Asylum Fight League looking for 2 Irish middleweights for $100k tournament



New Jersey-based MMA promotion Asylum Fight League has announced they are to hold a single night, old school grand prix tournament this coming November, in the beautiful Saint Lucia in the Caribbean.

Taking place November 2nd, the tournament, for middleweight fighters, is aiming to recruit two of the best 185 lbs. fighters from many countries around the world, including the United States, Germany, Brazil, Holland, the Carribean, the United Kingdom and Ireland, with the tournament winner taking home a cool $100,000.

Promoter Carl Mascarenhas confirmed to CagedInsider his plans for the tournament.

“We’re there; we found a home in Saint Lucia. The people were fantastic,” he told “The boxing commission there, the Prime Minister of Sports, the Prime Minister of Tourism, they were fabulous to deal with and they welcomed us with open arms.

Mascarenhas then went into detail about the tournament, explaining the stipulations and structure of the grand prix.

“The fighter will fight a total of 25 minutes en route to his title,” he explained. “We’ve broken that down into different rounds, and we’ve also broken down the fact that we won’t have a replacement fighter coming in.

“I think that was one of the biggest pet peeves of mine, is seeing these guys go to town and give everything, and then a person gets injured, and all of a sudden a fresh guy walks in a takes the title,” Mascarenhas continued. “That’s so unfair. Our unique format now eliminates that process altogether. Every fighter who fights in our tournament will have the same level of bumps and bruises and fatigue as the next guy.”

For any fighters and coaches out there that are interested in testing their mettle in a one night, international MMA grand prix tournament in such a marvellous location, all you have to do is email your resumés and links to fight footage to [email protected].

The AFL are also planning to hold try-outs in the United States this June in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.

“My whole goal in this tournament is to find a fighter out there who’s undiscovered, who can turn around and beat any champion, whether it be Anderson Silva to anybody at 185,” he declared. “I want to find that guy.”

By Keith Fitzpatrick

Owner/Editor of Writer, Podcaster, Producer of 'Notorious: Conor McGregor' film, 'Conor McGregor: Notorious' TV series, 'Ten Thousand Hours', 'The Fighting Irish' and more documentary films.

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