On Friday, February 19th, MMA live on Long Island returns as MMA Platinum Gloves hosts their 12th installment at the Sports Arena in St. James. The event will include four title fights, between welterweights Ryan Castro and Tom Kern, bantamweights Luis Gonzalez and Lee Rasanen, light heavyweights Mike Merante and Matt Semelsberger, and heavyweights Brett Sanchez and Guy Hammond. The doors open at 7 p.m. EST and the first fight begins at 8 p.m. EST.
MMA’s hottest Free agent, Aljamain Sterling, has signed with MMA Platinum Gloves to do color commentary for MPG’s live streaming. MMA Platinum Gloves 12 will be streamed live on WatchEventsNow.com. It can also be streamed via your phone by using the Fite app.
Sterling is a former UFC bantamweight fighter that is currently on the free agent market. The professional fighter is currently 12-0 and 4-0 in the UFC. Three of his victories in the UFC are finishes, two by submission and a TKO. Sterling’s currently the No. 5 ranked fighter in the bantamweight division.
The “Funk Master” is a Long Island native that hails from Uniondale. He finished up a successful NCAA wrestling career at Division III SUNY-Cortland as a two-time all-American. Prior to entering the UFC, Sterling was crowned the bantamweight champion in Lou Neglia’s Ring of Combat, then went onto competing in Cage Fury Fighting Championships, where he won the bantamweight title as well, and successfully defended it three times.
Since being a free agent, the 26-year-old received an offer from all of the major promotions, including Bellator MMA, One FC, and the UFC. According to MMA Torch, Sterling will be announcing his decision next Monday on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour program.
At MMA Platinum Gloves 12, Sterling will be the color commentator. Be sure to watch the stream if you’re unable to attend this event. The fight card also includes two catchweight fights, one at 190-pounds between Eric Ott and David Michal, and the second CW bout is at 175-pounds between John Gotti and Nathan Huluska.
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Doors swing open at 7 p.m. and fights begin at 8 p.m. at The Sports Arena in St. James on Long Island. The Sports Arena is located at 620 Middle Country Rd. St. James, NY.
MMA Platinum Gloves brings live MMA to Long Island. We feature the best amateur MMA talent in the New York area.
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).