USA vs. PUERTO RICO – World Qualifying Competition

WHEN: Saturday October 24th

TIME:  All Day Event – Noon – 11:30 pm

LOCATION:  Melbourne City Auditorium, 625 East Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL




World competition in MMA, Kickboxing and Junior Pankration begins on October 24th, 2020 at the Melbourne Auditorium.  The full-day event will open its doors at 1 o’clock.  The competition will feature  USFL SOUTH with youth coming from all four regions of the United States Fight League. This is MMA for those under 18, no shots to the head. Fighters will be defending their spots to compete and qualify for the World Championships. Last year Team USA took 31 athletes to Rome and swept “the Worlds” for the United States.
The star studded event finale of the afternoon competition will feature Puerto Rican born, World Boxing Council Champion (WBC), Hector Camacho Junior in an exhibition match.

Return to the auditorium at 7:00 p.m. for the evening face off between Puerto Rico and the United States as a qualifier for the US Adult Team. This main event will feature Jonathan Rodriguez of Puerto Rico, trained by David DiQuollo, former US kickboxing champion and owner of Unlimited Kickboxing gym on Merritt Island. Jonathan is looking to unseat Anthony Saeger out of ATT Valdosta, who previously beat the only Puerto Rican representative on the US Team who had gone to “the Worlds” last year in Bahrain and finished in the quarterfinals. Jonathan’s hopes are for a victory for both himself and the Island, to regain their presence on the US Team.

The Juniors will be having their own US versus Puerto Rico on the card.  The United States Rhonin “Rhoninja” Swenson will be facing off against Eliel “The Firecracker” Correa.

Unlimited kickboxing’s stable will have their hands full as David DiQuollo Jr. is taking on a senior and much more experienced fighter Ken Sabino from Miami. Additional Unlimited match ups will include local favorite Tommy Bamberger taking on a very experienced Jayson Scott from Nebraska who touts an 11-2 MMA record. There has been a West Coast challenge by Taylor Halstead and Mo Musharaf of Fight Team LLC taken up by East Coast’s Unlimited Kickboxing’s, Dylan Munro and Erik May.

United States Heavyweight Mervin Miller representing Hullet’s, “House of Pain”, out of Columbia Missouri will be in the ring to compete against Carlos Santamaria of Tampa. Also, Midwest will be represented by Logan Snell in a K-1 match against Charles White of the Fight Team LLC. Chris Brandt, Kalik Battle and Mason Martinez representing Georgia will be taking on the Florida competition in Josh Porter, Rob Forest and Chris Ortiz.

The evening’s entertainment starts at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m. Not only will it be a night of action in the ring but star studded attractions in the crowd. The color commentary for this event will be broadcasted by Guinness Book of World Records greatest kickboxer in the world, action movie star, and Brevard County’s hometown hero, Don “the Dragon” Wilson.  Don will be joined in the broadcast booth by boxings World Champion Hector Machito Camacho Jr.

The evening televised event also will be on FloCombat that has a potential to reach 16 million homes. Those companies in attendance and sponsors would be recognized ringside and announced to the televised audience. UMMAF is proud to be a part of the XFN network and to celebrate being a part of 30 of their televised shows.


Temperatures will be taken at the door; COVID waiver and contact information will be required. Tables and Golden Ringside tickets will have food and beverage delivered to their seat. Evening tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. Due to Covid restrictions seating has been limited, and the evening event is expected to be a sellout.

Local and Statewide Conractors / Subcontractors – From 6 to 7 PM on Saturday, October 24th, at the Melbourne Civic Auditorium

There will be a networking event hosted by local and statewide contractors and subcontractors. East Coast Metal Structures has spearheaded this attempt and invited several other subcontractors such as Speedy Concrete, Coastal Mechanical, USA Equipment, Sunray Notice, Sky Limit Crane, Caribbean Steel Riggers, Boom Sportswear and Supplements, along with General Contractor’s T&G Constructors, W-J Construction, Lego Builders, MH Williams and Certified General Contractors, to name a few. Those paying for attending the networking event are free to stick around for the evening excitement. During a time when none of the construction social networking organizations are doing anything, East Coast Metal Structures is proud to have stepped in to fill a void and provide this opportunity along with the assistance of Ves Marinova of Intelligent

UMMAF is the sanctioning body recognized in the United States by IMMAF which represents over 80 countries worldwide. The World Championships were held in a Bahrain last year and was televised in over 900 million households. Just in China itself it was seen in 90 million households. This year’s world comonstruction Connect to help put this networking event together. Competitions are expected to be seen by over 1.2 billion. Over the past five years, the United States has finished first in three and fifth in one of those years. USFL is the junior farm league that produces champions in the pankration competition, and as noted above sent 31 competitors to Rome last year and swept “the Worlds” for the United States.
For further information regarding UMMAF or Kick International contact: Director Chip Post 954 744 6974, or
For further information regarding the USFL contact: Coach Ruben Saldana 305 619 3080, or
For further in formation on Unlimited Kickboxing contact: David DiQuollo  321 368 9307, or