Ground Zero Grappling 3 check in with Hall, Turnbull, Dagostino
Will Martinez would love nothing better than to get on the mat himself and compete at Ground Zero Grappling. Martinez hasn’t been able to find a game opponent for himself. That hasn’t stopped the former professional mixed martial artist and famed coach from putting together some fun, entertaining, competitive grappling matches.
Ground Zero Grappling 3 goes down once again on the waterfront in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday night, April 15th.
One of the names on the card that I was excited to see is Eddie Hall. Hall is the owner of Hall of Fame Personal Training in Folsom, PA. Hall has worked with many of the region’s mixed martial artists who are looking for strength and conditioning. Hall has a wrestling background and has only recently started training grappling and is competing out of The Vault BJJ.
MyMMANews reached out to Hall to see how he felt about his first grappling match, and he had Matt “White Chocolate” Turnbull and Kyleigh Dagostino in the house with him. We got to check in with all three of them as they prepare for this weekend.
Please check out our video on the link above. Eddie and I talk about some of his favorite clients/friends and learn a little bit about the stand-out wrestler, Dagostino.
Below is the full card. Subject to change
Event is at the Sheet Metal Worker’s Hall
1301 Christopher Columbus Blvd, Phila, PA 19147
Doors open at 5. First match at 6
JR Merrill 410 Academy of Martial Arts vs Joseph Gomez 302 BJJ
Michael Cendrowski House of Arts/SAS team vs Aldo Beqiraj Daniel Gracie BJJ
Dylan Harnish Mid World Martial Arts vs Andrew Ryan Underground Arts/Webb MMA
Colton Lohnas Infinity Martial Arts vs Kevin Matyas Webb MMA
Shane Harrison MPR Endurance vs Cade Berardelli Webb MMA/ Marquez MMA
Santino Coccia Logic jiu Jitsu vs Nick Digiacomo Webb MMA
George Travinsky Aesthetic Temple vs Guilherme Lomeu Webb MMA
Darius Green Mid World Martial Arts vs Francis Trivello Balance Studios
Eddie Hall The Vault BJJ vs Jess Dorman
Valerie Plump Riptide BJJ vs Cindy Ung Balance Studios
Matt Bettin Daniel Tavares Academy/SAS Team vs Kris Frank Webb MMA
Patrick Hampson Power half Wrestling/Cressman MMA vs Grant Kircher 302 BJJ
Dylan Irving Logic Jiu Jitsu vs Justin High Gracie 717
Tyler Carroll Amerikick Delran/Ocean County BJJ vs Joe Russo Daniel Gracie NE
Brown belt division
Will Schlucter Main Line United/TAC Team vs John Mabrey 302 BJJ
Matt Turnbull Martinez BJJ vs Brendan O’Hara Yamasaki Academy/Gracie Humaita
Black belt division:
Kyle Myers Saga Jiu Jitsu vs Connor Dixon Webb MMA
Francis Kubach United Arts/TAC Team vs Zach Shiomos Hellfish MMA
William Wolk Martinez BJJ vs Matt Ferraoilo Fusion X-Cel
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