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Asylum Fight League, Gaining Success and Recognition

Asylum Fight League (AFL), the premier amateur MMA promotion on the East Coast, is quickly gaining fans and a growing reputation in the MMA world with each event. The promotion’s success is largely credited to martial arts school owner turned promoter Carl Mascarenhas.

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Following New Jersey’s decision to sanction MMA competition, Mascarenhas opened his first promotional company named New Breed Fighters. In 2008, Mascarenhas had a falling out with his business partner in New Breed and decided to go in a new direction with his promotional efforts, thus spawning Asylum Fight League.

Asylum Fight League was established as a promotion “created by fighters, for fighters.” Mascarenhas is the president and promoter of AFL, as well as a retired MMA fighter and former World Champion Kickboxer. He participated in three World Cups with the U.S. World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) team, winning gold in 1995.

Mascarenhas created AFL as a training ground for amateur fighters of the Northeast region to build their records and gain recognition as potential professional-level athletes while getting the respect and understanding of businessmen who have been in their shoes.

AFL has promoted events since April of 2008 and has gained considerable popularity, routinely drawing sell-out crowds in major venues, such as the Trump Marina Casino. AFL promotes events in the New Jersey and Philadelphia areas. Of the promotion’s last six fights, three were held in Atlantic City along with the last event, which took place at the Trump Mariana on Feb. 27.

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The legalization of MMA competition in Pennsylvania, which took effect on Feb. 27, 2009, proved extremely favorable for AFL in exposure, recruitment of fighters, buildup of fan base, and expansion of venues and sponsorship. AFL held its first event in Pa. on Oct. 17, 2009 at The Arena in Philadelphia. Its next event, Asylum Fight League XXVII, will take place at The Legendary Blue Horizon in Philadelphia on Sat, Mar. 13 at 7 p.m.

In addition to putting on displays of MMA competition to an audience at venues, the AFL also provides a live online stream of its events at or

AFL has been very effective in marketing itself to sponsors and advertisers. The promotion has a detailed sponsorship plan, which has attracted numerous sponsors, including Everlast, The National Guard, Sirius Satellite Radio, Ring of Combat, Knockout Athletics and others.

The league promotes events featuring a variety of different weight classes (13)A�ranging from super featherweight (126-129.9 pounds) to absolute (250 pounds and above). Of the 13 weight classes, there are six titleholders. The other weight classes currently have vacant titles.

The success and gained notoriety of the league have had effects on its talent and led to changes in the promotion. Due to the number of its fighters turning professional, AFL has recently decided to promote cards featuring both amateur and professional buying viagra on line with a mastercard. bouts. At AFL XXI, the promotion’s debut in Philadelphia, the card featured four amateur fights and four professional fights.

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AFL’s next events are scheduled for Mar. 13 in Philadelphia and Mar. 20 at Club Abyss in Amboy, N.J.

10/23 Central Pennsylvania Warrior Challenge III

It’s Fall, and that means it’s MMA season. New UFCs on Pay-Per-View, new episodes of The Ultimate Fighter and new regional tournaments. OK, I guess you could argue that every season is MMA season. But that’s no excuse for not checking out Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the latest talent showcasing: The Central Pennsylvania Warrior Challenge III.

The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square will play host to a 16-bout fight card featuring local amateur and professional fighters duking it out in what has become a standard MMA battleground, a 20-foot hexagon cage. The action doesn’t stop at just plain old amateurs and local professionals though; the headlining fight marquees a rematch between Braden Bice and Randy Smith.

Bice, a 22-year-old from Mercer, PA took the first match between the two over two years ago, when they met for Battle Cage Xtreme II. A two-minute TKO/referee stoppage gave Bice the glory he yearned for. Life for Bice wasn’t all potatoes and gravy after that, however. A mixture of wins and losses over the next two years gives him a 8-9-0 record, and he knows he’s got something to prove Saturday against Smith.

Smith, a 35-year-old out of New York, has found success after his loss on September 15, 2007 to Bice. He is 8-5-0, with six of those wins coming after the Battle Cage Xtreme II defeat. His wins mostly end in TKOs on strikes, and his plans for this rematch are sure to be similar to his recent past success.

Amateurs are fun to watch as well, and fighting-hopefuls can always pick up tips from peers and their duels. So come on out, enjoy a few fights and support buy cipro online overnight shipping. your local fighters Saturday. I’ll even buy you a beer if I see you out. Maybe.

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Cage of Chaos 8: STACKED

Cage of Chaos 8: STACKED will be held at the James E. Carnes Center in St. Clairsville, Ohio, on July 3, 2009.A�A� Tickets for this amateur MMA event range from $30 for floor seats to $50 for ringside tables.A� Notable fighters in the event include Chris Goldbaugh, Kirk Main, Drew Shields, and Jon Neese.



Need more info?A� Check out their website or contact the promoter,A�Dave Klick, at 724-255-3223 or

WKU Warrior Challenge in the Poconos

Central Pennsylvania Warrior Challenge toradol overnight fedex. will host its next amateur MMA event on June 26, 2009 at the Inn at Pocono Manor.A�A�A�The 18-fight event will begin at 7 PM.A�A�General admission tickets are priced atA�$35 while VIPA�tickets are set at $55.A� For more information, check out the competition’sA�website or contact theA�promoter, Mark Jovich, at 717-250-8841 or

Challenge of Champions XXVI – June 7, 2009

The Challenge of ChampionsA�is an annual grappling & fighting event featuringA� over 1,800A�competitors spanning all age groups.A�A� This year’s event will kick off at 9:30 AM on June 7 at the Raritan Center (directions).A�A�

Registration to kwikmed coupons. compete in this year’s event is currently closed.A� However, spectators are welcome.

Asylum Fight League: Championship Series 2

Asylum Fight League, an amateur mixed martial arts circuit based in New Jersey, will be heading to the Raritan Expo Center (directions) on June 6th for Championship Series 2.A� This will be Asylum’s second show to include a mix of combat sports, including wrestling, grappling, and MMA.A� The schedule is as follows:

Wrestling – 9:30 AM

Grappling – 11:00 AM

sildenafil dapoxetine tablets. MMA Fights – 8:00 PM

Event tickets can be purchased here.


Not familiar with Asylum Fight League?A� Check out current Asylum Lightweight Champion Jose Villanueva from Tiger Schulmann MMA take on Donald Koch at Asylum’s “Battle at Fort Dix” event held on February 21, 2009.

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Amateur MMA Fight – Mike Putnam (State College, PA)

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MAYA�3, 2008A�- ‘Hard Knocks Cage Fights’

A�Mike Putnam,A�trained by MMAA�Coach, Bruce Lombard, of Titan Fitness in State College, PAA�won his amateur MMA debuwith a split decision victory(29-28,28-29,29-28) over previously unbeatenA�Ohio nativeA�Josh Baker, in the 145lb weight division.A� The two strong willedA�fighters went back and forth for three rounds with noA�clear advantage for either fighter standing or on the ground.A� In the first round Putnam almost got caught in a choke in Josh’s guard, but he cleared the submission attempt and threw down some effective ground and pound as he cleared Baker’s guard.A� Baker landed a few heavy punches to the head ofA�his opponentA�in the second round, butA�they did not seem to phase Putnam’s attack.A� The third round was a back and forth battle as well, but in the end, I think the judges decisionA�came down to Putnam’s control in the clinch game.A� MikeA�controlled his tough opponent in the clinchA�throughout the first two rounds keeping him pinned against the cage and landing many effectiveA�knees.A�

ThisA�event was promoted by ‘Hard Knocks Cage Fights’ and was held in St. Clairsville, OH.A� TheA� event arena was sold out as over 2,500 MMA fans enjoyed 15 cage fights.

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