Reality Fighting has been around almost as long of NAGA itself, though under various promotion names (Rhode Island Vale Tudo and Mass Destruction). Reality Fighting is NAGA’s MMA promotion. It began in 1998 under the name, Rhode Island Vale Tudo. That card featured two future UFC stars, Tim Sylvia and Jorge Rivera. These two actually faced each other in RIVT2. Other future international stars had their start in our promotion, such as, Joe Lauzon, Mike Brown, Eddie Alvarez, Thiago Alves, Kurt Pellegrino, Nick Serra, Dante Rivera, Jeff Monson, Sean Gannon and so many more. Reality Fighting has had Jay Glazer (NFL on Fox), Kirik Jenness (owner of mixedmartialarts.com), and even NAGA President, Kipp Kollar fight in its ring or cage (depending on when they fought).
Reality Fighting typically does two events a year at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The shows feature up and coming, along with established MMA fighters mostly from the New England and eastern United States (both pro and amateur fighters). In more recent times, fighters such as Matt Bessette, William Knight, and Joe Proctor have used Reality Fighting as a step to get the call to the majors. We are happy to have been a part of their journey.
At the last few Reality Fighting events we have included grappling matches. These matches can only have a winner if there is a submission. If there is no submission, the match is a draw. This format has created many intense, exciting matches that the fans love.
Reality Fighting’s next event is January 8, 2022, at Mohegan Sun Arena. More information (tickets, times, special events) will be available on the Reality Fighting website, www.realityfighting.net.
Check out the Reality Fighting YouTube page to see many great fights and matches from past events. The page can be found here, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI7_Qk3VjTE0R9Hf_MlOzBQ/featured.
To get you started, here is a great welterweight title fight between Kemran Lachinov (who was on the most recent The Ultimate Fighter) and Bellator veteran, Billy Goff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZJjix-tetQ&t=809s.