August 31st, 2009
Tiger Muay thai and MMA fighters dominate the fight card in Ireland
TMT fighters dominate in Ireland
Congratulations to Jason Saggo and Mike Hutchison, making their professional MMA debuts in Ireland this weekend and winning their fights
Hutch spent over a year training with Tiger Muay Thai and MMA training camp in the MMA program, and competed in several of the BBQ Beatdowns and a tough fight in Bangkok at the FBT Grappling Games.
Hutch was promoted to BJJ Blue Belt unde Tony Eduardo and head coach Ray Elbe. Following his training in Thailand at Tiger Muay Thai and MMA, Hutch scheduled a trip to Brazil to train traditional BJJ, finishing his training camp in Iowa with former UFC champion Matt Hughes at the Hit Squad gym.
Jason, also a long term guest at Tiger Muay thai and MMA, Phuket, Thailand spent time training in Brazil with Hutch earlier this year. While at TMT, Jason went 3-0 in the Muay Thai ring and went 10-0 sweeping his division at the Philippine Grappling Games. Following the trip Jason finished his training camp in Montreal with Ash Acharaf, former Moroccan Kickboxing cahmpion and Tiger Muay Thai patron at BTT Canada.
Hutch won 1st round Knee Bar submission Victory.
Jason a gifted fighter and BJJ purple belt won by Rear Naked Choke.
Also fighting on the card that night was one of TMT’s favorite sons Damo Rooney, who went up a weight class to fight a bigger featherweight fighter. After an exciting round, that saw Damo utilizing some GNP, he was reversed and suffered a TKO loss while on bottom. Tough break for Damo and his first loss.Everyone who knows Damo and his dedication understands this was just a bump in the road and he will be returning with a vengeance.