Monday, March 31, 2014

Dead Serious MMA - 3.29.14


Saturday night saw some quality amateur MMA go down in North Jersey, courtesy of promoter Frankie Perez's Dead Serious MMA and 24 fighters who pretty much left it all in the cage. With three championship belts on the line, sanctioning by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, and Frankie Perez Jr. playing the role of DJ (the same Frankie Perez Jr. who will be scrapping for a belt at the next Ring of Combat), it was a high-stakes, well-run, family affair. Highlights of the night included:

  • Team Tiger Schulmann's Mike Trizano, who made his MMA debut a memorable one with his dominant performance over Gio Sanfratello. Nine times out of ten, those TSMMA fighters are stepping into the cage more than prepared, and Trizano lived up to expectations.

  • The hard-fought battle between Brooklyn MMA's Hillel Dombroff and Nick Catone-trained Nate Fultz. Ultimately, Fultz's edge in wrestling won the day, but Dombroff gave him hell throughout.

  • Throwing down for the bantamweight title were Brandon Urquijo of Brooklyn MMA and Anthony Genovese of Team Serra/Longo, and both men were set on imposing their will. For Urquijo, that meant showboating, throwing lightning-fast strikes, and circling the hell out of the way; for Genovese, it meant chasing his opponent down and making him pay. Ultimately, Urquijo's speed was the deciding factor, which was enough to overcome Genovese's rugged determination.

Full results:
  • Kenneth Andrew Ward def. Simon Tang via Unanimous Decision
  • Nestor Negroni def. Donal Ramos via TKO (Shoulder Injury) at :14, R2
  • Javier Colon def. Brian Santay via Unanimous Decision
  • Eric Jones def. Merlin Ramos via Technical Majority Decision (after Jones unable to continue after accidental foul in R3)
  • Jake Friedland def. Victor Antequera via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 1:00, R2
  • Ryan Rizco def. Shane Leather via Split Decision
  • Mike Trizano def. Gio Sanfratello via Submission (D'Arce) at 2:12, R1
  • Mike Guarneri def. Erly Abrigo via Split Decision
  • Nate Fultz def. Hillel Dumbroff via Unanimous Decision
Dead Serious lightweight championship
  • Ron Templeton def. Juan Galarza via Unanimous Decision
Dead Serious bantamweight championship
  • Brandon Urquijo def. Anthony Genovese via Unanimous Decision
Dead Serious featherweight championship
  • Sergio DeBari vs. Aldo Oranvil ends in a Majority Draw - DeBari keeps his belt


Iaquinta said...

Brandon Urquijo covered up his hesitation to engage by dancing, showboating and running the whole fight. Its horrible that Judges fell for that. Genovese won that fight.

Whatever judge had that fight 30-27 must have thought they were watching a dancing competition.

The way Brandon Urquijo carried himself and the way the judges scored that fight makes me sick...

Jim Genia said...

Al, knowing how Urquijo fights now, what would you tell Genovese to do differently if they had a rematch?