Tag Archive: Long Island MMA

March 14, 2019

FIGHT Coach: Ryan Laflare

photos by Matt Culley Matt recently stopped by Long Island MMA in Farmingdale, NY to catch up with UFC vet Ryan Laflare. They spoke about life after fighting, coaching his crew of young fighters, his friend and teammate Kamaru Usman winning the... View Article

June 15, 2016

Behind the Fighter: Marcos “Loro” Galvao

Marcos “Loro” Galvao has a birthday coming up in a few days. What would be the best gift? He says, “Winning this title defense against Dantas.” The Brazilian is Bellator’s Bantamweight champ, and he has a very busy week ahead... View Article

May 20, 2016

Behind the Fighter: Sergio DaSilva

This Saturday night, Live from the Borgota in AC, Sergio “The Savage” DaSilva returns to the bantamweight division, to take on tough opponent Chris Piriz at CFFC 58. New York Fighting met up with “The Savage” in Farmingdale, NY at Long... View Article

May 4, 2016

Behind the Fighter: Chris Wade

In this episode of Behind the Fighter, we sat down with UFC Lightweight Contender, Chris Wade. Chris trains out of Long Island MMA in Farmingdale, NY, and is currently on a 6 fight win streak. New York Fighting spoke with... View Article

April 20, 2016

Behind the Fighter: Ryan Laflare

New York Fighting recently sat down to speak with UFC welterweight contender, Ryan Laflare.  We met up with the Long Island native at his gym he co-owns with partner and coach Gregg Depasquale, Long Island MMA.  Ryan filled us in... View Article

April 1, 2016

Fighters of New York: Craig May

The upstart amateur MMA promotion New York Fight Exchange holds its next event on April 2nd in Jamaica, Queens NY, and is set to feature a slate of notable local fighters. New York Fighting recently spoke with one of those... View Article

March 30, 2016

Fighters of New York: Bobby Bodden

March 22, 2016 will go down as a red banner day for New York. It was the day that saw Mixed Martial Arts finally legalized in our beautiful state. However, now a new question arises – When will the UFC... View Article

March 21, 2016

MMA in New York: A Fighter’s View

As we approach this week’s vote to legalize MMA in New York, NewYorkFighting.com spoke with two local UFC fighters to get their views on the long standing ban of Mixed Martial Arts here in their home state.  Long Island MMA‘s Ryan... View Article