Congrats to all the Winners and Thank You Everyone for the Support!
On Friday December 7, 2012, the *New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame *honored its inaugural class of inductees. Our congratulations again to all the inductees.
Over 250 guests attended the first dinner induction ceremonies held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Meadowlands Hotel’s main ballroom. Thank you to everyone who came to support New Jersey’s martial arts community. It was certainly a fun night.
If you missed the event; as of December 13 at 5pm est, you can view the entire event, for free, on GoFightLive at: http://www.gfl.tv/showEvent.do?eventId=1731
Many thanks to GoFightLive.tv for filming the event.
Dan Rod’s 373 professional photos of this historic event can be found (use the slideshow option) by visiting: http://photos.danrod.net/njhalloffame/2012.
We are proud to already announce next year’s dinner date! So save the date of Friday, December 6, 2013. We are looking forward to another fun night with friends, family and honorees already.
You can visit our website of www.njmmaawards.com to see biographies of the historic first class of honorees. Stay tuned as the committee has already began considering next year’s nominees.
Enjoy the upcoming end of the year holidays!
Here is the complete list of award winners:
2012 Inaugural Class Inductee Awards
Legend Award- Renzo Gracie
Lifetime Achievement Award- Louis Neglia
MMA Fighter of the Year- Frankie Edgar
MMA Female Fighter of the Year- Munah Holland
Muay Thai Fighter of the Year- Ognjen Topic
Muay Thai female fighter of the Year- Prairie Rugilo
MMA Trainer of the Year-Mike Constantino
Muay Thai Trainer(s) of the Year- Ray Cruz and Joe Bumanlag
MMA Promoter of the Year- Rob Haydak
MMA Matchmaker of the Year-Sam Caplan
Muay Thai Matchmaker of the Year- Chris Tran
Muay Thai Referee of the Year- Coban
MMA Referee of the Year- Dan Miragliotta
MMA Judge of the Year- Ricardo Almeida
Muay Thai Judge of the Year- Vladimir Borodine
Ringside Physician of the Year- Dr. Sherry Wulkan
Announcer of the Year- Kevin Garvey
Media Personality of the Year-Jim Genia
Pioneer MMA Fighter Award- Dave Tirelli
Outstanding Achievement in MMA- Kurt Pellegrino
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