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August 13, 2018


135 PRO TITLE Jay Perrin (6-3 Sityodtong) vs. Johnny Campbell (16-9 SSSF)
145 PRO Seth Basler (3-8 SI Fight Club) vs. Jeff Perez (3-0 Sityodtong)
120 PRO Vanessa Marie Grimes (1-2 Independent) vs. Danielle Hindley (2-0 SSSF)
125 PRO Trisha Cicero (1-2 ATT) vs. Kylie O'Hearn (0-0 Juniko)
135 PRO Kenny Lewis (0-0, Lewis MMA) vs. Randy Costa (1-0 Lauzon MMA)
155 AM TITLE Matt Bienia (5-1 Zenquest) vs. Chris O'Brien (4-0 SSSF)
125 AM TITLE William Graustuck (2-2 Level Ground) vs. Mitch Raposo (4-0 Regiment)
155 PRO John Adams (0-2 Adams MMA) vs. Zach DiSabatino (4-0 SSSF)
170 AM TITLE Neil Von Flatern (4-1, Zenquest) vs. Trevor Gudde (5-0 Florian BJJ)
145 AM TITLE Kenny Champion (3-3, Golden Falcon) vs. Aaron Hughes (3-3, Regiment)
185 AM Pete Hailer (0-0, Lauzon MMA) vs Pat Crowley (1-1, Florian BJJ)
195 AM Ariel Nunez (0-0, UFC Gym) vs Nick Smith (0-0, Juniko)
Hvy AM Diego Juarez (0-0, TriForce) vs Billy Vey (0-0, SSSF)
135 AM Jaimeir Smith (0-1, BlackHole BJJ) vs Arthur Mpofu (0-0, SBG)
170 AM Billy Goff (4-1, Dexter MMA) vs Sanad Armouti (1-0, Florian BJJ)

August 9, 2018



Bangor, Maine (August 8, 2018) – New England Fights (NEF) will hold its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 35: Wicked Season," on September 8 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of a professional welterweight bout to the card.  "The" Ryan Sanders (16-9) will face Armando "Big Chino" Montoya (10-6) at a fight weight of 170-pounds.

 The bout will be the third for Sanders in front of his hometown friends, family and fans.  He is undefeated in the Queen City, where Sanders trains at Young's MMA. He scored a decision over Derrick Kennington (13-11) two years ago at "NEF Presents Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight" and a submission of Jay Ellis (15-78) last year at the Cross.  Overall, Sanders is on a roll, having won six of his last seven.  During that stretch, he captured the NEF Professional Lightweight Title, knocked out veteran John Ortolani (8-13) in a mere 15-seconds, and literally tore Vince McGuiness' (5-8) arm out of its socket earlier this summer at "NEF 34" in Portland, Maine.

 Unfortunately for Sanders, his meteoric rise to the top of New England's 155-pound division over the course of the last two years has come with consequences.  He has called out virtually every other top lightweight prospect in the region in recent months with the sound of crickets as the only response.  It is a testament to both Sanders' skill and the respect, (or fear for that matter), that his peers hold for him.  Hence Sanders' move to the heavier welterweight division to find opponents willing to step in the cage across from him.

August 8, 2018



Bangor, Maine (August 7, 2018) – New England Fights (NEF) will hold its next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 35: Wicked Season," on September 8 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.  Earlier today, the fight promotion announced the addition of an amateur lightweight title fight to the card.  Pat Kelly (4-0) is scheduled to defend his strap against the challenge of fellow undefeated MMA competitor Tim Manning (2-0).

The fight will be the final contest for the 53-year-old Kelly who began competing in MMA four years ago in his late 40s.  He brought to the cage unmatched wrestling credentials earned through a lifetime on the mats.  Kelly is nothing short of a legend in Maine wrestling circles.  He won a state championship as a senior competing for the former Camden-Rockport High School.  Kelly went on to wrestle for the University of Maine where he claimed a New England title and competed in the national NCAA championships.  Later, as a coach Kelly would lead Camden-Rockport and Camden Hills Regional High School to multiple state championships.  Among the students he coached is current UFC star Tim Boetsch (21-11).  Kelly was inducted into the Maine Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2007.

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August 3, 2018

CES MMA 51 Andrews v. Owens/ Soriano v. Boyington Live Play-by-Play

CES MMA 51: Andrews v. Owens Lightweight World Title

Travis Lizotte

We have arrived here at Twin River Casino and have made our way to press row where we are anxiously awaiting the start of CES MMA 51. Stay tuned here to for live up to the round coverage as the action unfolds here in Rhode Island. Fights are due to start shortly after 7:00 pm.

Jesse Pires (0-1) v. Jeff Silva (1-3)
Round 1: Fighters touch gloves and we are off at CES 51. Jesse comes out with some leg kicks and Silva clinches up but Pires escapes. Pires is dictating the pace here early as Silva slips to the mat and Pires lets him right back up. Pires lands a combination and Silva goes for the takedown and ends up on top of Pires. Silva mounts Pires but Pires sweeps and gets back to his feet as Pires looks to continue the striking game. Silva lands a jab that is answered by more strikes from Pires. Pires is putting on a striking clinic and Silva is bleeding from the forehead as he continues to eat strikes. Silva continues to eat shots that put him on the ground and Pires lets him back up and they strike for the last ten seconds of the round. 10-9 Pires.
Round 2: Pires comes out with heavy strikes to start round two as Silva shoots for a takedown but Pires lands on top and eventually gains mount again as Silva works from his back. Pires once again lets Jeff stand up as he looks to continue to strike. Silva misses on a superman punch and Pires makes him pay with more accurate strikes to the head of Silva Pires is getting the better of nearly every exchange. Pires catches Silva coming in but Silva shoots for the takedown and for the first time has dominant position on the ground where he mounts Pires and lands some elbows before Pires gives up his back. Pires turns himself through the body lock and gains top control once again. Pires drops hammerfists as the round comes to and end. 10-9 Pires.
Round 3: Silva comes out in the third with a sense of urgency and takes Pires down and gets top position. Silva lands some nice elbows from the top but Pires scrambles to the top and slams Silva to the ground where Silva lock up a deep triangle choke that forces Pires to tap.
Decision: Jeff Silva defeats Jesse Pires at 1:42 of the third round via submission (Triangle Choke).

MMA WEEKEND--UFC 227 Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2

UFC 227

UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2

Saturday 08.04.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: FX

T.J. Dillashaw  vs.  Cody Garbrandt 135 lbs
D. Johnson  vs.  Henry Cejudo 125 lbs
Cub Swanson  vs.  Renato Carneiro 145 lbs
Polyana Viana  vs.  JJ Aldrich 115 lbs
Thiago Santos  vs.  Kevin Holland 185 lbs
Pedro Munhoz  vs.  Brett Johns 135 lbs
Ricky Simon  vs.  Montel Jackson 135 lbs
Kyung Ho Kang  vs.  Ricardo Ramos 135 lbs
Sheymon Moraes  vs.  Matt Sayles 145 lbs
Jose Torres  vs.  Alex Perez 125 lbs
Danielle Taylor  vs.  Weili Zhang 115 lbs
Marlon Vera  vs.  Wuliji Buren 135 lbs