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ABOUT US

 

The EAFL is a nationally competitive team vs team, state vs state MMA organization. Our format is similar to the most successful sports leagues in America. Teams participate in a playoff style tournament to determine a National Champion. Our league is designed to improve the amateur MMA landscape by providing a platform for national level talent to compete against each other and gain national level exposure while providing fans a place to watch the best amateur talent in the country.

Meet The Management Team

Jesse Nunez
Founder / Executive Producer, Marine Corps Veteran

Passionate creator who bootstrapped the country’s 1st national amateur MMA organization and established relationships with the biggest and most successful MMA gyms in the United States.

Frankie Saenz
Fighter Relations

Current UFC Fighter, NCAA wrestler, two time champion as a professional MMA fighter. Frankie has been part of the play by play team with the Elite Amateur Fight League since season one and has agreed to take on an active roll in fighter relations.

Ryan Quinn
Director of League Expansion

Former professional Bellator fighter, Ryan the 2019 Florida coach of the year, coaches at the place that built him into a pro fighter, American Top Team. “I believe in the EAFL and am excited to be on the management team taking it to the next level

Jim Grieshaber
Director of Creative Content

Experienced Executive Producer, Play-By-Play Announcer, Interviewer, MC and Entrepreneur. His work has been featured on UFC’s Embedded Series and in top 15 local markets across the country on TV, terrestrial and satellite radio and on the web.

Mike Cimmarusti
Regulations and Government Affairs Director

Mike, a lifelong martial artist (brazilian jiu jitsu black belt) has spent the last 6 years commissioning, inspecting, judging, and reffing amateur MMA. His unique experience, insight, & enthusiasm for the sport will be a huge asset to the EAFL.

Rob Tovar
Director of Media Relations, Marine Corps Veteran

Co-Founder of ‘The Hangar’ film stage, and serves as Director of Operations at 2112 incubator, Rob’s past projects have included: Location’s stage manager for both Film and TV. As well as Production show runs for various artist’s and bands.

Scott Sinclair
Business Operations, and Technology, Entrepreneur

Experienced telecommunications visionary and entrepreneur who is passionate about building companies around a culture that values and delivers, exceptional customer service experiences.

Eric Tseng
Live Event Operations, Army Veteran

Experienced operations executive who has founded a successful real estate company and has led company operations for multiple successful startup businesses.

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At the Elite Amateur Fight League, we are seeking to become the national amateur feeder system for mixed martial arts. The current landscape forces real contenders to participate in events against subpar talent. By matching only elite level talent, fighters that succeed in our league will be proven and be ready for the professional circuit at a faster pace.