory would propel Rivera into the top 15 ranked bantamweight fighters in the world.


Up Next: 

UFC 203 – #13 Jimmie Rivera vs #2 ranked Uriah Faber in Cleveland Ohio.
Lyman Good competing at Madison Square Garden? It would be a dream come true for the Manhattan native to compete in his hometown and we hope the UFC can make this happen on November 12th!
Stay tuned for more updates!