Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rest in Peace Bryan Vetell


Bryan Vetell, a giant of a man who made his mark on the local MMA scene from 2004 to 2008, passed away last night at age 36.

As a skilled Greco-Roman wrestler weighing over 300 pounds (of solid muscle), Bryan was a force in the International Fight League, and racked up wins in Yamma Pit Fighting and Extreme Challenge when they came to New Jersey. But his most memorable bout was his first, which saw him take on fight veteran Kaream Ellington in the Underground Combat League in a clash reminiscent of what went on in Japan's PRIDE FC.

Bryan pretty much trained everywhere, and touched a lot of people in his short time on this planet.

Rest in peace, Bryan. You will be missed.

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