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April 26, 2017

PREMIER FC FIGHT VIDEO: Tammy Worrick vs. Sarah Payant

April 21, 2017

Bellator 178 Live Review


Bellator 178: Straus v. Pitbull 4 Live Review

Travis Lizotte


              We Started our coverage with no internet access so we got a late start but all rounds have been documented. Refresh the page for up to the minute play by play results from all 14 fights on the card.


Shane Manley v. Chris “Cassius” Foster

Featherweight
Round 1: Early exchanges set up some grappling on the cage with Shane controlling. Chris scrambles away and is in striking distance. Shane clinches and lands a takedown and is working hard from on top landing some hammer fists and controlling the action. Chris gets up as the round ends. 10-9 Manley
Round 2: Fighters exchange jabs to open the round. The round continues with Chris getting the better of Manley on the feet and backing him up. Chris finds a home for some left hands on Manley’s chin. Shane is sicks of the hands and goes for a takedown that Foster stuffs. Shane attempts a takedown and Foster once again stuff it as the round ends. 10-9 Foster
Round 3: Third round begins like the second with the fighters gauging distance. Shane shoots again and is stuffed for the third straight time. Foster continues to get the best of the exchanges and is finding the spot with the left jab. Foster stuff another takedown attempt. Chris backs Manley up and lands a mean right hand that hurts Manley they clinch as the round ends. Foster 10-9
Decision: Chris Foster Defeats Shane Manley By Decision.

Bellator 178 Preview; The Return to New England


Bellator 178: Straus v. Pitbull 4 Preview

Travis Lizotte

                Premiere worldwide MMA Promotion Bellator MMA, will make its annual stop in New England on Friday night April 21st in Uncasville, CT. Once again the Mohegan Sun Arena will play host to one of the largest MMA Promotions in the world; Bellator MMA has stacked a card with both local and national talent. Thus, staying true to the Bellator tradition of providing local stars the opportunity to fight on the same fight card as the world’s biggest stars; of the 15 fights (30 fighters) on the card, 22 fighters have fought in New England before, with many of them making their MMA names right here in the Northeast. Bellator 178 features fighters from all of the top New England promotions including; CES, NEF, Cage Titans, Combat Zone, Reality Fighting and Premiere FC. If it is star power you’re looking for; the Spike TV Main Event for the Bellator Featherweight belt pits stars; Daniel Straus (Champion) and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (Challenger) together in what will be their fourth meeting in the Bellator cage. Patricio “Pitbull” will be looking to put the Featherweight title back where it once belonged, around his waist, and make it three wins against the title holder Straus, who will be looking to once again handle the Brazilian and make it 2-1 in title fights against “Pitbull.” New England MMA fans and MMA fans worldwide will be treated to an exciting night of action on one of the world’s biggest stages, as Ballator MMA makes their highly anticipated return to our backyards, Friday night!
 

                The undercard which can be watched on Spike.com will be stacked top to bottom with our own home grown New England talent, including Champions, Rising Stars as well as hardened New England Veterans. New England MMA fans will get a chance to see some fights that would not likely happen if it weren’t for Bellator, being that many of the fighters are currently fighting for different promotions in the Northeast but many are considered to be atop the regional ranks in their weight classes. Being that Bellator is such a big promotion, it has become somewhat of a rite of passage on the local MMA scene. Therefore they have the ability to make these fights happen, we will undoubtedly be seeing some shaking up of names in our regional ranking system as the result of these fights on Friday night. New England MMA fans and national fans alike will most definitely be salivating at the idea of this star studded undercard that breaks down like this:

April 20, 2017

MMA WEEKEND-- Bellator 178 | UFC Fight Night 108

Bellator 178

Bellator 178: Straus vs. Pitbull 4
Friday 04.21.2017 at 09:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Spike TV | Prelims: Spike.com

Daniel Straus  vs.  Patricio Freire 145 lbs
I. Macfarlane  vs.  Jessica Middleton 125 lbs
Dominic Mazzotta  vs.  AJ McKee Jr. 145 lbs
Saad Awad  vs.  Ryan Quinn 165 lbs
Blair Tugman  vs.  Tom English  145 lbs
R. Carvalho  vs.  Jay Perrin 140 lbs
John Lopez  vs.  Remo Cardarelli 125 lbs
Tyrell Fortune  vs.  Branko Busick 265 lbs
Jordan Young  vs.  Tim Caron 195 lbs
Nick Alley  vs.  Kastriot Xhema 165 lbs
Mak Kelleher  vs.  Don Shainis 150 lbs
Kemran Lachinov  vs.  Sam Watford 165 lbs
Shane Manley  vs.  Chris Foster 145 lbs
Ed Ruth  vs.  David Mundell 185 lbs

UFC Fight Night 108

UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov
Saturday 04.22.2017 at 10:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: Fox Sports 2

Cub Swanson  vs.  Artem Lobov 145 lbs
Al Iaquinta  vs.  Diego Sanchez 155 lbs
Ovince St. Preux  vs.  M. Rogério de Lima 205 lbs
John Dodson  vs.  Eddie Wineland 135 lbs
Joe Lauzon  vs.  Stevie Ray 155 lbs
Jake Ellenberger  vs.  Mike Perry 170 lbs
Thales Leites  vs.  Sam Alvey 185 lbs
Dustin Ortiz  vs.  Brandon Moreno 125 lbs
Scott Holtzman  vs.  Michael McBride 155 lbs
Jessica Penne  vs.  Danielle Taylor 115 lbs
Bryan Barberena  vs.  Joe Proctor 155 lbs
Cindy Dandois  vs.  Alexis Davis 135 lbs
Hector Sandoval  vs.  Matt Schnell 125 lbs

April 18, 2017

NEF 27 FIGHT VIDEOS: Entire Event


0:03:20 Christine Brothwell vs. Angela Young
0:21:09 Ross Dannar vs. Phil Chason
0:37:45 Jacob Deppmeyer vs. Frank Johanson
0:54:57 Pete Grinnell vs. Zeal McGrew
1:02:30 Winston Cortez vs. Devin Corson
1:19:39 Michael Crespo vs. Fred Lear
1:31:15 Nicole Burgess vs. Sarah Ziehm
1:47:58 John Tefft vs. Sean Worcester
1:57:13 Henry Clark vs. Alex Clark
2:14:46 Ryan Burgess vs. Justin Witham
2:26:14 Alan Bustamante vs. Walt Shea
2:43:40 Ryan Glover vs. Victor Irwin
2:52:25 Nick Santos vs. Elias Leland
3:00:00 Richie Collingham vs. Josh Harvey
3:08:00 Ricky Dexter vs. Matt Denning
3:18:09 Mike Hansen vs. Ras Hylton
3:28:14 Jon Lemke vs. Jesse Erickson
3:42:04 John Ortolani vs. Ryan Sanders

April 16, 2017

COMBAT ZONE 61 4/15/2017 EVENT REVIEW BY PEGGY MORGAN

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Hi, it’s Peggy Morgan. All the usual Western Mass MMA dudes are covering the CES card in Beverly, so they foisted the Combat Zone card onto me, which made perfect sense once I got here and realized that there aren’t snacks at the press table at Combat Zone, whereas at CES there are bowls of pretzels and m&m’s and stuff. I’ve never actually covered any of the CES shows, but I have pillaged the press table’s m&m’s there many times.

Tonight’s event, which is at the Radisson in Manchester, NH, is apparently the 61st Combat Zone. This makes me feel old af because I fought on the very first Combat Zone card back in like 1922 at the Wonderland Ballroom in Revere. I had an amateur kickboxing match that night in which I wore a pair of shiny wide-legged nylon pants as I frantically punch-kick-punch-kicked my way to a unanimous decision loss.

Things are a little different here tonight than they were back in the dark ages of Combat Zone’s inception. For one thing, the crowd isn’t comprised of a bunch of drunkien bikers blowing cigarette smoke into the cage and screaming obscene things about my opponent’s and my breasts (though, God knows, that could happen later this evening during the two scheduled female bouts – fight fans haven’t changed that much).


April 15, 2017

CES MMA 43 4/15/2017 LIVE REVIEW


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Warchild and I made the trip east to the CES 43 which is taking place in Beverly Mass.  The North Shore Music Theatre is a very nice venue with stadium seating and smack dab in the middle is the cage.  There isn't a bad seat in the house.  They lost one fight due to opponent not showing up at weigh ins so they are a total of 10 fights tonight.  This is the second time CES has done a show here in Beverly Mass for you at home keeping score.  The venue serves drinks and select items of food which is nice.  The sound system in the theatre is superb and you can hear the announcer clearly.

April 13, 2017

HAMPSTEAD’S MAROTTE DEFENDS FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE vs. DOUMA IN COMBAT ZONE 61 MAIN EVENT

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[Combat Zone Press Release]

SALEM, NH (April 13, 2017)— The last time he stepped into the cage, he was the hunter. Now Brendon Marotte is the hunted.


“That does make things different,” said Marotte (5-1), who as the huge underdog scored a unanimous decision victory over Danny Abad to win the MMA Amateur Featherweight championship the last time he climbed into the cage in August.

Saturday night, the 21-year-old Hampstead, NH native and Pinkerton High School graduate undertakes his first title defense when he meets John Douma (4-2) in the main event of Combat Zone 61 “Resurrection” at the Downtown Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. The battle is the highlight of an intensely-competitive and stacked card of 17 pro and amateur MMA and kickboxing bouts.

“When I was training to get the belt, and then was in there going for it, it was one thing. Now it’s another. I am the champion and have that belt so I’m training even harder to keep it and want to win even more. To take it away from me, he’ll have to beat me and I cannot and will not allow that,” he said.

Marotte, who lost his first MMA fight in the first round in February 2016 but savored victory five times and with four TKOs thereafter, has been idle since taking the title in Combat Zone 59. The eight months’ hiatus from battle, mostly due to the lack of a suitable opponent, has hardly softened him.

MMA WEEKEND-- Bellator 177 | UFC ON FOX 24

Bellator 177

Bellator 177: Dantas vs. Higo
Friday 04.14.2017 at 12:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Spike TV

Eduardo Dantas  vs.  Leandro Higo 139 lbs
John Teixeira  vs.  Daniel Weichel 145 lbs
Ádám Borics  vs.  Anthony Taylor 145 lbs
Lena Ovchynnikova  vs.  Helen Harper 125 lbs
Brian Moore  vs.  Michal Hořejší 145 lbs
Mate Kertesz  vs.  Patrick Szombat 155 lbs

UFC on FOX 24

UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs. Reis
Saturday 04.15.2017 at 08:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: FOX | Prelims: UFC Fight Pass

D. Johnson  vs.  Wilson Reis 125 lbs
Rose Namajunas  vs.  Michelle Waterson 115 lbs
Ronaldo Souza  vs.  Robert Whittaker 185 lbs
Jeremy Stephens  vs.  Renato Carneiro 145 lbs
Roy Nelson  vs.  Alexander Volkov 265 lbs
Tom Duquesnoy  vs.  Patrick Williams 135 lbs
Rashid Magomedov  vs.  Bobby Green 155 lbs
Louis Smolka  vs.  Tim Elliott 125 lbs
Devin Clark  vs.  Jake Collier 205 lbs
Anthony Smith  vs.  Andrew Sanchez 185 lbs
Aljamain Sterling  vs.  Augusto Mendes 135 lbs
Nathan Coy  vs.  Zak Cummings 170 lbs
Ketlen Vieira  vs.  A. Evans-Smith 135 lbs


CES 43 BEVERLY MASS 4/15/2017 MINI TEASER

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CES is back this Saturday with their second show in Beverly Mass in its history.  The show will be taking place at the North Shore Music Theater and the first fight is set to start at 7pm.  The card is a more slimmed down version of the CES caliber of fights that you would see at Twin River Casino.  Don't let that fool you, there are many big names in New England who are from the North Shore area who are rip roaring and ready to show off their skills in the cage for us.  The main event is between Redline's Pedro Gonzalez and Bronx's Gold Team's Bruno Dias for a 145 lb showdown.  Pedro will be looking for the submission as he has 10 out of his 11 wins by way of submission.  The co main event is between Rico Disciullo and Matt Lozano at 135 lbs.  Rico hits like a ton of bricks and has literally broken faces in the cage and has proven that he can go the distance against any fighter.  Another fighter on the card that hits and kicks hard as nails is Mike Rodriguez with 4 out of 6 wins by KO.  Connor Barry and Justin Sumter finally have opponents after a serious of dropout and what I love about them is they are so humble about it all every time I talk to them.  At the top of the amateur card is the Lion Billy Keenan who has just recently lost his grandfather and is stepping into the cage in memory of him.  Lastly, one more awesome fight that I want to draw your attention to is Mike Kimbel and Yarty Kim.  This one is going to be a slug fest and a real treat for the fight fans.  Warchild and I will be attendance covering the event for you all so come say Hi.

145 PRO Pedro Gonzalez  (Redline) 11-5 vs.  Bruno Dias (Bronx's Gold Team) 19-9
135 PRO Rico DiSciullo  (Sityodtong) 6-1 vs.  Matt Lozano (Next Generation) 8-4
205 PRO Mike Rodriguez  (Lauzon) 6-2 vs.  James Dysard (Platsburgh Combat Sports) 0-1
155 PRO Connor Barry (Independent) 3-0 vs.  Andrew Osborne (Angel's Gym) 6-10-1
185 PRO Justin Sumter  (FAA CT) 2-1 vs.  Abe Pitrowski (Burrill BJJ) 6-2
145 AM Billy Keenan  (Redline) 6-2 vs.  Cody Dickershaid 7-7
155 AM Jurrell Laronal (Trifecta) 1-1  vs.  Jordan Riley 1-1
135 AM Yarty Kim  (Redline) 1-1 vs.  Michael Kimbel (Thunder) 2-3
265 AM Lawrence Perna  (Vision Quest) 2-1 vs.  Ron Marshall (Anubis) 1-3
205 AM Zeal McGrew  (Redline) 2-1 vs.  Harold Ricketts 1-2
135 AM Robert Rios  (Underdog BJJ) 2-5 vs.  Dylan Youngblood 0-2