Keith Peterson

Keith Peterson is a dedicated and respected referee of MMA.  He has been a life long fan and competitor of collegiate wrestling, his first love.  He wrestled through High School and College.  Through the New Jersey Amateur Program he was able to begin competing in MMA.  It is here he won two titles in MMA. He also holds a title in Muay Thai and grappled his way to a Naga Championship win.


Keith began refereeing at New Jersey’s Amateur events, which led to opportunities refereeing in other states such as Pennsylvania, Maine and Ohio.  Keith has refereed in many organizations both here and abroad, the Ring of Combat here in New Jersey, MI-Global in Russia, the UFC in Brazil as well as Strikeforce and Bellator.  Keith not only gets on the mat with the Top Dogs but, volunteers his time as Assistant Coach to the Islip Youth Wrestling Program in the town he lives in with his wife, Marissa, and three children, Sean, Mora and Matthew.