September 30, 2014

September 29, 2014

FROM THE CAGE TO THE RING, BOYINGTON AND CHARLES TO SHOW VERSATILITY IN PRO BOXING DEBUTS

[NEF Press Release]

Lewiston, Maine (September 26, 2014) –New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, will present its inaugural boxing event on October 11, 2014 at the historic Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.  It will be the first professional boxing event in Lewiston in more than ten years and the first in the building, famous for the Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston World Heavyweight Title rematch of May 1965, in close to twenty years.

The fight card will feature a junior middleweight contest scheduled for four-rounds between debuting professional boxers Bruce "Pretty Boy" Boyington and Nate Charles.  Fans of NEF are, of course, very familiar with both athletes from their time in NEF Boxing's sister promotional brand New England Fights Mixed Martial Arts (NEF MMA).  They have been regulars in the NEF MMA cage since the promotion's inception, Boyington having competed on eight of NEF MMA's previous events and Charles having competed as an amateur on six of those events.  Both are known for their striking abilities, and each holds a memorable, highlight-reel knockout victory in the NEF MMA cage - Boyington over Keegan Hornstra in June 2012 and Charles over Rob Vanadestine in November 2012.

WNXFA FIGHT VIDEO: Joe Leonard vs. Curtis Watkins

September 27, 2014

CFX 25 RESULTS 9/26/2014



Stavros Batsinelas defeats Rob St. Germaine via RNC 
Ryan Pompey defeats Joe Muto TKO
David Espino defeats Tyrell Bates by guilliotine
Chris Mehu defeats Shaun Shubert by unanimous decision
John Lessard defeats Brian Pompey via unanimous decision
Randy Costa defeats Chris Caterino KO 57 seconds Rd 1
Joe Levasseur defeats Hector Sanchez by kimura
Sean Evans defeats John McAndrews by unanimous decision
Derek Brenon defeats Evan Scott by RNC at 2:47 Rd 1
Saul Almeida defeats Franklin Isabel KO body punch Rd 1.
Don Shanis defeats Isiah Queen RD 2 TKO
Phil Kelly defeats Rob Brown by unanimous decision
Marc Stevens defeats Jessie Merrit TKO Rd 3
Jason Peppe defeats James Smith TKO Rd 2

September 26, 2014

COMBAT ZONE 50 EVENT REVIEW 9/26/2014

Arrived at the Rockingham Park and entered the arena.  Many of fight fans are already in attendance anxiously waiting for the fights to begin.  I found my spot by the cage against fellow judge Shawn 'Flanno who is drooling over my iPhone 6 Plus.  There are 7 fights total and they are going to be really good match ups.  Two of the fights are professional battles and one of them is an amatuer title fight.  The refs tonight are Pat Allen, Kevin MacDonald and John English.  The judges are Mike Walls, Mike Cordeiro and Flanno.  The ring girls are looking great even with the purple hair!  Mark Oliveri is handling the tunes which sound great in this venue.  Lets get to the fights so please follow along.


UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso



September 27, 2014 | MGM Grand Garden Arena | Las Vegas, Nevada
MAIN CARD
Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET
Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso 
for flyweight title
Eddie Alvarez vs. Donald Cerrone
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
Amanda Nunes vs. Cat Zingano
PRELIMINARY CARD
FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET
Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki
James Krause vs. Jorge Masvidal
Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson
Brian Ebersole vs. John Howard
PRELIMINARY CARD
UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET
Kevin Lee vs. Jon Tuck
Manny Gamburyan vs. Cody Gibson

NEF FIGHT VIDEO: Jesse Erickson vs. Bruce Boyington

You all read about the announcement of a rematch well here is the first fight of the series.  I am still sticking to my guns and I feel it was an early stoppage.  I don't agree with stopping a fight standing in a title fight between professional fighters.  Even in this fight Jesse throws a right one punch before it is stopped.  Either way it is in the books and congrats to Bruce on the W.

September 25, 2014

COMBAT ZONE 50 9/26/2014 TEASER


It is hard to believe that Combat Zone is about to host their 50th event of mixed martial arts!  The show is just days away and it will be held at their home at the Rockingham Park in Salem NH.  The doors will open up at 6:30pm and the fights will start around 7:30pm I would imagine.  They lost many fights on the card but as of right now there are a total of 7 very well matched fights.  2 of them are pro and one of them is a title fight.  Ryan Fennelly the match maker has not been having a fun time with this show but like I said the 7 fights they have are awesome match ups. Ryan told me that he is looking to add a few more fights to the card which may happen in the next few days. Tickets are no longer available online as of right now but you can get them at the door so don't be too late or you will have to be turned away when it is sold out!  Let me break down the card for you and by no means will this be the final fight order.

September 23, 2014

BOYINGTON VS. ERICKSON REMATCH ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINER FOR NEF XV NOVEMBER 15TH

[NEF Press Release]

 Lewiston, Maine (September 23, 2014) –New England Fights (NEF), America's number-one regional fight promotion, today announced plans for its fifteenth mixed martial arts (MMA) event, entitled “NEF XV,” set to take place on November 15, 2014 at the historic Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.  Additionally, NEF today announced the main event for the show, a Lightweight Championship title rematch between the current champion, Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington (8-7), and Jesse “The Viking” Erickson (3-3).

“The crowd during the first Boyington-Erickson title match was one of the loudest audiences I’ve ever heard,” said NEF co-owner and promoter Nick DiSalvo when reached for comment. “Immediately following the fight, Erickson was asking for a rematch because he felt the bout was stopped early. Bruce, being the true champion he is, immediately accepted the offer. Both fighters are coming into the bout with something to prove. Erickson wants to prove a premature stoppage in the first bout and Bruce wants to clarify that the first fight wasn’t a fluke and that the stoppage saved Erickson from getting inevitably KO’d. I cannot wait for the rematch.”