North Jersey is throwing down the gauntlet, and the date is set for a night of mixed martial arts action on Saturday, October 28. The MMA Pro League, brought to you by Hani Darwish, will present a heart-pounding match-up between Team NJ and Team Ohio, all happening live at the beautiful Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ.

Stepping up to lead Team Ohio is UFC sensation Matt Brown, while the reins of Team NJ will be held by the Hall Of Fame coach Murat Keshtov. With each team boasting a powerhouse line-up of exceptional fighters, it’s all about proving who’s got the skills and determination to be the next big thing in the MMA scene. The MMA Pro League’s groundbreaking team-based format guarantees fierce competition, where every jab, hook, and kick counts, and the tension continues to mount until the final bell rings, and one team reigns supreme.

Thinking of being part of this adrenaline-pumping event? You can secure your seat now. General Admission is going for $50, Cageside at $100, and for those looking to up the ante, there are exclusive $250 front-row VIP tickets available at These special passes will get you up close to the press conference, weigh-in activities, team interactions, photos, and prime cageside seats.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The renowned MMA coach Murat Keshtov, who’s set to lead Team New Jersey, is buzzing about the whole idea. He recently shared his thoughts, “The MMA Pro League concept is something that gets me fired up, and I’m proud to be Team NJ’s coach. We’re going to sweat and grind every single day. My team will come in hot, and the fans should expect a sizzling performance on October 28.”

Team Ohio’s coach Matt Brown, UFC’s “The Immortal”, is equally thrilled. In his words, “I can’t wait to steer Team Ohio to a win and shine a spotlight on our state’s next MMA superstars. Ohio’s got a rich MMA legacy, and my guys are itching for the showdown with Team NJ.”

Hani Darwish, the mastermind behind the MMA Pro League, also offered his insights, “New Jersey and Ohio are true hotbeds for MMA in the US. Coaches Keshtov and Brown are fueled by love for their states, and their rising stars are gearing up for a night of ferocious MMA battles for both the Hilton Meadowlands crowd and the viewers watching from home.”

Prepare for a full card of ten fights – three preliminary brawls followed by seven main event clashes between Team NJ and Team Ohio. Each confrontation will consist of three pulsating rounds, each lasting three minutes. Points will be on the line, with three for a decision and five for a stoppage, and the team with the highest tally when all is said and done takes home the glory. This scoring system adds a thrilling dimension, turning every match into a must-win.

The story behind coach Matt Brown’s nickname “The Immortal” reveals his indomitable spirit. Surviving a near-death experience and overcoming homelessness, Brown’s grit led him to the UFC, where he’s secured twenty-four victories and holds the record for the most knockouts in the welterweight class.

Then there’s Team NJ’s coach Murat Keshtov, a New Jersey Martial Arts Hall Of Fame honoree, hailed for his training acumen. Since starting his Martial Arts School in 2007, Keshtov has sharpened the skills of fighters like Khabib Nurmagomedov, Adlan Amagov, Bilyal Makhov, and Andrew Sánchez.

Keep an eye out, as the individual warriors of Team Ohio and Team NJ will be announced soon, along with details about the training locations.