From New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame:
(New Jersey) – The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is extremely proud of its third class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the third dinner gala to be held at the beautiful La Quinta Inns & Suites on December 5, 2014.
On December 5th, Mike Dolce will be inducted as MMA Nutrionist.
MIKE DOLCE used to be a municipal tax assessor in New Jersey and weighed 280 pounds. After working his way all the way down to 170 pounds, he quit his job to take up mixed martial arts fighting. He stands 5 feet, 11 inches. He began his professional career with three straight wins, two via decisions and one via technical knockout. The next four, however, were not so successful. He lost his next four fights under his coach Matt Lindland. Now he is a member of the International Fight
League Organization under Portland Wolfpack.
Outside the ring, Mike Dolce serves as the conditioning coach for Oregon-based Team Quest.
Mike Dolce is part of the cast of reality mixed martial arts competition The Ultimate Fighter. Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest on Spike TV. This latest installment features 32 middleweight fighters who will vie for a six-figure, multi-fight contract with the organization Ultimate Fighting Championship. The cast is immediately trimmed down to the final 16 fighters to move in the house. For this season, the fighters are divided into two teams, each coached by UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson and Light heavyweight number 1 contender and season one winner Forrest Griffin.
He is married to Brandy Dolce.
We hope you will join us on December 5, 20124 Mark your calendars now and purchase your tickets early so you can be sure to be a part of New Jersey martial arts history. Call 201-538-4843 or visit www.njmmaawards.comand get your ticket and join us in a historic night for New Jersey and for martial arts. It is certain to be a terrific night with family, friends, fun, and music.
Here is the complete list of award winners:
2014 Third Class Inductee Awards
- Referee – Keith Peterson
- Muay Thai Trainer – Tommy Dowd
- MMA School Owner – Nick Catone
- Prestigious Achievement – Dylan Wanagiel
- Muay Thai Fighter – Justin Greskiewicz
- Ringside Physician – Dr. Steven Oxler
- Pioneer Physician – Dr. Mark Belafsky
- Striking Coach – Mark Henry
- USA Boxing – Henry Hascup
- Event Organizer – Alan Goldberg
- Pioneer Fighter – Chris Liguori
- MMA Judge – Eric Colon
- Administrator – Joan Pierce
- Traditional Martial Arts – Karriem Abdallah
- MMA Fighter – Dan Miller
- Fighter of the year – Chris Weidman
- MMA Nutritionist – Mike Dolce
- Wrestling Coach – Scott Goodale
- Scorekeeper – Ellen Rubin
- Grappling – Tom Manelski