Rough House Grappling Team at Southern Warriors Submission Grappling Tournament Highlights

Rough House Grappling Team at Southern Warriors Submission Grappling Tournament Highlights

Rough House Grappling Team at Southern Warriors Submission Grappling Tournament Highlights

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Mudasssar Karamath, Omar Smith and Dwayne Hinds took top spots at the Southern Warriors Submission Grappling Tournament held at the Pleasantville Sporting Complex. The tournament featured 200 grapplers spread across 14 divisions separated by weight, age and gender.

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L-R: Domingo Bickharry (2nd) of Southern Warriors MMA with Mudassar Karamath (1st) and Joshua Prescott (3rd) both from Rough House.

Michaiah Maxcime and Joshua Prescott started off the medal grab with a third place finish in the teen boys 13-15 Open Weight Division and Men’s 160lbs-180lbs Division respectively. In his debut in the Men’s 130-145lbs Reinaldo Diaz was able to snatch two arm bars on his way to the final, but lost on points to top local grappler and MMA fighter Keron Bourne. Diaz was also awarded Men’s Submission of the Night with a smooth falling arm-bar in the semi-finals.

Dwayne Hinds showed why he is largely considered to be the best submission grappler in the Caribbean. Making a rare appearance on the local grappling circuit and quick work of his opponents, winning all his matches by submission victory and in the process coping both the Men’s 180lbs-200lbs and Open-Weight Divisions.
Omar Smith continued his dominance of the 140-160lbs Division with a return to form after his first defeat in 18 matches late last year, he convincingly won all of his match with strong strategic and technical ability.

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Omar Smith collecting his trophy from tournament director Kerry Grant of Southern Warriors MMA. L-R: Kerry Grant, Terron Diaz, Omar Smith and Erland Meloney.

Mudassar Karamath in his first local grappling tournament took the top spot in the Men’s 160-180lbs Division after a very successful showing at the NAGA Pan-Ams in December last year. He continued his strong form with three tough matches before defeating former National Judo Champion Domingo Bickharry in a tightly contested final.

This was the first submission grappling tournament hosted by Southern Warriors Mixed Martial Arts and gave a great presentation of the sport which included an in-house DJ mixing throughout the event and live music in the form of steel pans and a group performance by Mayaro the Band during the intermission.

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