Igdalia, Milford, MA: Blog https://www.igdalia.net/blog en-us (C) Igdalia, Milford, MA (Igdalia, Milford, MA) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:01:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:01:00 GMT https://www.igdalia.net/img/s/v-12/u684003686-o1034841902-50.jpg Igdalia, Milford, MA: Blog https://www.igdalia.net/blog 120 120 Why do I train Jiu-Jitsu? https://www.igdalia.net/blog/2016/3/why-do-i-train-jiu-jitsu Why do I train Jiu-Jitsu?


I train jiu-jitsu because I decided I would not be a victim. One key component to training is to “Never give up”.  For me, jiu-jitsu is the one sport that teaches you what to do, when you are on the ground. As a woman, you need to know this. Women need to know what to do if a guy attacks them and takes them down. There are several martial arts in the world but this one gives me peace of mind. Jiu-jitsu has given me the ability to feel safe again and be strong, not only for myself, but for my son. I don’t live my life hoping someone will come to my rescue because now I know what I need to do. I am ready now. Training isn’t about hurting someone or attacking anyone. I don’t train because I expect to be attacked. I train to give myself the mental and physical strength and personal protection in this violent and selfish world that we live in. I decided I would not be a victim but a survivor. I went from being left to be a broken woman, to being a strong, and self-sufficient survivor.

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Hard Work https://www.igdalia.net/blog/2016/3/hard-work Hard work


Hard WorkPreparing for the cage

Many people think that it is easy to get in the cage, that there is nothing to fighting. However, it requires a lot. It requires time, dedication and sacrifice. These men and women all have a reason, a purpose to be doing this, but we don’t know their story. All we see are two people throwing it down in a ring or a cage. These two people aren’t alone. They have coaches, teammates, friends and families there with them.  As the fighters throw a strike or go for a submission in the cage, there is someone watching that is feeling each strike and take down with them, as their nerves are going through the roof.  I have so much respect for the fighters and I love to see the result of their hard work. 

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CES XXXIII https://www.igdalia.net/blog/2016/3/ces-xxxiii CES XXXIII

Twin River Casino

March 11, 2016


CES XXXIII was full with great fights and expected results. This event had was also very special since a champ was given his wings on Tuesday March 8, 2016. #DStrong. All the fighters that went into the cage went in with a champ in their corner. A special thank you to all the staff of CES and fans for honoring an amazing young boy that night.

All pictures were taken by Medina Photography http://www.medinaphotography.net/p735413406Combat Sports Nation provided all the results to this event.




  1. Flyweight – Noel Arcibal (2-1) vs. Shane Decristoforo (1-2)

         Winner Arcibal via Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26)

  1. Featherweight – Shah Bachok (0-1) vs. Matt Tullos (1-0)

         Winner Tullos via rear naked choke at 3:46 0f the 1st rd


  1. Featherweight – Shah Bachok (0-1) vs. Matt Tullos (1-0)

        Winner Tullos via rear naked choke at 3:46 0f the 1st rd


  1. Welterweight – Cruz Johnson (0-1) vs. Gary Balletto Jr. (1-1)

         Winner Balletto via straight ankle lock at 2:37 of the 1st rd


  1. Featherweight – Joe Pingitore (6-2-1) vs. Taylor Trahan (5-6)

         Winner Pingitore via TKO at 1:55 in the 3rd rd


  1. Lightweight – Nate Andrews (8-1)vs Julian Lane (9-5-1)

         Winner Andrews via TKO at 3:58 in the 2nd


  1. Heavyweight – Greg Rebello (20-6) vs. Keith Bell (7-8)

         Winner Rebello via TKO at 4:58 in the 1st


  1. Heavyweight – Chaz Morgan (10-2) vs. Juliano Coutinho (7-2)

         Winner Coutinho via split decision  (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


  1. Featherweight – Matt Bessette (17-7) vs. Taurean Bogguess (18-13)

         Winner Bessette via triangle choke at 2:41 in the 1st


  1.  Bantamweight title fight Andre Soukhamthath (10-3) vs. Kody Nordby (6-4)

         Winner Soukhamthath via KO (Flying Knee) at 1:35 in the 5th rd


(Igdalia, Milford, MA) https://www.igdalia.net/blog/2016/3/ces-xxxiii Sat, 12 Mar 2016 14:31:00 GMT
Mauy Thai Lion Fight #28 https://www.igdalia.net/blog/2016/2/mauy-thai-lion-fight-28 Muay Thai Lion Fight #28

Friday Night February 26, 2016



What a great night at Lion Fight #28. For those of you that were not able to attend this amazing Muay Thai fight night take a moment to look at the play-by-play pictures taken by Medina Photography: http://www.medinaphotography.net/p966004451


Referees: Bryan Miner ands Banlu (Coban) Aniwest

Judges: David Gingsberg, Eric Colon and Suzanne Sanidad



1. John Nelson (Boston, MA) vs Andrew Murray (Boston, MA)

Winner Murray by unanimous decision 30-27 x3

2. Greg Muldrow (Boston, MA) vs Doug Holland (Wakefield R.I)

Winner Holland by unanimous decision 29-28 2x, 30-28

3. Jimmy McDonald (Boston, MA) vs Julian Nguyen (Worcester, MA)

Winner Nguyen Unanimous decision 30-26, 29-27, 29-28

4. Maria Kritikos (Lebanon, NH) vs Brandy Young (Cambridge, MA)

Winner Kritikos by Unanimous Decision 29-28 x3

5. Kyle Brenner (Naples, FL) vs Mike Triana (Worcester, MA)

Winner Traina by unanimous decision 30-24, 30-27, 30-27

6. Niko Qirjazo (Peabody, MA) vs Stergos Mikkios (Hartford, CT)

Winner Mikkios by unanimous decision 30-27, 29-28 x2

7. Turan Hasanov (Brooklyn, NY) vs Asa Ten Pow (West Palm Beach, FL)

Winner Pow by TKO (shoulder injury) :40 0f the 3rd

8. Yeison Berdugo (Providence, RI) vs Bryce Lawrence (Naples, FL) Winner Lawrence by ko at 2:03 of the 1st

9.  Chris Mauceri (Kingston, NY) vs Nick Chasteen (Phoenix, AZ) Winner Mauceri by ko at 1:55 of the 1st

10. Ky Hollenbeck (San Francisco, CA) vs Justin Greskiewicz (Philadelphia, PA)

Winner Hollenbeck via tko at 2:09 2nd rd


Co-Main Event Lightweight Title:

11. Ognjen Topic (Lodi, NJ) vs Sergio Wielzen (Amsterdam, Holland)

Winner Wieizen by ko at :50 of the 3rd rd #And New lightweight champion


Super Welterweight Title:

12. “Smokin” Jo Nattawut (Atlanta, GA) vs Cedric Manhoef (Amsterdam, Holland)           

Winner #AndStill Jo Nattawut by unanimous decision 49-46 x2, 50-45


The results were provided by Combat Sports Nation http://combatsportsnation.com/2016/02/28/3918/




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Cage Titans XXVII Plymouth Memorial Hall https://www.igdalia.net/blog/2016/2/cage-titans-xxvii-plymouth-memorial-hall January 30, 2016 was the first fight night of the year for Cage Titans XXVII held at Plymouth Memorial Hall. A night where there was nothing but suspense and amazing fights. Medina Photography was there to document the event. Please take a moment to check out the fight pictures: http://www.medinaphotography.net/p12700209

1. Jose Lugo (Rivera Athletics) vs Nick Mancinone (FAA)

Winner: Jose Lugo doctor stoppage (after 2nd round)


2. Derek Trahan (Santos) vs John Douma (Plus One)

         Winner: Derek Trahan unanimous decision


3. Aaron Paul (Rare Breed) vs Marty Kelly

         Winner: Marty Kelly TKO 3rd round 1:07


4. Aaron Hughes (Tri-Force) vs. Sean Murrin (Carlson Gracie)

         Winner: Sean Murrin KO 1st round :40


5. Chriss Marriott (Team Anubis) vs Sean Bettencourt

         Winner: Sean Bettencourt TKO 1st round 2:25


6. Matt Alger (Rivera Athletics) vs Alrex Dolan (Independent)

         Winner: Matt Alger rear naked choke 1st round 1:08


7. Jon Gruber (Team BKJA) vs. Gary Watson

         Winner: Jon Gruber TKO 1st Round 2:11

8. James Collins (Rare Breed) vs Marty Naves (Lakeville)

         No Contest


9. Richard Santiago (Rivera Athletics) vs Ryan Kane (Juniko)

         Winner: Richard Santiago rear naked choke 1st round 2:27


10. Jose Rivera (Thornton MMA) vs Joe Giannetti (SSSF)

         Winner: Joe Giannetti unanimous decision


11. Don Shainis (Redline) vs Kris Moutinho(Rivera Athletics)



12. David J Espino(Team Trifecta vs. Max Barrett (Juniko)

         Winner: Max Barrett 1st round TKO


13. Dan Dubuque vs Manny Bermudez (SSSF)

         Winner: Manny Bermudez unanimous decision


14. Keenan Raymond Kay Ray vs Peter Barrett (Juniko)

Winner: Peter Barrett (doctor stoppage)

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