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August 5, 2017

NEF 30 LIVE REVIEW 8/5/2017

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We made the 5 hour drive to the Cross Insurance Center and quickly found our way in.  The room is really nice and reminds me of the setup they had at the Cape Cod Show.  The venue is packed with fight fans for a sold out show.  The announcer is Peter Czymbor with his fresh haircut for the night.  The refs are John English and Steve Rita.  They just lost the Aaron Lacey fight and that is due to his opponent being suspended in another state so that is a bummer.  I know I was looking forward to that one.  The fights are about to begin so please follow along as we recap the night.

135 AM Angela Young 2-2 (Young’s MMA) vs Jessica Borga 5-3 (Champions MMA)

Jessica gets the takedown and has the half guard position.  She works some ground and pound and gets the stoppage.

Jessica Borga defeats Angela Young via ref stoppage to strikes at 2:16 in Rd 1.

160 AM Zachary Faulkner 0-0 (Titan Athletics) vs David Hart 0-0 (Kenney’s MMA)

Zach gets the takedown and is in full mount.  He postures up and gets in some ground and pound.  David gives up his back and gets Zach off his back.  Zack now has the side and gets in two shots to the head.  He gets in two knees to the body as well.  Zachary gets in 7 shots to the body and David gets back to his feet.  Zach gets another takedown as the round ends.

Faulkner 10-9

Rd 2:  They come out swinging and both are connecting with some solid punches.  Zach picks up David and slams him to the mat.  He works the rear naked choke for the tap.

Zachary Faulkner defeats David Hart via tapout to rear naked choke at 1:32 in Rd 2.

135 AM Nate Boucher 1-0 (CMBJJ) vs Jeremiah Barkac 0-0 (Independent)

Nate looks for the takedown.  He doesn't get it and presses Jeremiah up against the cage.  They fall to the mat and Nate is trying for an armbar.  He can't quite lock it in and Jeremiah gets the top position in guard.  Nate gets the triangle from the bottom and gets the tapout.

Nate Boucher defeats Jeremiah Barkac via tapout to triangle at 2:23 in Rd 1.

265 AM Roger Ewer 0-0 (Young’s MMA) vs Dustin Freeman 0-0 (Independent)

Roger presses Dustin up against the cage.  He works a belly to belly slam to the mat.  He is working the guard now.  Dustin turns and Roger makes him pay with two heavy punches to the head.  Roger is on top in guard as the round ends.

Rd 2:  Roger connects with a right that drops Dustin to the mat.  He quickly covers and and going for the finish!!  He has the side and gets pushed back to half guard.  He postures up and gets in some solid shots.  From my seat I can see his head bobbing back with each punch.

Roger Ewer defeats Dustin Freeman via ref stoppage to strikes at 2:41 in Rd 2.

185 AM Josh Jones 2-0 (First Class MMA) vs Carlton Charles 0-0 (Charles Family Fighting/Fire&Iron Athletics)

They come out swinging for the fences.  They both collide and fall to the mat.  They get up as quickly as they went to the mat.  Carlton connects with another right and stuns Josh.  Ref stops the fight and Josh protests.

Carlton Charles defeats Josh Jones via tko stoppage at 23 seconds in Rd 1.

170 AM Anthony Lapointe 0-1 (Titan Athletics) vs Jesse Hutchinson 0-0 (CMBJJ)

Jesse gets the takedown and is in guard.  He passes to full mount and is looking to posture up.  He gets bumped back to half guard.  He passes again to full mount and postures up for some ground and pound.

Jesse Hutchinson defeats Anthony Lapointe via ref stoppage to strikes at 2:43 in Rd 1.

135 AM TITLE Fred Lear 5-2 (Young’s MMA) vs Walt Shea 2-0 (First Class MMA)

Fred starts us out with a front kick.  Both fighters are being cautious.  Fred gets Walt to the mat.  Walt works his way up and Fred gets in a knee to the upper chest.  They are clinching and then break.  Fred looks for the guilotine and takes Walt down.  He lets it go and transitions to full mount.  He gets in a few punches before the round ends.  Walt is bleeding looks to be from above the eye.

Lear 10-9

Rd 2:  Fred sprinted across the cage and got a head kick.  Walt goes down and Fred finishes him off with some ground and pound for the stoppage.  Holy!!

Fred Lear defeats Walt Shea via ref stoppage to strikes at 13 seconds in Round 2.  Lear is the new NEF champion.

170 PRO Ryan Sanders 14-8 (Young’s MMA) vs Jay Ellis 14-68 (Team Knockout)

Ellis gets the takedown and is on the side.  Jay has Ryan's back.  Ryan fights it and spins out.  Jay gets full mount and Ryan gives up his back.  Jay gets pushed back go guard and Ryan works a triangle for the tap.

Ryan Sanders defeats Jay Ellis via tapout to triangle at 2:34 in Rd 1.  Sanders calls out Dana White, "Come take me now!"  Mic drop.

185 PRO TITLE C.J. Ewer 2-0 (Young’s MMA) vs Mike Hansen 5-5 (Berserkers MMA)

CJ starts us off with a side kick to the body.  CJ gets a guillotine and Mike slams him to the mad.  He gets out and they are in the north south.  Hansen has CJ tangled as CJ has the side.  He works an arm triangle and steps over for the tap.

C.J. Ewer defeats Mike Hansen via tapout to arm triangle at 1:43 in Rd 1.

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT:  Fred Lear vs. Walt Shea
SUB OF THE NIGHT:  Ewer arm triangle
KO/TKO OF THE NIGHT:  Carlton Charles!

NEF 31 will be held in their brand new location at a club called Aura in Portland Maine and it will take place on Friday November 3rd.   New England Fights sold out the show by the end of the night and also had a special guest in attendance,  multi million seller musician James Arthur who was on the X Factor UK.  I really enjoyed this show as there were lots of finishes and the crowd was into it.  The sound system was on point and I could hear Czymbor nice and clear.  If you enjoyed this review please share it with your friends!