Fighters of New York

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April 3, 2017

Fighters of New York: Zarrukh Adashev

NYC’s fighting scene is so diverse, you can hardly find two people who get into the ring for the same reason. Competing means many things for different people. For some it’s more of a soul-searching journey, a newly discovered passion, or a way... View Article

February 23, 2017

Fighters of New York: Jennifer Dugwen

  An Olympic boxer is ready to show the world there’s more to her than just her hands. Jennifer Dugwen makes her MMA debut this Friday for Triton Fights as the featured Strawweight bout. Newly-signed to Battlescar Management, Dugwen has... View Article

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February 16, 2017

Fighters of New York: John Pina

The New York City Muay Thai fight scene is still in its growing phase, but there are names that come up time and time again on fight cards and shows. One of those names is John “ Johnny Love” Pina.... View Article

December 8, 2016

Fighters of New York: Juan Cortez

Juan “Mucho Macho” Cortez quietly wraps his hands as his coaches set up the day’s Muay Thai fight training. Teammates Wes Curran and Dawid Zimniki, also competing on the upcoming Friday Night Fights card, are in a corner talking with... View Article

November 19, 2016

Fighters of New York: Codie Payne

MMA is a vicious sport. Your sole intent is to hurt your opponent so badly that they are unable to continue fighting, either through a submission or a knockout. If that plan doesn’t go through, then you would want to... View Article

November 11, 2016

Fighters of New York: Nate King

Nate King has a knockout personality. Charismatic, funny, and friendly, the 28-year-old pro fighter has been doing this for a long time: 11 years to be exact. We will see him headline Friday Night Fights versus Gaius Ebratt for a... View Article

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November 10, 2016

Fighters of New York: Victor Canales

The first thing I notice is how dry his lips are. “I’m still cutting weight,” he says, “So right now I can’t have much water.” As he speaks, I can hear his lips stick together and the thirst in his... View Article

September 9, 2016

Fighters of New York: Clubber Creed

“Clubber Creed” (real name Jude Paulemon) is the reigning KTFO Welterweight Champion. With an amateur MMA record of 5-1, he is set to defend his title against Matt Roman on September 9th. It was during his teenage years that he... View Article

September 9, 2016

Fighters of New York: Austin Wolfson

At the young age of 12, Austin Wolfson met Coach Spiro, a man who would be a key figure in his life for years to come and help fuel one of his favorite hobbies to date – MMA. Initially, training... View Article

September 9, 2016

Fighters of New York: Ryan Castro

At one point in their life, everybody knew that one kid who was a total misfit. For Ryan Castro, an amateur MMA fighter from Patchogue, NY, that kid was him. “I was facing a few felony assault charges and I... View Article