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September 23, 2023

🏟 LIVE REVIEW--🏟 CAGE TITANS 61--9/23/2023---PLYMOUTH MEMORIAL --[Start Time 6:30PM EST]

--THE LEAD-IN--

Cage Titans is back with another sold out show for tonight.  There are a total of 17 battles that will be happening tonight.  

The show is sold out but you can still watch it on Spectation Sports at https://spectationsports.com/

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155 AM Muay Thai Connor Luby (1-0, Team Burgess) vs Josh Robertson (1-0, TriForce)

πŸ‘Š CAGE TITANS 61 MUAY THAI RESULTS πŸ‘Š Connor Luby defeats Josh Robertson via unanimous decision.

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155 AM Muay Thai Paul Huber (1-1, Citadel) vs Mike Salazar (0-0, Regiment)

πŸ‘Š CAGE TITANS 61 MUAY THAI RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Mike Salazar defeats Paul Huber via split decision.

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September 2, 2023

🏟 LIVE REVIEW--🏟 NEF 54--9/2/2023---MERRILL AUDITORIUM --[Start Time 5:00PM EST]






--THE LEAD-IN--

NEF is back tonight with their 54th show since its existence.  They went old school and put together a hybrid boxing/grappling and mma event stacked with 23 fights which is sure to please any fight fan.  The show is being held at the beautiful Merrill Auditorium in Portland Maine and the event is set to kick off at 5PM.  Please follow along as I try my best to keep up with all the action.  If you are unable to make it to the event and still want to watch live then the livestream link is below....

The entire card is streaming live beginning at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT on www.CombatSportsNow.com. The full event will be available for just $29.99 on a pay-per-view basis.

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HWT PRO BOXING Serhii Sheludko (Los Angeles, CA) vs. RJ Hayes (Oneonta, NY)

πŸ‘Š NEF 54 BOXING RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Serhii Sheludko defeats RJ Hayes tko stoppage at 1:14 in Round 1.

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160 PRO BOXING Nate Balakin (Tyngsboro, MA) vs. Robert Bricks (New York, NY)

πŸ‘Š NEF 54 BOXING RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Nate Balakin defeats Robert Bricks via tko stoppage at 2:39 in Round 3

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August 30, 2023

πŸ“° NEWS--πŸ“° SANFORD AND MORRILL FIGHT PROMISES FIREWORKS AT NEF 54



[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

Portland, Maine (August 18, 2023) – New England Fights and Boston Boxing Promotions present “NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.  A full pro boxing card will take place beginning at 5 pm immediately followed by a full MMA card.  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur MMA catchweight bout to the card.  Hannon Sanford (1-4) will meet Connor Morrill (1-4) at a fight weight of 140 pounds.

Hannon Sanford made his amateur debut at Merrill Auditorium in February 2020 at “NEF 42.”  He has faced stiff competition in the promotion’s cage including Felipe Gunter (4-3), Key Baltazar (2-2), and

August 29, 2023

πŸ“° NEWS--πŸ“° POLITIS LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY IN NEF 54 CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT


[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

 Portland, Maine (August 15, 2023) – New England Fights and Boston Boxing Promotions present “NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.  A full pro boxing card will take place beginning at 5 pm immediately followed by a full MMA card.  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur MMA bantamweight championship bout to the card.  Teddy Politis (6-1) will meet Marco Berreondo (3-3) for the vacant 135-pound title.

Politis will look to become the first champ-champ in NEF history by capturing his second gold strap with the promotion in less than sixty days.  Last month at “NEF 53,” Politis won the NEF Amateur Featherweight Championship with a second-round submission of Brandon Maillet-Fevens (4-4).  Although it has been tried in the past, no fighter has ever held belts simultaneously in two different weight divisions with NEF.  Politis has won his last four MMA fights in a row.  He represents Evolution Athletix in Saco, Maine.

“I am excited to make history by being the first person to hold titles in two different weight classes for NEF,” said Politis. “I’m not sure who my opponent is or what he does. I’m eager to create my masterpiece and showcase what I am capable of.”

Standing in Politis’ path to history is a very tough Marco Berreondo.  He has been a regular on MMA cards in his home state of New York since August 2021.  Berreondo is coming off a first-round submission of Vincent Pagnotta (1-1) this past spring in a bout that saw Berreondo capture a regional bantamweight title in Queens, New York.  He represents Warriors Nation MMA based in Brooklyn.

“I feel great,” noted Berreondo. “I’ve heard lots of great things about NEF and watching some of the fights on YouTube and Instagram, I can’t express how grateful I am to be a part of this organization.  Two of my fights have fallen through within these last couple of months. But, within that time, I’ve continued to evolve my mind, technique, and body. I’m really looking forward to securing this Bantamweight NEF title and enjoying the fruits of my labor!”

“NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” takes place on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.  A professional boxing card will be presented first by Boston Boxing Promotions immediately followed by an MMA card by New England Fights.  Doors are scheduled to open at 4 pm with first fight taking place at 5 pm.  Tickets to “NEF 54” are available now at www.porttix.com.


 

August 26, 2023

🏟 LIVE REVIEW--🏟 COMBAT ZONE 81--8/26/2023---MANCHESTER NH --[Start Time 5:00PM EST]


--THE LEAD-IN--

Combat Zone is back today with their 81st show which is at the Double Tree in Manchester New Hampshire.  There are a total of 17 battles that will be happening tonight which will be sure to please everybody.  The main event will be Brendon Marotte and Lionel Young which should be a good back and forth stand up war.  

Please follow along as I try my best to keep up with all the action.

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August 21, 2023

πŸ“Ί CAGE TITANS FIGHT VIDEOS--πŸ“ΊAaron Hughes vs Kris Berberich | Montrel James vs Marty Navis

 


πŸ“° NEWS--πŸ“° A NEW MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED AT NEF 54


[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

Portland, Maine (August 11, 2023) – New England Fights and Boston Boxing Promotions present “NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.  A full pro boxing card will take place beginning at 5 pm immediately followed by a full MMA card.  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur MMA middleweight championship bout to the card.  Brett Martin (3-0) will face Lee McHugh (5-2) for the vacant 185-pound title.

Undefeated Brett Martin will appear in the NEF cage for the third time in the fight against McHugh.  He previously won his amateur debut over Justin Philbrook (1-3) at “NEF 45” and followed up that performance with a first round finish of Brandon Oldenburg at “NEF 49” last September.  It will be nearly a year since McHugh competed in the cage.  He currently represents First Class MMA based in Brunswick, Maine.

“I'm really excited for this matchup,” stated Martin. “I saw Lee fight at a card for CombatFC in an absolute banger a little over a year ago. He's well-rounded and has a ton of experience, a great test. I'm hoping to give the crowd a five-round war from two guys ready to put it all out there every second of the fight.”

Lee “Capt’n Caveman” McHugh will make his NEF debut on the September 2nd card, but he has been a regular on Northeast regional fight cards since 2021.  He has also competed in kickboxing and is an accomplished grappler and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.  Last year, McHugh captured a regional middleweight title on a fight card in New York.  His most recent trip to the cage saw him stop Morgan Dean (2-2) in the first round at an event in Connecticut earlier this year.  McHugh represents Team Savage.

"Caveman sick of chicken and beef, hungry for a Maine lobster,” exclaimed McHugh.

“NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” takes place on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.  A professional boxing card will be presented first by Boston Boxing Promotions immediately followed by an MMA card by New England Fights.  Doors are scheduled to open at 4 pm with first fight taking place at 5 pm.  Tickets to “NEF 54” are available now at www.porttix.com.


 

August 17, 2023

πŸ“Ί CAGE TITANS FIGHT VIDEOS--πŸ“Ί Brody McDougal vs Ozzy Martin | Greg Jones vs Dan Bardellini

 


πŸ“° NEWS--πŸ“° WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT ANNOUNCED FOR MMA PORTION OF NEF 54 CARD


[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

 Portland, Maine (August 17, 2023) – New England Fights and Boston Boxing Promotions present “NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.  A full pro boxing card will take place beginning at 5 pm immediately followed by a full MMA card.  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur women’s MMA bantamweight bout to the card.  Amanda Ferreira (2-0) will take on Bryanna Power (0-0) at a fight weight of 135 pounds.

Undefeated Amanda Ferreira emerged onto the local fight scene in 2019 as a kickboxer.  She went 2-0 in kickboxing with both wins coming by way of decision.  Earlier this year, she made her MMA debut with a technical knockout victory over Lindsey Kelley (2-2).  She followed up that win with another this past spring by unanimous decision on a fight card in Nova Scotia.  Ferreira represents Gorilla Crew based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

“I’ve worked my ass off this camp and can’t wait to showcase the progression of my skillset,” noted Ferreira. “I’m hungry and ready to put on a show for the NEF fans.”

Bryanna Power will make her official amateur MMA debut at “NEF 54” in the fight with Ferreira.  Power is no newcomer to combat sports.  She holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Power trains at The Academy in Portland, Maine under legendary MMA pioneers Jay Jack and Amanda Buckner.

"I am excited to make my debut on September 2nd with NEF,” said Power.  “I have watched many of my teammates fight MMA and be an inspiration to myself. I have been training hard with help from my coach and fight team at The Academy. I'm looking forward to competing at the next level."

“NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” takes place on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.  A professional boxing card will be presented first by Boston Boxing Promotions immediately followed by an MMA card by New England Fights.  Doors are scheduled to open at 4 pm with first fight taking place at 5 pm.  Tickets to “NEF 54” are available now at www.porttix.com.


 

August 16, 2023

πŸ“° NEWS--πŸ“° SMYTHE AND NORTON SET FOR FLYWEIGHT TUSSLE AT NEF 54

[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

 Portland, Maine (August 10, 2023) – New England Fights and Boston Boxing Promotions present “NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.  A full pro boxing card will take place beginning at 5 pm immediately followed by a full MMA card.  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of a professional MMA flyweight bout to the card.  Tyler Smythe (3-1) will meet Casey Norton (2-1) at a fight weight of 125 pounds.

Tyler “Butter Knife” Smythe is a perfect 4-0 in the NEF cage dating back to his amateur career with all four wins coming by way of stoppage.  Smythe won the NEF Amateur Flyweight Title at “NEF 45” with a technical knockout over Caleb Austin (5-2) and then returned to successfully defend it at “NEF 46” with a submission of Ryan Burgess (3-3).  He returned to the NEF cage last month at “NEF 53” for the first time as a professional fighter.  Smythe needed just 73 seconds to finish Paul Walters (0-2) that evening.  He currently represents Evolution Athletix based in Saco, Maine.

“I’m excited to be back again and I’m excited to put on a show and run through this kid,” said Smythe. “I don’t know much about my opponent but I don’t care. I’m showing up to kill. I’m ready.”

Casey “The Wonderbread Warrior” Norton had a perfect amateur career of 4-0, capturing a regional flyweight championship in the process.  He turned pro in 2022 and would go on to win his first two professional bouts by unanimous decision.  Norton suffered the first and only loss of his MMA career last spring and will look to get back in the win column on September 2.  He represents Ascension Athletics based in Connecticut.

“I’ll bring the bread if he brings the butter,” exclaimed Norton.

“NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” takes place on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.  A professional boxing card will be presented first by Boston Boxing Promotions immediately followed by an MMA card by New England Fights.  Doors are scheduled to open at 4 pm with first fight taking place at 5 pm.  Tickets to “NEF 54” are available now at www.porttix.com.


 

August 15, 2023

πŸ“° NEWS--πŸ“° OLDENBURG AND BOND TO THROW DOWN AT NEF 54

[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

Portland, Maine (August 9, 2023) – New England Fights and Boston Boxing Promotions present “NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.  A full pro boxing card will take place beginning at 5 pm immediately followed by a full MMA card.  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur light heavyweight bout to the card.  Brandon Oldenburg (0-2) will meet Logan Bond (2-2) at a fight weight of 205 pounds.

Brandon Oldenburg will make his third trip to the NEF cage on September 2nd.  He is in search of his first win after back-to-back losses at “NEF 45” and “NEF 49.”  The fight with Bond will be Oldenburg’s first in nearly a year.  He currently represents Titan Athletics based in Brewer, Maine.

“I’m beyond grateful to have the opportunity to get back in the cage,” said Oldenburg. “It’s been a long year since my last fight and a lot has changed. Logan is a big, strong, tough kid and will make a great test for my own toughness and strength! I’ve got a lot to prove and a ton of support behind me as well as some huge motivation this time around! Rowell Strong!”

Logan Bond made his first appearance in the NEF cage last month at “NEF 53” with an impressive stoppage of David McCarty (1-4) in the first round.  He has previously competed on regional cards throughout the Northeast.  Bond represents Ascension Athletics based in Bristol, CT.

“I don’t really know anything about Brandon,” said Bond, “but he seems like someone who trains fighting for sure so I’m always expecting a tough fight. I’m excited! It should be a good ol’ time for everyone!”

“NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” takes place on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine.  A professional boxing card will be presented first by Boston Boxing Promotions immediately followed by an MMA card by New England Fights.  Doors are scheduled to open at 4 pm with first fight taking place at 5 pm.  Tickets to “NEF 54” are available now at www.porttix.com.


 

August 14, 2023

πŸ“Ί CAGE TITANS FIGHT VIDEOS--πŸ“Ί Shane Mulligan vs Michael Colon | Travis Soulard vs Keven Goncalves

 


πŸ“° NEWS--πŸ“° WELTERWEIGHT TITLE WILL BE ON THE LINE AT NEF 54


[NEF PRESS RELEASE]

 Portland, Maine (August 8, 2023) – New England Fights and Boston Boxing Promotions present “NEF 54: A Fight at the Opera” on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.  A full pro boxing card will take place beginning at 5 pm immediately followed by a full MMA card.  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur MMA welterweight championship bout to the card.  David Burke (3-1) is scheduled to meet Devin Corson (4-1) for the vacant 170-pound strap.

The title was previously held by Kyle Hill (4-0) who vacated the belt on his decision to turn pro earlier this year.  As Hill’s teammate at Nostos MMA in Somersworth, New Hampshire, Burke will look to keep the title in the Nostos camp.  All three of Burke’s previous wins have come by way of first-round stoppage.  He is a perfect 2-0 in the NEF cage with victories over David McCarty (1-4) and Ryan Fredette (0-1) last year at “NEF 47” and “NEF 48” respectively. Burke trains under UFC veteran and former NEF Pro Lightweight Champion Devin Powell.

“I can’t wait to be back at home in the NEF cage,” noted Burke. “It’s been too long since I’ve been able to do what I do in front of the Maine fight fans. Get ready for a good one!”