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Are You Ready to RUMBLE?
Are You Ready to RUMBLE?

Come Friday, December 2nd, 20 fighters will be, but will you be there. Victory MMA Fitness is hosting its 2nd annual Cage Wars event in North Tonawanda at the Sportsplex arena. The Sportsplex Arena is located at 90 Ridge Rd, while Victory MMA Fitness is located on the top floor of the arena, the event will be held on the first floor on the tennis side. Fights will start at 7:00 pm and tickets are $20 presale and $25 at the door. Tickets are going fast but still available at various locations throughout the city including Victory MMA Fitness, American Harley Davidson, Fitness 19 on Payne Ave, and the Sportsplex Arena.

Victory MMA Fitness is considered a premier MMA gym in WNY. While they do have professional and amateur MMA fighters, that’s not all they do there. Victory MMA Fitness offers a boxing program lead by Paul Wielopolski a five time golden gloves champion, and three assistant coaches, Tommy Neff, Antonio Smith and Bob Labarbra.

The highlight of the Cage Wars event features 12 amateur Muay Thai fights.  Muay Thai, is offered three times a week and is run by Erik Herbert, a local professional MMA fighter. There are two assistant coaches Ed Weiser and Patrick Gorman, both who have fought amateur and professional MMA fights.

Wrestling both for high school and MMA is offered at Victory MMA Fitness. All coaches are NYS and USA wrestling certified. The program is run by Don Lilly, one of the winningest wrestlers in the Tonawanda’s and Dan Fire the varsity coach at North Tonawanda High School.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the last discipline offered at Victory MMA and is a proud affiliate school to Buffalo Brazilian Jui Jitsu Academy. The program is a currently taught by Erik Herbert, a green belt in Bazilian Jui Jitsu.

Victory offers an MMA program but is by invite only. They offer many different pricing options depending on what discipline(s) the fighter seeks to train in. Call Victory MMA at 716-471-0566 for information on joining the gym.

The promoters of Cage Wars II expect to have over 500 people there, be sure to get your tickets and be ready for some fast and exciting muay thai fights in a cage. Many of Victory MMA’s own fighters will be in fighting in the event.

The fight card has been set for the December 2nd event and is as follows:

  1. Light Heavy Weight Title Fight
    1. Jabril Patterson of Brockport NY, VS. Kyle Gibas of Lockport, NY
  2. Cruiser Weight Championship Tournament, the winners of each round will face off for the title
    1. South Buffalo’s Paddy Irelands Own Gorman VS Rolle Sears of Warsaw, NY.         
    2.  Alan Hoelzle of Westfield, NY to face Cleveland Ohio fighter Tierre Hall Middleweight
  3. Championship Title Fight
    1. Kyle Rozewski of Attica, NY will square off in a rematch against Erik Palmerie of North Tonawanda NY              
  4. 192lb Matchup   
    1. Brian Piccolo, Panama City FL returns home to face Tim Lafferty of Warsaw NY        
  5. 165lb Matchup
    1. Henry VanBuren (Elite MMA) VS Dave Dorschmier (Buffalo BJJ)
    2. Max Schaffer(ERC) VS Peter Mazzeo (Victory MMA)
  6. 160lb Matchup
    1. Kyle Grace (Victory MMA) VS Joe Haas (CNY MMA)
  7. 150lb Female Matchup
    1. Cydney Sidari (ERC) VS Janice Meyers (CNYMMA)
  8. 130lb Female Matchup
    1. DeVan Viccica (Victory MMA) VS Nicole Granata DiSalvo (ERC)                        

It will be an action packed night; you do not want to miss this event. Call 471 – 0566 for more info or tickets. I’ll see you there.

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