Sunday, February 23, 2014

Aggressive Combat Championship - 2.22.14


Kickboxing bout results:

  • Steve Inoshima def. Renzo Mendoza via TKO at 1:04, R3
  • Joshua Nielsen def. Hung Nyugen via Unanimous Decision
  • Erin Blachfield def. Destiny Quinones via TKO at 1:37, R2
  • Louie Walter def. Alex Valasco via Majority Decision
  • Nuchem Fisher def. Shamir Arias via Unanimous Decision
  • Kat Morales def. Samantha Abrams via Unanimous Decision
Combat Jiu-Jitsu result:
  • Mike Roseli def. Luiz Razuri via Unanimous Decision
MMA results:
  • Isaias Guerra def. Stephen Ramos via Submission (Guillotine) at :28, R1
  • Edwin Nicholas def. Florentino Laureno via Split Decision
  • Luis Gonzalez def. Jackson Farjardo via Split Decision
  • Paul Grant def. James Clark via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:42, R1
  • Erick Taylor def. Matt Roman via Split Decision
  • Oswald Perez def. Johnny Castillo via Submission (Armbar) at 2:04, R2

7 Days in NYC: Saturday - 2.22.14, Part 1


There have been 81 completely legal MMA events in New York State since 2010. And yet, as of today, the New York State Athletic Commission has overseen the training of zero referees, zero inspectors and zero judges. Obviously, this wonderful dichotomy exists because of the outdated statute banning pro MMA, and the battle to change that law continues to rage. But regardless of what is legal or not and budgeted for in the State's annual budget, 81 events is a lot of shows to have with no uniform standard for officiating fights.

Thankfully, there is some kind of training of officials going on in New York. Thankfully, there's Rob Hinds, an experienced official with numerous commissions, and the man who trains others on that stuff.

In the 1980s show "The A-Team", the eponymous group of semi-outlaws traveled around the country dispensing justice when the law could not. Hinds and his crew are like that, although instead of justice, they're doling out knowledge. (Also, they're not fugitives. I don't think.)

It's Saturday, Day Five of my week-long journey of MMA in New York, and Sambo Steve is hosting one of Hinds' seminars. I make my way to Midtown Manhattan for the 8am class.