The New Jersey State Martial Arts Hall of Fame today announced the seventh class of inductees who will be honored at the Induction dinner gala to be held at The Event Center in iPlay America in Freehold, NJ on December 6, 2019.
To see all of the inductees biographies and pictures, you can visit the NJMAHOF website at www.njmmaawardds.com.
Tickets to the awards dinner can be purchased by calling 201-538-4843 or online at www.njmmaawards.com.
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.
New Jersey has had a boxing hall of fame since the 1960′s and, in a similar sense, the state’s martial arts hall hopes 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.
2019 Seventh Class Inductee Awards
Gary Shaw – Combat Sports Promoter
Gordon Ryan – Jiu Jitsu
Kumron Vaitayanon – Muay Thai
Marlon Moraes – MMA Fighter
Anthony Ashnault – Wrestling
Gasper Oliver – Amateur MMA Fighter / NJSACB Referee
Dr. Stu Patel – Ringside Physician
Edson Carvalho – MMA Fighter / Corner man
Phil Nurse – Muay Thai
Murat Keshtov – Martial Arts Trainer
Jerry Fatjo – Martial Arts Trainer
Steven Bongiorno – Martial Arts Trainer
Tim Williams – MMA Fighter
George Sullivan – MMA Fighter
Andy Main – MMA Fighter
Jeff Lentz – MMA Fighter
Corey Anderson – MMA Fighter