In the co-main event at Jack Hammer Promotion’s Fall Brawl VIII on October 28, 2018, at Mulcahy’s Pub and Grill in Wantagh, New York, Vinny Balsamello challenges Malik Smith for the K1 Jack Hammer Promotion’s heavyweight title. This is a rematch of a fight which was declared a ‘No Contest’ due to an early knee injury acquired by planting awkwardly. Rescheduling this fight between to exciting heavyweights was the first reaction promoter Bobby Campbell mentioned after the first fight.
Smith looks to defend his title against Vinny Balsamello again. After the first time they met, Smith suffered a knee injury in the early part of the fight which was unrelated to the fight. The bout was declared a ‘No Contest’ and immediately promotor Bobby Campbell was working to reschedule the rematch. Thankfully Smith’s injury wasn’t too server and the fight was rescheduled for Fall Brawl 8.
Smith, standing at 6’3″ tall, has the reach advantage over his opponent. Balsamello though enters the cage with a strong striking background and powerful strikes. This match-up in the co-main event has the potential for Fight of the Night and Fight of the Year honors.
In the interview with My MMA News Reporter and Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast host, Kyle Carroll, Smith shows his sense of humor throughout the interview and tells a secret about himself at the end of the video. His charismatic personality is clearly a trait alongside Smith’s raw talent which earned him the Jack Hammer Promotion title.
Tickets can be purchased by dialing 631-645-6588. This fight card will have both, amateur and professional kickboxing fights lined up. Promotor Bobby Cambell is excited for this fight card, as he believes it’s one of the best lineups he’s created in the ten-year history of Jack Hammer Promotions.
This event is sanctioned by the ISKA (International Sport Kickboxing Association). Doors swing open at 4 PM est. and the first fight will kick off promptly at 5 PM. Tickets range from $50 and up.
Be sure to purchase your tickets now as you don’t want to miss the long-reaching champion, Malik Smith, defend his K1 heavyweight title against the hard-hitting Vinny Balsamello in the co-main event of the evening.
Malik Smith K1 Title Defense Interview:
Malik Smith K1 Title Defense Interview | Jack Hammer Promotion’s Fall Brawl 8. Malik Smith defends his title against heavy-hitting Vinny Balsamello in a rematch after a no contest due to a non-fight related injury. This interview is sponsored by Pure Spectrum CBD.
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).