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Support Youth MMA: New York Liberty Games

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On Saturday July 19th in Scotia, New York, youth from all over the state will compete in the Mixed Martial Arts portion of the Liberty Games. This will be the second year of Mixed Martial Arts in the games, and a big year at that. Recently the UFC has given sponsorship to the MMA portion of the Liberty Games .

With New York Being the only state left to legalize Pro Mixed Martial Arts, having a safe controlled environment for the youth in the sport is key. The liberty Games is a positive and safe way for youth to practice the sport and get well deserved recognition for their hard work and training. Ron McEvilly,Empire States Sports Council Martial Arts Director and Sports Chair for the NYS Liberty Games Youth MMA, stated ” I’m excited to see the best youth martial artists in NYS compete tomorrow. They have trained hard for this day and opportunity to display their skills. It will be great seeing the Upstate NY MMA community getting together to support the future of our sport. I’m honored to be a part of it”.

Scifighting will be attending this event and we are very excited to report on the evolution of the sport through our youth.

If you would like more information on registration or to come watch this event: http://essportscouncil.org/liberty-games/post/mixed-martial-arts/

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Autumn Ziemba
Autumn’s interest in Martial Arts began in her early teens through her father and brother. They trained together for several years. During those years she was also active in Sports. Autumn took a break from Martial Arts and athletics to pursue her education. She completed her Undergraduate Degree at Oneonta State College in Sociology with a concentration in Pre-professional Human Services. She then studied Social Sciences at Binghamton University receiving her Masters in Social Science in 2009. Her passion lies in Gender equality for sports and facets of Mixed Martial Arts. She currently works as a Criminal Justice Professional. Writing is a passion of hers and she enjoys engaging with people of various backgrounds to gain an understanding of different perspectives in the world of MMA.