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November 18, 2018

Combat Zone 68; The Return Results

Combat Zone 68: Clay v. Coughran Live  

Travis Lizotte

We have arrived cage side here at the Doubletree in Manchester, New Hampshire and are ready for the start of Combat Zone 68, the fight line up has changed slightly from our initial reports, Jake Pilla’s opponent Kenny Lewis is out and Pilla will now be fighting Matt Brady. Also another fight had been added to the card as Seth Basler takes on Lorram Esteves at a fight weight of 160 pounds, it also appears that the kickboxing match that was supposed to be the first fight of the night has also been scrapped. But we have 10 fights coming your way as Combat Zone 68 comes to you from Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Isaiah Able (0-1) vs. Spencer Payne (1-0)
Amateur Middleweight
Isaiah Able
Fighting Out of: Hooksett, New Hampshire
Affiliation: Team Link Hooksett
Record: 0-1
Last Fight: First round Submission loss to Nick Johnson at Cage Wars 37.

Spencer Payne
Fighting Out of: Boston, Massachusetts
Affiliation: Ginsberg MMA
Record: 1-0
Last Fight: Second round Submission of Caynen Wills at Combat Zone 67.

Round 1: Spencer comes out and gets the quick takedown, Able works his way back to the feet before being taken back down, Able returns to his feet once again and Spencer catches him in a deep guillotine for the tap.

Decision: Spencer Payne defeats Isaiah Able by submission due to Guillotine at 2:12 in round number one.

November 17, 2018


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Portland Maine streets are packed and lively tonight with the remnants of snow.  Warchild and I maneuvered and found the parking garage and walked over to Club Aura for what should be another solid night of fights.  NEF 36 will be taking place tonight with a total of 14 fights.  The voice Pete Czymbor will be the host for the night.  The NEF ring girls are looking good tonight.  The refs are Steve Rita and Kevin MacDonald.  The national anthem has been sung and the fights are about to begin.  Please follow along as I recap the night.

Combat Zone 68: The Return Preview

Vovka Clay v. JR Coughran

Travis Lizotte

Saturday November 17th Combat Zone MMA returns to downtown Manchester, New Hampshire and their home inside the Doubletree by Hilton Downtown Hotel as Calvin Kattar presents Combat Zone MMA 68: The Return. Combat Zone will roll out an 11 fight pro-am card that includes “The Return” of former Combat Zone owner/ promoter David George (2-1); who will make his return to the cage after over eleven years away from the sport. Now 35 years old; George will be fighting for the first time since he walked away from the sport following a first round knockout loss at the hands of Danny Lauzon at Combat Zone 24 in 2007. George will welcome David Espino (2-2) into the cage he once owned as these men throwdown at a Catchweight of 160 pounds as part of a seven fight professional main card.
Fellow Combat Zone veterans Jesse McElligott (5-3;Combat Zone 32 and 33) and Ray Shawdee (5-3; Combat Zone 40,46,62) will square off in the Middleweight Division. Undefeated Featherweight Prospect Brendan Marotte (3-0) looks to keep his record clean as he meets Joey Sanchez (0-1) in the Combat Zone cage. Highly touted and fan favorite Bantamweight; Jake “The Gorilla” Pilla will make his long awaited professional debut against Vermont’s Kenny Lewis (0-1). Sityodtong product Gerald Meuse will make his professional debut in the Combat Zone cage when he locks horns with Jesus Cintron (0-3) and rounding out the professional undercard big men Terrance Jean-Jacques (1-1) and Jahnell Parkinson (1-0) both vie for their second professional victories as they match whits in the Light-Heavyweight division. A stacked undercard leads us to a very highly anticipated main event that pits perhaps the top unsigned New England Featherweight prospect; Vovka Clay (8-2) who will be seeking his sixth straight victory when he welcomes Oklahoma’s JR Coughran (6-1) to the New England scene.
Three Amateur MMA bouts as well as one Amateur Kickboxing bout will get the night started from Manchester, New Hampshire as Combat Zone 68 as the entire breaks down like this:

November 16, 2018

MMA WEEKEND--Invicta FC 32 | UFC Fight Night 140

Invicta FC 32

Invicta FC 32: Spencer vs. Sorenson

Friday 11.16.2018 at 08:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Pam Sorenson  vs.  Felicia Spencer 145 lbs
Mizuki Inoue  vs.  Viviane Pereira 115 lbs
Ashley Cummins  vs.  Jéssica Delboni 105 lbs
Kaitlin Young  vs.  Sarah Patterson 150 lbs
Julia Avila  vs.  Alexa Conners 135 lbs
Kay Hansen  vs.  Erin Blanchfield 125 lbs
S. Geltmacher  vs.  Liz Tracy 135 lbs
Isis Verbeek  vs.  Kathryn Paprocki 115 lbs
Chelsea Chandler  vs.  Mitzi Merry 135 lbs

UFC Fight Night 140

UFC Fight Night 140: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio

Saturday 11.17.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: UFC Fight Pass

Neil Magny  vs.  S. Ponzinibbio 170 lbs
Ricardo Lamas  vs.  Darren Elkins 145 lbs
Khalil Rountree  vs.  Johnny Walker 205 lbs
Cezar Ferreira  vs.  Ian Heinisch 185 lbs
Marlon Vera  vs.  Guido Cannetti 135 lbs
Poliana Botelho  vs.  Cynthia Calvillo 115 lbs
Michel Prazeres  vs.  Bartosz Fabiński 170 lbs
Alexandre Pantoja  vs.  Ulka Sasaki 125 lbs
Austin Arnett  vs.  Humberto Bandenay 145 lbs
Hector Aldana  vs.  L. Staropoli 170 lbs
Devin Powell  vs.  Jesus Pinedo 155 lbs
Nad Narimani  vs.  A. dos Santos 145 lbs

November 15, 2018

NEF 36 Battle For Gold TEASER 11/17/2018

NEF 36

New England Fights returns this Saturday on November 17th for their 36th show and their final show of the year.  It will take place in Portland Maine at Club Aura for an action packed night of mixed martial arts.  NEF has put together a solid fight card with 14 total including 4 of them being professional fights with 2 of them being title fights.  The co main event features The Ryan Sanders defending his belt against Jacob Bohn and then the first NEF cruiserweight champion will strapped when Ras Hylton takes on Yorgan De Castro.  Please follow along as I break down the fight card in its entirety.  Take note as this should be the exact fight order for the night.

November 10, 2018


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Warchild and I made the trip south to Westfield Mass for the Premier FC 27.  This is a new venue for them and it is the Roots Athletic Center.  Walking in you see the indoor soccer field and the nets.  There are beer vendors and food vendors for fight fans to enjoy whatever they desire and right in the center near the back is the beautiful PFC cage.  There are a total of 10 fights as 1 fight dropped off due to fighter not weighing in at chosen weight.  The refs are Marcel Varela and Steve Rita.  The nation anthem has been sung and the fights are about to being.  Please follow along as I recap the night.

November 9, 2018

PREMIER FC 27 11/10/2018 TEASER

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Premier FC returns this Saturday for their 27th show.  The doors will be opening at 6pm and the first fight will start at 7pm.  The card is 11 fights total including 4 title fights and 3 of the fights will be professional ones.  The event will be taking place in Westfield Mass at the Roots Athletic Center which is a new venue for Premier FC.  From online, the venue looks like an indoor sports venue so we will have to see how the layout will be in there.  Let me break down the fight card for you all and this should be the final fight order but as well know things change last minute.

MMA WEEKEND--UFC Fight Night 139

UFC Fight Night 139

UFC Fight Night 139: Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez

Saturday 11.10.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 | Prelims: UFC Fight Pass

Chan Sung Jung  vs.  Yair Rodriguez 145 lbs
Donald Cerrone  vs.  Mike Perry 170 lbs
Raquel Pennington  vs.  G. de Randamie 135 lbs
Beneil Dariush  vs.  Thiago Moisés 155 lbs
Maycee Barber  vs.  Hannah Cifers 115 lbs
Luis Pena  vs.  Mike Trizano 155 lbs
Amanda Cooper  vs.  Ashley Yoder 115 lbs
Chas Skelly  vs.  Bobby Moffett 145 lbs
Davi Ramos  vs.  John Gunther 155 lbs
Julian Erosa  vs.  Devonte Smith 155 lbs
Eric Shelton  vs.  Joseph Morales 125 lbs
Mark De La Rosa  vs.  Joby Sanchez 125 lbs

November 7, 2018


[NEF Press Release]

Portland, Maine (November 6, 2018) – Two things have provided a compass for Zac Richard through his admittedly challenging journey into young adulthood: Combat sports, and the fighting spirit of his older sister, Lacy.

Richard will combine those influences in a powerful way when he enters the New England Fights mixed martial arts cage Saturday, November 17 for “NEF 36: Battle For the Gold” at Aura in Portland. Opening bell time is 7 p.m.

The former high school state champion wrestler from Waterboro, Maine, undefeated in two short MMA forays, will take on Chris Lachcik. It's a weekend with unforgettable significance for Richard and his family: That weekend will mark the six-year anniversary that Zac’s sister, Lacy, 23, passed away after a battle with cancer.

“It's a weird thing losing your sister. It's certainly going to help motivate me,” Richard said. “A lot of the fans that are going to be there will be wearing T-shirts that we made with my sister's picture on it. I think it will be an emotional night.”

Lacy's death came early in Zac's sophomore year at Massabesic High School.