"We're definitely going to be growing for sure," said Gordon, who runs the Silver Dragon Progressive Martial Arts Academy. "The first show was such a major, major success."
Approximately 1,500 fans packed the house for April's "UpRising." Gordon expects more of the same for tomorrow's "Trauma in the Cage."
Word of mouth traveled far and fast. Gordon said he received an e-mail from New Jersey about his fight card being talked about in that state. He's received requests to fight from Israel and Sweden. Other fight promoters expressed their surprise at how a first-timer like Gordon could find the winning formula.
"There's a lot of talent that's not seen yet," Gordon said. "I've got fighters coming in from all over."
That's definitely true of tomorrow's card, which boasts participants from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and New York.
The "International" part of the group's name is represented as well. Dorel Codreanu, who trains under Gordon at Silver Dragon, will be the first person from the former Soviet republic Moldova to compete in a professional MMA bout. His stepfather is flying from Moldova to see Codreanu face Vermont's Billy Walsh, who is known for his knockout power.
"He's been training with me for a little less than a year," Gordon said. "My guy's got his work cut out for him."