Reality Fighting returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on January 6, 2018 for a night of MMA fights and for the first time grappling superfights. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased through any RF fighter, the Mohegan Sun box office, or Ticketmaster (click HERE to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster). This is an all-ages show. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Grappling Superfights will take place from 7:00 until 8:30 PM. The first MMA fight will be at 8:30 PM.
The main event features a Heavyweight Title Fight between Connecticut’s Parker Porter and New Jersey’s J.A. Dudley. Parker is a former Reality Fighting titleholder who is looking for a triumphant return to the cage. J.A. is a veteran of 25 fights having done battle with many of the top fighters in the Northeast.
A lightweight bout will feature undefeated Joe Giannetti (6-0) taking on 4-2 Dan Dubuque. This is a fight New England MMA fans are already talking about. This fight promises to be a great one.
Amateur standout Jesse James Kosakowski will be taking on Long Island MMA fighter and Bellator veteran Hugh McKenna.
Making her pro debut will be Reality Fighting amateur champion Destiny Quinones. Destiny takes on South Shore Sportfighting’s Danielle Hindley in a strawweight bout. Both fighters are well rounded and have a ton of experience.
In an Amateur Lightweight Title Fight, Matt Bienia takes on Nate Ghareeb. These are two of the best 155 amateur fighters in New England.
Also confirmed for this card are:
William Knight vs. Franklin Johnson – 225 Amateur Title Fight
Tim Flores vs. Harris Bonfiglio – 125 Amateur Title Fight
Steve Morrell vs. Billy Goff
Pat Casey vs. Redd Pottinger
Arslan Oticheyev vs. Jordan Riley
Murat Keshtov vs. Rob Best
Austin Schalla vs. Harrison Adamo
Kenneth Rayside vs. Randy Francis
Traci Baldwin vs. Anastasia Bruce
Ron Marshall vs. Giovanni Fiasconaro
The Grappling Superfights confirmed for the January 6, 2018 Reality Fighting event is stacked featuring many of the top grapplers and instructors in New England. Look at these matches:
GABRIEL “NAPAO” GONZAGA (SQUARED BJJ) VS. RAY SHERWOOD (ULTIMATE MMA)
DAN SIMMLER (ABUSADO) VS. OZ PARISER (SOUL FIGHTERS)
MAT SANTOS (SANTOS BJJ) VS. NATE LAMOTTE (BURGESS MMA)
JOHN BEECHER VS. KEVIN QUIGG (MARTINEZ BJJ)
PETE JEFFREY (TRI-FORCE TRAINING CENTER) VS. KIRKOR PAPASIAN (STRIKEZONE)
ED CARR (TEAM LINK) VS. NOLAN DUTCHER (DUTCHER MARTIAL ARTS)
CHRIS SIMMONS (CARLSON GRACIE) VS. GABRIEL SOUZA (CASA OF JIUJITSU)
FRANK LATINA (DCBJJ) VS. WALTER SMITH COTTITO (LINK)
Watch the MMA fights at FloCombat.
Parker Porter defeated J.A. Dudley by TKO, Round 3 (1:16). Parker is the new Reality Fighting Heavyweight Champion.
Jesse Kosakowski defeated Hugh McKenna by submission (Americana), Round 2 (2:15).
Tim Flores defeated Harris Bonfiglio by Split Decision and is the new Amateur Flyweight Champion.
Matt Bienia defeated Nate Ghareeb by submission (arm bar), Round 3 (2:11). Matt is the new Amateur Lightweight Champion.
Traci Baldwin defeated Ana Bruce by submission (guillotine choke), Round 2 (1:40).
Ron Marshall defeated Giovanni Fiasconaro by TKO, Round 2 (1:14).
Austin Schalla defeated Redd Pottinger by TKO, Round 2 (2:51).
Billy Goff defeated Steve Morrell by TKO, Round 2 (2:27).
Kenneth Rayside defeated Randy Francis by TKO, Round 1 (:41).
Thank you to all the fighters, grapplers, and fans who made this a great night. We look forward to seeing you back at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, May 4.
FROM BOSTON, MA – Take Mass Pike to I-395 South. Exit 79A off I-395 in Uncasville, CT.
FROM HARTFORD, CT – Take I-84 East to Route 2 East to I-395 South. Exit 79A in Uncasville, CT.
FROM PROVIDENCE, RI – Take Route 6 West to I-395 South. Exit 79A in Uncasville, CT.