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Triton Fights 3: Jeremy Puglia vs. Vincent DeRiso Battle for Vacant MW Title

On Friday, June 30, 2017, Jeremy Puglia (Vamos) is scheduled to battle Vincent DeRiso (Bellmore Kickboxing) for the Triton Fights vacant middleweight title. This main event of Triton Fights 3 is between two of Long Island’s toughest amateur MMA middleweight fighters. Triton Fights matchmaker, Eugene Perez is excited about this title bout because of the potential for fireworks.

Triton Fights 3Puglia (4-1), a solid fighter with heavy hands and pure strength. Deriso (6-2), an experienced fighter that brings a combination of heart and skills into the cage. These two fighters are very similar in numerous ways. Puglia and DeRiso, have both fought at different weight classes before coming to middleweight. They both possess knock out abilities. Plus, these two men have the capability of finishing a fight no matter the geography of a fight.

These two fighters have the potential to earn Fight of the Night honors. Each fighter possesses the power in their hands to end their opponents evening early with a single punch. In addition, both gentlemen have the heart and grind to extend the bout thru the full three three-minute rounds.

Triton Fights middleweight champion, Eric Ott (Long Island MMA) has taken the leap to fight professionally, therefore leaving the Triton Fights middleweight crown vacant. Ott’s professional MMA debut has yet to be scheduled.

Puglia fights out of Vamos BJJ and No Limits Kickboxing. He’s coached by professional fighter, Rick Schaefer. The 4-1 fighter is set to take on his toughest challenge this Friday night. The Vamos BJJ fighter is currently on a two-fight win streak. A TKO win over Jamal Pottinger in the first round and a three round war verse Diogo Machado, which took place at Triton Fights 2. 

DeRiso looks to improve his amateur record to 7-2. The Bellmore Kickboxing fighter holds a three fight experience advantage over his opponent. DeRiso is coming off a loss via TKO verse Craig Brian May in November of 2016. Before suffering a loss in his last fight, DeRiso was on a four-fight win streak.

The main event takes place Friday night, June 30, 2017, at The Space at Westbury, in Westbury, NY. Tonight, at 6 pm, Sports On The Go1, in association with My MMA News, will be streaming the weigh-ins live. The fighters jump on the scale at the same venue the event takes place. The USMTA will be sanctioning this Triton Fights event.

Doors swing open at 6 pm and the fights kick off promptly at 7:30 pm. Be sure to purchase your tickets for Friday nights Triton Fights 3 by visiting Follow My MMA News on social media at @MyMMANews for the updates of every fight that takes place Friday evening from The Space at Westbury.


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Kyle Carroll

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).

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