STICKFIGHTING WORLD Announces First U.S. Event in Atlantic City

‘SFW 2: Reborn’ Set for Aug. 27th, Headed to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

STICKFIGHTING WORLD, the world’s first Mixed Weapons Martial Arts Championship (MWMA), has officially confirmed the date of its inaugural event in the United States. The historical card, entitled SFW 2: Reborn, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27th, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

“We are very excited to be able to host our event in Atlantic City, New Jersey,” said Chris Naftel, CEO of STICKFIGHTING WORLD. “The Garden State has been on the forefront of combat sports entertainment regulation for years and has ­been open-minded enough to allow us to bring great entertainm­ent to great people.”

MWMA is a full-contact sport with no judges and fought with rattan sticks of four different sizes. All fights are held in STICKFIGHTING WORLD’s revolutionary fight container known as The Tank, a hexagon measuring approximately 22 feet between opposite corners and approximately 12 feet along each exterior side. The Tank has solid walls that are eight-feet high and made of ¾-inch Plexiglass, and it has one door that can only be opened from the outside.

“Many Martial Arts disciplines have a weapons component,” Naftel said of what led to the creation of STICKFIGHTING WORLD. “We saw that as Martial Artists of all ages would train, they would never really have a stage on which to showcase their talents to mass audiences. With this realization, we decided to do more research, and what we found was a massive community of weapons based fighters from all over the world that were training in basements, parks and dojos for something that had no professional level stage. It was then that STICKFIGHTING WORLD and Mixed Weapons Martial Arts was born.”

Hand and head protection must be worn at all times during MWMA combat, with optional protective gear on the body and feet. Each bout consists of three two-minute rounds with one-minute intermissions between frames. All fights are moderated by a referee who distributes points according to the STICKFIGHTING WORLD Point System, which awards one point for disarming an opponent and two points for a knockdown. All competition will take place from the stand-up position, with strikes being made with the stick or any part of the foot, leg, knee, hand, elbow or arm. Referees maintain the right to stop any match by Technical Knockout if they deem a fighter unable to continue, and all combatants can surrender at any point if they want to admit defeat.

Doors for SFW 2: Reborn will open on Aug. 27th at 8:00 p.m., with the first fight taking place at 9:00 p.m. Currently slated to compete in the main event that evening is Ryan "The Truth" Monolopolous against Sly "The Savage" Boston. Additional fight card details will be made in the coming weeks.

For more information on STICKFIGHTING WORLD, make sure to visit the official website of the promotion.

ABOUT STICKFIGHTING WORLD

STICKFIGHTING WORLD is the world’s first Mixed Weapons Martial Arts Championship (MWMA) and is a licensed promoter of MWMA in New Jersey, USA. MWMA is a full-contact sport with no judges and fought with rattan sticks of four different sizes. All fights are held in STICKFIGHTING WORLD’s revolutionary fight container known as The Tank.



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