The whole Total MMA family would like to wish AllinMMA fighter Luis Salgado the best of luck this weekend as he steps into the ring for the second time this year. Standing opposite of him Sunday evening will be Elite MMA’s own Mike Jasper as both will battle it out in a 180lbs match up.
Luis has been on a intense training regiment with our coaches for more then a month now and enters the ring prepared for a war. We look forward to Sunday and are confident that Luis can take home the win.
Congrats Sara and we look forward to your next one!!!
DATE: June 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th 2011.
ADDRESS: California State University, Long Beach – 1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 25/May/2011
REGISTRATION CHECK DAY: 30/May/2011
$96.00 by 30/Apr/2011
$111.00 by 14/May/2011
$126.00 by 25/May/2011
For information on the event please visit www.ibjjf.org
The whole TotalMMA team would like to send our congratulations out to both Hercio and Chris for Saturday night’s performance in the Respect in the Cage event. While Chris’s fight would be stopped due to a shoulder injury, Hercio would catch his opponent in an arm triangle and force the tap out.
The whole TotalMMA team would just like to say Great job guys, you made up proud!!!
Brazilian Top Team Boston fighter Brian Cosco (0-0) made his debut against Ted Washburn (0-0 West Side MMA) and did the homework, fight ended up on the ground and Brian lock in a RNC at 1:41 at round 1.
Aniss El Hajjajy returned to the cage against Lewis Corapi in a fight that created much expectation since both fighters fight well on their feet and arent’ afraid to take chances.
The fight was back and forth , both fighters kept the action going on and never stopped looking for the finish .
After 3 rounds Aniss lost by decision. Several members of BTT Boston were present to support the Team.
The staff would just like to remind the the whole team to try and make it out to Pomona this weekend to support both Hercio Teofilo and Chris Costello as both will represent TotalMMA Studios proudly!!!
Tickets are also still available so please see our front desk for details!!!
Instead, he came away with an improbable gold medal after submitting his opponent with a neck choke in the finals of the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Irvine, Calif., on March 24, 2011.
On top of placing first, he was also awarded his brown belt while standing atop the podium.
Brett is a big supporter of mixed martial arts through Heart Rate Inc., the makers of the VersaClimber. Over the years, he’s sponsored UFC fighters like Stephan Bonnar, Kenny Florian, Joe Lauzon and Demian Maia.
Behind the scenes, Collins and his team work to keep many of the sport’s most well-known fighters in top cardiovascular shape. So when it was his turn to step out from the shadows and sip from the cup of competition late last month, the Brazilian Top Team product had no idea that he was on the verge of something special.
The entrepreneur discussed his recent achievements with MMAMania.
“It was a tremendous sense of accomplishment for me — on so many levels physically, emotionally and mentally,” he said. “To win in front of my instructors Juliano Prado and Adriano Nasal of Brazilian Top Team was validation of all the years of blood, sweat and pain I’ve invested into BJJ. Even if I would have lost, I would have won from the experience alone that day. Jiu Jitsu is my life. It is who I am.”
In his biggest achievement of the tournament, Collins scored his first submission of the day against his opponent in the gold medal match. It was the culmination of six years of hard work training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
“To win gold with a submission puts an exclamation point on my previous wins (by points) that day. My instructors kept telling me, ‘Brett relax out there and be smart,’ so, by my third match I was trying to be more relaxed — it worked. I was able to finally play my game, on my terms, and take the submission. Everything came together in one defining moment, submitting my opponent in the finals.”
Winning the Pan Ams is one thing, but Brett would love nothing more than to see jiu-jitsu in the Olympics.
“BJJ in the Olympics fits perfectly. Why BJJ wasn’t included a long time ago is a mystery to me, but they have Olympic Power Walking! Come on! There’s so much momentum behind MMA / BJJ now, that it’s just a matter of time. There’s so much room for MMA to grow and expand, the Olympics is another stepping stone.”
Brett was initially drawn to BJJ through a marketing deal with VersaClimber. He’s also an immense fan of mixed martial arts.
“I’m a big supporter of MMA and a huge fan. I like how this sport is so dynamic and intense — it’s unpredictable. MMA is multi-dimensional. Its fast-paced. It’s raw and real. It’s gritty and bloody. It’s a war between two athletes who rely on their, heart, skills, grit and pure determination to win. It gets me fired up just talking about it.”
His journey from fan to sponsor to jiu-jitsu champion is unique. And just like any fighter today, he credits his training and his team for his remarkable accomplishments on the mat.
“My Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructors Juliano Prado and Adriano Nasal, as well as the crew at Brazilian Top Team — Murilo Bustamante, all deserve shout outs,” he said. “I couldn’t have dont it without them. Oh, and when you want insane cardio, get on a VersaClimber!”
Who knows, you, too, might become a champion one day. Anything is possible.
Fernando Quiles and Brian Hemminger contributed to this report.
She placed 3rd and she had 20 girls in her division. Last night Rindi Piepers (Alpha MMA) and Jordan Turner (Loyalist MMA) won their MMA fights.
Chuck Roberts (Loyalist MMA) had an amazing fight but lost on a decision.
Congratulations to the fighters, coaches and all the team members that came out to support their fighters.