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Hey guys, The FIAS website put some news about the Battle of Brooklyn. Thanks to Viktor Tatarkin for submitting the pics :o)
Steve, looks like Sarkis is gunna be the man for this event. Ankle's not healin fast enough, and the one I had surgery on is acting up from over compensating for the "new" bad one. I'll have him fill out the application tonight. I already spoke with Vlad, he's happy with the decision.
This is going to be a great show. The BJJ guys actually ran a graplle-off team trials!
Vlad is getting a great team together.
I can't wait!!!
Sorry about the ankle man....take care of that! Glad to have Sarkis aboard though!
Its getting better, just to slow for me. I can roll on the mat, just too much grinding and rolling it while working throws/takedowns.
It takes a few days to recover after sparring. I still ice and take the anti inflamatories, and use my baps boards. I should be able to start competing again in a few months.
But Sarkis will do well and is training hard!
Just heard from Justin, the BJJ team Trials on Saturday went gre! Four purple belts and a blue belt.
The sambo team is also set with fighters from James Simrell MMA (Scranton, PA), Brooklyn Wrestling Club (Brooklyn, NY), Empire Academy of Judo/Sambo (Rochester, NY), and Ultimate Sambo (Florida, NY).
Gonna be a great show. I will have the final rosters up tonight or tomorrow.
96+KG: Sarkis Matossian - Empire Academy - Rochester, NY - Coach Chris Herzog
96KG: Givi Shubitidze - Brooklyn Wrestling Club - Brooklyn, NY - Coach Gene Fabrikant
84KG: Patrick Hinton - James Simrell MMA - Scranton, PA - Coach James Simrell
74KG: Ryan Ahearn - Ultimate Sambo - Florida, NY - Coach Vlad Koulikov
66KG: Benny Baez - Ultimate Sambo - Florida, NY - Coach Vlad Koulikov
Due to bout limits placed by our insurance carrier, we dropped the two lightest weights.
Steve, for the record its Empire Academy (not empire state...)no bigge =)
Less than 3 weeks!!!
BJJ Team Roster:
96+KG: James Baxter - Rockland BJJ - Rockland, NY - Coach ChimChim (Justin G)
96KG: Nolan Dutcher - Lionkill BJJ - Kingston, NY - Coach ChimChim (Justin G)
84KG: Mikell Bursky - Rockland BJJ - Rockland, NY - Coach ChimChim (Justin G)
74KG: Chino DeLaPena - Rockland BJJ - Rockland, NY - Coach ChimChim (Justin G)
66KG: Mike Wacker - Hudson Valley BJJ - Coach Brian McGlaughlin
Congrats to Kathy Welch of Louisiana who is the winner of the Budo Videos ticket give away! She and four friends will be coming up north for the show and 4 ringside seats!!
Here's the final card...
San Da VERSUS Muay Thai
(San Da Rules)
Super Lightweight Division
135-139.9 lbs. 63.45 kg limit
Steve Vitti / Rhino Fight Team 135 lb 1-1 VERSUS Laurence Kenny / Cool Hearts Muay Thai 20 yrs 142lb 0-0
Super Welterweight Division
147-153.9 lbs. 69.80 kg limit
Will Preap / Chinese Kick Boxing Club 150 lbs 5'9 1-0 VERSUS Boi Keopondeth / Cool Hearts Muay Thai 155lb 0-1
Light Heavyweight Division
167-174.9 lbs. 79.33 kilogram limit
Stephen Holness / Chinese Kick Boxing Club 175 lbs 6'0 0-1 VERSUS Andrius Ratkevicius / Cool Hearts Muay Thai 23 yrs old, 170lb. 0-0
Women's Featherweight Division
114-122.9 lbs. 55.74 kilogram limit
Sonia Mejia / Chinese Kick Boxing Club 115 lbs 5'3 1-1 VERSUS Florina Petcu / Ardon Sweet Science 29 112 lbs. 5'6" 1-0
Women's Lightweight Division
123-131.9 lbs. 58.82 kilogram limit
Tara Hightower Gully / Boston San Da 125 lbs. 0-1 VERSUS Lauren Feldman / Cool Hearts Muay Thai 24 yrs 127lb 0-0
Final Sambo/BJJ Card...
Sambo VERSUS BJJ
(Freestyle Sambo Rules)
James Baxter / Rockland BJJ VERSUS Sarkis Matossian / Empire Academy
Nolan Dutcher / Lionkill BJJ VERSUS Givi Shubitidze / Brooklyn Wrestling Club
Mikell Bursky / Rockland BJJ VERSUS Patrick Hinton / James Simrell MMA
Chino De La Pena / Rockland BJJ VERSUS Ryan Ahearn / Ultimate Sambo
Mike Wacker / Hudson Valley BJJ VERSUS Benny Baez / Ultimate Sambo