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March 1, 2013

Victory MMA promoter joins fight

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Tonawanda News — Lilly wrestled at Tonawanda from 1990-96 and earned a varsity letter all six seasons. He joined the Navy after graduation and when he returned to Buffalo in 2006 he made up his mind that he wanted to be involved with MMA. It’s been his passion ever since.

“We are going on almost our fourth year in july at Victory, training with world champs and bringing in different guys, being the first to bring MMA to New York,” Lilly said. “Our record is 42-8 and we haven’t lost an amateur fight in almost two and a half years.”

Lilly said that Victory MMA is one of the top gyms in the state and the success of its fighters speaks volumes.

“(Eric and I) are just two knuckleheads from Tonawanda who basically had a goal and are still building it,” he said. “We are not done yet, I’ll tell you that. We got a pretty good product here.”

Contact sports editor Matt Parrino at 693-1000 ext. 4117 and find Tonawanda News sports on Twitter @tonanewssports.

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