Inaugural class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame

The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud to announce the
inaugural class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

To see all of the inductees biograhies and pictures, please visit our website www.njmmaawardds,com

This class will be honored at the Induction dinner gala to be held at the
beautiful Crowne Plaza Meadowlands on December 7, 2012.

Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at

Discount hotel room rates at the Crowne Plaza can be also obtained by calling
201-348-6900 and mentioning the Hall of Fame dinner.

New Jersey has always been on the forefront of combat sports, and some of the
biggest bouts in MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai history have taken place at
various venues around the state.

We are very proud to announce the formation of the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame. New Jersey has had a boxing hall of fame since the 1960′s and, in a similar sense, we hope to recognize and honor those involved in combat martial arts such as MMA and Muay Thai. New Jersey is building a rich tradition in non-boxing martial arts and our goal is to recognize these individuals and entities.

Our goal is to honor those involved with New Jersey martial arts and to
celebrate with them, at an evening with family and friends. Our focus is on
those directly involved in New Jersey martial arts.

This truly is a historical moment in our State’s combat sports history as our
intent is to have the New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame continue for
many years and serve as a record for those outstanding individuals involved in
martial arts in our State.

We hope you will join us on December 7, 2012. Mark your calendars now and
purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey
martial arts history. Call 201-538-4843 or visit and get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts. It is certain to be a terrific night with friends, fun, and music.

2012 Inaugural Class Inductee Awards

Legend Award- Renzo Gracie

Lifetime Achievement Award- Louis Neglia

MMA Fighter of the Year- Frankie Edgar

MMA Female Fighter of the Year- Munah Holland

Muay Thai Fighter of the Year- Ognjen Topic

Muay Thai female fighter of the Year- Prairie Rugilo

MMA Trainer of the Year-Mike Constantino

Muay Thai Trainer of the Year- Ray Cruz & Joe Bumalag

MMA Promoter of the Year- Rob Haydak

MMA Matchmaker of the Year-Sam Caplan

Muay Thai Promoter of year – Weapons 9 – Warriors Cup

Muay Thai Matchmaker of the Year- Chris Tran

Muay Thai Referee of the Year- Coban

MMA Referee of the Year- Dan Miragliotta

MMA Judge of the Year- Ricardo Almeida

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