We held our very first Xtreme Couture Smoker last week. The crowd of more than 150 people were treated to 8 slugfests. Hats off to all of our competitors who stepped up and put their fears behind them to get in the ring to battle.
Three doctors were on hand to make sure everyone was fit to fight and that things were safe. Mike Pyle did a phenomenal job of refereeing and Joey Varner served as the ring announcer/MC.
MMA prodigies Carlos & Giovanni Ruffo got the night started with an exhibition of their striking and grappling skills. The MMA world is on notice that these two are going to be a force in 12 years.
(Carlos & Giovanni Ruffo with Jay White)
Here are some pictures from the night.
(Justin Linn throws a jab at Eddie)
(Shai sizes up Brian Moriarity)
(John Thompson throws a kick at Kimo Yadao)
(Shawn Reynolds and Ian exchange punches)
Our next event is November 3rd. That’s when a team of Xtreme Couture grapplers will go head to head with grapplers from Cobra Kai Jiu Jitsu. The matches will be held under the FILA approved rules created by Jason Townsend. The rules award additional points for high-impact throws and encourage fast paced exciting matches.
Our next boxing/kicboxing event is slated for Saturday December 1st. A team of Canadian fighters will be coming down to take on some of our guys. Plan on heading to the gym for both events. Tickets are $20.