We're just over three weeks away from Triumph BJJ bringing our hard-working talent to New England Fights XI, an event sure to be remembered! [more]
Seven of our warriors are fighting at "New England Fights - X (NEF X)" this coming Saturday, and boy are we excited! Check out one of our [more]
At Triumph we're always about one major verb with our Jiu-Jitsu and MMA academy...FIGHTING! Founded on an amazing group of athletes, our fight [more]
On Friday night Triumph BJJ Blue Belt Brad O’Brien made his amateur MMA debut
against a very tough and undefeated BJJ Purple Belt Jake Kohn. O’Brien looked great on his feet but was losing the take down battle to Kohn. In the third round, down by two rounds, O’Brien quit trying to scramble and tried to turn the fight into a BJJ match. O’Brien trapped Kohn’s arm from the bottom and took a great angle for an armbar. Kohn defended well but it was deep and it was on quick. O’Brien defeated Kohn by armbar and is now contributing to Triumph BJJ’s record of the most submissions ever in New England!
Triumph BJJ Blue Belt Jay Perrin stepped into the cage for his fifth amateur fight against a very dangerous Jack Greene. In the first round Perrin showed his diversity while mixing up his kicks, punches and take downs. Perrin was winning the standup battle and finished the round on Greene’s back. Green came out much more aggressive in the second round but it was Perrin that landed the cleaner shots and ended up taking Greene down at will. Perrin unleashed an even more dominant round in the third as he out struck Greene and threatened with several submissions on the ground. All three judges scored the fight 30-27 for Perrin and he is now 4-1.
Look for Triumph to add three more win on December 6th at Coliseum to the Cage in Derry NH. Representing Triumph will be Thomas Hutchinson, Ryan Dibartolomeo and Vovka Clay!
We're just over three weeks away from Triumph BJJ bringing our hard-working talent to New England Fights XI, an event sure to be remembered! Triumph fighters John Ortolani and Vovka Clay are in the middle of one of our toughest training camps yet, powering through each workout in preparation for another undefeated night.
Vovka will be fighting Dominic Cofone, a Balanced Ground MMA amateur fighter with four wins under his belt. The bout will be at 145lbs, and Vovka is excited to show off his efforts as one of the hardest working members of our team.
John will be fighting Tony Christodoulou, a talented fighter who is coming off of a four-win winning streak in his native land of Greece. With nine wins under Tony's belt, he's looking to avenge one of his only losses in the MMA cage - that loss, was to a younger John Ortolani in 2010. Both John and Tony have been doing nothing but training hard since then, and we'll be sure to see the fruits of their efforts in the NEF cage. John, an instructor now at Triumph, is looked up to as a leader in the pack of Savages. Like last event, a party bus will be transporting his fans from Billerica, MA to Lewiston, ME. The fight will be for the 155lb NEF title!
Tickets: Click here >> (type ORTOLANI in the promo code box)
New England Fights "X" took place this past Saturday and boy did our boys perform. We originally had eight fighters on the card, but, as usual, one by one the opponents backed out until we had 5 left. Pro MMA fighter John Ortolani's opponent (the title fight) backed out literally an hour before weigh-ins. It seems the pressure and hype got to his head. We're still waiting for an official statement from his camp. There are few excuses that suffice backing out of a title fight so late, and those excuses are in the same category as deaths in the family, etc.
Winning over the weekend were the remaining five Team Triumph fighters on the card. Tom Hutchinson closed his bout off with a beautiful rear-naked choke, finishing former Golden Gloves boxing champ and jiu jitsu purple belt Jason Bell. Our new team-member, Ryan DiBartolomeo, grinded out a great win in a three round battle with Nermin Zilic. Triumph fighter Smith Cotito fought the stand-up fighter known for his elaborate knockout-kicks and larger frame, Bruce Boyington. He defeated Bruce by way of rear naked choke. Mike Zichelle, another new team member of ours, made quick work of Jason Anderson and received his hand raised by TKO stoppage, due to his unleash of fury in the first minute-forty of the bout. Mike Hurlburt defeated BJJ brown belt Ryan Cowette by way of guillotine in just over three minutes. Click here to read more about each bout >>
We'd like to thank New England Fights for their continued relationship with our fighters, as well as the sponsors who supported our grueling training camp.
Want to learn how to fight, or turn that losing record around? Come see what we're all about and take advantage of our FREE WEEK of training. 3 Bud Way, Nashua NH.
See you on the mats!
Check out one of our fighter's (John Ortolani), fight shirt for the bout:
At Triumph we're always about one major verb with our Jiu-Jitsu and MMA academy...FIGHTING!
Founded on an amazing group of athletes, our fight team has grown to be one of the most powerful in the North East and World. Our fighters continuously move on to TUF (The Ultimate Fighter), and UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), and we're all about giving new fighters the best foundation possible. Heck, every fighter is a "new" fighter because you always have unlimited things to learn. The game is always changing and adapting, and at our location, we're about staying on top.
Seven of our fighters will be fighting on September 21st of this year, at NEF X. New England Fights is an exciting organization based out of Maine, United States. The 21st card will feature up to 30 bouts (wow, big card!) and hails out of Lewiston, ME (one hour north of Portland).
Featured on the card are Triumph's Tom Hutchinson, Mike Hurlburt, Jay Perrin, Walter Smith Cotito, Mikey Zichelle, Ryan Dibartolomeo, and John Ortolani. Also on the card is a talented fighter who has cross-trained at our academy for years, multi-pan jiu jitsu champion Jimmy Quinlan.
We're exciting to watch our savages excel in the NEF cage! Check out our official NEF X video spoof below:
On June 29th Triumph BJJ fighter Mikey Zichelle (6-3) entered the AFO cage in Boxborough, MA where he made quick work of his opponent Josh Mellen. Zichelle was exceptionally composed and relentlessly went after his opponent’s neck until he forced the tap at 1 min and 41 sec of the first round by guillotine choke. Since moving his camp to Triumph BJJ, Zichelle looks to reinvent himself as a submission specialist. Zichelle did not have a single submission in his first 8 fights but now as a Triumph Savage this undoubtedly is the first of many to come!
On the same night 3 ½ hours north of Boxborough, Triumph BJJ fighter Vovka Clay (5-2) took on a very tough fighter in Anthony Jerome from Bombsquad. For once, Clay did not have the wrestling advantage and was taken down by Jerome. Clay continued to strike and threatened submissions through most of the 1st round. With just seconds left in the 1st, Jerome tried trading punches on the feet until he was dropped flat on his face by Clay’s right hand. The referee stopped the fight immediately. In just over a year, Clay has fought 7 times and has finished 4 fights by submission and 1 fight by KO!
On June 8th Joey Gomez now 2-0 made his way to Montville, CT to face Miguel Santos 3-0 at Mohegan Sun. Gomez took the fight on 10 days notice against Connecticut favorite Santos. Tapology.com reported that 90% of fans predicted that Santos would win the bout. After a quick exchange, Gomez imposed his game and dominated the stand up battle. Santos, who is also a kickboxer, had enough and worked hard to get the fight to the ground. Once it hit the canvas it was Gomez who nearly finished the fight with an armbar before finding his way on top where he ground n pounded his way to a stoppage. Gomez is now 2-0 and has finished his each of his opponents in the 1st round.
Jay Perrin 3-1 vs Matt Denning 1-2 at Combat Zone 44, Rockingham Park, Salem NH
Jay Perrin now 3-1 took on Matt Denning now 1-2 at Combat Zone in Salem, NH. Perrin and Denning evenly exchanged strikes on the feet but once it hit the ground it was all Perrin. The first round ended with Perrin on top doing damage. Round 2 was much like the first with and even exchange on the feet. Once Perrin took the fight to the canvas, he easily passed Denning’s guard and secured and arm triangle for the tap. After losing his first amateur fight, Perrin has impressively rattled off 3 fights in a row.
Later this month on June 29th Vovka Clay 4-2 and Mike Zichelle 5-3 will represent Triumph BJJ at two different promotions 4 hours away from one another. Clay will take on Anthony Gerome at Gladius Fights 6 in Berlin, NH while Mike Zichelle will face Josh Mellen at AFO in Boxborough, MA.
Triumph BJJ is also sending a Jiu-Jitsu team to the Tap Cancer Out Tournament in Danvers, MA on June 22nd.
The answer to that question is simple: hard work!
Our instructors are in our building nearly around the clock. The countless hours they work to bring the art of jiu-jitsu to our students of all ages, provides the ultimate learning experience. The primary reason our students return day after day, year after year, is because we aren't looking to just create the ultimate athletes. We are striving to create the best environment for character and discipline.
The thing that makes Triumph BJJ so powerful, is our positive environment which automatically makes kids, teens, and adults treat each other with the utmost respect. Our higher ranking athletes also thoroughly enjoy reaching out to aid in the advancement of lower ranking individuals.
The favorite thing about Triumph, when surveyed by our jiu-jitsu athletes, is the level of skill in our building. Our coaches are some of the highest ranking individuals around, and many of our instructors are professional athletes & star-studded individuals in their niche.
We have and will continue to try to create the best possible sanctuary for everything Brazilian jiu-jitsu. We just recently expanded again so come check out the new rooms!