Team TSMMA Goes 3-0 at Dead Serious II MMA Event
Rahway Rec Cetner, NJ
Julianno Varricchio (TSMMA) vs. Bryan Maldonado (Zulu Nation MMA)- 147lbs division
Julianno Varricchio wins via 3rd Round Arm bar
Julianno uses his crisp boxing in round 1 opening up a cut on Maldonado’s right eye. Julianno successfully defended Maldonado’s takedown attempts in round 2, finishing the round with a huge takedown slam of his own. Julianno secured top position in round 3, and effortlessly transitioned into an arm bar that ended the fight, giving Julianno his 2nd straight MMA victory.
Shane Burgos (TSMMA) vs. Mark Fileccia (Corella MMA) – 140lbs divsion
Shane Burgos wins via unanimous decision
The first round saw Shane keep his opponent at bay utilizing his great range, – forcing his opponent to shoot in on him from the outside. Shane successfully defended the takedown attempts, securing top position. The 2nd and 3rd rounds saw more failed takedown attempts by Fileccia. Burgos worked for submissions, but it was his relentless ground and pound that secured the victory, improving the young prospect’s record to 4 – 0.
Stephen Regman (TSMMA) vs. Michael Sanders (Jerry Jones MMA) – 168lb Title Fight
Stephen Regman wins via split decision – successfully defending his title
90 seconds into first round, Regman knocked Sanders down and across the cage with a straight cross. Tasting Regman’s power, Sanders attempted to drag the fight to ground the rest of the way. Sanders was able to secure top position in round 2, but was unable to mount any offense due to Regman’s successful guard work. Round 3 saw Regman letting his hands go, repeatedly tagging Sanders. Although Sanders was able to secure another takedown, he soon found himself in a reverse triangle trapped against cage as time expired. Regman’s impressive 2011 run, ends with another successful title defense.
Great Turn out and support by TSMMA North Plainfield, Staten Island, and Woodbury.
Sensei Querido,Sensei Montes, Sensei Delaney, and Joshu Larry Brynes coached and cornered the 3 competitors.