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July 19, 2019

AMMO 7 PREVIEW 7/20/2019

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Ammo will be returning in action this Saturday July 20th for their 7th show.  This will be in a different building than before as it is in the Young Building at the Big E in Springfield, MA.  The doors will be opening at 6pm and the first fight will start at 7pm.  There are a total of 13 mma fights with 2 of them being title fights.  Also on the night with be 5 professional fights.  There will also be 4 grappling matches before the mma portion.  Please follow along as I break down the fight card for you all.

GRAPPLING Matthew Rodrigues vs. Ronald Roman
GRAPPLING CeCecilia Verrilli vs. Kayla Batres
GRAPPLING Rene Rivera vs. Brendan Cullen
GRAPPLING Gianna Daniele vs. Ayanna Negron


MSAC MEETING JULY 18TH 2019


As always special thanks to Joe Leonard for filming these for everyone.

1. Roll Call
2. Approval of Minutes from June 24, 2019
3. Approval of Medical Advisory Board Minutes from May 15, 2019
4. Application for SEAK Judge and Referee – Joel Bekker
5. Application for Boxing Judge and SEAK Judge - Marcel Varela
6. Application for Mixed Martial Arts - Joseph Cavallaro
7. Southeast Asian Kickboxing
 Regulation Review
8. Matters not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance of meeting

July 18, 2019

MMA WEEKEND--UFC on ESPN 4: Dos Anjos vs. Edwards

UFC on ESPN 4

UFC on ESPN 4: Dos Anjos vs. Edwards


Saturday 07.20.2019 at 06:00 PM ET
U.S. Broadcast: ESPN

Rafael dos Anjos  vs.  Leon Edwards 170 lbs
Alexey Oleinik  vs.  Walt Harris 265 lbs
Greg Hardy  vs.  Juan Adams 265 lbs
James Vick  vs.  Daniel Hooker 155 lbs
F. Trinaldo  vs.  A. Hernandez 155 lbs
Andrei Arlovski  vs.  Ben Rothwell 265 lbs
Alex Caceres  vs.  Steven Peterson 145 lbs
Raquel Pennington  vs.  Irene Aldana 135 lbs
Sam Alvey  vs.  Klidson Abreu 205 lbs
Roxanne Modafferi  vs.  Jennifer Maia 125 lbs
Ray Borg  vs.  Gabriel Silva 135 lbs
Mario Bautista  vs.  Jin Soo Son 135 lbs
Domingo Pilarte  vs.  Felipe Colares 135 lbs

TOM PAGLIARULO TO DEFEND FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST JIMMY JACKSON IN ORONO




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Orono, Maine (July 16, 2019) – New England Fights (NEF) will debut in Orono on September 7, 2019 at the Collins Center for the Arts with the promotion's next mixed-martial-arts event, "NEF 40: School of Hard Knocks."  Earlier today, NEF announced the addition of an amateur featherweight title fight to the card.  Tom "The Phenom" Pagliarulo (3-1) is scheduled to defend the 145-pound amateur championship against Jimmy Jackson (4-3).

 Tom Pagliarulo captured the amateur featherweight title this past spring at "NEF 38" with a unanimous decision victory over then-undefeated Zac Richard (3-2-1).  Pagliarulo's success in the cage comes as no surprise.  An accomplished athlete on the wrestling mats, Pagliarulo put together a record of 144-36 while competing for Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  Later, he wrestled for Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire prior to making the foray into mixed-martial-arts.  Pagliarulo currently trains at both Spero's MMA and Burgess MMA in New Hampshire.  The fight with Jackson will be his first defense of the title.

 “I'm looking forward to defending my strap against a very game opponent," said Pagliarulo. "My last fight a lot of people doubted me, and the odds were against me. On September 7th, I'm going to give them a reason to never doubt me again. I'm the champ, and I'm here to stay.”

 “Tom Pagliarulo is the NEF champion for a reason," stated NEF co-owner and matchmaker Matt Peterson.  "His wrestling is as slick as a whistle, and his conditioning never quits. He trains like a title holder should train. He travels to get with the best coaches he can find, he competes in wrestling and other sports when he’s not fighting in the cage—he designs his life around developing the skills to be the best. And when a man does that—he’s dangerous.”

July 17, 2019

Greg “Ribz” Rebello looking forward to making 1st CES MMA Heavyweight World Title defense


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[CES PRESS RELEASE]

N. PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (July 17, 2019) – CES MMA heavyweight World champion Greg “Ribz” Rebello is looking forward to his first title defense Friday night, July 26 at CES MMA 57, streaming on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, live from Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Rebello captured the CES MMA crown on February 2, 2018, when he defeated UFC veteran Travis Wiuff by way of a first-round knockout via punches.

The 37-year-old Rebello, fighting out of Cranston, RI, takes on first-time title challenger Kevin “The North Woods” Haley), of Rollinsford, New Hampshire, in a battle between friends.

“Defending my title for the first time means a lot to me,” Rebello said.  “I believe you’re not really a champion until you defend it.

“We’re buddies.  I know everything about Kevin, this isn’t personal, we both just love to fight.  He’s not bringing anything into the cage that I haven’t seen before.”

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