AFL Rising Stars Event Results

AFL Muay Thai Promotions


July 15th, AFL’s Rising Stars event featured another night of action packed Muay Thai matches.

Following a sold out inaugural event in April, AFL made its way back. Familiar faces and new hungry talent stacked the card again at the Banquet Hall, in Long Island City.

Proving Grounds Alumni included Giovanni Petrillo, Phoebe Liang, and Jason Melendez. With Jason Melendez stopping his opponent with a highlight reel worthy finish in the opening round. Operations Director, Kit Yeung notes:


“The next day, you saw guys trying to land that kick in class; it doesn’t get better than that”


A crowd pleaser and a showman, we’re eager to see what the “Chef” has in store next.

Replays of selected fights can be found on AFL YouTube.


In the best way to summarize a great night of fights, the simple words from event sponsor Mirjana Sadeghi of Midtown Dental Design Group


“I love our Muay Thai Community”


Next event, AFL’s Act 3 will be September 30th. We are excited to bring another action packed event taking place at the 5-star Banquet Hall, in Long Island City. The event will be sanctioned by New York State Athletic Commission through GAMMA North America.


If you are interested in participating on our show or becoming a sponsor, please send an email to info@aflpromotions.com


Full Results below:


Sanjay Chaudhary, Sitan Gym defeats Giovanni Petrillo via Unanimous decision


Kurt Bell, Kings Willy B defeats Rob Padilla via Unanimous decision


Dillon Bray, Pharoah’s defeats Matt Boblet via Unanimous decision


David Sleziak, Renzo Gracie's defeats Rajonie Hammond via Unanimous decision


Jason Melendez, Bucctown MMA defeats Issac Kim via TKO


Phoebe Liang, Hinds Combat defeats Katrina Zacharias via Split Decision


Aaron Anane-Agyei, Pharoah’s defeats Cody Dunn


Katie Bergin , Lil Bomb Yes Boxing, defeats Taylor Bell via Unanimous decision


Javier Valera, Sitan Gym defeats Charles Rubino via Unanimous decision


Jesse Borogad, Diamond heart defeats Elmer Recinos


Brandon Drehers, Pharaohs defeats Zachary Brashear



Jason Melendez, Bucctown MMA

Photo: Jeffery Chu



Katie Bergin , Lil Bomb Yes Boxing, defeats Taylor Bell via Unanimous decision

Photo: Jeffery Chu