New York City’s original 8 Man Tournament returns, Friday May 11th!April 22, 2018
New York City’s original 8 Man Tournament returns, Friday May 11th, Live from Lucky Strike in Mid Town Manhattan! After a 2 and a half year break since the last tournament, this time, we’re bringing together the top 135lb fighters to see who will have the ultimate bragging rights.
The Friday Night Fights 8 Man Tournament has featured many of the sports most well known fighters including Liam Tarrant, Chris McMillan, Joe Cox, Eric Luna, Ognjen Topic and many, many more. “For a Muay Thai Fighter in North America, its kind of a right of passage” says FNF President Justin Blair.
This tournament, like the ones before it, will continue the tradition of an open and live drawing for the tournament match ups. Nobody, including the fighters, knows who will fight against who and how it will shape up.
“This is unlike a regular fight” said Matchmaker, Eddie Marini, “The abilities and skills needed to win one match are very different in a tournament setting and its rare that the winner is ever the one most people think it will be” he continued. “To win, a fighter must get through 3 fights, all of which are all out sprints because of the single elimination format. It takes a much higher level of mental toughness to win one of these tournaments”.
The evening will feature several non tournament bouts in addition to the quarterfinal, semi final and final rounds of the tournament. The tournament events always sell out so make sure to get yours in advance and soon!
Tournament Competitors currently include:
Charles Murray – Rami Elite, PA
Malcolm Hill – The Institute, NJ
Kenny Medina – Royalty Combat, Puerto Rico
Erik Castro – Ardon’s Sweet Science, Brooklyn, NY
Joey Contrada – Kings Combat Fitness, Rego Park, NY
Kevin Villegas – Capital MMA, DC
Jaime Mendoza – Spyda Muay Thai, NJ
Dan Sopa – TKO Fighting Arts, Ontario, Canada