Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Return of Hazem Ibrahim

This Friday will see another installment of Ring of Combat in Atlantic City, a notable event because it features heavyweight star-on-the-rise Gian Villante, bantamweight killer Nick Pace and green-haired flyweight demon Louis Gaudinot, but also because it promises to see the return of Hazem Ibrahim.  Who?  Set your time machine to 2003, to Reality Fighting 3 at Marist High School in Bayonne.  That guy trampling his opponent like a renegade bull?  That’s Ibrahim, and he’ll go on to become a Ricardo Almeida-trained jiu-jitsu brown belt and one of the Garden State’s toughest light-heavyweights.  And though his last two ventures into the ring may have ended in defeat – a pair of losses to future UFC competitor Tim Boetsch back in 2006 and 2007 – you can’t say the man hasn’t been sharpening his skills.  Since then, he’s snagged a no-gi championship and taken third at the jiu-jitsu Pan-Ams, and now runs his own school in East Brunswick.  Check out ROC for knockout specialists Villiante, Pace and Gaudinot, but don’t overlook the returning Egyptian warrior.  Ibrahim can scrap.

1 comment:

Jon Kalnas said...

can't wait till friday!