If you had to bet on which Ring of Combat champ would be getting a shot in the UFC next, the smart money would be on featherweight king James Jenkins. Blending solid technique with next-level toughness, this Team Serra/Longo fighter has a special trait that both fans and promoters love: "slugfest mode", which is activated when Jenkins takes a hard hit to the head, and which more often than not ends with a thrilling finish and the Long Islander's arm raised in victory.
Victory Combat Sports returns to New York City for another amateur MMA show on Friday, and they're going back to their first venue - Terminal 5 on the West Side. In case you don't know, Terminal 5 is a multi-level nightclub, and when a cage is set up in the middle of the dancefloor, there are some unique views of the action within.
Here's a look back at that seminal May 18, 2013 show.