Fighting for that belt is a pair of Triton Fights veterans: Paul “The Butcher” Thimote (4-1), representing No Limits Kickboxing and Vamos BJJ, and Dylan “The Quiet Man” Mantello (3-0), representing Longo and Weidman MMA.
Thimote this past July at TF 8 had unseated the defending ISKA champ Andrew Stock by way of unanimous decision, while Mantello at TF 7 in May defeated Chris Guariglia via round two KO/TKO.
On Friday night (Sept. 14), at The Space at Westbury Theater, Westbury New York, Thimote—coming off a four-win streak—will defend his ISKA lightweight title against the undefeated Mantello in the TF 9 Main Event.
In the Heavyweight Feature of the night, Chris “The Savage One” Bretton (1-1), representing UFC Gym, will face Robert Brothers (3-5) from Fighting Edge Gym in Florida.
Prior to the final two fights of the evening, Triton Fights proudly will unveil its “FightLyfe Sizzle Reel Premiere,” a promo film that it made in conjunction with one of its sponsors, energy drink maker TigerLyfe.
The Triton Bantamweight Title will pit Ashiek Ajim (6-1), representing Long Island MMA (LIMMA), against Commack MMA’s Christian Acerbo (2-2).
Ajim is coming off a five-win streak, four of which took place at Triton events. Acerbo’s last fight was in December, when he lost during TF 5, but about a year earlier, he secured victory by way of round one KO/TKO in a New York Fight Exchange competition.
In the Triton Featherweight Title bout, Ajim’s LIMMA teammate Mike Fitzroy (3-0) will take on Vilson Ndregjoni (1-1), representing AMA Fight Club.
The remaining TF 9 card:
Alex Brown (2-0) v. Tom Picciano (2-1)
Kelvin Sterling (2-1) v. Matt Santos (1-1)
Bobby Casale (1-2) Al Pringle (1-4)
Kareem Scott (2-2) v. Jerry Butler (Debut)
Women’s Strawweight Feature
Jaime Butcher (Debut) v. Lateesha Mohl (1-5)
Sergio Rivera (0-1) v. John Ladisa (0-1)
150 lbs Catchweight Prelim
Estevinson Carmona (Debut) v. Nick Walker (Debut)
Isa Dalipaj (0-1) v. Gurhan Celik (1-0)
Rene Pereyra (1-0) v. Roman Chyzhyk (0-1)