Amateur MMA--NJ Style
By Gan on Jul 11, 2021 at 8:08am
If you were looking for bright lights and A-level production, you probably would have left disappointed. If you were looking for big names, tough shit. If you were looking for crazy fight records, yeah, not so much. Most fighters came in sporting records of 1-0, 1-1. or even 0-1. Celebrities in the crowd? Negative. But if you were looking for action, crowd energy, and some true fighting spirit, you came to the right place.
Last night at Club Abyss in Sayerville, NJ amateur promotion Evolution MMA put on a stellar fourteen fight card rife with local talent. Matt and I attended to support one of his training partners and ended up loving the entire show. The crowd was fantastic, filled with passionate, knowledgeable fans who didn't immediately start booing once the action hit the mat. UFC fans could learn a thing or two. The fighters were hungry and whether they walked away in victory or defeat, left it all in that cage. The star ring girl had a big booty and a wonderfully abundant bosom. And the beers were only $3 each, which was an important element of the event. The last UFC event I attended I could have bought myself a jacuzzi for what I spent on beer. Nice to see the smaller shows keepin' it real.
Every fighter deserves respect for the performances they put on last night, but one in particular stole the show. Saddle Brook native Justin Rios submitted Noel Arcibal in the first round of the co-main event to win the Bantanweight title. Justin is a 21 year old philosophy major who trains out of The Edge gym in Saddle Brook. His W last night puts him at 3-0 as an amateur. With a couple of black belts hanging on his wall already, and a sweet looking submission game that is rapidly improving, Justin is someone to watch out for. Justin plans on attending law school after he earns his undergraduate degree, but if he chooses to stay active in the fight game, look out.
Congratulations from all of us here at CageChatter Justin, great job!
JUSTIN RIOS WINS MMA TITLE - Club Abyss, Sayerville, NJ July 10, 2021