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July 17, 2013

Warrior Nation VI 7/19/2013 Teaser

Warrior Nation returns to the Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee Mass this Friday July 19th.  The card is set and has 8 fights total with 2 of them being pro.  Jesse Camp and the rest of Warrior Nation have done a fine job and from looking at the card, I can tell you this is going to be a good one.  Tickets are on sale by visiting here and clicking on the tickets link.  The Hu Ke Lau is a great venue to see the fights.  There isn't a bad seat in the house and no matter where you are you can be served drinks along with Polynesian food while watching the carnage in the cage.  Warrior Nation has promised to have Nick Blais, the magician in the house and before the event DJ Arianna will spin some tunes.  Maybe the magician will make Jesse Camp disappear?!?  We will find out this Friday.  Let me break down the fight card for you.

1. 145 lbs Joe Leonard (Team Ravenous 0-2) vs. Chris Walker (Kensho Ryu Kempo 0-0)

At 145lbs for the first fight of the evening my good friend Joe Leonard takes on Chris Walker.  Joe is from Team Ravenous out of Greenfield Mass and comes into this fight with an 0-2 record.  He is still hungry for his first taste of amateur victory.  He suffered two first round losses, one by armbar and the other tko stoppage to strikes.  His opponent Chris Walker will be making his amateur debut and trains with Kensho Ryu Kempo.  Joe has been training hard for this fight which I know personally and I know he will be ready for a battle.  Be ready WNXFA fans!

2. 135 lbs Nhel Theam (DCNU 0-1-1) vs. Steve Karr (Gracie Farmington Valley 0-0)

For the second bout of the evening Nhel Theam takes on Steve Karr at 135lbs.  Nhel is from DCNU and has an 0-1-1 record.  The no contest was from the accident eye poke which Warrior Nation fans will remember against Allen Edgecomb.  He then had the rematch and lost by a very close split decision back in November.  Steve is from Gracie Farmington Valley MMA and will be making his amateur debut.  I have seen Nhel before in battle and he is very well disciplined and no doubt will be ready for a war.  As for Steve Karr we don't know what to expect but I love the unknown.  Don't you??

3. 145 lbs Curtis Watkins (CT United BJJ 0-1) vs. Noel Medina (FAA Gardner 0-0)

Next up is Curtis Watkins against Noel Medina at 145lbs.  Curtis is from CT United BJJ and comes into this battle with an 0-1 record.  He lost to Zach Ordoyne at a previous Warrior Nation in the 3rd round by armbar.  I had him winning one of the rounds in that fight.  He will be ready for his first amateur win!  Noel trains with FAA Gardner and will be making his amateur debut.  FAA Gardner is a great school and I know that he will be more than prepared for a battle.  It is hard to predict this one but I think it is going to be a stand up battle.

4. 125 lbs Nick Mancinone (FAA Springfield 0-1) vs. Richard Santiago (Rivera Athletics 0-1)

Nick Mancinone takes on Richard Santiago at 125lbs for the fourth battle.  Nick is from Fighting Arts Academy in Springfield MA.  He comes into this bout with an 0-1 record.  He lost to Joe Martinez by guillotine back in 2011.  He hasn't fought in a while but he has been very active in the mma scene.  Juicebox will be ready!  Richard is from Rivera Athletics and also has an 0-1 record.  He fought for AFO back in February and lost a decision to Joshua Santana.  I believe that was at 135 and he is dropping to 125lbs now. I feel this is going to be another close battle and I am thinking decision.

5. 170 lbs Connor Barry (Independent 1-0) vs. John LaMontagne (Kavolski MMA 0-0)

For the fifth fight Connor Barry will meet John LaMontagne in the cage at 170lbs.  Connor is an independent fighter and has a 1-0 record.  He won his first fight against Nic Miragliullio by armbar.  He will be looking for his 2nd amateur victory.  John is from Kavolski MMA and will be making his amateur debut.  Connor has the one fight experience over John so we will have to wait and see if that plays a factor in this fight.

6. 145 lbs Mclynn Cadiente (CT United BJJ 0-1) vs. Sand Aijo (Rivera Athletics 0-0)

Then they have Mclynn Cadiente against Sand Aijo at 145lbs.  Mclynn is from CT United BJJ and has an 0-1 record.  His first fight he fought Bombsquad's Anthony Jerome and he lost via unanimous decision.  Sand is from Rivera Athletics and will be making his amateur debut.  I think this one is going to be a ground battle.

7. 135 lbs Josh Lange (Bombsquad MMA 2-1) vs. Johnny Lopez (Underdog BJJ 1-2)

For the first of two pro fights of the evening Josh Lange takes on Johnny Lopez at 135lbs.  Josh is from Bombsquad and comes into this fight with a 2-1 record.  He has a decision and a submission victory so far in his pro career.  He lost to Dinis Paiva via unanimous decision at a previous CES.  His opponent Johnny Lopez is from Underdog BJJ and has a 1-2 record.  He started his pro career with back to back losses, one to Terin Swanson via submission and the other to Jeff Haddad via tko stoppage to strikes.  His last fight he got his first pro victory against John Marcheterre at the last Reality in June.  This fight is pretty dead even on paper and I think it is going to be a great one.  It will definitely be a ground battle and could definitely be a contender for fight of the night.

8. 155 lbs Addison O’Neil (DCNU Pro Debut) vs. Taylor Trahan (Team Link NH 2-0)

For the last pro fight and the last fight of the evening Addison O'Neil takes on Taylor Trahan at 155lbs.  Addison is from DCNU and will be making his pro debut.  He had a stellar amateur career and Warrior Nation fans will remember his brutal knockout in just 13 seconds over Richard Hunter.  Taylor is from Team Link NH and comes into this fight with a 2-0 record.  In his two wins he won them by decision with one of them being by split.  He has had a ton of amateur fights and being from Team Link he will be ready for the fight wherever it may go.  Both fighters generally finish their opponents so I don't see this one going to a decision.  One fighter will be getting their first pro loss by the end of the Friday Night.

Well there you have the full preview of the Warrior Nation VI.  Warrior Nation always does a fantastic job at putting on a great show for the fans and this one should be no different.  Warchild will be there taking photos for us and I will be there doing the live play by play.  I would like to thank Jesse Camp and the rest of Warrior Nation for keeping us in the loop and sending us the fight card.  It has been a while since the last Warrior Nation and I am pumped.  In fact it has been way too long!  See you all there.