FIGHT NIGHT 3 DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED (PRESS RELEASE)

By jaytan September 18, 2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

FIGHT NIGHT 3 QUICK RESULTS AND

‘DEAN’S LIST’ PERFORMANCE REWARDS ANNOUNCED

Los Angeles, CA – University of MMA: Fight Night 3 is now a part of history, as are the men and women who made the U’s ‘Dean’s List’ performance awards of the night:

Fight of the Night: Mike Quintero (Sityodtong LA) vs. Alejandro Gudino (Bowman’s Dojo)

Knockout of the Night: Jens Grau (Bas Rutten’s Elite MMA Gym)

Submission of the Night: Derion Chapman (House of Champions)

Freshman Honors: Jessica Pryor (UFC Gym Rosemead)

“The fighters really outdid themselves on this night. It’s a thrill to be able to reward them for their efforts,” said U of MMA matchmaker Jay Tan.

The Dean’s List is sponsored by OTM Fight Shops and WSS, which have contributed $100 gift certificates to the winners. In addition to the traditional Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Submission of the Night awards, Freshman Honors is a special category exclusive to fighters who are making their University of MMA debut (not necessarily an amateur debut). It is bestowed on the fighter with the best overall U of MMA debut that night, including fighting skills, personality, & interview skills.

Quick results for University of MMA: Fight Night 3 (August 25, 2013):

1) 155 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – DANNY GARCIA (NZT Pankration) def. RAMON MENDOZA (Independent) via TKO, R1, 0:09.

2) 205 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – BRUNO CASILLAS (Valhalla ETC) def. JOSHUA NEAL (Bowman’s Dojo) via TKO, R2, 1:27.

3) 135 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – VINCE CACHERO (Systems Training Center) def. DEMAR GEORGE (Dream Killer Fight Team) via unanimous decision.

4) 125 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – DERION CHAPMAN (House of Champions) def. JACOBE POWELL (Bas Rutten’s Elite MMA Gym) via technical submission, R2, 0:48.

5) 170 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – SHOHEI YAMAMOTO (CSW) def. MICHAEL WOODS (Desert Karate) via TKO, R1, 0:53.

6) 175 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – ROMAN TODOROVICH (Elite Training Center) def. RONALD MINERA (Independent) via submission, R1, 1:47.

7) 135 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – JESSICA PRYOR (UFC Gym Rosemead) def. YUMI MATSUMOTO (Bas Rutten’s Elite MMA Gym) via unanimous decision.

8) 155 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – PIOUS ENILOLOBO (BJMUTA/Flying Kick Martial Arts & Fitness) def. RICARDO ROBLES (NZT Pankration) via unanimous decision

9) 145 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – DHELZETT BOITES (Systems Training Center) def. RYAN LILLEY (Bas Rutten’s Elite MMA Gym) via unanimous decision.

10) 265 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – MIKE QUINTERO (Sityodtong LA / New Breed Academy) def. ALEJANDRO GUDINO (Bowman’s Dojo) via TKO, R2, 1:23.

11) 205 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – JENS GRAU (Bas Rutten’s Elite MMA Gym) def. OZZY DIAZ (NZT Pankration) via KO, R2, 1:23.

12) 185 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – KEN GLOVER (IMAC) def. BEHRANG BEHJOO (Total MMA) via TKO, R1, 1:20.

13) 155 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – TOMMY EDWARDS (Elite Training Center) def. DELLWUAN MACON (NZT Pankration) via unanimous decision.

13) UNIVERSITY OF MMA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

155 lbs. (3 x 2 min.) – AJ LAVARIAS (Systems Training Center) def. JULIAN JOHNSON (Bas Rutten’s Elite Training Center) via unanimous decision.

“This was a tough one,” commented U of MMA founder Turi Altavilla. “There were so many deserving fighters this time, but these are the fighters who created the most buzz with the crowd.”

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CONTACT: Either Turi Altavilla at turi@UofMMA.com and phone (310) 701-8339 or Jay Tan at jaytan@UofMMA.com and phone (213) 618-0332.

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About the University of MMA (www.UofMMA.com): The University of Mixed Martial Arts (aka “The U”) is a Los Angeles-based fight promotion specializing in exciting, high-octane, upscale amateur MMA events around the Southern California region. Its mandate is to provide a stage for young, aspiring fighters to hone their MMA skills and develop themselves as marketable personalities and respectable ambassadors of the sport. The U was founded in 2010 and has run six shows in Southern California. The U serves as a scouting show for professional organizations such as Strikeforce and King of the Cage. Each event is sanctioned by the California Amateur MMA Organization (CAMO), which upholds the highest safety standards in the nation for amateur competition. The team behind the U collectively has over 20 years of experience in promoting professional MMA at the highest level of the sport, including international and domestic events broadcast on pay-per-view, cable, and network television. For tomorrow’s MMA stars and champions … IT STARTS HERE!

About OTM Fight Shops (www.OTMfightshops.com):  On The Mat (OTM) is an American company and brand dedicated to the sport and lifestyle of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), submission grappling (no-gi), and mixed martial arts (MMA). Founded in 1996 by owner Scotty Nelson in Mountain View, CA, OTM has become best known for its website, OnTheMat.com, which provides the largest online library of jiu-jitsu and grappling footage, including video magazines, instructional videos, and tournament compilations. Its online store and eight retail fight shops in California, Nevada, and New Mexico offer the widest selection of fight gear and apparel for fighters from every discipline. Additionally, OTM’s clothing line is among the most recognizable brands in BJJ and MMA, including a custom made jiu-jitsu gi called Lucky Gi. OTM has sponsored dozens of BJJ / MMA household names, such as B.J. Penn, Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz, Jeff Monson, Kenny Florian, and Diego Sanchez.

About WSS (www.shopWSS.com): WSS is a leading Southern California retailer founded in 1984. WSS (formerly Warehouse Shoe Sale) offers a wide variety of footwear, clothing, and accessories from all major brands. WSS carries over 3,000 of the latest styles from such brand names as Nike, Jordan, Vans, Converse, Sketchers, Reebock, Adidas, Puma, New Balance, DC Shoes, Timberland, K-Swiss, and many, many more. With over 25 years in business and 55 stores (Victorville, Bakersfield and Lancaster coming soon), WSS has an unrivaled reputation for having great values and great selection and for bringing customers the latest in the best styles. Participating in over 350 local events per year, WSS is also committed to giving back to the community.

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