Promoter Hani Darwish of The Darwish Brothers sends his congratulations and thanks to all the participants, staff and fans who made his Saturday, August 24, MMA WARRIOR event in the Grand Ballroom at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, such a tremendous success.
“First I want to congratulate our newest champions, Jen Lopez and Barat Jan. Jen avenged her only career defeat and won the EFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship against Roya Darvishian in a sensational fight. And Barat continues to win exciting fights. He’s now our EFC Super Middleweight Champion. He beat Victor Romero by unanimous decision. I’m very proud to have these two sensational athletes as champions for the EFC.”
Darwish also sends his thanks to all the other fighters, their fight camps and coaches who supplied all the heart-stopping action that night.
“My thanks go out to all the camps: Allstar BJJ, Alex Wilkie’s MMA, AMA, Blueline Defense, Camp SoaLak, Eagle Martial Arts, Extreme Fight Club, Ironbound Fight Club, Lionheart MMA, Lloyd Irvin MMA, Modern Martial Arts, Nick Catone’s MMA, Pellegrino MMA, Pure MMA, Renzo Gracie, Ricardo Almeida BJJ, Rosky MMA, Spartan Fitness, Team Bonner, Team Dessalines, Worthington MMA, and Zocchi MMA for their support. And also to all the fighters who participated. It was such a great event because of all your courage.”
Thanks also go out to the venue staff, state commissioners and the EFC staff who make the events run so smoothly and to the sponsors who support the events.
“Thank you to all the great people at the Trump Taj Mahal and the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board Commission, thanks to all our sponsors and to Nick Lembo and to all of our EFC staff: Suzan Dee, Michael McEnerney, Ashure Elbanna, Rob Stepnowski, Michael Herbert and Andre Courtemanche. Thanks also to Mike Straka, Mike Constantino, Dante Rivera and Andy Main for their work on the broadcast, and to Dean Stone for his superb ring announcing.”
EFC will return later this year on September 21 at Trump Taj Mahal and November 30 at Parsippany PAL.