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September 30, 2016


[NEF Press Release]

 Lewiston, Maine (September 29, 2016) - They started their amateur careers at a perfect 3-0, respectively.  Now, Fred Lear (3-2) and Ali Zebian (3-3) are both hoping to get back to their winning ways.

The mixed-martial-arts (MMA) bout between Lear and Zebian will take place on November 4 at the "CES vs. NEF: Supremacy" super-show in Lewiston.  The televised portion of the fight card, "CES 39," will air live on AXS TV.  Lear and Zebian will battle on the non-televised portion of the card, "NEF 26," at the bantamweight limit of 135-pounds.

Fred Lear is a member of Young's MMA in Bangor, Maine.  He made his NEF debut at "NEF IX" in Biddeford, Maine in the summer of 2013.  Lear would finish two of his first three bouts, with a unanimous decision victory over the always-tough Carl Langston (5-8) sandwiched in between.

Lear has dropped his last two, including a title-qualifier to Henry Clark (3-2) last September in Lewiston.  He will be looking to rebound from that loss, but he knows Zebian presents a hefty challenge.  It is a challenge that Lear welcomes.

"Fighting Ali Zebian on November 4th is a monumental opportunity," declared Lear. "He is powerful, talented and well coached. I love to compete and am excited for the fight to come."

MMA WEEKEND-- UFC Fight Night 96 Lineker vs. Dodson

UFC Fight Night 96

UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs. Dodson
Saturday 10.01.2016 at 11:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: Fox Sports 2
John Lineker  vs.  John Dodson 135 lbs
Will Brooks  vs.  Alex Oliveira 155 lbs
Louis Smolka  vs.  Brandon Moreno 125 lbs
Josh Burkman  vs.  Zak Ottow 155 lbs
L. Henrique da Silva  vs.  J. Christensen 205 lbs
Hacran Dias  vs.  Andre Fili 145 lbs
Walt Harris  vs.  S. Abdurahimov 265 lbs
Elizeu Zaleski  vs.  Keita Nakamura 170 lbs
Tamdan McCrory  vs.  Nate Marquardt 185 lbs
Jonathan Wilson  vs.  Ion Cutelaba 205 lbs
Cody East  vs.  Curtis Blaydes 265 lbs
Kelly Faszholz  vs.  Ketlen Vieira 135 lbs

September 29, 2016


[NEF Press Release]

 Lewiston, Maine (September 28, 2016) - He is the reigning NEF Amateur MMA Flyweight Champion, and on Friday, November 4, Ryan Burgess (2-1) will make his return to the cage following his first taste of defeat.

Burgess will compete at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on the "CES vs. NEF: Supremacy" MMA super-show.  The televised portion of the fight card, "CES 39," will air live on AXS TV.  Burgess will appear on the non-televised portion of the card, "NEF 26," where he will take on Tim Flores (3-2).

Burgess, a three-time Maine State wrestling champion for Mountain Valley High School, won the flyweight title last November from Dustin Veinott (5-4) in a split-decision.  The two met in a rematch in June.  Veinott would miss weight, resulting in the bout becoming a non-title affair.  Veinott went on to submit Burgess in the second round.  Burgess is confident that his coaches at Berserkers MMA will have him prepared to bounce back from the loss.

September 28, 2016


Cage Titans today unleashed on all of their social media platforms and announced a fight on each one.  These fights announced will be taking place on their show on November 5th, 2016 at Plymouth Memorial Hall.  Of course in true Cage Titans fashion these were no weak fight announcements as 3 of them were pro fights and 1 is an amateur title battle.  Since I am sure most of you are too lazy to go look them up, I posted them below for you :)  Let us know what you think by commenting below.

Snapchat Exclusive:
125 AM TITLE Josh Meehan (3-0 Juniko) vs. William Graustuck (2-0 UFC Gym)

Instagram Exclusive:
145 PRO Peter Barrett (Sityodtong 6-0) vs. Jeremy Davis (Shift MMA 3-0)

Twitter Exclusive:
170 PRO Keegan Hornstra (Nostos 3-9) vs. Joe Giannetti (SSSF 1-0)

Facebook Exclusive:
PRO Don Shainis (Redline 0-1) vs. Arslan Otchiyev (0-0 RGTF)

September 27, 2016


 [NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (September 27, 2016) - On Friday, November 4, 2016 at the historic Androscoggin Bank Colisee, New England Fights (NEF) and Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES) will team up for a joint super-show featuring the stars of New England's two most prestigious mixed-martial-arts promotions.

The televised portion of the fight card, "CES 39," will air live on AXS TV.  Earlier today, NEF executives announced the first fight scheduled for the non-televised portion of the card, "NEF 26."  Maine heavyweights Ras Hylton (2-0) and Kevin Smith (3-2) will collide in a battle of two of the region's largest mixed-martial-artists.

Standing in at a towering 6'6," and holding a black belt in Taekwondo, undefeated Ras Hylton, has become a quick fan-favorite during his short time in NEF.  "Ras-squath," as he has become known amongst his many fans, made his NEF cage debut in February of this year, downing Zak Bergeron (0-1) just over a minute into the first round of their "NEF 21" bout.  Hylton would follow up that performance with a highlight-reel head-kick knockout of Matt Glover (1-1) which will undoubtedly be in the running for "KO of the Year" honors.  He is currently a member of First Class MMA based in Brunswick, Maine.

September 24, 2016

CES 38 EVENT REVIEW 9/23/2016


 “THE REVIEW”         


ROUND 1:  They exchange punches and clinch up.  Kris gets the takedown.  Maldonado looks strong.  Kris looks to pass the guard.  They go back to their feet.  Kris lands some nice punches and they go back to the mat.  Maldonado gets back to his feet but Kris takes him down yet again.  The round ends with Kris on top in guard landing a few punches.

ROUND 2:  They come out exchanging on the feet.  Kris gets a nice takedown.  Nice elbows from guard by Kris as he looks to pass.  Kris stays in close landing some nice short elbows and punches from the top position in guard.  Maldonado does not have an answer for Kris’ ground game as of yet.  The round ends with Kris landing some good punches from Maldonado’s guard.

ROUND 3:  They have a nice exchange of punches and kicks on the feet.  Maldonado has slowed his pace in this round significantly.  Kris takes him down again.  Kris controls his opponent on the ground taking the dominant position and landing strikes at will.  Maldonado can’t seem to find his rhythm in this fight.  Kris is clearly the more dominant fighter in this one.  The round ends.


September 23, 2016

MMA WEEKEND--Invicta FC 19 | UFC Fight Night 95

Invicta FC 19

Invicta FC 19: Maia vs. Modaferri
Friday 09.23.2016 at 08:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Jennifer Maia  vs.  Roxanne Modafferi 125 lbs
Ayaka Hamasaki  vs.  Jinh Yu 105 lbs
Irene Aldana  vs.  Faith Van Duin 135 lbs
Manjit Kolekar  vs.  Kaline Medeiros 115 lbs
Tiffany Van Soest  vs.  Kalyn Schwartz 115 lbs
Julia Jones  vs.  Stephanie Skinner 105 lbs
Amy Coleman  vs.  Amber Leibrock 145 lbs
S. Davíðsdóttir  vs.  Ashley Greenway 115 lbs

UFC Fight Night 95

UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs. Lansberg
Saturday 09.24.2016 at 10:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: UFC Fight Pass

Cristiane Justino  vs.  Lina Länsberg 140 lbs
Renan Barão  vs.  Phillipe Nover 145 lbs
Roy Nelson  vs.  Antônio Silva 265 lbs
Paul Felder  vs.  F. Trinaldo 155 lbs
Thiago Santos  vs.  Eric Spicely 185 lbs
Mike De La Torre  vs.  Godofredo Pepey 145 lbs
Michel Prazeres  vs.  Gilbert Burns 155 lbs
Rani Yahya  vs.  Michinori Tanaka 135 lbs
Jussier Formiga  vs.  Dustin Ortiz 125 lbs
Vicente Luque  vs.  Hector Urbina 170 lbs
Stevie Ray  vs.  Alan Patrick 155 lbs
Erick Silva  vs.  Luan Chagas 170 lbs
Gregor Gillespie  vs.  Glaico França 155 lbs

September 22, 2016

CES MMA 38 TEASER 9/23/2016

CES returns with their 38th event this Friday.  This show will be held at the Foxwood Resort Casino instead of their usual Twin River Casino event.  There have been some changes to the CES card so lucky for you all we got the updated fight card below.  There are a total of 10 pro fights on the night and as always there are all very well matched.  The Boss And Selva will be making the trip to Foxwoods to cover the fight for you all.  In the meantime as we all await the show let me break down the fight card for you.

September 21, 2016

Rodriguez-Poppie bout added to CES MMA 38 prelims

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (Sept. 21st, 2016) -- With Quincy, Mass., middleweight Mike Rodriguez set to face 10-fight veteran John Poppie Friday night at Foxwoods Resort Casino, the final piece of the puzzle for "CES MMA 38" is now in place.

The Rodriguez-Poppie bout is one of five fights on the preliminary card, which begins at 7 p.m. ET from The Fox Theater. The six-fight main card airs live on AXS TV and begins at 9.

Coming off back-to-back wins, Rodriguez (4-1, 2 KOs) now steps up to face Wisconsin native Poppie (7-3, 2 KOs), a three-time Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RVA) alum who recently battled Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) vet Joe Gigliotti in April. Rodriguez suffered his first career loss at "CES MMA 32" in January, but rebounded with wins over Buck Pineau and Stephond Ewins.

Tickets for "CES MMA 38" are priced at $40.00, $60.00, $100.00 and $150.00 and can be purchased at, or, by phone at 401-724-2253/2254 or 800-200-2882 or at The Fox Theater Box Office. All bouts are subject to change.

UFC featherweights Levan Makashvili (8-2-1, 3 KOs) of Oceanside, N.Y., and Sean Soriano (9-4, 4 KOs) of Miami square off in the main event while Methuen, Mass., featherweight Calvin Kattar (15-2, 6 KOs) battles Middletown, Conn., vet Chris Foster (9-4, 5 KOs) in the co-main event.

September 20, 2016

Soriano-Makashvili showdown headlines CES MMA 38

[CES Press Release]

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (Sept. 20th, 2016) -- CES MMA returns to AXS TV and Foxwoods Resort Casino on Friday, Sept. 23rd, 2016 as Ultimate Fighting Champions (UFC) vets Levan Makashvili and Sean Soriano square off at "CES MMA 38" at The Fox Theater.

Friday's loaded lineup also features a showdown between rival regional featherweights Calvin Kattar and Chris Foster, plus the return of undefeated prospects Rico DiSciullo and Carlos Candelario.

The televised main card begins at 9 p.m. ET on AXS TV Fights. The preliminary card begins at 7 and doors open at 6. Tickets for "CES MMA 38" are priced at $40.00, $60.00, $100.00 and $150.00 and can be purchased at, or, by phone at 401-724-2253/2254 or 800-200-2882 or at The Fox Theater Box Office. All bouts are subject to change.