Friday, November 26, 2010

Around the Pro Circuit: American Fighting Organization Gives Thanks by Giving

The American Fighting Organization has firmly established itself as one of the New England area's premiere mixed martial arts organizations, and for all the right reasons. Known for their seasonally-themed events, the AFO hosted its third Thanksgiving MMA event on Tuesday. In fact, the AFO's very first show was a Thanksgiving event, giving way to two years of successful mixed martial arts events! The AFO is in many ways a well spring to MMA fans in New England, where MMA legalization and implementation has been a long, enduring process. Yet, more significant is the AFO's charitable contributions. Through this year's "Thanksgiving Massacre 3", the AFO raised funds for the Greater Boston Food Bank. This year AFO president Pete DiLorenzo set a goal to raise enough to feed 650 families, a huge jump from last year's raising of one-hundred families' worth. While no official word has been reported on the amount of this year's donation, the AFO's efforts do not go unrecognized. So, consider this article a small tribute to a regional promotion that does more than fight for sport -- the American Fighting Organization fights to help people, and bless the lives of the less fortunate! Kudos to the AFO!

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The American Fighting Organization is a Massachusetts-based mixed martial arts promotion. The organization has been running shows since 2008. AFO president Pete DiLorenzo emphasizes quality mixed martial arts events in New England. The promotion has donated to charitable organizations as the Haiti Relief Fund the Greater Boston Food Bank. Results from AFO's last event, "Thanksgiving Massacre," may be found below:

American Fighting Organization: AFO: "Thanksgiving Massacre 3"
November 24, 2010
Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom,
Mansfield, Massachusetts

Main Card:
Luis Felix def. Joey Proctor via TKO – R2, 2:24
Brian Marino def. Dan Bonnell via TKO – Round 1, 5:00
Franklin Isabel def. Fernando Perez via submission (triangle) – R1, 3:24
Lewis Corapi def. Dyrell Walker via unanimous decision

Preliminary Card:
Theo Desjardin def. Doug Sonier via submission (RNC) – R1, 2:29
Matthew Andrkut def. Patrick Walsh via TKO – R1, :54
Vyacheslav Phinney def. Tom Evans via unanimous decision
Joe Cloutier def. Elias Ikiki via submission (guillotine) – R2, :58
Ricardo Georges def. Joe Powers via TKO – 1, 2:23
Sean Nichols def. Jim Armato via TKO – R1, :58
Joe Castriotta def. Patrick Euglow via TKO – R1, :22
Ethan Connelly def. Anthony Carmenatti via TKO – R2, 1:25
Tom Ventiquence def. Joe Lancia via TKO – R2, :23
Jay Filipino def. Morgan Gutsell via submission (RNC) - R1, 1:12

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