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May 6, 2013

Victory Combat Sports Plans Double Header in May

Victory Combat Sports has two shows set for May.  Their first stop will be in New York at Terminal 5 and will feature Pan Am Gold Medalist and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Phenom Marcus Surin on May 17th.  Most importantly to us, the second stop will be in Dorchester on May 18th, which the main event is Jon Manley against Mike Winters.  Tickets are available here and start at just $40. The owners of Victory Combat are no stranger to running shows, they have been running Muay Thai shows for nearly two decades.  As of right now they have signed 9 fights including 4 of them pro.  They informed us that they plan on signing a few more before the card is finalized.  The undercard features Kirk Florian, Kenny Florian's brother and the pro card has some big local stars on it as well.  I won't go into details on all of the fights because I am saving that for the teaser.  Joe Pingitore is fresh off his victory from AFO and is ready to take on Sean Nichols.  One other big fight I am excited for is the main event Keith Berish against Pat Walsh at a catchweight of 195lbs.  Both Tyler King and Pat Walsh fight on the same day.  One in Boston and one in Maine.  Of course another awesome battle is the main event, Jon Manley against Mike Winters.  It is a classic showdown between Mass and New York.  Winters is from Bombsquad and comes into this battle with a outstanding 7-2 record.  He has four decisions and 3 ko/tko in his career.  Manley, the TUF semifinalist comes into this battle also at 7-2.  Training out of Team Link in Northampton Massachusetts.  He has 3 submissions and 4 decisions of his own.  His last battle was with UFC where he lost a decision which deemed him his second loss of his career.  In fact the only two losses in Winters career are also from decisions.  The full fight card as of today is found below.

Dennis Guerrero (debut) American Top Team, NY VS Yeison Berdugo (1-3) Team United Muay Lao, Providence (135 lbs)
Luis Irizarry (2-0 Muay Thai, MMA debut) Team Thunder, Puerto Rico vs Gabriel Ellis Ferarra (1-0)- Redline Fight Sports, Boston (185 lbs)
Kirk Florian (2-0) Florian Martial Arts, MA VS Angel Cortez (Debut) Team Thunder, Puerto Rico (150 lbs)
Nalton "NJ Mac" MacGlaughlin (2-0 Muay Thai, MMA Debut) American Top Team vs Welly Sanchez (Debut) Redline Fight Sports, Boston (145 lbs)
Michael Castill (Debut) American Top Team, NY vs Alfredo Nunez (Debut) Redline Fight Sports, Boston (155 lbs)

Brendan "The Badger" Rooney (3-1), C3 Athletics, Stamford, CT vs Lionel Young (6-12) Wai Kru South Shore (155 lbs)
Sean Nichols (1-0) Sityodtong, Boston vs Joe Pingitore (3-0-1) New England Combat, Providence (150 lbs)
Keith Berish (2-0) Black N Blue MMA, Kingston, NY vs Patrick Walsh (3-0) New England Combat, Providence (195 lbs)
Mike Winters (7-2) Bombsquad, Ithaca, NY vs Jon Manley (7-2) Team Link, Ludlow, MA (170 lbs)