Reality Fighting at Mohegan Sun on June 8by Brian Woodman Jr. on 05/01/13
Spokespersons for the Marlborough-based MMA organization Reality Fighting released part of the card for its next event at Mohegan Sun, which will be held on June 8. The evening will include an amateur women’s bout between Dar’ya Hamilton, who defeated Stacey Scappecia in her first professional fight during the last Reality Fighting event in Uncasville on Jan. 5, and Fernanda Araujo (0-2).
The organization also presents mixed grappling tournaments under the banner of NAGA (North American Grappling Association). NAGA held it's most recent Connecticut event at Western Connecticut State University in Dannbury on May 4 (results may be found at http://nagafighter.com/index.php?module=eventdetailpage/303) and will hold another tournament in Hartford on June 29 (see our calender of events at http://www.nutmegmma.com/Events.html, which includes a link to a calender of NAGA events throughout the country).
Jason Ward (2-2), who lost to Roger Zapata (3-1) during the same event after a technical knockout, is scheduled to fight Domenic Gagliardi (1-1) of Bristol at middleweight (an article about Gagliardi may be found at http://www.nutmegmma.com/Spring-Summer2012_Archive3.html). Zapata will fight Chip Moraza-Pollard at welterweight.
Other bouts scheduled include; Dinlei Broenstrup versus Walter Howard at light heavyweight; Johnny Lopez versus Jon Marcheterre at bantamweight; Mike De los Reyes versus Theo Desjardin at flyweight; Kurt Chase-Patrick versus Thiago Carfi at bantamweight; Miguel Santos versus Asa Zorn at 140 pounds; and Bob Valentine versus Manny Torres at 160 pounds. These will all be professional fights, according to organization sources.Reality Fighting matchmaker Joe Cuff said the June event be the organization's 78th MMA event and eighth Connecticut event since it formed in 1999.