The Long Island Litany
Matt Serra put mixed martial arts in Long Island, NY on the map when he upset GSP to become the new UFC Welterweight champion. At the time, most people did not know where Matt Serra hailed from. He could have been from Antarctica as far as the Vegas crowd could care, they they were just shocked GSP was knocked out.
Serra’s gym would go on to grow notoriety and produce multiple pupils like him to become UFC champions, like Chris Weidman and Aljamain Sterling. MMA is a young and growing sport, and as MMA grows, so does New York’s popularity and enthusiasm in MMA.
Flex Fights: Strong Island Showcase
Flex fights is a new promotion in the Empire State, where New York’s best MMA prospects fight for a chance to build a name and brand to climb the ranks to MMA’s brightest spotlight. A budding promotion from a rich MMA historical region is just a recipe for success.
Their most recent PPV, Flex Fights: Combate Carnivale, saw Rocco Giambrone knock out Christian Peralta in under a minute (49 seconds). Giambrone walked out with an easy paycheck, bare damage, and became the inaugural Flex Fight Bantamweight Champion.
Flex Fights: Battle Ground Vol. 3
Flex Fights returns this Friday on August 13, 2021 at The Space in Westbury, New York. The card features young stars in the making like Ryan Castro, Ryan “The Lion” Gerena, Chrisy Yandolli, and Rose DeMatteo. DeMatteo will be competing for the vacant Flex Fights Flyweight championship in the only championship fight of the night.
The card will kick off at 5 PM EST. You can view this via PPV for $29.99 or grab tickets if you’re around the local Long Island area at around $65-$100