Eric Colon

COMMISSIONS BOTH ACTIVELY JUDGING & PAST EVENTS  

 

 Mixed Martial Arts Judge& Muay Thai Judge for the NJ State Athletic Control Board

Mixed Martial Arts Judge for the Mohegan Athletic Tribe, CT

 MMA Judge for Maryland Athletic Commission

MMA Judge for Pennsylvania Athletic Commission

MMA Judge for Virginia Athletic Commission

MMA Judge for Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Athletic Commission (Foxwoods Casino)) CT.

MMA Judge for Rhode Island Athletic Commission

 MMA Judge for Soaring Eagle Tribal Athletic Commission, Michigan

 MMA Judge for Maine Athletic Commission

HIGHLIGHTS OF MMA EVENTS JUDGED

Judge UFC 169 Cruz vs Barao, Newark NJ (upcoming)

Judge UFC 159 Jones vs Sonnen, Newark, NJ

Judge UFC 78 Validation, Newark, NJ

Judge UFC 101 Philadelphia, PA

Judge UFC Ultimate Fight Night 20, 45 & 47

Judge UFC on FUEL TV, Fairfax, VA

Judge UFC on FX, Atlantic City, NJ

Judge for multiple Bellator Fighting Championships 118, 110, 108, 98, 95, 87, 82, 81, 68, 65, 63, 59, 2

Judge for multiple International Fight League Championships

Judge Elite XC, CBS, Newark, NJ

Judge for multiple Ring of Combat events

Judge World Series of Fighting

Judge multiple MMA events including YAMMA, Reality Fighting, MFC, King of the Cage, Cage Fury Fighting Championships & many more

Certified IBJJF Referee, NYC 2013

MARTIAL ARTS BIO RELATING TO MMA

Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Fernando “Cabeça” Sarmento Jr

Master Instructor under former Bruce Lee student Richard Bustillo of the International Martial Arts & Boxing Academy and Chris Ascari

Student Of World Champion fighter & trainer Kru Phil Nurse since 1996

Opened Tong Dragon Mixed Martial Arts in 1995 as one of the original MMA academies in New Jersey

Competed in MMA in B.A.M.A. Fight Nights & Mass Destruction

North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Instructor of the Year 2001

Certified IBJJF Referee, NYC 2013

Travels to Brazil to expand BJJ knowledge and experience