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August 3, 2013

NEF 'Cagefighting In Biddeford' 8/3/2013 Review

We made the hike up to Maine and are anxiously awaiting for the fights to start.  For vendors I see Occupy the Cage, Kill Their Will and Suckerpunch Athletics.  Warchild found a nice spot to perch and take photos.  John Vena will be the announcer for the evening.  Kevin the Ref and Jimmy Bickford will be the refs for the evening.  The new NEF ring girl Bree is here and looking great.  Joe Pingitore, Ray Wood, Jesse Erickson, John Raio, Bill Jones and Rockstar Felix are in the house.  Service is very limited in the building so I will do my best at updating with the live play by play.  The national anthem was sung by John Raio's son.  Great job!!  The place is starting to fill up and the fights are about to start.

125 Maria Rios 3-0 (AMMA) vs Valerie Aspaas 4-0 (Victory MMA)

They clinch and exchange some knees.  They are both working their clinch game and getting in their knees.  They break and Maria eats a jab and gets in a jab of her own.  They clinch and are working some dirty boxing.  Valerie gets a takedown right at the end and wins the round in my eyes.

Valerie 10-9

Rd 2:  Maria gets the takedown and is on top but is caught in an armbar.  Maria fights it and gets out.  They are back to their feet swinging away.  Valerie works a single leg takedown and is working the guard.  She postures up and gets in some ground and pound as the round ends.

Valerie 10-9

Rd 3:  Maria comes out and gets a good combo in.  The crowd erupts.  They are clinching and then the break.  They are swinging away.  Maria goes for a takedown but is stuffed.  Valerie takes her back and is working on a rear naked choke.  Maria is hanging on and fighting back.

Valerie 10-9

Valerie Aspaas defeats Maria Rios via unanimous decision.

125 Dustin Veinott 0-0 (CMBJJ) vs Norman Fox 0-0 (MMA Athletix)

Norman gets the quick takedown and is working the guard.  Dustin has a body lock and Norman slams him down.  Norman postures up and lays down two brutal hammer fists that flash knocks out Dustin.  The ref stops the fight.

Norman Fox defeats Dustin Veinott via ko stoppage to strikes at 1:29 in Rd 1.

135 Trevor Hebert 1-1 (Frosty's First Class) vs Elias Leland 2-1 (AMMA)

They get in a few jabs and Elias gets the taekdown.  He passes to full mount and sinks in a slick arm triangle.

Elias Leland defeats Trevor Hebert via tapout to arm triangle at 35 in Rd 1.

140 Fred Lear 0-0 (Young's MMA) vs Joshua Tucker 0-0 (Independent)

They touch gloves and Josh catches Fred's leg.  Fred pushes him down and threatens with a guillotine.  Fred pulls his arm out and is now in half guard getting in some punches.  Fred gets bucked off and they scramble.  Fred is now in the guard of Josh.  Fred postures up and gets in two punches to the head.  Fred passes to full mount and is laying down some ground and pound.  Kevin is forced to stop the fight.

Fred Lear defeats Joshua Tucker via tko stoppage to strikes at 2:45 in Rd 1.

145 Nate Charles 1-4 (Balanced Ground) vs Matt Denning 1-2 (CMBJJ)

Nate starts us off with a leg kick.  Matt gets the double leg takedown and tries to pass to full mount.  Nate bucks him off and they are back to their feet.  Matt is working the clinch.  Nate reverses and then Matt reverses.  Matt gets the trip and the takedown but Nate is on top in guard now.  Nate postures up and backs off.  He calls for Nate to get up and Matt gets in a combo.

Matt 10-9

Rd 2:  They are going at it and swinging for the fences!  Nate is clinching Matt up against the cage. Matt sinks in a standing guillotine and eventually gets the tap.  Wow what a fight!!

Matt Denning defeats Nate Charles via tapout to guillotine at 1:24 in Rd 2.

205 John Gardner 0-0 (Frosty's First Class) vs Jeremy Stevens 0-0 (Sipayik Boxing)

John goes for a takedown and gets it.  He is working the side but Jeremy spins and gets back to his feet.  John is fighting for another single leg but Jeremy is doing a good job at defending and making him pay with body shots.  Jeremy is getting in some uppercuts.  John pulls guard and then gets the roll.  He is now on full mount and Jeremy bucks him off and is working the guard.

Jeremy 10-9 for damage...real close

Rd 2:  John goes for a takedown and they fall to the ground.  Jeremy takes his back and is getting in a few punches here and there.  John sits up and Jeremy sinks in the hooks and gets the ref stoppage to strikes.

Jeremy Stevens defeats John Gardner via tko stoppage to strikes at 1:29 in Rd 2.

265 Kevin Smith 1-1 (Young's MMA) vs Josh Parr 0-0 (Independent)

Kevin misses with a superman punch.  Kevin gets hit with a shot and he thinks he was poked in the eye.  He might have but ref didn't see it and the fight continues.  Kevin takes him down and tries for rear naked but Josh slips through the backdoor.  Josh goes for a takedown but is stuffed.  Kevin gets a guillotine and flips him over and puts the leg over.  He gets the tap.

Kevin Smith defeats Josh Parr via tapout to guillotine at 1:55 in rd 1.

145 Alex Clark 1-0 (CMBJJ) vs Mitch Dicenzo 0-0 (Frosty’s First Class)

Alex misses with a looping right.  Alex connects with a good leg kick that sends Mitch flying.  Alex gets the takedown and moves to the side.  He tries to pass to full mount but is moved back to half guard.  Alex finishes off on top with a few shots to the body as the round ends.

Alex 10-9

Rd 2:  Mitch gets in a good right hand.  Alex gets an outside leg kick.  Alex goes for a takedown and gets it.  Mitch is threatening with a kimura from the bottom but can't finish with it.  Alex gets in some shots to the head and passes to full mount.  He gets in about 5 hammerfists before the bell sounds.

Alex 10-9

Rd 3:  We start off with an accidental cupshot to Mitch.  He takes a minute and the fight resumes.  They come back swinging.  Alex goes for a takedown and gets it.  Alex is working the side but not much action is happening.  The crowd boos.  He moves to half guard and gets in a few punches as the round ends.

Alex 10-9

Alex Clark defeats Mitch Dicenzo via unanimous decision.

165 CJ Ewer 1-0 (Young's MMA) vs Steven Fontaine 0-0 (New England Combat)

CJ gets the hip toss takedown and is working the side.  He gets pushed back to half guard then to guard.  He is getting in some occasional punches here and there but for the most part not much action.

CJ 10-9

Rd 2:  CJ gets the takedown and is working the guard.  Steven tries to get up but CJ slams him back down.  CJ takes the back and gets the rear naked choke for the tap.

CJ Ewer defeats Steven Fontaine via tapout to rear naked choke at 2:18 in Rd 2.

145 Brandon Bushaw 6-2 (Fitness Edge) vs Derek Shorey 2-7 (The Shop)

Derek connects with a kick and tries for a takedown.  Brandon defends and takes the back.  He is working a rear naked choke and gets the tap.

Brandon Bushaw defeats Derek Shorey via tapout to rear naked choke at 50 seconds in Rd 1.

185 Crowsneck Boutin 3-3 (Choi's) vs Matt Bordonaro 4-2 (Victory MMA)

Matt hits with a kick.  Crow takes a kick and hits him with a jab.  Matt is fighting for a single leg takedown and gets it.   Matt gets a tight guillotine and Crow is forced to tap.

Matt Bordonaro defeats Crowsneck Boutin via tapout to guillotine at 1:35 in Rd 1.

150 Dominic Cofone 3-1 (Balanced Ground MMA) vs Kris Kramer 2-0 (Team Irish)

Dom connects with a right hand and Kris is rocked.  He finishes him off with some ground and pound and gets ref stoppage.  Wow!

Dom Cofone defeats Kris Kramer via tko stoppage to strikes at 11 seconds to rd 1.  Wow!!

185 Buck Pineau 6-2 (Choi's) vs Isiah Queen 2-1 (Team Anubis)

Isiah gets the quick slam for the takedown.  He is taking the back and trying for a rear naked choke.  He doesn't have the legs hooked and he falls off.  They scramble and Buck tries for a guillotine but Isiah slips out.  Isiah is now on top in guard.  Buck bucks him off and is trying for a takedown.  Buck is in pain and I am not sure if it is his shoulder or not.  The round ends.

Isiah 10-9

It appears it is Buck's knee or leg.  He wants to continue.

Rd 2:  Buck goes down with a body shot.  Isiah tries to finish with ground and pound.  Isiah is trying for a rare naked choke and he has a  body lock.  Buck twists and is now on top in guard.  Isiah has a hematoma on the top of his forehead.  Buck is threatening with a knee bar but Isiah fights it.  Buck is now on top working the side.  Buck gets in a knee to the body as the round ends.

Buck 10-9

Rd 3:  Isiah starts hammering shots to the head and they fall to the ground.  He moves right into full mount and takes the back.  Buck sweeps and is now working the side and firing knees to the body.  Buck now is on top and trying to finish with ground and pound.  Isiah is eating some big shots but hanging on til the bell sounds.  Holy !!!

Buck 10-9

Buck Pineau defeats Isiah Queen via unanimous decision!!  Fight of the year candidate right here!!!


Fight of the Night: No Question, Buck Pineau vs. Isiah Queen.  They gave it there all!
Submission of the Night: Elias Leland's slick arm triangle
KO/TKO of the Night: Dom Cofone's looping right hand!
Blunder of the Night:  Slight delay at the start of the show, rather that the night went smooth.

This show was a lot of fun.  There were submissions galore, a couple of knockouts and an unbelievable finish to the night.  Everyone was in awe at Buck Pineau and Isiah Queen.  There were at least 4 times when that fight could have been finished.  The judges did a fantastic job that evening with all fair stoppages in my opinion.  1000+ fans filled the arena and it was loud as hell during that fight.  The PA system is pretty bad in that arena.  I don't know about the crowd but with just a little bit of chatter, I couldn't hear John Vena and his times.  Thanks to Vena for letting me know the times.  Thanks to the entire NEF crew for the hospitality.  If you don't know our routine, all of our photos will be posted on our fanpage so please make sure you support us by "liking" our fanpage.  If you enjoyed our review please share it with your friends.  Until next time thank you allowing us to "get you closer the cage!"  I will close out the review with a pic of just one of the things you missed from NEF if you didn't attend, Bree the ring girl!