Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Four Very Good Reasons to Care About NYFE 4 This Saturday


The New York Fight Exchange returns to the Amazura Nightclub in Jamaica, Queens, on Saturday night, and as usual it promises to be the nexus of where fighters repping top local MMA gyms and thrilling action meet. But maybe that enticement is a little too abstract for you and you need something more concrete - yes? Well, here are four very good reasons why you should care about this weekend's NYFE event:

  • Mike Kuhn vs. Paul Grant - Kuhn earned NYFE gold at the last event when he TKO'd top bantamweight contender Elijah Punzone, so now he's the man to beat at 135 pounds. Grant, meanwhile, waged a pitched battle against Rob Diggle, and after coming out on top, he's more than earned a crack at the belt. Will he be the one to dethrone the ultra-skilled Long Island MMA fighter? Watch this video of Kuhn doing his thing and decide for yourself.
  • Sam Watford vs. Adrian Czmielewski - Ronin Athletics standout Czmielewski has been on a tear lately, earning wins both at the last NYFE and the last Victory show. So what does he get for a troubles? A shot at the NYFE 155-pound crown. Now all he has to do is defeat Team Renzo Gracie CT rep Watford. Here's Czmielewski taking out Hassan Hope:
  • Eric Olsen vs. Najeeb Jones - Being tough and being crazy is a rough combination for any opponent, which makes Olsen (the tough and crazy one in this equation) the man to beat in this match-up. Seriously, if not for him having combative sports as an outlet, Olsen would be shooting up a school somewhere - and I mean that in the most flattering way possible. Here's Jones kicking ass:
  • Daniel Rodriguez vs. Joe Ninomiya - Rodriguez hails from Jungle Gym and Ninomiya from LIMMA, so already we know these guys can scrap hard. Now the only question is which man can scrap harder. Here's Ninomiya doing what he does best:

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