I'm a few days late, but I can't forget to thank everyone involved in making @rise.submission.invitational 3 this past weekend our biggest and best show yet!
RISE 3 will premiere on @ufcfightpass on 1/24
I knew we had a tremendous amount of talent on the card, high level black belts, elite Mixed Martial Arts fighters, and young prospects on the verge of making their name. To then see each competitor go out on stage, put it all out there, and go for the finish was beautiful to watch.
Congrats to our first RISE female Champion @daniellekellly , and to our new Featherweight Champ @frankrosenthal11. They both worked their way through some tough competition to claim their belts.
@thesavage125 and @alpozkilicmma had an exciting back and forth match, as did @merab.dvalishvili and @nekruz9391 , both displaying some technical greco takedowns and counters. @alexmasterskya once again showed off his leg lock game, while RISE 1 Champ @jasonraubjj89 put on another masterful performance against a tough late replacement.
In the Main Event, @chriswademma and @sidoutlawmma put on one of the most epic and intense grappling matches I've ever witnessed. These two beasts had the crowd on their feet (including me and Lou) the entire match. They need to meet in the cage one day, I'd love to see that fight.
Thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting RISE Invitational 3:
Thanks as always to my RISE Invitational partner and co-promoter, the best in the business, @louneglia , and our entire staff:
Competitor Coordinator: @ryanmuncan
Head Ref: @senseinardu_
Ref 2: @dragomma25
Commentary: @kpa8_11 & @touchngo_
Announcer: Peter Neglia
Photographer : @angeloj_89
DJ: Nicole Frontera
Runners: @kris_hannnn , @flabbyisnottooshabby , @ms.tmt
Special thanks to my love, @culley2012 for too much help to mention
Stay tuned for RISE Invitational 4 - COMING THIS SPRING ☄️ #RISEInvitationl #thankyou