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January 16, 2018

Tensions Running High as Former Falcons Teammates Prepare for MMA Cage Battle

[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (January 10, 2018) - Growing up in the same blue-collar community and advancing through the same, storied sports program does not necessarily make two men best friends.

 Former Mountain Valley High School teammates, and future New England Fights mixed martial arts opponents, Ryan Burgess and Nate Boucher are evidence of the old maxim, "familiarity breeds contempt."

 Burgess, 24, and Boucher, 21, will battle in an amateur flyweight bout at “NEF 32: Super Saturday” on Saturday, February 3. The fight at Androscoggin Bank Colisee will determine the number one contender in the 125-pound division, and earn the winner a title shot against champion Justin Witham.

January 14, 2018

CAGE TITANS 37 FULL FIGHT CARD


Cage Titans just had their media event today which means fight card release time!!  In typical Cage Titans fashion it is a stacked card of some of the best in New England.  There are a total of 18 fights with 4 title fights with 10 of them being professional ones.  Make sure you get your tickets early from the fighters because Cage Titans tends to sell out and you don't want to miss this show!  The doors will be opening up at 5pm and the first fight will be at 6pm sharp.  Another thing I noticed and fully support is a little mixing up of the pro fights before the amateur title fights.  Check out the full fight card below and stay right here as I will be doing a full preview of this show.  Let us know what you think by commenting below.

135 PRO TITLE Mike Hernandez (11-4 Michican Top Team) vs. Manny Bermudez (10-0 SSSF)
185 PRO TITLE Avery McPhatter (9-9 Shift MMA) vs. Sean Lally (7-2 Juniko)
115 PRO Sheenan Bradenburg (0-1 Fuse) vs. Danielle Hindley (1-0 SSSF)
160 PRO Jay Ellis (25-38 Knockout) vs. Connor Barry (3-2 Redline)
160 PRO Keenan Raymond (3-4 Ricardo Calvacanti) vs. Dan Dubuque (4-2 Golden Falcon)
115 PRO Michael Whaley (2-5 Warrior Warehouse) vs. Dan Cormier (5-8 Triforce)
145 PRO Kevin Schroder ( 0-1 Octagon MMA) vs. Jeff Perez (2-0 SBG East)
135 PRO Mark Frisk (0-1 Shift MMA) vs. Jay Perrin (4-3 Sityodtong)
155 AM TITLE Chris Sniger (3-1 SBG East) vs. Chris O'Brien (3-0 SSSF)
135 AM TITLE Taylor Thompson (1-0 BST MMA) vs. Kylie O'Hearn (3-1 Juniko)

Undercard
170 PRO Montoyia Swilling (0-10, God’s Team) vs Zach DiSabatino (1-0, SSSF)
170 PRO Myles Reid (0-1, Hyannis MMA) vs David Espino (0-2, Team Trifecta)
125 AM Will Graustuck (2-1, Level Ground) vs Mitch Raposo (2-0, Regiment)
165 AM John Clarke (0-0, BST MMA) vs Ryan Dunn (1-2, Indy)
155 AM Mario Morales (1-5, Indy) vs Collin Donnelly (2-0, SSSF)
150 AM Stavros Batsinelas (2-1, Redline) vs Antoine Caparotta (4-3, SSSF)
185 AM Josh Jones (2-2, First Class) vs Brian Harrington (2-0, SSSF)
150 AM Seth Jacobs (0-1, Hyannis MMA) vs Justin Stevens (0-0, Lakeville MMA)

January 11, 2018

MMA WEEKEND--Invicta FC 27 | UFC Fight Night 124

Invicta FC 27

Invicta FC 27: Kaufman vs. Kianzad
Saturday 01.13.2018 at 08:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Sarah Kaufman  vs.  Pannie Kianzad 135 lbs
Vanessa Porto  vs.  Mariana Morais 125 lbs
Sharon Jacobson  vs.  Ashley Nichols 115 lbs
Ashley Cummins  vs.  Stephanie Alba 105 lbs
Cheri Muraski  vs.  Brogan Sanchez 125 lbs
Felicia Spencer  vs.  Akeela Al-Hameed 145 lbs
Mallory Martin  vs.  Tiffany Masters 115 lbs
Looma Lookboonmee  vs.  Melissa Wang 105 lbs
Jade Ripley  vs.  Helen Peralta 115 lbs

UFC Fight Night 124

UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi
Sunday 01.14.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: UFC Fight Pass

Jeremy Stephens  vs.  Doo Ho Choi 145 lbs
Vitor Belfort  vs.  Uriah Hall 185 lbs
Paige VanZant  vs.  J. Rose-Clark 125 lbs
Kamaru Usman  vs.  Emil Weber Meek 170 lbs
Michael Johnson  vs.  Darren Elkins 145 lbs
James Krause  vs.  Alex White 155 lbs
Polo Reyes  vs.  Matt Frevola 155 lbs
Thiago Alves  vs.  Zak Cummings 170 lbs
Jessica Eye  vs.  Kalindra Faria 125 lbs
Irene Aldana  vs.  Talita Bernardo 135 lbs
JJ Aldrich  vs.  Danielle Taylor 115 lbs
Mike Santiago  vs.  Mads Burnell 145 lbs
Kyung Ho Kang  vs.  Guido Cannetti 135 lbs

LUNGHI IS OUT TO AVENGE TEAMMATE AGAINST CORSON AT NEF 32


[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

Lewiston, Maine (January 5, 2018) – New England Fights (NEF) returns to Lewiston on Saturday, February 3, 2018 with the fight promotion's next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 32: Super Saturday."  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur featherweight bout to the card.  Shawn Lunghi (2-0) will return to Maine to take on Devin Corson (1-0) at a fight weight of 145-pounds.

Shawn Lunghi made his debut in the NEF cage in the fall of 2016.  He faced off with a much more experienced Alex Clark (4-2) that evening and impressed many with his performance.  Lunghi would pick up the win with a second round submission.  The Tampa, Florida native would follow up that win with yet another victory this past spring in his home state.  Later in the year, he earned his brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Robson Moura Nations United (RMNU).  At "NEF 32," Lunghi will look to avenge a loss suffered by his teammate Winston Cortez (0-1) against Devin Corson (1-0) at "NEF 27" last year.  In addition, a win over Corson would put Lunghi in a position to challenge for the NEF MMA Amateur Featherweight Title at a later date.

January 9, 2018

TWO MAINE MMA FAN-FAVORITES WILL SQUARE OFF AT NEF 32


[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

New England Fights (NEF) returns to Lewiston on Saturday, February 3, 2018 with the fight promotion's next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 32: Super Saturday."  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of a professional featherweight bout to the card.  Aaron "Relentless" Lacey (4-1) has signed to face Josh Parker (6-9) at a fight weight of 145-pounds.

After making his professional debut in the spring of 2016, Aaron Lacey rose quickly through the ranks of the NEF featherweight division.  With wins over veterans like Derek Shorey (4-9) and Taylor Trahan (8-9), the year belonged to Lacey.  2017, however, was filled with frustration.  Lacey lost two scheduled opponents to injuries and had to pull out of one fight with an injury of his own.  Late in the year, he took a fight in New Hampshire against Vovka Clay (8-2).  Many felt Lacey was winning a close fight, but a deep cut on his head forced the doctor to stop the fight in the second round and the bout was awarded to Clay.  It was the first loss of Lacey's professional career.  The product of Young's MMA is looking to rebound from that loss and get back on track towards the major leagues of the sport beginning with "NEF 32."

“I’m excited to be returning to the NEF cage," exclaimed Lacey.  "Last year was not my year, but it’s over and I’m looking to start 2018 off with a bang! This fight is going to be fun and I love that I get to come home and perform in front of the NEF fans! The best ones around! I’m coming in prepared and looking for the finish!”

January 8, 2018

NEF FIGHT VIDEO: Danae Dostie vs. Jayda Bailey

LUPO AND HART BOTH LOOKING TO GET IN THE WIN COLUMN AT NEF 32

[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

Lewiston, Maine (January 3, 2018) – New England Fights (NEF) returns to Lewiston on Saturday, February 3, 2018 with the fight promotion's next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 32: Super Saturday."  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur lightweight bout to the card.  Stacy Lupo (0-1) will take on David Hart (0-2) at a fight weight of 155-pounds.

Stacy Lupo made his NEF cage debut in the summer of 2016, facing fellow forty-something athlete Dr. Steve Bang (1-1).  Lupo and Bang went deep into the third round in a grueling, back-and-forth battle before Bang was able to finish the fight by TKO.  Prior to stepping in the cage that night, Lupo, a former wrestler at Nokomis Regional High School in Newport, Maine, already had more than three decades worth of martial arts experience.  He holds black belts in both Taekwondo and Shotokan karate.  Lupo competed in amateur boxing and kickboxing in the 1980s and 1990s.  Currently, he is a member of The Outlet based in Dexter, Maine and also operates Lupo's Mid Maine Karate.

January 6, 2018

REALITY FIGHTING 100 AT MOHEGAN SUN LIVE REVIEW 1/6/18

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" The Review"
written by Todd Selva

GRAPPLING SUPERFIGHTS (SUBMISSION ONLY)

FIGHT 1:

LORENZO BOCACHICA (CARLSON GRACIE) VS. DYLAN "THE VILLAIN" KOLLAR (KIPP'S BASEMENT)

Dylan controls most of the fight after he takes his opponent down, advances position, and looks for submissions.  Lorenzo looks for a triangle but Dylan avoids the attempt.

FIGHT 2: