Westbury, NY – The Triton Fights 3 weigh-ins took place Thursday evening at The Space at Westbury. The weigh-in results of the Ten bout fight card is divided in half. The five undercard bouts will be overseen by amateur novice rules. The five matches on the main card will be fought under advanced amateur rules. Three titles are up for grabs Friday night after champions from two weight classes vacated the title to pursue their professional careers.
In the main event, Vincent DeRiso (6-2) will be battling Jeremy Puglia (4-1) for the middleweight title. Win or lose, Jeremy Puglia can be the only one in the headliner Friday night that can leave with the middleweight title. He came in on weight, but his opponent did not. Since DeRiso didn’t successfully make weight he can no longer win the Triton Fights middleweight title, but the bout will still take place.
Vincent DeRiso posted this statement on Facebook after the weigh-ins.
In the co-main event, Clint Patterson (2-1) of C1 MMA, is scheduled to battle Eric Taylor (4-4) of Team Demolition for the USMTA welterweight title. The third title up for grabs Friday night is between Michael Sanders (4-2) of 914 Muay Thai, and Bellmore Kickboxing/MMA’s Codie Payne (4-3). Payne and Sanders will be competing for the Triton Fights lightweight title.
The main card is rounded off with two exciting matchups. At flyweight, Irvin Averbukh (2-1, UFC Gym – Staten Island) fights Danny Maldonado (1-2, Pure Heart) in a highly anticipated fast pace bout. The final bout on the main card is taking place at lightweight. A potential contender placement bout for Jose Rodriguez. Jose Rodriguez (1-1, UFC Gym – Staten Island) will stand across from Ken Rayside of Kai Next Level MMA.
Triton Fights 3 Bout card:
185-* Vincent DeRiso (6-2) vs. Jeremy Puglia (4-1)
170-**Clint Patterson (2-1) 168.9 vs. Eric Taylor (4-4) 170.7
155-***Michael Sanders (4-2) 155.5 vs. Codie Payne (4-3) 155.4
125- Irvin Averbukh (2-1) 126.1 vs. Danny Maldonado (1-2) 124.3
155- Jose Rodriguez (1-1) 155.2 vs. Ken Rayside (1-8) 150.4
205- Meylis Charyyew 202.4 (0-0) vs. Kareem Scott (1-0) 199.1
170- David Dubinsky (0-0) 171.0 vs. David Rice (0-0) 169.8
185- Victor Mana (0-0) 183.4 vs. Ryan Gerena (1-0, 1 NC) 180.7
155- Giwston Sanchez (0-0) 153.4 vs. Bobby Casale (0-0) 155.4
135- Jon Johansen (0-0) vs. Sarvarbek Tukhtasinow (0-0)
*Main Event – Middleweight Title
**Co-Main Event – Welterweight Title
The entire weigh-ins were streamed live on Sports On The Go1, in association with My MMA News. After fighters weighed-in, Carl Waugh, Kyle Carroll, and Errol Marks interviewed a few of the fighters.