New Jersey has not been a major MMA area. It was basically known for Ricardo Almedia's gym for a long time.
Now a little while ago Frankie Edgar started to make an impact but up until now that was it.
However starting at UFN 15 New Jersey is having some young guys make an impact in the UFC.
Dan Miller and Mike Massenzio both debut and had nice first round submission victories. They both have 2nd fights set up Miller against Horwich and Mike against CB.
Miller is the last IFL MW champion and amazingly talented with submissions.
Massenzio is a former college wrestler with a lot of submission skills.
Now besides those 2 talented MW's at UFC 91 another young Jersey MW named Nick Catone will make his debut against Amir. Catone is a talented D-1 wrestler and has been training with Almedia improving his BJJ game.
Catone could give Amir a lot of trouble.
Two of these guys Catone and Massenzio have serious wrestling credentials. The other one Dan Miller has some seriously sick submissions.
Here are some videos that I found with these guys in them.
Wins IFL MW championship
Mike vs Drew Mcfedries
No videos of Catone online that I can find atm.