Hard hitting MMA action returns to the Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, New Jersey as Dead Serious MMA presents “Dead Serious Three” on April 7 live on the GFL Combat Sports Network. Dead Serious MMA is planning to blow the roof off in Rahway by giving the fans a title bout in its main event.
In the main event, Chris Sladky (3-0) fights Mark Cugliari (2-1) for the Dead Serious Lightweight Title. Sladky won the belt in December with a first round submission and looks to defend his championship for the first time with the same results. Sladky has won two fights by rear naked choke, proving that he is an active grapple that once things hit the mat he goes for the win. For Cugliari, who is coming off of a submission victory (guillotine) in his last bout, he is more than willing to play the grappling game with Sladky. With two submission specialists, this title bout could turn into a slugfest as sometimes grapplers try to throw haymakers if they are facing another grappler.
In the co-main event, undefeated Shane Burgos (4-0) battles RJ Starace (3-4) in a featherweight showdown. Burgos has shown that he has the cardio conditioning to win a fight on decision, and he also has a deadly submission game to go along with strong stamina. Starace fought for the Dead Serious Featherweight Title in his last fight, suffering a tough loss in round three. He will look back to get on his winning ways with a victory over the undefeated Burgos. The winner of this bout will be at the front of the line for a future 145 lb title shot with Dead Serious, so there is a lot riding on this defacto #1 Contender match.
East Coast MMA is ready to deliver again! Be sure to catch all of the action, LIVE on April 7 as the Dead Serious MMA presents “Dead Serious Three” exclusively at GFL.tv.