Scuffle Breaks Out In Palm Beach County Courtroom In Murder Case Of MMA Fighter Aaron Rajman

MMA fighter Aaron Rajman was shot to death at his home in Boca Raton, FL, in early July.
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – 2 of  three teens who have been officially charged with first-degree murder and home invasion robbery with a firearm in the tragic shooting death of rising MMA star Aaron Rajman were back in Palm Beach County Court today.

The accused teensagers showed no emotion as they entered the courtroom wearing the traditional orange and blue jumpsuits handcuffed and shackled.

Tensions ran high at one point as Sheriff’s office deputies had to break up a brief scuffle between family members for the suspects and the victim.

Also in court today, the mother of 16 year old Summer Church, Judith Church who had harsh words for local news outlet WPTV, storming away when asked for a comment by the station’s local reporter insisting “The media does not tell the whole story or the truth”.

On July 3, 2017 a group of men entered Rajman’s home in the 22700 block of Southwest 65th Terrace, Boca Raton, about 10:24 p.m.  An argument ensued, and Rajman was fatally shot.

“This was no random act of violence,” Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg said  “Mr. Rajman was targeted by these defendants, and we intend to seek justice for the victim and his family.”

Rajman was a well-known figure in the local Jewish community and was the only Orthodox mma fighter competing in the sport of MixedMartialArts.  He trained at the prestigious American Top Team in South Florida.

Rabbi Zalman Bukiet, director of the Chabad of West Boca Raton, called him “a special young man who had a heart of gold.”

Judge Burton set a status check for the case for January 22, 2018 and the 3 teens are expected to be back in court on that day.  MustLoveMMA.com will continue to follow the story as events unfold.

 

 

By | 2018-03-26T11:45:07+00:00 October 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Scuffle Breaks Out In Palm Beach County Courtroom In Murder Case Of MMA Fighter Aaron Rajman

[VIDEO] Valhalla MGL Brings Modern Gladiators to MMA

Valhalla MGL – Modern Gladiators battle with swords, battle axe, mace and shield,  fighting MMA style inside a steel cage in this new combat sport. Fighters punch, kick and grapple with weapons. Win by KO, submission or 10 point must system.

Histories of Europe and Japan show military tournaments were used by Vikings, Romans and Samurai long before the knights of the medieval period. Blood sports are a long tradition for many cultures. Gladiators entertained the populace in the Coliseum even after the fall or Rome. Kings fought for thrones, but a Gladiator fought in the game for honor.

MGL’s debut event, VALHALLA I will take place Sept. 30, 2017 in Monterey, California. Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

Valhalla’s website, http://www.valhallamgl.com features event and fighter information, behind the scenes video footage, fight clips, and live interaction with Valhalla fighters.

Valhalla MGL (Modern Gladiatorial League) is the amalgamation of historical re-enactment combat (SCA, ACL, HMB, HEMA) and MMA mixed martial arts (UFC, BELLATOR), combining Eastern and Western fight disciplines into one professional gladiator organization. Valhalla MGL is full contact fighting, where contests are determined by knock out, tap out or time out (scorecard). Combatants use sword and shield strikes to score points, grappling to attempt submissions, with kicks and pommel punches to gain tactical advantage.

Valhalla MGL consists of 6 weight divisions, drawing top fighters in the tradition of true gladiatorial combat with championships setup in a series of bracketed single elimination tournaments, leading to a final championship round. Fights are promoted throughout the United States in public arenas, civic auditoriums, casinos and sports complexes with ticketed audiences ranging from 1500-14,500 attendees.

Valhalla MGL allows fans the vicarious spectacle of organized violence to escape the struggles and banality of everyday life while embracing the romantic fantasy of knights in shiny armor. Our fans want to see exceptional displays of skill, strategy, character and aggression played out in the arena, but they also marvel at the history, beauty and artistic craftsmanship of the weaponry and armor.

By | 2018-03-26T11:45:08+00:00 September 26th, 2017|News, Video|Comments Off on [VIDEO] Valhalla MGL Brings Modern Gladiators to MMA

[VIDEO] Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull Fight Week Weigh-Ins

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Bellator 183 Weigh-ins on Friday at 5:00 p.m. PST

Check out the live weigh-ins for Bellator 183, starting at 5:00p.m. PST (8:00p.m. EST).

Don’t forget Bellator’s Flying Cage™ is set to make its inaugural U.S. appearance at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. during Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull and Bellator Kickboxing 7: Ross vs. Lomurno.

A must-see spectacle, the steel structure is suspended from above and lowered to the platform beneath allowing the Bellator Kickboxing ring to completely transform into the Bellator MMA cage in less than 15 minutes. Having been featured at previous events in Florence, Italy, Torino, Italy and Budapest, Hungary, the Flying Cage has never before been utilized in the United States.

Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull Fight Card

Lightweight Main Event: Benson Henderson (24-7) vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (17-8)

Welterweight Main Card Bout: Paul Daley (39-15-2) vs. Lorenz Larkin (18-6, 1 NC)

Heavyweight Main Card Bout: Roy Nelson (22-14) vs. Javy Ayala (10-5)

Featherweight Main Card Bout: Aaron Pico (0-1) vs. Justin Linn (7-3)

Lightweight Main Card Bout: Adam Piccolotti (9-0) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (21-3)

By | 2018-03-26T11:45:08+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|News, Video|Comments Off on [VIDEO] Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull Fight Week Weigh-Ins

UFC FIGHT PASS® KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON WITH 24/7 LIVE STREAM & DANA WHITE’S TUESDAY NIGHT CONTENDER SERIES

JULY AND AUGUST WILL FEATURE MORE THAN 100 HOURS OF LIVE PROGRAMMING

Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC FIGHT PASS® announced last week that the world’s greatest digital destination for combat sports has added a linear streaming channel. FIGHT PASS 24/7 will be the go-to for live events, the premiere of Originals and curated content, and is now available as a complement to FIGHT PASS’s traditional video-on-demand (VOD) functionality.

“Our subscribers asked for more live fights, and this summer FIGHT PASS will bring them more than 100 hours of live and exclusive action – including the launch of the FIGHT PASS 24/7 stream and the brand new Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series,” said Joe Carr, UFC Senior Vice President of International and Content.

FIGHT PASS currently offers subscribers VOD access to 16,000+ fights from more than 35 MMA, grappling and kickboxing organizations, along with UFC’s archive of television shows including The Ultimate Fighter.

FIGHT PASS 24/7’s additional summer offerings include the UFC’s annual Hall of Fame event, UFC Fight Night Rotterdam, two GLORY Kickboxing events, two Invicta FC events, EBI 12: The Female Flyweights and the debut of Polaris, FIGHT PASS’s second world-class jiu-jitsu promotion.

Fans can view the upcoming programming schedule for the next five days and replay anything shown within the last 24 hours through a new VOD feature.

UFC FIGHT PASS is also augmenting its live-action offering. July 11 sees the highly anticipated debut of the exclusive, weekly Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series (DWTNCS). Focused on finding the next generation of UFC talent, DWTNCS will give competitors the biggest stage of their lives as they attempt to show they have what it takes to make it onto the UFC roster.

For more details on FIGHT PASS’s schedule visit: https://www.ufc.tv/category/fightpass-live-events

By | 2018-03-26T11:45:14+00:00 June 21st, 2017|News, Video|Comments Off on UFC FIGHT PASS® KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON WITH 24/7 LIVE STREAM & DANA WHITE’S TUESDAY NIGHT CONTENDER SERIES

Media Call: UFC’s Holm vs Shevchenko & UFC 201 Lawler vs. Woodley

Two major UFC events still remain in July starting with UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Shevchenko on Saturday, July 23 and UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley one week later on Saturday, July 30.

Holly (The Preachers Daughter“) Holm, is the No. 2 UFC bantamweight contender. She is a professional boxer and kickboxer and is the first person to win championships in both boxing and martial arts. She is highly regarded as one of the best female fighters in the world. The 5’8″ southpaw quickly rose to fame after capturing the division’s title from Ronda Rousey in 2015, however Holm lost the belt to Miesha Tate in  her first ever career loss.

Russian born Valentina Shevchenko, nicknamed, “The Bullet”, began training at the age of five. Shevchenko is a decorated Muay Thai Fighter and kickboxer.   A fierce competitor she has won many titles such as the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur World Championships and World Muaythai Council  and is known for her precision, calculated striking and clinch work. Shevchenko most recently fought Amanda Nunes on March 5, 2016 at UFC 196 but lost the fight by unanimous decision. No stranger to competition  Shevchenko has a 56-2 professional record  Muay Thai/K-1  and has defeated Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Caley Reece. Look for this fight to be a chance to see some spectacular stand-up by both  of the ladies.

San Diego native, Robbie Lawler is a professional mixed martial artist and the current  UFC Welterweight Champion. He has been competing since 2001. He is best known for his 2015 title defense against Rory MacDonald, a match some refer to as one of the greatest world title fights of all time. He is a fan favorite and is know to leave it all in the Octagon. This fight marks his third title defense.

Tyron Woodley, nicknamed “The Chosen One”, fought in his first professional Strikeforce fight in 2009 and is currently #3 in official UFC welterweight rankings.  Woodley has a strong wrestling background and is a  NCAA Division I All-American as well as team captain of the University of Missouri wrestling team He also won the Big 10 title in 2003. Woodley hasn’t fought since UFC 183 in January 2015 so ring rust could be an issue. The two fighters both fight out of the American Top Team banner and are friends but will put their friendship aside to see who is the best welterweight is. Look for Lawler to use his experience and grit to grind out the win.

The four fighters had this to say on the UFC media conference call when they were asked about their upcoming fights.

Holly Holm: ” Valentina is definitely a seasoned athlete.” I do know it is just one fight at a time. I’m definitely thirsty right now, I want victory”

Valentina Shevchenko: “My focus is the fight.” and “This is my life, this is what I want to be. My destiny was to be a martial artist.”

Robbie Lawler: “I’m sick of the Fight of the Night. “I am a mean fighter. I just want to take people out and I just want to win!”

Tyron Woodley: “The difference between me then, and me now is that I’m putting everything together and I’m ready to take off! I’m just a mean fighter who is looking to finish people and do what I do.”

You can catch UFC FIGHT NIGHT  Saturday July 23rd, 2016 Holm VS Shevschenko at 8PM/5PM ET/PT as well as a host of other great fight.

Watch Lawler vs. Woodley on July 30th LIVE on Pay Per View HERE

By | 2016-07-18T20:51:31+00:00 July 18th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Media Call: UFC’s Holm vs Shevchenko & UFC 201 Lawler vs. Woodley

UFC 200: Tate vs Nunes Bantamweight Title Fight On The Line

Mixed Martial Arts fans can look forward to a spectacular fight at UFC 200 when Miesha Tate (18 -5) takes on Amanda Nunes for the Bantamweight Title Saturday July 9th on PPV

Miesha “Cupcake”Tate (18-5) has a strong background in wrestling and good standup. A pro for 9 years, she has seven wins by submission and three by knockout. A fan favorite, she’s on a five fight winning streak. She is former bantamweight champion for Strikeforce and has 1 Performance of the Night and 2 Fight of the Night honors.

Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes on the other hand is not a newcomer to the sport. She boasts a (12-4) record and is an aggressive competitor. A pro since 2008, she has nine wins by KO and two by submission. With 9 first round finishes and a 4 inch reach advantage and a 4 inch leg advantage over Tate look for Nunes to come out guns blazing.

The two fighters had this to say on the UFC media conference call when they were asked about their upcoming fight.

Miesha Tate: I think I’m definitely battle tested and I’ve proven that, so I have a great mindset, and a lot of great skills that I bring to the table. I know that no matter where this fight goes that I’ll be prepared. That’s what I’ve trained to do. Every single time that I fight, I’m prepared to go all five rounds, if necessary. But you know, I’m hoping to get these finishes out there faster and faster each time. So that’s my goal.

Amanda Nunes: I’m going to be ready for whatever Miesha’s bringing. Whatever, she’s going to bring it doesn’t matter. We’re going to be ready for her and take the fight. Taking the win is the more important thing. Whatever happens, I’m going to be ready.

Miesha Tate: Everybody seems to think that I’m going to win this fight, which adds a lot more pressure; even more pressure then there was before. You know, other people don’t deal well with that pressure. They just want to fight, they don’t want to have to deal with the media, and they don’t want to have to deal with us. I’m here to do all of it and show that I’m the best in the world. I’m doing everything and I’m really confident, you know in my abilities to deal with this because I’ve been here so many times before. I know exactly what’s going to go down, I know exactly how it all happens, and I’m very comfortable in this position. I think that I was meant to be the champion and I think my destiny will continue with a win on that night.

Amanda Nunes: I came out here early, you know. I’ve stayed here, I’ve been here these last two weekends and I’m going to be staying until the day after the fight. I think this is going to help me a lot, and right now, I feel very good, you know. Since the day I have gotten to Vegas, I’ve been training very well, I’ve been responding to everything, and I’m going to be ready for this fight. Saturday, I will show everybody, you know, everything that I’ve prepared to bring in that day.

You can catch Tate and Nunes Saturday July 9th on PPV as well as a host of other great fights at 10PM/7PM ET/PT.

By | 2018-03-26T11:45:41+00:00 July 8th, 2016|News|Comments Off on UFC 200: Tate vs Nunes Bantamweight Title Fight On The Line