On Saturday evening, September 22nd, Aggressive Combat Championships most recent event, ACC-19, took center stage – or center cage – at the Westchester County Center featuring nine matches of mixed martial arts (MMA). ACC-19 was the third time that Aggressive Combat Championships put on a UMMAF Kick International sanctioned event at the County Center and the nineteenth time over all. The ACC-19 fight card included 18 fighters from the New York Metro area in nine bouts consisting of three 3-minute rounds each.
Photo Credit: Derwin Joza, DIG Photograph
In the evening’s main event, a bout for the ACC 135 pound Bantamweight Championship, Danny Rodriguez (7-1-0), ranked 6th among all 108 active amateur bantamweights in New York State took on challenger Adam Barrett (5-3-0), ranked 25th in the state. Rodriguez, fighting out of Jungle Gym in the Bronx and coming off his win in ACC-17, faced off in the cage against Barrett, fighting out of Brian Bueary Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Albany NY. Barrett was looking to rebound from his loss in July at Cage Wars-37 held at the Rivers Resorts Casino in Schenectady. Showing why he came into the evening's bout with a 7-1-0 record and ranked among the state's top ten Bantamweights, Rodriguez scored a first round win with the contest called at the 1:50 mark.
Photo Credit: Ray Fredericks, R&R Freelance Photography LLC
Also racking up a first round win was Daniel Ramirez of Tiger Schulman MMA in Yonkers who went up against Macho Lopez of Andreocci MMA. Ramirez scored his victory by TKO in the closing seconds of round 1. The third first round win of the evening was scored by Mike Wacker, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt from Black Hole BJJ in Putnam County, who made his MMA fighting debut against Andre Miller. Wacker ended the bout at 35 seconds of the first round by arm bar submission.
The ACC-19 results are summarized below:
Adam Barrett vs Daniel Rodriguez - Rodriguez wins at 1:50 of round 1
Edwin Solis vs Geo Alvarez - Solis wins by Unanimous Decision after 3 rounds
Justin Delgado vs Rob Krajewski - Krajewski wins by Unanimous Decision after 3 rounds
Danny Ramirez vs Miguel Lopez - Ramirez wins by TKO at 2:57 of Round 1
Dante Goldsmith vs Toheeb Ashorobi - Goldsmith wins by Split Decision after 3 rounds
Greg Melia vs Justin Musila - Musila by Unanimous Decision after 3 rounds
Mike Wacker vs Andre Miller - Wacker wins by Arm Bar Submission at 0:35 of round 1
Joe Drew vs Colin Skelly - Skelly by Unanimous Decision after 3 rounds
Juan Gomez vs Brian Beaury - Gomez by Unanimous Decision after 3 rounds
Daniel Ramirez, pictured below after his win with Aggressive Combat Championships CEO's Eugene Perez and Tom Kilkenny along with his coaches from Tiger Schulmann's MMA in Yonkers, told MetroSports Magazine that, "it felt great to fight at the County Center and it felt even better to win." When asked for his opinion about event, the County Center, and working with the ACC, Ramirez summed it up this way, "Big lights and big crowd at ACC - I loved it! What a great venue. The ACC is a very professional group to work with." Daniel's parting words with us were, "Hard work pays off. I want to give a big shout out to my family, my coaches, my team and to Tiger Schulmann's-Yonkers." We're going to keep our eyes on Daniel and his journey in MMA with the ACC. Perhaps this is just the first step on his way to repeating the success of another Yonkers fighter, former WBO and USBA Middleweight Champion, Doug DeWitt, who achieved 12 of his 33 career wins right here at the Westchester County Center.
Above: From left to Right Eugene Perez, Shawn Rappaport, TSMMA Yonkers Coach, Daniel Rameriz, Luis Gaudinot, Jimmie Rivera, TSMMA coach and Tom Kilkenny. Perez and Kilkenny are co-owners of Aggressive Combat Championships. Photo Credit: Ray Fredericks, R&R Freelance Photography LLC
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Aggressive Combat Championships returns to the Westchester County Center on March 16, 2019 for ACC-20. Be sure to mark this on your calendars as it is sure to be a must see event. MetroSports Magazine will be on hand to bring you coverage.