On July 16th 2011 this historical event took place as the first ever mixed martial arts event was held at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
This was Martial Arts Super Sport (MASS) inaugural event and it featured some of the nations brightest stars and local up & coming talent in the world of MMA.
The Main Event was a Championship Fight between Swoyersville native and Undefeated Featherweight Champion (11-0) Jimy “The Kid” Hettes vs. current Ring of Combat Featherweight Champion, Jacob Kirwan (11-2). This fight had been long awaited and was the most anticipated matchup on the east coast. Called for by most MMA experts, this bout determine who was the best 145lbs fighter in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Hettes defeated Kirwan for the MASS Featherweight Title via triangle Choke in the Second Round.
That night MASS President Mike Malast secured a multi-fight deal for his champion with the UFC.
You can check out all the news and fight card updates as they are announced on MMA Melee who is the official news source of MASS and MMA’s Top Social Network.
Results Verified By Commission, Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission
|Jim Hettes||Jacob Kirwan||Submission||2nd||3:58|
|James Cianci||Ryan Harder||TKO/RSC||1st||0:55|
|Jay Haas||Nicholas Bleser||TKO/RSC||1st||3:25|
|Rex Harris||Chase Owens||Submission||3rd||4:49|
|Richard Patishnock||Diego Peclat||Decision||3rd|
|Michael Zola||John Ortiz-Rivera||Submission||1st||1:18|
|William Weber||Anthony McGlynn||Decision||3rd|
|Dave Spadell Jr||Jeremiah Wells||KO||2nd||0:19|
|Steve Mytych||Amel Beharovic||Submission||1st||1:20|
|Date and Times|
|7/16/2011||- 7:00 PM|
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza 255 Highland Park Boulevard Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702