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now! Over the past some years Crew Bombsquad has built itself as one of the top pro intermingled combative technique camps in the whole northeast. Most drastically acclaimed as the initial starting cushion for current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, the Bombsquad program has been dependably putting warriors on UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, WEC and beat-level provincial cards for over part of a decade. CLICK HERE TO WATCH CFFC 16: Cage Fury Fighting Championships 16 Live Stream
The sum total of this has been finished while based in the drowsy school town of Ithaca, N.Y., in the heart of a state that has still yet to endorse pro intermingled combative technique. Going to battle on behalf of the Bombsquad by definition denotes being a street warrior.
Head coach Ryan Ciotoli once appraised to me that he adventures 30-35 weekends a year with his contenders.
The Ithaca crew should be on the way yet again this Friday, Eminent 24, when Bombsquad parts and remarkably ranked prospects Evan Velez and Aljamain Sterling head to Atlantic City, N.J., to go to battle on behalf of the Caged Rage Battling Championship flyweight and bantamweight titles, individually. For Sterling (6-0), it should be the second barrier of a sash he won final October when he beat Newfangled Shirt local Sean Santella by unanimous choice.
Santella (10-3-1) quickly dropped to flyweight and caught the CFFC title at 125. In a clever spot of destiny, his challenger this Friday could be Sterling's colleague, Velez (5-1 NC).
Assist thickening the plot is the way that Santella keeps a triumph over Sterling's adversary on Friday, Brazilian local and Pennsylvania inhabitant Sedico Honorio (8-2).
Anyway in the sturdy Northeastern provincial circuit, commonality breeds appreciation, instead of disdain.
"I in fact saw them fight one another at my master make a big appearance," Sterling told me. "They're both strong. Quite exceptional on the ground."
Sterling turned ace in April 2011, accompanying a standout wrestling lifework at SUNY Cortland, where he twice earned All-American respects. Achievement has come fast in the master ranks. The 2012 Bleeding Elbow universe bantamweight scouting report ranked Sterling as their No. 2 prospect.