Fight Results

NTT 04 Jun 22

Another 3-0 Weekend for Niagara Top Team

Another 3-0 Weekend for Niagara Top Team

Jarred Dumond (top left), Clayton Pye (bottom), Vinny Dias (right)

This past Saturday night was another big one for Niagara Top Team, with three of our fantastic athletes competing, and all three coming out with their hands raised.

Vinny Dias, Jarred Dumond, and Clayton Pye all dominated their opponents in true NTT style. All three victories were special and wonderful for each fighter in their own way.

Dias defeated a skilled and durable Albaraa Atmeh to claim the BTC Bantamweight Tournament Final, in which he had to win three fights over several months. This victory cements Dias as one of the best Bantamweights in Canada, and the $10,000 prize doesn’t hurt either.

Leaving his amateur career behind him, Jarred Dumond needed just 3 minutes to dispatch foe Broderick Rene and claim victory in his first ever professional fight, also at BTC 15. Jarred’s dedication and focus in preparing himself not just for this fight, but for a successful MMA career is unrivaled.

Finally, the fans at Scorpion Kombat saw former Brock Wrestler turned mixed martial artist Clayton Pye serve notice to every other Middleweight out there that he is not someone to mess with. He scooped up his roughly 200-lb opponent over and over and over, slamming him back into the mat to earn a unanimous decision.

Pye probably hasn’t even had time to wash his fight shorts yet, but has already announced his next fight, a clash with Adam Sproule at Montreal Fight League 22 on June 25th in Montreal.

The coaches, fighters, and members of Niagara Top Team are all incredibly proud of our athletes!

Next up is Jo Colette who will be competing in muay Thai on June 11th, followed by Jasmine Jasudavicius at the UFC Fight Night on June 18th, then Aaron Jeffery making his Bellator debut on June 24th.

Ligrit Sadiku Wins Ammy Debut Niagara Top Team

NTT’s Ligrit Sadiku Wins Amateur MMA Debut

NTT’s Ligrit Sadiku Wins Amateur MMA Debut

Niagara Top Team’s Ligrit Sadiku entered enemy territory tonight and defeated opponent Joe Nelson via TKO in just 1:16 of the first round at K4 Fighting: Contest of Champions in Buffalo, New York.

This was the first ever MMA fight for Sadiku, and outstanding amateur wrestler, and he displayed excellent poise and power, dropping Nelson once, then a second time before the referee intervened.

Sadiku is just one of many athletes that Niagara Top Team is helping guide toward martial success, and we’re all very proud of him.

NTT Goes 2-0 With Powell and Pye Getting Wins

Zack Powell and Clayton Pye

Zack Powell (left) and Clayton Pye

NTT Goes 2-0 With Powell and Pye Getting Wins

Niagara Top Team Athletes won fights in 2 different Provinces this weekend.

Zack “Pow Pow’ Powell increased his professional record to 6-1 with a decision victory over the tough Matt Krayco at Unified MMA 44 on Friday night.

On Saturday night at MFL 21 in Montreal, former Canadian University Wrestling Champion Clayton Pye secured the win in his first ever MMA fight, finishing Michael Asiffo with a body slam that knocked him out.

Pye’s fellow wrestling champion turned mixed martial artist Khaya MacKillop faced disappointment when her intended opponent, Tammy Mino, withdrew from their scheduled bout.

NTT Undefeated March 2022

Niagara Top Team Undefeated

Clockwise from left- Cody Chovancek, Vinny Dias, Kevin Popowick-Bastien, Vladimir Kazbekov, Zack Powell

Niagara Top Team Undefeated

The first weekend of March 2022 was a good one for St Catharines based Niagara Top Team, with team members going 5-0 in 3 separate events and in 2 different countries.

On Friday night Vladimir Kazbekov KO’d the “KO King” Joey Gomez in 18 seconds at CES 66 in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Also on Friday night, Zack Powell earned his third victory as a member of NTT since moving from Quebec to join the team.  “Pow Pow” dominated his game opponent at Unified MMA 43 in Edson, Alberta, and earned a well deserved unanimous decision.

Saturday night had 3 NTT athletes compete at BTC 14 in London, Ontario.

Like both Ashley Nichols (who won last weekend) and Zack Powell, Kevin Popowick-Bastien moved to Niagara to join NTT, and he has become one of the most dedicated and hard working members of the gym. This dedication was obvious to everyone who watched his fight as he displayed superb striking and perhaps an even better ground game, as it was an arm-triangle choke in the second round that gave him his first win as a professional.

Cody Chovancek needed only 2 minutes to put away his opponent with a nasty Rear Naked Choke submission, which is a testament to his hard work in the gym. He is clearly an athlete to carry the NTT torch long into the future.

In the second round of BTC Fight’s $10,000 Bantamweight Tournament, Vinny Dias’ victory over Izzudeen Atmeh keeps him undefeated as a pro with a record of 3-0. In his combined 6 amateur and professional victories this unanimous decision was his first win that did not come via submission, but this was a terrific opportunity for him to learn that he can still push the pace late into a fight, a skill that will serve him well when he faces Albaraa Atmeh in the finals in June.

Scott Hudson and Xavier Nash battled to a razor thin split decision in the evening’s co-main event, and both fighters train part time at NTT. They accepted this fight when each of their original opponents fell through on fight week. What makes this match up even more special is that the pair train together often, so kudos to both of them for being the professionals that they are.