Friday, March 16, 2018

Catching up with The Hawk


Thursday, March 15, 2018

As if Nick Newell never left MMA

Nick Newell took a break from MMA and returned as if it was only a break between camps at LFA 35. The 31- year old fighter who usually fights at lightweight stepped away from MMA in 2015 when he last fought at WSOF 24. His only loss was to Justin Gaethje who seems to have been watching Newell's return and heard his request to be in the UFC.
When Newell stepped away he was on a two-fight win streak and with his win over Sunny Luque that makes three in a row. It's as if he never left the sport and with nine of his 14 wins by submission he certainly deserves some consideration to move into the UFC.

See the results and Newell's finish below:

LFA 35 Results:
  • Main Event - Catchweight Fight (163 Pounds) - Nick Newell (14-1) submitted Sonny Luque (10-7) with a neck crank at 2:10 in round one.
  • Co-Main Event - Heavyweight Fight - Vernon Lewis (5-3) defeated Jared Vandera (6-3) in a back-and-forth battle by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Welterweight Fight - Jason Langellier (7-1) quickly submitted Thomas Webb (13-5) with a d'arce choke 1:10 in round one.
  • Featherweight Fight - Charles Cheeks III (13-6) defeated  Rivaldo Junior (15-8-2) by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Bantamweight Fight - Adrian Yanez (7-2) knocked out Nathan Trepagnier (4-4, 1 NC) at 4:56 in round one.
  • Strawweight Fight - Cheyane Vlismas (1-0) finished Karla Hernandez (0-1) with elbows to win by TKO at 4:22 in round three.
  • Bantamweight Fight - Leomana Martinez (3-1) knocked out Casey Jones (3-2) at 2:25 in round one
Photo Credit: Rich Burmaster/Legacy Fighting Alliance

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

NJ Horror Con Double Award Winner Mike Lombardo tells his story that led him to "Doomsday"

Mike Lombardo accepting an award from Tiffany Shepis
Grinding your way to success can be a rough road, and Mike Lombardo winning two awards over the weekend for best film and best special effects are only proof of the pay off when one is persistent. Where the motivation comes from varies, but for Lombardo is was personal setbacks that drove him to filmmaking. First writing his story that became I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday to escape what he was going through would turn into a newfound pursuit. Listen to his story here:

Lombardo is only getting started. Be sure and follow him over at to see where else his drive takes him.

Photo: Ed Carbajal

Mike Lombardo talks about what influenced his award winning film