Ray Sydnor, fighting out of Team Baltimore Martial Arts in Catonsville, wins 170 pound amateur Mixed Martial Arts tournament held last Saturday April 14th, 2012 in Millersville, Maryland. Ray Sydnor had a very hard fight against an opponent from Noel Smith’s BJJ, a school known for its tough fighters and strong Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Rays opponent had excellent stand up skills which his corner expected, but his ground game was surprisingly good.
Ray was caught in a very ugly Kimura arm lock from his opponent’s guard (see photo right) but Ray purservered and eventually got out of it. The fight was back and forth with takedowns and takedown attempts from both fighters. Mid way into the third round Ray put together a ferocious flurry of punches from his opponent’s guard while having him against the fence. The barrage was so intense that the referee stopped the fight giving Ray the win by TKO.
Ray Sydnor was cornered by Charles Gamble and Brandon Cherry. Charles is also a mixed martial arts fighter from Baltimore Martial Arts but was not competing that evening. Brandon Cherry is also an MMA & Muay thai competitor and also the Muay Thai Kickboxing Coach for Baltimore Martial Arts.
Baltimore Martial Arts has a complete mixed martial arts competition program for competitors and non-competitors. We have a professional MMA team of instructors which includes but is not limited to Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo & Wrestling. Our strength and conditioning program also includes a team some of whom hold a level 2 RKC (Russian Kettlebell) and a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification. Baltimore Martial Arts also has Judo, Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu -Jitsu for children and fitness programs for adults.
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