The Central Pennsylvania Martial Arts Academy is
recognized in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) debut.
The Central Pennsylvania Martial Arts Academy, a York County martial arts school, received “Outstanding Team Honors” Friday, June 22 while competing in the Empire State Warrior Challenge. The Empire State Warrior Challenge is a 16 bout mixed martial arts (MMA) no holds barred event. The martial arts school, which is instructed by Shihan Mark P. Jovich Jr. had 6 local competitors making their MMA debuts.
Bout 1 (Fly Weight)
Brent Kroh, a junior at Dallastown Area High School, started the evening by accepting a bout with an opponent 18 lbs heavier. After a valiant effort and winning the first two rounds, Najee Stewart of East Durham, NY submitted Brent in the 3rd round with a guillotine choke.
Bout 2 (Welter Weight)
Dean Bortner, a senior at Dallastown Area High School won a decision over Thomas Bushnell of East Durham, NY. After two close rounds Dean dominated the 3rd round and took the decision. He won the 1st of 3 “Outstanding Fighters of the Night Awards”.
Bout 6 (Welter Weight)
Justin Scott, a recent graduate of Dallastown Area High School, was pitted against James Fallas of Extreme Martial Arts. Justin won a unanimous decision over pervious undefeated (3-0) and defending Empire State Warrior Champion, Fallas. Scott won all three rounds to include a second round knock down with a roundhouse kick to the head. Best kick of the night.
Bout 8 (Heavy Weight)
Drue Moore of Red Lion, Pennsylvania lost by submission. After controlling majority of the 1st round Drue was caught in an inverted arm bar and submitted at 1:48 of the first round.
Bout 10 (Super Heavy Weight)
Adam Hostetter of Manchester, PA, versed Steve Edwards of Lion Kill Jiu Jitsu . After a close 1st round Adam knocked out the Lion Kill fighter with a vicious left hook at 1: 15 of the second round. best knockout of the night.
The Main Event
Matthew Macaluso of Red Lion, PA accepted the bout with the Tae Kwon Do 2006 US National Champion Master Ronald McEvilly of Tigon Style Martial Arts. After the original fighter dropped from the fight card Macaulso accepted the fight with only five days notice. Macaulso won a second round victory over McEvilly with an arm bar submission at 1:32 of the second round. Macaluso won the second “Outstanding Fighter of the Night Award” for the Central Pennsylvania Martial Arts Academy.