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May 25, 2017

MMA WEEKEND--UFC Fight Night 109

UFC Fight Night 109

UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira
Sunday 05.28.2017 at 01:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: UFC Fight Pass

A. Gustafsson  vs.  Glover Teixeira 205 lbs
Misha Cirkunov  vs.  Volkan Oezdemir 205 lbs
Ben Saunders  vs.  Peter Sobotta 170 lbs
A. Razak Alhassan  vs.  Omari Akhmedov 170 lbs
Jack Hermansson  vs.  Alex Nicholson 185 lbs
Nordine Taleb  vs.  Oliver Enkamp 170 lbs
Pedro Munhoz  vs.  Damian Stasiak 135 lbs
Chris Camozzi  vs.  Trevor Smith 185 lbs
Reza Madadi  vs.  Joaquim Silva 155 lbs
Nico Musoke  vs.  Bojan Velickovic 170 lbs
Darren Till  vs.  Jessin Ayari 170 lbs
Marcin Held  vs.  Damir Hadžović 155 lbs

COMBAT ZONE FIGHT VIDEOS: George Sheppard vs. Lucas Cruz | Demetri Photis vs. David Foss


May 22, 2017

MAINE GETS ITS OWN VERSION OF MCGREGOR-MAYWEATHER WITH JUNE 17 SUPERFIGHT



[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (May 19, 2017) – It was once rare for two athletes from different combat sports disciplines to compete against one another.  In 1963, legendary catch wrestler and judo practitioner Gene Lebell took on journeyman boxer Milo Savage in a match credited as the grandfather of modern mixed-martial-arts (MMA).  Later, in 1976, boxing world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali faced Japanese wrestler and martial artist Antonio Inoki in an exhibition bout in Tokyo broadcast globally on closed-circuit television, a precursor to pay-per-view.

Recent years have seen more and more MMA fighters and boxers transition between the two sports.  For some time now, rumors have swirled over a potential meeting of boxing mega-star Floyd Mayweather and reigning UFC lightweight kingpin Conor McGregor.  Should the bout happen, it will undoubtedly be one of the highest-ever grossing matchups financially.  And while both sides work out the details for that contest, Maine fight fans will get their own superfight on Saturday, June 17 in Lewiston when Russell "The Haitian Sensation" Lamour, Jr. (15-2, 7 KOs - boxing record) meets Bruce "Pretty Boy" Boyington (14-9 - MMA record) in a six-round middleweight boxing match.  It will be the boxing headliner of a hybrid MMA and boxing event presented by New England Fights (NEF) at the venerable Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

May 19, 2017

CAGE TITANS FIGHT VIDEOS: Kevin Schroder vs. Jimmy Manning | Jay Ellis vs. Joe Giannetti


MMA WEEKEND-- Bellator 179 | Invicta FC 23

Bellator 179

Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald
Friday 05.19.2017 at 05:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Spike TV | Prelims: Spike.com

Paul Daley  vs.  Rory MacDonald 170 lbs
Liam McGeary  vs.  Linton Vassell 205 lbs
Cheick Kongo  vs.  Augusto Sakai 265 lbs
K. Ferguson Jr.  vs.  DJ Griffin 165 lbs
Dan Edwards  vs.  Alex Lohore 170 lbs
Jay Dods  vs.  Alfie Davis 155 lbs
Dan Konecke  vs.  Stav Economou 265 lbs
Jamie Powell  vs.  Amir Albazi 125 lbs
Umer Kayani  vs.  Nathan Jones 170 lbs
Fabian Edwards  vs.  Rafał Cejrowski 185 lbs
Jeremy Petley  vs.  Chase Morton 150 lbs
Marcin Prostko  vs.  Mike Shipman 185 lbs
Salih Kulucan  vs.  Diego Barbosa 135 lbs

Invicta FC 23

Invicta FC 23: Porto vs. Niedzwiedz
Saturday 05.20.2017 at 08:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Vanessa Porto  vs.  A. Niedźwiedź 125 lbs
Roxanne Modafferi  vs.  Sarah D'Alelio 125 lbs
Herica Tiburcio  vs.  Tessa Simpson 105 lbs
E. Phillips  vs.  Kelly Faszholz 135 lbs
Andrea Lee  vs.  Liz Tracy 125 lbs
Tiffany Van Soest  vs.  Christine Ferea 115 lbs
Ediane Gomes  vs.  Pam Sorenson 145 lbs
Shaianna Rincón  vs.  Brooksie Bayard 135 lbs

May 17, 2017

CES MMA 44: The Fallout


CES 44: The Fallout

Travis Lizotte



On Friday night May 12th CES MMA made its return home to Twin River Casino for the 44th event in the promotion's history following a brief stop on the North Shore for CES 43. The promotion brought out their big guns for this show including; Fan Favorite and the people's Featherweight Champion Matt “The Mangler” Bessette as well as Providence’s own slugging heavyweight Greg Rebello, both fighters looked to punch their tickets to the National Circuit with what turned out to be impressive wins at CES 44.CES has made quite a reputation of producing talent worthy of the UFC and the best could be yet to come with the likes of Bessette and Rebello waiting in the wings. Bessette would defend his Featherweight crown against the Texas finisher; Rey Trujillo who took the fight on short notice when Bessette’s original opponent; Jeremy Spoon, was forced out of the title fight just weeks before. Bessette defended in decisive fashion as he battered the Texan with an arsenal of strikes to the face and body that left Trujillo unable to answer the opening bell in round three. Rebello would make it six wins, in his last seven fights at the expense of Denver’s King Kevin Sears Jr. who survived an absolute onslaught of powerful strikes through the first two and a half rounds before falling victim of a Guillotine choke with just twenty seconds left in the fight.


On the topic of nationally-recognized fighters, two former UFC combatants also made their CES returns as Sean Soriano bounced back from a three-fight losing streak when he stopped New York’s Jacob Bohn with a leg kick that drew a verbal submission in the second round of their Featherweight battle. Also, former Ultimate Fighter contestant Jon Manley would throw down with Manny Walo in a Welterweight contender fight with the winner facing the CES Welterweight champion; Christopher Curtis. Walo was able to outlast and out strike the Manley MMA fighter; Jon Manley as he earned a Unanimous Decision victory and a showdown with Curtis. Also on Friday night’s stacked Main card; Light-Heavyweight star in the making Mike Rodriguez improved to 7-2 with his third consecutive first-round finishes when he TKO’d fellow Light-Heavyweight Alec Hooben out of New Jersey. Looking to keep his train rolling and his record unblemished; Undefeated Flyweight Carlos Candelario threw down with what ended up bring his third opponent since the fight was announced, as he submitted New York's Timothy Wheeler by Rear Naked Choke in the first round. Another exciting star in the making; Middleweight Contender, Justin “The Fort” Sumter followed up on his back-to-back first round Knockouts, to earn a hard fought decision victory over Brian Sparrow from Sandwich Massachusetts as they rounded out the main card which aired live on AXS TV. The undercard included three fights; including a female bantamweight matchup between undefeated Jennifer Norris from Baltimore Maryland and the fast rising star Scary Kerri Kennison from Team Link in Hooksett New Hampshire who made her Pro debut Friday night earning a decisive Unanimous Decision victory over the veteran Norris. Rounding out an exciting night of action Pawtucket’s Toby “TNT” Oden welcomed Philadelphia Pennsylvania's Paul Sims to the CES cage and to the Professional ranks as the fighters battled to a decision that went the way of the new comer Sims. Finally, in the opening fight of the night, Middleweight Reginaldo Felix Knocked out fellow Framingham native Adam Quitt in just thirteen seconds of the opening round. Here are some of the stories worth following after an exciting night back at Twin River Casino for CES 44.

CAGE TITANS FIGHT VIDEOS: Quentin Harris vs. Antoine Caparotta | Rick Szeligowski vs. Chris O'Brien