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November 25, 2015

Full card announced for CES MMA XXXII (January 8 on AXS TV)

[CES Press Release]

N. PROVIDENCE, R.I. —  Before CES MMA World Champions Luis Felix and Gil de Freitas defend their titles, some of the East Coast’s most talented fighters will  throw down on January 8, when CES MMA XXXII returns to Twin River Casino, live on AXS TV.

Joey “KO King” Gomez, the red-hot Hollis, N.H. bantamweight on a streak of six first-round KOs, squares off against rejuvenated Kody Nordby, a Cumberland, R.I. native with two impressive first-round stoppage wins in the CES MMA cage.

Kyle Bochniak, Boston's hottest featherweight prospect, looks to improve to 6-0 against 22-fight veteran Bill Jones of Somerworth, N.H.

Rico DiScuillo, fighting out of the famed Team Sityodtong, puts his undefeated 5-0 record on the line against fellow Bellator MMA veteran “Relentless” Robbie Leroux of Fall River, MA.  

November 24, 2015

NEF FIGHT VIDEO: Erin Lamonte vs. Randi Boyington

Here is the most requested NEF fight video from their last event.  There has been much banter going back and forth due to Randi not tapping and the fight being stopped.  Here is clear footage so you can judge for yourself and tell us your thoughts.

NEF FIGHT VIDEOS: Ruben Redman vs. Nick Shea | Fred Lear vs. Henry Clark


[CES Press Release]

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. — On January 8 at Twin River Casino, CES MMA kicks off the 2016 AXS TV Fights campaign with a bang when “Rock Star” Luis Felix and Gil de Freitas put their CES MMA World Championships on the line at CES MMA XXXII.

In the #CES32 main event, Felix will attempt to defend his World Lightweight Championship for the first time against UFC veteran Waylon Lowe. Both men guarantee leaving Twin River Casino with the title.

“This belt means everything to me. It’s a world title because CES is bringing guys in from all over the place,” said Felix, a Cranston, R.I., product and 10-time CES MMA veteran. “My job is to defend the title as many times as needed until I get called up and that is exactly what I’m going to do. I’m going to finish this fight. It could be with my hands, feet, wrestling or jiu-jitsu. My goal is to finish with a highlight and that’s what I’m going to do.”

November 21, 2015

NEF 20 EVENT REVIEW 11/21/2015

New England fights is having a hybrid event of mixed martial arts and boxing.  We quickly found our spots due the show about to start.  The fight fans were already packed in waiting for the fights to see the carnage in the cage.  The cage is set up on one end and right across from it is the boxing ring.  Pete Cymbor is the host of the evening and the ring girl is Katharine.  The refs are John English, Kevin MacDonald and the new guy.  All 3 refs just worked over at Combat Zone so they are working double duty.  I am sitting enjoying the fights next to our photographer and friend Warchild and Shawn Flanagan who is one of the judges.  Also it was good to see our friend, Joe Harrington who is Mass-MMA's photographer.  Warchild was our photographer for the night.  Follow along as I recap the night.

November 20, 2015


[photos will be added in the next few days]

We arrived at the venue and quickly found our seats.  The fight fans were already piled in ready for the action to ensue.  There are a total of 12 fights for the night with mixed mma and kickboxing.  John Vena is the host for the evening and the refs are John English, Alan Lau and Kevin Macdonald.  Combat Zone has not two but three ring girls for the night.  The national anthem has been sung and the fights are about to begin.  At the press table we agree there are around 600 fight fans at this time.  Follow along with me as recap the night.

MMA WEEKEND---Bellator 146 | WSOF 25 | UFC Fight Night 78

Bellator 146: Kato vs. Manhoef
November 20, 2015 | WinStar World Casino and Resort | Thackerville, Oklahoma
Spike, 9 p.m. ET
Hisaki Kato vs. Melvin Manhoef
Bubba Jenkins vs. Jordan Parsons
Chidi Njokuani vs. Ricky Rainey
Derek Campos vs. Brandon Girtz
Houston Alexander vs. Guilherme Viana
MMAjunkie, 6:45 p.m. ET
Kenyon Jackson vs. Bubba McDaniel
195pound catchweight
Roshaun Jones vs. Klayton Mai
Chris Jones vs. Treston Thomison
Stephen Banaszak vs. George Pacurariu
140pound catchweight
Francisco France vs. Ben Reiter
Julia Budd vs. Roberta Paim Rovel
Josh Neer vs. Andre Santos
Arlene Blencowe vs. Gabrielle Holloway
Alonzo Menifield vs. Zach Rosol

WSOF 25: 8-Man Lightweight Tournament
November 20, 2015 | Comerica Theatre | Phoenix, Arizona
NBCSN, 11 p.m. ET
opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA
lightweight tournament final
Jason High vs. Estevan Payan
opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA
lightweight tournament semifinal
opponent TBA vs. opponent TBA
lightweight tournament semifinal

MMAjunkie, 8 p.m. ET
Joseph Barajas vs. Erik Villalobos
Jimmy Scully vs. Roberto Yong
Luis Palomino vs. Richard Patishnock
lightweight tournament opening round
Brian Foster vs. Joao Zeferino
lightweight tournament opening round
Joe Condon vs. Mike Ricci
lightweight tournament opening round
Islam Mamedov vs. Jorge Patino
lightweight tournament opening round
LaRue Burley vs. Ramil Mustapayev
lightweight tournament reserve bout

UFC Fight Night 78: Magny vs. Gastelum
November 21, 2015 | Monterrey Arena | Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Neil Magny
Ricardo Lamas vs. Diego Sanchez
Henry Cejudo vs. Jussier Formiga
Enrique Marin vs. Erick Montano
"TUF: Latin America 2" welterweight final
Enrique Barzola vs. Horacio Gutierrez
"TUF: Latin America 2" lightweight final
Efrain Escudero vs. Leandro Silva
FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET
Taylor Lapilus vs. Erik Perez
Bartosz Fabinski vs. Hector Urbina
Scott Jorgensen vs. Alejandro Perez
Gabriel Benitez vs. Andre Fili
UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET
Alvaro Herrera vs. Vernon Ramos
Cesar Arzamendia vs. Polo Reyes
Valmir Lazaro vs. Michel Prazeres

COMBAT ZONE 56 11/20/2015 TEASER

Combat Zone returns with their last show of the year this Friday at the Rockingham Park.  This will be their 56th show and it will be a mixed martial arts and a Muay Thai event as well.  There are 13 fights total, 4 of them are Muay Thai, 2 of them are pro mma and there are 2 amateur title fights all in one night!  Warchild and I will be making the trip to cover the action for you all but really you all should come and check it out if you have never been.  Due to have to writing 2 previews this week, I will not be breaking down the Muay Thai fights.  The doors will be opening at 6pm and the fights should start around 7pm.  Follow along as I break down the card.

November 19, 2015

NEF 20 TEASER 11/21/2015

New England Fights returns this Saturday with their 20th event and they are looking to make history.  This event is a hybrid event which has boxing and mma fights.  The boxing ring and the mma cage will set up in the center of the arena while all the fight fans will be gathered around drooling over the action.  There are 21 mixed martial arts fights and 4 boxing matches on the night.  5 of the 21 fights will be professional mma fights and there will be 3 title fights on the card.  Also a much talked about fight between Erin Lamonte and Randi Beth Boyington is sure to be another highlight of the night.  There is very limited seating left at the link here.  Do not wait until the last minute cause tickets are real close to selling out.  The doors will be opening at 6:00 PM and the first fight is set to start at 7:00 PM.  Due to having to write two previews this week I will not be writing about the boxing portion but that part of the card is still listed below at the end for your viewing pleasure.  Keep in mind this will not be the final fight order as that is subject to change.


[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (November 18, 2015) – New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, will hold its next event, "NEF XX: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE" this Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine.  The event will feature a first for Maine - mixed-martial-arts (MMA) bouts and professional boxing bouts on the same event with an MMA cage and a boxing ring set up side-by-side.  The fight promotion announced earlier today that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch (18-9) would be the guest of honor at the event.  It was further announced that Boetsch will be available to meet fans in attendance and sign autographs from 6:00 to 7:00 pm prior to the first fight.

Boetsch is a native of Lincolnville, Maine.  He is a lifelong wrestler, having won four state championships while attending Camden Hills Regional High School.  Boetsch was inducted into the Maine Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012.  After high school, Boetsch would go on to compete for Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a degree in criminal justice.